Global specialty chemicals market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period on account of growing use of these chemicals in various end use industries. Specialty chemicals or performance chemicals are generally used as ingredients in the production of consumer and industrial goods. The utilization of specialty chemical is also increasing in the automotive sector due to rapid digitalization and increasing integration of miniaturized electronics in automobiles, thereby further propelling the growth of global specialty chemicals market.

Global speciality chemicals market can be segmented based on function, type and regional analysis. Based on type, the market can be segmented into specialty mining chemicals, water treatment chemicals, adhesives, electronic chemicals, specialty paper chemicals, pesticides, rubber processing chemicals, advanced ceramic materials, plastic additives, construction chemicals, specialty oilfields chemicals, textile chemicals, food additives, specialty polymers and printing inks. On account of increasing urbanization due to surging population, there is growing demand for public infrastructure and housing projects which is driving the demand for construction chemicals. On the basis of application, the market can be segmented into biocides, surfactants, antioxidants, catalysts, specialty enzymes, separation membranes, specialty coatings, specialty pigments, and demulsifier. The demand for separation membranes is growing at a rapid pace on account of its growing use in applications like microfiltration, electrodialysis, reverse osmosis among others.

Regionally, global speciality chemicals market has been segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa. Among these regions, Asia-Pacific is the largest market for specialty chemicals, owing to rising adoption of new technologies, surging use of chemicals for crop protection and increase crop production. Furthermore, due to strict environmental mandates pertaining to the use of chemicals in Europe and North America, the manufacturers of specialty chemicals are moving their production sites to Asia-Pacific, thereby further bolstering the growth of the market.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020-2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast Global speciality chemicals market size.
  • To forecast Global speciality chemicals market based on type, function and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for Global speciality chemicals market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in Global speciality chemicals market.
  • To conduct pricing analysis for specialty chemicals market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players involved in the manufacturing of specialty chemicals.


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Some of the leading players in global specialty chemicals market are Albemarle Corporation, Ashland Inc., BASF SE, Lanxess Aktiengesellschaft, Clariant AG, Evonik Industries AG, Henkel AG & Co. KGAA, Solvay SA among others.

TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of leading manufacturers across the globe. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the product offerings, distribution channels and presence of all major players operating in global specialty chemicals market.

TechSci Research calculated global specialty chemicals market size using a top-down approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Specialty chemicals manufacturers and suppliers
  • Government and other regulatory bodies
  • Research institutes and organizations
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, global specialty chemicals market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, By Type:
    • Specialty Mining Chemicals
    • Water Treatment Chemicals
    • Adhesives
    • Electronic Chemicals
    • Specialty Paper Chemicals
    • Pesticides
    • Rubber Processing Chemicals
    • Advanced Ceramic Materials
    • Plastic Additives
    • Construction Chemicals
    • Specialty Oilfields Chemicals
    • Textile Chemicals
    • Food Additives
    • Specialty Polymers
    • Printing Inks
  • Market, By Function:
    • Biocides
    • Surfactants
    • Antioxidants
    • Catalysts
    • Specialty Enzymes
    • Separation Membranes
    • Specialty Coatings
    • Specialty Pigments
    • Demulsifier
  • Market, By Region:
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
      • Indonesia
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • France
      • Germany
      • Russia
    • North America
      • United States
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Iran

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in global specialty chemicals market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

Profit Margin Analysis

  • Profit margin analysis in case of direct and indirect sales channel.

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Voice of Customer

4.1.  Factors to be considered for product selection

4.2.  Factors influencing purchase decision

4.3.  Challenges/issues faced post purchase

4.4.  Unmet needs

5.    Global Specialty Chemicals Industry Overview

6.    Global Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size and Forecast

6.1.1.   By Value

6.1.2.   By Volume

6.2.  Market Share and Forecast

6.2.1.   By Type (Specialty Mining Chemicals, Water Treatment Chemicals, Adhesives, Electronic Chemicals, Specialty Paper Chemicals, Pesticides, Rubber Processing Chemicals, Advanced Ceramic Materials, Plastic Additives, Construction Chemicals, Specialty Oilfields Chemicals, Textile Chemicals, Food Additives, Specialty Polymers, Printing Inks)

6.2.2.   By Function (Biocides, Surfactants, Antioxidants, Catalysts, Specialty Enzymes, Separation Membranes, Specialty Coatings, Specialty Pigments, Demulsifier)

6.2.3.   By Company

6.2.4.   By Region

6.3.    Market Attractive Index

7.    Asia-Pacific Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

7.1.   Market Size and Forecast

7.1.1.   By Value

7.1.2.   By Volume

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.   By Type

7.2.2.   By Function

7.2.3.   By Country

7.3.  China Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

7.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

7.3.1.1.               By Value

7.3.1.2.               By Volume

7.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

7.3.2.1.                By Type

7.3.2.2.                By Function                                        

7.4.  Japan Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

7.4.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.4.1.1.               By Value

