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Catalyst Regeneration Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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  • 150 Pages
  • July 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4515648

The global catalyst regeneration market (henceforth, referred to as the market studied) is estimated to register a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period (2016-2026). The factors driving the growth of the market studied are the high cost of new catalysts and regulations related to the disposal of spent catalysts. On the flip side, the impact of the COVID-19 is expected to act as a barrier to the growth of the market studied.

The Refineries and Petrochemical Complexes segment is expected to dominate the catalyst regeneration market over the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific dominated the catalyst regeneration market and is also forecasted to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period owing to the increasing consumption for countries such as China, India, and ASEAN Countries, among others.

Key Market Trends

Refineries and Petrochemical Complexes Segment to Dominate the Market

Catalysts play a major role in petroleum refining since most of the processes beyond the crude unit are catalytic. Several straight-run fuels that are produced through fractional distillation do not meet the standards for low-sulfur and higher-octane fuels. Thus, these crude unit fractions are processed further. An increase in fuel octane number can be achieved through catalytic reforming and isomerization processes, both of which are catalytic in nature.

During the functioning of catalyst, it may be poisoned by any number of contaminants in the feed. Its surface, void spaces, and pores may be fouled by carbon that is produced by cracking and condensation reactions. There are six mechanisms for the deactivation of catalysts used in petroleum refining, including poisoning, fouling, thermal degradation, vapor compound formation, vapor-solid, and solid-solid reactions, and physical damage to the catalyst support. Crude oil contains sulfur and certain metals, such as nickel and vanadium, which act as poisons for many refinery processes, like catalytic reforming. A chemical poison may act in several ways to deactivate the catalyst. The adsorption of these particles on catalyst physically blocks multiple reaction sites. They also prevent or bring down the surface diffusion of adsorbed reactants.

With the ongoing increase in the strict regulations related to the disposal of spent catalysts, and steps to make the overall refining process more economical, the consumption of regenerated catalysts is expected to grow at a healthy rate in the coming years, in refining application

China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Market

  • China is one of the fastest-growing economies, globally. Furthermore, almost all the end-user industries have been witnessing growth, owing to the growing population, living standards, and per capita income.
  • The Chinese manufacturing sector is one of the major contributors to the country’s economy. The range of Chinese goods includes cement, chemicals, textiles, toys, electronics, ships, rail cars, automobiles, and aircraft, among other products.
  • China is a hub for chemical processing, accounting for a major chunk of the chemicals produced globally. The country contributes more than 35% of global chemical sales. The chemical industry is another prominent end-user industry in China. Many major companies in the market have their chemical plants in China. With the growing demand for various chemicals, globally, the demand for precious metal catalysts from this sector is projected to grow during the forecast period.
  • Polyolefins, such as polyethylene and polypropylene, are widely used in the production of these products. Thus, China has become a significant location for the manufacturers and exporters of plastic products. Currently, China is a major producer and consumer of polyolefins, worldwide. The demand for polypropylene increased by 4.7% over the recent past.
  • However, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market was affected in the early 2020 but recovered towards the end of the year.

Competitive Landscape

The global catalyst regeneration market is partially consolidated with the major payers accounting for a decent share of the market. The market is highly dynamic with the leading players aiming to increase their market share through product innovation, capacity expansions, and mergers & acquisitions. The major players in the market include Eurecat, CORMETECH, Zibo Hengji chemical Co., Ltd., Evonik Industries AG (Porocel), and BASF SE, among others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 High Cost of New Catalyst and Regulations Related to the Disposal of Spent Catalyst
4.1.2 Other Drivers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Industry Value-chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
5.1 Method
5.1.1 Ex Situ
5.1.2 In Situ
5.2 Application
5.2.1 Refineries and Petrochemical Complexes
5.2.2 Environmental
5.2.3 Energy & Power
5.2.4 Other Applications
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea ASEAN Countries Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.2 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Russia Rest of Europe
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
6.2 Market Share (%)/Ranking Analysis**
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Advanced Catalyst Systems LLC
6.4.2 Al Bilad Catalyst Company
6.4.3 AMETEK.Inc.
6.4.4 Axens
6.4.5 BASF SE
6.4.7 EBINGER Katalysatorservice GmbH & Co. KG
6.4.8 Eurecat
6.4.9 Evonik Industries AG (Porocel)
6.4.10 NIPPON KETJEN Co., Ltd.
6.4.11 Yokogawa Corporation of America
6.4.12 Zibo Hengji chemical Co., Ltd.

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Advanced Catalyst Systems LLC
  • Al Bilad Catalyst Company
  • AMETEK.Inc.
  • Axens
  • EBINGER Katalysatorservice GmbH & Co. KG
  • Eurecat
  • Evonik Industries AG (Porocel)
  • Yokogawa Corporation of America
  • Zibo Hengji chemical Co., Ltd.