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Mining Chemicals Market by Functionality (Grinding aids, Flocculants, Solvent Extractants and Flotation Chemicals) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019

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Publishing Date: April 2015
Report Code: CH 3263

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Mining chemicals are the chemicals that are used to improve productivity and efficiency of processes such as extraction, flotation, grinding, separation and others. The report categorizes mining chemicals based on functionality into four segments, namely, grinding aids, flocculants, solvent extractants and flotation chemicals. Grinding aids represents the largest category of products by functional use in mining activities. Grinding aids include solutions of glycols, esters of glycols, alkanolamines or carboxylates of alkanolamines. They accounted for approximately 44.2% of the global mining chemicals market in 2013 in terms of volume.

Collectors are the second largest category in terms of volume in 2013. Typical collectors used in mining industry are xanthates, dithiophosphates, petroleum sulfates, and fatty amines. The other categories of mining chemicals based on functionality account for minor shares. Flocculants are the third largest category of mining chemicals in terms of volume in 2013. They are formulated from polyamines, polyacrylamides, polyethyleneimines, and polyethylene-oxide. Frothers that are commonly used include methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC), pine oil, polyglycol ethers and certain alcohols.

The global mining chemicals market is largely driven by the increasing demand for minerals due to urbanization and industrial growth in emerging economies. Huge mining activity in China and the increasing investment in the sector in emerging countries such as Brazil, Chile, Africa, and India are expected to drive the demand for mining chemicals market.

This report aims to estimate the global market of mining chemicals in 2013 and to project the expected demand of the same by 2019. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global market. The research methodology of the report involved the utilization of various secondary sources such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the market. The primary sources – experts from related industries and suppliers were interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects of the mining market.

Competitive developments of top players in the mining chemicals market have been discussed in detail. The leading players of the industry are Cytec Industries, AkzoNobel NV, BASF SE, Orica, Clariant AG, Cytec Industries Inc. among others.

Scope of the Report

The global mining chemicals market is analyzed in terms of volume (KT) and value ($million) by these aforementioned classifications.

By Functionality

  • Grinding Aids
  • Flocculants
  • Solvent Extractants
  • Flotation Chemicals
    • Frothers
    • Collectors

By Geography

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America
  • Middle East & Africa

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency & Pricing
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Market Size Estimation
    2.2 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.3 Market Share Estimation
           2.3.1 Key Insights
    2.4 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 25)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 28)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Specialty Mining Chemicals Market
    4.2 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market: Regional Segments
    4.3 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market in Asia-Pacific
    4.4 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Attractiveness
    4.5 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market, By Funtionality (2014 - 2019)
    4.6 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market: Developing vs. Developed Nations
    4.7 Fastest-Growing Specialty Mining Chemicals Market, By Functionality (2013)
    4.8 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 34)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Lower Mineral Concentration and Increased Complexity of Ores
                    5.3.1.2 Investments in Mining Projects in Asia-Pacific and South America
           5.3.2 Restraint
                    5.3.2.1 Slow Growth of Mining Industry in Developed Economies
           5.3.3 Opportunitie
                    5.3.3.1 Growing Mining Sector in Africa and Eastern Europe

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 40)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.4 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.5 Intensity of Rivalry
    6.4 Strategic Benchmarking
           6.4.1 Expansion
           6.4.2 Research & Development

7 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market, By Functionality (Page No. - 45)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Market Size & Projection
    7.3 Grinding Aids
    7.4 Flocculants
    7.5 Solvent Extractants
    7.6 Flotation Chemicals
           7.6.1 Frothers
           7.6.2 Collectors

8 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market, By Mineral Type (Page No. - 57)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Market Size & Projection
    8.3 Base Metals
    8.4 Non-Metallic Minerals
    8.5 Precious Metals
    8.6 Rare Earth Metals

9 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market, Regional Analysis (Page No. - 65)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Asia-Pacific
           9.2.1 China
           9.2.2 Australia & New Zealand
           9.2.3 India
           9.2.4 Japan
           9.2.5 Korea
           9.2.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    9.3 North America
           9.3.1 U.S.
           9.3.2 Canada
           9.3.3 Mexico
    9.4 South America
           9.4.1 Brazil
           9.4.2 Chile
           9.4.3 Peru
           9.4.4 Rest of South America
    9.5 Europe
           9.5.1 Western Europe
           9.5.2 Eastern Europe
           9.5.3 Russia
    9.6 Middle East & Africa
           9.6.1 Africa
           9.6.2 Middle East

