Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market - Forecast(2023 - 2028)

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Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market Overview

Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market size is estimated to reach US$3.6 billion by 2027 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 2.8% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors are the specialty chemicals consisting of phosphates, carboxylates, sulfonates and fluorides, which are installed in fluid flow systems to prevent precipitation and formation of insoluble compounds on the walls of the system. The improved performance and erosion protection offered by Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors is driving their market demand. Also, the high applicability of Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors in filters, boilers, pipes and heat exchangers across major sectors such as oil & gas, water & wastewater treatment, mining and energy generation is influencing their market. Factors such as an increase in crude oil production, the development of new wastewater plants and growing mining production are driving the growth of the antiscalants/scale industry. However, the stringent regulation by government organizations on the usage and dumping of chemicals is anticipated to pose a challenge in the market growth, thereby affecting the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market size. The lockdown implemented during COVID-19 also disrupted the activities of the oil & gas, mining and food & beverage sector, resulting in a decrease in demand and usage of Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors which negatively affected the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Industry Outlook.

Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market Report Coverage

The “Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market Report – Forecast (2022-2027)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market.

By Type: Sulfonates, Phosphonates, Fluorides, Carboxylates, Phosphate Salts and Others.
By Application: Filters, Boilers, Heat Exchangers, Pipes, Tubing and Others.
By End-Use Industry: Oil & Gas (On-Shore and Off-Shore), Water & Wastewater Treatment, Mining, Food & Beverage, Energy Generation (Wind, Solar and Others) and Others.
By Geography: North America (the USA, Canada and Mexico), Europe (the UK, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and the Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Rest of APAC), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and the Rest of South America), the Rest of the World [the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Israel and the Rest of the Middle East) and Africa (South Africa, Nigeria and the Rest of Africa)]. 

Key Takeaways

  • Asia-Pacific dominates the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors industry, owing to the rapidly growing mining, water & wastewater treatment and oil & gas sector in the region which is driving the demand for Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors in the region.
  • The bolstering growth in crude oil production has accelerated the demand and usage of Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors for pipes and heat exchangers which have positively impacted the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Industry outlook.
  • Regulations to control water pollution would limit the usage of chemicals like Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors in water treatment and oil plants which would negatively impact the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market size.

Figure: Asia-Pacific Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market Revenue, 2021-2027 (US$ Million) 

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Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market Segment Analysis – by Type

Phosphonates held the largest share in the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market share in 2021 and are forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 2.9% during the forecast period of 2022-2027. Phosphonates are one of the most commonly used Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors which provide an effective performance at high temperatures. Due to their high water solubility, they exhibit outstanding resistance to oxidizing agents. Phosphonates have corrosion resistance features which make them an appropriate chelating agent for carbon steel. Owing to their high performance, phosphonates have major applicability in boilers, filters and heat exchangers across major sectors, such as oil & gas and water & wastewater treatment. The advantageous features of these organophosphorus compounds, coupled with bolstering growth in the oil & gas and wastewater treatment sector, have accelerated the demand for phosphonates, thereby increasing their preference over chemical compounds, namely sulfonates and carboxylates. These factors significantly contribute to the segment growth of phosphonates during the forecast period.

Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market Segment Analysis – by End-use Industry

The oil & gas sector held the largest share in the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market share in 2021 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period of 2022-2027. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors consisting of phosphonates, sulfonates, fluorides and carboxylates are used in various stages in the oil & gas sector, from the extraction of crude oil and natural gas to their refining. During oil & gas production, unwanted minerals and deposits form on the walls of equipment which affects the flow system. Usage of Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors prevents the formation of such deposits on the equipment, thereby providing corrosion control and flow assurance in the oil & gas sector. The production level of oil has increased over the years due to the growing demand and consumption of fuel. According to the US Energy Information Administration, in March 2022, crude oil production in the US increased by 3% to 11.7 million barrels per day. Furthermore, according to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, in 2021, the global refinery output increased by 5% to 81.82 million barrels per day. With the bolstering growth in oil production, the demand for Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitorsto prevent deposit formation in pipes and other equipment would also increase, further contributing to the market growth in the oil & gas sector.

Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market Segment Analysis – by Geography

Asia-Pacific held the largest share in the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market share (up to 43%) in 2021. The flourishing demand for Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors in major sectors such as mining, oil & gas and water & wastewater treatment for boilers, filters and pipes is influencing its market growth in the region. Crude oil production has increased in Japan on the account of high oil demand, whereas India and China have shown significant growth in mining and water & wastewater treatment. For instance, according to the US Energy Information Administration, in February 2021, Japan’s crude oil production reached 4.6 thousand barrels per day, showing a 6.7% increase from February 2020’s production. Also, according to India’s Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, in April 2022, mining production in India increased by 7.8% since April 2021. Furthermore, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, in 2020, China installed 39,000 new wastewater treatment facilities and had invested US$81.6 billion in its municipal wastewater system, new treatment facilities and sludge mitigation. Such growth in these sectors has accelerated the demand for Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors in the Asia-Pacific region, thereby positively impacting the growth of the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Industry. 

Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market Drivers:

Increase in Mining Production:

Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors have major applicability in the mining sector where it is used to minimize or eliminate the scale formation on equipment that is encountered during mining operations. The mining output of countries has increased over the years on account of a surge in demand for minerals which has increased the rate of mining operations. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, in May 2022, mining production in China increased by 7% since the same month in 2021. Also, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, in January 2022, Mexico’s total mining output increased by 2.5% in comparison to the same month in 2020. Furthermore, according to Eurostat, in March 2021, mining production in European Union increased by 5.1% in comparison to a drop of 12.2% in March 2020. An increase in mining production has accelerated the demand and usage of Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors such as phosphonates, sulfonates and carboxylates for preventing scale formation on equipment, thereby positively impacting the growth of the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Industry.

