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Ferric Chloride Market in MENA 2017-2021

About Ferric Chloride

Ferric chloride (FeCl3), also known as iron (III) chloride is used as a coagulant, mostly in the form of liquid (40% solution), in wastewater and sewage water treatment (domestic and industrial). The compound is also used in the manufacturing of PCBs. It has many industrial uses when compared with ferrous chloride (FeCl2), aslo known as Iron (II) chloride.

Ferric chloride is industrially produced by a high-temperature reaction of dry chlorine with scrap iron (direct chlorination). It is also a byproduct of a few chemical and metallurgical processes such as the chlorinating decomposition of iron-bearing ores of oxides.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the ferric chloride market in MENA to grow at a CAGR of 4% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the ferric chloride market in MENA for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the volume.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • The UAE
  • Algeria
  • Kenya
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
Technavio's report, Ferric Chloride Market in MENA 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BCI
  • ChimiArt
  • Saf Sulphur Company
  • Trizac Abu Dhabi
Other prominent vendors
  • BASF
  • Chemipol
  • Chemical Company of Malaysia
  • Kemira
  • Khushi Chemical
  • Sukha Chemical Industries
  • Tessenderlo Group
Market driver
  • Growth in industrial sector
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Availability of relatively low-cost substitute products
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing use of water treatment application
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Ferric Chloride Market in MENA 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the ferric chloride market in MENA: BCI, ChimiArt, Saf Sulphur Company, and Trizac Abu Dhabi.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: BASF, Chemipol, Chemical Company of Malaysia, Kemira, Khushi Chemical, Sukha Chemical Industries, and Tessenderlo Group.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increasing use of water treatment application. Water treatment is expected to remain a key application for ferric chloride. In this process, wastewater is treated and recycled for industrial, agricultural, and irrigational purposes. The primary phase of water treatment involves the elimination of organic and inorganic solids, oxides of metal and colloidal substances, and impurities like dirt and other suspended particles. It is a hybrid process involving the combination of physical and chemical methods. This step acts as a quality check to ensure the water quality standards obtained from municipalities and fresh water. Water passing through various process systems such as cooling and heating is termed as process water treatment or cooling water treatment. Effluent treatment plants (ETPs) ensure that water released by industries to the environment does not contain any harmful impurities such as heavy metal or their oxides.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Growth in industrial sector. The industries using wastewater treatment plants like petrochemicals and refineries are estimated to grow during the forecast period, resulting in an increase in the demand for water treatment chemicals. The manufacturing sector boosts the water treatment industry, and with rapid industrialization in these developing economies, the demand for effluent treatment is expected to increase. Municipalities use ferric chloride to ensure the quality of potable water and treat wastewater before it can either be released into the environment or used for applications rather than consumption and human use. The growing water demand due to the increased economic growth, improvements in the standard of living, and high population growth rate will spur the demand of ferric chloride.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Availability of relatively low-cost substitute products. Ferric chloride has been used as an inexpensive alternative to primary coagulants. There are alternate replacements for ferric chloride such as ferric sulfate and aluminum sulfate, which are being used in the market for the application of wastewater treatment. Aluminum coagulants can replace ferric chloride. The aluminum coagulants are comparatively cheaper and easy to handle. The end-users prefer to procure ferric chloride based on the availability and shipping time as transportation plays a crucial role in the overall cost. Among all the commercial coagulants, aluminum and iron-based ones are widely available and most commonly used for water treatment.

Companies Mentioned

BCI, ChimiArt, Saf Sulphur Company, Trizac Abu Dhabi, BASF, Chemipol, Chemical Company of Malaysia, Kemira, Khushi Chemical, Sukha Chemical Industries, and Tessenderlo Group.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Overview
      • Table Production of ferric chloride from scrap iron and chlorine
      • Table Production of ferric chloride from scrap iron, HCl, and chlorine
      • Table Production of ferric chloride from iron ore, HCl, and oxidation
      • Table Production of ferric chloride from iron ore and HCl
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Ferric chloride market in MENA
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Ferric chloride market in MENA 2016 and 2021 (Kilo MT)
      • Table Market forecast: Ferric chloride market in MENA 2016-2021
    • Ferric chloride industry structure
      • Table Industry structure
    • Supplier Selection Criteria
      • Table Key supplier selection criteria
    • Safety, health, and regulation
    • Major substitutes of ferric chloride
      • Table Substitution analysis
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Ferric chloride market in MENA by application
      • Table Ferric chloride market in MENA by application 2016
      • Table Ferric chloride market in MENA by application 2021
      • Table Application wise percentage share forecast 2017-2021 (% share of volume)
    • Ferric chloride market in MENA for water and wastewater treatment
      • Table Ferric chloride market in MENA for water and wastewater treatment 2016 and 2021 (Kilo MT)
      • Table Market forecast: Ferric chloride market in MENA for water and wastewater treatment 2016-2021
    • Ferric chloride market in MENA for PCB
      • Table Ferric chloride market in MENA for PCB 2016 and 2021 (Kilo MT)
      • Table Market forecast: Ferric chloride market in MENA for PCB 2016-2021
    • Ferric chloride market in MENA for other applications
      • Table Ferric chloride market in MENA for other applications 2016 and 2021 (Kilo MT)
      • Table Market forecast: Ferric chloride market in MENA for other applications 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market segmentation by geography
      • Table List of GCC countries
      • Table Ferric chloride market in MENA by geography 2016
      • Table Ferric chloride market in MENA by geography 2021
      • Table Geography wise percentage share forecast 2017-2021 (% share of volume)
    • Ferric chloride market in the KSA
      • Table Ferric chloride market in the KSA 2016 and 2021 (Kilo MT)
      • Table Market forecast: Ferric chloride market in the KSA 2016-2021
    • Ferric chloride market in Oman
      • Table Ferric chloride market in Oman 2016 and 2021 (Kilo MT)
      • Table Market forecast: Ferric chloride market in Oman 2016-2021
    • Ferric chloride market in the UAE
      • Table Ferric chloride market in the UAE 2016 and 2021 (Kilo MT)
      • Table Market forecast: Ferric chloride market in the UAE 2016-2021
    • Ferric chloride market in Egypt
      • Table Ferric chloride market in Egypt 2016 and 2021 (Kilo MT)
      • Table Market forecast: Ferric chloride market in Egypt 2016-2021
    • Ferric chloride market in RoGCC
      • Table Ferric chloride market in RoGCC 2016 and 2021 (Kilo MT)
      • Table Market forecast: Ferric chloride market in RoGCC 2016-2021
    • Ferric chloride market in RoMENA
      • Table Ferric chloride market in RoMENA 2016 and 2021 (Kilo MT)
      • Table Market forecast: Ferric chloride market in RoMENA 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Wastewater treatment technologies
  • Market trends
    • Increasing use of water treatment application
    • Spot basis pricing of ferric chloride ispreferable
    • Increasing regulations boosting the domestic ferric chloride market
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key competitive factors
    • Major market vendors
      • Table Ferric chloride market in MENA: Major vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BCI
      • Table BCI: Companies operating under BCI Group
    • ChimiArt
      • Table ChimiArt: Business segmentation
    • Saf Sulphur Company
      • Table Saf Sulphur Company: Business segmentation based on products
    • Trizac Abu Dhabi
      • Table Key work areas
      • Table Trizac Abu Dhabi: Business segmentation based on products and services
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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