Rust Remover Market

Rust Remover Market Size by Product Type (Neutral Rust Removers, Acid Rust Removers, Alkaline Rust Removers), End-Use Industry (Aviation and Aerospace, Oil and Gas/Petrochemical, Construction & Infrastructure, Automotive, Metal Machining, Marine, Others), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2023 to 2032

Base Year: 2022 Historical Data: 2019-21
  • Report ID: TBI-13930
  • Published Date: Jan, 2024
  • Pages: 238
  • Category: Chemicals & Materials
  • Format: PDF
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The global rust remover market was valued at USD 593.64 Million in 2022, which is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.28% from 2023 to 2032. Rising restoration and rebuilding operations, as well as increased domestic and foreign investment in the construction sector in growing nations such as China, India, Australia, and Brazil, are driving up demand for rust removers. Expansion of the Asian automotive sector, as well as growth of the oil and gas industry, particularly in North America, due to the production of shale gas via hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, are likely to provide major potential in the rust remover market.

Market Introduction:

Rust removers are chemical primers or solutions that can be directly applied to the surface of an iron or iron alloy to transform iron oxides (rust) into a chemical barrier. These chemicals react with iron oxides, particularly iron (III) oxide, to generate a black adherent coating that resists moisture and protects the surface from erosion. Rust remover is most typically used on difficult-to-sand items including iron railings, obstacles, automobiles, cars, sheet metal, and outdoor storage tanks. It can also be used to restore and safeguard verifiably valuable press-based goods. Rust removers are chemicals or compounds that dissolve, displace, or eradicate rust from metal surfaces. When iron or steel combines with oxygen and moisture in the air, rust, also known as iron oxide, occurs. Rust can corrode metal surfaces, damage metal structures, and have a detrimental impact on their look and functionality. Metal objects and surfaces are restored and preserved with rust removers. The market for rust removers is expanding rapidly due to increased use of rust removers in the metal manufacturing process, an increase in the number of restructuring and restoration projects, and rising corrosion costs. Furthermore, the market will grow as a result of greater use of efficient rust removal solutions over traditional methods, as well as developments in end-use industries. Some factors, including as the expansion of the semiconductor sector, the growing need for high-tech communication equipment, and the development of more efficient rust removal formulations, will have a positive impact on the rust remover market. Furthermore, the growing usage of rust remover in the oil and gas industries, as well as the growing use of rust remover chemicals in end-use industries, will drive market expansion. The rising number of construction activities in emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil, and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries is expected to fuel demand for rust removers for both new construction and repair and maintenance of existing infrastructure. Increased residential construction in these countries, as well as increased investment in commercial infrastructure such as offices, hospitals, retail malls, hotels and restaurants, and educational infrastructure, have all contributed to the growth of cities and urban suburbs. As a result, the construction industry consumes rust removers.

Rust Remover Market Size

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Recent Development
  • CRC Industries, Inc. purchased Harris International Laboratories, Inc.'s EVAPO-RUST brand of rust remover solutions in April 2021. Evapo-Rust is a global leader in rust treatment and the world's best-selling brand of non-acid rust removers.
  • Cortec Corporation created an environmentally friendly corrosion protection solution called EcoAir 422 Rust Remover in March 2021 using renewable technology. The product is biodegradable and comes in an air-powered spray can. It also has 92% USDA certified biobased content. It is non-flammable and eliminates rust and stains without damaging the environment.

Market Dynamics:

Market Dynamics:

Continuous expansion of numerous end-use industries- The consistent rise of many end-use sectors, particularly automotive, is expected to drive increasing demand for rust removers. In the automotive sector, rust removers are generally utilised for metal surface cleaning and pretreatment prior to metal stamping and die casting for the production of automobile components. Furthermore, the large expansion of the aircraft industry and increased maintenance operations of current fleets have resulted in an increase in the use of rust removers for cleaning aerospace parts such as jet engines, body frames, and other elements. As a result, the aforementioned reasons are expected to drive global demand for rust removers.


