Increasing Usage of Paper for Packaging to Drive Hydrogen Peroxide Market
The growing use of hydrogen peroxide in the paper industry for deinking and bleaching of recycled paper will act as a long-term growth driver for the global hydrogen peroxide market, says Transparency Market Research (TMR). The growing demand for paper in the developing countries as they opt for eco-friendly paper packaging as opposed to plastic packaging solutions is also anticipated to shoot up the demand for hydrogen peroxide in the coming years. This trend will remain pronounced in regions such as South America, Central America, and South Asia.
The opportunity in the global hydrogen peroxide market is thus expected to be worth US$6.04 bn by the end of 2023, rising from US$3.70 bn in 2014, as the market expands at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2015 to 2023.
The global hydrogen peroxide market will also receive an impetus from the increasing usage of hydrogen peroxide in the electronics industry, where it is being extensively employed for etching printed circuit boards. This chemical is also used for removing photoresists and clean silicon wafers. Thus, the growth of the electronics industry is expected to have a positive impact on the consumption of hydrogen peroxide during the forecast period. However, the biggest restraint faced by this market is the health hazards resulting from exposure to hydrogen peroxide. Prolonged and excessive exposure to the chemical can reportedly affect the eyes, gastrointestinal tract, and cause irritation to the skin. Hydrogen peroxide has also been termed as a carcinogenic element, which is the key restraining factor of this market.
Asia Pacific Hydrogen Peroxide Market to See Steady Rise in Demand from ASEAN Countries
Asia Pacific is the largest regional segment of the global hydrogen peroxide market as it is anticipated to acquire a share of 50% in terms of volume by the end of 2023. The burgeoning paper and pulp industry will be responsible for this exceptional growth rate in the coming years. The rise in the packaging industries and other end user industries in India, China, and other ASEAN countries will drive the demand for hydrogen peroxide in the region.
The report states that Brazil and South Africa will also show steady demand for hydrogen peroxide in the coming years as the former will be the largest producer of short-fiber pulp for the paper industry.
Paper and Pulp to Remain Crucial to Global Market
Paper and pulp was the leading end-use segment in 2014 and is expected to move ahead at a CAGR of 4.8% between 2015 and 2023. This will be a result of the extensive use of hydrogen peroxide to bleach mechanical, chemical, and recycled pulp to attain the desired grade of brightness and is required to make paper for tissues, boards, and magazine papers. The increasing environmental awareness about reducing plastic usage and wastage is also expected propel the use of paper in the flourishing packaging industry in the coming years.
Some of the key players operating in the global hydrogen peroxide market are Arkema S.A., Evonik Industries AG, Solvay S.A., Akzo Nobel N.V., Kemira Oyj, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., Aditya Birla Chemicals Limited, and Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd (GACL). The competitive landscape is consolidated and is expected to witness steady mergers and acquisitions as companies vie for better shares and revenues in the market.
This report analyzes and forecasts the market for hydrogen peroxide at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2015 to 2023. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global hydrogen peroxide market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for hydrogen peroxide during the forecast period. The report also highlights the opportunities in the hydrogen peroxide market at the global and regional level.
The report includes detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global hydrogen peroxide market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the hydrogen peroxide market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.
The study provides a decisive view of the global hydrogen peroxide market by segmenting it in terms of end-users. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers demand for individual end-user segments in all the regions.
The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global hydrogen peroxide market. Key players profiled in the report include Arkema S.A., Evonik Industries AG, Solvay S.A., Akzo Nobel N.V., Kemira Oyj, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., PeroxyChem LLC, Aditya Birla Chemicals Limited, Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd (GACL), and Kingboard Chemical Holdings Ltd. Market players are profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments.
The report provides the estimated market size of hydrogen peroxide for 2015 and forecast for the next eight years. The global market size of hydrogen peroxide has been provided in terms of volume as well as revenue. Market volume has been defined in kilo tons, while market revenue is in US$ Mn. Market numbers are estimated based on key end-user segments of hydrogen peroxide. Market size and forecast for each major end-user has been provided in terms of global and regional markets.
In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.
Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, SEC filings, Plastemart magazine, TPE magazine, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases such as ICIS, Hoovers, oneSOURCE, Factiva, and Bloomberg, national government documents, statistical databases, trade journals, market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market.
Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews, and face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate the data and analysis. Primary interviews provide firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook, etc. These help validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.
The report segments the global hydrogen peroxide market as:
Hydrogen Peroxide Market - End-user Segment Analysis
- Paper & pulp
- Wastewater treatment
- Others (Including textile, electronics, etc.)
Hydrogen Peroxide Market - Regional Analysis
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA