Demulsifier Market

Demulsifier Market

Demulsifier Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Type (Oil Soluble, Water Soluble), Formulation Type (Demulsifier Formulations, Surfactants Type), Application (Crude Oil, Lubricant Manufacturing), and By Geography

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Published: 2022 ID: SMRC21486

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2021)

US $2.26 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $3.41 BN

CAGR (2021 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

Middle East and Africa

Fastest Growing Market

North America

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Demulsifier Market is accounted for $2.26 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $3.41 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period. Demulsifiers, or emulsion breakers, are a class of specialty chemicals used to separate emulsions, for example, water in oil. They are commonly used in the processing of crude oil, which is typically produced along with significant quantities of saline water.

Market Dynamics:


Growing demand for crude oil

The increasing demand for crude oil worldwide is propelling the market towards growth. Continuous discoveries of new oil reserves and oil fields and the rising adaptation of the chemical products, which is intended to break the emulsion extracted during the exploration and then process them into petroleum products are also factors that drive the market.


Inadequate& high cost of raw materials 

An insufficient raw material for the production of the demulsifier is one of the factors restricting the market. Due to the pandemic, the demand and supply of raw materials decreased, which led to the high increases in prices, forming restraint on the market value.


Rapid industrialization across the world

The increase in the demand for lubricants from the increasing automotive industry in countries like India, China, etc., has created ample market opportunity. Rapid industrialization in numerous provinces and growing power plant industries to fulfill the energy requirement in the world is anticipated to form many new ways for the Market. The depletion of crude oil reserves has made companies and the demand for green emulsifiers as they are manufactured from environment-friendly chemicals are expected to create ample opportunity for the market.


Strict rules

The stringent rules by the government to limit the toxic chemicals for the environment are restraining the market from further growth. Traditionally used chemical demulsifiers are effective in performing W/O emulsions, but they are restricted by governments owing to the adverse effect they have on the environment. These chemicals are toxic and can severely cause damage to the environment during water disposal which results as threatening for market growth.

Oil soluble demulsifiers segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

Oil soluble demulsifiers are leading the market with highest market value during the forecast period, owing to its properties in extrication water in oil emulsion in crude oil,as the water is in the dispersed phase, while oil is in the continuous phase. Oil-soluble demulsifiers are the organic liquid formulations of surfactants and dispersants in water that are soluble in toluene, xylene, and aromatic solvents. These are used in crude oil for the demulsification of water-in-oil and oil-in-water emulsions.

The Petro Refineries segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Petro Refineries is one of the prominent segments contributing to the market growth. The high demand for petroleum products, such as kerosene, gasoline, diesel, and others, shall drive the segment’s growth. Demulsifiers are employed in lubricants to avoid corrosion and damage from impurities in the fuel. The increasing adoption of these chemicals in lubricant manufacturing shall aid growth. The increased consumption across industries and households has led to a rise in the petroleum refining process to meet the daily market needs.

Region with highest share:

The Middle East and Africa is projected to hold the highest market share.This can be attributed to the increasing crude oil production in diverse countries in this area that has produced significant demand for demulsifiers in the country. Besides, ongoing onshore and offshore oil drilling activities in numerous MEA economies would further escalate the demand for it, stimulating market growth. Crude oil is the major application of demulsifiers in this province. The rise in the number of exploration activities in the province is expected to drive the market.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR, owing to high growth of the oil & gas industry and increasing mining activities are expected to boost the market growth in the province. Additionally, the demand from petroleum refineries and crude oil processing stations is some of the major factors propelling the market growth in this region.

Key players in the market:

Some of the key players profiled in the Demulsifier Market include BASF SE Germany, The Momentive U.S., Schlumberger Limited U.S., Clariant Switzerland, The Dow Chemical CompanyU.S., Halliburton U.S., The Dow Chemical Company U.S., Akzo Nobel N.V. the Netherlands, Clariant Switzerland, Baker Hughes Incorporated U.S., Halliburton U.S., Croda International Plc U.K., Ecolab U.S., Nouryon.

Key developments:

In December 2021:Clariant Oil Services announced that it had presented thought-leading innovations at 2021 SPE International Oilfield Chemicals Conference. The presentations were featuring the latest research and developments in the fields of corrosion inhibition, anti-agglomerants, demulsifier formulations, and more.

In December 2021:Croda International Plc had announced that it has signed a definitive agreement (the transaction) to sell the majority of its Performance Technologies and Industrial Chemicals (PTIC) businesses (the divested business) to Cargill Velocity Holdings Limited for an enterprise value of €915m (approximately £778m) on a cash-free, debt-free basis.

In October2019: Nouryon has introduced a range of demulsifiers that provide oil producers with a more sustainable option to separate crude oil from natural gas and water. The Witbreak NEO range is inherently biodegradable in seawater and has a better cost-to-performance ratio compared to conventional demulsifiers currently available on the market.

