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Activated Carbon Market - Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Application Analysis, Growth And Forecast 2020 - 2025

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  • 105 Pages
  • March 2020
  • Region: Global
  • IndustryARC
  • ID: 5021590
Activated Carbon Market Overview:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 780 million people worldwide don’t have access to a clean water source. Furthermore, contaminated water consumption is attributable to the death of 801,000 children under 5 years of age. This is creating a dire need for water purification in which activated carbon is prevalently used as an absorbent. The absorption characteristic of activated carbon makes it useful in a gamut of applications owing to which the activated carbon market witnessed an impressive valuation of $3.560 billion as of 2020, and the demand for the same is poised to escalate at a profitable CAGR of 6.18% during the forecast period 2020-2025.

APAC houses a myriad of industries, especially in the chemical sector, and the water treatment industry is booming in the region due to the regulations enforced by the governments in countries such as China, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Furthermore, the rampant construction in APAC is boosting the metal recovery market in the region, which utilizes activated carbon, because it minimizes waste and the usage of chemicals and resins. APAC had the largest activated carbon market share of 40% in 2020.

Activated Carbon Market Outlook:

Activated carbon or activated charcoal comes in various forms that include granular activated carbon, extruded activated carbon, bead activated carbon (BAC), impregnated carbon, polymer-coated carbon, and woven carbon. Major applications of activated carbon is in metal recovery, water treatment, and air treatment.

The key application for the activated carbon market players is in the water treatment industry wherein it is used in the powdered form, and the process is called powdered activated carbon treatment (PACT). Due to growing industrialization and incorporation of wastewater treatment plants for Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) or discharge of bilge water into the environment, the activate carbon market will observe more growth prospects. As mentioned above, activated carbon is also used as absorbent in water purification in order to acquire potable water. The application of activated carbon in water treatment industry is poised to witness a gainful CAGR of 8.95% through to 2025.

Activated Carbon Market Growth Drivers:

- The Application of Activated Carbon in Air Purification –

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 97% cities in the low and middle-income countries with as much as 100,000 residents fail to meet the WHO air-quality criteria, and percentage of the same in developed countries is 49%. This is leading to opportunities in the air purification sector as air purifiers are incorporated with activated carbon which absorbs air-contaminants, thereby improving the quality of air and bringing the content of particulate matter in the air to an acceptable level. The application of activated carbon in air purification is increasing revenues in the activated carbon market.

- The Application of Activated Carbon in Metal Recovery –

Carrboro is a form of activated carbon which is used in the recovery of some precious metals such as silver and gold. When gold is dissolved in the cyanide solution, the solution passes through activated carbon, and the gold is trapped in the micro-pores of activated carbon. Similar process is executed for silver recovery. The application of activate carbon in recovery of precious metals largely supports the activated carbon market.      

Activated Carbon Market Trends –

  • In November 2018, Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. acquired ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC – a company that has leadership in North America activated carbon market.

  • In March 2019, Kuraray Co. Ltd. acquired Calgon Carbon Corporation and gained a prominent global presence in the activated carbon market.

The current situation water and air pollution across the globe is making companies venture into the activated carbon market, and acquisitions have become a trend. The upcoming years will witness more companies striving to expand their customer base, and therefore, there is a possibilities of more acquisitions.

Activated Carbon Market Key Players Perspective –

The major players ahead of the curve in the activated carbon market are Haycarb PLC, Kureha Corporation, Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc., Carbon Activated Corporation, Jacobi Carbons AB, MeadWestvaco Corporation, Carbon Resources LLC, Clarinex Group, Cabot Corporation, and Kuraray Co. Ltd.

Activated Carbon Market Research Scope:

The base year of the study is 2020, with forecast done up to 2025. The study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into account the market shares of the leading companies. It also provides information on unit shipments. These provide the key market participants with the necessary business intelligence and help them understand the future of the activated carbon market. The assessment includes the forecast, an overview of the competitive structure, the market shares of the competitors, as well as the market trends, market demands, market drivers, market challenges, and product analysis. The market drivers and restraints have been assessed to fathom their impact over the forecast period. This report further identifies the key opportunities for growth while also detailing the key challenges and possible threats. The activated carbon market research report also analyses the application of activated carbon in water treatment and other applications.

