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Activated Carbon Market by Type (Powdered, Granular, Others (Pelletized, Bead)), Application (Liquid Phase (Water Treatment, Foods & Beverages, Pharmaceutical & Medical), Gaseous Phase (Industrial, Automotive)), Region - Global Forecast to 2021

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: January 2017
Report Code: CH 4940

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[181 Pages Report] The global activated carbon market was valued at USD 4.74 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 8.12 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 9.4% from 2016 to 2021. The market size in terms of volume was 2,743.4 kiloton in 2015 and is projected to reach 3,587.9 kiloton, by 2021, at a CAGR of 8.4% from 2016 to 2021. In this study, 2015 has been considered the base year, 2016 as estimated year and 2021 as the forecasted year to estimate the market sizes of activated carbon.

Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Check over mercury emission for pollution control leading the demand for activated carbon
  • Stringent Regulations on Water Purification to escalate demand for activated Carbon
  • Research and new product development

Restraints

  • Scarcity of Raw Materials Causing Price Hikes of Activated Carbon in Asia-Pacific

Opportunities

  • Reactivated Carbon: an Opportunity for Activated Carbon Producers to Maximize Profits

Challenges

  • Weak Economic Conditions Lowered Industrial Growth Eventually Impacting Activated Carbon Sales

Check over mercury emission for pollution control leading the demand for activated carbon

Demand for activated carbon is anticipated to increase due to growing need of mercury control technology for industrial air purification applications. In the coming years, many production facilities in the U.S. and Europe including coal-fired power plants, clinker cement plants, and other facilities operating large industrial boilers will be required to meet stringent new emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants overseen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA has set Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards which require sources to meet specific emission limits that are based on the emission levels already achieved by the best-performing similar facilities.

The objectives of the study are:

  • To define and segment the global market of activated carbon by type, application, and region
  • To estimate and forecast the global activated carbon market by application at country-level in different regions, namely, North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa
  • To estimate and forecast the market size of activated carbon, in terms of value (USD billion), and volume (Kiloton), at global and regional-levels
  • To estimate and forecast the market of activated carbon, in terms of value (USD billion), and volume (Kiloton), at country-level
  • To identify and analyze the key growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges influencing the global activated carbon market.
  • To analyze recent market developments and competitive strategies, such as expansions, product launches/developments, agreements/collaborations, and mergers & acquisitions to draw the competitive landscape in the global activated carbon market
  • To strategically identify and profile the key market players and analyze their core competencies in each type and application of the global activated carbon market

Different secondary sources such as, company websites, encyclopedia, directories, and databases such as Hoovers, Bloomberg, Businessweek, Factiva, and OneSource have been used to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the global activated carbon market. The primary sources, including experts from related industries, have been interviewed to verify and collect critical information and assess the future prospects of the market.  The top-down approach has been implemented to validate the market size in terms of value. With the data triangulation procedure and validation of data through primaries, the exact values of the overall parent market size and individual market sizes have been determined and confirmed in this study.

Activated Carbon Market

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The activated carbon market has a diversified and established ecosystem of its upstream players such as the raw material suppliers, and downstream stakeholders such as, manufacturers, vendors, end-users, and government organizations.

Major Market Developments

  • In September 2015, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd(Japan) commenced the new granulated activated carbon production facility in Zamboanga, Philippines having production capacity of 20 kilotons
  • In June 2016, Cabot Corporation(U.S) The company opened new technology center in Shanghai (China) for research and development activities of activated carbon
  • In September 2016, Cabot Corporation (U.S) launched new activated carbon product under the brand DARCO H2S HF for odor control applications and hydrogen sulfide removal.

This study answers several questions for the stakeholders, primarily which market segments they should focus upon during the next two to five years to prioritize their efforts and investments. These stakeholders include activated carbon manufacturers such as, The Calgon Carbon Corporation (U.S), Osaka Gas Co. Ltd (Japan), Cabot Corporation (U.S), and Haycarb Plc.(Sri Lanka), Kuraray Chemical Co. Ltd( Japan), KUREHA CORPORATION(Japan), Donau Carbon GmbH(Germany), Silcarbon Akilotonivkohle GmbH(Germany), Oxbow Activated Carbon LLC(U.S).  

Key Target audience:

  • Regional manufacturers’ associations and general activated carbon associations
  • Raw material manufacturers
  • Traders, distributors, and suppliers of activated carbon
  • Government and regional agencies and research organizations

Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the global activated carbon market based on agent, application, and region, and forecasts the revenue growth and provides an analysis of trends in each of the submarkets.

