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World Catalysts

World Catalysts

World demand to rise ne 5% annually through 2018
Demand for catalysts will grow nearly five percent per annum through 2018 to more than $20 billion. Growth will be led primarily by a rebound in the chemical and polymer industries, most notably in developed economies hit hard by the great recession. The fastest advances, however, will be seen in the developing world where increasing income levels and vehicle ownership rates, plus rapid industrialization, will encourage capacity expansion. Across the board a more stringent regulatory environment will support a shift in the catalyst product mix toward higher-value catalyst products that are highly efficient, facilitate product differentiation, and provide flexibility to manufacturers. However, despite tightening fuel sulfur regulations in large developing markets such as China and India, growth in refining catalyst demand will be restrained as global efforts to improve vehicle fuel efficiency lead to weak refined product consumption.

Feedstock shifts to benefit chemical synthesis catalysts
Regional shifts in feedstock slates will lift demand for generally higher-value chemical synthesis catalysts. In China, abundant coal resources and a focus on coal-to-olefins technology will support demand for synthesis gas. The shale gas boom and low natural gas prices in North America will fuel a similar shift in that region. Additionally, demand for synthesis gas catalysts, especially those utilized in the production of hydrogen, will be fueled by growing hydrogen demand in the petroleum refining industry where hydrogen plays a key role in reducing sulfur content in fuel, and helping manufacturers produce more valuable petroleum products. An increased focus on product sustainability, regulatory efforts to reduce chemical waste, and the continued development of structurally complex active pharmaceutical ingredients will also drive a shift toward highervalue products such as biocatalysts in the chemical synthesis catalyst market.

Polymer production to drive polymerization catalysts
Polymerization catalyst demand will rise at a healthy pace in response to accelerating global polymer production. However, the commodity nature of many polymers and varying raw material costs will encourage a focus on product differentiation that will stimulate a shift in the polymer catalyst product mix, especially in more developed regions. Demand for polymer catalysts will be strong in Asia and the Middle East where low-cost, commodity polymer capacity will continue to expand. In North America and Western Europe, polymer production growth will be more modest, but producers in those regions will look to manufacture more specialized products to remain competitive on a global scale, resulting in increased demand for Ziegler-Natta and single-site catalysts.

