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Global Activated Carbon Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019

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Mounting environmental pollution is becoming a huge cause of concern for developed as well as developing countries, globally. Governments across the globe are becoming increasingly concerned about deteriorating quality of air and water, and subsequently framing stringent policies to keep a tab on pollution levels. Rising environmental awareness is triggering the demand for products, systems or solutions that can effectively counter the adverse effects of widespread environmental pollution. Activated carbon, characterized by its exceptional adsorption properties, has been identified as an effective solution for air and water pollution control, which is driving its demand in both mature and emerging markets across the globe. Besides drinking water treatment and air purification, activated carbon is also actively used in controlling mercury emissions, caused by burning of coal in power plants. With growing use in diverse end user industries, such as mining, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals and chemical & petrochemical, the global market for activated carbon is expected to post strong growth over the next five years.

According to "Global Activated Carbon Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019", the global market for activated carbon is projected to grow at a robust CAGR of 12% until 2019. Asia-Pacific and North America are the two major markets for activated carbon, comprising more than 75% of the global sales in 2013. The United States is the largest market for activated carbon globally, though demand is also growing consistently in developing countries, especially in China, India and South Korea. The two widely available forms are powdered activated carbon (PAC) and granular activated carbon (GAC), with the former accounting for majority share in terms of the type of activated carbon used. Coal is still used as the most common raw material for manufacturing activated carbon, though use of other materials such as coconut shell is forecast to increase in the coming years. Calgon Carbon, Cabot Norit, Osaka Gas Chemicals, Kuraray Chemicals and Mead Westvaco are some of the leading players in the global activated carbon market. "Global Activated Carbon Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019" discusses following aspects related to the global market for activated carbon:

  • Global Activated Carbon Market Size, Share & Forecast
  • Segmental Analysis -By Raw Material, By Type, By Application, By Company
  • Regional Analysis - Asia-Pacific, Americas, Europe
  • Changing Market Trends & Emerging Opportunities
  • Competitive Landscape & Strategic Recommendations

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  • To gain an in-depth understanding of the global market for activated carbon
  • To identify the on-going trends and anticipated growth in the coming years
  • To help industry consultants, activated carbon manufacturers and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies
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Report Methodology

The information contained in this report is based upon both primary and secondary sources. Primary research included interviews with stakeholders of activated carbon market, including manufacturers, distributors and industrial customers. Secondary research included an exhaustive search of more than 3,000 paid databases such ascompany annual reports, financial reports and proprietary databases.

Table of Contents

1. Research Methodology

2. Analyst View

3. Activated Carbon Overview

4. Global Activated Carbon Market Outlook

  • 4.1. Market Size & Forecast
    • 4.1.1. By Value
    • 4.1.2. By Volume
  • 4.2. Market Share & Forecast
    • 4.2.1. By Region
    • 4.2.2. By Raw Material
    • 4.2.3. By Type
    • 4.2.4. By Application
    • 4.2.5. By Company

5. Asia-Pacific Activated Carbon Market Outlook

  • 5.1. Market Size & Forecast
    • 5.1.1. By Value
    • 5.1.2. By Volume
  • 5.2. Market Share & Forecast
    • 5.2.1. By Type
    • 5.2.2. By Raw Material
    • 5.2.3. By Country

6. Americas Activated Carbon Market Outlook

  • 6.1. Market Size & Forecast
    • 6.1.1. By Value
    • 6.1.2. By Volume
  • 6.2. Market Share & Forecast
    • 6.2.1. By Type
    • 6.2.2. By Region

7. Europe Activated Carbon Market Outlook

  • 7.1. Market Size & Forecast
    • 7.1.1. By Value
    • 7.1.2. By Volume
  • 7.2. Market Share & Forecast
    • 7.2.1. By Type
    • 7.2.2. By Region

8. Import / Export Analysis

9. Market Dynamics

  • 9.1. Drivers
  • 9.2. Challenges

10. Market Trends & Developments

  • 10.1.Vertical Integration
  • 10.2.Chloramine Filters
  • 10.3.New Application Areas

