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Global Activated Carbon Market - Segmentation by Type, Application, End-User Industry and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

Global Activated Carbon Market - Segmentation by Type, Application, End-User Industry and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

The Activated Carbon Market was valued at USD 3,124.73 million in 2017 and is expected to expand significantly with an estimated CAGR of 6.24%, mainly due to the growing water treatment industry during the forecast period, 2018-2023. Activated carbon removes the impurities from water primarily through surface adsorption. It is primarily used for purification of gases and liquids in food & beverage processing, industrial pollution control, and environmental recovery.

Augmenting Prominence for Air Pollution Control (Especially Mercury Removal)

The market for activated carbon in air pollution control had been re-energized in April 2016, following the US Court of Appeal’s decision to keep the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) regulation in place. Activated carbon injection is projected to be the primary technology used for mercury removal from coal-fired power plants, cement plants, solid waste incinerators etc., in the United States. Mercury emissions in Asia-pacific is increasing primarily owing to the rising electric generation in developing nations, such as China and India. This coupled with rising environmental regulations due to increasing automotive usage in both developing and developed countries across the globe, such as China, India, Germany, and United States are another driving factor for activated carbon market.

Water Purification – The fastest growing segment by usage

Water treatment is the largest application of activated carbon accounting for approximately 45% of the activated carbon consumption around the world in 2017. It is used in municipal wastewater treatment and a number of industrial processes. Some of the areas of application of activated carbon in water treatment are aquariums, groundwater remediation, potable water etc. In order to meet stringent industrial process requirements for water to be used in beverage production, energy and life sciences, activated carbon is used. Usage of activated carbon for water purification purposes is also the most cost-efficient point-of-use (POU) water purification devices. Increase in industrial manufacturing in Asia-Pacific is another major driver for the increase in the activated carbon demand in this segment.

United States to Lead the Market

United States holds the largest market and accounted for 80.18% in activated carbon market in North America. Growing end user industries, like pharmaceutical, oil & gas is expected to drive the market during the forecasted period. The gradual increase in the number of drilling rigs in the United States is expected to gradually increase the consumption of activated carbon during the extraction process. In addition, the advances in the technology are opening up scope for increasing exploration in the deep-water fields of the Gulf of Mexico. This is expected to open up new opportunities for the usage of activated carbon in oil & gas field.

Notable Developments in Market

October 2017: CPL Carbon Link acquired GalaQuim Proteccion Medioambiente

Major Players: Osaka Gas Chemicals Co. Ltd., Kuraray Co. Ltd., Albemarle Corporation and Cabot Corporation, amongst others.

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1. Introduction
1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Scope of the Market
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Indstry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Price Analysis
3.4 Trade Analysis
3.5 Regulatory Policies
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Conformance to Stringent Environmental Regulations in Water Treatment Applications in the United States
4.1.2 Augmenting Prominence for Air Pollution Control (Especially Mercury Removal)
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Narrower Markets due to increased costs of some grades of activated carbon
4.2.2 Threat of Subsitutes like Slica Gel and Supersand
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Rising Demand from Food and Beverage Industry
4.3.2 Increasing Investment and New Mining Projects in Africa
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Powdered activated carbons (PAC)
5.1.2 Granular activated carbons (GAC)
5.1.3 Extruded or Pelletized activated carbons
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Gas Purification
5.2.2 Water Purification
5.2.3 Metal Extraction
5.2.4 Medicine
5.2.5 Others
5.3 By End-user Industry
5.3.1 Water Treatment
5.3.2 Food & Beverage
5.3.3 Healthcare
5.3.4 Automotive
5.3.5 Industrial Processing
5.3.6 Others
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 India
6.1.2 China
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.2 Canada
6.2.3 Mexico
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Germany
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.3 Italy
6.3.4 France
6.3.5 Spain
6.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services and Recent Developments)
8.1 ADA Carbon Solutions LLC
8.2 Albemarle Corporation
8.3 Cabot Corporation
8.4 Carbon Activated Corp.
8.5 CPL Carbon Link
8.6 Donau Chemie Group
8.7 Evoqua Water Technologies Llc
8.9 Ingevity
8.10 Jacobi Carbons, Inc. (Osaka Gas Chemicals Co. Ltd.)
8.11 Kuraray Co. Ltd.
8.12 Kureha Corporation
8.13 Oxbow Activated Carbon
8.14 Prominent Systems Inc.
8.16 Veolia Water Technologies
*List Not Exhaustive
9. Disclaimer
**Subject to availability on public domain

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