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Demulsifier Market Report


Demulsifier Market, by Type (water soluble and oil soluble), Application (crude oil processing, petroleum refining, oil based power plants, lubricant manufacturing, and sludge oil treatment), Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAMEA): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019–2026


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May 2020

The Demulsifier Market Analysis:

Demulsifiers, also called emulsion breakers, are a class of extraordinary synthetic compounds used to separate emulsions. They are highly utilized by petroleum industries to separate crude oil and water in the extracted resources. In addition, demulsifiers prevent the corrosion of metal pipes and other equipment. Also, the global leaders operating in this field are highly focusing on developing environmentally friendly demulsifiers in order to reduce environmental destruction. The demulsifier market has no direct substitute or alternate product in competition and all the key players of the demulsifier market are enjoying a big-time fortune. 

Massive growth in oil demand across the globe is a key driver for the growth of the demulsifier market 

The significant growth of the global demulsifier market is mainly attributed to the ongoing industrial revolution, extensive rise in the purchase of vehicles, setting up production and manufacturing houses, and enormous growth in energy generation plants. Besides, countries such as Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and UAE, rich in oil resources, are actively investing in demulsifiers, and this is anticipated to create a significant impact on the demulsifier market. Furthermore, the significant role of demulsifiers in the production of dyes, disinfectants, cleaners, and fertilizers is expected to raise the demand for demulsifiers in the global market, which will eventually boost the growth of the market.

Growing environment concerns regarding oil extraction process are negatively impacting the demulsifier market

Environmental conservation has become a top priority amongst developed as well as developing countries across the globe. Demulsifiers are known to deplete soil quality and also harm water bodies as they have negative impacts on the aquatic wildlife, which could potentially kill an animal when consumed. Thus, the strict governmental laws, treaties, and conventions formed in the interest of wildlife may create a major threat to the demulsifier market, during the forecast period.

Increasing Opportunities in the Green Demulsifier Market

Governments across the world are becoming more aware regarding the environmental hazards and threats caused by the oilfield chemicals, and this has created a need to develop an eco-friendly, less harmful demulsifier. The major market players such as Croda International Plc and British speciality chemical producer are highly investing in green demulsifiers. Moreover, green demulsifiers are proven to be a lucrative solution to environmental issues as they are made up of eco-friendly, green chemicals that are biodegradable in nature. Also, they are non-bioaccumulating and cause low aquatic toxicity, which means that they are much less harmful to wildlife and aquatic life. These key factors of green demulsifier may create huge opportunities in the gobal demulsifier market.  For further analysis the global demulsifier market has been segmented on the basis of type, application, and region.

Demulsifier Market, by Type:

The Oil Soluble Segment will be the Most Lucrative Till 2026

The oil soluble demulsifier will have fastest market growth and is expected to register a remarkable revenue in the global market, during the period of forecast. This is mainly due to the excellent capacity of oil soluble demulsifiers for separation of water from oil emulsion in crude oil.

Demulsifier Market, by Application:

Crude Oil Processing Segment Will Register a Significant Growth by the End of 2026

The crude oil processing segment will have significant market share and is expected to register a noteworthy revenue in the global market, during the analysis period. However, the petroleum refining segment will experience  rapid market growth and is projected to generate considerable revenue in the global market during the projected period. The increased consumption across industries and households has led to a rise in the petroleum refining process to meet the daily market needs. 

The Demulsifier Market, by Region:

Asia-Pacific Region Will have Exponential Growth in the Global Market

The Asia-pacific region is on a development path and is setting up more than ever industries in the region itself. Major oil industries are being set up in the region, who require demulsifier as the raw material for production or manufacturing related work. This has led to increased demand for demulsifiers on a daily basis, positively impacting the market, bringing in a good load of fortune. With rapid growth in industrial revolution along with technological advancement, the region is  now capable of setting up oil rigs and wells. The most dominant countries in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of demulsifier consumption are China, Japan, South Korea and India. Furthermore, the Asia-Pacific region is dependent mostly on non-renewable resources for energy generation and the majority of the daily consumption need is fulfilled using crude oil resources. With the rise in the number of oil rigs and wells in the region the demulsifier market is flourishing and as a result, has made key players attracted to invest in this region by setting up production units for demulsifiers.

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Key participants in the global Demulsifier Market:

Merger & acquisition and advanced product development are the frequent strategies followed by the market players

Key participants in the global Demulsifier Market


Some of the most significant demulsifier market players include Croda International Plc, Ecolab, BASF SE, Northstar DST, REDA Oilfield, Halliburton., Schlumberger Limited., Imperial Oilfield Chemicals Private Limited, Clariant, and Huntsman International LLC.

Demulsifier market players are emphasizing more on merger & acquisition and advanced product development. These are the frequent strategies followed by established organizations. For instance, in October 2019, Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, has introduced a range of demulsifiers that are more sustainable and have the ability to separate crude oil from the mixture of water and natural gases. Furthermore, to emphasize more on the competitor analysis of market players, the porter’s five force model is explained in the report.



  Historical Market Estimations


  Base Year for Market Estimation


  Forecast timeline for Market Projection


  Geographical Scope

  North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAMEA

  Segmentation by Type

  • water soluble
  • oil soluble

  Segmentation by Application

  • crude oil processing
  • petroleum refining
  • oil based power plants
  • lubricant manufacturing
  • sludge oil treatment

  Key Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Spain,

Russia, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia

  Key Companies Profiled

  • Croda International Plc
  • Ecolab
  • Northstar DST
  • REDA Oilfield
  • Halliburton.
  • Schlumberger Limited.
  • Imperial Oilfield Chemicals Private Limited
  • Clariant
  • Huntsman International LLC.

Source: Research Dive Analysis

Frequently Asked Questions

A. Croda International Plc, Ecolab, and BASF SE are the leading companies in the Demulsifier market.

A. The Asia-Pacific region possesses great investment opportunities for investors to witness the most promising growth in the future.

A. Technological advancements, product development, along with joint ventures are the key strategies opted by the operating companies in this market.

A. Northstar DST, REDA Oilfield are investing more in R&D practices.

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