Demulsifier Market Report Scope & Overview

The Demulsifier Market size was USD 2.4 billion in 2023 and is expected to Reach USD 3.31 billion by 2031 and grow at a CAGR of 4.15% over the forecast period of 2024-2031.

Demulsifiers, often known as emulsion breakers, are a type of specialty chemical used for separating emulsions. They are often utilized in the refining of crude oil, which usually results together with large amounts of saline water.

Demulsifier Market Revenue Analysis

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Demulsifiers are surface-active chemicals that operate to negate the action of emulsifying agents by flocculating oil droplets, dropping water droplets, and coalescing water droplets.

Demulsifiers are categorized into two types: oil-soluble and water-soluble. These are often employed in crude oil processing to remove substantial amounts of saline water prior to processing to prevent corrosion. Demulsifiers are used in crude oil process, lubricant production, refining of petroleum, oil-based power plants, and sludge oil treatment, among other applications.

The major application of demulsifiers is in the oil and gas industry and other sectors include Petroleum refining, Lubricants, Food and beverage industry, Cosmetics industry, Mining industry, and others.



  • Increasing use in the food & beverage and the mining industry

  • crude oil & gas production across the globe 

Demulsifiers are substances that are used to separate mixes of water and oil known as emulsions. Emulsions may develop in the oil and gas sector during the extraction, transportation, and refinement of crude oil. These emulsions may result in issues like lower production yields, corrosion, and equipment fouling. By dissolving the emulsions and enabling the separation of the oil and water, demulsifiers can aid in the prevention of these issues.


  • Restrict toxic chemicals used to manufacture demulsifier

One of the things impeding the expansion of the demulsifier industry is strict environmental restrictions. Chemicals called demulsifiers have the potential to harm the environment. They can destroy aquatic life and pollute bodies of water. Due to this, many governments have put restrictions on the usage of demulsifiers. The usage of demulsifiers by businesses is becoming more challenging and expensive due to these laws.


  • Rising applications in end-user sectors

  • Raising demand for bio-based demulsifier

A bio-based demulsifier is produced using renewable resources including sugar cane, vegetable oils, and animal fats. Compared to conventional chemical-based demulsifiers, bio-based demulsifiers are more environmentally friendly and biodegradable. As people become more conscious of the need to preserve the environment, there is an increasing demand for bio-based emulsifiers. Demulsifiers made from biological sources are a more environmentally friendly alternative.


  • High cost of demulsifier

  • Complex characteristics of emulsion

Since emulsions can take many different forms, demulsifier manufacturers struggle. They must severely invest in extensive research and development to appreciate the special properties of various emulsion systems and design demulsifier formulas that may successfully shatter them. Emulsion chemistry, fluid dynamics, and surface chemistry expertise are required to construct a demulsifier that can work in a variety of crude oil types and production environments.


The oil and gas industry is a major driver of the demulsifier market since this industry removes water from crude oil as part of the refining process. This raises the oil's worth and helps to improve its quality. One of the greatest producers of gas and oil is Russia. Additionally, it generated 10.5 million barrels of liquid petroleum products daily on average in 2020. Due to the scarcity of these energy sources in European nations, the invasion of Ukraine had an impact on the world's energy markets, notably those in Europe. The market for demulsifiers may be hampered by sanctions imposed on Russian exports.


Recession may increase the prices of Demulsifier. Crude oil prices on the international market soared when Russia invaded Ukraine, rising from about $76 per barrel at the beginning of January 2022 to more than $110 per barrel on March 4, 2022. Demulsifiers are widely used in the oil and gas industry, which can experience decreased demand during a recession. Demulsifier sales may suffer as a result of this. Demulsifier costs may rise during a recession. This is due to the possibility of rising production and raw material costs during a recession. Companies can reduce costs by cutting back on unnecessary expenses. This can include reducing the workforce, lowering production, or delaying new product launches.


by Type  

  • Oil Soluble

  • Water Soluble  

By Application

  • Petro Refineries

  • Sludge Oil Treatment

  • Crude Oil Processing

  • Lubricant Manufacturing

  • Oil-based Power Plants

  • Other


The Middle East and African area is likely to dominate the market, with the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, consuming the most. This region has a large number of crude oil reserves. The high petroleum and oil extraction activities in the region shall also substantially drive demand for products.

North America is expected to have strong prospects in upcoming years owing to rising oil & gas exploration activities coupled with the recent discovery of shale gas reserves in the U.S. The U.S. is the leading oil-producing country attributed to the presence of oil reserves.

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market on account of emerging crude oil processing and the proliferation of petroleum refineries in China and India. China holds almost a 5% share in terms of global oil production. Also, India has the largest petroleum refinery which requires a large demulsifier. This is expected to drive the market growth.

Europe has considerable growth due to the presence of an ample number of manufacturers namely Ecolab Inc, Clariant, BASF SE, and others. Moreover, the high demand from lubricant manufacturing companies shall positively impact the market growth.

