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Poly Aluminum Chloride Market - By Form (Solid, Liquid), By Basicity (Low, Medium, High), By End-user (Water Treatment, Pulp & Paper, Textiles, Oil & Gas) & Forecast, 2021-2027

  • Report ID: GMI2786
  • Published Date: Jun 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Poly Aluminum Chloride Market size was USD 1.1 billion in 2020 and will grow at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2021 to 2027. Poly aluminum chloride is widely used as flocculant in wastewater treatment, in producing deodorant, antiperspirants and several other end-use. Increasing wastewater treatment activities across the globe will proliferate the industry growth by 2027.

Poly aluminum chloride, also known as PAC, represents a category of soluble aluminum products which includes a partial reaction of aluminum chloride with base. The basicity of PAC represents the relative amount of OH- as compared to the amount of aluminum.

Poly Aluminum Chloride Market Outlook

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PAC is primarily used as coagulant in water treatment industry. Being pre-neutralized and possessing higher charge density as compared to the traditional coagulants, PACs coagulate through more efficient and effective mechanism of charge neutralization. It allows the product to be more effective even at lower doses as compared to its traditional and iron salt counterparts. The advantages associated with PAC include reduced levels of chemical sludge volume, increased sludge density, lower alkalinity depletion, less pH depression, better performance in cold water as well as higher pH systems, etc.

Poly aluminum chloride is popularly used for the treatment of drinking (potable) water, industrial water, sewage water treatment. It also finds application in paper & pulp industry for paper production and sizing purposes. Proliferating water treatment activities across the globe coupled with increasing awareness pertaining to safety levels of drinking water will majorly augment the poly aluminum chloride market share. Rising consumption of paper and paper-based products will further propel the product demand in the coming years.

Increasing usage of high basicity PAC in potable water treatment to drive growth

  Poly Aluminum Chloride Market by Basicity

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High basicity poly aluminum chloride will witness over 8% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Growth in the segment is attributed to its extensive usage in raw water to make it suitable for drinking. The increasing global population and an alarming rate of growing water scarcity in high populated nations are some of the key factors likely to stimulate the consumption of high basicity segment in the coming years. Furthermore, the high usage of high basicity poly aluminum chloride (PAC) for the reduction of residual aluminum content in tap water will significantly contribute to poly aluminum chloride market expansion.

Superior characteristics of liquid variant to drive growth

Liquid form segment will dominate the market and will hold over 75% revenue share by 2027. This is attributed to its wide array of applications in water treatment industry. The liquid product variant showcases superior characteristics during the water treatment process. It is a highly efficient coagulant that tends to generate low waste sludge in a broad pH range and is also offers optimum performance at low temperatures. The superior compatibility of liquid form for applications, including treatment of drinking water, wastewater, swimming pool water, and industrial effluents and sewage will fuel the poly aluminum chloride market growth.

Increasing demand for clean & consumable water will expand revenue generation

  Poly Aluminum Chloride Market by End User

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Water treatment is the most popular application in poly aluminum chloride market and will generate over USD 1 billion by 2027. PAC usage in water treatment applications is primarily driven by increasing demand for clean & consumable water along with rising concern towards wastewater treatment across industrial activities over the recent years. In addition to this, rising initiatives from various national governments to implement wastewater treatment and managing facilities for industries generating extreme wastewater from their plants will also boost product penetration for water treatment applications.

The poly aluminum chloride demand from oil & gas applications will witness a fair growth and can be attributed to wastewater, oil treatment in the industry. This is because petroleum industry accounts for generating large quantities of sludge, which is the main chunk of wastewater treatment. Liquid discharge generated by these industries gather bulky amount in refinery products tanks, crude oil tanks, desalters and elsewhere during oil production and processing.

High adoption of water treatment activities across Europe to drive growth

  Poly Aluminum Chloride Market by Region

In 2020, Asia Pacific region held around 45% share in poly aluminum chloride market size. Growing population and climate change across several countries within the region has polluted and over-stressed existing freshwater resources. For instance, as per UN World Water Development Report 2019, 29 out of 48 countries in the Asia Pacific region are water insecure due to its low availability and unsustainable withdrawal of ground water.

According to a World Economic Forum report, water crisis is the 5th severe global risk in terms of impact on society, since 844 million people in the world lack access to consumable water. This can be overwhelmed by proper treatment of wastewater for domestic, commercial and industrial purposes. Thereby region will also witness the highest growth rate for product with shifting focus towards sustainable water treatment practices across the region.

Joint ventures and collaborations to drive industry competition

Poly aluminum chloride market players are focusing on strategic collaborations to attain a competitive edge in the industry. For instance, In January 2019, Kemira Oyj collaborated with Valmet to bring substantial improvements to wastewater treatment processes by expanding sludge dewatering and phosphorus treatment, bringing substantial improvements by enhancing visibility over the water treatment process.

The key poly aluminum chloride industry participants include Kemira Oyj, Grasim, Central Glass Co., Ltd., USALCO, GACL, Henan Aierfuke Chemicals Co. Ltd, De Dietrich Process Systems, Lvyuan Chem., and Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd.

The poly aluminum chloride market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo tons and revenue in USD Million from 2017 to 2027 for the following segments:

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By Form

  • Solid
  • Liquid

By Basicity

  • Low (below 10%)
  • Medium (50%-70%)
  • High (above 83%)

By End-User

  • Water treatment
  • Pulp & paper
  • Textiles
  • Oil & gas
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Poly aluminum chloride market size was USD 1.1 billion in 2020 and will register a CAGR of 7.8% through 2027 with increasing product demand for wastewater treatment, production of deodorant, etc.

High basicity poly aluminum chloride will observe a CAGR of over 8% through 2027 owing to heightened product usage in raw water to make it suitable for drinking.

Liquid segment will secure a revenue share of over 75% by 2027 due to rising application in water treatment industry.

Water treatment segment will register valuation of over USD 1 billion by 2027 owing to rising demand for clean & consumable water and increasing concerns about wastewater treatment in industrial activities.

Asia Pacific had accounted for around 45% share in 2020 due to rising population and climate change which has polluted and over-stressed the freshwater resources in the region.

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