Polyacrylamide Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The Polyacrylamide Market is segmented by Type (Ionic Nature and Polymer Structure), Production Process (Copper Catalyst-based and Microbial Enzyme-based), Application (Enhanced Oil Recovery, Flocculant for Water Treatment, Manufacturing Safe Contact Lenses, Soil Conditioner, and Binder in Skin Lotions), End-user Industry (Municipal and Commercial, Oil and Gas, Pulp and Paper, Cosmetics, Mining, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa).

Market Snapshot

Market Summary - Polyacrylamide Market
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Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

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Market Overview

The polyacrylamide market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period (2019-2024). 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 in 2018, owing to the rapidly growing construction industry in India and China.


Scope of the Report

The polyacrylamide market report includes:

Ionic Nature
Other Types
Polymer Structure
Straight Chain
Cross Linked
Production Process
Copper Catalyst-based
Microbial Enzyme-based
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Flocculant for Water Treatment
Manufacturing Safe Contact Lenses
Soil Conditioner
Binder in Skin Lotions
End-user Industry
Municipal and Commercial
Oil and Gas
Pulp and Paper
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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Key Market Trends

Water Treatment Application is Expected 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, wastewater treatment application is likely to continue dominating the market during the forecast period.
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The Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region accounted for the highest market share in 2018.
  • Rapidly growing construction industry, primarily in India and ASEAN countries, is a major factor driving the demand for the Asia-Pacific polyacrylamide market.
  • A rapid growth of the oil and gas exploration activities in countries in Asia-Pacific is also increasing the consumption of polyacrylamide.
  • Furthermore, the growing water treatment industry in Asia-Pacific is projected to further add to the growing demand for polyacrylamide in the region.
  • Hence, owing to the aforementioned reasons, Asia-Pacific is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.
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Competitive Landscape

The polyacrylamide market is moderately consolidated, with the major players accounting for a fair share of the market. Some of the major companies in the market include SNF Group ,BASF SE, Kemira, and Solvay, among others.

Major Players

  1. BASF SE
  2. SNF Group
  3. Solvay
  4. Kemira

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

Market Concentration - Polyacrylamide

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

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

      2. 4.1.2 Growing 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


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Ionic Nature

        1. Non-ionic

        2. Cationic

        3. Anionic

        4. Other Types

      2. 5.1.2 Polymer Structure

        1. Straight Chain

        2. Cross Linked

    2. 5.2 Production Process

      1. 5.2.1 Copper Catalyst-based

      2. 5.2.2 Microbial Enzyme-based

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Enhanced Oil Recovery

      2. 5.3.2 Flocculant for Water Treatment

      3. 5.3.3 Manufacturing Safe Contact Lenses

      4. 5.3.4 Soil Conditioner

      5. 5.3.5 Binder in Skin Lotions

    4. 5.4 End-user Industry

      1. 5.4.1 Municipal and Commercial

      2. 5.4.2 Oil and Gas

      3. 5.4.3 Pulp and Paper

      4. 5.4.4 Cosmetics

      5. 5.4.5 Mining

      6. 5.4.6 Other End-user Industries

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.5.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.5.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.5.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.5.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)


    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 AnHui JuCheng Fine Chemicals Co. Ltd

      2. 6.4.2 Ashland Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Beijing Hengju Oilfield Chemical Agent Co. Ltd

      5. 6.4.5 Black Rose

      6. 6.4.6 China National Petroleum Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Ecolab

      8. 6.4.8 Envitech Chemicals Specialties Pvt Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 Kemira

      10. 6.4.10 King Union Group Corp.

      11. 6.4.11 Liaocheng Yongxing Environmentals

      12. 6.4.12 Puyang Longquan Polymer Co. Ltd

      13. 6.4.13 Shandong Tongli Chemical Co. Ltd

      14. 6.4.14 Shuiheng Chemicals

      15. 6.4.15 Sinopec

      16. 6.4.16 SNF Group

      17. 6.4.17 Solvay

      18. 6.4.18 Tainrun Chemicals

      19. 6.4.19 Xiltao Polymers

      20. 6.4.20 Yixing Cleanwater Chemicals Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    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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