Molecular sieves are materials having pores of the order of few angstroms or nanometers. Natural water of hydration is removed by heating to form an excellent interconnecting structure, which selectively adsorbs molecules of a specific size. The large internal surface area and crystalline structure of these materials gives them the high adsorption capacity. As a desiccant, they are used to remove impurities from many industrial gasses and liquids. They can be reused by regeneration where the adsorbate molecules are removed from the molecular sieve bed by heating and purging with a carrier gas.
Molecular sieves are mostly used in petroleum refineries where they provide energy efficient options to certain separation processes that involve heating of the oils. For purification purposes, they are majorly used in industries such as waste & water treatment, air purification, and nuclear. Some of the other end-user industries are agricultural products, automotive, cosmetics, beverage industry, heating and refrigeration industry, insulated glass production, industrial gas production, petroleum refining & petrochemicals, plastics & polymers, and pharmaceutical industry.
Market Dynamics of the European Molecular Sieves Market:
Low crude oil prices
Rising awareness for treatment of hazardous organic materials in wastewater
Threat from chemical composites, enzymes and other substitutes
The European molecular sieves market can be segmented on the basis of shape (pelleted molecular sieves, beaded molecular sieves, and powdered molecular sieves); on the basis of sieve size (microporous, mesoporous, and macroporous); and also on the basis of product types (carbon, clay, porous glass, silica gel, zeolites, and others). The zeolites product type segment dominates the global molecular sieve market. The market has further been geographically segmented into Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Nordic Countries and Rest of Europe.
The market is expected to grow rapidly due to the presence of opportunities such as the development of anti-microbial zeolite molecular sieves. Apart from that, the FDA approval for the use of these materials in food items has opened new prospects for the European molecular sieve market. The major companies dominating this market for its products, services, and continuous product developments are:
- Arkema Group
- BASF SE
- Bear River Zeolite
- Calgon Carbon
- Chemiewerk Bad KÃ¶stritz
- Eastman Chemical Co.
- Solvay Chemicals
- Union Showa KK
Market analysis for the European molecular sieves market, with country-specific assessments and competition analysis on a regional scale.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a country scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the European molecular sieves market on both regional and country-specific scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Market Definition & Overview
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness Porters 5 Force Analysis
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.3.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Low Crude Oil Prices
4.1.2 Rising Awareness for Treatment of Hazardous Organic Materials in Wastewater
4.2.1 Threat from Chemical Composites, Enzymes and Other Substitutes
4.3.1 FDA Approval for Usage in Consumable Items
4.3.2 Development of Anti-microbial Zeolite Molecular Sieves
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Shape
5.2 By Size
5.3 By Product Type
5.3.3 Porous Glass
5.3.4 Silica Gel
5.4 By End-user
5.4.1 Agricultural Products
5.4.2 Air Purification
5.4.3 Automotive Industry
5.4.5 Detergents Industry
5.4.6 Heating & Refrigeration Industry
5.4.7 Industrial Gas Production
5.4.8 Nuclear Industry
5.4.9 Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals
5.4.10 Pharmaceutical Industry
5.4.11 Plastics & Polymers Industry
5.4.12 Waste & Water Treatment
6. Regional Market Analysis
6.1.4 United Kingdom
6.1.7 Nordic Countries
6.1.8 Rest of Europe
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 M&A, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, Products & Services, SWOT Analysis and Recent Developments)
8.1 Arkema Group
8.3 BASF SE
8.4 Bete Ceramics Co. Ltd.
8.5 Cabot Corp.
8.6 Calgon Carbon Corp.
8.7 CarboTech AC GmbH
8.9 Dalian Adsorbent. Co. L
8.10 Dessica Chemicals
8.11 Grace & Co.
8.12 Graver Technologies
8.13 Honeywell International Inc.
8.14 Shanghai Jiuzhou Chemicals Co. Ltd.
8.15 KNT Group
8.16 Luoyang Jianlong Micro-Nano New Mater
8.17 Merck & Co. Inc.
8.18 Shanghai Hengye Molecular Sieve Co. L
8.19 Solvay Chemicals
8.20 Sorbead India
8.21 Tosoh Corp.
8.22 Union Showa KK
8.23 Zeochem AG
8.24 Zeolyst International
8.25 Bear River Zeolite
8.26 Chemiewerk Bad KÃ¶stritz