7.4.1.2.               By Volume

7.4.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.4.2.1.                By Type

7.4.2.2.                By Function

7.5.   India Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

7.5.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.5.1.1.               By Value

7.5.1.2.               By Volume

7.5.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.5.2.1.                By Type

7.5.2.2.                By Function

7.6.  South Korea Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

7.6.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.6.1.1.               By Value

7.6.1.2.               By Volume

7.6.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.6.2.1.                By Type

7.6.2.2.                By Function

7.7.  Australia Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

7.7.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.7.1.1.               By Value

7.7.1.2.               By Volume

7.7.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.7.2.1.                By Type

7.7.2.2.                By Function

7.8.  Indonesia Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

7.8.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.8.1.1.               By Value

7.8.1.2.               By Volume

7.8.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.8.2.1.                By Type

7.8.2.2.                By Function

8.    Europe Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

8.1.   Market Size and Forecast

8.1.1.   By Value and Volume

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.   By Type

8.2.2.   By Function

8.2.3.   By Country

8.3.   United Kingdom Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

8.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

8.3.1.1.               By Value

8.3.1.2.               By Volume

8.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

8.3.2.1.                By Type

8.3.2.2.                By Function                                        

8.4.  Italy Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

8.4.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.4.1.1.               By Value

8.4.1.2.               By Volume

8.4.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.4.2.1.                By Type

8.4.2.2.                By Function

8.5.  France Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

8.5.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.5.1.1.               By Value

8.5.1.2.               By Volume

8.5.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.5.2.1.                By Type

8.5.2.2.                By Function

8.6.  Germany Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

8.6.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.6.1.1.               By Value

8.6.1.2.               By Volume

8.6.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.6.2.1.                By Type

8.6.2.2.                By Function

8.7.   Russia Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

8.7.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.7.1.1.               By Value

8.7.1.2.               By Volume

8.7.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.7.2.1.                By Type

8.7.2.2.                By Function

9.    North America Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

9.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.1.1.   By Value

9.1.2.   By Volume

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.   By Type

9.2.2.   By Function

9.2.3.   By Country

9.3.   United States Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

9.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.3.1.1.               By Value

9.3.1.2.               By Volume

9.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.3.2.1.                By Type

9.3.2.2.                By Function

9.4.  Mexico Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

9.4.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.4.1.1.               By Value

9.4.1.2.               By Volume

9.4.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.4.2.1.                By Type

9.4.2.2.                By Function    

9.5.   Canada Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

9.5.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.5.1.1.               By Value

9.5.1.2.               By Volume

9.5.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.5.2.1.                By Type

9.5.2.2.                By Function

10.   South America Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

10.1.           Market Size and Forecast

10.1.1.                By Value

10.1.2.                By Volume

10.2.          Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.                By Type

10.2.2.                By Function

10.2.3.                By Country

10.3.            Brazil Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

10.3.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.3.1.1.            By Value

10.3.1.2.            By Volume

10.3.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.3.2.1.             By Type

10.3.2.2.             By Function

10.4.            Argentina Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

10.4.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.4.1.1.            By Value

10.4.1.2.            By Volume

10.4.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.4.2.1.             By Type

10.4.2.2.             By Function    

10.5.          Colombia Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

10.5.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.5.1.1.            By Value

10.5.1.2.            By Volume

10.5.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.5.2.1.             By Type

10.5.2.2.             By Function

11.  Middle East & Africa Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

11.1.           Market Size and Forecast

11.1.1.                By Value

11.1.2.                By Volume

11.2.          Market Share & Forecast

11.2.1.                By Type

11.2.2.                By Function

11.2.3.                By Country

11.3.           South Africa Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

11.3.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.3.1.1.            By Value

11.3.1.2.            By Volume

11.3.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.3.2.1.             By Type

11.3.2.2.             By Function

11.4.           Saudi Arabia Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

11.4.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.4.1.1.            By Value

11.4.1.2.            By Volume

11.4.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.4.2.1.             By Type

11.4.2.2.             By Function    

11.5.          UAE Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

11.5.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.5.1.1.            By Value

11.5.1.2.            By Volume

11.5.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.5.2.1.             By Type

11.5.2.2.             By Function

11.6.          Iran Specialty Chemicals Market Outlook

11.6.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.6.1.1.            By Value

11.6.1.2.            By Volume

11.6.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.6.2.1.             By Type

11.6.2.2.             By Function

12.   Market Dynamics

12.1.           Drivers

12.2.           Challenges

13.  Market Trends & Developments

14.  Pricing Analysis

15.  Competitive Landscape

15.1.          Competition Benchmarking

15.2.          Company Profiles (Leading companies)

15.2.1.                Albemarle Corporation

15.2.2.                Ashland Inc.

15.2.3.                BASF SE

15.2.4.                Lanxess Aktiengesellschaft

15.2.5.                Clariant AG

15.2.6.                Evonik Industries AG

15.2.7.                Henkel AG & Co. KGAA

15.2.8.                Solvay SA

16.   Strategic Recommendations


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