On the Basis of type:

  • Powdered Activated Carbon
  • Granular Activated Carbon
  • Others (Pelletized Activated Carbon)

Each type is further described in detail in the report with value forecasts until 2021.

On the Basis of Application:

  • Liquid Phase Applications
    • Water Treatment
    • Food & Beverages Industry
    • Pharmaceutical & Medical  
    • Others (Electronics, Mining, etc.)
  • Gas Phase Applications  
    • Automotive
    • Industrial
    • Others (Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper etc.)

Each application segment is further described in detail in the report, with value forecasts until 2021.

On the Basis of Region:

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

Each region is further segmented by key countries such as, the U.S., Mexico, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, Germany, the U.K., Italy, France, Turkey, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Argentina, and Brazil.

Critical questions which the report answers

  • What are new application areas which the activated carbon companies are exploring?
  • Which are the key players in the market and how intense is the competition?

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
    1.4 Years Considered for the Study
    1.5 Currency
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                     2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                     2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                     2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                     2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
    2.3 Data Triangulation
           2.3.1 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 31)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Activated Carbon Market
    4.2 Activated Carbon Market, By Application
    4.3 Activated Carbon Market, By Region and Application, 2015
    4.4 Activated Carbon Market Attractiveness

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 35)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Product Type
           5.2.2 By Application
                     5.2.2.1 Liquid Phase Applications
                     5.2.2.2 Gaseous Phase Applications
           5.2.3 By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                     5.3.1.1 Check Over Mercury Emissions for Pollution Control Leading the Demand for Activated Carbon
                     5.3.1.2 Stringent Regulations on Water Purification to Escalate Demand for Activated Carbon
                     5.3.1.3 Research and New Product Development
           5.3.2 Restraints
                     5.3.2.1 Scarcity of Raw Materials Causing Price Hikes of Activated Carbon in Asia-Pacific
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                     5.3.3.1 Reactivated Carbon: an Opportunity for Activated Carbon Producers to Maximize Profits
           5.3.4 Challenges
                     5.3.4.1 Weak Economic Conditions Lowered Industrial Growth Eventually Impacting Activated Carbon Sales

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 43)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Supply Chain Analysis
           6.2.1 Raw Material Suppliers
           6.2.2 Producers
           6.2.3 End-Use Industries
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.2 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.3 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Rivalry

7 Activated Carbon Market, By Type (Page No. - 47)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Powdered Activated Carbon
    7.3 Granular Activated Carbon
    7.4 Other Activated Carbon

8 Activated Carbon Market, By Application (Page No. - 55)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Liquid Phase Applications
           8.2.1 Water Treatment Applications
           8.2.2 Foods & Beverages Applications
           8.2.3 Pharmaceutical & Medical Applications
           8.2.4 Other Liquid Phase Applications
    8.3 Gaseous Phase Applications
           8.3.1 Industrial
           8.3.2 Automotive Applications
           8.3.3 Other Gaseous Phase Applications

9 Activated Carbon Market, By Region (Page No. - 74)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Asia-Pacific
           9.2.1 China
           9.2.2 India
           9.2.3 Japan
           9.2.4 South Korea
           9.2.5 Indonesia
           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 Europe
           9.4.1 Germany
           9.4.2 U.K.
           9.4.3 France
           9.4.4 Rest of Western Europe
           9.4.5 Russia
           9.4.6 Turkey
           9.4.7 Poland
           9.4.8 Rest of Central & Eastern Europe
    9.5 South America
           9.5.1 Brazil
           9.5.2 Argentina
           9.5.3 Rest of South America
    9.6 Middle East & Africa
           9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
           9.6.2 UAE
           9.6.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 144)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Expansions: The Most Popular Growth Strategy
     10.3 Competitive Situations and Trends
               10.3.1 Expansions
               10.3.2 Acquisitions
               10.3.3 New Product Developments
               10.3.4 Partnerships & Agreements
     10.4 Activated Carbon Market: Market Share Analysis

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 150)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
     11.2 Cabot Corporation
     11.3 Calgon Carbon Corporation
     11.4 Kuraray Co. Ltd
     11.5 Haycarb PLC 
     11.6 Kureha Corporation
     11.7 Donau Carbon GmbH
     11.8 Silcarbon Aktivkohle GmbH
     11.9 Prominent Systems Inc.
     11.10 Oxbow Activated Carbon LLC