Types Covered: 
• Oil Soluble
• Water Soluble 

Formulation Types Covered:
• Demulsifier Formulations  
• Surfactants Type 

Applications Covered:
• Crude Oil   
• Lubricant Manufacturing 
• Oil-Based Power Plants 
• Petro Refineries  
• Sludge Oil Treatment 
• Other Applications     

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan        
o China       
o India       
o Australia 
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific   
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025 and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary        
2 Preface     
 2.1 Abstract        
 2.2 Stake Holders       
 2.3 Research Scope       
 2.4 Research Methodology      
  2.4.1 Data Mining      
  2.4.2 Data Analysis      
  2.4.3 Data Validation      
  2.4.4 Research Approach      
 2.5 Research Sources        
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources     
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources     
  2.5.3 Assumptions      
3 Market Trend Analysis       
 3.1 Introduction       
 3.2 Drivers        
 3.3 Restraints       
 3.4 Opportunities       
 3.5 Threats        
 3.6 Application Analysis      
 3.7 Emerging Markets       
 3.8 Impact of Covid-19             
4 Porters Five Force Analysis       
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers      
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers      
 4.3 Threat of substitutes      
 4.4 Threat of new entrants      
 4.5 Competitive rivalry       
5 Global Demulsifier Market, By Type      
 5.1 Introduction       
 5.2 Oil Soluble        
 5.3 Water Soluble       
6 Global Demulsifier Market, By Formulation Type      
 6.1 Introduction       
 6.2 Demulsifier Formulations         
  6.2.1 Eo/Po Block Polymers      
  6.2.2 Oxyalkylated Phenolic Resins      
  6.2.3 Polyalkylene Glycols      
  6.2.4 Polyamines        
  6.2.5 Polymeric Elastomers      
  6.2.6 Polymerized Polyols      
  6.2.7 Polyols Esters        
  6.2.8 Resin Esters        
  6.2.9 Sulfonates        
 6.3 Surfactants Type          
  6.3.1 Amphoteric Demulsifiers      
  6.3.2 Anionic Demulsifiers      
  6.3.3 Cationic Demulsifiers      
  6.3.4 Nonionic Demulsifiers      
7 Global Demulsifier Market, By Application     
 7.1 Introduction       
 7.2 Crude Oil           
 7.3 Lubricant Manufacturing        
 7.4 Oil-Based Power Plants        
 7.5 Petro Refineries          
 7.6 Sludge Oil Treatment        
 7.7 Other Applications         
  7.7.1 Cotton Seed Oil      
  7.7.2 Dyes & Pigments      
  7.7.3 Pesticides      
  7.7.4 Pharmaceuticals      
8 Global Demulsifier Market, By Geography     
 8.1 Introduction       
 8.2 North America       
  8.2.1 US       
  8.2.2 Canada       
  8.2.3 Mexico       
 8.3 Europe        
  8.3.1 Germany       
  8.3.2 UK       
  8.3.3 Italy       
  8.3.4 France       
  8.3.5 Spain       
  8.3.6 Rest of Europe      
 8.4 Asia Pacific       
  8.4.1 Japan       
  8.4.2 China       
  8.4.3 India       
  8.4.4 Australia       
  8.4.5 New Zealand      
  8.4.6 South Korea      
  8.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific      
 8.5 South America       
  8.5.1 Argentina      
  8.5.2 Brazil       
  8.5.3 Chile       
  8.5.4 Rest of South America     
 8.6 Middle East & Africa      
  8.6.1 Saudi Arabia      
  8.6.2 UAE       
  8.6.3 Qatar       
  8.6.4 South Africa      
  8.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa     
9 Key Developments        
 9.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures   
 9.2 Acquisitions & Mergers      
 9.3 New Product Launch      
 9.4 Expansions       
 9.5 Other Key Strategies      
11 Company Profiling        
 11.1 BASF SE Germany       
 11.2 The Momentive U.S.      
 11.3 Schlumberger Limited U.S.      
 11.4 Clariant Switzerland      
 11.5 The Dow Chemical CompanyU.S.     
 11.6 Halliburton U.S.       
 11.7 The Dow Chemical Company U.S.     
 11.8 Akzo Nobel N.V. the Netherlands     
 11.9 Clariant Switzerland      
 11.10 Baker Hughes Incorporated U.S.     
 11.11 Halliburton U.S.       
 11.12 Croda International Plc U.K.      
 11.13 Ecolab U.S.       
 11.14 Nouryon        

List of Tables         
1 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) (US $MN)    
2 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) (US $MN)   
3 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Oil Soluble  (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
4 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Water Soluble (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
5 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Formulation Type  (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
6 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Demulsifier Formulations    (2020-2028) (US $MN) 
7 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Eo/Po Block Polymers  (2020-2028) (US $MN) 
8 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Oxyalkylated Phenolic Resins  (2020-2028) (US $MN) 
9 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Polyalkylene Glycols  (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
10 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Polyamines   (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
11 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Polymeric Elastomers  (2020-2028) (US $MN) 
12 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Polymerized Polyols  (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
13 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Polyols Esters   (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
14 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Resin Esters   (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
15 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Sulfonates   (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
16 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Surfactants Type    (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
17 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Amphoteric Demulsifiers  (2020-2028) (US $MN) 
18 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Anionic Demulsifiers  (2020-2028) (US $MN) 
19 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Cationic Demulsifiers  (2020-2028) (US $MN) 
20 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Nonionic Demulsifiers  (2020-2028) (US $MN) 
21 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
22 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Crude Oil     (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
23 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Lubricant Manufacturing   (2020-2028) (US $MN) 
24 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Oil-Based Power Plants   (2020-2028) (US $MN) 
25 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Petro Refineries    (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
26 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Sludge Oil Treatment   (2020-2028) (US $MN) 
27 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Other Applications    (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
28 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Cotton Seed Oil (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
29 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Dyes & Pigments (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
30 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Pesticides (2020-2028) (US $MN)   
31 Global Demulsifier Market Outlook, By Pharmaceuticals (2020-2028) (US $MN)  
Note- Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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