Zeolite Molecular Sieve Market Size By Application (Catalysts, Detergents), Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 - 2023

Published Date: May 2016  |  Report ID: GMI442  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Kritika Mamtani

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 110   |   Base Year: 2015

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Zeolite Molecular Sieve Market size was over USD 3 billion in 2015 and industry expects consumption at over 2 million tons by 2023.

Zeolite Molecular Sieve Market By Application

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Growing consumer awareness towards hygiene has boosted the production of high-quality environment friendly detergents which is likely to accelerate the zeolite molecular sieve market growth. These products are used in detergents as they act as binders to eliminate calcium and magnesium ions originating from the wash water and to support the washing action of the surfactants, thereby driving the industry growth. Global laundry detergent market was valued at over USD 130 billion in 2016 which shows huge opportunities for product demand. In addition, they also find application as catalyst in petroleum production owing to their high absorbency and ability to deodorize liquids like gasoline and oil which may stimulate the market size.

These products offer superior chemical stability and high adsorption capacity which makes them suitable for their use in petrochemicals, refineries and other oil & gas applications. These are used in the purification, drying of gases and wastewater treatment pertaining to their economic feasibility and ability to produce a drier gas and liquid. Production volume of catalysts for petroleum refining in Japan was valued over 45 thousand tons in 2017. Expansion of oil refining capacities owing to increasing demand for energy resources has increased catalytic cracking activities which will further stimulate the market growth.

Presence of various chemical compounds, enzymes and other catalyst substitutes is likely to hamper the zeolite molecular sieve market demand. These products offer high sensitivity to deactivation by steric blockage of heavy secondary products. Moreover, zeolites when used for water treatment must be removed by filtration and coagulation before the water is admitted to the zeolite bed as the turbidity clogs the pores of zeolite bed which makes it inactive, thereby hampering the product demand. However, superior advantages of zeolites over conventional catalyst owing to their high acid strength and adaptability to various catalysis types shall stimulate the product demand.

Zeolite Molecular Sieve Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2015 Market Size in 2015: 3 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for: 2012 to 2015 Forecast Period: 2016 to 2023
Pages: 110 Tables, Charts & Figures: 82
Geographies covered (7): U.S., Russia, Turkey, China, India, Brazil, Qatar
Segments covered: Application, and Region
Companies covered (15): Tosoh Corporation, Arkema Group, BASF SE, Interra Global Corporation, UOP LLC, Zeochem AG, Grace Catalysts Technologies, Chemiewerk Bad Köstritz, EURECAT S.A., KNT Group, Zeox Corporation, Anhui Mingmei MinChem Co. Ltd., Union Showa K.K. (USKK), Dalian Haixin Chemical Industrial Co, Huiying Chemical Industry (Xiamen) Co. Ltd.
Growth Drivers:
  • North America
  • a Increasing oil production
  • b Growing cosmetics demand
  • Europe: Improving urban waste water treatment
  • Asia pacific: Growing demand for detergents
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Presence of catalyst substitutes

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Zeolite Molecular Sieve Market, By Application

Detergent application is likely to surpass USD 2 billion during the forecast time period pertaining to the increasing demand for eco-friendly alternatives for the synthetic detergents. These products offer effective pollution resistance and provide a suitable substitute to sodium tripolyphosphates which accelerate the growth of unwanted water flora in the sewers as well as hamper the quality of water. Growing demand for industrial detergents from various end use industries such as buildings & construction pertaining to their economic advantage, high durability & efficiency has shifted inclination towards their use for industrial purpose. Increasing research and development activities towards the production of antimicrobial zeolites shall further augment the product demand.

Catalyst application may register gains at around 2% by 2023 owing to the rapid growth in crude oil consumption across several industries which may drive the overall industry growth. These products are used as a catalyst on a large scale in a petroleum industry to manufacture the higher-grade propellants and raw materials for chemical industry. They perform various critical functions such as drying of natural gas, separation of impurities from gas stream and offer superior dispersion ability which reduces the rate of diffusion of gases and liquids. Rising expansion of oil & gas industries has boosted the demand for high performance catalysts which will drive the market growth.

Regional Insights

North America zeolite molecular sieve market demand, driven by the U.S. may exceed USD 850 million during the projected timespan owing to the increasing demand for petroleum derivatives in the region. Growing government initiatives towards reduction in interest rates has increased inclination of oil & gas producers towards shale gas drilling which is the major driving factor of the market. Growing demand for crude oil-based products from various end-use industries such as transportation and power have further boosted the oil consumption which is likely to drive the product demand. Increasing investments in setting up refineries and growing cross pipeline projects shall create various opportunities for the market growth.

Europe demand is likely to surpass at over 1.45 billion by 2023 owing to the increasing consumer awareness towards effective wastewater treatment management. Rising urbanization has boosted investments in infrastructure development which has increased concerns towards municipal wastewater management, thereby creating huge opportunities for product demand. Presence of heavy metals in wastewater may have potential adverse effects on the environment which in turn has increased the demand for natural zeolites. Stringent regulations towards the treatment of industrial and urban wastewater owing to rising environment concerns may induce the regional growth.

Asia Pacific, led by China and India zeolite molecular sieve market share may register gains at over 2% up to 2023 owing to the rising consumer inclination towards premium quality detergents. Growing awareness towards hygiene to improve quality of life and increasing penetration through various sales channels and online platforms shall further induce product demand. Substantial increase in penetration of washing machines and increasing demand for detergents which offer high germicidal properties are the key driving factors of the market. Rising consumer spending on eco-friendly alternatives of detergents owing to the increasing awareness towards the environmental impact of synthetic detergents shall stimulate the market size.

Competitive Market Share

Global zeolite molecular sieve market share is moderately concentrated with the key market players including BASF, Tosoh, UOP LLC, Arkema and Interra Global. Manufacturers are engaged in improving their strategic mergers & collaborations and are focused on developing unique innovations to their product portfolio and attract new customers.


Industry Background

It possess effective adsorption properties and are utilized for drying, separating and purifying a wide variety of feeds. These products are extensively used in the manufacture of catalysts and detergents pertaining to their low cost and ability to remove dirt and pollutants effectively. These products are used as substitutes to synthetic detergents due to the absence of phosphates and are also used in the treatment of wastewater chemicals owing to their minimal environmental impact.

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