Key Market Overview:
Anti Crease Agents Market size was valued at USD 782.96 Million in 2022, registering a CAGR growth of 5.2% during the forecast period (2023-2030), and the market is projected to be worth USD 1,235.61 Million by 2030.
Anti crease agents is a type of substances that are added to textiles in order to reduce or prevent the formation of wrinkles. These agents help in reducing slippage and motion between fiber molecules by the side direction active force among reinforcing fibers. The changes are usually added during the finishing process of textile production to improve the appearance and durability of the final product. Anti crease agents work by forming a uniform, thin and protective layer around a textile or a fiber to minimize the flexural rigidity and surface friction, thereby lowering the formation of creases in the high-temperature wet processing of polyester.
Moreover, various anti crease agents including N-hydroxy-methyl amide are used as a crease-resistant finishing for cellulose fibers as the agent offers a wide range of benefits including durable anti-wrinkle effect, mature technology, and cost-effectiveness.
Anti Crease Agents Report Coverage:
|Report Attributes||Report Details|
|Market Size in 2030 (USD Million)||1,235.61 Million|
|CAGR (2023-2030)||5.2 %|
|By Type||N-Hydroxy-Methyl Amide Anti Creasing Agent and Epoxy Compound Anti Creasing Agent|
|By Product Type||Dye-Bath Lubricant and Wet Processing Lubricant|
|By Application||Personal Care (Cosmetics, Personal Hygiene Products, and Skincare Products) and Public Care (Hospital Bed Sheets, Hotel Linens, and Towels)|
|By Geography||Asia-Pacific [China, Southeast Asia, India, Japan, Korea, Western Asia] |
Europe [Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey]
North America [United States, Canada, Mexico]
Middle East & Africa [GCC, North Africa, South Africa]
South America [Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Peru]
|Key Players||Finotex Chemical Limited, Sarex textile chemicals, Kolorjet Chemicals Pvt Ltd., Centro Chino Co., Ltd., ProChem Textile Chemistry Industrial Co., HT Fine Chemical Co., Ltd., Rudolf GmbH, S&D Associates, HONGHAO CHEMICAL CO. LTD., Chemi Plus International Limited, and Dymatic Chemicals, Inc.|
The increasing production of textiles owing to the rising demand from consumers for clothes and that are wrinkle free, durable and comfortable is contributing to the growth of anti crease agents market. Additionally, the constantly changing fashion trends is surging the demand for fibers, in turn, driving the market growth. For instance, according to the India Brand Equity Foundation, in 2022, the production of cotton in India is estimated to reach 7.2 million tonnes by 2030, due to the increasing demand from consumers. Therefore, the rising production of fabrics is surging the market growth.
Anti crease agents including N-hydroxy-methyl amide could cause strong damage to the fabric such as formaldehyde release, chlorine absorption, and other deficiencies that are likely to damage the quality of the textiles and also affect consumer health. For instance, according to the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide Ltd, approximately 25% of the global chemical output originates from the textile industry which causes harm to human health. Therefore, the rising concern regarding the harmful effects caused by formaldehyde-based agents is likely to hamper the market growth.
Natural anti-crease agents derived from renewable sources such as starch and cellulose are gaining popularity, in turn, presenting a valuable growth opportunity for the market players. For instance, according to a paper published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the bio-synthesis of itaconic acid as an anti-crease showed better results on the cellulose fiber than those treated with the commercial anti crease agents. Hence, the development of eco-friendly anti crease agents for various types of fibers is anticipated to surge the growth of anti crease agents market over the forecast period.
Based on the type segment the market is categorized into N-hydroxy-methyl amide anti-creasing agent and epoxy compound anti-creasing agent. The N-hydroxy-methyl amide anti-creasing agent segment dominated the market in terms of revenue share in 2022. N-hydroxy-methyl amide finds a wide variety of applications in the textile industry as a finishing agent for crease resistance. The rising production and consumption of fabrics by various end use industries is boosting the growth of the anti crease agents that are cost-effective and have excellent anti-creasing performance. For instance, according to the report published by Statista, in 2021, the production volume of natural fibers such as wool and cotton accounted for 25.4 million metric tons. Therefore, the above mentioned factors are accelerating the segmental growth.