Table of Contents

1. Activated Carbon Market - Overview
1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Activated Carbon Market - Executive summary
2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
2.2 Key Trends by type of Application
2.3 Key Trends segmented by Geography
3. Activated Carbon Market
3.1 Comparative analysis
3.1.1 Product Benchmarking - Top 10 companies
3.1.2 Top 5 Financials Analysis
3.1.3 Market Value split by Top 10 companies
3.1.4 Patent Analysis - Top 10 companies
3.1.5 Pricing Analysis
4. Activated Carbon Market Forces
4.1 Drivers
4.2 Constraints
4.3 Challenges
4.4 Porters five force model
4.4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining powers of customers
4.4.3 Threat of new entrants
4.4.4 Rivalry among existing players
4.4.5 Threat of substitutes
5. Activated Carbon Market -Strategic analysis
5.1 Value chain analysis
5.2 Opportunities analysis
5.3 Product life cycle
5.4 Suppliers and distributors Market Share
6. Activated Carbon Market - By Product Type (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
6.1 Powdered activated carbons (PAC)
6.2 Granular activated carbons (GAC)
6.3 Extruded or Pelletized activated carbons
7. Activated Carbon Market - By Application (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
7.1 Gas Purification
7.2 Water Purification
7.3 Metal Extraction
7.4 Medicine
8. Activated Carbon - By End-user Industry Type(Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
8.1 Water Treatment
8.2 Food & Beverage
8.3 Healthcare
8.4 Automotive
8.5 Industrial Processing
8.6 Others
9. Activated Carbon- By Geography (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.1 Activated Carbon Market - North America Segment Research
9.2 North America Market Research (Million / $Billion)
9.2.1 Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.2.2 Revenue and Trends
9.2.3 Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.2.4 Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.2.5 North America Product type and Application Market Size U.S Canada Mexico Rest of North America
9.3 Activated Carbon- South America Segment Research
9.4 South America Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.4.1 Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.4.2 Revenue and Trends
9.4.3 Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.4.4 Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.4.5 South America Product type and Application Market Size Brazil Venezuela Argentina Ecuador Peru Colombia Costa Rica Rest of South America
9.5 Activated Carbon- Europe Segment Research
9.6 Europe Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.6.1 Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.6.2 Revenue and Trends
9.6.3 Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.6.4 Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.6.5 Europe Segment Product type and Application Market Size U.K Germany Italy France Netherlands Belgium Denmark Spain Rest of Europe
9.7 Activated Carbon - APAC Segment Research
9.8 APAC Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.8.1 Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.8.2 Revenue and Trends
9.8.3 Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.8.4 Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.8.5 APAC Segment - Product type and Application Market Size China Australia Japan South Korea India Taiwan Malaysia Hong kong Rest of APAC
9.9 Activated Carbon - Middle East Segment and Africa Segment Research
9.10 Middle East & Africa Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.10.1 Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.10.2 Revenue and Trend Analysis
9.10.3 Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.10.4 Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.10.5 Middle East Segment Product type and Application Market Size Israel Saudi Arabia UAE
9.10.6 Africa Segment Analysis South Africa Rest of Middle East & Africa
10. Activated Carbon Market - Entropy
10.1 New product launches
10.2 M&A s, collaborations, JVs and partnerships
11. Activated Carbon Market Company Analysis
11.1 Market Share, Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments
11.2 Ada Carbon Solution Llc
11.3 Albemarle Corporation
11.4 Cabot Corporation
11.5 Calgon Carbon Corporation
11.6 Carbon Activated Corporation
11.7 Carbusa Llc
11.8 Donau Chemie Ag
11.9 Evoqua Water Technology Llc
11.10 Ingevity
11.9 Jacobi Carbon Inc
11.12 Kuraray Co. Ltd
11.13 Kureha Corporation
11.14 Oxbow Activated Carbon
11.15 Prominent System Inc
11.16 Veolia Water Technology
11.18 Company 17 & More
12. Activated Carbon Market - Appendix
12.1 Abbreviations
12.2 Sources
13. Activated Carbon Market - Methodology
13.1 Research Methodology
13.1.1 Company Expert Interviews
13.1.2 Industry Databases
13.1.3 Associations
13.1.4 Company News
13.1.5 Company Annual Reports
13.1.6 Application Trends
13.1.7 New Products and Product database
13.1.8 Company Transcripts
13.1.9 R&D Trends
13.1.10 Key Opinion Leaders Interviews
13.1.11 Supply and Demand Trends