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Global Activated Carbon Market 2017-2021

Global Activated Carbon Market 2017-2021

About Activated Carbon

Activated carbon is the non-graphite form of carbon, which is produced from the carbonaceous raw materials such as coal, lignite, wood, paddy husk, coir pith, and coconut shells. The primary objective of activated carbon is adsorption, which is due to its intrinsic pore network of the lattice structure.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global activated carbon market to grow at a CAGR of 11.04% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global activated carbon market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price for the product

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • MEA
Technavio's report, Global Activated Carbon Market 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
  • Cabot
  • Calgon Carbon
  • Kuraray
  • Osaka Gas
Other prominent vendors
  • ADA Carbon Solutions
  • Albemarle
  • Boyce Carbon
  • Carbon Activated
  • CarboTech
  • DESOTEC Activated Carbon
  • Donau Chemie
  • Haycarb
Market driver
  • Increased need for purification
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Limitations of activated carbon filters
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of APAC in activated carbon market
  • 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Activated Carbon Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global activated carbon market: Cabot, Calgon Carbon, Kuraray, and Osaka Gas.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ADA Carbon Solutions, Albemarle, Boyce Carbon, Carbon Activated, CarboTech, DESOTEC Activated Carbon, Donau Chemie, and Haycarb.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is emergence of APAC in activated carbon market. Industrializing countries in APAC like China, India, and Japan will increase the demand for activated carbon. The environmental concerns in these regions are increasing, which will lead the people to adopt effective and cost-efficient methods to control it. APAC occupies high shares in both export and import of activated carbon. China is the major market for activated carbon due to its rapid industrialization.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is increased need for purification. Applications of activated carbon vary for different end-user segments. It is mainly used as an adsorbent to remove contaminants and impurities. Water and air purifications are the major applications driving the market. The growing industrialization increased the concern toward safe drinking water, which has risen the use of activated carbon in purification processes. EPA has enforced DBP rules focusing mainly on public water systems to reduce disinfection byproducts from drinking water. It has been widely adopted across the globe, which triggered the need for water purification in industrial nations.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is limitations of activated carbon filters. The performance of activated carbon filters depends on the proportion to the amount of activated carbon used in them. Activated carbon filters do not remove all contaminants or impurities present in air or water. They are insensitive to few chemicals like sodium nitrates, and heavy metals. Activated carbon filters also fail to remove few pathogenic bacteria and viruses and sometimes act as their breeding ground. Moreover, they cause clogging and channeling of the impurities. Thus, these limitations of activated carbon filters will restrict the demand for activated carbon during the forecast period.

Companies Mentioned

Cabot, Calgon Carbon, Kuraray, Osaka Gas, ADA Carbon Solutions, Albemarle, Boyce Carbon, Carbon Activated, CarboTech, DESOTEC Activated Carbon, Donau Chemie, and Haycarb.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global activated carbon market 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Global activated carbon market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Global activated carbon market by product type
      • Table Global activated carbon by product type for 2016
      • Table Global activated carbon by product type for 2021
    • Global powdered activated carbon market
      • Table Global powdered activated carbon market 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Global powdered activated carbon market 2016-2021
    • Global granular activated carbon market
      • Table Global granular activated carbon market 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Global granular activated carbon market 2016-2021
    • Global activated carbon market by other activated carbon products
      • Table Global activated carbon market by other activated carbon products 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Global activated carbon market by other activated carbon products 2016- 2021
  • Market segmentation by raw materials
    • Global activated carbon market by raw material
      • Table Global activated carbon market by raw material 2016
  • Market segmentation by end-users
    • Global activated carbon market by end-user
      • Table Global activated carbon market by end-user 2016
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global activated carbon market by application
      • Table Global activated carbon market by application 2016
      • Table Global activated carbon market by application 2021
      • Table Global activated carbon market by application 2016 and 2021
    • Global activated carbon market for air purification
      • Table Global activated carbon market for air purification 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Global activated carbon market for air purification 2016-2021
    • Global activated carbon market for water purification
      • Table Global activated carbon market for water purification 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Global activated carbon market for water purification 2016-2021
    • Global activated carbon market for foods and beverages
      • Table Global activated carbon market for foods and beverages 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Global activated carbon market for foods and beverages 2016-2021
    • Global activated carbon market for medical and pharmaceutical products
      • Table Global activated carbon market for medical and pharmaceutical products 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Global activated carbon market for medical and pharmaceutical products 2016-2021
    • Global activated carbon market for automobiles
      • Table Global activated carbon market for automobiles 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Global activated carbon market for automobiles 2016-2021
    • Global activated carbon market for mining applications
      • Table Global activated carbon market for mining applications 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Global activated carbon market for mining applications 2016-2021
    • Global activated carbon market for other applications
      • Table Global activated carbon market for other applications 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Global activated carbon market for other applications 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global activated carbon market by geography
      • Table Global activated carbon market by geography 2016
      • Table Global activated carbon market by geography 2021
      • Table Global activated carbon market by geography 2016 and 2021
    • Activated carbon market in APAC
      • Table Activated carbon market in APAC 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Activated carbon market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Activated carbon market in Americas
      • Table Activated carbon market in Americas 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Activated carbon market in Americas 2016-2021
    • Activated carbon market in MEA
      • Table Activated carbon market in MEA 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Activated carbon market in MEA 2016-2021
    • Activated carbon market in Europe
      • Table Activated carbon market in Europe 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Forecast: Activated carbon market in Europe 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Impact of drivers on key geographic regions
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key geographic regions
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of APAC in activated carbon market
    • Use of activated carbon for specific applications
    • Reactivation and regeneration services
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Cabot
      • Table Cabot: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Calgon Carbon
      • Table Calgon Carbon: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Kuraray
      • Table Kuraray: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Osaka Gas
      • Table Osaka Gas: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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