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

12 Appendix (Page No. - 172)
     12.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets Subscription Portal
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Available Customizations
     12.6 Related Reports
     12.7 Author Details


List of Tables (156 Tables)

Table 1 Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 2 Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kilotons)
Table 3 Powdered Activated Carbon Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 4 Powdered Activated Carbon Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 5 Granular Activated Carbon Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 6 Granular Activated Carbon Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 7 Other Activated Carbon Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 8 Other Activated Carbon Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 9 Activated Carbon Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 10 Activated Carbon Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 11 Activated Carbon Market Size in Liquid Phase Application, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 12 Activated Carbon Market Size in Liquid Phase Application, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 13 Activated Carbon Market Size in Water Treatment Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 14 Activated Carbon Market Size in Water Treatment Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 15 Activated Carbon Market Size in Foods & Beverages Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 16 Activated Carbon Market Size in By Foods & Beverages Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 17 Activated Carbon Market Size in Pharmaceutical & Medical Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 18 Activated Carbon Market Size in Pharmaceutical & Medical, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 19 Activated Carbon Market Size in Other Liquid Phase Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 20 Activated Carbon Market Size in Other Liquid Phase Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 21 Activated Carbon Market Size in Gaseous Phase Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 22 Activated Carbon Market Size in Gaseous Phase Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 23 Activated Carbon Market Size in Industrial Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 24 Activated Carbon Market Size, By Industrial Applications, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 25 Activated Carbon Market Size in Automotive Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 26 Activated Carbon Market Size in Automotive Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 27 Activated Carbon Market Size in Other Gas Phase Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 28 Activated Carbon Market Size in Other Gas Phase Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 29 Activated Carbon Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 30 Activated Carbon Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 31 Asia-Pacific: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 32 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 33 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 34 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 35 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 36 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 37 China: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 38 China: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 39 China: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 40 China: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 41 India: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 42 India: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 43 India: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 44 India: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 45 Japan: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 46 Japan: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 47 Japan: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 48 Japan: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 49 South Korea: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 50 South Korea: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 51 South Korea: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 52 South Korea: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 53 Indonesia: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 54 Indonesia: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 55 Indonesia: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 56 Indonesia: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 57 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 58 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 59 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 60 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 61 North America: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 62 North America: Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 63 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 64 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 65 North America: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 66 North America: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 67 U.S.: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 68 U.S.: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 69 U.S: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 70 U.S.: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 71 Canada: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 72 Canada: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 73 Canada: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 74 Canada: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 75 Mexico: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 76 Mexico: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 77 Mexico: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 78 Mexico: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 79 Europe: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 80 Europe: Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 81 Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 82 Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 83 Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 84 Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 85 Germany: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 86 Germany: Market Size, By Type , 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 87 Germany: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 88 Germany: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 89 U.K.: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 90 U.K.: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 91 U.K: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 92 U.K: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 93 France: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 94 France: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021(Kiloton)
Table 95 France: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 96 France: Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 97 Rest of Western Europe: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 98 Rest of Western Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 99 Rest of Western Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 100 Rest of Western Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 101 Russia: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type , 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 102 Russia: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 103 Russia: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 104 Russia: Market Size, By Application , 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 105 Turkey: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 106 Turkey: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 107 Turkey: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 108 Turkey: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 109 Poland: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 110 Poland: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 111 Poland: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 112 Poland: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 113 Rest of Central & Eastern Europe: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type , 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 114 Rest of Central & Eastern Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 115 Rest of Central & Eastern Europe: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 116 Rest of Central & Eastern Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 117 South America: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 118 South America: Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 119 South America: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 120 South America: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 121 South America: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Application , 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 122 South America: Market Size, By Application , 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 123 Brazil: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 124 Brazil: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 125 Brazil: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 126 Brazil: Market Size, By Application , 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 127 Argentina: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 128 Argentina: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 129 Argentina: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 130 Argentina: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 131 Rest of South America : Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 132 Rest of South America : Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 133 Rest of South America: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 134 Rest of South America: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 135 Middle East & Africa: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 136 Middle East & Africa: Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 137 Middle East & Africa: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 138 Middle East & Africa: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 139 Middle East & Africa: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 140 Middle East & Africa: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 141 Saudi Arabia: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 142 Saudi Arabia: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 143 Saudi Arabia: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 144 Saudi Arabia: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 145 UAE: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 146 UAE: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 147 UAE: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 148 UAE: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 149 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 150 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 151 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Activated Carbon Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 152 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 153 Expansions, 2011–2016
Table 154 Acquisitions, 2011–2016
Table 155 New Product Developments, 2011–2016
Table 156 Partnerships & Agreements, 2011–2016
 
