Polyacrylamide Market Size By Product (Non-ionic [NPAM], Cationic [CPAM], Anionic [APAM]), By Application (Water Treatment, Petroleum, Paper Making), Industry Analysis Report, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026

Published Date: Jan 2020  |  Report ID: GMI1891  |  Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hemant Pandey

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 161   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Overview

Polyacrylamide market size was $3.9 billion in 2018 and shall exhibit 9% CAGR throughout the forecast timespan. Extensive product applications in industries such as wastewater treatment, petroleum, transportation, power, and paper making will govern industry’s growth over the forecast period.

Polyacrylamide market overview

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Polyacrylamide (PAM) is a synthetic, potassium based long-chain polymer. It has a high-molecular weight and is a kind of water-soluble polymer, that is produced through polymerization of acrylamide. The global polyacrylamide market will grow at an impressive rate owing to its increasing use mainly in petroleum and wastewater sector. Stringent environmental regulations by the U.S. EPA to encourage wastewater treatment of industrial and urban sewage will boost the demand for the global market by 2026.

With depletion of oil resources, the polymer flooding technique is growing to increase the overall production volume of a reservoir. Polyacrylamide’s use as the most suitable soluble polymer is increasing, where it is used to segregate the oil & water in the oil reservoir. Thus, the product finds lucrative polyacrylamide market growth in the petroleum sector through enhanced oil recovery method.

Depleting freshwater reservoirs, coupled with the increasing pollution of such reservoirs due to improper addition of the sewage water has resulted in larger focus on treating wastewater. Governments are framing stringent regulations to assure that the sewage water will be treated before discharge in the river or adjacent water bodies.

International bodies such as the United Nations have made wastewater treatment a part of its effort to achieve safe drinking water goals under its millennial development programs. As per the UN, 80% of the 172 countries have medium to low implementation or better integrated water resources management. Use of PAM as a proper flocculant and coagulant agent will be useful in conserving resources, reducing environmental burden; promoting recycling and improving efficiency; and safety & quality in various industries. The product’s use will grow with the expanding wastewater treatment sector across the globe over the forecast period.

Polyacrylamide Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2018
Market Size in 2018:USD 3,983.9 Million
Forecast Period:2019 to 2026
Forecast Period 2019 to 2026 CAGR:9.4%
2026 Value Projection:USD 8,151.9 Million
Historical Data for:2016 to 2018
No. of Pages:161
Tables, Charts & Figures:193
Segments covered:Non-ionic [NPAM], Cationic [CPAM], Anionic [APAM], Water Treatment, Petroleum, Paper Making
Growth Drivers:
  • Global advent of advanced waste treatment & disposal technologies
  • Developments across mining and textile industry
  • Rising product demand in the water treatment facilities in Asia Pacific
  • Escalating product demand in petroleum industry in North America
  • Increasing urbanization in Latin America
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Volatile raw material prices
  • Shifting market focus to bio-based products

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APAM will hold the major share in global industry

U.S. polyacrylamide market size by product

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The product segment of the polyacrylamide market is segregated into NPAM, CPAM, APAM, and others. The other segment includes, Amphoteric, homopolymers, copolymers, etc. In 2018, APAM held the peak share of over 50% on account of its use in paper manufacturing, wastewater treatment and oil recovery operations.

APAMs exhibit high degree of polymerization and possesses high molecular weight. It exhibits versatile properties such as flocculation, thickening, shear property, drag-reduction and dispersibility etc. Moreover, APAM are cost efficient which mainly drives its larger use in the industry. Hence, it is largely used in oil recovery; mineral processing, metallurgy, chemicals, paper, textile, food processing etc.

Petroleum will be the fastest growing application in the market

Polyacrylamide market by application

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Water treatment application is expected to hold the highest share more than 40% in the polyacrylamide market. The segment growth is forecast to exhibit significant gains due to rising consumer awareness toward healthy living standards and improved living standard across the globe.

