Ferric Chloride Market Research Report - Forecast till 2030

Ferric Chloride Market Research Report: Information by Grade (Anhydrous, Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate Lumps, Ferric Chloride Liquid), Application (Wastewater Treatment, Metal Surface treatment, Potable Water treatment, Electronic Etchants, Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), Pigment Manufacturing, Catalyst, Asphalt Blowing and others), End-Use Industry (Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Electronics, Metals and Metallurgy, Municipal Wastewater Treatment, Municipal Potable Water Treatment and others) and Region (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, L...

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According to MRFR analysis, the ferric chloride market is projected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 4.65% by the end of 2024. Easy availability and relatively cheap feedstock required to produce ferric chloride for industrial purposes are likely to drive market growth. Thus, many chlor-alkali producers invest in the production of ferric chloride. Moreover, increasing awareness regarding clean drinking water and the effluent water released to water bodies is expected to further boost the market growth. Ferric chloride is used as a flocking agent to precipitate phosphorous, which is then filtered to obtain clean water. Furthermore, it has a relatively higher-performance characteristics than other water treatment chemicals such as ferrous sulfate, polyaluminium chloride, and alum, which increases its demand in the water treatment industry. In addition, it is widely used as an etching agent in PCBs, which further drives market growth. Apart from the water treatment segment, increasing demand for ferric chloride in pigment manufacturing and catalyst applications are likely to create lucrative opportunities for the market players operating in the ferric chloride market.


Regional Analysis


The global ferric chloride market has been segmented into five key regions, namely Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.


The Asia-Pacific market accounted for the largest market share in 2018 and is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is largely attributed to the increasing consumption of ferric chloride in water treatment and electronics industries. China is the leading country in the region owing to the increasing demand for the product in the etching of PCBs. Japan, South Korea, India, and Malaysia are the other countries contributing to the regional market growth. The European market held the second-largest share in 2018 on account of high utilization of ferric chloride in pharmaceuticals and potable water treatment. Germany is the major contributor owing to the growing demand for the product in pigment manufacturing. France, Italy, Hungary, and Belgium are other regional contributors. The North American market held a substantial market share in 2018 on account of the increasing application of the product in pharmaceuticals and wastewater treatment. The US is the prominent country in the region owing to the surging demand for ferric chloride in sewage and industrial wastewater treatment. The Middle East & Africa market is projected to register a healthy CAGR during the forecast period on account of water treatment of already available scarce water resources. The countries contributing to the regional market growth are Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt. The Latin American market is estimated to register a moderate CAGR during the review period owing to poor regulations on water treatment and limited applications of ferric chloride in the region.


Key Players


The key players involved in the global ferric chloride market are Kemira (Finland), Tessenderlo Group (Belgium), Chemifloc LTD (Ireland), KEM ONE (France), Gulbrandsen (US), MALAY-SINO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES SDN. BHD (Malaysia), Sidra Wassercheime GmbH (Germany), Sukha Chemical Industries (India), BorsodChem (Hungary), PVS Chemicals (US), BASF SE (Germany), Seqens Group (France), Feralco AB (France), and Saf Sulphur Company (Saudi Arabia), among others.



Market Overview


Ferric chloride or iron (3+) chloride (FeCl3) is a brownish liquid with a pungent odor similar to hydrochloric acid. It also exists in anhydrous powder form or solid lumps. It is an industrial scale commodity chemical compound that is produced by reacting dry chloride with scrap iron at high temperature. Ferric chloride is mostly used as a concentrated solution with a minimum concentration of 40% w/w. It is generally used as a flocking agent in water (drinking or wastewater) in various industries.


However, the corrosive and acidic nature limits its usage in certain water treatment plants where non-corrosive alternatives such as alum and ferrous sulfate are used which can hamper the global ferric chloride market. In addition, stringent regulations on companies by their governments during the production and shipment of ferric chloride and its dispersion into a glass or plastic containers are likely to further restrain the market growth.


 


Global Ferric Chloride Market Share, by Application, 2018 (%)  Ferric Chloride Market_Image


Source: MRFR Analysis


Segmentation Analysis


The global ferric chloride market has been segmented on the basis of grade, application, end-use industry, and region.


Based on grade, the global ferric chloride market has been categorized into anhydrous, ferric chloride hexahydrate lumps, and ferric chloride liquid.


By application, the global ferric chloride market has been classified into wastewater treatment, metal surface treatment, potable water treatment, electronic etchants, printed circuit boards (PCBs), pigment manufacturing, catalyst, asphalt blowing, and others.


On the basis of end-use industry, the global ferric chloride market has been classified into pharmaceuticals, chemicals, electronics, metals and metallurgy, municipal waste-water treatment, municipal potable water treatment, and others.


The global ferric chloride market has been studied across five key regions, namely Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.


Target Audience



  • Traders and distributors of ferric chloride

  • Ferric chloride manufacturers

  • Potential investors

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Nationalized laboratories

  • Government bodies



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030 : Significant value
  CAGR   4.65% (2022-2030)
  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 Grade, Application, End-Use Industry and Region
  Geographies Covered    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors    Kemira (Finland), Tessenderlo Group (Belgium), Chemifloc LTD (Ireland), KEM ONE (France), Gulbrandsen (US), MALAY-SINO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES SDN. BHD (Malaysia), Sidra Wassercheime GmbH (Germany), Sukha Chemical Industries (India), BorsodChem (Hungary), PVS Chemicals (US), BASF SE (Germany), Seqens Group (France), Feralco AB (France), and Saf Sulphur Company (Saudi Arabia), among others.
  Key Market Opportunities   Increasing awareness regarding clean drinking water and the effluent water released to water bodies is expected to further boost the market growth.
  Key Market Drivers   Easy availability and relatively cheap feedstock required to produce ferric chloride for industrial purposes are likely to drive market growth.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Outlook of the global Ferric Chloride Market looks very promising.

Ferric Chloride Market is projected to expand at over 4.65% CAGR during the assessment period (2017-2024).

Wastewater treatment is the largest application segment in the global Ferric Chloride Market.

Asia Pacific holds the largest share in the global Ferric Chloride Market, followed by Europe and North America, respectively.

Tessenderlo Group (Belgium), Kemira (Finland), Chemifloc LTD (Ireland), Gulbrandsen (US), KEM ONE (France), Malay-Sino Chemical Industries SDN. BHD (Malaysia), Sukha Chemical Industries (India), Sidra Wassercheime GmbH (Germany), BorsodChem (Hungary), BASF SE (Germany), PVS Chemicals (US), Seqens Group (France), Saf Sulphur Company (Saudi Arabia), and Feralco AB (France), are some of the major players operating in the Ferric Chloride Market.