Global Electrical Contact Cleaner Market 2021

Market Overview

The global electrical contact cleaner market witnessed a valuation of $561 million in 2021, with an anticipated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.45%, reaching $1,022 million by 2031. The market’s growth is primarily propelled by the escalating safety risks caused by dirt, grease, oil, and other contaminants leading to electrical resistance on contact surfaces. However, the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in electrical contact cleaners poses a significant constraint on the industry.

Electrical contact cleaners are extensively employed to eliminate contaminations such as dirt, grease, oil, corrosion, and rust from battery terminals, switches, circuit boards, connections, and other electrical contacts. The market is largely driven by robust demand from key end-use sectors like maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO), automotive, and consumer electronics. The global MRO market, after experiencing a 35% decline in 2020, is projected to recover swiftly, reaching $97 billion by 2023, according to MAAS Aviation. The Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) predicts that India’s MRO market will surpass $2.4 billion by 2028 compared to $800 million in 2018. Additionally, the increasing average age of vehicle fleets has created a higher demand for electrical contact cleaners for cleaning electrical contacts in older vehicles. According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), the average age of passenger cars in Europe is 11.8 years, trucks is 14.1 years, and buses is 12.8 years. As old vehicles require more maintenance and servicing than newer ones, this trend supports the growth of the electrical contact cleaner market.

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Market Report

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Release Date

June 2022

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Forecast Period


Market Size

USD 1022 Mn incremental growth between 2021 and 2026

Market Segments

Application, Product, Functionality, Region



No. of Companies Mentioned


Currently, the electrical contact cleaner market is in its developmental stage. The rising demand for non-ozone-depleting cleaners presents growth opportunities. However, health concerns and government regulations surrounding VOCs pose challenges to market growth.

Electrical contact cleaners are crucial for safeguarding devices against premature failure during their lifecycle due to the presence of oil, dirt, grease, and other contaminants that increase electrical resistance on contact surfaces. Preventing safety hazards through enhanced focus on cleanliness provides significant growth potential in the electrical contact cleaner market.

The impact of COVID-19 on the electrical contact cleaner market was moderate, with temporary manufacturing unit shutdowns worldwide leading to reduced production volumes. However, post-pandemic market reopenings and the resurgence of MRO industries are expected to drive significant growth.

Market Segmentation

The market is segmented based on various factors, including application, product, functionality, and region.

Segmentation by Application
Battery Terminals
Circuit Boards

Segmentation by Product

Segmentation by Functionality
Dust and Particulate Removal
Oil and Grease Removal
Corrosion Resistance

Segmentation by Region
North America – U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Europe – Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest-of-Europe
Asia-Pacific and Japan – Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, and Rest-of-Asia-Pacific and Japan
Rest-of-the-World – Middle East and Africa, South America

In 2021, the battery terminals segment emerged as the dominant force in the electrical contact cleaner market. This segment holds the largest share primarily due to the increasing utilization of electrical contact cleaners across various industries such as automotive, manufacturing, and aviation. These cleaners are essential for removing dirt, grease, corrosion, and other contaminants that can affect the performance of vehicles, consumer electronics, and other electrical equipment. Regular maintenance and checkups of battery terminals are crucial to ensure optimal functionality.

The non-flammable segment takes the lead in the electrical contact cleaner market as the largest segment. This dominance stems from the potential risks and adverse effects associated with flammable electrical contact cleaners. Flammable cleaners contain alcohol and hydrocarbons with low flash points, making them susceptible to fire hazards when used near a potential ignition source. In contrast, non-flammable electrical contact cleaners pose no such risks. They are formulated with flash points above 100°F, rendering them non-flammable and non-conductive. Additionally, these cleaners are non-corrosive, dry quickly, and leave no stains behind. These factors heavily contribute to the significant market share of the non-flammable segment, and its growth is expected to continue during the forecast period from 2022 to 2031.

The corrosion removal segment also claimed dominance in the electrical contact cleaner market in 2021. It holds the largest share due to the escalating demand from industries like MRO, automotive, and consumer electronics. These industries require effective removal of corrosion from battery terminals, switchboards, connectors, and other components. Corroded battery terminals can impede energy flow, resulting in decreased battery power, poor conductivity, increased electrical resistance, and reduced battery lifespan. Consequently, there is a substantial demand for electrical contact cleaners with corrosion removal capabilities to address these issues.

The Asia-Pacific region stands out as the fastest-growing region in the electrical contact cleaner market. Its rapid growth can be attributed to the presence of electronics manufacturers and a flourishing maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) industry. With the Asia-Pacific and Japan region already dominating the market, propelled by a large MRO industry, strong automotive and consumer electronics aftermarkets, and key industry players, further growth is expected. Countries like Australia and Singapore are emerging as major destinations for MRO activities, while the potential for significant automotive aftermarkets adds to the region’s growth prospects during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The selection of the profiled companies has been based on inputs gathered from primary experts, as well as an analysis of their company coverage, product portfolio, and market penetration.

Key companies profiled in this report include Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, 3M, Chemtronics, Ulbrich Group, Techspray, WD-40, Sprayway Inc., Sprayon, Sprayway Inc., Chem-Verse Consultants (India) Private Ltd., MG Chemicals, Aerol Formulations Private Limited, WEICON GmbH & Co. KG, Valvoline Inc., CRC Industries, Penray Inc., AK Info Tools, MRO Infra LLP, AABCOOLING LLC, Guangzhou VESLEE Chemical Co., Ltd., Akfix.

Recent Industry Developments

In June 2019, Penray Inc. launched a professional-grade contact cleaner specifically designed for the precise and effective removal of harmful deposits and debris from electronic components.

Key Questions Answered

What are the primary factors and trends influencing the electrical contact cleaner market?

How has the global electrical contact cleaner market been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?

What measures have existing market players implemented to enhance their market positioning, and what strategies have new entrants adopted in this market space?

Which functionality, property, and application currently dominate the market, and what is their projected performance in the upcoming years?

What are the recent developments in different countries worldwide regarding the growth of the electrical contact cleaner market, and how do consumption patterns vary?

What are the barriers hindering adoption of electrical contact cleaners in different regions and countries?

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