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Dispersant / Dispersing Agent Market by End-User Industries & Geography - Trends & Forecast to 2018

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  • September 2013
  • 272 Pages
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'Dispersant / Dispersing Agent Market, by End-User Industries (Construction, Paint & Coating, Pulp & Paper, Detergent, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical) & Geography - Trends & Forecast to 2018'

Dispersant/Dispersing agents are used as additives to provide a uniform mixture of particles and to prevent clumping and setting. It is produced using different types of chemicals such as lignosulfonates, polycarboxylate, etc., depending on its usage in different industries. The production of dispersing agents is the growing trend in the market due to increasing applications in construction, paints & coatings, pulp & paper, detergents, oil & gas, agricultural, pharmaceuticals, and other end-user industries. Among these, construction industry is dominating the dispersing agent market due to rising developments in the infrastructure sector.

The value chain of the dispersing agent market includes raw material suppliers, dispersing agent manufacturers, and the end-user industries. The raw material suppliers are the companies that supply the various chemicals such as acrylic acid, polycarboxylate, napthalene sulfonate, lignosulfonates, etc. The dispersing READ MORE >

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Altana Ag
  • Basf Se
  • Clariant Ag
  • Elementis Plc
  • King Industries Inc.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • MORE

1 Introduction
1.1 Key Take-Aways
1.2 Report Description
1.3 Markets Covered
1.4 Stake Holders
1.5 Research Methodology
1.5.1 Market Size
1.5.2 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
1.5.3 List Of Secondary Data Sources
1.5.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
1.5.5 Assumptions Made For This Report

2 Executive Summary

3 Premium Insights
3.1 Market Segmentation
3.2 Asia-Pacific – Best Market To Invest
3.3 Market Value Trends, By Geography
3.4 China – The Largest Dispersing Agents Market
3.5 Construction: The Biggest End-User Industry For Dispersing Agents
3.6 Maximum Number Of Developments In 2012
3.7 New Product Development – The Most Popular Among Key Players

4 Market Overview
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Value Chain
4.3 Market Dynamics
4.3.1 Drivers
4.3.1.1 Prolific Demand From The Oil & Gas Industry
4.3.1.2 Growing Demand For Current & Emerging End-User Industries
4.3.1.3 Rising Environmental Concerns
4.3.1.4 Increased Demand For Efficiency
4.3.1.5 Development & Modernization Of Infrastructure
4.3.2 Restraints
4.3.2.1 Fluctuating Costs Of Raw Materials
4.3.2.2 Lack Of Innovation In The Industry
4.3.3 Opportunity
4.3.3.1 Emerging Economies To Drive The Market In Future
4.4 Winning Imperative
4.4.1 Focus On Product Developments & Innovations
4.5 Key Players – Market Share Analysis
4.6 Price Analysis
4.6.1 Asia-Pacific: Lowest Price Of Dispersing Agents
4.6.2 High Demand Of Dispersing Agents Results In Higher Prices
4.6.3 North America: Moderate Demand & Average Growth Results In Standard Prices
4.7 Porter’S Five Forces Analysis
4.7.1 Degree Of Competition
4.7.2 Suppliers’ Power
4.7.3 Buyers’ Power
4.7.4 Threat Of Substitutes
4.7.5 Threat Of New Entrants

