Molecular sieves, due to their crystalline structure, possess high adsorption capacity and selectively adsorb molecules of specific sizes. They are used for removing impurities from many industrial gases and liquids. These sieves can be reused through regeneration, where the adsorbate molecules are removed from the molecular sieve bed by heating and purging with a carrier gas.
Molecular sieves find extensive use in the treatment of hazardous organic materials in wastewater and the rising awareness of treating ground water, is driving the market. Furthermore, the low crude oil prices are resulting in the increased production of petroleum-based products, thus increasing the demand for molecular sieves. However, this market faces certain drawbacks like a threat from chemical composites, enzymes, and other substitutes, which may act as a roadblock to the market growth.
The molecular sieves market has been divided by the end-user industries into refining & petrochemicals, waste & water treatment, air purification, nuclear, agricultural products, automotive, cosmetics, detergents industry, heating & refrigeration industry, industrial gas production, petroleum refining & petrochemicals, plastics & polymers, and pharmaceutical industry. Molecular sieves are majorly used in petroleum refineries, where they provide energy-efficient options to certain separation processes. This segment is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
The global molecular sieves market, on the basis of shape, is segmented into pelleted, beaded, and powdered molecular sieves. By size, the market is segmented into microporous, mesoporous, and macroporous sieves. In the product type segment, the market is sub-segmented into carbon, clay, porous glass, silica gel, zeolites, and others. The zeolites segment dominates the global molecular sieve market in the product type, followed by carbon products.
The market has also been geographically segmented into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East and Africa. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for the highest share in the market in 2015 and is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period; due to the presence of fast developing economies, growing industrialization, and abundance of labor availability in the region.
The market is expected to grow rapidly due to the presence of opportunities, such as the development of anti-microbial zeolite molecular sieves. Moreover, the FDA approval for the use of these materials for various consumable purposes is opening new prospects for the global molecular sieves market.
The major companies dominating this market for its products, services and continuous product developments are: -
Market analysis for the global molecular sieves market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales.
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 molecular sieves 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 in which this industry is growing and also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. Molecular Sieves Market
3.1 Market Definition and Overview
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness Porters Five 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 Product or 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 Industry
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
6.1.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2.2 United Kingdom
6.2.5 Rest of Europe
6.3 North America
6.3.1 United States
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. Saudi Arabia
6.5.2. South Africa
6.5.3. Rest of Middle East and Africa
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis
7.3 Strategies Adopted By Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, Products and Services, and Recent Developments)
8.3 Basf Se
8.4. Bete Ceramics Co. Ltd.
8.5. Cabot Corporation
8.6. Calgon Carbon Corporation
8.7. Carbotech Ac Gmbh
8.9 Dalian Absorbent Co. Ltd.
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 Materials Co. Ltd.
8.17 Merck & Co. Inc.
8.18 Shanghai Hengye Molecular Sieve Co. Ltd.
8.19 Solvay Chemicals
8.20 Sorbead India
8.21 Tosoh Corporation
8.22 Union Showa Kk
8.23 Zeochem Ag
8.24 Zeolyst International