Zeolites Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Pore Size (7A - 10A, 3A - 7A), Framework (Faujasite, Linde Type A, MFI), Product Type (Synthetic, Natural), Function (Catalyst, Ion-Exchange, Molecular Sieve) Application, End User and Geography
Estimated Year Value (2022)
US $12.71 BN
Projected Year Value (2028)
US $17.13 BN
CAGR (2022 - 2028)
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa
US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa
Highest Growing Market
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Zeolites Market is accounted for $12.71 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $17.13 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period. In nature, zeolites frequently develop over time as crystals in tiny holes of basaltic rocks, as volcanic tuffs, or as glass that has been influenced by contact with salt water. These naturally occurring zeolites are generated at very low temperatures in a variety of geological settings, including alkaline deserts, lake sediments, ash ponds, and marine sediments.
According to International Feed Industry Federation, the global commercial feed manufacturing industry is worth about US$400 billion annually. More than 130 countries produce or sell produced feed products for commercial purposes. Thus, the scope of growth in animal feed in the future is boosting the demand for the zeolite market.
Increasing use of zeolite as a refrigeration adsorbent
Low-cost refrigeration techniques are widely used in poor nations. This is because people need to preserve food supplies, especially in remote places where traditional refrigeration systems are too expensive. Additionally, power supplies are not always readily available in rural areas. Zeolite is often used in refrigeration adsorption systems to produce a cooling effect. The usage of refrigerators employing zeolite as an adsorbent and water as a refrigerant has increased significantly during the last two to three years as a result of technical advancements.
High logistics costs
Large amounts of zeolites are often transported. They are delivered from manufacturers to final consumers through railway and roadway. Due to the high costs of logistics, end-user industries are heavily impacted because rail and highway transport are the primary methods of supply. As a result, there is an imbalance between supply and demand, which disrupts the entire manufacturing process. One of the main contributors to the increase in transportation expenses is the variation in fuel prices. One of the biggest problems end customers have is finding carriers when they need them.
Increasing the use of zeolites as a substitute for sodium phosphate
The usage of sodium tripolyphosphates (STPP) as builders in laundry detergents is declining. Additionally, phosphate use has decreased in developing nations where household detergents are widely used. Their unfriendly characteristics, which harm water quality by encouraging excessive plant growth and decay, can be blamed for this decline in use. As builders in detergents, substitutes such zeolites, citric acid, and sodium carbonate are becoming more popular. STPP is replaced with the environmentally beneficial zeolite-A. Zeolite-A has becoming more widely used in the laundry detergent market as an alternative to STPP because of its improved building efficiency. Due to the electrostatic action, the detergent performs better and aids in filth removal.
Deactivation of Zeolite by Irreversible Adsorption
Zeolite has a variety of industrial uses, but it also has some restrictions. One of the main downsides of zeolites is their great susceptibility to deactivation by heavy secondary products through steric blocking or irreversible adsorption. Furthermore, it is impossible to use their microporosity for the production of bulky compounds. Functional chemicals are more polar than hydrocarbons, making it more challenging to benefit from the shape selectivity of zeolites in their reactions. Additionally, because it harms minerals, highly acidic water cannot be used in the zeolite process. Additionally, the water used in the procedure shouldn't be murky. This increases the extra expense associated with utilising filtered water. As a result, zeolite's functional constraints are preventing the worldwide market from expanding.
The COVID-19 outbreak presented certain difficulties for the European zeolite market. Among the nations in the area that were most severely impacted by the epidemic. Some nuclear waste sites announced a temporary halt to operations in order to contain the pandemic and due to a drop in energy demand. The zeolite market did, however, rebound as a result of the start of immunisation campaigns and the relaxation of lockdown regulations. Additionally, during the forecast period, the demand for zeolite is anticipated to be boosted by the restart of oil and gas operations and wastewater treatment projects, rising zeolite demand from various end-user industries, and a recovering construction sector.
The Synthetic segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
The Synthetic segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. In the years to come, it's anticipated that demand for synthetic zeolites will grow significantly. This is mostly due to their expanding role in the manufacture of detergents. In addition, over 200 known zeolite structures may be produced synthetically in labs, making them readily available for a variety of applications. Furthermore, synthetic zeolites are recyclable and can be used in a variety of industrial processes, including water filtration, petrochemicals, and animal feed. However, because of their low costs, their natural counterparts outperform them in terms of volume, making them a good choice for the construction sector. This factor is anticipated to have a significant impact on the global zeolites market's value growth.
