Adsorbents Market Research Report- Forecast to 2030

Adsorbents Market Research: Information by Product Type (Molecular Sieves, Activated Carbon, Silica Gel, and Others), Application (Petroleum Refining, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Air Separation & Drying, Packaging, and Others) - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/3833-HCR | February 2023 | Region: Global | 138 Pages         

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Adsorbents Market

Adsorbents Market is projected to be worth USD 8.2 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030).

By Product Type Molecular Sieves Activated Carbon Silica Gel Others
Application Petroleum Refining Chemicals/Petrochemicals Air Separation & Drying Packaging Others
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Arkema SA(France)   Honeywell International Inc(US)   Axens(France)   BASF SE (Germany)   Cabot Corporation(US)   W.R. Grace and Company (US)   Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan)   Clariant (Switzerland)
Market Driving Forces   Properties like high thermal stability and abrasion resistances would ensure better adsorbent entry in industries
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Adsorbents Market Overview

Adsorbents are materials that can extract certain elements from solids, liquids, and gases without changing their physical properties. They create layers through the process of adhesion and are mainly used in the form of rods, monoliths, and molding, etc. Adsorbents have various properties such as high abrasion resistance, high surface capacity, high thermal stability, and many others, which makes them suitable for use in various petrochemical industries, air separation and drying industries, water treatment industries, and many others. Thus, adsorbents are the upcoming market leaders since they have multiple properties that can be very useful for other industries as well.

Adsorbents are mostly in demand for their capacity to treat water since water treatment has been one of the various issues that the industries usually face. Recent technology in the market for adsorbents was developed for developing low-cost polymer-based adsorbents that can be used to remove toxic materials, anions, and other hazardous substances from industrial wastewater and convert them into freshwater. Though this technology is not in full use, it provides for the development of such techniques for the future, which can be easily used for the treatment of wastewater.

The global market for the adsorbents is expected to rise at a compounded growth rate of around 6.3%, and the adsorbents market value is expected to be around $8.2 billion in 2030 due to various large-scale developments in oil and gas processing, petrochemicals, and also the molecular sieves market.

COVID 19 Analysis:

The novel coronavirus or the Covid 19 pandemic has negatively impacted the global market for the adsorbents, due to which the adsorbent market size has gradually decreased. Since the adsorbents are not in itself consumer products, the growth of the adsorbents market depends on the end-use industries. However, the industries were also forced to shut down operations due to the pandemic, which has ultimately affected the adsorbents industry. Due to the lockdowns in various countries and restrictions laid thereof, the demand for various consumer products such as automobiles, electronic goods, etc. had subsided, which was not forecasted by the adsorbent market leaders, and hence the market experienced a demand for the adsorbents, which has been continuing even till 2021.

The impact of covid 19 can be easily seen in a way that most of the big players have to shut down their main production units and are also forced to lay off employees. However, it is expected that the market will certainly pick up growth as soon as the lockdown restrictions are removed and people can move freely. Thereafter, the adsorbents industry would be expecting a dynamic increase in demand for the primary industry manufactured consumer products which would finally increase the demand for the adsorbents.


DriversThe new generation adsorbents have been specifically used for water treatment which has been one of the key drivers of the adsorbents market. The deterioration of water quality has been one of the major issues faced by the industries for which the market is focussed to develop low-cost adsorbents for the treatment of wastewater which has been very beneficial for the industries.

The rising demand for the air-conditioners and refrigerators have also boosted the adsorbents market revenue since the adsorbents are the key concentrators that are used in such industries and have thus gained significance in this market too.

Though the covid 19 globally decreased the adsorbent market share, however the rising demand for oxygen concentrators in countries like India gained momentum, and gradually the demand for adsorbents increased since the adsorbents provide the advantage of segregation of oxygen from the air and concentrating it for medical purposes only.

RestraintsThe major restraint in the adsorbents market is the fluctuation in oil prices as it negatively affects the petroleum demand, which has depressing effects on the adsorbent market value. Over the years, the prices of oil have decreased, which affects the profitability of the companies. Moreover, the uncertainty among oil-producing countries has also posed challenges for the adsorbents market. 

Also, the adsorbent materials can attract molecules on their surfaces. However, this ability is limited, and once the capacity is over, it would lead to an equilibrium leading to desorption.

Technology Analysis:

The adsorbents market has been experiencing continuous growth in terms of its usage and application in a variety of industries. However, the adsorbing materials are themselves a form of recent technology that has been developed to fulfill basic industrial needs. The adsorbents market works on the denitrogenation technology in the refining of petrochemicals and removing sulfur and nitrogen compounds present in liquid fuels.

The current method of hydro-sulphurization leads to various environmental hazards, which create a demand for adsorbents that selectively remove hydrogen and sulphuric compounds at room temperatures without much-activated use of hydrogen.

Study Objectives:

  • To analyze the trends that are prevalent in the global market regions and players that will dominate the global trends and lead the market operations towards growth figures that have been predicted by the prominent leaders in the international market and key experts for the ongoing forecast period that ends in 2028.

