Artificial Zeolite Market Share | Industry Size Projections, 2025
According to reliable sources, the global artificial zeolite market is expected to be worth USD 4 billion by the year 2025, primarily driven by rising adoption of the product across petrochemical sector.
Zeolites are aluminosilicate minerals having microporous structure and are widely used as commercial adsorbents and catalysts. Synthetic or artificial zeolites are formed as a result of slow crystallization of a silica-alumina gel in the presence of alkalis and organic templates. In comparison to natural zeolites, artificial zeolites have larger cavities and offer superior atomic structure and properties, hence, are used across various industrial verticals such as nuclear, petrochemical, and biogas.
Artificial zeolites are extensively used in detergents to improve the washing efficiency. They remove calcium and magnesium linked hardness from water, thereby acting as water softening agents. This factor, in tandem with increasing use of artificial zeolites in the petrochemical industry for fluid catalytic cracking and hydrocracking of petroleum will further boost the market outlook.
As per the type, artificial zeolite market is categorized into artificial zeolite adsorbent, artificial zeolite detergent, artificial zeolite catalyst, and others. Artificial zeolite adsorbent market segment is expected to register substantial growth in the coming years, owing to its use in separating pollutants from liquid. Rising concerns regarding environmental pollutions will favor the adoption of artificial zeolite adsorbents. The product is used as molecular sieve in applications like cosmetics, personal hygiene products, air purification, and wastewater treatment.
Based on the application spectrum, the global artificial zeolite market is segmented into petroleum refining, petrochemicals, refrigerants, natural gas, air separation, and others. As per reliable sources, petrochemicals application segment is expected to witness considerable growth over the forecast period. Artificial zeolites are used as catalyst and as shape selective acid in the petrochemical industry. Increasing demand of petrochemicals from various sectors such as construction, agriculture, and automotive is subsequently driving the demand for artificial zeolites. Moreover, stringent emission norms are encouraging the development of novel zeolitic materials which enhance production capabilities, which in turn is stimulating the segmental share.
Considering the geographical landscape, artificial zeolite industry is bifurcated into Europe, North America, South America, Middle East & Africa, and Asia-Pacific, with key contributions from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K, Italy, Russia, France, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Southeast Asia, India, China, Japan, and Korea. Asia Pacific artificial zeolite market is presumed to grow significantly during 2020-2025, on account of high product demand from major detergent manufacturers in the region.
CWK, UOP (Honeywell), Zeochem AG, Clariant, CECA (Arkema), BASF, Zeolites & Allied Products, Tosoh Corporation, Grace, KNT Group, Shanghai Jiu-Zhou Chemical, Zhengzhou Snow, Haixin Chemical, Luoyang Jianlong Chemical, Shanghai Zeolite Molecular Sieve, Pingxiang Xintao, Anhui Mingmei Minchem, Shanghai Hengye, Henan Huanyu Molecular Sieve, Zhongbao Molecular Sieve, Fulong New Materials, Sinopec, Johnson Matthey (Interact), JGC C&C, Luqiang New Material, and Albemarle are the prominent players of the global artificial zeolite market. The market leaders are focusing on developing novel zeolites in order to meet the ever-evolving demands of the end-use industries.