Poly Aluminum Chloride Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global Poly Aluminum Chloride Market: Information by Form (Solid and Liquid.), End-Use Industry (Water Treatment, Paper Industry, Cosmetics and Personal Care, Oil & Gas and others) and Region (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2027.

ID: MRFR/CnM/2621-CR | October 2019 | Region: Global | 197 pages

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Poly Aluminum Chloride Market Overview:


Aluminum hydrochloride is a group of specific aluminum salts with the general formula Al2Cl (OH) 5 AlnCl (3n-m) (OH) m. It is used in antiperspirant, deodorants, and as a coagulant in water purification.


The polyaluminum chloride market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast.


Aluminum Polychloride (PAC) is an inorganic polymer commercially manufactured by aluminum's reaction with hydrochloric acid. The most commonly used industrial practice is to prepare an aluminum hydrochloride solution and react with hydrochloric acid. The efficiency of aluminum poly-chloride in coagulation and flocculation, along with high antibacterial effects, has broadened its scope in the water purification industries.


Poly aluminum chloride market scope:


The global market is expected to grow demand in end-use industries, such as paper and water purification industries. Due to low retention sludge and high load, poly-aluminum chloride is widely used in industrial effluents, treatment of drinking water and sewage. Aluminum polychloride (PAC) is widely used as a coagulant in the pulp and paper industries to reduce the COD, pH, and color of the paper mill's effluent. It also finds application in the cosmetic and personal care industries as an active ingredient in antiperspirants and deodorants.


Due to its properties, such as turbidity and low residual aluminum content, aluminum polychloride replaces alum in various water purification industries and should offer revenue opportunities during the forecast.


Due to the destabilizing properties of oil-water emulsions and the efficiency of phase separation, PAC is widely used in the gas and oil industries and is therefore expected to add value to the global market.


However, it is expected that the high price of poly-aluminum chloride, due to its complex extraction process, will deteriorate the market outlook to some extent during the forecast.


Poly aluminum chloride market demand:


Based on the shape, the poly (aluminum chloride) market was segmented into liquid and solid. The net PAC segment accounted for the largest market share of 86.52% in 2018.


According to the end-use industry, the market has been classified in oil and gas, water purification, personal care, cosmetics, paper industry, etc. The water purification industry dominated market share and was estimated at -USD 408.9 million in 2018.


Poly aluminum chloride market share:


The European market is expected to show significant growth during the forecast due to the use of poly-aluminum chloride to expand the pulp and paper industry in the region. For example, Hamburger Rieger invested $ 456.2 million in 2018 to install a new paper mill machine in Spremberg, with a capacity of 500,000 tons. Besides, the growing environmental concerns about toxic industrial effluents can be attributed to the demand for the region's poly-aluminum chloride market.


The Asia-Pacific market represented the largest market share in 2018 and was estimated at $ 335 million tonnes. The regional market is forecast to record a CAGR of 66% during the forecast due to the region's rapid government and industrialization policies. China is the main player in the region, followed by India and South Korea, due to the development of water purification industries. Besides, increasing environmental concerns to prevent deadly diseases and the adoption of various water and sewage treatments will further cause demand for poly-aluminum chloride in the water purification industry. For example, in 2019, Toray Industries invested $ 89.7 million in constructing a new water purification membrane in China to eradicate water scarcity problems. Besides, the growth of the cosmetics industry is driving market demand in the region. This can be attributed to improved socioeconomic factors and increased spending on cosmetics and personal care. Thus, creating profitable opportunities for poly-aluminum chloride producers in the region.


Markets in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa are expected to show strong growth during the forecast. The Middle East region accounts for more than 30% of global oil production. It has more than 40% of proven oil reserves, thus creating ample opportunities for players operating in the poly-aluminum chloride market.


The North American market is also expected to show healthy growth during the forecast due to the high demand for water purification chemicals in the region. Canada is likely to grow with a significant CAGR of ~ 4.12% over the forecast due to favorable applications in the oil and gas sector and abundant water availability for shale gas extraction.


Poly aluminum chloride market analysis:


Water purification - this compound is preferred in some cases due to its high load, which makes it more effective in removing and destabilizing suspended materials than other aluminum salts, such as aluminum chloride, aluminum sulfate, and various forms of poly-aluminum chlorosulfate and poly-aluminum chloride, where the aluminum structure results in a lower net load than aluminum hydrochloride. It is known in the names of poly-aluminum chloride (PAC), aluminum hydroxy chloride, aluminum hydrochloride, aluminum hydrochloride, aluminum chloride, and basic.


