Global demand for solvents was estimated at US $43.74 billion in 2021, according to a report by IMARC Group, and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2022-2027. This growth is attributed to increasing product applications in various industries; e.g., solvents used in paints and coatings to dissolve colors and binders and provide consistency. They also find utility in the pharmaceutical drug manufacturing process, household cleaning and (as most readers will know) in personal care products.
With rising environmental concerns, consumers are shifting toward eco-friendly and organic options with reduced impact to the environment and human health, IMARC reports. As a result, many manufacturers are making investments in and entering into collaborations with biotechnology companies to launch green and bio-based solvents and improve sustainability.
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