Textile Chemicals Market: Snapshot 

In the process of textile manufacturing, textile chemicals hold a key importance in each processing level, right from pre-treatment to textile finishing process. Textile chemicals optimize and enhance the process of the textile manufacturing for final particular texture, function, and appearance. 

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According to the recent report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global textile chemicals market is likely to expand at a steady CAGR of 3.7% within the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. The textile chemical s market is estimated to be around worth of US$ 31,860 Mn by the end of 2026. The textile chemicals are used in pretreatment, spinning, finishing, dyeing, and several other textile procedures. 

The manufacturing of apparels and textiles majorly drives rising demand regarding textile chemicals. It is as well fueled by the surging demand for textiles and apparels as end products. Textile manufacturers are getting inclined towards changing their manufacturing services from developed nations for example, Japan, the U.S., and the ones in Europe to developing nations, for example, China and India along with the ones in Southeast Asia. Abundance of raw materials and cheap labors in regions like Asia Pacific are among the significant factors behind the growth of textile chemicals market, globally. The rise in development of apparel consumption is foreseen to expand greater in developing nations as compared to those in developed ones. This is attributed to rise in the disposable income of individuals in the developing nations. This is estimated to boost the global textile chemicals market in the forthcoming years. 

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Regionally, Asia Pacific contributes as major shares of the global textile chemicals market as per the consumption in the region. Asia Pacific is a key textile manufacturer across the globe. India and China held around over 70% share of the Asia Pacific textile chemicals market. Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Indonesia are among the key nations in the textile chemicals market, since these are the key exporters of the items within the period of 2016 to 2017. 

In the global textile chemicals market, the main three players in the global textile chemicals market held around 30% of market share back in 2017. Major players in the global textile chemicals market are Covestro AG, Archroma, Lonsen Inc., OMNOVA Solutions Ins., Huntsman Corporation, Tata Chemicals Ltd., DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd, Fibro Chem LLC, and Solvay S.A. Archroma. These firms that accounted for maximum share of the textile chemicals market in year 2017, along with Huntsman Corporation and Lonsen Inc.

Textile Chemicals Market: Overview

Textile chemicals are highly specialized chemicals incorporated in the long chemical and non-chemical processing of textiles. They are employed to impart specific properties such as water resistance, fire resistance, warp size, and others. They are utilized in processes such as scouring, bleaching, softening, dyeing, printing, finishing, and others.

Shifting of textile manufacturing facilities to developing regions and a large consumer base for textiles are driving the textile chemicals market. Home furnishing textiles is expected to be a key application of the textile chemicals market. Demand for textile chemicals for furniture is expected to be high throughout the forecast period. The apparel segment is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace in the near future, owing to the rise in per capita spending on apparel, particularly in the developing regions. However, stringent environmental regulations are projected to hamper the textile chemicals market in the next few years.

Asia Pacific dominated the global textile chemicals market in 2017, and the market in the region is expected to expand significantly during the forecast period. Asia Pacific was followed by Europe in terms of revenue and volume of the textile chemicals market in 2017. However, the market in Europe is anticipated to expand at a sluggish pace during the forecast period. Demand for textile chemicals in North America and Middle East & Africa is expected to rise at a moderate pace in the near future.

This report analyzes and forecasts the textile chemicals market at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2018 to 2026, considering 2017 as the base year. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global textile chemicals market. It also covers the estimated impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand for textile chemicals during the forecast period. The report also highlights business opportunities for the textile chemicals market at the global and regional level.

The report includes detailed value chain analysis, providing a comprehensive view of the global textile chemicals market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the textile chemicals market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape of 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 textile chemicals market by segmenting it in terms of product  (coating & sizing chemicals, colorants & auxiliaries, finishing agents, surfactants, desizing agents, bleaching agents, yarn lubricants, and others) and application (home furnishing textiles, technical textiles, apparel, and industrial textile). These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes current and forecast demand for textile chemicals in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

The report provides the actual size of the textile chemicals market in 2017 and the estimated size of the market for 2018, along with forecast for the next eight years. The global market size has been provided in terms of volume and revenue. Volume has been defined in kilo tons, while revenue in US$ million. Market numbers have been estimated based on key products of textile chemicals. Market size and forecast for applications have been provided at global, regional, and country levels.

The report comprises profiles of major companies operating in the global textile chemicals market. Key players include Archroma, Lonsen Inc., Covestro AG, Huntsman Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, and Solvay S.A. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments.

Key Takeaways

  • The report provides regional and country level analysis in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2018 to 2026 (8 year forecast), by product type and applications
  • The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the textile chemicals market with respect to the regional production output and price trends of the product that subsequently impact the market outlook and forecast of global textile chemicals market between 2017 and 2026
  • The report analyzes various market drivers, restraints, current & future market trends and emerging applications
  • It includes value chain analysis, Porter’s Five analysis, and SWOT analysis in order to understand and analyze the textile chemicals market
  • The report also includes list of potential key customers of textile chemicals
  • It provides detailed competition landscape which covers key company profiles, market share analysis, product mapping of key manufacturers, and competition matrix

The global textile chemicals market has been segmented as follows:


  • Coating & Sizing Chemicals
    • Wetting Agents
    • Defoamers
    • Other Coating & Sizing Chemicals
  • Colorants & Auxiliaries
  • Finishing Agents
  • Surfactants
  • Desizing Agents
  • Bleaching Agents
  • Yarn Lubricants
  • Others


  • Home Furnishing Textiles
    • Carpets & Rugs
    • Furniture
    • Other Home Furnishing Textiles
  • Technical Textiles
    • Agrotech
    • Geotech
    • Meditech
    • Other Technical Textiles
  • Apparel
  • Industrial Textiles


  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Turkey
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Vietnam
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Mexico
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa