DUBLIN, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
The "Specialty Sorbents: Global Markets to 2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The global specialty sorbents market was valued at $762 million in 2016
It is expected to be valued at more than $1.2 billion in 2022, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3% during the forecast period of 2017 through 2022. This report segments the overall specialty sorbents market into materials, applications and regions.
Sorbents are materials used to absorb or adsorb liquids or gases. In some industrial applications, sorbent materials are used to recover the fluids used during the manufacturing or reaction process. Upgraded and modified materials used for specific end uses for absorption or adsorption applications are known as specialty sorbents. Sorbents have wide application in industries such as oil and gas, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and others. Some of the major specialty sorbents materials in terms of materials are carbon black, chitosan and engineered nanomaterials.
Carbon black is produced by incomplete combustion of petroleum products such as coal tar, vegetable oil and FCC tar. Carbon black has a high surface-area-to-volume ratio. However, it has lower surface area- to-volume ratio than that of activated carbon. Chitosan is a synthetic flocculant. Chitosan molecules contain an amino group that imparts its absorption property. The amino group acts a good sorbent for cationic ions. Hence, chitosan is extensively used as a sorbent for heavy metal ions. Chitosan sorbents can be used for water treatment, sludge treatment and processing of industrial wastes.
Engineered nanomaterials have recently been manufactured in different forms and shapes. These nanomaterials are integrated into composites. They are also functionalized by a set of functionalizing compounds and active components. Some of the most commonly used engineered nanomaterials are carbon nanotubes, titania, dendrimers, silver nanomaterials and zero-valent iron.
Increased investments in municipal and industrial infrastructure in the emerging markets and the expansion of the global construction industry are the two major drivers of the global specialty sorbents market. Even though the global financial crisis affected the industry, investment in the emerging markets has been increasing at a significant rate compared with that of Western regions.
The introduction of absorbent materials into the construction industry as a new component to produce concrete materials has created several new opportunities in terms of water control in concrete. The control of water in concrete has several benefits such as an influence on strength, shrinkage reduction during hardening, frost protection and rheology modification.
The application of specialty sorbents in modern concrete technology has also reduced the challenge of creating advantageous pore systems in concrete to increase its durability, mainly in terms of freeze-thaw resistance. This has created strong demand for specialty sorbents as a robust solution to remaining stable regardless of the consistency of the concrete. Sorbents also act as a micro-reservoir for chemical substances that are released under certain conditions such as changes in the chemical composition of pore solutions, temperature and duration.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Summary and Highlights
3 Market and Technology Background
- Definition of the Market
- Historic Roadmap of Sorbent Chemistry
- Product Life Cycle Analysis
- Company Market Shares, 2016
4 Market Breakdown by Type of Material
- Market Dynamics
- Carbon Black
- Engineered Nanomaterials
5 Market Breakdown by Application
- Market Dynamics
- Air Separation and Drying
- Petroleum and Gas Industry
- Consumer Goods
- Water Treatment
6 Market Breakdown by Region
7 Patent Review/ New Developments
- Patent Review by Country
- Significant Patents on Specialty Sorbents
- Patents on Carbon Black Specialty Sorbents
- Patents on Engineered Nanomaterials Specialty Sorbents
8 Company Profiles
- Arkema SA
- Axens SA
- BASF Se
- Cabot Corp.
- Calgon Carbon Corp.
- Clariant AG
- Dow Chemical Co.
- Evonik Industries AG
- Graver Technologies Llc
- Haycarb PLC
- Honeywell UOP
- Kao Corp.
- Kolon Industries
- LG Chem Ltd.
- Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
- Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.
- Sanyo Chemical Industries
- SDP Global Co. Ltd.
- SNF Floerger
- Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.
- Sorbead India
- Sumitomo Chemical
- Tangshan Boya Science and Technology Development
- Tosoh Corp.
- W. R. Grace & Co.
- Yixing Danson Technology
- Zeochem AG
- Zeolyst International
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