 
List of Figures (47 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Activated Carbon Market: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Activated Carbon Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Activated Carbon Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Research Assumptions
Figure 7 Asia-Pacific Led the Global Activated Carbon Market in 2015
Figure 8 Powdered Activated Carbon to Lead the Activated Carbon Market, 2016–2021
Figure 9 Gas Phase to Be the Fastest-Growing Application of Activated Carbon, 2016–2021
Figure 10 Activated Carbon Market to Witness High Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 11 Gas Phase Application to Be the Fastest-Growing Segment Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 12 Powdered Activated Carbon Accounted for the Largest Share of the Activated Carbon Market in 2015
Figure 13 Activated Carbon Market to Register Highest Growth in China From 2016 to 2021
Figure 14 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges in the Activated Carbon Market
Figure 15 Global Activated Carbon Market: Drivers – Restraints Impact Analysis 2016-2021
Figure 16 Supply Chain Analysis of the Activated Carbon Market
Figure 17 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for the Activated Carbon Market
Figure 18 Powdered Activated Carbon to Lead the Global Activated Carbon Market, 2016 & 2021
Figure 19 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Powdered Activated Carbon Market, 2016 & 2021
Figure 20 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Granular Activated Carbon Market, 2016 & 2021
Figure 21 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Other Activated Carbon Market, 2016 & 2021
Figure 22 Gas Phase Applications to Be the Largest Application of Activated Carbon, 2016 & 2021
Figure 23 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Activated Carbon Market in Liquid Phase Applications, 2016 & 2021
Figure 24 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Activated Carbon Market in Water Treatment Applications, 2016 & 2021, 60
Figure 25 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Activated Carbon Market in the Foods & Beverages Applications, 2016 & 2021
Figure 26 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Activated Carbon Market in Pharmaceutical & Medical Applications, 2016 & 2021
Figure 27 Europe to Be the Fastest Growing Activated Carbon Market in Other Liquid Phase Applications, 2016 & 2021
Figure 28 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Activated Carbon Market in Gas Phase Applications, 2016 & 2021
Figure 29 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Activated Carbon Market in Industrial Applications, 2016 & 2021
Figure 30 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Activated Carbon Market in the Automotive Applications, 2016 & 2021
Figure 31 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Activated Carbon Market in Other Gas Phase Applications, 2016 & 2021
Figure 32 Regional Snapshot: India, China, and Turkey to Emerge as A New Strategic Destinations, 2016–2021
Figure 33 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot: China to Be the Largest and Fastest-Growing Market, 2016–2021
Figure 34 North America Market Snapshot: U.S. to Be the Largest and the Fastest-Growing Market, 2016–2021
Figure 35 Activated Carbon Market Snapshot: Germany is the Largest and the Fastest-Growing Market
Figure 36 South America Market Snapshot: Brazil to Be the Largest and Fastest-Growing Market, 2016–2021
Figure 37 Middle East & Africa Market Snapshot: Saudi Arabia to Be the Largest and Fastest-Growing Market, 2016–2021
Figure 38 Companies Adopted Expansions as the Key Growth Strategy, 2011–2016
Figure 39 Key Growth Strategies in Activated Carbon Market, 2011–2016
Figure 40 Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 41 Cabot Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 42 Calgon Carbon Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 43 Kuraray Co. Ltd: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Kuraray Co. Ltd: SWOT Analysis
Figure 45 Haycarb PLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Haycarb PLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 47 Kureha Corporation: Company Snapshot

The global activated carbon market was USD 4.74 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 8.12 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 69.4% from 2016 to 2021. It is projected to reach 3,857.9 kilotons, at a CAGR of 8.4% from 2016 to 2021 by volume. Stringent Government Regulations for Emission Control, Mercury Control from Power Plants, High Demand for Clean Drinking Water, and Industrial Growth in Asia Pacific especially in ASEAN Countries propel the growth of the activated carbon market globally.

Activated carbon, also known as activated charcoal or activated coal, is a form of carbon that removes organic compounds from liquids and gases by adsorption process. Activated carbon is extremely porous and has a large surface area available for adsorption. It is used in wide range of applications in gas, vapor, and liquid treatment. It is also used for medicinal purposes, such as in gas masks to filter chlorine gas and in water treatment to remove organic compounds that impart color, taste, and odor to the water.

