Frost & Sullivan: Need for Innovative Industrial Sludge Treatment Chemicals to Accelerate Growth in Central and Eastern Europe

Industry participants need to consider chemicals that offer a competitive price-performance ratio and that perform better

Oct 09, 2012, 02:30 ET from Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising industrial wastewater volume and, hence, sludge amounts are creating a flood of opportunities for industrial sludge treatment chemicals manufacturers in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Currently at a growth stage, market expansion is set to be impelled by the increasing demand for innovative yet cost-effective chemicals. Stricter environmental regulations at the national and regional level will further push manufacturers to develop innovative, higher quality and more effective sludge treatment solutions.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, Analysis of the Central and Eastern European Industrial Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market, finds that the market earned €150.6 million in 2011 and estimates this to reach €278.1 million in 2018. This research covers chemicals utilised in four of the most important market segments that include conditioning and stabilisation treatment process chemicals, digestion treatment process chemicals, thickening treatment process chemicals as well as dewatering and drying treatment process chemicals.

"Entry barriers are high in this intensely competitive market, dominated by four well-established chemical manufacturers," noted Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Anna Jarosik. "However, the rising demand for innovative and advanced sludge treatment chemicals, supported by requirements related to sludge recycling and product recovery (for instance, metals), will create opportunities for other, more specialised sludge treatment technology providers."

Major market participants are expected to improve their chemicals, equipment and technology, and hence, the entire industrial sludge treatment process. Such efforts will be motivated by manufacturers' needs for more cost-effective, energy-saving and sludge volume minimising solutions.

Additionally, environment-oriented regulations will promote innovation. Such regulations will pressure industry participants to improve chemical performance and composition levels to meet stricter environmental, quality as well as healthcare standards.

"Industry participants need to consider chemicals that offer a competitive price-performance ratio and that perform better," said Jarosik. "It is also well known that industry participants prefer products that can be made available at customised volumes."

Ultimately, strong and active customer partnerships will be critical to accelerate the development of highly effective industrial sludge treatment chemical solutions. Active communication and partnerships between chemical manufacturers and industry participants will also be significant in developing innovative solutions that meet market needs.

If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an e-mail with your contact details to Chiara Carella, Corporate Communications, at

Analysis of the Central and Eastern European Industrial Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market is part of the Chemicals & Materials Growth Partnership Service programme, which also includes research in the following markets: Analysis of the Industrial Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market in Western Europe and Analysis of the CEE Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market. All research included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Analysis of the Central and Eastern European Industrial Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market


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