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Peracetic Acid Market: Main Applications Driving Growth

08 Nov 2023 • by Natalie Aster

Peracetic Acid Market: Main Applications Driving Growth

Peracetic acid, known for its powerful oxidizing properties, is experiencing a surge in demand across various markets. This uptick is largely attributed to its diverse uses in several key industries, each tapping into its robust efficacy and environmental safety. Let's have a look at these sectors:

Food and Beverage Industry

Here, peracetic acid shines as a sanitizer and disinfectant. Its prowess in annihilating a wide array of microorganisms, including bacteria and viruses, without leaving detrimental residues, is indispensable for food safety. This chemical finds extensive use in Clean-In-Place (CIP) systems across breweries, dairies, and beverage plants, thanks to its potent effectiveness and minimal ecological footprint.

Water Treatment

With an escalating need for clean drinking water, peracetic acid's role becomes crucial. It's a standout disinfectant in water treatment, adept at obliterating pathogens and curbing biofilm in pipelines and tanks. A notable advantage over chlorine is its lack of harmful by-products, rendering it an eco-friendlier alternative for water purification.

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

In healthcare, peracetic acid is a stalwart for sterilizing medical tools and surfaces, ensuring high hygiene standards vital in curbing infection spread. The pharmaceutical industry also relies on it for decontaminating equipment, thus preserving the sterility of pharmaceutical products.


This sector utilizes peracetic acid for disinfecting tools, storage, and irrigation systems. Its use in animal husbandry, particularly for sanitizing livestock enclosures, significantly lowers disease transmission risks among animals.

Pulp and Paper Industry

The compound is a favored bleaching agent for paper products, adept at removing lignin while sparing the paper fibers, an environmentally friendlier choice compared to traditional agents like chlorine.

To Sum Up: 

Peracetic acid's multifaceted applications in vital industries like food and beverage, water treatment, healthcare, agriculture, and pulp and paper underscore its market growth. Its disinfecting proficiency, paired with eco-friendly properties, earmarks it as a sought-after chemical for a range of uses. As industries increasingly gravitate towards sustainable and effective solutions, the market for peracetic acid is set for further expansion.

Product Details:

Peracetic Acid Market Research Report 2023 

Published: November 2023
Pages: 50

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