Organic Dispersants Market Size & Share, by Product Type (Oligomer, Polymer); Application (Decorative, Can & Coil Coating, Detergents, Pulp & Paper, Industrial Maintenance, Furniture & Flooring, Marine Coating, Printing & Packaging); End-user (Construction, Automotive, Paper, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Apr 20, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2035

Organic Dispersants Market size is anticipated to surpass USD 10 billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period , i.e., 2023-2035. One of the most significant growth factors, driving the growth of this market is the increasing demand for organic dispersants in the real estate and construction industry. Day by day, the real estate and construction industry is rising in developing countries which is a further leading rise in this market.  As per data, China is planning to exceed its railway line by 80,000 km in the coming years.

Additionally, the increasing demand for organic dispersants in the automotive industry is widely driving the growth of this market. Organic dispersants are used in the automotive industry in various ways such as it is used in painting and coating the automobile, used as lubricating oil for engines, and many more applications are there. As per the International Organization for Vehicle Motor Manufacturers, commercial vehicle production has grown 31.4% at  5731162 units in 2020 as compared to 4360475 units in 2019.

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Organic Dispersants Market: Key insights

Base Year


Forecast Year

2023 - 2035



Base Year Market Size (2022)

~USD 5 billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~USD 10 billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Organic Dispersants Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • Extensive Use in Automotive Industry – Dispersants are added to lubricating oils in engines to prevent the buildup of sludge and varnish on cylinder walls, keeping them clean. This demand is anticipated to improve the organic dispersants’ market share. For instance, China’s domestic production of vehicles is expected to reach around 35 million by the year 2025. In 2020, it sold over 25 million vehicles.
  • Treatment of Oil Spills - In an oil spill, dispersants break down petroleum into smaller droplets and help to clear the oil from the water's surface. As per the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), approximately 10,000 tons of oil were spilled in 2021, far more than in 2020.
  • Increasing Use in Paper Industry - The growing demand for good quality, cost-effective paper in developing countries such as China and India are predicted to drive the market for organic dispersants. As per the latest studies, India alone manufactures more than 12 million tons of paper, contributing to around ~3% share of the world’s paper production.
  • Rising Use in Agriculture- Organic dispersants increase the efficiency of biocides and pesticides used in agriculture. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, around 4.2 million tons of pesticides were used worldwide in the year 2019.


  • Fluctuation in the Prices of Raw Materials –Starting from unexpectedly high energy prices to fluctuations in the prices of raw materials make it is tough for manufacturers to offer a quality product at a low price. As the prices of raw materials fluctuate it becomes a task for manufacturers to offer the product at a reasonable cost, they would also need to keep their margin and it might not be possible for the customer also to spend a high amount of money.
  • Stringent Government Regulations Imposed in Some Developed Countries
  • Slower Pace of Innovation in Developing Countries

Organic Dispersants Segmentation

End-user (Construction, Automotive, Paper, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical) 

The global organic dispersants market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply based on end-users into construction, automotive, paper, oil & gas, agriculture, pharmaceutical, and others. Amongst this automotive industry is anticipated to witness the highest market share in the forecast period. This can be attributed to organic dispersant being used to stabilize the paint and coating along with this it reduces the viscosity on the surface of the automobile. Additionally, the organic dispersant is also used as lubricating oil added to the engine which keeps it clean and prevents the buildup of sludge. As per the International Organization of Motor Vehicles Manufacturers (OICA), global vehicle production increased by 22 million in January-March 2021 as compared to 19 million in January-March 2020.

Product Type (Oligomer, Polymer)

The global organic dispersants market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply based on product type into oligomer and polymer organic dispersants. Out of these, the oligomer sub-segment is projected to grow at a significant mark during the forecast period. This can be attributed owing to its utility in many industries, such as the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

            Product Type

  • Oligomer
  • Polymer


  • Decorative
  • Can & Coil Coating
  •  Detergents
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Industrial Maintenance
  •  Furniture & Flooring
  •  Marine Coating
  • Printing & Packaging
  •  Others


  • Construction
  •  Automotive
  • Paper
  • Oil & Gas
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmaceutical
  •  Others

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Organic Dispersant Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Statistics

The market in the Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035. This can be attributed on the back of the growing demand for energy and automobiles in the region. The developing infrastructure owing to rapid urbanization and industrialization is expected to multiply the market share in the region. Around 31% of global construction companies are based in the APAC region. Additionally, rapid growth in the demand for automobiles in the Asia Pacific region is expected to drive the market in the forecast period. This is attributed to the fact that organic dispersant is widely used for painting and coating purposes in automobiles.

North American Market Forecast

Furthermore, the market in the North American region is anticipated to garner a significant share over the forecast period. This can be attributed owing to the growing investment in oil drilling activities. The organic dispersant lowers the ability to absorb oil from the ocean surface. It is sprayed on the surface to increase the range of sticky oil and break down it into small particles. As per the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, investment in oil sand projects and oil & gas production grew from USD 19 billion in 2019 to USD 21 billion in 2021.

Furthermore, the EPA's strict environmental regulations regarding the wetting agents used in the paint and coatings industry, along with a growing focus on energy efficiency in the construction industry, are expected to contribute to Europe's moderate growth over the forecast period.

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Companies Dominating the Organic Dispersants Landscape

    • Clariant Ltd.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Harmony Additive Pvt. Ltd.
    • Ferro Corporation
    • BASF SE
    • Arkema Group
    • Ashland Inc.
    • Evonik Industries AG
    • The Lubrizol Corporation
    • Dow Chemical Company
    • DCL Corporation


In The News

  • Clariant Ltd. has launched its new product Dispersogen Flex 100 which is the only choice for superior and sustainable pigment preparation. Waterborne pigment preparation with Dispersogen Flex 100 can be compatible with solvent-borne base paint systems.
  • BASF SE has recently launched a new high molecular weight dispersing agent: Dispex Ultra PX 4290, which features excellent performance in pigment stabilization, outstanding color strength, and brilliant viscosity reduction. It offers the benefit of higher pigment loading while maintaining exceptional flow characteristics.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 4196
  • Published Date: Apr 20, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Growing demand for organic dispersants in industries like construction, oil & gas, agriculture, and automotive, and their uses in the treatment of oil spills are some of the major factors anticipated to drive the growth of the organic dispersants market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 5% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

Fluctuations in the prices of raw materials strict government regulations in some developed countries, and a slower pace of innovation in developing countries are some of the factors estimated to hamper the market growth.

The market in Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Harmony Additive Pvt. Ltd., Ferro Corporation, BASF SE, Arkema Group, Ashland Inc., Evonik Industries AG, The Lubrizol Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, DCL Corporation, and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by application, product type, end-user, and by region.

The oligomer organic dispersants segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.
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