5 Dispersing Agents Market, By End-User Industry
5.1 Market Segmentation
5.2 Market Estimates, By End-User Industries
5.2.1 Construction Is The Dominant End-User Industry
5.2.2 Construction Industry
5.2.2.1 Concrete Consumes Large Quantities Of Dispersing Agents
5.2.2.2 Purpose
5.2.2.3 Materials
5.2.2.4 Asia-Pacific: An Impetus For The Dispersing Agents Market In The Construction Industry
5.2.3 Paints & Coatings Industry
5.2.3.1 Dispersing Agents Are Extensively Used In The Paints & Coatings Industry
5.2.3.2 Purpose
5.2.3.3 Material
5.2.3.4 Demand Raised By Developing Economies In The Paints & Coatings Application
5.2.4 Pulp & Paper Industry
5.2.4.1 High Demand For Dispersing Agents
5.2.4.2 Purpose
5.2.4.3 Material
5.2.4.4 Asia-Pacific: Largest Pulp & Paper Producing Region
5.2.5 Detergent Industry
5.2.5.1 Rising Population Drives The Detergent Industry
5.2.5.2 Purpose
5.2.5.3 Material
5.2.5.4 Increased Demand For Cleaning Practices In Europe
5.2.6 Oil & Gas Industry
5.2.6.1 Increasing Reliance On Oil Products
5.2.6.2 Purpose
5.2.6.3 Material
5.2.6.4 The Middle East Is The Largest Market, Pushed Ahead By Increasing E&P Activities
5.2.7 Agricultural Industry
5.2.7.1 Agricultural Industry: Fuelled By Rising Population
5.2.7.2 Purpose
5.2.7.3 Material
5.2.7.4 Hike In The Demand For Agricultural Chemicals
5.2.8 Pharmaceuticals Industry
5.2.8.1 Dispersing Agents: Critical Material For The Pharmaceutical Industry
5.2.8.2 Purpose
5.2.8.3 Material
5.2.8.4 Acceleration In The Global Health Care Expenditure
5.2.9 Other End-User Industries
5.2.9.1 Several Applications Utilize Dispersing Agents
5.2.9.2 Purpose
5.2.9.3 Material
5.2.9.4 Incite In Demand Due To Enhanced Usage

6 Dispersing Agents Market, By Geography
6.1 Market Segmentation
6.2 Market Estimates, By Geography
6.2.1 Asia-Pacific To Drive The Dispersing Agents Market
6.2.2 Asia-Pacific
6.2.2.1 Demand Hastened By Thriving Economies
6.2.2.2 Asia-Pacific Market To Grow At A Rapid Pace
6.2.2.3 Country-Level Analysis
6.2.2.3.1 China
6.2.2.3.1.1 China Dominates The Dispersing Agents Market
6.2.2.3.1.2 Heavy Capital Expenditure Is Responsible For The Growth In China
6.2.2.3.2 India
6.2.2.3.2.1 India: An Attractive Investment Destination
6.2.2.3.2.2 India: Emerging Market For Dispersing Agents
6.2.2.3.3 Japan
6.2.2.3.3.1 Japan To Be One Of The Pioneering Markets For Dispersing Agents
6.2.2.3.3.2 Growing Construction Industry To Drive The Dispersing Agents Market In Japan
6.2.2.3.4 Rest Of Asia-Pacific
6.2.2.3.4.1 A Huge Possibility For Growth
6.2.2.3.4.2 Market Anticipated To Have A Rapid Growth
6.2.3 Europe
6.2.3.1 Europe – One Of The Key Markets For Dispersing Agents
6.2.3.2 Drive For Efficiency Fuels The Market Growth
6.2.3.3 Country-Level Analysis
6.2.3.3.1 Germany
6.2.3.3.1.1 Germany: Rapid Growth In Domestic Demand
6.2.3.3.1.2 Germany Dominates The Dispersing Agent Market In Europe
6.2.3.3.2 France
6.2.3.3.2.1 France: A Significant Manufacturing Sector
6.2.3.3.2.2 Gentle Demand From End-User Industries
6.2.3.3.3 Italy
6.2.3.3.3.1 Italy: To Experience A Sluggish Growth
6.2.3.3.3.2 Largest Contribution From The Construction Industry
6.2.3.3.4 U.K.
6.2.3.3.4.1 U.K.: The Pioneer In Innovation & Technology
6.2.3.3.4.2 Growing Oil & Gas Industry
6.2.3.3.5 Russia
6.2.3.3.5.1 Russia: The Leader In The Oil & Gas Industry
6.2.3.3.5.2 Demand For Dispersing Agents In The Oil & Gas Industry To Increase Significantly
6.2.3.3.6 Rest Of Europe
6.2.3.3.6.1 Other European Countries Growing At A Faster Pace
6.2.3.3.6.2 Strong Demand From End-User Industries
6.2.4 North America
6.2.4.1 Augmented By Increased Investments
6.2.4.2 Superior Properties Of Dispersing Agents Drives Its Market Growth
6.2.4.3 Country-Level Analysis
6.2.4.3.1 U.S.
6.2.4.3.1.1 U.S.: The Largest Consumer Of Dispersing Agents In North America
6.2.4.3.1.2 The Dispersing Agents Market Driven By Demand From End-User Industries
6.2.4.3.2 Canada
6.2.4.3.2.1 The Canadian Dispersing Agents Market Experiences High Growth
6.2.4.3.2.2 Canada – Huge Potential For The Dispersing Agents Market
6.2.5 The Middle East & Africa
6.2.5.1 Initiation Of Development Plans
6.2.5.2 Infrastructure Development Is Prevalent In The Middle East & Africa
6.2.6 Latin America
6.2.6.1 The Developing & Emerging Markets
6.2.6.2 Growth In Demand Due To The Booming Infrastructure Sector

