Europe Molecular Sieve Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Shape (Pelleted, Beaded, and Powdered), Size (Microporous, Mesoporous, and Macroporous), Product Type (Carbon, Clay, Porous Glass, Silica Gel, Zeolite, and Other Product Types), End-user (Automotive, Cosmetics & Detergent, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Waste & Water Treatment, and Other End-users), and Geography (Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe)

Market Snapshot

Market Summary - Europe Molecular Sieve Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: >4 %

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Market Overview

The Europe molecular sieves market is estimated to witness a significant growth, at an estimated CAGR of over 4%, over the forecast period. One of the major factors driving the growth of the market studied is the growing demand in petroleum and petrochemicals industry.

  • The rising awareness about the treatment of hazardous organic materials in wastewater is also likely to stimulate the market.
  • On the flipside, the threat from chemical composites, enzymes, and other substitutes is expected to hinder the market growth.
  • Germany is expected to dominate the market and is also likely to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Scope of the report

The Europe molecular sieve market report includes:

Product Type
Porous Glass
Silica Gel
Other Product Types
Cosmetics and Detergent
Oil and Gas
Waste and Water Treatment
Other End-users
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Usage in the Automotive Industry

  • In the automotive industry, molecular sieves are used for air brake, air conditioning, and emission control systems.
  • Air brake systems play a crucial role in heavy vehicles, like trucks, train, buses, and off-road vehicles. Due to continuous exposure to atmospheric conditions, like water, humidity, and industrial gases, the air brake freezes or eventually corrodes away.
  • Molecular sieves helps to keep the air brake system functional, irrespective of the weather conditions.
  • Emission control systems use molecular zeolites to reduce the vehicle emission levels. Zeolites are used to enhance hydrocarbon and CO oxidation, along with reduction in mono-nitrogen oxides. Adsorbents are also used to resolve the emission issues caused due to cold start.
  • The automotive industry is looking to use molecular sieves for hydrogen-powered fuel cells mounted in vehicles. Hydrogen can either be compressed or liquefied to store on-board, typically on small vehicles. Hydrogen has low density, which directly increases its volume. Liquefaction of hydrogen needs an extreme cooling and excellent insulation, which is not feasible in small vehicles. Hence, use of porous adsorbents that can hold hydrogen by physisorption is a good option for this industry.
  • All the aforementioned factors, in turn, are expected to increase the demand for the molecular sieves market in the region.
Europe Molecular Sieve Market - Segmentation

Germany to Dominate the Market

  • Germany leads Europe’s automotive market with 41 assembly and engine production plants that contribute to one third of the total automobile production in Europe. Germany, being one of the leading manufacturing bases for the aircraft industry, is the home to manufacturers from different segments, such as equipment manufacturers, material and component suppliers, engine producers, and whole system integrators.
  • Germany is one of the largest markets for water and wastewater technologies and has been endowed with more than sufficient water resources to meet its needs.
  • The country uses about one-fourth of its available water resources, of which close to 4% is used for human consumption.
  • However, Germany still has areas with groundwater quality that needs drastic improvements. Phosphorous pollution, caused due to agricultural land use, is becoming a menace to the water bodies.
  • Germany is the biggest gas market in Europe, and has import relations with Russia, as Russia supplies an estimate of 50% of its imports in the natural gas sector.
  • Owing to the above-mentioned factors, the market for molecular sieves in the country is projected to grow during the forecast period.
Europe Molecular Sieve Market - Regional Trend

Competitive Landscape

Europe molecular sieve market is partially consolidated among the top five players. Major players in the market include Honeywell International Inc, Arkema Group, Cabot Corporation, W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn., and Tosoh Corporation, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand in Petroleum and Petrochemicals Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Rising Awareness Regarding the Treatment of Hazardous Organic Materials in Wastewater

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Threat from Chemical Composites, Enzymes, and Other Substitutes

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Shape

      1. 5.1.1 Pelleted

      2. 5.1.2 Beaded

      3. 5.1.3 Powdered

    2. 5.2 Size

      1. 5.2.1 Microporous

      2. 5.2.2 Mesoporous

      3. 5.2.3 Macroporous

    3. 5.3 Product Type

      1. 5.3.1 Carbon

      2. 5.3.2 Clay

      3. 5.3.3 Porous Glass

      4. 5.3.4 Silica Gel

      5. 5.3.5 Zeolite

      6. 5.3.6 Other Product Types

    4. 5.4 End-user

      1. 5.4.1 Automotive

      2. 5.4.2 Cosmetics and Detergent

      3. 5.4.3 Oil and Gas

      4. 5.4.4 Pharmaceutical

      5. 5.4.5 Waste and Water Treatment

      6. 5.4.6 Other End-users

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 Germany

      2. 5.5.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.5.3 Italy

      4. 5.5.4 France

      5. 5.5.5 Spain

      6. 5.5.6 Russia

      7. 5.5.7 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Arkema Group

      2. 6.4.2 Axens

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Bear River Zeolite Co.

      5. 6.4.5 Bete Ceramics Co. Ltd.

      6. 6.4.6 Cabot Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 CARBOTECH AC GMBH

      8. 6.4.8 Clariant

      9. 6.4.9 Dalian absorbent Co.,Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Desicca Chemicals Pvt.Ltd.

      11. 6.4.11 Graver Technologies

      12. 6.4.12 Honeywell International Inc

      13. 6.4.13 KNT Group

      14. 6.4.14 Merck KGaA

      15. 6.4.15 Shanghai Hengye Molecular Sieve Co. Ltd

      16. 6.4.16 SHOWA DENKO K.K.

      17. 6.4.17 Solvay

      18. 6.4.18 Tosoh Corporation

      19. 6.4.19 W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

      20. 6.4.20 Zeolyst International

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 FDA Approval for Usage in Consumable Items

    2. 7.2 Development of Anti-microbial Zeolite Molecular Sieves

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Molecular Sieve Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Molecular Sieve Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Honeywell International Inc, Arkema Group, W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn., Tosoh Corporation are the major companies operating in Europe Molecular Sieve Market.

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