The Flocculants Market is expected to show steady growth during the market analysis period from 2017 to 2025.
What Are the Driving Factors for the growth in the size of the Flocculants Market?
- Easy handling process has increased its use in different municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment projects
- Increasing use of natural flocculants in mining and metal industries
- Rising demand for anionic flocculants among industrial and municipal customers
|By Type||Mineral flocculants, natural flocculants, and synthetic flocculants|
|By Ionization||Non-ionic flocculants, cationic flocculants, and anionic flocculants|
|By Application||Water and waste water treatment, earth science, surface chemistry, brewing and others|
|By Region||North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America|
|The U.S.||Ecolab Inc., General Electric|
|Japan||Toagosei Co. Ltd|
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Flocculants Market Analysis - Introduction
The global flocculants market is projected to grow considerably during the forecast period 2017 to 2025. Flocculation is defined as a mechanism in which particles of a suspension forms aggregates. Flocculants are those synthetic or natural products that are used in flocculation process. Flocculants can be positively charged or negatively charged and such ionic nature of flocculants depends on its composition. The molecular weight of flocculants varies significantly based on composition. Major applications of flocculants include purifying water through flocculating impurities, increasing rate of microfiltration, measuring the progress of curd formation in during cheese production, clumping fine particulates in surface chemistry etc. Flocculants have wide applications in industrial as well as municipal water treatment projects. Flocculants are consumed in significant numbers of water treatment projects in different industrial sectors including oil & gas, mining, food & beverages, chemical processing and pulp & paper among others. Growing demand for purified water in both residential and industrial sector is acting as the push factor for the growth of flocculants market.
|Base Year of Estimation||2016|
|Value Estimation Year||2017|
|Forecast Period||2017 - 2025|
|Market Segmentations||By type, ionization, application and region|
|Regional Scope||North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America|
|Report Coverage||Technology Analysis, Market Dynamics, Market Trends, Segmentation Overview and Competitive Landscape of the market|
Principal aluminum compounds (dry and liquid alum) are mainly used as inorganic flocculants for water treatment. Sodium aluminate and alum are also used in flocculation process. Many types of cationic monomers are copolymerized with acrylamide to develop organic flocculants. Poly (diallyldimethylammonium chloride) is one of the most popular cationic system used for positively charged polymeric flocculants preparation. Polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride (shortened polyDADMAC) is a polyacrylamide based flocculant which has wide scale industry level applications. Starch and its derivatives are used as natural flocculants. Moringa oleifera plant extract is also used as natural flocculants.
Flocculants Market Dynamics
Polyacrylamide (PAM) and its derivatives based flocculants are widely used in industrial wastewater treatment projects due to the resistance of these flocculants with harsh environments of factories.
Furthermore, PAM based flocculants are compatible to use in waste water produced through the different industrial process. Comparatively, easy handling process has also fuelled the demand for synthetic flocculants across different municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment projects. Rising demand for synthetic flocculants is estimated to drive the growth of flocculants in global market during the forecast period 2017 to 2025.
Due to higher gelatinization, natural flocculants are used mining and metal industries for flocculating fine particles. On the other hand, natural polymer based flocculants are biodegradable and environment-friendly. Therefore, demand for natural flocculants is growing in specific industries which in turn driving the growth of the market.
Interference of metallic and metal hydroxides with drinking and usable water increases possibility health diseases or decrease in longevity of equipments. In order to address these issues, demand for anionic flocculants is growing among industrial and municipal customers. During the forecast period, it is expected that rising demand for anionic flocculants will push the growth of the market. Growth potential of the flocculants market has been dampened by multiple factors such as the presence of low-quality counterfeits in the Asian market, decrease in demand for mineral flocculants and comparatively high price. Biological application has been identified as the future growth opportunity in the flocculants market.
In recent years, application of mineral flocculants has been decreased significantly caused by rising awareness regarding performance inefficiencies of these flocculants and availability of cost effective alternatives. On the other hand, with the increase in awareness regarding health hazards of impure drinking water, demand for synthetic flocculants in municipal water treatment projects is growing. Increase in price of clean water globally has encouraged stakeholders to deploy water treatment facilities to reuse impure waters and such trend showing its prominent impact in countries from Asia Pacific and Latin America. Demand for high molecular weight cationic flocculants is increasing globally and companies are launching upgraded version of cationic flocculants to meet requirements of customers. For example, in 2014, BASF SE launched an ultra-high molecular weight cationic flocculants named Zetag ULTRA waste water treatment.
In terms of market structure, flocculants market is fragmented in nature due to the presence of large numbers players.
Flocculants Market Segmentation Overview
Flocculants market has been segmented in terms of types, ionization, and application. In terms of types, the market has been segmented as mineral flocculants, natural flocculants, and synthetic flocculants. In terms of ionization, the market has been divided into non-ionic flocculants, cationic flocculants, and anionic flocculants. In terms of application, flocculants market has been divided into water and waste water treatment, earth science, surface chemistry, brewing, and others.
The geographical segmentation of the global flocculants market includes North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America. In terms of both revenue and volume, Asia-Pacific held the largest share in the flocculants market owing to the wide application of flocculants in water treatment projects and large presence of flocculants producers. Due to government initiatives related to water treatment projects and rapid industrialization, Asia Pacific accounted for the fastest growing segment of this market globally.
Leading Competitors In The Flocculants Market
Leading players operating in the flocculants market are BASF SE (Germany), Kemira Oyj (Finland), SNF Group (France), Ecolab Inc. (The U.S.), General Electric (The U.S.), Solvay S.A. (Belgium) and Toagosei Co. Ltd (Japan). In countries from South and South East Asia, the presence of local players is strong and these players put significant competition for international players operating in these regions. As compared to Asia, flocculants market in Europe is dominated by international players mainly.
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