Moreover, epoxy compound anti creasing agents are expected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period in the anti crease agents market. These agents are majorly deployed in crease-resistant silk fabrics as the compound can improve the moisture elasticity of the fabric. For instance, Dymatic Chemicals, Inc. offers Dymacre RST-2 which is suitable for pre-treatment and dyeing of all fabrics, especially wrinkle-free treatment of high-density, high-count fabrics in the bath. Thus, the rising demand for sustainable, non-toxic anti crease agents is driving the demand for epoxy compound anti creasing agents over the forecast period.
By Product Type
The product type segment is categorized into dye-bath lubricant and wet-processing lubricant. The dye-bath lubricant segment dominated the market in terms of revenue share in 2022. The increasing demand for the dye-bath lubricant to reduce the friction between two fibers or the fibers and dyeing tank in order to prevent scratches or creases is accelerating the demand of anti crease agents. For instance, HT Fine Chemical Co., Ltd provides Bath Anticreasing Agent 1025 that prevents scratches and creases owing to its softening and smoothing effects.
Moreover, the wet processing lubricant segment is expected to register the fastest growth in terms of CAGR during the forecast period. Lubricants are applied where a high level of anti-creasing performance is required. Wet-processing lubricants are commonly used in the production of high-quality, premium textiles such as high-end bed linens, tablecloths, and napkins. For instance, in 2021, lubricating products were estimated to be the world\'s 340th most traded product. Hence, the increasing demand for high-level anti-creasing performance by industries such as healthcare and hospitality is expected to boost the product usage of wet processing lubricants during the forecast period in the anti crease agents market.
The application segment is classified as personal care and public care. In 2022, the public care segment accounted for the largest share of the market. The public care segment is further divided into hospital bed sheets, hotel linens, and towels. Anti crease agents help to reduce the frequency of washing and ironing of the products, in turn, save time and reducing costs for healthcare facilities and hotels. For instance, according to Statista, the hotel and resort sector is projected to reach USD 1.21 trillion in 2023. Therefore, the increasing use of anti crease agents for hygiene, durability, and aesthetic appeal in the healthcare and hospitality industry is contributing to the growth of the public care segment in the anti crease agents market.
Moreover, the personal care segment is expected to register the fastest growing CAGR over the forecast period. The personal care segment is further bifurcated into cosmetics, personal hygiene products, and skincare products. Anti-creasing agents are utilized in a range of cosmetics, personal hygiene, and skin care products help to improve the appearance and performance of the products. For instance, anti crease agents are used in cosmetics to improve the texture and spreadability of products, as well as to enhance their anti-creasing performance which is expected to boost the anti crease market in the personal care sector.
The regional segment includes Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Asia-Pacific is the dominant region in the anti-crease agent market, generating the largest revenue in 2022. This is owing to the rapid growth of the clothing and footwear industries in countries such as China and India. For instance, according to the report published by Statista, in 2023, the apparel market is estimated to propel by 3.4% CAGR over the forecast period. Further, the increasing demand for anti-creasing agents in the cosmetics and personal care industries is enhancing the growth of anti crease agents in the Asia-Pacific.
Moreover, North America is expected to grow at a significant rate over the forecast period attributed to the presence of a large textile market due to the changing lifestyle, increasing value for convenience and a polished appearance the need for wrinkle-free clothing is rising. Further, the growing awareness of the environmental impact of textiles is inclining consumers to shift towards sustainable and eco-friendly options. Hence, the aforementioned factors are expected to drive the demand for anti crease agents in the region.
Anti Crease Agents Market Competitive Landscape:
The anti crease agents market is highly competitive, with several large players dominating the market, as well as various smaller companies. These companies are investing in research and development and expanding their production capacity to meet the increasing demand for anti crease agents. Additionally, mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, and partnerships are some of the strategies adopted by these companies to expand their market presence. The key players in the market include-
• Finotex Chemical Limited
• Sarex textile chemicals
• Kolorjet Chemicals Pvt Ltd.
• Centro Chino Co., Ltd.
• ProChem Textile Chemistry Industrial Co.
• HT Fine Chemical Co., Ltd.
• Rudolf GmbH
• S&D Associates
• HONGHAO CHEMICAL CO. LTD.
• Chemi Plus International Limited
• Dymatic Chemicals, Inc.