Quats Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Quats in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Quats Price Trend for the Second Half of 2023

Quats (quaternary ammonium compounds) continued their favorable market run in the second half of the year as well. The cleaning and hygiene industry saw a boom following the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the demand for cleaning products skyrocketed. Though the overall consumption dipped, the habits still stayed and sustained the momentum. Now, the growing interest in health and wellness is also prompting the cleaning markets forward, and thus the quat prices have been rising.

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Quats Price Trends


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The feedstock costs also pushed the production prices upwards, providing another push to the quat price trend. Suppliers felt some inventory pressure in the fourth quarter, but the general market sentiments were still largely stable.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the quats price trend is expected to sustain its performance in the coming times; the market projections are relatively positive.

Quats Price Trend for the First Half of 2023

Quats (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds) are strong germ killers and disinfectants used in a wide range of applications. From disinfectants in operation theatres to toilet cleaners in bathrooms, Quats are present everywhere. Quats' demands have always been persistent, but after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it shot through the skies.

With the shortage in supplies and disturbed supply chains, the prices also surged during the pandemic times. However, it forced the suppliers to multiply the production capacities, and some permanent increments in supply capacities were made.

In H1'23, the supplies remained uninterrupted, but the demands have now subsided, so the prices fluctuated. Howbeit, a healthy demand and supply dynamic was observed.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, with Quats being an essential commodity, the market performance is likely to remain consistent.

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Most quaternary ammonium compounds have the general formula R4N+X and are a type of cationic organic nitrogen compound. The nitrogen atom, covalently bonded to four organic groups, bears a positive charge that is balanced by a negative counterion. There are vast numbers of quaternary ammonium compounds.

Many are naturally occurring and have been found to be crucial in biochemical reactions. Many quaternaries are also produced synthetically and are commercially available. Some of the examples of QUATs are benzalkonium chloride, Alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides and methylbenzethonium chloride.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Quats
Chemical Formula NR4+
Industrial Uses Shampoos, Toilet Cleaners, Hand Soap, Shaving Cream , Sunscreens, Moisturisers , Disinfectant Sprays , Liquid Fabric Softener 
Supplier Database BASF SE, Clariant AG, KAO Corporation, Croda International Plc., Stepan Company, Evonik Industries AG
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes 
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery


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Production Processes

  • Production of QUATs via Menshutkin Reaction

In the Menshutkin reaction, the tertiary amines are converted into Quaternary Ammonium Salt by reacting it with alkyl halide and a similar reaction takes place when tertiary phosphines are treated with alkyl halides. For instance, triethyl benzyl ammonium chloride is prepared from triethylamine and benzyl chloride.

Methodology

The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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