11. Policy & Regulatory Landscape

12. Competitive Landscape

  • 12.1.Cabot Norit Activated Carbon
  • 12.2.CarboTech AC GmbH
  • 12.3.Calgon Carbon Corporation
  • 12.4.Osaka Gas Chemicals Co., Limited
  • 12.5.MeadWestvaco Corporation
  • 12.6.CECA Specialty Chemicals
  • 12.7.Kuraray Co., Ltd.
  • 12.8.Indo German Carbons Limited
  • 12.9.Haycarb PLC
  • 12.10. DESOTEC Activated Carbon
  • 12.11. China Fujian Zhixing Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.
  • 12.12. Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Company Ltd.
  • 12.13. Oxbow Carbon LLC
  • 12.14. ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC
  • 12.15. Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
  • 12.16. Albemarle Corporation

13. Strategic Recommendations

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Global Activated Carbon Market Size, By Value, 2009 - 2019F (USD Million)
  • Figure 2: Global Activated Carbon Market Size, By Volume, 2009 - 2019F (Thousand Tons)
  • Figure 3: Global Activated Carbon Market Share, By Region, By Volume, 2013 & 2019F
  • Figure 4: Global Activated Carbon Market Share, By Raw Material, By Volume, 2013
  • Figure 5: Global Activated Carbon Market Share, By Raw Material, By Volume, 2019F
  • Figure 6: Global Activated Carbon Market Share, By Type, By Volume, 2013
  • Figure 7: Global Activated Carbon Market Share, By Type, By Volume, 2019F
  • Figure 8: Global Activated Carbon Market Share, By Application, By Volume, 2013
  • Figure 9: Global Activated Carbon Market Share, By Application, By Volume, 2019F
  • Figure 10: Global Activated Carbon Market Share, By Company, By Value, 2013
  • Figure 11: Global Activated Carbon Market Share, By Company, By Value, 2019F
  • Figure 12: Asia-Pacific Activated Carbon Market, By Value, 2009 - 2019F (USD Million)
  • Figure 13: Asia-Pacific Activated Carbon Market, By Volume, 2009 - 2019F (Thousand Metric Tons)
  • Figure 14: Asia-Pacific Activated Carbon Market Share, By Type, By Volume, 2013
  • Figure 15: Asia-Pacific Activated Carbon Market Share, By Type, By Volume, 2019F
  • Figure 16: Asia-Pacific Activated Carbon Market Share, By Raw Material, By Volume, 2013
  • Figure 17: Asia-Pacific Activated Carbon Market Share, By Raw Material, By Volume, 2019F
  • Figure 18: Global Coconut Production Area, APCC Countries & Non APCC Countries, 2012 (Thousand Hectares)
  • Figure 19: APCC Coconut Whole Nuts Production Share, By Country, 2012
  • Figure 20: Exports of Coconut Shell Charcoal from Sri Lanka, Philippines & Indonesia, 2010 (Metric Tons)
  • Figure 21: Exports of Coconut Shell based Activated Carbon from APCC Selected Countries, 2010 (Metric Tons)
  • Figure 22: Asia-Pacific Activated Carbon Market Share, By Country, By Volume, 2013
  • Figure 23: Asia-Pacific Activated Carbon Market Share, By Country, By Volume, 2019F
  • Figure 24: China Activated Carbon Market Size, By Volume, 2013 - 2019F (Thousand Metric Tons)
  • Figure 25: China Activated Carbon Market Share, By Raw Material, By Volume, 2013
  • Figure 26: China Activated Carbon Market Share, By Raw Material, By Volume, 2019F
  • Figure 27: 27: India Activated Carbon Market Size, By Volume, 2013 - 2019F (Thousand Metric Tons)
  • Figure 28: India Activated Carbon Market Share, By Phase, By Volume, 2013 & 2019F
  • Figure 29: India Activated Carbon Market Share, By End User Industry, By Volume, 2013
  • Figure 30: India Activated Carbon Market Share, By End User Industry, By Volume, 2019F
  • Figure 31: India Activated Carbon Market Share, By Type, By Volume, 2013
  • Figure 32: India Activated Carbon Market Share, By Type, By Volume, 2019F
  • Figure 33: Americas Activated Carbon Market Size, By Value, 2009 - 2019F (USD Million)
  • Figure 34: Americas Activated Carbon Market Size, By Volume, 2009 - 2019F (Thousand Tons)
  • Figure 35: United States Greenhouse Gas Pollution Share, By Gases, 2012
  • Figure 36: Americas Activated Carbon Market Share, By Type, By Volume, 2013
  • Figure 37: Americas Activated Carbon Market Share, By Type, By Volume, 2019F
  • Figure 38: Americas Activated Carbon Market Share, By Region, By Volume, 2013 & 2019F
  • Figure 39: United States Activated Carbon Market Size, By Volume, 2013 - 2019F (Thousand Metric Tons)
  • Figure 40: United States Media based Water Filter Market Size, 2009 - 2019F (USD Billion)
  • Figure 41: United States Media based Water Filter Market Share, By Type, By Value, 2013
  • Figure 42: Europe Activated Carbon Market, By Value, 2009 - 2019F (USD Million)
  • Figure 43: Europe Activated Carbon Market, By Volume, 2009 - 2019F (Thousand Tons)
  • Figure 44: Europe Wastewater Treatment Plant Market Size, By Country, By Volume, 2012 (in Units)
  • Figure 45: Europe Per Capita Packaged Water Consumption (>100 Lit/Yr), By Country, 2012 (in Liters)
  • Figure 46: Europe Per Capita Packaged Water Consumption (50-100 Lit/Yr), By Country, 2012 (in Liters)
  • Figure 47: Europe Share in Global Mercury Emissions, 2010
  • Figure 48: Mercury Emission Share in EU Countries, By Industry, 2011
  • Figure 49: Mercury Emission Share in Non EU Countries, By Industry, 2011
  • Figure 50: Europe Activated Carbon Market Share, By Type, By Volume, 2013
  • Figure 51: Europe Activated Carbon Market Share, By Type, By Volume, 2019F
  • Figure 52: Europe Activated Carbon Market Share, By Region, By Volume, 2013
  • Figure 53: Europe Activated Carbon Market Share, By Region, By Volume, 2019F
  • Figure 54: Major Importers of Activated Carbon, By Country, By Value, 2013 & 2012 (USD Million)
  • Figure 55: Major Exporters of Activated Carbon, By Country, By Value, 2013 & 2012 (USD Million)
  • Figure 56: India Activated Carbon Trade Analysis, 2009 - 2013 (Metric Tons)
  • Figure 57: United States Coal Production, Quarterly & Annual, 2008 - 2014 (Million Short Tons)
  • Figure 58: Cabot Norit Activated Carbon Global Manufacturing Facilities, 2013
  • Figure 59: Kuraray Co., Ltd., Global Net Sales, 2008-12 (USD Million)
  • Figure 60: Haycarb Global Revenues, 2011-2013 (USD Million)
  • Figure 61: Haycarb Global Revenues, Share By Geographic Location, 2013
  • Figure 62: Haycarb Global Activated Carbon Revenues, 2012-2013 (USD Million)
  • Figure 63: Albemarle Corporation Revenue Share, By Segment, 2013