The activated carbon market has been segmented, on the basis of type, into Powdered Activated Carbon, Granular Activated Carbon, and other types like pelletized activated carbon. Powdered activated carbon was the fastest-growing segment in the activated carbon market in 2015. Demand for powdered activated carbon in industrial applications such as pharmaceutical industry for decolorization, deodorization operations is expected to drive its demand during forecast period. The industrial growth in emerging clusters across the globe such ASEAN countries, North African Countries, and Central & Eastern European countries is expected to drive the demand for activated carbon.

Gas Phase Applications is the fastest growing application segment in the global activated carbon market. Use of activated carbon for air purification applications, mercury removal, hydrogen sulfide removal, chlorine removal is driving the global activated carbon market. Moreover, the growing use of hybrid and electronic cars is also likely to drive the demand in the automotive application of the market.

The Asia-Pacific region led the global activated carbon market, both, in terms of value and volume, in 2015.  China is the largest market for activated carbon in the Asia-Pacific region, and accounted for a major share of the market in terms of value, in 2015. However, the increasing demand for activated carbon in India, Indonesia, and South Korea also expected to drive the market in the region. The ease of availability of raw material, and increasing development strategies to meet the demand for activated carbon in the established and emerging applications, are the key growth drivers for activated carbon in this region.

Activated Carbon Market

Activated carbon applications in gas phase and liquid phase drive the growth of market

Liquid Phase Applications

Food & Beverages Industry

Activated carbon is used in the food & beverages industry for alcoholic beverages, fruit juices, edible oil purification, decaffeination, and so on mainly for decolorizing and purification applications.

Pharmaceutical & Medical

Activated carbon is used in pharmaceutical & medical applications mainly for therapeutics and additives, dialysis operations, and solvent recovery & purification.

Water Treatment

Activated carbon finds applications in water treatment such as for waste, industrial, and potable water treatment. The activated carbon is also used for water treatment in aquariums & swimming pool filters, boiler feed water treatment, desalination systems, and industrial water filters.

Gas Phase Applications

Automotive

Activated carbon finds applications in the automotive industry such as in evaporative loss canisters and cabin air filters. Stringent government regulations on flue gas emission are impelling the automotive component manufacturers to integrate emission reduction technologies which can reduce the emissions from engines. Activated carbon is mainly used in evaporative loss canisters, cabin air filters, and so on.

Industrial

Industrial applications of activated carbon mainly include mercury removal, air purification, solvent removal, flue gas removal and so on.

Other Gas Phase Applications

In vapor phase, activated carbon can be used in petroleum refineries for reduction of volatile organic compounds. It is also used to remove chlorine or chlorine dioxide from air streams which are typically generated in bleach plants, pulp & paper facilities, chemical industries, fresh water, and waste water treatment plants.

Critical questions the report answers:

  • Where will all these developments take the industry in the mid to long term?
  • What are the upcoming industry applications for activated carbon?

The activated carbon producers in Asia-Pacific increasingly depend on the coconut shell as raw material. Natural calamities are highly affecting the value chain of the activated carbon market, especially raw materials. Hence, the price of raw materials mainly coconut shell charcoal has increased. The cost of coal-based activated carbon has increased due to the higher energy demands mainly in China whose demand for coal for its manufacturing industry including power, iron and steel, and cement plants is increasing continuously. This has led to a scarcity of suitable grades of coal which are used to produce activated carbon. Charcoal, is the basic raw material for manufacturing activated carbon in Asia-Pacific especially in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, and Philippines. However, drop in coconut production is affecting the operational effectiveness of activated carbon producers, as a result of which producers have slashed their production capacities by 50–60% which has resulted in price hikes of activated carbon.

Calgon Carbon Corporation (U.S), Osaka Gas Co. Ltd (Japan), Cabot Corporation (U.S), and Haycarb Plc.(Sri Lanka), Kuraray Chemical Co. Ltd( Japan), KUREHA CORPORATION(Japan), Donau Carbon GmbH(Germany), Silcarbon Aktivkohle GmbH(Germany), Oxbow Activated Carbon LLC(U.S) led the global activated carbon market. The diverse product portfolios, strategically positioned R&D centers, adoption of development strategies, and technological advancements, are some of the factors that strengthen the market positions of these companies in the global activated carbon market.

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