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 100)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Expansions: The Most Popular Growth Strategy
     10.3 Maximum Developments in North America
     10.4 Maximum Developments in 2013
     10.5 Kemira Oyj: The Top Most Player
     10.6 Competitive Situation & Trends
             10.6.1 Expansions
             10.6.2 Research & Development
             10.6.3 New Product Launches
             10.6.4 Mergers & Acquisitions
             10.6.5 Contracts & Agreements
             10.6.6 Joint Ventures
             10.6.7 Divestments

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 108)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Akzonobel N.V.
     11.3 BASF SE
     11.4 Clariant AG
     11.5 Cytec Industries Inc.
     11.6 Kemira Oyj
     11.7 Arrmaz Custom Chemicals Inc.
     11.8 The Dow Chemical Company
     11.9 Huntsman Corporation
     11.10 Orica Limited
     11.11 SNF Floerger SAS
*Details Might Not be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

12 Appendix (Page No. - 133)
     12.1 Industry Experts
     12.2 Recent Developments
     12.3 Discussion Guide
     12.4 Introducing Rt: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Available Customizations
     12.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (88 Tables)

Table 1 Impact Analysis of Drivers
Table 2 Impact Analysis of Restraint
Table 3 Impact Analysis of Opportunitie
Table 4 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 5 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 6 Grinding Aids Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 7 Grinding Aids Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 8 Flocculants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 9 Flocculants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 10 Solvent Extractants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 11 Solvent Extractants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 12 Flotation Chemicals Marekt Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 13 Flotation Chemicals Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 14 Frothers Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 15 Frothers Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 16 Collectors Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 17 Collectors Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 18 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Mineral Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 19 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size in Base Metals Mining, By Region, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 20 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size in Non-Metallic Mineral Mining, By Region, 2012-2019 (KT)
Table 21 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size in Precious Metals Mining, By Region, 2012-2019 (KT)
Table 22 Bopp Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 (KT)
Table 23 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 24 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 25 Asia-Pacific: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 26 Asia-Pacific: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 27 Asia-Pacific: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 28 Asia-Pacific: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 29 China: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 30 China: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 31 Australia & New Zealand: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 32 Australia & New Zealand: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 33 India: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 34 India: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 35 Japan: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 36 Japan: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 37 Koreas: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 38 Koreas: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 39 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 40 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 41 North America: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 42 North America: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 43 North America: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 44 North America: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 45 U.S.: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 46 U.S: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 47 Canada: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 48 Canada: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 49 Mexico: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 50 Mexico: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 51 South America: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 52 South America: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 53 South America: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 54 South America: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 55 Brazil: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 56 Brazil: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 57 Chile: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 58 Chile: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 59 Peru: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality,2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 60 Peru: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 61 Rest of South America: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 62 Rest of South America: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 63 Europe: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 64 Europe: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 65 Europe: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 66 Europe: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 67 Western Europe: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 68 Western Europe: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 69 Eastern Europe: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 70 Eastern Europe: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 71 Russia: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 72 Russia: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 73 Middle East & Africa: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 74 Middle East & Africa: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size,By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 75 Middle East & Africa: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 76 Middle East & Africa: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 77 Africa: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 78 Africa: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 79 Middle East: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 80 Middle East: Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Functionality, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 81 Expansions, 2010–2014
Table 82 Research & Development, 2010–2014
Table 83 New Product Launches, 2010–2014
Table 84 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010–2014
Table 85 Contracts & Agreements, 2010–2014
Table 86 Joint Ventures, 2010–2014
Table 87 Divestments, 2010–2014
Table 88 Developments, 2010–2014


List of Figures (66 Figures)

