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Demulsifiers Market

Demulsifiers Market

Demulsifiers Market Analysis By Type (Oil Soluble, Water Soluble), By Application (Crude Oil, Petro Refineries, Lubricant Manufacturing, Oil-based Power Plants, Sludge Oil Treatment), By Region - Global Forecast 2022 to 2032

Demulsifiers Market

Demulsifiers Market Outlook (2022-2032)

Demulsifiers Market Value is projected to reach US$ 3.25 Bn by 2032-end, increasing at a CAGR of around 3.4% over the decade.

Global demand for demulsifiers increased year-on-year (YoY) at 1.7% in 2021 to reach a market valuation of US$ 2.28 Bn at the end of 2021.

Report Attributes


Demulsifiers Market Size (2021A)

US$ 2.28 Bn

Estimated Market Value (2022E)

US$ 2.33 Bn

Forecasted Market Value (2032F)

US$ 3.25 Bn

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

3.4% CAGR

North America Market Share (2021)


North America Growth Rate (2022-2032)

3.5% CAGR

U.S. Growth Rate (2022-2032)

3.6% CAGR

Market Share of Top 5 Companies


Key Companies Profiled

  • BASF S.E
  • AkzoNobel N.V.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Croda International
  • Baker Hughes Inc.
  • Clariant AG
  • Innospec
  • Schlumberger Limited.
  • BYK
  • Ecolab Inc
  • Nova Star LP
  • Nouryon
  • SI Group

The crude oil segment grew 1.9% to US$ 601.3 Mn, while oil-based power plant application was up 1.5% to reach US$ 323.7 Mn in 2021.

Consumption Analysis of Demulsifiers (2017-2021) Vs. Market Outlook (2022-2032)

As per Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, market value for demulsifiers from 2017 to 2021 increased at a CAGR of around 2.4%.

Crude oil application accounts for the largest market share. As economies grow, so does the demand for energy, especially for transporting goods and materials from manufacturers to consumers. Thus, to refine crude oil and lubricants, demulsification is necessary.

As high-quality reserves are drained, various oil retrieval operations are increasingly reliant on heavy crude oil reserves. Crude oil demulsification basically comes into play for better oil separation to recover as much oil as possible from these reserves. Breaking these emulsions aids in meeting higher production targets, adhering to commercial crude oil specifications, and results in cleaner water produced for discharge or reinjection.

Growth of the demulsifiers market projected to increase at a CAGR of around 3.4% over the decade.

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Which Processes Involved in Demulsification?

Step I: Flocculation

Demulsifiers work in two ways to break down emulsions. The primary is flocculation, which is the combination of scattered water particles. This process brings moisture or small particles close together.

However, this does not always imply that the small particle or droplets have separated from the oil. The interfacial films that connect the water and oil particles have yet to be destroyed. This first step is simply the coagulation of the particles.

Step II: Coalescence

The small particles or water droplets coalesce in the secondary step, which is called coalescence. The interfacial films that hold the water droplets and oil together in the emulsion deteriorate to the point of failure.

Small water droplets and particles then clump together to form heavier droplets, which easily settle to the reservoir's bottom due to sedimentation. However, if there is no way to remove the water sediments from the reservoir's bottom, oil producers use a process known as creaming to cause the water to float to the top.

Country-Wise Analysis

Why is Demand for Demulsifiers High in the U.S.?

“Ever-rising Demand for Petroleum Products & Lubricants”

The U.S. demulsifiers market has been growing at a significant pace, owing to increasing demand for crude oil and lubricants, along with better awareness of enhanced technology benefits, growing commercialization, rising demand for petroleum, and escalating sales of demulsifiers, which include oil soluble demulsifiers and water soluble demulsifiers.

An increase in demand for petroleum, lubricant, and diesel commodities has been observed over the past decade, especially in North America. Around 65% of American adults use vehicles as the mode of transportation, which require petroleum and diesel. Commercial usage of these commodities is growing at a fast pace, which has propelled the sales of crude oil and other lubricants.

