Polyacrylamide is a high water absorbing polymer (formed by polymerizing acrylamide and bis-acrylamide), which is most commonly used in water treatment industry as a flocculent. The other industries where polyacrylamide has a significant impact are oil and gas, pulp and paper, cosmetics, mining and others.
The growing use of polyacrylamide in the oil industry for enhanced oil recovery is the main driver for the market. The stringent environmental regulations regarding sewage treatment, leading to the growth of the water treatment industry, along with growth in the mining industry, will also affect the market, positively. However, the market faces certain drawbacks, especially, due to the carcinogenic nature of acrylamide monomer and the stringent regulations regarding its use in some countries. These factors may act as a roadblock to the growth of the market.
The polyacrylamide market, based on ionic nature, is divided into anionic, cationic, non-ionic and others; with anionic segment leading the market, with a 41% share. Anionic polyacrylamide can be synthesized as either straight chain or cross-linked. The market is segmented by the production process, on the basis of catalyst used, into copper-based or microbial enzyme-based. By application, the market is segregated as flocculants, contact lenses, and soil conditioners, binders in skin lotions and for enhanced oil recovery. Flocculants have the largest use, constituting 39% of the market share.
The market has also been geographically segmented into APAC, North America, Europe, South America, and MEA. In terms of consumption in 2016, China leads the market with a share of 46%, followed by North America (mainly the USA) and Europe.
Opportunities and Market Players
The development of various bio-based polyacrylamide, leading to reduced environmental concerns, is expected to create opportunities for the global polyacrylamide market.
Some of the major companies dominating this market for polyacrylamide production and uses are:
Market analysis for the global polyacrylamide market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.
Market definition along with the identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario and prospective opportunities.
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 global polyacrylamide market on both global and regional scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
Insights on the major countries/regions where this industry is growing and also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Market Definition
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Market Overview
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Model
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
3.3.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Stringent Environmental Regulations Regarding Sewage Water
4.1.2 Growing Use in Petroleum Industry
4.1.3 Growing Use in Mining Industry
4.2.1 Stringent Regulations for Use in Some Countries
4.2.2 Carcinogenic Nature of Acrylamide Monomer
4.3.1 Development of Bio-Based Polyacrylamide
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Based on Ionic Nature
22.214.171.124 Others (Homopolymers, Copolymers, etc.)
5.1.2 Based on Polymer Structure
126.96.36.199 Straight chain
188.8.131.52 Cross linked
5.2 By Production Process
5.2.1 Copper Catalyst-Based
5.2.2 Microbial Enzyme-Based
5.3 By End-User Industry
5.3.1 Water Treatment
5.3.2 Oil and Gas
5.3.3 Pulp and Paper
5.4 By Application
5.4.1 Enhanced Oil Recovery
5.4.2 Flocculent for Water Treatment
5.4.3 Manufacturing Safe Contact Lenses
5.4.4 As Soil Conditioner
5.4.5 As Binder in Skin Lotions
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.6 Australia & New Zealand
6.1.7 ASEAN Countries
6.1.8 Rest of APAC
6.2.6 The Netherlands
6.2.7 Rest of Europe
6.3 North America
6.3.4 Rest of North America
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East and Africa
6.5.1 South Africa
6.5.2 Saudi Arabia
6.5.3 Rest of MEA
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
7.2 Joint Ventures Collaborations and Agreements
7.3 Market Share Analysis
7.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles
8.1 AnHui JuCheng Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
8.4 Beijing Hengju Oilfield Chemical Agent Co. Ltd.
8.5 Black Rose
8.6 Chemfield International Co. Ltd.
8.7 China National Petroleum Corporation
8.8 Envitech Chemicals Specialties Pvt. Ltd.
8.9 Fexiang Group of Companies
8.11 King Union Group Corp.
8.12 Liaocheng Yongxing Environmentals
8.14 PetroChina Company Ltd.
8.15 Puyang Longquan Polymer Co. Ltd
8.16 Shandong Tongli Chemical Co. Ltd.
8.17 Shuiheng Chemicals
8.18 SNF Floerger
8.19 Tainrun Chemicals
8.20 The Dow Chemical Co.
8.21 Yixing Cleanwater Chemicals Co., Ltd.