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Organic Dispersants Market Analysis by Product Type (Oligomer, and Polymer); by Application (Decorative, Can & Coil Coatings, Detergents, Pulp & Paper, Industrial Maintenance, Furniture & Flooring, Marine Coatings, Printing & Packaging, and Others); and by End-user (Construction, Automotive, Paper, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical, and Others) – Global Supply & Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2022-2031

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  • July 12, 2022: BASF installed a state-of-the-art acrylic dispersions production line in Dahej, India, to provide for industries like coatings, construction, adhesives, and paper in South Asia.

  • June 30, 2022: Clariant Ltd. has launched Dispersogen Flex, a universal polymeric dispersing agent that can be used for all types of water-based and solvent-borne base paint systems.

Global Organic Dispersants Market Highlights Over 2022 - 2031

Organic Dispersants Market Size Share Forecast

The global organic dispersants market is estimated to garner a revenue of approximately USD 8 Billion by the end of 2031 by growing at a CAGR of ~5% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031.

Further, the market generated a revenue of USD 5 Billion in the year 2021. This growth is on the back of an upsurge in the use of organic dispersants in multiple industries such as construction, paper, petroleum, and automotive, to name a few. In the construction industry, dispersants are used as plasticizers to improve the elasticity of floorings and the flow of concrete mixtures. The growth in the global construction industry, which earned a revenue of over USD 11 trillion in the year 2020, is predicted to expand the market size. Dispersants are also used in the maintenance of equipment, and cleaning of tanks and water injection systems in oil wells. Such factors are anticipated to boost the market growth.

Organic Dispersants Market Overview 2031

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Organic dispersants are biodegradable additives that are widely used in paints and coatings to allow the dispersion of pigments during application.  In the year 2020, the global paint and coatings industry earned over USD 150 billion, as per the market analysis. Increasing demand for paints across many industries is anticipated to propel the global organic dispersants market growth over the forecast period.

Global Organic Dispersants Market: 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. 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 was 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 latest studies, India alone manufactures more than 12 million tons of paper, contributing to around ~3% share of the world’s paper production.

  • Growing Demand in Oil & Gas Production –Crude Oil production worldwide was around 4141 MT in the year 2020, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), and is expected to increase post-pandemic, driving the market growth of organic dispersants. 

  • Rising Use in Agriculture- Organic dispersants increase the efficiency of biocides 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
  • Stringent Government Regulations Imposed in Some Developed Countries
  • Slower Pace of Innovation in Developing Countries

The global organic dispersants market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply on the basis of product type into oligomer and polymer organic dispersants. Out of these, the oligomer sub-segment is projected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period, owing to its utility in many industries, such as, the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. As per the latest report, the global cosmetics industry earned over USD 370 billion. Growth of the cosmetic industry is expected to boost the market growth.

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Organic Dispersants Market Regional Growth

The chemical industry is a major component of the economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2020, for the U.S., the value added by chemical products as a percentage of GDP was around 1.9%. Additionally, according to the World Bank, the Chemical industry in the U.S. accounted for 16.43% of manufacturing value-added in 2018. With the growing demand from end-users, the market for chemical products is expected to grow in the future. According to UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the sales of chemicals are projected to almost double from 2017 to 2030. In the current scenario, Asia Pacific is the largest chemical producing and consuming region. China has the world’s largest chemical industry, which accounted for annual sales of approximately more than USD 1.5 trillion, or about more than one-third of global sales, in recent years. Additionally, a vast consumer base and favorable government policies have boosted investment in China’s chemical industry. The easy availability of low-cost raw materials & labor, as well as government subsidies and relaxed environmental norms, have served as a production base for key vendors globally. On the other hand, according to the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), the chemical industry in India was valued at 163 billion in 2019 and it contributed 3.4% to the global chemical industry. It ranks 6th in global chemical production. This statistic shows the lucrative opportunity for investment in businesses in Asia Pacific countries in the upcoming years.

Global Organic Dispersants Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global organic dispersants market is studied into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. Amongst these markets, the market in the Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2031 on the back of growing demand for energy and automobiles in the region. The developing infrastructure due to rapid urbanization and industrialization is expected to multiply the market share in the region. For instance, the value of the construction industry in India is estimated to reach to about USD 1.4 trillion by 2025. On the other hand, the market in the North America region is anticipated to garner a significant share over the forecast period, owing to the growing investment in oil drilling activities.

Organic Dispersants Market Share 2031

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The global organic dispersants market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe), Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

Market Segmentation

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

By Product Type

  • Oligomer
  • Polymer

By Application

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

By End-user

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

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Organic Dispersants Market

  • 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
  • Arkema Group
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • DCL Corporation


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