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Wax Market

Wax Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Application, by Type : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020-2030

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Author's: Snehal Vishnu Mohite | Eswara Prasad
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The global wax market was valued at $11.6 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach $16.7 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2021 to 2030. Wax is the member of organic compounds that is malleable and hydrophobic at ambient temperatures. It includes lipids and higher alkanes that are insoluble in water but are soluble in nonpolar, organic solvents.  Mineral, natural, and synthetic waxes are made from petroleum-based materials, including base oil and natural gas, as well as compounds like polyethylene, plants, and animals. Wax is used extensively in coating and printing compositions. Properties including mark and scratch resistance, rub resistance, and water repellency make it popular in paint, coating, and printing ink industries. It is used in variety of inks, including letterpress, lithographic, gravure, and flexographic. Other properties of wax in the coating and ink industry include in blockage, improvement in friction, anti-setting, and anti-sagging.

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The major factor driving the growth of the market is increase in demand for wax  from candle and packaging industries. . Growth in personal care industry in the Asia-Pacific ​is other factor driving the market growth. The demand for home decor items, including colored and scented candles fuel the market growth of wax. The use of candles shifted from a commodity that gives light to a luxury. Candles are now used as a decorative item and make a perfect gift. Thus, the trend among people to use candles of  their choice , including color and fragrance ,which lightens up the ambiance of the room increase the demand for wax.

Another trend in the industry is the use and demand for bio-based waxes. This demand is primarily due to the fact that consumers are concerned about the potential adverse health effects of chemical products. Therefore, there is a shift to organic or green products that are emerging in the wax market. Several manufacturers of cosmetics and care products develop bio-based products. For example, Burt's Bees (USA), in October 2017 ,launched beeswax-based balms and other cosmetics and, in 2020, sold one balm per second across the globe. On the other hand, fluctuations in commodity prices and environmental problems hinder market growth.

Segments Overview

The wax market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. By type, the market is segregated into paraffin/mineral wax, synthetic wax, natural wax, and others. On the basis of application, it is fragmented into candles, packaging, emulsions, hot melts, floor polishes, and others. Region-wise, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Competitive landscape

The key players profiled in the wax market report include Akzo Nobel N.V., Baker Hugher Company, BASF SE, Cepsa, China National Petroleum Corporation, Evonik Industries AG, Exxon Mobil Corporation, HollyFrontier Sinclair Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., The International Group Inc.

The global wax market report provides in-depth competitive analysis as well as profiles of these major players.

Wax Market by Type

By type, the paraffin/mineral wax segment accounted for around 70.0% of the wax market share in 2020. In packaging industry paraffin wax is used for coating the packaged material. In cosmetics, paraffin wax is used as an additive. Moreover, paraffin wax is used in electrical insulation and in the lubrication industry.

Wax Market by Application

On the basis of application, the candles segment accounted for around 60.2% of the global wax market share in 2020. An increasing number of distribution channels, including décor and mass merchandise stores and e-commerce platforms aided in propelling candle demand across the globe. The packaging application segment accounted for the second-largest revenue share in 2021.

Wax Market by Region

Region-wise, the Asia-pacific segment accounted for around 31.1% of the global wax market share in 2020.  The market growth is anticipated, owing to low labor, raw material, and operational costs. The rise in utilization of cosmetic products, including creams, lotions, sunscreens, and makeup among the youth of Japan, India, Indonesia, Korea, and China is expected to boost market growth.

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Wax Market

  • The outbreak of COVID-19 led to partial or complete shutdown of production facilities that do not come under essential goods, owing to prolonged lockdown in major countries, including the U.S., China, Japan, India, and Germany. It led to either closure or suspension of their production activities in most of the industrial units across the globe.
  • COVID-19 pandemic stagnated production activities in various areas such as packaging, cosmetics, chemicals, and candle making. Supply chain disruptions disrupted the supply of raw materials to these industries. As a result, the demand for wax from these industries that depended on wax for production declined. In addition, the decline in demand for cosmetics, candles, and consumer goods reduced the demand for waxes across the globe.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the wax market analysis from 2020 to 2030 to identify the prevailing the market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the wax market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global wax market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Wax Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Application
  • Candles
  • Packaging
  • Emulsions
  • Hot Melts
  • Floor Polishes
  • Others
By Type
  • Paraffin/Mineral Wax
  • Synthetic Wax
  • Natural Wax
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Italy, Germany, Spain, U.K., Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players

Exxon Mobil Corporation, Evonik Industries AG, china national petroleum corporation, Akzo Nobel N.V., Honeywell International Inc., The International Group Inc., Cepsa, BASF SE, HollyFrontier Sinclair Corporation, Baker Hughes Company

Analyst Review

Wax is hydrocarbon lipid that melts at temperatures above 40°C, resulting in a viscous liquid. Wax is mostly utilized in manufacturing industry, particularly for coatings. In addition, wax is widely utilized as a basic material for processing and as an additive. Wax is widely used in the manufacturing of metal items as a corrosion inhibitor. As the popularity of candles grows, so does the use of wax by companies that make a range of candles in various sizes, colors, and shapes. The increase in use of wax in many industries, including medicines, textiles, paints, coatings, and  packaging is due to its particular qualities such as malleability, hydrophobicity, and solubility in organic nonpolar solvents.

Author Name(s) : Snehal Vishnu Mohite | Eswara Prasad
Frequently Asked Questions?

The major factor driving the market studied is the increasing demand from the candle and packaging industries?. Growing personal care industry in the Asia-Pacific region? is the other factor driving the market studied.

The market players are adopting various growth strategies and also investing in R&D extensively to develop technically advanced unique products which are expected to drive the market size.

Asia-Pacific region will provide more business opportunities for wax market in coming years

Akzo Nobel N.V, Baker Hughes Company, BASF SE, Cepsa, China National Petroleum Corporation, Evonik Industries AG, Exxon Mobil Corporation, HollyFrontier Sinclair Corporation, Honeywell International Inc. are the top players in wax market.

By type segment holds the maximum share of the wax market

Candles, packaging, emulsions, hot melts, floor polishes, plastics & rubber, and pharmaceuticals application are the potential customers of wax industry

Increase in usage of waxes in the packaging industry significantly drives the growth of global wax market, as paraffin waxes used for packaging offer resistance towards heat. Moreover, rise in use of wax as a base ingredient in cosmetic products boosts the market growth.

The demand for the product is anticipated to be driven by the growing demand in various industries because of its superior properties such as high gloss, good water repellency, and outstanding chemical resistance. The market is highly competitive in nature owing to the major involvement of multinationals in constant capacity expansion and product diversification and innovation.

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Wax Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020-2030