Figure 1 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market, Research Design
Figure 2 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews, By Company, Designation & Region
Figure 5 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Key Data From Secondary Sources
Figure 7 Key Data From Primary Sources
Figure 8 Grinding Aids to Dominate the Market Between 2014 and 2019
Figure 9 Asia-Pacific Specialty Mining Chemicals Market to Register the Fastest Growth During the Projected Period
Figure 10 China is the Largest Consumer of Specialty Mining Chemicals, 2013
Figure 11 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market to Register Low Growth Between 2014 & 2019
Figure 12 Asia-Pacific Region to Register the Highest Demand During the Projected Period
Figure 13 China Captured the Largest Share of the Asia-Pacific Specialty Mining Chemicals Market
Figure 14 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market to Register High Growth in Emerging Economies Between 2014 & 2019
Figure 15 Grinding Aids Captures the Largest Market Share
Figure 16 China to Emerge as a Lucrative Market Between 2014 & 2019
Figure 17 China is the Largest Market for Specilaty Mining Chemicals
Figure 18 High-Growth Potential in Asia-Pacific for the Specialty Mining Chemicals
Figure 19 Specailty Mining Chemicals Market, By Funtionality
Figure 20 Specailty Mining Chemicals Market, By Mineral Type
Figure 21 Specailty Mining Chemicals Market, By Region
Figure 22 Overview of the Market Forces Governing the Specialty Mining Chemicals Market
Figure 23 Value Chain Analysis for Specialty Mining Chemicals
Figure 24 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 25 Strategic Benchmarking: Key Players Made Investments to Expand Business Operations
Figure 26 Strategic Benchmarking: Key Players Increased Research Activities With the Aim to Provide Advanced Products to Customers
Figure 27 Solvent Extractants: the Fastest-Growing Segment
Figure 28 Asia-Pacific: The Largest Consumer of Grinding Aids
Figure 29 Flocculants to Register High Growth in Asia-Pacific & South America
Figure 30 Solvent Extractants to Register Fastest Growth in South America
Figure 31 Flotation Chemicals to Register Highest Growth in Asia-Pacific
Figure 32 Asia-Pacific to Register High Growth During the Projected Period
Figure 33 Asia-Pacific is the Largest Market for Collectors
Figure 34 Base Metals Dominated the Specialty Mining Chemicals Market in 2013
Figure 35 Asia-Pacific to Drive the Specialty Mining Chemicals Demand in Base Metals Mining
Figure 36 High Demand From Large Cement Producing Nations to Drive the Market Between 2014 & 2019
Figure 37 Specialty Mining Chemicals Demand in Precious Metal Mining to Witness the Highest Growth in Asia-Pacific Between 2014 & 2019
Figure 38 North America to Witness High Growth in Demand for Specialty Mining Chemicals in Rare Earth Metal Mining
Figure 39 Regional Snapshot (2014 - 2019) – Rapid Growth Markets Are Emerging as New Destinations
Figure 40 China is the Largest Market for Specialty Mining Chemicals
Figure 41 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot: China is the Most Lucrative Market
Figure 42 North America Market Snapshot: Slow Growth of Specialty Mining Chemicals in the Region
Figure 43 Brazil to Witness the Highest Growth in the Region
Figure 44 Eastern Europe Presents Growth Opportunities in the Region
Figure 45 African Market to Register the Fastest Growth in the Region
Figure 46 Companies Primarily Adopted Organic Growth Strategies
Figure 47 Key Growth Strategies in Global Specialty Mining Chemicals Market, 2010–2014
Figure 48 New Product Launches in North America Made It the Most Active Region During 2010–2014
Figure 49 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Developmental Share, 2010–2014
Figure 50 Growth Strategies, By Company, 2010–2014
Figure 51 Regional Revenue Mix of Top Five Market Players
Figure 52 Akzonobel N.V.: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Akzonobel N.V.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 54 BASF SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 56 Clariant AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 57 Clariant AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 58 Cytec Industries Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 59 Cytec Industries Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 60 Kemira Oyj: Company Snapshot
Figure 61 Kemira Oyj: SWOT Analysis
Figure 62 Arrmaz Custom Chemicals Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 63 The Dow Chemical Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 64 Huntsman Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 65 Orica Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 66 SNF Floerger SAS: Company Snapshot

The global mining chemicals market is estimated at $3.4 Billion in 2014 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2014 to 2019. Asia-Pacific dominates the market in terms of consumption of mining chemicals. The increased urbanization and industrialization in countries of this region is the major driver of the market. Europe and North America is expected to grow at a lower rates; this can be attributed to the decline in the growth of the mining sector in these regions.

Mining chemicals based on their functionality can be categorized into grinding aids, flocculants, solvent extractants and flotation chemicals. Grinding aids represents the largest type in terms of volume consumed in 2013. The demand for grinding aids is high due to the high cost of grinding and the need to enhance its efficiency. Flotation chemicals have the second highest consumption. The decrease in mineral content of ores and their increased complexity have led to increased demand for mining chemicals.

The mining chemicals market has a large number of players. This includes both global and domestic players. The key market players are focused on expansion of their operations to emerging markets. The demand for mining chemicals from these markets has led to the increased expansion activities in these markets. The demand for mining chemicals in emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil can be attributed to the growth of the mining sector in these countries.

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