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Surface Area & Pore Structure of Different Carbon Forms
  • Table 2: Activated Carbon Properties, By Base Raw Material
  • Table 3: Types of Activated Carbon Obtained Using Different Raw Materials and Major Application Areas
  • Table 4: Specifications of Activated Carbon Produced through Steam Activation Process
  • Table 5: Specifications of Activated Carbon Produced through Chemical Activation Process
  • Table 6: Proposed Coal Fired Power Plants, 2012
  • Table 7: Activated Carbon Properties from Different Raw Materials
  • Table 8: Grade Wise Activated Carbon Application & Particle Size
  • Table 9: Mercury Emission Control Methods
  • Table 10: China 12th Five Year Plan Targets for Reduction in Air & Water Pollution
  • Table 11: China Water Quality Indicators in 12th Five Year Plan
  • Table 12: China Activated Carbon Production Capacity and Share, By Company, 2011 (Thousand Metric Tons)
  • Table 13: Mercury Emission Standards for Coal and Oil Fired Power Plants in United States
  • Table 14: United States Power Plant Control Technologies Expected With & Without Mercury Rule (MATS)
  • Table 15: Major Activated Carbon Projects in Europe
  • Table 16: Custom Import Duty on Powdered Activated Carbon
  • Table 17: ASTM Carbon Standard - Gas Phase Evaluation Tests
  • Table 18: ASTM Carbon Standard - Liquid Phase Evaluation Tests
  • Table 19: Kuraray Chemical Co., Limited - Details
  • Table 20: Kuraray Chemical Co., Limited - Affiliates
  • Table 21: Albemarle Corporation Financial Summary, 2013 & 2012 (USD Million)
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