About Green Chelating Agents
Chelating agents are substances that remove ions from a solution system, without reacting with it. They are also known as sequestering agents or complexing agents. Chelating agents are used as scale inhibitors and in cleaning products. The agents bind to ions of calcium, magnesium, iron, and other metals. The result of using chelating agents is to increase the cleaning performance.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global green chelating agents market to grow at a CAGR of 5.78% during the period 2017-2021.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global green chelating agents market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of green chelating agents.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Green Chelating Agents Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global green chelating agents market: AkzoNobel, BASF, Dow Chemical, Kemira, and NIPPON SHOKUBAI
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Anil Bioplus, Innospec, and Jungbunzlauer Suisse
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The green chelating agents market is dominated by many conglomerates such as AkzoNobel, BASF, Dow Chemical, Kemira, and NIPPON SHOKUBAI. They are consolidating the industry. Due to their strong financial advantage over small- and medium-sized competitors, they are investing substantially in R&D and marketing. We expect market consolidation, as the major vendors in the market are likely to acquire smaller players or form strategic alliances with them. The key vendors have patented proprietary products that give them a first mover advantage. For instance, GLDA is marketed by AkzoNobel as Dissolvine.”
According to the report, most traditional chelating agents such as EDTA are poorly biodegradable. These chelating agents do not get absorbed in the soil surface in the environment. These chelating agents even resist degradation in activated sludge in wastewater treatment plants. Owing to this poor biodegradability combined with high water solubility, traditional chelators such as DTPA, EDTA, HEDTA, and organophosphates are readily released into the environment and have been detected in the rivers and lakes as well as in make-up water processed for drinking water.
Further, the report states that although, conventionally used chelating agents such as aminopolycarboxylic acids and other organophosphates pose environmental threats, the performance of green chelating agents is incomparable with them. For instance, when sodium gluconate is used as a chelating agent instead of EDTA, the concentration of sodium gluconate to be used is much higher than the concentration of EDTA used for the same purpose. The low efficacy of green chelating agents is attributed to their lower stability compared with the conventionally used chelating agents, which offer high stability and integrity.
AkzoNobel, BASF, Dow Chemical, Kemira, NIPPON SHOKUBAI, Anil Bioplus, Innospec, Jungbunzlauer Suisse.
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