In terms of revenue, the United States dominates the global demulsifiers market. By 2032, demand for demulsifiers is predicted to grow 2X. Crude oil sales are boosted by growing demand from the industrial sector in the United States.

The U.S. market is anticipated to remain a primary growth generator during the forecast period, expanding at a CAGR of 3.6% during the same time frame. Moreover, demulsifiers market size for lubricant manufactures under the umbrella of application is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 3.4% in North America.

Will Demulsifier Suppliers Gain Increased Profits in the European Market?

“Presence of Several Auto Giants in the European Regions”

Europe is one of the largest consumers of crude oil and also home to various automotive giants. Around 85 operational refineries are present in Europe that have a combined capacity of 14.5 million barrels per day. Most European countries depend upon Russian refineries, which require humongous amount demulsifiers to cater to this high demand.

Industries and manufacturing facilities in Europe, on the other hand, have been steadily growing even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, which, in turn, has boosted various markets to a great extent. Owing to this reason, demand for petroleum and lubricants is anticipated to grow at higher single-digit growth rate over the decade.

As a result, Europe is anticipated to remain a primary growth generator in the demulsifiers market during the forecast period of 2022-2032. The European demulsifiers market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 2.7% to reach US$ 794.5 Mn by 2032-end, with petro refineries anticipated to progress at a CAGR of 2.9% in the region.

Category-Wise Analysis

Which Application of Demulsifiers is Most Rewarding?

“Application of Demulsifiers in Crude Oil to Remain Most Prominent”

Crude oil will remain one of the prominent application categories in this market over the period. Crude oil prices are increasing due to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

Commercial purchases of vehicles are also rising to fulfil the rising demand for goods, and, as such, sales of lubricants are also growing rapidly. Owing to this reason, demand for petroleum and lubricants is anticipated to grow at a higher rate.

As a result, the demulsifiers market is developing due to the rising global automotive industry and industrial manufacturing. Demand for petro refineries and lubricant manufacturing is projected to touch US$ 251.7 Mn and US$ 186.6 Mn, respectively, over the forecast period, expanding at CAGRs of 3.7% and 3.4% during the same time frame.

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Competition Landscape

BASF S.E, AkzoNobel N.V., The Dow Chemical Company, Croda International, Baker Hughes Inc., Clariant AG, Innospec, Ecolab Inc, Nova Star LP, Nouryon, and SI Group are major manufacturers of demulsifiers.

  • For the year 2022, The Dow Chemical Company has planned new demulsifiers that help the demulsification process to reduce more water droplets or particles; Dow Chemical Company’s demulsifiers hold around 11% share in the North American market.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the overall strategies adopted by key players in the demulsifiers market, along with their detailed overviews of sales analysis by application, including SWOT analysis and sales generated from target demulsification applications of top demulsifier manufacturers positioned across geographies.

Key Segments of Demulsifiers Industry Research

  • Demulsifiers Market by Type :

    • Oil Soluble
    • Water Soluble
  • Demulsifiers Market by Application :

    • Crude Oil
    • Petro Refineries
    • Lubricant Manufacturing
    • Oil-based Power Plants
    • Sludge Oil Treatment
  • Demulsifiers Market by Region :

    • North America Demulsifiers Market
    • Latin America Demulsifiers Market
    • Europe Demulsifiers Market
    • APAC Demulsifiers Market
    • Middle East & Africa Demulsifiers Market

- FAQs -

Currently, the global demulsifiers market is pegged at US$ 2.33 Bn.
Demulsifier usage is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of around 3.4% during the period of 2022-2032.
Demulsifiers market size expanded at a CAGR of around 2.4% from 2017 to 2021.
Top demulsifier manufacturers are BASF S.E, AkzoNobel N.V., The Dow Chemical Company, Croda International, Baker Hughes Inc., Clariant AG, Innospec, Schlumberger Limited., BYK, Ecolab Inc, Nova Star LP, Nouryon, and SI Group
The U.S. is estimated to hold around 29.6% of the global demulsifiers market value by 2032.

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