Flocculant & Coagulant Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Flocculant & Coagulant Market size is forecast to reach around $7 billion by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of 6% during 2020-2025. Flocculant & coagulants are chemicals that aggregate the colloids and other suspended particles of high molecular weights in the liquid, thereby clean the water. Use of coagulation-flocculation method for removing harmful substances from wastewater is driving the growth of flocculant & coagulant market. Moreover, surging demand of poly aluminium chloride (PACl) and cationic polyacrylamide (C-PAM) for the removal of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and turbidity from paper recycling wastewater is aiding the growth of the market. Flocculant & coagulants are also used in oilfields for mud dewatering, oil/water separation and flow back water recycling. 

Report Coverage
The report: “Flocculant & Coagulant Market – Forecast (2020-2025)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Flocculant & Coagulant Industry. 

By Type: Coagulant {Organic Coagulant (Polyamine, Chitosan, and others) and Inorganic Coagulant (Aluminium Sulfate, Aluminium Chloride, Sodium Aluminate, Ferric Sulfate, Others)} and Flocculant (Anionic, Cationic, Non-Ionic, and Others)
By Application: Municipal Water Treatment, Paper and Pulp, Textile, Oil and Gas, Mining, Chemical Processing, and Others
By Geography: North America, South America, Europe, APAC, and RoW

Key Takeaways
  • In APAC Flocculant & Coagulant market, China dominated the market throughout the forecast period owing to the large consumer base and increase in demand of flocculant & coagulant chemicals for treating paper and pulp wastewater.
  • Decline in manufacturing activities globally due to the outbreak of coronavirus has hampered the growth of flocculant & coagulant market.
  • Increasing adoption of UV technologies and RO filtration hinder the growth of flocculant & coagulant market.

Type - Segment Analysis
Coagulant segment holds the largest share of more than 55% in the flocculant & coagulant market in 2019. The use of coagulation offer various advantages like it reduces the time required to settle out suspended solids and is very effective in removing fine particles that are very difficult to remove. Moreover, the water treatment coagulants consists of positively charged molecules that, destabilizes negatively charged particulate and colloidal contaminants. The inorganic and organic coagulants are also used to treat water for the removal of suspended solids in oilfields and textile industries. The rise in production of oil and gas increases the use of coagulants for the separation of oil and water. For instance, according to International Energy Agency (IEA), the global oil production capacity is expected to rise by 5.9 mb/d by 2025 whereas Non-OPEC supply of crude and natural gas liquids will rise by 4.5 mb/d.

Application - Segment Analysis
Based on the application, the paper and pulp segment held the largest share of more than 25% in the flocculant & coagulant market in 2019. The growing use of flocculant & coagulant chemicals in paper industry for the removal of suspended particles from water is driving the growth of flocculant & coagulant market. According to Environmental Paper Network (EPN), paper use is steadily increasing year on year and exceeded to 400 million tons per year in 2018. Furthermore, rising environmental concerns and strict government regulations to lower the use of polyethylene bags has escalated the demand of paper for packaging purposes, which in turn augments the growth of flocculant & coagulant chemicals. For instance, California government has introduced a regulation known as SB270 in July 2015 for prohibiting use of plastic bags at groceries, pharmacies, and other stores.
COVID-19 has badly impacted the flocculant & coagulant market. Coronavirus has disrupted the supply chain and e-commerce sector. Decrease in purchasing capital has direct impact on various industry growth, which in turn hampered the growth of flocculant & coagulant market. With the steep reduction in demand due to sudden stoppage of exports/imports and also domestic sales has hampered the growth of flocculant & coagulant market. The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) has requested the government to announce relief packages for the textile and apparel sector to curb the crisis being faced by the textile industries. Hence, downfall of textile industry also reduces the demand of flocculant & coagulant chemicals.

