Asia Pacific Dominance: A Close Look at the Regional Persulfates Market

The global persulfates market is witnessing a transformative phase, driven by a combination of factors such as industrial growth, technological advancements, and increasing applications across various industries. A recent industry report by MNM sheds light on the current state and future projections of the persulfates market, providing valuable insights for stakeholders and investors. The global persulfates market size was USD 730 million in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 861 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 3.4% between 2020 and 2025. APAC accounted for the largest share of the persulfates industry globally.

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Market Dynamics

The persulfates market is experiencing robust growth, primarily fueled by their widespread use as initiators for polymerization reactions in industries like plastics, coatings, and adhesives. According to the report, the rising demand for polymers and plastics in packaging, automotive, and construction sectors has significantly contributed to the escalating demand for persulfates. Additionally, advancements in water treatment processes have amplified the consumption of persulfates for their effective oxidative properties.

End-Use Industries

The report underscores the diversified applications of persulfates across a range of end-use industries. In the textile industry, persulfates find use in desizing, bleaching, and dyeing processes due to their strong oxidizing capabilities. Moreover, their role as a source of active oxygen has led to their adoption in the cosmetics and personal care industry for applications like hair bleaching and color removal. The electronics sector is also leveraging persulfates in etching processes, while the paper and pulp industry employs them as delignifying agents.

Asia Pacific Dominance: A Close Look at the Regional Persulfates Market

Regional Insights

Geographically, the persulfates market showcases distinct patterns. The Asia Pacific region dominates the market, attributed to the booming manufacturing sector, growing industrialization, and increasing urbanization in countries like China and India. These nations are witnessing a surge in construction activities and automotive production, driving the demand for persulfates. North America and Europe follow suit, primarily driven by the presence of established end-use industries and a focus on sustainable practices.

The persulfates market in the Asia Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2020 and 2025.

The persulfates industry in the Asia Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2020 and 2025, where China is the largest consumer. The growth in the demand for polymers from the packaging and construction industries and the rising consumption of cosmetics & personal care products are expected to drive the market for persulfates in APAC.

Technological Advancements

The persulfates market is not immune to technological advancements. The report highlights the emergence of improved persulfate compositions, enabling more efficient polymerization reactions. These advancements are poised to enhance product performance and expand their scope of applications. Moreover, manufacturers are investing in research and development activities to develop eco-friendly alternatives that align with the growing emphasis on sustainability.

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Challenges and Opportunities

While the persulfates market presents promising growth prospects, it is not devoid of challenges. Stringent regulations and environmental concerns associated with the disposal of persulfate by-products pose hurdles for market expansion. However, these challenges also pave the way for opportunities in the form of developing greener production processes and exploring innovative applications, such as soil remediation and groundwater treatment.

Key Players Analysis

The leading players in the persulfates market include PeroxyChem (US), United Initiators (Germany), Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company (Japan), Ak-Kim –Kimya (Turkey), Adeka Corporation (Japan), and Fujian Zhanhua Chemical Company (China). These market players account for a large share of the market.

PeroxyChem is a global producer of specialty chemicals, focusing on peroxygen chemistry and its related technologies. It is also the only manufacturer of persulfate in North America. Evonik Industries completed its acquisition for USD 640 million in February 2020. PeroxyChem’s three principal chemistries include hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, and persulfates. The company is also one of the largest global manufacturers. PeroxyChem has launched its new product in the Klozur Series– Klozur One, an activated sodium persulfate. This has enhanced the product portfolio of the company and is expected to be advantageous for use in in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), which is used for soil remediation.

Future Outlook

The persulfates market is on a trajectory of steady growth, driven by the convergence of various trends. As industries continue to evolve and emphasize sustainable practices, the demand for persulfates is expected to remain strong. Technological innovations and ongoing research will likely unlock new applications and broaden their utility.


The persulfates market is witnessing a transformative phase, buoyed by factors like increasing industrialization, technological advancements, and diverse applications. The MNM report provides a comprehensive overview of the market dynamics, highlighting its current state and future growth prospects. As industries across the globe continue to rely on persulfates for their oxidizing properties and versatile applications, collaborations between manufacturers, policymakers, and environmentalists will play a pivotal role in shaping the market’s sustainable and prosperous future.