Global Market for Adsorbents - Registering a CAGR of 6.3% Between 2015 and 2020

Dec 11, 2015, 08:10 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, December 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

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The global market size of adsorbents, in terms of value, is projected to reach USD 4.3 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 6.3% between 2015 and 2020.The market for adsorbents is driven by oil & gas, packaging, air separation, and water treatment industries due to government regulations on wastewater treatment and environmental regulations regarding increasing air pollution levels are expected to boost the growth of the adsorbents market in Asia-Pacific. These are the key factors driving the growth of the global adsorbents market.

Currently, Asia-Pacific is the largest market for adsorbents, accounting for a moderate market size, by value, in 2014. Among all the countries, China dominated the adsorbents market in 2014, followed by India. India is the fastest-growing market in the world and is expected to surpass China in adsorbents market in the near future. Along with the rising demand for activated alumina in the Asia-Pacific region, silica gels and clay are also projected to witness high CAGRs during the projected period. The molecular sieves segment accounted for the largest share in the adsorbents market in 2014. This can be attributed to the increasing use of adsorbents in natural gas, refining, petrochemical, and air drying applications.

The Asia-Pacific region is estimated to register the highest CAGR between 2015 and 2020 and is mainly driven by the increasing demand for adsorbents in various applications. The growing demand for eco-friendly and economic adsorbents from major end-use industries such as petroleum refining, chemicals/petrochemicals, and gas refining have led to the growth of the adsorbents market in this region. However, adsorbent materials also have a limited ability to attract molecules on its surface. Once the capacity is over, further continuation with the refining and purification will create an equilibrium leading to desorption.

The global demand for adsorbent materials is increasing moderately, in which zeolite and activated carbon are major types. The demand for silica gel, silica gel-alumina composites, and metal oxides is anticipated to grow due to their efficiency and better service life. Molecular sieves (zeolite) account for a major share in the adsorbents market in terms of both value and volume.

Petroleum refining application has the highest market size due to its wide use in refining applications, for removing wide variety of contaminants effectively and economically from numerous hydrocarbon streams in petroleum refineries. This application utilizes molecular sieve-based adsorbents. Due to increased use of molecular sieves in the petroleum refining industries, molecular sieves adsorbents type is also the fastest-growing market globally.

Companies Mentioned  

  • Arkema S.A.
  • Axens S.A.
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Calgon Carbon Corporation
  • Clariant AG
  • Graver Technologies
  • Sorbead
  • W.R.Grace
  • Westrock
  • Zeochem
  • Zeolyst International

Report Structure:

1 Introduction
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Premium Insights
5 Market Overview
6 Industry Trends
7 Adsorbents Market, By Type
8 Adsorbents Market, By Application
9 Adsorbents Market, By Region
10 Competitive Landscape
11 Company Profiles

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