The application scope includes treatment of drinking water and industrial & municipal wastewater for further use in the industries and for commercial usage. Rising health concerns related to the water impurity and water pollution have resulted in government to form pertinent policies to sufficiently treat water for industrial, household and consumer intake.

In May 1991, European union framed The Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban wastewater treatment. EU regularly publishes a report concerning the implementation of this directive by member countries and takes necessary actions.

In recent years, the organization has taken countries such as Italy, Greece, Ireland, and Cyprus to the EU court for various failures concerning the treatment of their respective urban sewage such as its resulting pollution or failure to upgrade the water treatment infrastructure.

These developments are also expected to prevail in Asia Pacific countries so as to not jeopardize surrounding environment. China and India are already observing steps in this direction, thereby, providing an immense scope for the polyacrylamide market value over the forecast period.

Emerging nations of the Asia Pacific will be the main markets for polyacrylamide in 2026

Global polyacrylamide market by region

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Polyacrylamide market share is growing in Asia Pacific with the region holding share of over 35% in the overall market. Countries such as China and India will mainly drive the product demand owing to its various strides in industries such as wastewater treatment, petroleum, paper making, textiles, chemicals, and food processing & packaging sectors.

The increasing population, industrialization, and corresponding urbanization have led China to venture into water conservation policies. It has resulted in increasing demand of polyacrylamide for the water treatment plants in urban areas such as Guangdong, Shandong and Jiangsu; and provinces situated near Yangtze River.

Medium level of backward integration in the value chain

The global industry exhibits a medium level of backward integration. Major players in polyacrylamide market, participate in the production of both polyacrylamide and its raw material, acrylamide. Conclusively, the market is also largely consolidated under few players with greater production capacity and presence across the regions.

With view of fulfilling the surging PAM demand, companies such as BASF and SNF holdings are expanding their production capacity of PAM plants strategically located over across the globe.

Some of the key players in the polyacrylamide industry are BASF, Kemira, Shuiheng Chemicals, Envitech Chemical Specialities Pvt. Ltd, Solvay, Solenis, PetroChina Company Limited, King Union Group Corp, SNF Floerger Group, Yixing Bluwat Chemicals, Mitsubishi Rayon, Anhui Jucheng Fine Chemicals, Xitao Polymer, and Shadong Polymer Biochemicals.

Polyacrylamide market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in Kilo Tons and USD Million from 2016 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Product

  • Non-ionic (NPAM)
  • Cationic (CPAM)
  • Anionic (APAM)
  • Others

By Application

  • Water treatment
  • Petroleum
  • Paper making
  • Other

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
  • APAC
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • South Korea
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The overall polyacrylamide market is anticipated to record a CAGR of 9% through 2026
The forecast worth of polyacrylamide market is predicted to exceed USD 8 billion by 2026.
According to the report published by Global Market Insights Inc., the polyacrylamide (PAM) business is expected to hit over $8 billion (USD) by 2026.
Advent of advanced waste treatment & disposal technologies, developments across mining and textile industry, rising product demand in the water treatment facilities, escalating demand in petroleum industry and increasing urbanization are the key factors expected to drive the growth of global market.
BASF, Envitech Chemical Specialities Pvt. Ltd, Kemira, Shuiheng Chemicals, Shandong Polymer Biochemicals Co. Ltd, Solvay, King Union Group, SNF Floerger Group, Solenis, Yixing Bluwat Chemicals, Anhui Jucheng Fine Chemicals, Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd., Xitao Polymer Co Ltd, and PetroChina Company are the top contributors in the industry.
Based on application, the Water treatment application segment held significant market share in 2018 and is predicted to show a remarkable growth rate during the forecast period.

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  • Published Date: Jan 2020
  • Pages: 161
  • Tables: 158
  • Charts / Figures: 35
  • Companies covered: 19
  • Countries covered: 20

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