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Global Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market Report 2022 to 2027: Players Include Clariant, Crest Chemicals, Dow and DST-Chemicals –


DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Metal Cleaning Agents Market By Detergent (Aqueous, Solvent), Metal Type (Steel, Aluminum, Copper), Ingredient (Surfactants, Chelating Agent, Solvent), End Use Industry (Manufacturing, Automotive & Aerospace, Healthcare), & Region – Global Forecast to 2027” has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.coms to offer.

The global metal cleaning chemicals market will grow to $18.2 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 5.1% from $14.1 billion in 2022.

Aqueous was the largest purifier by value in 2021.

Aqueous solutions dominate the metal cleaning industry due to their low VOC content and low toxicity. The main aqueous metal cleaning chemicals are builders, surfactants, sequestering agents and inhibitors, emulsion cleaners and others. Surfactants are organic substances that lower the surface tension of liquids.

They are the main ingredients of aqueous metal cleaning chemicals. Surfactants are mainly used as detergents, wetting agents and emulsifiers.

There are two types of surfactants, ionic and non-ionic. Ionic surfactants can be further grouped into negatively charged anionic, positively charged cationic and amphoteric which have both negative and positive functions. It is common practice to mix surfactants to obtain the desired properties. This is expected to boost demand for water-based metal cleaners.

Automotive & Aerospace was the second largest end-use industry in 2021, in terms of value.

Aircraft should be cleaned regularly to prevent premature wear and extend the life of the product. The automotive sector requires cleaning and polishing during the manufacturing and assembly phases. Regular tire cleaning, body cleaning and window cleaning are also required in this industry.

The aerospace sector also requires cleaning in the production and assembly phase. Metal cleaning chemicals are also required in the regular cleaning of wheels and brakes, oxygen breathing systems, air conditioning components, cockpit and crew seats, hydraulic equipment and flight control systems in the aerospace industry.

Surfactants were the largest ingredient type by value in 2021.

Surfactants cause the cleaning solution to wet a surface faster so that the contaminants can be easily loosened and removed (usually using mechanical action).

Surfactants also emulsify oily soil and keep it dispersed and suspended so it doesn’t sink back to the surface. To perform their intended job effectively, many cleaning products contain two or more surfactants. The increasing demand for surfactants in various end-user industries is expected to drive the market demand.


Aluminum was the second largest metal by value in 2021.

After iron (steel), aluminum is the second most used metal worldwide. Aluminum has a unique combination of properties such as light weight, high strength, superior malleability, ease of machining, excellent corrosion resistance, and good thermal and electrical conductivity. It is also very easy to recycle. It is used in the manufacture of automobiles, electrical equipment, packaging materials, machinery and building structures. Aluminum is also ideal for beer and soda cans and foil because it can be melted down and reused or recycled.

North America was the second largest market for metal cleaning chemicals by value in 2021.

North America is the second largest market for metal cleaning chemicals. The market in the region is characterized by the increasing use of environmentally friendly metal cleaning chemicals due to stricter regulations and growing consumer awareness. Water-based metal cleaners are the most widely used metal cleaning chemicals in the region, replacing solvent-based chemicals that are unsafe for the environment due to their high VOC content.

Market dynamics


  • Growing auto and construction sector to boost the market

  • Increasing demand for water-based metal cleaning chemicals

  • Need for accurate metal cleaning Increasing demand for innovative solutions for metal cleaning

  • Rising demand for metals from end-use industries


  • Strict regulations for metal cleaning chemicals


  • Green and bio-based alternatives to traditional metal cleaning chemicals

  • Growing concern about industrial cleaning and maintenance and worker safety


  • Waste management in metal production facilities

Mentioned companies

  • Steel metal treatment

  • Apex Industrial Chemicals Limited


  • Chautauqua Chemical Company Inc.

  • Clariant Ag

  • Crest Chemical Inc.

  • Dow Inc.

  • DST chemicals

  • Eastman Chemical Company

  • Enviro Tech Inc.

  • Enviroserve Chemicals Inc.

  • Evonik Industries Ag

  • Hubbard Hall

  • Kyzen Corporation

  • Lincoln Chemistry

  • Nouryon

  • Nugeneration Technologies

  • Quaker Chemical Corporation

  • Solvay

  • Spartan Chemical Company Inc

  • Stepan company

  • Surtec

  • The Chemours Company

  • Zavenir Daubert

  • Zet Chemie GmbH

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