Zinc Pyrithione Market Size & Share, by Emulsion Type (50%, 48%); Type (Industrial Powder, Cosmetic Powder, Cosmetic Emulsion); Application (Dandruff Shampoo, Coating & Painting, Cosmetic); Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Pharmacies, Online) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Mar 05, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Zinc Pyrithione Market size is anticipated to reach USD 144 Million by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 3% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of zinc pyrithione was USD 104 Million. There is an increasing demand for specialty ingredients that offer specific benefits, as consumers become more conscious of the ingredients in their personal care products. For instance, the worldwide industry for vegan cosmetics is 22% dominated by personal care products.  Personal care companies are also expanding their product lines to include more anti-dandruff and scalp treatments, as the incidence of dandruff and scalp disorders increases. In addition to hair care products, zinc pyrithione can also be used as an ingredient in skincare products, including shampoos, conditioners, scalp serums, and treatments.

In addition, zinc pyrithione has a broad range of applications due to its antimicrobial properties against fungi, bacteria, and algae; as it is used in soaps, cosmetics, paints, and textiles. In addition, it has a relatively low toxicity profile and is considered to be safe for topical application when used as directed, making it suitable for use in consumer products. Compared to other antibacterial agents, it provides a cost-effective solution for control of the growth of bacteria in different applications. Therefore, these properties are escalating the zinc pyrithione market growth.

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Zinc Pyrithione Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Consumer Demand for Ec0-friendly Solutions and Packaging - In line with the industry's commitment to environmental responsibility, the current trend in zinc pyrithione market share is based on sustainability. To meet increasing consumer demand for greener alternatives, major brands are becoming more and more environmentally friendly in their formulations and packaging. Manufacturers are looking to reduce their environmental footprint from biodegradable plastics ingredients to recyclable packaging. This trend is not only compatible with the global sustainability push but also caters to environmentally conscious consumers who are looking for effective hair care solutions that don't compromise on environment-friendliness. The market is witnessing a significant shift to sustainable practices as sustainability continues to shape consumers' choices.
  • Ease in Accessibility of Zinc Pyrithione with the Rise of E-Commerce Platforms – The availability of zinc pyrithione has significantly increased due to the growth of e-commerce platforms. The zinc pyrithione market  is also being stimulated by the ease of finding and purchasing products on the Internet, leading to a wider customer reach and increased revenues. E-commerce platforms make it simpler to acquire a greater variety of products, such as skin care products and shampoos with zinc pyrithione bases, which aren't always easily found in conventional brick-and-mortar stores.
  • Increased Prevalence of Scalp Issues – Products that can provide relief and effective management of these conditions are increasingly sought by consumers due to an increase in the number of people suffering from scalp problems such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and scalp psoriasis. For instance, in general, the prevalence of seborrheic dermatitis is considered to be approximately 3-5 % although this figure may vary depending on recognition and diagnosis rates. In addition, due to the demonstrated effectiveness of this formulation, dermatologists and health professionals often recommend it as a treatment for dandruff and other scalp conditions. In addition, some consumers are using this formulation not only to treat existing scalp problems but also to prevent future occurrences of dandruff and other conditions.  Therefore, this factor is accelerating the market growth.


  • Growing Competition from Alternatives - One of the main factors affecting the zinc pyrithione shampoo market is the increasingly saturated hair care industry. New products find it challenging to gain traction and capture market share as the market becomes more and more competitive. Natural therapies and other active substances such as coal tar, salicylic acid, and ketoconazole compete with zinc pyrithione-based solutions. Therefore, this factor is expected to hamper the growth of the zinc pyrithione market.
  • Safety Concerns with the use of Zinc Pyrithione may Limit its Growth
  • Increased Saturation with the Hair Care Industry May Impede Market Growth

Zinc Pyrithione Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year



~ 3%

Base Year Market Size (2023)

 ~ USD 104 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

 ~ USD 144 Million

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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Zinc Pyrithione Segmentation

Application (Dandruff Shampoo, Coating & Painting, Cosmetic)

The dandruff shampoo segment in the zinc pyrithione market is anticipated to hold the largest revenue share of 46% during the forecast period. A common scalp ailment that affects millions of individuals worldwide is dandruff. The demand for effective dandruff treatment solutions, including zinc pyrithione shampoos, is growing as the incidence of dandruff continues to increase due to factors such as stress, pollution, and unhealthy lifestyles. Additionally, customers are becoming more knowledgeable about the reasons and available treatments for dandruff due to the increased availability of information via social media and the Internet. In addition, producers are consistently enhancing and developing new dandruff shampoo formulas containing zinc pyrithione to adapt to changing consumer demands and tastes. For instance, Head & Shoulders, the leading anti-dandruff shampoo in the world, presents BARE, the brand's first anti-dandruff shampoo with nine ingredients that work effectively without compromising other ingredients.

Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Pharmacies, Online)

The supermarkets /hypermarkets segment in the zinc pyrithione market is poised to hold a share of 40% during the forecast period. Consumers are increasingly looking for quick and convenient solutions to their care needs as urbanization and busy lifestyles increase. In supermarkets, customers can physically compare the various brands, types, and ingredients. For large orders, these distributors offer benefits and discounts on their products. Grocery shopping is often quicker and simpler than buying at a small shop. US households spend about 155 USD per week on grocery shopping, as reported in a report from 2023. It's easier to find everything in the supermarkets, and there are often more checkpoints in supermarkets, which can shorten queues. In addition, the growth of this segment is supported by a growing number of new store openings. In the US, for instance, there are approximately 45 575 supermarkets.

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

     Emulsion Type

  • 50%
  • 48%


  • Industrial Powder
  • Cosmetic Powder
  • Cosmetic Emulsion


  • Dandruff Shampoo
  • Coating & Painting
  • Cosmetic

     Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Online

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Zinc Pyrithione Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

Zinc pyrithione market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow majorly with a share of 35% during the forecast period. India accounts for a sizable portion of the global consumption of personal care products, but China leads the personal care market in the Asia Pacific region. With 15.5 billion US dollars in revenue, China tops the list in the beauty and personal care industry. Due to the growing demand for the product from the Asia Pacific beauty and personal care industry, especially from South Korea, which is expected to grow throughout the forecast period, the market is growing even faster. Their growing concerns about dandruff and other scalp issues are the reason the zinc pyrithione market is growing in the region.

North American Market Statistics

North America zinc pyrithione market is anticipated to hold a revenue share of 28% by the end of 2036. In this region, consumers are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of using products containing ingredients such as zinc pyrithione to maintain their scalp health. Several established brands of personal care products, which offer zinc pyrithione-based shampoos, conditioners, and skin care products are also present in this region.

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Companies Dominating the Zinc Pyrithione Landscape

    • Symrise AG
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Sanitized AG
    • Lonza
    • Kolon Life Science
    • Chugoku Kogyo
    • Kumar Organic Products Limited
    • Tinci
    • Liyuan Chem
    • Regen Chem
    • Zhufeng Fine Chem


In The News

  • Symrise has unveiled Crinipan PO, their newest anti-dandruff active. This high-quality, pure component is effective and can be used in place of zinc pyrithione, which is banned in the EU. Symrise adds piroctone olamine to its line of products, promoting it as a well-known and reliable anti-dandruff component. To fight dandruff and give the user a scalp free of flakes, the active ingredient can be added to shampoos or other hair care products. As per Symrise, climbazole, zinc pyrithione, and piroctone olamine are among the best-known traditional anti-dandruff actives in the world.
  • For markets with strict biocide laws, Sanitized® BDC provides a welcome substitute for zinc pyrithione or a pure CMIT/MIT-based solution. The product has three active components: CMIT/MIT (chlormethylisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone), Bronopol (2-Bromo-2-nitro-1.3-propanediol), and DBNPA (2.2-Dibrom-2-cyanacetamide). These chemicals have diverse modes of action, which contribute to the product's maximum efficacy. As a result, Sanitized® BDC works well at low concentrations and can shorten manufacturing run times while streamlining procedures and improving product safety.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5808
  • Published Date: Mar 05, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Growing consumer demand for eco-friendly solutions and packaging, ease in accessibility of zinc pyrithione with the rise of e-commerce platforms, and increased prevalence of scalp issues are the major factors driving the growth of the zinc pyrithione market.

The market size of zinc pyrithione is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 3% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024 - 2036.

The major players in the market are Symrise AG, Sanitized AG, Lonza, Kolon Life Science, Chugoku Kogyo, Kumar Organic Products Limited, Tinci, Liyuan Chem, Regen Chem, Zhufeng Fine Chem, and others.

The dandruff shampoo segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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