7 Competitive Landscape
7.1 Introduction
7.1.1 Company Analysis, By End-User Industries
7.1.2 Company Analysis, By Geography
7.2 Strategic Developments
7.2.1 Maximum Developments In 2012
7.2.2 New Product Development: Most Popular Growth Strategy
7.2.3 Capacity Expansion
7.2.4 Geographic Expansion
7.2.5 Other Developments

8 Company Profiles
(Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments)*
8.1 Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
8.2 Altana Ag
8.3 Arkema Group
8.4 Ashland Inc.
8.5 Basf Se
8.6 Cera - Chem Pvt. Ltd.
8.7 Chryso Sas
8.8 Clariant Ag
8.9 Croda International Plc
8.10 Cytec Industries Inc.
8.11 Elementis Plc
8.12 Emerald Performance Materials Llc
8.13 Evonik Industries
8.14 Gruppo Chimico Dalton
8.15 King Industries Inc.
8.16 The Lubrizol Corporation
8.17 Meadwestvaco Corporation
8.18 Rudolf Gmbh
8.19 The Dow Chemical Company
8.20 Uniqchem Uk Co. Ltd.

*Details On Overview, Financials, Product & Services, Strategy, And Developments Might Not Be Captured In Case Of Unlisted Companies.

List Of Tables

Table 1 Dispersing Agents Market Value & Volume, By Market Size, 2011 – 2018 ($Million/Kt)
Table 2 Effect Of Raw Material Price Fluctuations
Table 3 Top 10 Largest Economies, By Gdp In Ppp Terms, 2010 & 2020
Table 4 10 Largest Economies’ Total Gdp In Ppp Terms, 2020
Table 5 Innovative Product Developments, 2011 – 2013
Table 6 Dispersing Agents Market Share, By Companies, 2012
Table 7 Dispersing Agents Average Market Prices In Asia-Pacific, By End-User Industries, 2012 – 2018 ($/Mt)
Table 8 Dispersing Agents Average Market Prices In Europe, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($/Mt)
Table 9 Dispersing Agents Average Market Prices In North America, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($/Mt)
Table 10 Dispersing Agents: Industry-Wise Applications
Table 11 Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 12 Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 13 Performance Correlation – Amount Of Water Content In Concrete Mixture
Table 14 Dispersants For Construction Application
Table 15 Construction Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 16 Construction Dispersing Agents Market Value, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 17 Dispersants For Paints & Coatings Application
Table 18 Paints & Coatings Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 19 Paints & Coatings Dispersing Agents Market Value, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 20 Dispersants For Pulp & Paper Application
Table 21 Pulp & Paper Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 22 Pulp & Paper Dispersing Agents Market Value, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 23 Dispersants For Detergents Application
Table 24 Detergent Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 25 Detergent Dispersing Agents Market Value, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 26 Dispersants For Oil & Gas
Table 27 Oil & Gas Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 28 Oil & Gas Dispersing Agents Market Value, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 29 Dispersants For Agricultural Application
Table 30 Agricultural Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 31 Agricultural Dispersing Agents Market Value, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 32 Dispersants For Pharmaceutical Application
Table 33 Pharmaceuticals Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 34 Pharmaceuticals Dispersing Agents Market Value, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 35 Dispersants For Pharmaceutical Application
Table 36 Other Industries Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 37 Other Industries Dispersing Agents Market Value, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 38 Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 39 Dispersing Agents Market Value, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 40 Companies That Operate In Asia-Pacific
Table 41 Asia-Pacific: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 42 Asia-Pacific: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 43 Asia-Pacific: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 44 Asia-Pacific: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 45 China: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 46 China: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 47 India: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 48 India: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 49 Japan: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 50 Japan: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 51 Rest Of Asia-Pacific: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 52 Rest Of Asia-Pacific: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 53 Companies That Operate In Europe