Innovative technology for effective rust removal- A number of new technologies for removing rust from a range of substrates are being offered to the market. Some of the novel technologies that have recently gained favour include laser and ultrasonic rust removal. These technologies' ability to remove impurities from substrates without affecting the surface makes them a suitable replacement for various commonly used procedures. Various end-use sectors are adopting laser and ultrasonic-based metal cleaning procedures due to the multiple benefits connected with their utilisation. This, in turn, is impeding expansion in the global rust remover market.

Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. Asia Pacific emerged as the most significant global rust remover market, with a 39.42% market revenue share in 2022. Because of a substantial increase in demand from end-use industries, it is projected that sustained expansion across APAC in sectors such as aerospace, automotive, transportation, and construction will have a significant impact on the rust remover market's revenue growth. The use of gentle and beneficial aqueous / water-based rust removers is becoming more common. Rapid growth in Japan's automobile and construction sectors is expected to boost revenue growth in the rust remover market. The continuous emphasis on bio-based and environmentally friendly rust remover production is a major trend in the Japanese rust remover market.

Asia Pacific Region Rust Remover Market Share in 2022 - 39.42%

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Product Type Segment Analysis

The product type segment is divided into neutral rust removers, acid rust removers, and alkaline rust removers. The acid rust removers segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 35.66% in 2022. The quick action-causing character of this type has been attributed to its growth. Acid rust remover contains strong acids that dissolve the rust, which is then easily wiped away. The method is faster than other available processes, less expensive, less dirty, and eliminates rust from tiny gaps in an object.

End-Use Industry Segment Analysis

The end-use industry segment is divided into aviation and aerospace, oil and gas/petrochemical, construction & infrastructure, automotive, metal machining, marine, and others. The construction & infrastructure segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 17.28% in 2022. Rapid expansion of the construction and infrastructure sector in developed and developing economies, increasing government funding and budget allocation for infrastructure and other public utilities, and rapidly increasing renovation and restructuring activities globally are expected to drive the segment.

Some of the Key Market Players:
  • Jelmar LLC
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Chempace Corporation
  • Henkel Adhesives
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Taiyo Chemicals & Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Buchem Chemie + Technik GmbH & Co. KG
  • Armor Inc.
  • American Building Restoration Products, Inc.
  • Eurochem International
  • Rust-Oleum
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group
  • Corrosion Technologies, LLC
  • Quaker Chemical Corporation
  • Nola Chemie GmbH
  • Harris International Laboratories, Inc.
  • Daubert Cromwell
  • The 3M Company
  • Akzo Nobel N.V.
  • Zerust Excor
  • Fuchs Petrolub SE
  • Summit Brands

Report Description:

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Million)
Market size value in 2022 USD 593.64 Million
Market size value in 2032 USD 993.07 Million
CAGR (2023 to 2032) 5.28%
Historical data 2019-2021
Base Year 2022
Forecast 2023-2032
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, and Middle East & Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Product Type, End-Use Industry

Frequesntly Asked Questions

As per The Brainy Insights, the size of the rust remover market was valued at USD 593.64 Million in 2022 & USD 993.07 Million by 2032.

Global rust remover market is growing at a CAGR of 5.28% during the forecast period 2023-2032.

Asia Pacific region emerged as the largest market for the rust remover.

Continuous expansion of numerous end-use industries is a significant driving factor for the growth of the rust remover market.

Innovative technology for effective rust removal is a significant restraining factor for the growth of the rust remover market.

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This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2032. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global rust remover market based on below mentioned segments:

Global Rust Remover by Product Type:

  • Neutral Rust Removers
  • Acid Rust Removers
  • Alkaline Rust Removers

Global Rust Remover by End-use Industry:

  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Oil and Gas/Petrochemical
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Automotive
  • Metal Machining
  • Marine
  • Others

Global Rust Remover by Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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