The adsorbents segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The adsorbents segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to increase in demand from industrial gas drying applications is mostly to blame for this. Since synthetic zeolites are employed in the separation of formaldehyde from natural gas streams and the removal of H2O, CO2, and SO2 from low-grade natural gas or noble gases. Additionally, this serves as an adsorbent in processes for liquid or gas phase separation. As a result, more industries are finding a need for adsorbents.
Region with highest share:
Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period. Zeolites are being utilised more often to clean gas and water streams as a result of the government's emphasis on environmental protection. Zeolite demand is anticipated to rise as the development of bio-based products receives more attention due to the growing use of biogas for long-term energy storage. Zeolite is being utilised more and more in the manufacture of lightweight construction materials and is a crucial component in the manufacturing of asphalt concrete, which is predicted to increase government infrastructure spending in nations like China and Indonesia. The Chinese petrochemical industry's growing need for zeolites as catalysts is anticipated to drive market expansion.
Region with highest CAGR:
Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to the rise in demand for zeolites in a number of end-use sectors in this region, including petrochemical, water treatment, nuclear power, and medical & healthcare. The high efficiency of oil refining is primarily attributable to the use of zeolites as catalysts. Zeolites have been used as catalysts in petrochemistry and refining, two of the most significant applications. The major properties of zeolites that relate to their use as solid acids some of the main refining procedures that use zeolites are light naphtha isomerization, olefin alkylation, reforming, cracking, and hydrocracking. The increasing demand for consumer goods and fuels in Asia is a key factor in the growth of the petrochemical industry. Consequently, the petrochemical industry's surge in demand is fueling market expansion.
Key players in the market
Some of the key players profiled in the Zeolites Market include Clariant AG, Blue Pacific Minerals Ltd, BASF SE, Tosoh, Albemarle Corporation, Shanghai Zeolite Molecular Sieve, Zeochem, Honeywell International Inc., W.R. Grace & Co., Union Showa KK, KMI Zeolite and Arkema.
In November 2021, Albemarle Corp., a global specialty chemicals company announced the commercial availability of its KF 774 PULSAR™ hydrotreating catalyst. It is the new clean fuels catalyst.
In June 2021, Honeywell partnered with the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research–Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR–IIP), Government of India, to supply zeolites to accelerate the setting up of Medical Oxygen Plants (MOP) in the country for addressing the ongoing pandemic.
Pore Sizes Covered:
• 7A – 10A
• 3A – 7A
• Linde Type A
• Other Frameworks
Product Types Covered:
• Molecular Sieve
• Other Functions
• Other Applications
End Users Covered:
• Air Purification
• Water Treatment
• Soil Remediation
• Other End Users
• North America
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
3 Market Trend Analysis
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Application Analysis
3.8 End User Analysis
3.9 Emerging Markets
3.10 Impact of Covid-19
4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry
5 Global Zeolites Market, By Pore Size
5.2 7A – 10A
5.3 3A – 7A
6 Global Zeolites Market, By Framework
6.3 Linde Type A
6.5 Other Frameworks
7 Global Zeolites Market, By Product Type
8 Global Zeolites Market, By Function
8.4 Molecular Sieve
8.5 Other Functions
9 Global Zeolites Market, By Application
9.5 Other Applications
10 Global Zeolites Market, By End User
10.3 Air Purification
10.5 Water Treatment
10.7 Soil Remediation
10.8 Other End Users
10.8.1 Acid Treatment
11 Global Zeolites Market, By Geography
11.2 North America
11.3.6 Rest of Europe
11.4 Asia Pacific
11.4.5 New Zealand
11.4.6 South Korea
11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
11.5 South America
11.5.4 Rest of South America
11.6 Middle East & Africa
11.6.1 Saudi Arabia
11.6.4 South Africa
11.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
12 Key Developments
12.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
12.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
12.3 New Product Launch
12.5 Other Key Strategies
13 Company Profiling
13.1 Clariant AG
13.2 Blue Pacific Minerals Ltd
13.3 BASF SE
13.5 Albemarle Corporation
13.6 Shanghai Zeolite Molecular Sieve
13.8 Honeywell International Inc.
13.9 W.R. Grace & Co.
13.10 Union Showa KK
13.11 KMI Zeolite
List of Tables
1 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Pore Size (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By 7A – 10A (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By 3A – 7A (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Framework (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Faujasite (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Linde Type A (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By MFI (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Other Frameworks (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Product Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Synthetic (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Natural (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Function (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Catalyst (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Ion-Exchange (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Molecular Sieve (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Other Functions (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Detergents (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Adsorbents (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Catalysts (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Construction (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Air Purification (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Petrochemical (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Water Treatment (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Agriculture (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Soil Remediation (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Acid Treatment (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Dyes (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global Zeolites Market Outlook, By Fertilizers (2020-2028) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.
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