Table 54 Europe: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 55 Europe: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 56 Europe: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 57 Europe: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 58 Germany: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 59 Germany: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 60 France: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 61 France: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 62 Italy: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 63 Italy: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 64 U.K.: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 65 U.K.: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 66 Russia: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 67 Russia: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 68 Rest Of Europe: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 69 Rest Of Europe: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 70 Companies That Operate In North America
Table 71 North America: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 72 North America: Dispersing Agents: Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 73 North America: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 74 North America: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 75 U.S.: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 76 U.S.: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 77 Canada: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 78 Canada: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 79 Companies That Operate In The Middle East & Africa
Table 80 Middle East & Africa: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 81 Middle East & Africa: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 82 Companies That Operate In Latin America
Table 83 Latin America: Dispersing Agents Market Consumption,By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 84 Latin America: Dispersing Agents Market Value, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 85 Company Analysis, By End-User Industries
Table 86 Company Analysis, By Geography
Table 87 Competitive Developments, 2010 – 2013
Table 88 New Product Developments, 2010 – 2013
Table 89 Capacity Expansion, 2011 – 2012
Table 90 Geographic Expansion, 2012
Table 91 Other Developments, 2011 – 2012
Table 92 Air Products: Products, Trade Names & Its Specifications
Table 93 Altana: Division, Products & Its Specifications
Table 94 Altana: Annual Revenue, By Business Divisions, 2011 - 2012 ($Million)
Table 95 Arkema: Products, Trade Names & Its Specifications
Table 96 Ashland: Products & Its Specifications
Table 97 Basf: Products, Chemical Types & Its Specifications
Table 98 Cera: Products, Trade Names & Its Specifications
Table 99 Chryso: Products, Trade Names & Its Specifications
Table 100 Clariant : Business Segments, Trade Names & Its Specifications
Table 101 Croda: Products, Trade Names & Its Specifications
Table 102 Cytec: Segments, Trade Names & Its Specifications
Table 103 Cytec: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2011 - 2012 ($Million)
Table 104 Elementis: Division, Products & Its Specifications
Table 105 Elementis: Annual Revenue, By Trading Divisions,
2011 - 2012 ($Million)
Table 106 Emerald: Products, Trade Names & Its Specifications
Table 107 Evonik: Products, Trade Names & Its Specifications
Table 108 Evonik: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 109 Gruppo Chimico: Business Units, Products & Its Specifications
Table 110 King Industries: Types, Products & Its Specifications
Table 111 Lubrizol: Segments, Products & Its Specifications
Table 112 Meadwestvaco: Products, Trade Names & Its Specifications
Table 113 Rudolf: Products, Trade Names & Its Specifications
Table 114 Dow : Products, Trade Names & Its Specifications
Table 115 Dow Chemical: Annual Revenue, By Coatings & Infrastructure Solutions Segment, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 116 Uniqchem: Products, Chemical Types & Its Specifications