Demulsifier Market By Region

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North America

  • US

  • Canada

  • Mexico


  • Eastern Europe

    • Poland

    • Romania

    • Hungary

    • Turkey

    • Rest of Eastern Europe

  • Western Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Netherlands

    • Switzerland

    • Austria

    • Rest of Western Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China

  • India

  • Japan

  • South Korea

  • Vietnam

  • Singapore

  • Australia

  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Middle East & Africa

  • Middle East

    • UAE

    • Egypt

    • Saudi Arabia

    • Qatar

    • Rest of Middle East

  • Africa

    • Nigeria

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil

  • Argentina

  • Colombia

  • Rest of Latin America


Clariant International Ltd., Baker Hughes Company, The Dow Chemical Company., Schlumberger Limited, Halliburton Company, Clariant AG, Ecolab Inc., BASF SE, Nova Star LP, Croda International, SI Group, and other key players are mentioned in the final report.

Clariant International Ltd-Company Financial Analysis

Company Landscape Analysis


Clariant Oil Services- In 2023 Clariant Oil Services created Phasetreat Wet to give the oil and gas industry better and longer-lasting demulsification solutions. It was created to address issues with current oil production technologies, particularly the requirement to meet stricter environmental regulations for oil and water separation.

Demulsifier Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2023  US$ 2.4 Billion
Market Size by 2031  US$ 3.31 Billion
CAGR   CAGR of 4.15% From 2024 to 2031
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period  2024-2031
Historical Data  2020-2022
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Type (Water Soluble and Oil Soluble)
• By Application (Petro Refineries, Sludge Oil Treatment, Crude Oil Processing, Lubricant Manufacturing, Oil-based Power Plants, and Other Applications)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (US, Canada, Mexico), Europe (Eastern Europe [Poland, Romania, Hungary, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe] Western Europe] Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Rest of Western Europe]), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific), Middle East & Africa (Middle East [UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Rest of Middle East], Africa [Nigeria, South Africa, Rest of Africa], Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Clariant International Ltd., Baker Hughes Company, The Dow Chemical Company., Schlumberger Limited, Halliburton Company, Clariant AG, Ecolab Inc., BASF SE, Nova Star LP, Croda International, SI Group
Key Drivers • Increasing use in the food & beverage and the mining industry
• crude oil & gas production across the globe
Market Opportunity • Rising applications in end-user sectors
• Raising demand for bio-based demulsifier


Frequently Asked Questions

Ans. The CAGR of the Demulsifier Market over the forecast period is 4.15%.

Ans. USD 2.4 billion is the projected value in 2023 for Demulsifier Market.

Ans. USD 3.31 billion is the projected Demulsifier Market size of the market by 2031.

Ans. Drivers are Increasing use in the food & beverage and the mining industry and crude oil & gas production across the globe 

Ans. Middle East & Africa is the fastest-growing region of the Demulsifier Market.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1 Market Definition
1.2 Scope
1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Drivers
3.2 Restraints
3.3 Opportunities
3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis
4.1 Impact of Ukraine- Russia War
4.2 Impact of Ongoing Recession
4.3. Introduction
4.3.1 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7. PEST Analysis

8. Demulsifier Market Segmentation, By Type
8.1 Oil Soluble
8.2 Water Soluble

9. Demulsifier Market Segmentation, By Application
9.1 Petro Refineries
9.2 Sludge Oil Treatment
9.3 Crude Oil Processing
9.4 Lubricant Manufacturing
9.5 Oil-based Power Plants
9.6 Other

