Authored By: Sarah
21 Jun 2024

 Sponge and Scouring Pads Market to grow by USD 1570.44 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Sponge and Scouring Pads Market” by End-user (Residential, Non residential) Distribution Channel (Offline, Online) Geography (APAC, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa, South America)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 1570.44 million at a CAGR of  4.83% during the forecast period. In the dynamic retail sector, the proliferation of online stores and specialty retailers significantly expands consumer choices for sponges and scouring pads. This shift towards digital commerce is propelled by the convenience it offers, enabling price comparisons and increased consumer comfort. The burgeoning e-commerce landscape is poised to fuel the expansion of the global sponge and scouring pads market. Vendors stand to benefit from this trend through expanded customer reach, operational efficiency improvements, and the provision of customized offerings. The evolving retail industry landscape presents lucrative opportunities for businesses to target new markets and retain existing customers..

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By End-user, the Residential segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024.

In the Sponge and Scouring Pads Market, traditional offline distribution channels, including specialty stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores, and department stores, face a gradual revenue decline due to the increasing preference for online shopping. To counteract this trend, market players are expanding their retail presence in local and regional markets. Notably, Walmart Inc., a leading hypermarket in the US, continues to sell sponges and scouring pads through various retail formats. Manufacturers, in turn, must adapt to this competitive landscape by implementing innovative business and retail strategies.

By Distribution Channel, Offline  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024.

In the residential market, sponges and scouring pads hold a significant market share, primarily due to their extensive usage for mild to moderate cleaning tasks, particularly in kitchen environments. These essential cleaning tools are indispensable for maintaining hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen, with applications ranging from utensils and cookware to metal-finished surfaces, glassware, ovens, and grills. The Asia Pacific region emerged as the leading market for sponges and scouring pads in 2021, driven by the region's large average household size and increasing household expenditure.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024.

In the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, the burgeoning food service industry, fueled by robust consumer spending in restaurants and hotels, has created significant demand for cleaning tools and supplies. Key players in this market include China, Japan, and India. Notably, China is a major consumer of sponges and scouring pads, with its large population driving per-unit consumption. India and China, both populous nations with populations exceeding one billion, contribute substantially to the market's growth.

The Sponge and Scouring Pads Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • 3M Co.
  • Americo Manufacturing Co.
  • Amway Corp.
  • ARIX POLSKA SP.zo.o.
  • Armaly Brands Inc.
  • Bio90 Manufacturing Canada Inc.
  • Bombril SA
  • Corazzi Fibre Srl
  • Freudenberg and Co. KG
  • Henkel AG and Co. KGaA
  • Jyothy Labs Ltd.
  • Kiwi Scourers Ltd.
  • Newell Brands Inc.
  • Scrub Daddy Inc.
  • Sponge Technology Corp. LLC
  • The Clorox Co.
  • The Crown Choice
  • The Libman Co
  • Weiman Products LLC
  • Fuller Brush Co.

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Research Analysis Overview

The Sponge and Scouring Pads market encompasses a wide range of products used for cleaning and hygiene purposes in various sectors. Key products in this market include silver-infused foam, fiber-based scouring pads, polymer-based scouring pads, steel wool, metal sponges, and mesh sheets. These items are utilized extensively in the household sector, particularly in modular kitchen designs, cookware, slabs and sinks, and kitchen utensils. Celebrities and influencers have been observed endorsing various cleaning solutions, including scouring pads, in advertisements. In the food service industry, quick service restaurants and cafes/restaurants employ these cleaning tools to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Washing machines also utilize scouring pads and cleaning products to ensure effective laundry processing. Additionally, personal hygiene is a significant factor driving the demand for scouring pads and sponges made of plastic, metal, or other materials. The market for these products is diverse and caters to both industrial and household applications. Key consumer demographics include female consumers, who often prioritize cleanliness and hygiene in their daily routines.

Market Research Overview

In the dynamic world of retail, various segments cater to diverse consumer needs. The market for Sponge and Scouring Pads encompasses Online Retailers, Specialty Stores, Departmental Stores, Convenience Stores, Wholesalers, and Ecommerce channels. These essential items are available in Premium, Mid-Range, and Economy categories, catering to both commercial and Household sectors. Sponge and Scouring Pads come in various forms, including Hand Pads, Sponge Scrubbers, and Modular Kitchen designs. Materials like fiber, glass, and metal are commonly used in their production. Cleaning liquids and soaps are often used in conjunction with these pads to ensure thorough dirt removal. The commercial segment, including hospitals, hotels, and food service establishments, heavily relies on these products for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene. In contrast, Working-class people and Millennials prefer convenient and affordable options. Promotional strategies employ various Sales Channels, such as print media, social media, and television, featuring celebrities and their endorsements. Sponge Scrubbers and Steel Wool Scourers come in different forms, including fiber-based and polymer-based scouring pads, catering to various consumer preferences. The market for Sponge and Scouring Pads is vast, with applications ranging from kitchen utensils and sinks to carpets and floors. The industry also addresses concerns like carbon footprint, mold, and bacterial contamination through the use of biodegradable ingredients and silver-infused foam.


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