North America 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 (United States, Canada, Mexico, and Rest of North America)

Market Snapshot

Market Summary - NA Molecular sieves market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: >5.5 %

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Market Overview

The North America molecular sieve market is estimated to witness a significant growth, at an estimated CAGR of over 5.5%, over the forecast period. One of the major factors driving the growth of the market studied is the increasing demand for processing from the oil and gas 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.
  • United States is expected to dominate the market and is also likely to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The North America 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 States
Rest of North America

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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 sieve 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 sieve 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.
North America Molecular Sieve Market - Segmentation

United States to Dominate the Market

  • The United States is one of the industrialized countries, with multiple industries in heavy-, medium- and small-scale categories. Thus, the usage of water treatment chemicals is high in almost all industries.
  • The United States Environmental protection agency (USEPA) emphasizes on the improvement of water and sewage services, especially in the municipal wastewater treatment area. This scenario is boosting the demand for molecular sieves in waste & water treatment applications.
  • Crude oil refining capacities in the United States is increasing at a significant rate, simultaneously driving the demand for molecular sieves in distillation operations.
  • The FDA, also known as the United States Food and Drug Administration, has cleared the path for the use of sieves in consumable items. This is expected to boost the use of sieves in the food and drug industry.
  • Furthermore, the zeolite molecular sieves in the United States are used as surfactants, interfacing agents, adsorbents, and for filtration purposes.
North America Molecular Sieve Market - Regional Trend

Competitive Landscape

North American molecular sieve market is partially consolidated among the top five players. Major players in the market include Honeywell International Inc, Arkema Group, Zeochem, 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 Increasing Demand for Processing from the Oil and Gas 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 United States

      2. 5.5.2 Canada

      3. 5.5.3 Mexico

      4. 5.5.4 Rest of North America


    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 Cabot Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Calgon Carbon Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Clariant

      7. 6.4.7 W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

      8. 6.4.8 Graver Technologies

      9. 6.4.9 Honeywell International Inc

      10. 6.4.10 Merck KGaA

      11. 6.4.11 Solvay

      12. 6.4.12 Tosoh Corporation

      13. 6.4.13 Zeolyst International

      14. 6.4.14 Eurecat (Tricat Group)

      15. 6.4.15 Zeochem

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Nano-size Zeolite Molecular Sieves for Medical Oxygen Concentration

    2. 7.2 Development of Anti-microbial Zeolite Molecular Sieves

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The North America Molecular Sieve Market is growing at a CAGR of >5.5% over the next 5 years.

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

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