Geography - Segment Analysis
Asia Pacific dominated the flocculation and coagulation market with a share of more than 35% in 2019 followed by North America and Europe. Rapid industrialization and treatment of wastewater generated from manufacturing plants is driving the growth of flocculant & coagulants market. India is the second-largest manufacturer and exporter of textiles and apparel with a share of 5% of global trade. Exports of textile and clothing products from India have increased from US$ 39.2 billion during 2017–18 to US$ 40.4 billion during the year 2018–19, registering a growth of 3%. According to National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency, exports in the textiles and apparel industry are expected to reach $300 Bn by 2024-25 resulting in a tripling of Indian market share from 5% to 15%. Thus, growth of textile industry has increased the use of flocculant & coagulant chemicals for the filtration and aggregation of suspended particles present in wastewater. Furthermore, Asia is one of the largest producer of paper and increase in demand of flocculation and coagulant chemicals from paper industries is boosting the growth of market. According to the Trade Map, global import of pulp of wood and cellulose fibers was valued around $ 53,084,971 while china alone imported pulp of $19,240,368 in 2019.

Drivers – Flocculant & Coagulant Market
Increasing health concerns and government policies for wastewater treatment
Strict government regulations for the direct disposal of contaminated water is escalating the use of flocculation and coagulant chemicals in manufacturing industries. For instance, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the discharge and treatment of wastewater under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) issues permit to all wastewater dischargers and treatment facilities. Whereas, contaminated water also causes severe health problems including diarrhea, cholera, dysentery etc. Thus, increasing health concerns also boosts the growth of flocculation and coagulant market. Moreover, the Indian government policies such as “State Sewerage and Wastewater Policy” which frames guidelines for resource development and management, wastewater collection and treatment, onsite and offsite sanitation also aids the growth of flocculation and coagulants market. 

Global increase in mining operations
Increase in mining operations for the extraction of ores, minerals, coals etc. has resulted in water pollution. According to the USGS National Minerals Information Center, the U.S mines production grew by 3% reaching $82.2 billion of raw mineral materials in 2018 as compared to $79.7 billion in 2017. Water is used in mining for mineral processing, dust suppression and slurry transportation. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has estimated that 4 billion gallons of water were withdrawn for mining operations in the U.S. in 2015, up 1% from 2010. Thus increase in mining operation has increased the use of flocculant & coagulant chemicals for the removal of suspended colloidal particles. Furthermore, government’s act and regulation such as Clean Water Act (CWA) in the United States that regulates the mining operations in and discharges of pollutants to streams also augments the growth of flocculant & coagulant market. 

Challenges – Flocculant & Coagulant Market
Presence of substitutes for water treatment
The adoption of U.V technologies and RO water filtration whose purification efficiency is higher than flocculation and coagulant chemicals hampers the growth of flocculant & coagulant market. U.V and RO filters not only eliminates the suspended particles but also remove the harmful bacteria and pathogens. Although flocculant & coagulants are widely used in industries for effluent water treatment processes in solids removal, water clarification, lime softening, sludge thickening, and solids dewatering, but the cost and the need for accurate dosing of coagulants and frequent monitoring is a major challenge. Coagulants need accurate dosing equipment to function efficiently and the dose required depends on raw water quality that varies rapidly. 

Market Landscape
Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the flocculant & coagulant market report. In 2019, the market of flocculant & coagulant has been consolidated by the top 10 companies accounting for xx% of the share. Major players in the flocculant and coagulation market industry outlook are, BASF SE, Ecolab Inc., Solenis LLC, Solvay SA, Kemira Oyj, Buckman Laboratories International, Inc., Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Suez S.A., Feralco AB and Hengyang Jianheng Industry Development Co., Ltd., among others.

Acquisitions/Technology Launches
  • In January 2019, BASF SE merged its wet-end Paper and Water Chemicals business with Solenis. With this merger the company has expanded its chemical offerings for customers in the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, and power industries. BASF SE would have a 49% stake in the merged entity, while 51% shares would be owned by Solenis.
  • In April 2017, Kemira Oyj launched a new high-performance cationic flocculant Kemira Superfloc® XD-7600 polymer. It was designed to help customers decrease their Total Cost of Ownership through more efficient sludge handling, including freight and disposal costs.

