Global Markets for Inorganic Nanoporous and Microporous Adsorbents

Published - Apr 2012| Analyst - Andrew McWilliams| Code - CHM022D
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Report Highlights

The North American market for inorganic nanoporous and microporous adsorbents reached $2.2 billion in 2011. It is expected to reach nearly $2.4 billion in 2012 and it will further grow to $2.9 billion by 2017, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3%.

Report Scope

This report covers the technological, economic, and environmental considerations of the inorganic microporous adsorbent industry. Although this report is primarily a study of U.S. markets, analysis and forecasts are also provided for global markets.

The North American markets are presented by adsorbent type and by commercial application with growth forecasts through 2017.  The driving forces in the industry and the structure of the industry are also examined.

International aspects of the inorganic microporous adsorbent industry are discussed with respect to major geographic markets, types of adsorbents, and available manufacturing capacity.  Lastly, brief profiles of the major manufactures in the North American markets are presented.

Analyst Credentials

The original report on which this update is based was prepared by market research analyst Ravindra Deshpande, who has more than 12 years of research and product development experience in the manufacturing industry.  Mr. Deshpande holds a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering along with an MBA.  He has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the lead inventor on several patents.

The analyst responsible for updating the report is Andrew McWilliams, a partner in 43rd Parallel LLC, the Boston–based international technology and marketing consulting firm.  Mr. McWilliams is the author or co-author of numerous other BCC studies, including the following studies in related fields: NAN015F Advanced Ceramics and Nanoceramic Powders; NAN021E Global Markets for Nanocomposites, Nanoparticles, Nanoclays, and Nanotubes; NAN028A Nanocatalysts; NAN040A Nanomaterials Markets by Type; ENV003C U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market; ENV011A The U.S. Market for Clean Technologies; and CHM020D Catalysts for Environmental and Energy Applications.

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Published - Apr-2005| Analyst - Ravindra Deshpande| Code - CHM022C

Report Highlights

  • The commercial applications market for the top five types of inorganic nanoporous and microporous adsorbents covered presently is more than $1.77 billion. The market is expected to rise at an AAGR (average annual growth rate) of 3.7% to $2.12 billion in 2009.
  • Zeolites account for nearly 61% of the total market and thus, heavily influence overall market growth rates downward.
  • Air and water purification applications consume the majority of granular activated carbon (GAC) production. The GAC segment is projected to rise at an AAGR of 4.6%.
  • Activated alumina adsorbents make common catalyst support in the chemical processing industry while silica gels are the most common desiccants and drying agents.

Published - Oct-2001| Analyst - Ravindra Deshpande| Code - CHM022B

Report Highlights

  • The market value in North America for the top six types of inorganic microporous adsorbents is nearly $1.78 billion in 2001.
  • A 3.1% average annual growth rate (AAGR) is forecast for this relatively mature materials class resulting in a market of $2.07 billion by 2006.
  • Water and air purification applications consume the majority of granular activated carbon production, which constitutes nearly one-fifth of the total market size and is projected to grow at 3.8%.
  • Zeolites account for nearly 62% of the total market and thus heavily influence overall growth rates. Overcapacity in low-end zeolites and reduced obsolescence of improved high-end products will limits its growth rate to 2.5% through 2006.
  • Clay usage as adsorbents will be growing at a rate of 3.4% to a market size of $52 million in 2006.


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