The North America piroctone olamine market was valued at US$ 17,500.39 Thousand in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 25,027.62 Thousand by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2020 - 2027.
Piroctone olamine, an ethanolamine salt of hydroxamic acid derivative named piroctone, is an antifungal agent. It is frequently used in anti-dandruff shampoos as a replacement for the compound zinc pyrithione. Piroctone olamine, when used in combination with other substances in shampoos, effectively reduced the dandruff levels and simultaneously provided hair conditioning. The fungus Malassezia globosa is responsible for causing dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. The presence of this fungus results in scalp irritation and scalp starts shedding tiny flakes. In severe cases, inflammation, redness, and extremely itchy patches can occur. The anti-fungal properties of piroctone olamine aid in controlling the spread of Malassezia globosa. In addition to this, piroctone olamine also helps make hair smooth and silky, prevents hair fall, and boosts the hair growth.
On the basis of application, the North America piroctone olamine market is segmented into shampoo and hair care products, cosmetics, washing products. The shampoo and hair care products segment led the piroctone olamine market with the largest share in 2019. Piroctone olamine penetrates the cell membrane of the fungi Malassezia globosa to interfere with their energy metabolism and oxygen uptake. This kills the fungi and clears up the infection, thereby lowering the dandruff, which otherwise causes hair loss and thinning. The compound is often compared to ketoconazole, which is a widely used ingredient in anti-dandruff products. However, piroctone olamine offers better results against dandruff and fungal infections.
The North America piroctone olamine market is subsegmented into the US, Canada, and Mexico. The US contributed to the largest share of the North America piroctone olamine market. The piroctone olamine has gained importance across cosmetic industries. Thus, the robust cosmetic industry in North America provides huge market opportunities for major players operating in the piroctone olamine market. Additionally, the increase in the disposable income of the consumers in the US has surged the demand for improved variety of cosmetics and personal care products, thereby boosting the demand for piroctone olamine in the country. In the US, the use of this compound is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which keeps a check on its safety and effectiveness.
Starchem Enterprises Limited; Clariant; Zhonglan Industry Co., Ltd; and Merck KGaA are among the major players in the North America piroctone olamine market.
The overall North America piroctone olamine market size has been derived in accordance with both primary and secondary sources. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants typically involved in this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders, specializing in the piroctone olamine market.