Hexylene Glycol Market Size - By Grade (Pharmaceuticals, Industrial), Application (Solvent, Chemical Intermediate, Antifreeze, Other), By End Use (Construction, Drug, Paints & Coatings, Chemicals, Oil & gas, Leather& Textile Other) and By Region: Global Forecast, 2024 – 2033

  • 2024-01-02
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  • Chemicals & Materials

Market Overview

Hexylene Glycol Market Size is predicted to develop at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.32% from 2024 to 2033, when it is projected to reach USD 297.1 million, based on an average growth pattern. The market is estimated to reach a value of USD 203.13 million in 2024.


SOURCE: We Market Research

Hexylene Glycol, with molecular formula is C6H14O2, is a colorless, transparent liquid. It is a member of the glycol ether family and is frequently used in paints, coatings, and cleaning products, among other industrial applications, as a solvent, coupling agent, and coalescing agent. Because of its distinct chemical makeup, it has the capacity to dissolve a broad variety of materials and boost formulation performance by increasing solubility and stability. Because of its reputation for low volatility and mild odor, hexylene glycol is a desirable option in formulations that require low toxicity and little aroma.

The hexylene glycol market is propelled by multiple important aspects. The main factor driving demand is its adaptability as a coupling agent and solvent in several industries, including paints, coatings, cosmetics, and medicines. Its capacity to promote stability and solubility, among other aspects of product performance, increases its use. Its moderate odor and low volatility also make it a desirable option, particularly in formulations that call for low toxicity and little fragrance. Furthermore, because Hexylene Glycol conforms to these changing market trends, the growing emphasis on environmentally friendly solutions and the increased demand for sustainable chemical alternatives support the market's expansion.

Market Scope

Report Attributes


Market Size in 2024

USD 203.13 million

Market Forecast in 2033

USD 297.1 million

CAGR % 2024-2033


Base Year


Historic Data


Forecast Period


Report USP


Production, Consumption, company share, company heatmap, company production capacity, growth factors and more

Segments Covered

By Grade, by Application, By End use, and By Region

Key Growth Drivers

Increasing Demand in Paints and Coatings

Rising Demand in Personal Care Products

Shift towards Environmentally Friendly Products

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, APAC, South America and Middle East and Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Benelux; Nordic Countries; Russia; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Indonesia; Thailand; Mexico; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Egypt; South Africa; Nigeria


Hexylene Glycol Industry: Dynamics & Restrains

Market Drivers

Growing Awareness and Health Concerns- The hexylene glycol market is driven by consumers' growing health concerns and understanding of safer, environmentally friendly components used in personal care products. Hexylene Glycol, a popular solvent and viscosity agent in cosmetics because to its mildness and efficiency, is becoming more and more popular as people emphasize non-toxic formulations. Because of its low toxicity profile and biodegradability, it is becoming increasingly popular among producers who are looking for safer options. The market for hexylene glycol is growing as a result of this increased demand, which is a reflection of an industry move towards sustainable, health-conscious product development.

The increasing demand among diverse industries- Hexylene glycol is becoming more and more in demand from a variety of industries as a result of its numerous applications. It is widely used in the paint, coatings, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and other sectors as a solvent, coupling agent, and viscosity modifier. Efficiency in manufacturing and product development are industries' top priorities, and ethylene glycol plays a critical role in formulation stability and quality improvements. Hexylene glycol's market is anticipated to grow gradually because of its steady demand, ability to enhance performance attributes, and compatibility with a variety of substances.

Market Restrains

Rising competition among critical players- The market for hexylene glycol is constrained by the growing rivalry between major producers. Increased competition as businesses compete for market supremacy results in pressure on prices and the use of aggressive marketing techniques. Due to the intense competition, cost-cutting measures are frequently implemented, which affects profit margins and prevents large investments in R&D. Furthermore, there are fewer significant growth prospects due to market saturation caused by numerous suppliers fighting for market share. The competitive environment's focus on price competition over product innovation creates obstacles for long-term market growth, which limits the potential growth of the hexylene glycol industry.

Hexylene Glycol Segmentation

Market- By Grade Analysis

By Grade, the Hexylene Glycol Market is Categories into Pharmaceuticals, Industrial. The Industrial segment accounts for the largest share of around 72% in 2023.

The hexylene glycol market in the industrial sector is mainly driven by rising demand in products used in manufacturing processes, such as textiles, paints, and coatings. Industrial-grade hexylene glycol's dominance in the market is fueled by factors such as economic expansion, rising industrial operations, and advances in a range of industrial applications.

The following segments are part of an in-depth analysis of the global Hexylene Glycol Market:

Market Segments


By  Application

·         Solvent

·         Chemical Intermediate

·         Antifreeze

·         Other

By End use

·         Construction

·         Drug

·         Paints & Coatings

·         Chemicals

·         Oil & gas

·         Leather& Textile

·         Other


Hexylene Glycol Industry: Regional Analysis

Asia-Pacific Market Forecast

Asia-Pacific dominate the Hexylene Glycol Market with the highest revenue generating market with share of more than 46%. China's and India's booming consumer goods and construction industries drive demand for hexylene glycol in paints, coatings, and personal hygiene goods. Growing disposable incomes support market expansion even further.

North America Market Statistics

North America is the second-largest market for Hexylene Glycol. Hexylene glycol is in high demand in North America due to its widespread commercial use in paints, coatings, and cosmetics. Demand is driven by ongoing innovation and innovations that are environmentally sensitive. Market expansion is significantly impacted by growth in the building sector, especially in the US and Canada.

Europe Market Forecasts

Europe is expected to be the fastest-growing market for Hexylene Glycol during the forecast period. European environmental laws drive the market for more environmentally friendly chemical substitutes, which in turn supports environmentally friendly hexylene glycol products. A significant contribution comes from the booming personal care and cosmetics industry. In addition, a variety of industries like pharmaceuticals and the automobile sustain consistent demand.

Key Market Players

The Hexylene Glycol Market is dominated by a few large companies, such as

·         SOLVAY S.A.

·         Monument Chemicals, Inc.


·         LANXESS

·         Praasol Chemicals Ltd

·         DowDupont

·         Arkema Group

·         Solventis Ltd.

·         BASF SE

·         Lonza Group

Recent Developments:

·         2018, Denali Therapeutics and Lonza Pharma & Biotech announced their collaboration. The purpose of this collaboration was to create biologic medications in order to broaden its line of business within the healthcare industry.

·         2018, To diversify its operations, Arkema revealed that it is expanding into the chemical production industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the market size of Hexylene Glycol Market in 2024?

Hexylene Glycol Market was valued at USD 203.13 million in 2024.

What is the growth rate for the Hexylene Glycol Market?

Hexylene Glycol Market size will increase at approximate CAGR of 3.32% during the forecasted period.

Which are the top companies operating within the market?

Major companies operating within the Hexylene Glycol Market are SOLVAY S.A., Monument Chemicals, Inc., FINAR LIMITED, LANXESS, Praasol Chemicals Ltd, DowDupont, Arkema Group, Solventis Ltd., BASF SE, Lonza Group and Other.

Which region dominates the Hexylene Glycol Market?

Asia Pacific dominates the market with an active share of 46%.


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