Growing Demand for Anionic Polyacrylamide as a Flocculent
The polyacrylamide market, based on ionic nature, is divided into anionic, cationic, non-ionic, and others. Anionic polyacrylamide is expected to hold the largest market, with approximately 40% of market share, followed by cationic polyacrylamide in 2017. Anionic polyacrylamide is highly used as a flocculating agent for industrial wastewater treatment and municipal sewage treatment. Furthermore, it is also used in industries, such as mining, paper processing, mineral processing, and metallurgy to improve the separation effect of solid-liquid, decrease the environmental pollution, as well as to reduce production cost. In the mining industry, anionic polyacrylamide is highly used as a flocculent to extract zinc, copper, cobalt, uranium, etc. from mining wastewater. The market for mining wastewater treatment is growing in countries, such as China, India, and Japan, due to the growing government initiatives for environmental protection and water sustainability. This, in turn, is expected to boost the demand for polyacrylamide through the forecast period (2018 - 2023).
Rising Usage of Polyacrylamide in Oil Industry
The growing use of polyacrylamide in the oil industry for enhanced oil recovery is supporting the growth of the market at a significant rate. Polyacrylamide is used in the drilling of mud additives and fracturing fluids in oilfields. Additionally, polyacrylamide is used in tertiary recovery of oilfields in order to extract more crude oil. Numerous oil fields around the world are becoming mature, hence depleting the production obtained from natural drive. This is increasing the need for application of enhanced oil recovery methods for achieving better oil production rates and maintaining the longevity of the well. The market for enhanced oil recovery is expected to increase at a significant rate in countries such as the United States, China, and Saudi Arabia. The usage of polyacrylamide in the oil industry is expected to boost the growth of the global polyacrylamide market over the forecast period. Polyacrylamide is extensively used in enhanced oil recovery, which is expected to drive the market for polyacrylamide in coming years.
Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market Growth
Asia-Pacific has the largest market for polyacrylamide, accounting for more than 40% of the global market share in 2017. Rapidly growing construction industry primarily, in China and India, is a major factor driving the demand for the Asia-Pacific polyacrylamide market. A rapid growth of the oil & gas exploration activities in countries in Asia-Pacific is also increasing the consumption of polyacrylamide for various applications. Furthermore, Asia-Pacific is the largest market for the water treatment industry, and polyacrylamide is extensively used in the wastewater treatment industry. Mining wastewater treatment is a major concern in the region in recent years, and polyacrylamides are highly used to extract metals from mining wastewater. These factors are likely to increase the demand for the polyacrylamide market through to forecast period.
Notable Developments in the Market
- Oct 2017: BASF launched its enzyme-based production plant with the capacity of 50,000 tons of bio-catalyzed acrylamide per year in China to strengthen its production of polyacrylamide in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Apr 2016: BASF launched its production plant of polyacrylamide in Bradford to strengthen polyacrylamides production in the United Kingdom.
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Scope of the Report
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness- Porters 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
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Growing Use in Petroleum Industry for Enhanced Oil Recovery
4.1.2 Rising Demand from Paper Mills
4.2.1 Stringent Regulations for Use Due to Carcinogenic Nature of Acrylamide Monomer
4.2.2 Other Constraints
4.3.1 Revival and Expansion of Mining Industry to Propel the Market Growth
5. Market Segmentation & Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast) Development of Bio-Based Polyacrylamide
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Based on Ionic Nature
18.104.22.168 Others (Homopolymers, Copolymers, etc.)
5.1.2 Based on Polymer Structure
22.214.171.124 Straight Chain
126.96.36.199 Cross Linked
5.2 By Production Process
5.2.1 Copper Catalyst-Based
5.2.2 Microbial Enzyme-Based
5.3 By End-user
5.3.1 Municipal & Commercial
5.3.2 Oil & Gas
5.3.3 Pulp & 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 Soil Conditioner
5.4.5 Binder in Skin Lotions
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Australia & New Zealand
6.1.6 ASEAN Countries
6.1.7 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2.2 United Kingdom
6.2.5 The Netherlands
6.2.6 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 Middl East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations & Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis**
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, Recent Developments)
9.1 AnHui JuCheng Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
9.2 Ashland Inc.
9.4 Beijing Hengju Oilfield Chemical Agent Co. Ltd.
9.5 Black Rose
9.6 China National Petroleum Corporation
9.8 Envitech Chemicals Specialties Pvt. Ltd.
9.9 Fexiang Group of Companies
9.11 King Union Group Corp.
9.12 Liaocheng Yongxing Environmentals
9.13 PetroChina Company Ltd.
9.14 Puyang Longquan Polymer Co. Ltd
9.15 Shandong Tongli Chemical Co. Ltd.
9.16 Shuiheng Chemicals
9.18 SNF Floerger
9.19 Tainrun Chemicals
9.21 Xiltao Polymers
9.22 Yixing Cleanwater Chemicals Co., Ltd.
*List Not Exhaustive
**Subject to availability on public domain
- AnHui JuCheng Fine Chemicals Co. Ltd.
- Ashland Inc.
- Beijing Hengju Oilfield Chemical Agent Co. Ltd.
- Black Rose
- China National Petroleum Corporation
- Envitech Chemicals Specialties Pvt. Ltd.
- Fexiang Group of Companies
- King Union Group Corp.
- Liaocheng Yongxing Environmentals
- PetroChina Company Ltd.
- Puyang Longquan Polymer Co. Ltd
- Shandong Tongli Chemical Co. Ltd.
- Shuiheng Chemicals
- SNF Floerger
- Tainrun Chemicals
- Xiltao Polymers
- Yixing Cleanwater Chemicals Co. Ltd.