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Global Chelating Agents Market 2016-2020

About the Chelating Agents Market

Chelating agents, also called chelants, sequestering agents, or complexing agents, form stable complexes after mixing with metal ions. These compounds achieve this by synchronizing with the metal ions of at least two sites, inactivating and solubilizing the metal ions that would otherwise damage the system on which they have been used. Chelating agents are primarily used for the following purposes:

  • To eliminate metal ions that might affect the effectiveness of the process
  • To evade metal precipitation and ensure a vital amount for the good operation of the procedure
The global market for chelating agents is growing due to the growth of the chemicals industry. Rapid industrialization has escalated the market for chelants in various end-user industries. Multiple development opportunities emerging from agrochemicals, textiles, household and industrial cleaners, paper and pulp, textiles, personal care, water treatment, and others are the major factors driving the growth of the overall market.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global chelating agent market to grow at a CAGR of 4.27% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global chelating agent market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, Technavio considers the revenue generated from the total consumption of chelating agents globally. The report does not include revenue generated from the aftermarket service of the product.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Chelating Agents Market 2016-2020, 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
  • AkzoNobel
  • BASF
  • Dow Chemicals
  • Kemira
  • Tate & Lyle
Other prominent vendors
  • Archers Daniel Midland
  • Ashland
  • EMD Millipore
  • Huntsman
  • Innospec
  • LANXESS
  • Sigma–Aldrich
Market driver
  • Increased use of chelating agents in pulp and paper industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Growing demand for bio-based chelating agents
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing demand from agrochemical industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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 Chelating Agents Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global chelating agents market: AkzoNobel, BASF, Dow Chemicals, Kemira, and Tate & Lyle.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Archers Daniel Midland, Ashland, EMD Millipore, Huntsman, Innospec, LANXESS, and Sigma–Aldrich.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The emergence of silybin as a new iron chelating agent is a major trend gaining traction in this market. The compound acts as an iron chelator and has antioxidant properties. It also has radical scavenging abilities because of which it has been suggested as a chelator recently. Silybin is an hepatoprotectant, hypocholesterolemic, and cancer protective agent.”

According to the report, the increased use of chelating agents in pulp and paper industry will be a major growth driver for this market. Chelating agents reduce the negative effect of heavy metals that affect the performance of bleaching agents during chemical and mechanical pulping processes. The paper and pulp industry consists of three different divisions — pulp processing, paper manufacturing, and paper recycling.

Further, the report states that one challenge hampering the growth prospects for this market is the growing demand for bio-based chelating agents. APCAs, especially EDTA and DTPA, are widely used in several industrial, agricultural, and domestic applications. However, they are not biodegradable and persist in biological systems, affecting the environment. As a result, alternatives to conventional chelating agents such as STPP, phosphonates, EDTA, NTA, and DTPA that are environmentally friendly are being sought.

Companies Mentioned

AkzoNobel, BASF, Dow Chemicals, Kemira, and Tate & Lyle, Archers Daniel Midland, Ashland, EMD Millipore, Huntsman, Innospec, LANXESS, and Sigma–Aldrich.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global chelating agents market segmentation
      • Table Global chelating agents market by type
      • Table Global chelating agents market by applications
      • Table Global chelating agents market by geography
    • Product offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Global chelating agents market production 2015-2020 (million tons)
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global chelating agent market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Outlook
      • Table Global chelating agents market by type 2015
  • Market segmentation by applications
    • Market overview
      • Table Global chelating agents market by application 2015
      • Table Global chelating agents market by application 2020
    • Global chelating agents market in pulp and paper segment
      • Table Global chelating agents market in pulp and paper segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global chelating agents market in household and industrial cleaning segment
      • Table Global chelating agents market in household and industrial cleaning segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global chelating agents market in water treatment segment
      • Table Global chelating agents market in water treatment segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global chelating agents market in agrochemicals segment
      • Table Global chelating agents market in agrochemicals segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global chelating agents market in others segment
      • Table Global chelating agents market in others segments 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Outlook
      • Table Global chelating agents market by geography 2015
      • Table Global chelating agents market by geography 2020
    • Chelating agents market in APAC
      • Table Chelating agents market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Chelating agents market in North America
      • Table Chelating agents market in North America 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Chelating agents market in EMEA
      • Table Chelating agents market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Chelating agents market in ROW
      • Table Chelating agents market in ROW 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Relative toxicity of chelating agents and their impact on the environment
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Global agrochemical market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Buying criteria
      • Table Buying criteria
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • AkzoNobel
      • Table AkzoNobel: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Key takeaways
    • BASF
      • Table Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Key takeaways
    • Dow Chemicals
      • Table Dow Chemical: Segmentation of revenue by business 2015
      • Table Dow Chemical: Revenue segmentation by geography 2015
      • Table Key takeaways
    • Kemira
      • Table Kemira: Business segmentation 2015 by revenue
      • Table Key takeaways
    • Tate & Lyle
      • Table Tate & Lyle: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Tate & Lyle: Revenue segmentation by geography 2015
      • Table Key takeaways
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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