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Research and Markets: The Industrial Adsorbents Business 2014-2017: Technical and R&D Assessment In Refining, Chemicals/Syngas, Natural Gas and Industrial Gases

March 27, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “The Industrial Adsorbents Business: Technical and R&D Assessment In Refining, Chemicals/Syngas, Natural Gas and Industrial Gases” report to their offering.

Industrial adsorbents are of growing importance, not only because product quality specifications are rising, but also because feedstocks in the petrochemicals industry are getting heavier. Increased environmental regulations, including the future need to control GHG gases, all reinforce this as a growth industry. Advanced and more energy efficient separations are key to improved future production cost economics, so there is a synergistic impetus to continuing the gains in adsorbent solutions, spurring R&D on new and improved materials, as well as process innovations.

An update on the process industries, including refining, chemical/syngas, natural gas and industrial gases industries is well overdue. While smaller studies are available covering individual alumina, activated carbons etc., none of these provide sufficient commercial focus and depth for the industrial practitioner. TCGR’s in-depth study reviews the commercial landscape of the industrial adsorbents business from 2012 to 2017. The study produced -by the industry, for the industry- is the first independent market application build-up analysis performed in last fifteen years.

The study assesses the industry’s growth industry segments from a business development opportunity and technical R&D perspective(s) internationally. No other offering is available that contains this hands-on industrial experience.

Among the critical findings are:

– Adsorption and adsorbents will play an active role in environmental protection and sustainability going forward. CO2 capture cannot be ignored as the next potential very large application for adsorption and adsorbents, whether used for pre- or post-combustion CO2 capture.

– Adsorbent vendors in China will produce consistent, high-quality adsorbents which will eventually supply much of the adsorbent requirement in China.

– While the adsorbents industry remains highly fragmented, there is a growing and clear trend toward both internationalization and consolidation, but this still remains an opportunity which has yet to be fully implemented.

Key Topics Covered:

Section I. Introduction/Background

Section II. Executive Summary

Section III. Commercial Landscape And Supplier Portfolios

Section IV. Market Size And Growth By Adsorbent Application (By Process And Non-Process Segments) – By Region (Sales)

Section V. Adsorbent Technical Developments

Section VI. Commercial Strategy, Competition And Barriers-To-Entry

Section VII. Conclusions And Recommendations

Companies Mentioned

– Axens

– Basf

– Calgon Carbon

– Ceca

– Clariant

– Pq Corporation

– Uop

– W. R. Grace & Co.

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