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1. Flocculant & Coagulant Market- Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Flocculant & Coagulant Market- Executive Summary
    2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
    2.2 Key Trends by Type
    2.3 Key Trends by Application
    2.4 Key Trends by Geography
3. Flocculant & Coagulant Market- Landscape
    3.1 Comparative analysis 
        3.1.1 Market Share Analysis- Top Companies
        3.1.2 Product Benchmarking- Top Companies
        3.1.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
        3.1.4 Patent Analysis- Top Companies
        3.1.5 Pricing Analysis
4. Flocculant & Coagulant Market - Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium
    4.1 Top startup company Analysis by
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Market Shares
        4.1.4 Market Size and Application Analysis
        4.1.5 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Flocculant & Coagulant Market– Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing business index
    5.3 Case studies of successful ventures 
    5.4 Customer Analysis - Top companies
6. Flocculant & Coagulant Market- Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers 
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Market Opportunities
    6.4 Porters five force model
        6.4.1 Steel Bargaining power of suppliers
        6.4.2 Steel Bargaining powers of customers
        6.4.3 Threat of new entrants
        6.4.4 Rivalry among existing players
        6.4.5 Threat of substitutes 
7. Flocculant & Coagulant Market -Strategic analysis
    7.1 Value chain analysis
    7.2 Opportunities analysis
    7.3 Market life cycle
    7.4 Suppliers and distributors Analysis
8. Flocculant & Coagulant Market– By Type (Market Size -$Million)
    8.1 Coagulant 
        8.1.1 Organic Coagulant
        8.1.2 Inorganic Coagulant
   Aluminium Sulfate
   Aluminium Chloride
   Sodium Aluminate
   Ferric Sulfate
    8.2 Flocculant
        8.2.1 Anionic
        8.2.2 Cationic
        8.2.3 Non-Ionic
        8.2.4 Others
9. Flocculant & Coagulant Market– By Application (Market Size -$Million)
    9.1 Municipal Water Treatment
    9.2 Paper and Pulp
    9.3 Textile
    9.4 Oil and Gas
    9.5 Mining
    9.6 Chemical Processing
    9.7 Other
10. Flocculant & Coagulant Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million)
    10.1 North America
        10.1.1 U.S.
        10.1.2 Canada
        10.1.3 Mexico
    10.2 South America
        10.2.1 Brazil 
        10.2.2 Argentina
        10.2.3 Colombia
        10.2.4 Chile
        10.2.5 Rest of South America
    10.3 Europe
        10.3.1 U.K
        10.3.2 Germany
        10.3.3 Italy
        10.3.4 France
        10.3.5 Russia
        10.3.6 Spain
        10.3.7 Netherland
        10.3.8 Belgium
        10.3.9 Rest of Europe
    10.4 Asia Pacific
        10.4.1 China
        10.4.2 India
        10.4.3 Japan
        10.4.4 South Korea
        10.4.5 Australia & New Zealand
        10.4.6 Rest of Asia Pacific
    10.5 RoW
        10.5.1 Middle East
   Saudi Arabia
   Rest of Middle East
        10.5.2 Africa
   South Africa
   Rest of Africa
11. Flocculant & Coagulant Market- Entropy
    11.1 New Product Launches
    11.2 M&A’s, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
12. Flocculant & Coagulant Market Share Analysis Premium
    12.1 Market Share by Country- Top companies
    12.2 Market Share by Region- Top companies
    12.3 Market Share by type of Product / Product category- Top companies
    12.4 Market Share at global level- Top companies
    12.5 Best Practices for companies
13. Flocculant & Coagulant Market- List of Key Companies by Country Premium
14. Flocculant & Coagulant Market Company Analysis
    14.1 Market Share, Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments
    14.2 Company 1
    14.3 Company 2
    14.4 Company 3
    14.5 Company 4
    14.6 Company 5
    14.7 Company 6
    14.8 Company 7
    14.9 Company 8
    14.10 Company 9
   14.11 Company 10 and more
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