Specialty Chemicals for Water Treatment: The Global Market

Published - Nov 2008| Analyst - Rakhee Dhiman| Code - CHM050A
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Report Highlights

This Report:

  • The global market for specialty chemicals for water treatment is expected to increase from $20.0 billion in 2007 to an estimated $21.0 billion by the end of 2008. It should reach $27.9 billion by 2013, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8%.
  • Corrosion inhibitors have the largest share of the market and are expected to be worth $4.6 billion in 2008 and $6.1 billion in 2013, for a CAGR of 5.8%.
  • Coagulants and flocculants generated an estimated $4.1 billion in 2008. This should reach $5.4 billion in 2013, for a CAGR of 5.7%.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 

BCC’s goal in conducting this study was to understand the technical and commercial aspects of the global industry of specialty chemicals for water treatment, and to assess the market both historically and in the medium-term from 2008 through 2013. BCC Research is particularly interested in understanding the future market potential for the industry. 
 
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
 
Stricter regulatory environment and growth in developing countries have been the driving force in the specialty chemicals for water treatment industry. With many companies operating in the marketplace, each is trying to offer something different to the customer—from offering a one stop solution under a single roof to offering niche products. 
 
INTENDED AUDIENCE
 
This study is likely to be of interest to individuals and organizations involved in the specialty chemicals used in the water treatment industry, such as manufacturers, marketers, and new players who aspire to enter this market. This report is likely to help strategic business managers and business development executives identify market opportunities and upcoming trends in various product categories. Agencies working with clients in the specialty chemicals for water treatment industry may also benefit from this report. 
 
SCOPE OF REPORT
 
This report is a detailed review of the global industry of specialty chemicals used in water treatment. It examines product categories, key drivers, emerging trends, major players in each of the categories, and market estimates. The report will also analyze companies and regions, which are key players in this market. 
 
The report will highlight and elaborate on, the influence of government regulations, current technology, and the economic factors that shape this marketplace. It also provides the facts, figures and statistics required to evaluate stable aspects of the market, as well as the current trends and future projections of the industry.
 
The report begins by defining specialty chemicals and briefly tracing the history of the market. 
 
Then a detailed description of various segments and their patent analysis is presented.
 
The next chapter discusses market trends in detail, deliberating on growth drivers and inhibitors as well as market drivers for the industry as a whole. 
 
The report then discusses the various regions. Regionally, in addition to the top developed markets, the developing and upcoming potential markets have also been analyzed. 
 
The next part of the report highlights the market forecasts and projections in terms of revenue segment-wise and region-wise.
 
This is followed by an overview of the regulatory environment, with special focus on the United States, Europe, Canada, China and Japan, which currently are the biggest markets for the industry.
 
The key industry participants are profiled. The participants are providers of specialty chemicals for the water treatment industry. The report contains a brief discussion about recent market developments and strategic alliances reported in various publications.
 
METHODOLOGY
 
A combination of primary and secondary research was used in this study. Interviews with leading industry and market sources were supplemented by a search and examination of market literature and published papers. Market growth calculations take into account all factors that are likely to spur or inhibit market growth. Revenue figures are provided at the manufacturer level and are not corrected for inflation.
 
INFORMATION SOURCES
 
BCC Research surveyed almost 20 companies to obtain data for this study. Included were participants and industry observers in the global industry for specialty chemicals for water treatment. In addition, data was compiled from various secondary sources such as government, non-government industry stakeholders, nutrition and market publications, and other public research data sources.
 
BCC Research used both primary and secondary research methods in conducting this research study. BCC presents an analysis by the different categories and regions, with revenues for 2008. Then, based on the surveys, the potential growth rates of the existing categories and regional markets are analyzed to forecast revenue projections for 2013. All forecasts are in constant 2008 dollars.
 
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
 
Rakhee Dhiman is a market analyst based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a post-graduate degree in management. She also has experience as a senior brand manager and sales manager.

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