DUBLIN, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xw8rjz/chelating_agents) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Chelating Agents (APCA, Sodium Gluconate, Organophosphates and Others) Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering.
Chelating agents are organic molecules, which have the ability to make more than one bond to a metal ion, thereby augmenting the stability of the ion complex. They are used in numerous technical and industrial applications such as pulp & paper, chemical processing and consumer products among others. Certain chelating agents such as APCAs', sodium gluconates and organophosphonates are widely used in various household, industrial and water treatment applications. Key growth factors such as augmenting demand for chelating agents from cleaning & detergent industries and pulp & paper industry and the subsequent growth of these industries is expected drive the chelating agents market over the next few years. In addition, growing demand for clean and fresh water on account of stringent government policies is also expected to boost the demand for chelating agents in water treatment chemicals sector.
Increasing concerns due to environmental hazards caused by the exposure of non-biodegradable chelating agents such as EDTA is expected to hamper the growth of the market. This in turn is opening new opportunities for companies across the globe to increase production of biodegradable chelating agents as they represent a safer alternative in comparison to the widely used non-biodegradable organic compounds. Chelating agents such as gluconates are experiencing significant growth in demand owing to its biodegradability.
APCA were the majorly consumed chelating agents in the industry in 2012 and accounted for over 39% of the market share. APCAs' such as EDTA, DTPA and NTA are used in a wide range of applications such as water treatment, pulp & paper, agriculture, and household & industrial cleaning among others. Owing to its anthropogenic characteristic, EDTA has been significantly consumed within the industrial & household applications. However, on account of rising preference towards safer and better performing chelating agents, demand for organophosphonates and sodium gluconates has been on the rise, and is expected to follow a similar trend over the next few years.
Demand for chelating agents was the highest from pulp & paper industry and the market was valued at USD 1,218.9 million in 2012. The industry has been witnessing exponential growth which in turn is driving the market, where chelating agents are extensively used in reducing costs and enhancing product quality in pulp & paper operations. Household & industrial cleaning was the second application segment of the market where chelating agents such as APCAs' and gluconates were significantly consumed as detergents and cleaning products.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
Chapter 3 Chelating Agents - Industry Analysis
Chapter 4 Global Chelating Agents Market - Product Segment Analysis
Chapter 5 Global Chelating Agents Market - Application Analysis
Chapter 6 Global Chelating Agents Market - Regional Analysis
Chapter 7 Company profiles
- AkzoNobel N.V.
- Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
- BASF SE
- Cargill Incorporated
- EMD Millipore
- Kemira Oyj
- Lanxess AG
- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation
- Tate & Lyle PLC
- The Dow Chemical Company
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