Setting up of New Wastewater Treatment Plants:

The flourishing application of Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors in pipes, filters and boilers is driving their demand in the water & wastewater treatment sector. The growing demand for potable water has led to the development of new wastewater treatment plants. For instance, in March 2022, the Government of Canada announced the Flying Dust Wastewater Treatment Plant project where it planned to build a new water treatment plant in Flying Dust First Nation. Also, Egypt’s Ministry of Housing for Utilities, in 2021, announced the setting up of two wastewater treatment plants to increase water access to people. Furthermore, according to the Infrastructure Ministry of Belgrade, in August 2021, China’s Road and Bridge Corporation signed an agreement with the ministry to build 26 wastewater treatment plants across Serbia. Setting up of new wastewater treatment plants would create demand for Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors in the water & wastewater treatment sector, thereby positively impacting the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Industry growth.

Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market Challenge:

Stringent Regulations by Governments:

Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors have major applicability in water treatment, oil & gas production and the prevention of scale formation. However, their usage is correlated with environmental issues. Concentrated streams of rejected antiscalants are often released into the water, causing pollution problems and long-term effects on the marine environment. To prevent such drawbacks of chemical usage, certain regulation has been imposed by government organizations. For instance, the US EPA’s Clean Water Act regulates the discharge of pollutants in the US waters and the Water Framework Directives of the European Union aim to prevent and reduce water pollution to achieve a good environmental status of water. Such regulations would affect the usage of Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors in sectors such as water & wastewater treatment, oil & gas and mining, thereby negatively impacting the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market size during the forecast period.

Antiscalants/scale Inhibitors Industry Outlook

Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market. The top 10 companies in the Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market are:

  1. Clariant Ag
  2. Solvay SA
  3. Dow Chemicals
  4. Akzo Nobel
  5. Halliburton Company
  6. BASF SE
  7. H2O Innovations Inc.
  8. Henkel Ag & Co.
  9. Kemira Chemicals Inc.
  10. BWA Water Additives

Recent Developments

  • In September 2021, H2O Innovation Inc. announced that it would provide its antiscalants to Taweelah Plant located in the United Arab Emirates, which is the largest seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant.
  • In February 2021, Shell and Tomson Technologies developed new scale-inhibitor technology with high absorption power that could be widely used in squeeze treatment.
  • In April 2020, Genesys launched Genmine which was a range of products consisting of antiscalants and cleaners, designed to tackle issues specific to the treatment of mine water.

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1. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market - Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Key Trends by Type
    2.2 Key Trends by Application
    2.3 Key Trends by End-use Industry
    2.4 Key Trends by Geography
3. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market – Comparative analysis
    3.1 Market Share Analysis- Major Companies
    3.2 Product Benchmarking - Major Companies
    3.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis - Major Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market - Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium 
    4.1 Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Product portfolio
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium 
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porter's Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes
7. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value/Supply Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies
8. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market – by Type (Market Size - US$Million/Billion)
    8.1 Sulfonates
    8.2 Phosphonate
    8.3 Fluorides
    8.4 Carboxylates
    8.5 Phosphate Salts
    8.6 Others
9. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market – by Application (Market Size - US$Million/Billion)
    9.1 Filters
    9.2 Boilers
    9.3 Heat Exchangers
    9.4 Pipes
    9.5 Tubings
    9.6 Others
10. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market – by End-use Industry (Market Size - US$Million/Billion)
    10.1 Oil & Gas
        10.1.1 On-Shore
        10.1.2 Off-Shore
    10.2 Water & Wastewater Treatment
    10.3 Mining
    10.4 Food & Beverage
    10.5 Energy Generation
        10.5.1 Wind
        10.5.2 Solar
        10.5.3 Others
    10.6 Others
11. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market - by Geography (Market Size - US$Million/Billion)
    11.1 North America
        11.1.1 The USA
        11.1.2 Canada
        11.1.3 Mexico
    11.2 Europe
        11.2.1 The UK
        11.2.2 Germany
        11.2.3 France
        11.2.4 Italy
        11.2.5 The Netherlands
        11.2.6 Spain
        11.2.7 Belgium
        11.2.8 The Rest of Europe
    11.3 Asia-Pacific
        11.3.1 China
        11.3.2 Japan
        11.3.3 India
        11.3.4 South Korea
        11.3.5 Australia and New Zeeland
        11.3.6 Indonesia
        11.3.7 Taiwan
        11.3.8 Malaysia
        11.3.9 The Rest of APAC
    11.4 South America
        11.4.1 Brazil
        11.4.2 Argentina
        11.4.3 Colombia
        11.4.4 Chile
        11.4.5 The Rest of South America
    11.5 The Rest of the World
        11.5.1 The Middle East
   Saudi Arabia
   The UAE
   The Rest of the Middle East
        11.5.2 Africa
   South Africa
   The Rest of Africa
12. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market – Entropy
    12.1 New Product Launches
    12.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
13. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market – Industry/Competition Segment Analysis Premium 
    13.1 Company Benchmarking Matrix – Major Companies
    13.2 Market Share at Global Level - Major companies
    13.3 Market Share by Key Region - Major companies
    13.4 Market Share by Key Country - Major companies
    13.5 Market Share by Key Application - Major companies
    13.6 Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category - Major companies
14. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium 
15. Antiscalants/Scale Inhibitors Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials and Developments
    15.1 Company 1
    15.2 Company 2
    15.3 Company 3
    15.4 Company 4
    15.5 Company 5
    15.6 Company 6
    15.7 Company 7
    15.8 Company 8
    15.9 Company 9
    15.10 Company 10 and more
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