Air pollution rules to impact petroleum refining catalysts
Tightening environmental regulations will have a profound impact on the petroleum refining catalyst market. Efforts by developing countries such as China, India, and Russia to battle air pollution by reducing fuel sulfur levels will continue to stimulate demand for hydrotreating catalysts. However, the increased availability of tight oil crudes that are lower in sulfur may restrain growth in hydrotreating catalysts in more developed markets. Opportunities will exist, though, for catalysts that allow refiners flexibility in responding to the changing crude oil supply.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD CATALYST DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Population Outlook
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Chemical Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Petroleum Refining Outlook
      • Table WORLD REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCT OUTPUT BY REGION
    • World Polymer Outlook
      • Table WORLD POLYMER PRODUCTION BY REGION
    • Environmental & Regulatory Outlook
    • Relationship of Per Capita Catalyst Use to Per Capita GDP
      • Table CHART II-1 CATALYST USE PER CAPITA/GDP PER CAPITA RELATIONSHIP, 2013
    • Catalyst Technology
      • Chemical Synthesis
        • Table CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS PROCESSES
      • Petroleum Refining
        • Table PETROLEUM REFINING PROCESSES
      • Polymerization
        • Table POLYMER & POLYMERIZATION PROCESSES
    • Pricing
  • CATALYST MATERIALS
    • General
      • Table WORLD CATALYST DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD CATALYST DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
    • Metals
      • Table WORLD METAL CATALYST DEMAND
      • Base Metals
        • Table WORLD BASE METAL CATALYST DEMAND
      • Precious Metals
        • Table WORLD PRECIOUS METAL CATALYST DEMAND
    • Organometallic Materials
      • Table WORLD ORGANOMETALLIC CATALYST DEMAND
    • Chemicals
      • Table WORLD CHEMICAL CATALYST DEMAND
      • Peroxides
        • Table WORLD PEROXIDE CATALYST DEMAND
      • Acids
        • Table WORLD ACID CATALYST DEMAND
      • Amines & Other Chemicals
        • Table WORLD AMINE & OTHER CHEMICAL CATALYST DEMAND
    • Zeolites
      • Table WORLD ZEOLITE CATALYST DEMAND
    • Enzymes & Other Materials
      • Table WORLD ENZYME & OTHER CATALYST DEMAND
  • CATALYST PRODUCTS & MARKETS
    • General
      • Table WORLD CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-1 WORLD CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • Chemical Synthesis Catalysts
      • Table WORLD CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION
      • Table CHART IV-2 WORLD CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Organic Synthesis Catalysts
        • Table WORLD ORGANIC SYNTHESIS CATALYST DEMAND
      • Oxidation Catalysts
        • Table WORLD OXIDATION CATALYST DEMAND
      • Synthesis Gas Catalysts
        • Table WORLD SYNTHESIS GAS CATALYST DEMAND
      • Hydrogenation Catalysts
        • Table WORLD HYDROGENATION CATALYST DEMAND
      • Other Chemical Synthesis Catalysts
        • Table WORLD OTHER CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS CATALYST DEMAND
    • Petroleum Refining Catalysts
      • Table WORLD PETROLEUM REFINING CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION
      • Table CHART IV-3 WORLD PETROLEUM REFINING CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Hydroprocessing Catalysts
        • Table WORLD HYDROPROCESSING CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION
      • Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts
        • Table WORLD FLUID CATALYTIC CRACKING CATALYST DEMAND
      • Alkylation Catalysts
        • Table WORLD ALKYLATION CATALYST DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION
      • Reforming & Other Petroleum Refining Catalysts
        • Table WORLD REFORMING & OTHER PETROLEUM REFINING CATALYST DEMAND
    • Polymerization Catalysts
      • Table WORLD POLYMERIZATION CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION
      • Table CHART IV-4 WORLD POLYMERIZATION CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Ziegler-Natta Catalysts
        • Table WORLD ZIEGLER-NATTA CATALYST DEMAND
      • Reaction Initiators
        • Table WORLD REACTION INITIATOR CATALYST DEMAND
      • Single-Site Catalysts
        • Table WORLD SINGLE-SITE CATALYST DEMAND
      • Other Polymerization Catalysts
        • Table WORLD OTHER POLYMERIZATION CATALYST DEMAND
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD CATALYST DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART IV-5 WORLD CATALYST DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Production & Trade
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Economic Overview
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
    • North America: Catalyst Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 NORTH AMERICA: CATALYST DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • United States
      • United States: Economic Overview
        • Table UNITED STATES: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • United States: Catalyst Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: Economic Overview
        • Table CANADA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Canada: Catalyst Demand
        • Table CANADA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Economic Overview
        • Table MEXICO: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Mexico: Catalyst Demand
        • Table MEXICO: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Economic Overview
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
    • Western Europe: Catalyst Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-1 WESTERN EUROPE: CATALYST DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Germany
      • Germany: Economic Overview
        • Table GERMANY: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Germany: Catalyst Demand
        • Table GERMANY: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • France
      • France: Economic Overview
        • Table FRANCE: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • France: Catalyst Demand
        • Table FRANCE: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Economic Overview
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • United Kingdom: Catalyst Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: Economic Overview
        • Table ITALY: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Italy: Catalyst Demand
        • Table ITALY: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • The Netherlands
      • The Netherlands: Economic Overview
        • Table NETHERLANDS: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • The Netherlands: Catalyst Demand
        • Table NETHERLANDS: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Belgium
      • Belgium: Economic Overview
        • Table BELGIUM: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Belgium: Catalyst Demand
        • Table BELGIUM: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: Economic Overview
        • Table SPAIN: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Spain: Catalyst Demand
        • Table SPAIN: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Economic Overview
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Other Western Europe: Catalyst Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
    • Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VII-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: CATALYST DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • China
      • China: Economic Overview
        • Table CHINA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • China: Catalyst Demand
        • Table CHINA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: Economic Overview
        • Table JAPAN: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Japan: Catalyst Demand
        • Table JAPAN: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Economic Overview
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • South Korea: Catalyst Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • India
      • India: Economic Overview
        • Table INDIA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • India: Catalyst Demand
        • Table INDIA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: Economic Overview
        • Table TAIWAN: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Taiwan: Catalyst Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CATALYST DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Economic Overview
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Central & South America: Catalyst Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
        • Table BRAZIL: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Economic Overview
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Eastern Europe: Catalyst Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
        • Table RUSSIA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
      • Africa/Mideast: Catalyst Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Saudi Arabia
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table SELECTED WORLD CATALYST SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART IX-1 WORLD CATALYST MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Research & Development
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Company Profiles
      • Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated
      • Akzo Nobel NV
      • Albemarle Corporation
      • Arkema SA
      • BASF SE
      • Bayer AG
      • Borealis AG
      • Chemtura Corporation
      • Chevron Corporation
      • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
      • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
      • Clariant International Limited
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Eastman Chemical Company
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • Exxon Mobil Corporation
      • FMC Corporation
      • Grace (WR) &Company
      • Haldor Topsøe A/S
      • HC Starck GmbH
      • Honeywell International Incorporated
      • INEOS Group AG
      • Johnson Matthey plc
      • LANXESS AG
      • LyondellBasell Industries NV
      • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Incorporated
      • Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
      • Novozymes A/S
      • OM Group Incorporated
      • PQ Holdings Incorporated
      • Royal Dutch Shell plc
      • Total SA
      • Univation Technologies LLC
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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