  • To understand the scale of functioning of the global market segments that are prevalent through their ability to meet the vibrant needs of the target audience for market products and services in major mushrooming regions across the globe for the period.

  • To draw a competitive scale amongst the global market players producing the commercial electric vehicles and to understand the recent developments of the key market players in the recent past that promise great results to the market for the ongoing forecast period and market trends that end in 2028.

Segment OverviewThe adsorbents market has been segmented as follows:

Adsorbents Market, By TypeThe adsorbents market by type includes the various purposes for which the adsorbents technology has been used.

Adsorbents Market, By ApplicationThe adsorbents market by application includes the various industries which are currently using the adsorbents technology

  • Petroleum refining

  • Chemicals/Petrochemicals

  • Gas refining

  • Water treatment

  • Air Separation & Drying

  • Packaging

  • Others

Adsorbents Market, By RegionThis segment signifies the regions where the adsorbent market has been rising significantly.

  • Asia Pacific

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Middle East

  • South America

Regional AnalysisThe North American region holds a major share of the market and is expected to grow at a higher pace in future years, whereas the Asia Pacific is an upcoming region showing strong results. The major key factor which is driving growth in the North American region is the oil and petrochemical industries, especially in the USA and Canada. Moreover, this region has experienced a recent boom in shale gas which has led to increased use of adsorbents in the petrochemical industries. In addition to this, the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries have also been experiencing huge demand, which has ultimately increased the demand for adsorbents for drying solvents and synthesis products.

The Asia Pacific is another region that is expected to grow at a faster pace and provide positive results. The growth in the population in this region has given rise to pharmaceuticals, food and beverage industry, petrochemicals, and various other industries, which has ultimately increased the adsorbents market size. Also, developing nations such as India and China have been continuously increasing the demand for crude oil requirement which in turn has boosted the demand for adsorbent materials and has boosted growth.

Competitive LandscapeThe competitive landscape in terms of the adsorbents market has been immense and nail-biting, with new players easily entering the market and the existing players making huge investments in this segment. The big names from this market are:

Arkema SA(France),

Honeywell International Inc(US),

Axens (France),

BASF SE (Germany),

Cabot Corporation(US)

W.R. Grace and Company (US)

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan)

Clariant (Switzerland)

The key players in the market are more focused on developing future strategies and set themselves as joint ventures to increase the adsorbent market share and size.

Recent Developments:

  • The technology used in the adsorbent market is continuously improving where. Recently, a mercury removal adsorbent named Durasorb HG was launched that is a non-regenerable, mixed metal oxide adsorbent that is beneficial to be used in wet conditions.

  • Recent developments in coating technologies for adsorption heat pumps have been used in heating and cooling systems used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. The innovative adsorbent coating technologies have been dedicated to increasing the heating and cooling power density of the refrigerants, which would ultimately lead to low electricity consumption and fewer environmental hazards.

  • The recent development of electrospun nanofibers has shown great potential for the removal of contaminants from various solutions. The adsorbents were initially used in the removal of toxic substances from wastewater, but the nanofiber technology is based on the incorporation of various nano-additives, which improves adsorption capacity and reduces environmental hazards.

Report Overview:

The Global report helps the investors to gain meaningful information about the market and make decisions wisely. The report discusses the steps taken by the market leaders to boost the market growth and inflate market valuation for their good. The report fully summarises the ongoing market scenario in the electric vehicle market, which would help the intended audience to seek more information about the market. The objective of the report was to fully summarise the key players in the market and their role in boosting the electric vehicle market value. The report also discusses the future growth prospects and the competitive landscape in the adsorbents industry and lays down the expected growth rate of the market along with the hindrances it might have to face.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030 : USD 8.2 billion
  CAGR   (2022-2030): 6.3% CAGR
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
  Historical Data    2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Product Type, Application and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Arkema S.A (France), BASF SE (Germany), W.R Grace and Company (U.S), Calgon Carbon Corporation (U.S), Axens S.A (France), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan) Cabot Corporation (U.S.), Clariant (Switzerland), and W.R. Grace & Company (U.S.), among others.
  Key Market Opportunities   Petroleum refining registers the highest growth and is expected to dominate the segment.
  Key Market Drivers   Properties like high thermal stability and abrasion resistances would ensure better adsorbent entry in industries

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

North America is leading the global adsorbents market.

Top players like BASF SE (Germany), Arkema S.A (France), Calgon Carbon Corporation (U.S), W.R Grace and Company (U.S), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S), Axens S.A (France), Clariant (Switzerland), Cabot Corporation (U.S.), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), and W.R. Grace & Company (U.S.) are going to inspire better growth for the adsorbents market.

The molecular sieve segment would lead to the global adsorbents market.

The petroleum refining segment has the scope to dominate the adsorbents market.

Properties like high thermal stability and abrasion resistances would ensure better adsorbent entry in industries like petrochemicals, air separation and drying, and water treatment which can inspire the adsorbent market growth.