10. Regional Analysis
10.1 Introduction
10.2 North America
10.2.1 North America Demulsifier Market by Country
10.2.2 North America Demulsifier Market by Type
10.2.3 North America Demulsifier Market by Application
10.2.4 USA USA Demulsifier Market by Type USA Demulsifier Market by Application
10.2.5 Canada Canada Demulsifier Market by Type Canada Demulsifier Market by Application
10.2.6 Mexico Mexico Demulsifier Market by Type Mexico Demulsifier Market by Application
10.3 Europe
10.3.1 Eastern Europe Eastern Europe Demulsifier Market by Country Eastern Europe Demulsifier Market by Type Eastern Europe Demulsifier Market by Application Poland Poland Demulsifier Market by Type Poland Demulsifier Market by Application Romania Romania Demulsifier Market by Type Romania Demulsifier Market by Application Hungary Hungary Demulsifier Market by Type Hungary Demulsifier Market by Application Turkey Turkey Demulsifier Market by Type Turkey Demulsifier Market by Application Rest of Eastern Europe Rest of Eastern Europe Demulsifier Market by Type Rest of Eastern Europe Demulsifier Market by Application
10.3.2 Western Europe Western Europe Demulsifier Market by Country Western Europe Demulsifier Market by Type Western Europe Demulsifier Market by Application Germany Germany Demulsifier Market by Type Germany Demulsifier Market by Application France France Demulsifier Market by Type France Demulsifier Market by Application UK UK Demulsifier Market by Type UK Demulsifier Market by Application Italy Italy Demulsifier Market by Type Italy Demulsifier Market by Application Spain Spain Demulsifier Market by Type Spain Demulsifier Market by Application Netherlands Netherlands Demulsifier Market by Type Netherlands Demulsifier Market by Application Switzerland Switzerland Demulsifier Market by Type Switzerland Demulsifier Market by Application Austria Austria Demulsifier Market by Type Austria Demulsifier Market by Application Rest of Western Europe Rest of Western Europe Demulsifier Market by Type Rest of Western Europe Demulsifier Market by Application
10.4 Asia-Pacific
10.4.1 Asia Pacific Demulsifier Market by Country
10.4.2 Asia Pacific Demulsifier Market by Type
10.4.3 Asia Pacific Demulsifier Market by Application
10.4.4 China China Demulsifier Market by Type China Demulsifier Market by Application
10.4.5 India India Demulsifier Market by Type India Demulsifier Market by Application
10.4.6 Japan Japan Demulsifier Market by Type Japan Demulsifier Market by Application
10.4.7 South Korea South Korea Demulsifier Market by Type South Korea Demulsifier Market by Application
10.4.8 Vietnam Vietnam Demulsifier Market by Type Vietnam Demulsifier Market by Application
10.4.9 Singapore Singapore Demulsifier Market by Type Singapore Demulsifier Market by Application
10.4.10 Australia Australia Demulsifier Market by Type Australia Demulsifier Market by Application
10.4.11 Rest of Asia-Pacific Rest of Asia-Pacific Demulsifier Market by Type Rest of Asia-Pacific Demulsifier Market by Application
10.5 Middle East & Africa
10.5.1 Middle East Middle East Demulsifier Market by Country Middle East Demulsifier Market by Type Middle East Demulsifier Market by Application UAE UAE Demulsifier Market by Type UAE Demulsifier Market by Application Egypt Egypt Demulsifier Market by Type Egypt Demulsifier Market by Application Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Demulsifier Market by Type Saudi Arabia Demulsifier Market by Application Qatar Qatar Demulsifier Market by Type Qatar Demulsifier Market by Application Rest of Middle East Rest of Middle East Demulsifier Market by Type Rest of Middle East Demulsifier Market by Application
10.5.2 Africa Africa Demulsifier Market by Country Africa Demulsifier Market by Type Africa Demulsifier Market by Application Nigeria Nigeria Demulsifier Market by Type Nigeria Demulsifier Market by Application South Africa South Africa Demulsifier Market by Type South Africa Demulsifier Market by Application Rest of Africa Rest of Africa Demulsifier Market by Type Rest of Africa Demulsifier Market by Application
10.6 Latin America
10.6.1 Latin America Demulsifier Market by Country
10.6.2 Latin America Demulsifier Market by Type
10.6.3 Latin America Demulsifier Market by Application
10.6.4 Brazil Brazil Demulsifier Market by Type Brazil Demulsifier Market by Application
10.6.5 Argentina Argentina Demulsifier Market by Type Argentina Demulsifier Market by Application
10.6.6 Colombia Colombia Demulsifier Market by Type Colombia Demulsifier Market by Application
10.6.7 Rest of Latin America Rest of Latin America Demulsifier Market by Type Rest of Latin America Demulsifier Market by Application

11 Company Profile
11.1 Halliburton Company
11.1.1 Company Overview
11.1.2 Financials
11.1.3 Product/Services Offered
11.1.4 SWOT Analysis
11.1.5 The SNS View
11.2 Schlumberger Limited
11.2.1 Company Overview
11.2.2 Financials
11.2.3 Product/Services Offered
11.2.4 SWOT Analysis
11.2.5 The SNS View
11.3 BASF SE (U.S.)
11.3.1 Company Overview
11.3.2 Financials
11.3.3 Product/Services Offered
11.3.4 SWOT Analysis
11.3.5 The SNS View
11.4 The Dow Chemical Company
11.4 Company Overview
11.4.2 Financials
11.4.3 Product/Services Offered
11.4.4 SWOT Analysis
11.4.5 The SNS View
11.5 Baker Hughes Company
11.5.1 Company Overview
11.5.2 Financials
11.5.3 Product/Services Offered
11.5.4 SWOT Analysis
11.5.5 The SNS View
11.6 Clariant International Ltd
11.6.1 Company Overview
11.6.2 Financials
11.6.3 Product/Services Offered
11.6.4 SWOT Analysis
11.6.5 The SNS View
11.7 Ecolab Inc.
11.7.1 Company Overview
11.7.2 Financials
11.7.3 Product/Services Offered
11.7.4 SWOT Analysis
11.7.5 The SNS View
11.8 Nova Star LP
11.8.1 Company Overview
11.8.2 Financials
11.8.3 Product/Services Offered
11.8.4 SWOT Analysis
11.8.5 The SNS View
11.9 Croda International
11.9.1 Company Overview
11.9.2 Financials
11.9.3 Product/ Services Offered
11.9.4 SWOT Analysis
11.9.5 The SNS View
11.10 SI Group
11.10.1 Company Overview
11.10.2 Financials
11.10.3 Product/Services Offered
11.10.4 SWOT Analysis
11.10.5 The SNS View

12. Competitive Landscape
12.1 Competitive Benchmarking
12.2 Market Share Analysis
12.3 Recent Developments
12.3.1 Industry News
12.3.2 Company News
12.3.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

13. USE Cases and Best Practices

14. Conclusion

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