As a deodorant:


When people buy deodorant, they usually don't stop reading the ingredients, but the next time you buy antiperspirant, take a look. If it contains aluminum, it may be time to consider buying an alternative. Please read the label carefully and make sure it says deodorant without aluminum.


Although aluminum is widely used in daily life, including aluminum foil to wrap food during cooking, it has been linked to many diseases, including seizures, Alzheimer's, breast cancer, and kidney problems. Research has shown that if people use antiperspirants containing aluminum, they increase the risk of getting one of these conditions. Sometimes, the skin under the arm becomes irritated after using antiperspirant. This rash can often be caused by aluminum or one of the other ingredients; this usually happens when the person has sensitive skin.


Most deodorants do not contain aluminum and instead have ingredients that act to kill the odorous bacteria. Thus, they still allow sweating, which may not appeal to many of us, although it is natural. It is possible to reduce the amount of sweat more healthily by using a non-aluminum deodorant and, while still wet, apply a powder of ordinary baking soda in the region under the arm.


Antiperspirants are not a new product. They were first launched in 1900 and contained a much higher level of aluminum compounds that made them very acidic, which caused skin irritation and damage to clothing as products consumed them! Of course, they were not well received and became popular only in the 1940s, when another formula was used. Even today, clothing can develop yellow spots around the area under the arm. This is due to the aluminum chloride ingredient in antiperspirants.


Deodorants are an even older invention, the ancient Egyptians who lived in intense heat used to apply spices and herbs to neutralize body odor. Many deodorant products available today contain natural ingredients, such as lavender, and are very effective in preventing odors. It is also possible to create your own with cornflour and organic oils. Many recipes can be found on the internet, and with a little experimentation, you can create your own, which is a less harmful alternative than aluminum-containing antiperspirants.


Factors that influence poly aluminum chloride market trends:


Aluminum is a toxin. It is added in the form of aluminum salts to prevent sweat under the arms, temporarily blocks the skin's pores, and can be absorbed by the body during the process, especially if there is damage to the skin caused by shaving. There is also the environmental problem, as toxins are carried down the drain into watercourses, causing pollution.


Key players


Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Ltd. (India)., Kemira Oyj (Finland), Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Limited (KCI) (India), Gongyi Filter Industry Co., Ltd. (China), Airedale Chemical. (United Kingdom), GEO Specialty Chemicals (USA), NALCO. (USA) and Feralco AB (Europe).


Market segmentation


Global Poly-Aluminum Chloride Market, according to the Form:



  • Liquid

  • Solid


Global Poly-Aluminum Chloride Market, by End-Use Industry



  • Oil and gas

  • Water purification

  • Cosmetics and personal care

  • Paper industry

  • Others


Poly aluminum chloride market growth key features, Uses, and important benefits: -


A) Urban and Industrial Water Purification:


The polyaluminium chloride solution is often used as a primary coagulant in drinking and industrial water treatment plants, replacing the need for other coagulants, such as alum and, in many cases, also eliminating or at least greatly reducing the need for chemical products: pH adjustment, coagulation aids, and filters.


The permanently recognized advantages of conversion to polyaluminium chloride are:


1) Enhanced blur removal


2) Increased removal of OCD (Total Organic Carbon)


3) Enhanced color removal


4) Increased filter length


5) Blur the bottom filter


6) Sludge reduction of 25-75%


7) Reduce general medical costs


8) Simplified operations by removing pH and feeding secondary polyelectrolyte


B) Urban and Industrial Sewage Treatment:


The polyaluminium chloride solution is also used in water purification applications for:


1) Elimination of BOD (Biological Oxygen Need) and TOC (Total Organic Carbon) in urban sewage treatment.


2) Elimination of TSS (Total Suspended Solids)


3) Reduction of COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) in industrial water purification


4) Phosphate removal


C) Industrial applications


The polyaluminium chloride solution is widely used in various machine applications, such as:


1) Bucket of anions


2) Size of the link agent


3) Sludge separation in industrial processes


4) Detoxification of dyes in Textile Industries



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   Significant Value
  CAGR   5.3% (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Form and End-Use Industry
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Feralco AB, GEO Specialty Chemicals, Gujarat Alkalies, and Chemical Ltd., Kemira, Airedale Chemical Company Limited and Grasim Industries Ltd, Synergy Pvt. Ltd.
  Key Market Opportunities   Due to its properties, such as turbidity and low residual aluminum content, aluminum polychloride replaces alum in various water purification industries and should offer revenue opportunities during the forecast.
  Key Market Drivers

  • The global market is expected to grow demand in end-use industries, such as paper and water purification industries
  • Due to low retention sludge and high load, poly-aluminum chloride is widely used in industrial effluents, treatment of drinking water and sewage