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World Activated Carbon

World Activated Carbon

Growth in the world activated carbon market will total 6.0% annually through 2020, reaching 1.9 million metric tons. Gains will be driven by worldwide increases in investments in industrial air purification, as mercury emissions reduction becomes a priority for industrial and industrializing countries alike.

This report segments the activated carbon industry by type and market. Data is provided in thousand metric tons and million US dollars.

Major activated carbon types include:
Powdered Activated Carbon
Granular Activated Carbon

As of 2015, Powdered had surpassed Granular to become the largest of these and will continue to be the fastest growing type, accounting for 52% of the market by 2020. Growth is due primarily to advances in mercury removal from industrial air streams, following increasing attention to industrial air pollution.

Major activated carbon markets include:
Water Treatment
Industrial Air Purification
Food & Beverage Processing
Motor Vehicle
Mining
Pharmaceutical & Medical

Water Treatment was the leading outlet in 2015, accounting for 29% of demand, although rapid gains in Industrial Air Purification and mercury control initiatives will set this application on pace to account for nearly equal market share by 2020.

World regions and countries covered in the study include:
North America (US, Canada, Mexico)
Western Europe (Germany, France, Italy, etc.)
Asia/Pacific (China, Japan, India, etc.)

Asia/Pacific will see the strongest advances among world regions through 2020, due to China’s increased regulation of air and water treatment following the ratification of its Thirteenth Five-Year Plan, as well as the country’s economic growth and rising urbanization. As industrial air purification is a growing market worldwide, North American producers will also ramp up production of activated carbon.

More than 200 companies participate in the global activated carbon industry as of 2015, and this number is expected to rise significantly by 2020, given rising demand and new opportunities for market share. Major suppliers of activated carbon include ADA Carbon Solutions, Arkema (CECA), Cabot, Calgon Carbon, CPL Carbon Link, Evoqua Water Technologies, Futamura Chemical, Hayleys (Haycarb), International Chemical Investors (CarboTech), Kuraray, Osaka Gas, and WestRock (Ingevity).


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Global Macroeconomic Environment
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Fixed Investment
      • Table WORLD GROSS FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION BY REGION
    • World Demographic Overview
      • World Population Outlook
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
      • World Urbanization Patterns
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • Nonagricultural Water Use Trends
      • Table WORLD NONAGRICULTURAL WATER USE BY REGION
    • World Food & Beverage Outlook
      • Table WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • Technology
      • Table CHART II-1 ACTIVATED CARBON INDUSTRY FLOWCHART
      • Characteristics
      • Feedstock
      • Activation & Regeneration
      • New Product Development
      • Competitive Materials & Technology
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
  • WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
    • Demand
      • Table WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY REGION, 2005-2025
      • Table CHART III-2 DIFFERENCE IN ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BETWEEN 2015 & 2020 BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND -- PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH
    • Production
      • Table WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON SHIPMENTS BY REGION
      • Production Capacity & Utilization
        • Table CHART III-4 WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON CAPACITY BY REGION, 2015
      • Reactivation & Regeneration Capacity
    • International Trade
      • Table WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON NET EXPORTS BY REGION
    • Pricing Patterns
      • Table WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON PRICES BY TYPE & REGION
  • WORLD PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Demand by Type
      • Table WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-1 WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015
      • Powdered Activated Carbon
        • Table WORLD POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY REGION
      • Granular Activated Carbon
        • Table WORLD GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY REGION
      • Other Activated Carbon Types
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER ACTIVATED CARBON TYPES BY REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-2 WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET, 2005-2025
      • Liquid Phase
        • Table WORLD LIQUID PHASE ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART IV-3 WORLD LIQUID PHASE MARKETS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON, 2015
        • Table WORLD WATER TREATMENT DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
        • Table WORLD DRINKING WATER DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
        • Table WORLD OTHER WATER TREATMENT MARKET DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
        • Table WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
        • Table WORLD SWEETENER PROCESSING DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
        • Table WORLD OTHER FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
        • Table WORLD MINING DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
        • Table WORLD PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
        • Table WORLD OTHER LIQUID PHASE MARKETS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
      • Gas Phase
        • Table WORLD GAS PHASE ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART IV-4 WORLD GAS PHASE MARKETS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON, 2015
        • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL AIR PURIFICATION DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
        • Table WORLD MERCURY REMOVAL DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
        • Table WORLD OTHER INDUSTRIAL AIR PURIFICATION DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
        • Table WORLD OTHER GAS PHASE APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 NORTH AMERICA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2015
    • North America: Activated Carbon Product Overview
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • North America: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • United States
      • United States: General
      • United States: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table UNITED STATES: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • United States: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table UNITED STATES: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
      • Canada: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table CANADA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Canada: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table CANADA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
      • Mexico: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table MEXICO: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Mexico: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table MEXICO: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Western Europe: Activated Carbon Product Overview
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART VI-1 WESTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2015
    • Western Europe: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
      • Germany: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table GERMANY: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Germany: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table GERMANY: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • France
      • France: General
      • France: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table FRANCE: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • France: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table FRANCE: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
      • Italy: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table ITALY: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Italy: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table ITALY: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
      • United Kingdom: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • United Kingdom: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
      • Spain: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table SPAIN: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Spain: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table SPAIN: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
      • Other Western Europe: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Western Europe: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY COUNTRY & MARKET
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VII-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2015
    • Asia/Pacific: Activated Carbon Product Overview
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Asia/Pacific: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • China
      • China: General
      • China: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table CHINA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • China: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table CHINA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
      • Japan: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table JAPAN: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Japan: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table JAPAN: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • India
      • India: General
      • India: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table INDIA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • India: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table INDIA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
      • South Korea: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • South Korea: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: General
      • Indonesia: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table INDONESIA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Indonesia: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table INDONESIA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Australia
      • Australia: General
      • Australia: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Australia: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table AUSTRALIA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Australia: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table AUSTRALIA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY COUNTRY & MARKET
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Central & South America: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table BRAZIL: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY COUNTRY & MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Eastern Europe: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table RUSSIA: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table POLAND: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table POLAND: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Activated Carbon Product Overview
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Africa/Mideast: Activated Carbon Market Outlook
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table TURKEY: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition & Market Share
      • Table WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON SALES BY COMPANY, 2015
      • Table CHART IX-1 WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Manufacturing Trends
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • ADA Carbon Solutions LLC
      • Advanced Emissions Solutions Incorporated
      • Arkema SA
      • Babcock Power Incorporated
      • Cabot Corporation
      • Calgon Carbon Corporation
      • Carbon Activated Corporation
      • CPL Carbon Link Limited
      • Desotec NV-SA
      • Donau Chemie AG
      • Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
      • Futamura Chemical Company Limited
      • Hayleys plc
      • Indo German Carbons Limited
      • International Chemical Investors SE
      • Kuraray Company Limited
      • Kureha Corporation
      • Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Company Limited
      • Osaka Gas Company Limited
      • Oxbow Corporation
      • Pacific Activated Carbon Company Incorporated
      • Pentair plc
      • PT Intan Prima Group
      • RWE Group
      • Shinkwang Chemical Industry Company Limited
      • Silcarbon Aktivkohle GmbH
      • Standard Purification LLC
      • Thermax Group
      • Veolia Environnement SA
      • WestRock Company

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