Zeolites Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Zeolites Market is segmented by Product Type (Natural and Synthetic), Application (Adsorbents, Catalysts, Detergents, and Other Applications), End-user Industry (Water Treatment, Air Purification, Agriculture, Petrochemical, Construction, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for zeolites in revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

Zeolites Industry Overview

Zeolites Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: > 2.5 %

Major Players

Zeolites Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Zeolites Market Analysis

The zeolites market is expected to record a CAGR of over 2.5% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the manufacturing operations of zeolites and their raw materials. Global zeolite production witnessed a decline during the first half of 2021. This is majorly due to the shortage of raw material and labor as well as government-mandated plant shutdowns. However, the market excepted to recover during the forecast period.

  • The major factors driving the market studied are increasing demand from the water treatment industry and increasing the use of zeolite as refrigeration adsorbents.
  • The usage of substitutes for zeolites is expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.
  • Moreover, the increasing demand for compact detergents is likely to act as an opportunity for the market studied in the forecast period.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the world, with the largest consumption from countries such as China and India.

Zeolites Industry Segments

Zeolites are solid minerals composed of aluminum, silicon, and oxygen, forming a framework of cavities that can hold water or other small molecules. This three-dimensional crystalline structure is also known as a molecular sieve due to the gaps in it. Zeolites are either mined from volcanic rocks or synthesized industrially on a large scale from aluminosilicate gels. The zeolites market is segmented by product type, application, end-user industry, and geography. By product type, the market is segmented into natural and synthetic. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into adsorbents, catalysts, detergents, and other applications (refining, biogas). On the basis of end-user industry, the market is segmented into water treatment, air purification, agriculture, petrochemical, construction, and other end-user industries (medical, nuclear industry). The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the flat glass market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

Product Type
Other Applications (Refining, Biogas)
End-user Industry
Water Treatment
Air Purification
Other End-user Industries (Medical, Nuclear Industry)
South Korea
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

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Zeolites Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Zeolites Market according to our research experts:

Agriculture Industry to Dominate the Market

  • Due to their high ion exchange and water retention capacity, natural zeolites are extensively used in fertilizers and soil amendment procedures. Zeolites are also used to increase the ammonia retentively of the soil.
  • In the fertilizer industry, zeolites trap undesirable metals and prevent the intake of heavy metals in the food chain. Zeolites trap metals like copper, cadmium, lead, and zinc. Due to their high ion exchange capacity, zeolites are seen as effective carriers of herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides.
  • The North American agriculture sector is growing steadily, owing to the decrease in the demand for fertilizer, as well as the drop in grain prices in the domestic market and at the global level. The margin for growers declined, which, in turn, reduced the economic potential of farmers to buy fertilizers for crops.
  • In Europe, there is an increase in the consumption of biofuel and bioenergy, which has increased the demand for fodder crops. As fodder crops are the largest consumers of fertilizers, they are expected to boost the demand for zeolites.
  • In Asia-Pacific, the agricultural sector is expected to grow for various reasons. Along with meat and dairy, urban consumers eat more freshly produced and processed fruits, vegetables, juices, etc. Therefore, freshly produced food items will continue to grow as the population shifts from rural areas to the cities.​
  • The aforementioned growth in the global agriculture industry is likely to contribute to the demand for zeolites during the forecast period (2022-2027).
Zeolites Market : Volume (%), by End-user Industry, Global, 2021

China to Dominate the Market in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • China dominated the Asia-Pacific region's market share. Though the growth in the country remains high, it is gradually diminishing as the population ages, and the economy is rebalancing from investment to consumption, manufacturing to services, and external to internal demand.
  • China has become the largest construction market in the world. In 2021, the construction industry value in China amounted to USD 1,117 billion. As the government has planned to focus on improving the infrastructure in small and medium-sized cities, the construction industry was forecast to maintain a continuous growth at around five percent annually. Thus it is anticipated to increase the usage of zeolites in construction applications.
  • China’s most recent environmental report remains negative, suggesting that 61.5% of groundwater and 28.8% of key rivers were classed as ‘not suitable for human contact’. In order to reverse the state of severe water pollution, China requires high-grade wastewater treatment technologies, thereby increasing the demand for zeolites in the country.
  • Similarly, China accounts for approximately 7% of the overall agricultural acreage globally, thus feeding 22% of the world population. The country is the largest producer of various crops, including rice, cotton, potatoes, and many other vegetables. Thus it is expected to boost the market for zeolites during the forecast period.
  • Moreover, many refineries in the country have planned to increase their capacities over the next few years to meet the increasing demand for various chemicals and petrochemicals. With the growing demand for various chemicals globally, the demand for zeolites from this sector is projected to grow during the forecast period (2022-2027).
Zeolites Market : Growth rate by Region, 2022-2027

Zeolites Market Competitor Analysis

The zeolites market is consolidated in nature. The major companies (not in a particular order) include BASF SE, Honeywell International Inc., Clariant, Tosoh Corporation, and Arkema Group.

Zeolites Market Top Players

  1. BASF SE

  2. Honeywell International Inc

  3. Clariant

  4. Tosoh Corporation

  5. Arkema Group

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Zeolites Market Concentration

Zeolites Market Recent Developments

  • June 2021, Honeywell announced that the company was partnering with the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research–Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR–IIP), Government of India, to supply molecular sieve adsorbents (zeolites) to accelerate setting up of Medical Oxygen Plants (MOP) in the country to address the ongoing pandemic.

Zeolites Market Report - 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 from Water Treatment Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Use of Zeolite as Refrigeration Adsorbents

      3. 4.1.3 Significant Usage of Zeolites for Catalytic Cracking in the Petroleum Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Usage of Substitutes for Zeolites

    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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Natural

      2. 5.1.2 Synthetic

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Adsorbents

      2. 5.2.2 Catalysts

      3. 5.2.3 Detergents

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications (Refining, Biogas)

    3. 5.3 End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Water Treatment

      2. 5.3.2 Air Purification

      3. 5.3.3 Agriculture

      4. 5.3.4 Petrochemical

      5. 5.3.5 Construction

      6. 5.3.6 Other End-user Industries (Medical, Nuclear Industry)

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    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 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Clariant

      4. 6.4.4 Honeywell International Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Interra Global

      6. 6.4.6 KNT Group

      7. 6.4.7 SHOWA DENKO KK

      8. 6.4.8 Tosoh Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 W. R. Grace & Co.

      10. 6.4.10 ZEOCEM AS

      11. 6.4.11 Zeolyst International Inc.

      12. 6.4.12 Zeomex

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Demand for Compact Detergents

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Zeolites Market Research FAQs

The Zeolites Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Zeolites Market is growing at a CAGR of >2.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

BASF SE, Honeywell International Inc, Clariant, Tosoh Corporation, Arkema Group are the major companies operating in Zeolites Market.

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