Molecular Sieve Market - Segmented by Shape, Size, Product Type, End-user Industry, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

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  • 150 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Mar 31st 2019
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  • Arkema
  • Bete Ceramics Co. Ltd.
  • Carbotech AC Gmbh
  • Dessica Chemicals
  • KNT Group
  • Sorbead India
  • MORE
The global molecular sieve market is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 4.55% over the forecast period, 2018-2023. Increasing demand for processing from the oil and gas industry, along with rising awareness for treatment of hazardous organic materials in wastewater is expected to drive the market studied.

Increasing Demand for Processing from the Oil and Gas Industry

The United States remained the world's top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2017, for the fifth straight year, and is poised for record oil output in 2018. Furthermore, the United States is expected to be a net oil exporter in the world, by 2022. To meet up with its ambitious target, the government proposed the National OCS Program 2019-2024, which plans to offer about 90% of the outer continental shelf for exploration. The country’s shale gas production has also increased over the past few years, with a growth rate of around 12% in 2016. Furthermore, the oil and gas sector in China is dominated by four national and provincial oil companies, which include PetroChina, Sinopec, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), and Yanchang Petroleum. PetroChina, accounts for 31% of the total crude oil refining capacity, while Sinopec accounts for 45% of the total crude oil refining capacity in the country. The demand to increase the oil and gas processing in India primarily arises from the rising fuel demand, due to the increasing sales of passenger cars, replacement of LPG as a cooking fuel, increasing urbanization, along with demand for infrastructure and consumer goods. With such investments and capacity additions expected over the next few years, globally, the market for molecular sieves is expected to get immense opportunities to prosper through the forecast period.

Soaring Demand in Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals Industry

Molecular sieves are mostly used in petroleum refineries, where they provide energy-efficient options to certain separation processes that involve heating of oil. For purification purposes, they are majorly used for water treatment and air purification. As desiccants, they are used to remove impurities from many industrial gases and liquids. They can be reused through regeneration, where the adsorbate molecules are removed from the molecular sieve bed, by heating and purging with a carrier gas. 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 global molecular sieves market. However, this market faces certain drawbacks, like threat from chemical composites, enzymes and other substitutes, which may act as a roadblock to the market growth.

Asia-Pacific Region to Lead the Market

Asia-Pacific turned out to be the largest, as well as fast growing market with a market share in 2017. Being a hub to some of the fastest developing economies, growing industrialization, and abundance of labor availability, are some of the reasons for the size and fast pace of development in this region. China is one of the largest exporters of oil and gas, globally. The Government of China expects the share of gas in total energy consumption to reach up to 10%, by 2020. As of 2016, the share of gas in total energy mix of the country was just above 6%. Oil and gas expansions in China, like According to the National Development and Reform Commission, currently China has 112,000 km of oil and gas pipelines. The plans are set to expand the current figure to 250,000 km in the next five years.

In India, with increasing demand for vehicles, several automakers have started investing heavily in various segments of the industry. The automotive industry has attracted FDI of about USD 15.79 billion, during April 2000 to September 2016. International automobile manufacturers, such as Volvo, BMW, and Jeep have already started to assemble their new cars in India, while other major players, such as Kia Motors and Tesla Inc., are expected to make investments in the robust car market in India.

Key Developments in the Market
  • March 2018 - Solvay launches VAC-PLY™ VMS3, which is a next-generation multi-layer microporous vacuum channel for resin infusion
  • February 2018 - Calgon Carbon operated as a separate subsidiary of Kuraray. The Functional Materials Company includes the Methacrylate Division and Medical Division
Major Players: BASF SE, Arkema, Honeywell International Inc., and Tosoh Corporation among others.

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  • KNT Group
  • Sorbead India
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1. Introduction
1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Study Deliverables
1.4 Research Phases

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Production Analysis
3.4 Price Analysis

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Processing from Oil and Gas Industry
4.1.2 Rising Awareness for Treatment of Hazardous Organic Materials in Wastewater
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Threat from Chemical Composites, Enzymes and Other Substitutes
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Nano-size Zeolite Molecular Sieves for Medical Oxygen Concentration
4.3.2 Development of Anti-Microbial Zeolite Molecular Sieves

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Shape
5.1.1 Pelleted
5.1.2 Beaded
5.1.3 Powdered
5.2 By Size
5.2.1 Microporous
5.2.2 Mesoporous
5.2.3 Macroporous
5.3 By Product Type
5.3.1 Carbon
5.3.2 Clay
5.3.3 Porous Glass
5.3.4 Silica Gel
5.3.5 Zeolite
5.3.6 Other Product types
5.4 By End-user Industry
5.4.1 Agricultural Products
5.4.2 Air Purification
5.4.3 Automotive Industry
5.4.4 Cosmetics
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
5.4.13 Other end-user Industries

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 China
6.1.2 India
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 Australia & New Zealand
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.2 Canada
6.2.3 Mexico
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Germany
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.3 Italy
6.3.4 France
6.3.5 Russia
6.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
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 & Services and Recent Developments)
8.1 Arkema
8.2 Axens
8.4 Cabot Corporation
8.5 CarboTech AC GmbH
8.6 Clariant
8.7 Dalian Absortbent Co. Ltd
8.8 Desicca Chemicals
8.9 Graver Technologies
8.10 Hengye Molecular Sieve Co. Ltd
8.11 Honeywell International Inc.
8.13 KNT Group
8.14 Kuraray Co. Ltd
8.15 Luoyang Jianlong Micro-Nano New Materials Co. Ltd
8.16 Merck KGaA
8.18 Sorbead India
8.19 Tosoh Corporation
8.20 W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
8.21 Zeochem AG
8.22 Zeolyst International

9. Disclaimer
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  • Arkema
  • Axens
  • Bete Ceramics Co. Ltd.
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Calgon Carbon Corporation
  • Carbotech AC Gmbh
  • Clariant
  • Dalian Absorbent Co. Ltd.
  • Dessica Chemicals
  • Grace
  • Graver Technologies
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Shanghai Jiuzhou Chemicals Co. Ltd.
  • KNT Group
  • Luoyang Jianlong Micro Nano New Materials Co. Ltd.
  • Merck & Co. Inc.
  • Shanghai Hengye Molecular Sieve Co. Ltd.
  • Solvay Chemicals
  • Sorbead India
  • Tosoh Corporation
  • Union Showa KK
  • Zeochem AG
  • Zeolyst International
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