List Of Figures

Figure 1 Dispersing Agents Market Share, By Geography & End-User Industries, 2012
Figure 2 Dispersing Agents: Market Segmentation
Figure 3 Dispersing Agents Market Scenario, By Geography, 2013 – 2018
Figure 4 Dispersing Agents: Market Value Trend, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 5 Dispersing Agents Market Volume, By Countries, 2013 (Kt)
Figure 6 Dispersing Agents Market Volume, By End-User Industries & Geography, 2013 (Kt)
Figure 7 Competitive Developments, By Types, 2010 – 2013
Figure 8 Growth Strategies Of Top Five Companies, 2010 – 2013
Figure 9 Value Chain For The Dispersing Agents Market
Figure 10 Impact Analysis – Drivers, 2013 – 2018
Figure 11 Automobile Production, By Geography, 2013 – 2018 (‘000 Units)
Figure 12 Infrastructure Score In Terms Of Quality, By Countries, 2012
Figure 13 Volatile Organic Compounds (Voc), By Total Emissions, 2006 – 2012 (Mt)
Figure 14 Impact Analysis – Restraints, 2013 – 2018
Figure 15 Impact Analysis – Opportunities, 2013 – 2018
Figure 16 Market Share Analysis For The Top 20 Companies, 2012
Figure 17 Porter’S Five Forces Model For The Dispersing Agents Market
Figure 18 Dispersing Agents Market Segmentation, By End-User Industries
Figure 19 Dispersing Agents Consumption Share, By End-User Industries, 2012
Figure 20 Dispersing Agents Consumption Share, By End-User Industries, 2018
Figure 21 Dispersing Agents Market Segmentation, By Geography
Figure 22 Dispersing Agents Consumption Share, By Geography, 2012
Figure 23 Dispersing Agents Consumption Share, By Geography, 2018
Figure 24 Asia-Pacific: Dispersing Agents Consumption Share, By Countries, 2012
Figure 25 Europe: Dispersing Agents Consumption Share, By Countries, 2012
Figure 26 North America: Dispersing Agents Consumption Share, By Countries, 2012
Figure 27 Dispersing Agents Market Developments, By Companies, 2010 – 2013
Figure 28 Growth Strategies Of Top Five Companies, 2010 – 2013
Figure 29 Competitive Developments, By Growth Strategies, 2010 - 2013
Figure 30 New Product Developments, 2010 – 2013
Figure 31 Capacity Expansion, 2011 – 2012
Figure 32 Altana: Market Value Share, By Divisions, 2012
Figure 33 Dispersions & Pigments: Market Sales, By Geography, 2012
Figure 34 Industries & Consumer Specialties Segment: Annual Revenue, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Figure 35 In-Process Separation: Market Sales, By Geography, 2012
Figure 36 Additive Technologies: Market Sales, By Geography, 2012

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Altana Ag
  • Basf Se
  • Clariant Ag
  • Elementis Plc
  • King Industries Inc.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • MORE

The global dispersing agent market witnesses a high growth on account of the rapidly growing construction, paints & coatings and oil & gas industry. This has resulted from increasing demand for energy, infrastructure facilities, and automobiles, especially in regions such as Asia-Pacific. The dispersing agent market is fragmented with a wide range of players that range from small and medium sized chemical companies to large players. Construction, paints & coatings, pulp & paper, detergents, oil & gas, agriculture, and pharmaceutical are the major end-user industries for dispersing agents that show a high growth potential. Other end-user industries such as textile industry, printing inks, cosmetics, etc., have not commercialized the use of dispersing agents and are thus set to record a lower growth rate.

Dispersing agents are the additives used for an easier and stable suspension of particles in liquids. They help improve the workability of fluids by reducing the viscosity of dispersion. Due to these properties, there is a growing demand for dispersing agents from both existing and emerging end-user industries, thus driving the market. Also, the shift from solvent based systems towards water based systems has helped reduce the VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions in the environment, thus creating an increased demand for dispersing agents. However, fluctuations in the cost of raw material and lack of innovation in the industry restrain the growth of the dispersing agent market.

Asia-Pacific is identified as the largest as well as highest growing market in the next five years among all regional markets. Europe and North America accounted for the second and third largest markets respectively for the dispersing agent consumption. The growing demand for dispersing agents has prompted several companies to develop new and innovative products to capture a major share in different end-user industries. Thus, most of the companies are focused on new product development as their major growth strategy. The other growth opportunities such as geographic expansion, capacity expansion, partnerships, and acquisitions are also adopted to intensify their penetration in the dispersing agent market. Major players in this market are BASF SE (Germany), Arkema Group (U.S.), Ashland Inc. (U.S.), Evonik Industries (Germany), Clariant AG (Switzerland), The Lubrizol Corporation (U.S.), and The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.)

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- Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
- Altana Ag
- Arkema Group
- Ashland Inc.
- Basf Se
- Cera - Chem Pvt. Ltd.
- Chryso Sas
- Clariant Ag
- Croda International Plc
- Cytec Industries Inc.
- Elementis Plc
- Emerald Performance Materials Llc
- Evonik Industries
- Gruppo Chimico Dalton
- King Industries Inc.
- Meadwestvaco Corporation
- Rudolf Gmbh
- The Dow Chemical Company
- The Lubrizol Corporation
- Uniqchem Uk Co. Ltd.

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