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Polyacrylamide Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The market is segmented by Physical Form (Powder, Liquid, and Emulsion/Dispersions), Ionic Nature (Non-ionic, Anionic, Cationic, and Amphoteric), Polymer Structure (Straight Chain and Cross Linked), Application (Enhanced Oil Recovery, Flocculants for Water Treatment, Soil Conditioner, Binders and Stabilizers in Cosmetics, and Other Applications), End-user Industry (Water Treatment, Oil and Gas, Pulp and Paper, Mining, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016-2025

Base Year:

2019

Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

CAGR:

Greater Than 5 %

Major Players:

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Market Overview

The polyacrylamide market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period. One of the major factors driving the market studied is the growing use of polyacrylamide in the oil and gas industry for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). However, stringent regulations for use, due to carcinogenic nature of acrylamide monomer, is likely to restrain the market.

  • Growing demand for anionic polyacrylamide as a flocculant is also likely to boost the demand for polyacrylamide during the forecast period.
  • Development of bio-based polyacrylamide is likely to act as an opportunity for the market growth in future.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the polyacrylamide market, owing to the rapidly growing water treatment industry in India and China.

 

Scope of the Report

The polyacrylamide market report includes:

Physical Form
Powder
Liquid
Emulsion/Dispersions
Ionic Nature
Non-ionic
Anionic
Cationic
Amphoteric
Polymer Structure
Straight Chain
Cross Linked
Application
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Flocculants for Water Treatment
Soil Conditioner
Binders and Stabilizers in Cosmetics
Other Applications
End-user Industry
Water Treatment
Oil and Gas
Pulp and Paper
Mining
Other End-user Industries
Geography
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Australia & New Zealand
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Russia
Netherlands
Rest of Europe
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Water Treatment Segment to Dominate the Market

  • One of the major applications of polyacrylamide is as flocculants or coagulants for treating municipal and industrial wastewater, as it causes suspended particles to aggregate and to precipitate when added to treat water.
  • Anionic polyacrylamide is used extensively in water treatment and sludge de-watering. For industrial sewage treatment, it is widely used in iron and steel plants, wastewater plants, electroplating wastewater plants, metallurgical waste water plants, and coal-washing wastewater plants. Owing to the significantly high flocculation efficiency, anionic polyacrylamide is also widely used in drinking water treatment.
  • Rapid industrialization and urbanization in Asia-Pacific has propelled the demand for polyacrylamide, due to rising levels of waste water and pressing need to conserve the depleting natural water resources.
  • Additionally, stringent environment regulations imposed by regional regulatory bodies and government to treat industrial waste water is another factor, which may make prominent contribution toward the market during the forecast period.
  • Hence, water treatment segment is likely to continue dominating the market during the forecast period.

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China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Market

  • China is one of the major countries in the Asia-Pacific, with ample construction activities being supported by the growing economy.
  • One of the most severe environmental challenges China is facing right now is of water pollution. According to the statistics from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), more than 32% of China’s seven major river systems and around 29% of China’s major basins did not meet the prevailing water quality standards (grade III and below).
  • This was majorly due to the long history of unfettered emission of untreated/under-treated industrial, agriculture, and domestic wastewater into various water bodies.
  • Owing to this severe condition, the Government, in its 13th five-year plans published as the ”Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan”, is aiming to halt heavily polluting sectors from contaminating water sources.
  • Moreover, the country is keeping on adding new plants and projects, which is expected to boost the demand for water treatment chemicals, thereby, increasing the demand for flocculants in the country.
  • In the oil and gas industry, polyacrylamide usage is comparatively limited, compared to other countries, owing to the limited enhanced oil recovery activities and fracking activities in the country. However, Chinese energy giants are making progress in unlocking natural gas from shale rock formations.
  • China is a potential region in terms of shale gas reserves. The China National Petroleum Corporation, one of the global giants in the oil and gas industry, is currently  emphasizing on the exploration and production of shale gas in the country.
  • Hence, owing to the aforementioned reasons, China is likely to drive the market growth in the region, during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The polyacrylamide market is highly consolidated, with the major players accounting for a major share of the market. SNF is the global leader, with an annual production capacity of 1.1 million metric ton. The company generated ~80% of it’s net revenue from the polyacrylamide business, and accounted for 48% of the global market. Some of the major companies in the market include SNF Group ,BASF SE, Kemira, and Solvay, among others.

Table Of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Use in the Oil and Gas Industry for Enhanced Oil Recovery

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand for Anionic Polyacrylamide as a Flocculant

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Regulations for Use, due to Carcinogenic Nature of Acrylamide Monomer

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Physical Form

      1. 5.1.1 Powder

      2. 5.1.2 Liquid

      3. 5.1.3 Emulsion/Dispersions

    2. 5.2 Ionic Nature

      1. 5.2.1 Non-ionic

      2. 5.2.2 Anionic

      3. 5.2.3 Cationic

      4. 5.2.4 Amphoteric

    3. 5.3 Polymer Structure

      1. 5.3.1 Straight Chain

      2. 5.3.2 Cross Linked

    4. 5.4 Application

      1. 5.4.1 Enhanced Oil Recovery

      2. 5.4.2 Flocculants for Water Treatment

      3. 5.4.3 Soil Conditioner

      4. 5.4.4 Binders and Stabilizers in Cosmetics

      5. 5.4.5 Other Applications

    5. 5.5 End-user Industry

      1. 5.5.1 Water Treatment

      2. 5.5.2 Oil and Gas

      3. 5.5.3 Pulp and Paper

      4. 5.5.4 Mining

      5. 5.5.5 Other End-user Industries

    6. 5.6 Geography

      1. 5.6.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.6.1.1 China

        2. 5.6.1.2 India

        3. 5.6.1.3 Japan

        4. 5.6.1.4 South Korea

        5. 5.6.1.5 ASEAN Countries

        6. 5.6.1.6 Australia & New Zealand

        7. 5.6.1.7 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.6.2 North America

        1. 5.6.2.1 United States

        2. 5.6.2.2 Canada

        3. 5.6.2.3 Mexico

      3. 5.6.3 Europe

        1. 5.6.3.1 Germany

        2. 5.6.3.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.6.3.3 France

        4. 5.6.3.4 Russia

        5. 5.6.3.5 Netherlands

        6. 5.6.3.6 Rest of Europe

      4. 5.6.4 South America

        1. 5.6.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.6.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.6.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.6.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.6.5.1 Saudi Arabia

        2. 5.6.5.2 South Africa

        3. 5.6.5.3 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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

    2. 6.2 Market Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 AnHui JuCheng Fine Chemicals Co., LTD

      2. 6.4.2 Anhui Tianrun Chemical Industry Co., Ltd

      3. 6.4.3 Ashland

      4. 6.4.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.4.5 Beijing Hengju Chemical Group Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Beijing Xitao Technology Development Co., Ltd.

      7. 6.4.7 CHINAFLOC

      8. 6.4.8 Envitech Chemical Specialities Pvt.Ltd.

      9. 6.4.9 Kemira

      10. 6.4.10 Liaocheng Yongxing Environmental Protection Science&Technology Co.,Ltd

      11. 6.4.11 Qingdao Oubo Chemical Co., Ltd

      12. 6.4.12 Shandong Tongli Chemical Co.,Ltd

      13. 6.4.13 SNF Group

      14. 6.4.14 Solenis

      15. 6.4.15 Solvay

      16. 6.4.16 Yixing Cleanwater Chemicals Co., Ltd.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

    1. 7.1 Emerging Applications of Polyacrylamide, such as its Use as a Biomaterial

    2. 7.2 Development of Bio-based Polyacrylamide

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