Leather Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 – 2024)

The Market is Segmented by Product Type (Tanning and Dyeing Chemicals, Beam House Chemicals, and Finishing Chemicals), End-user Industry (Footwear, Furniture, Automotive, Textile and Fashion, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography.

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Market Overview

The market for leather chemicals is anticipated to register a CAGR of more than 6%, during the forecast period (2019-2024). These chemicals are generally applied to hides or skins to prevent the deterioration caused by microorganisms, as well as to improve the texture of leather, thus making them fit for several applications. The market is driven by the increasing demand from the automotive industry, owing to its increasing usage in automotive upholstery.

  • Increasing demand for automotive upholstery and growing footwear and textile industries in Asia-Pacific are augmenting the growth of the market.
  • Growing environmental concerns, stringent regulations, and high operational cost are likely to hinder the market growth.
  • Ongoing research to develop bio-based, eco-friendly products is projected to act as an opportunity for the market, in the future.

Scope of the Report

The leather chemicals market report includes:

Product Type
Tanning and Dyeing Chemicals
Beam House Chemicals
Finishing Chemicals
End-user Industry
Textile and Fashion
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Textile Industry to Witness Higher Potential Growth

  • Leather chemicals are generally applied on skins, to prevent the deterioration caused by microorganisms, as well as for improving the texture of leather, by making leather suitable for further applications.
  • Leather is used for various applications, such as clothing and fashion in the textile and footwear industries, in interiors for the automotive industry, etc.
  • The application of leather in the textile industry has currently been on the rise, owing to the changing preferences toward fashion-oriented generation.
  • The world population is increasing annually, leading to a rise in the textile industry. The global population is anticipated to reach 8.1 billion by 2025, which is impacting the growth of the textiles market. China is the world’s leading producer and exporter of both, raw textiles and garments.
  • According to IBEF, the Indian textile industry is expected to reach USD 250 billion by 2019. India’s textile industry contributed 15% to the export earnings of the country, during 2017-2018, and it is estimated to rise further in the coming years.
  • Moreover, according to the National Council of Textile Organizations in the United States, the value of shipments for US textiles and apparel was estimated at around USD 77.9 billion in 2017, and US exporters of fiber, textiles, and apparel production were USD 28.6 billion, in the same year. This is expected to rise further in the coming years.
  • The aforementioned factors are expected to drive the market for leather chemicals in the textile industry, during the forecast period.
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In the Asia-Pacific Region, India to Dominate the Market

  • India is expected to become a leader in the automotive industry by 2030, according to IBEF, providing opportunities for electric and commercial vehicles. The rise in demand is due to an increase in middle-class income and the growth in young population.
  • The production of total vehicles in India has been increased by 8%, from 4,792,231 million units, in 2017, to 5,174645 million units, in 2018. 
  • Moreover, the Indian automotive industry became the fourth-largest in the world, with sales increasing by 8% on an annual basis, to reach 5.17 million units in 2018.
  • According to IBEF, the Indian textile industry is expected to reach USD 230 billion by 2020. Huge initiatives are being undertaken by the Government of India, as the textile industry is witnessing a growth in the country.
  • Additionally, according to the Indian footwear industry report, the footwear production is crossing approximately 22 billion pairs, annually, accounting for around 9.6% of the contribution to the global footwear output. India is the world’s third-largest footwear consumer, followed by China and the United States. About 90% of the footwear produced in India is consumed by the domestic market, and the rest is exported by the country.
  • The aforementioned factors are expected to drive the market growth for leather chemicals in the country, during the forecast period.
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Competitive Landscape

The leather chemicals market is expected to be partially consolidated, with the top five-six players accounting for a significant share of the market. The leading players in the leather chemicals market include Stahl International BV, Dystar Singapore Pte Ltd, Lanxess, Elementis PLC, and Chemtan Company, among others.

Major Players

  1. Elementis PLC
  2. Lanxess
  3. Stahl International BV
  4. Clariant

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

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Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Footwear and Textile Industries in Asia-Pacific

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand for Automotive Upholstery

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Operational Cost

      2. 4.2.2 Growing Environmental Concerns and Stringent Regulations

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Tanning and Dyeing Chemicals

      2. 5.1.2 Beam House Chemicals

      3. 5.1.3 Finishing Chemicals

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Footwear

      2. 5.2.2 Furniture

      3. 5.2.3 Automotive

      4. 5.2.4 Textile and Fashion

      5. 5.2.5 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Balmer Lawrie Co. Ltd

      2. 6.4.2 Chemtan Company

      3. 6.4.3 DyStar

      4. 6.4.4 Elementis PLC

      5. 6.4.5 Indofil Industries Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Lanxess

      7. 6.4.7 Papertex Specialty Chemicals Pvt Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Schill Seilacher GmbH Co.

      9. 6.4.9 Stahl International BV

      10. 6.4.10 TEXAPEL

      11. 6.4.11 Zschimmer Schwarz Co. KG

      12. 6.4.12 Clariant

      13. 6.4.13 TASA Group International

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Ongoing Research to Develop Bio-based, Eco-friendly Products

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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