Intensifying competition in the global chemical absorbent pads market with the entrance of packaging leaders, such as 3M Company
The global chemical sales is estimated to be valued at around US$ 4.3 Trillion in 2018, and further projected to expand with an average annual growth rate of around 3.4% for the next three years. The trade of chemicals across countries and transportation within a nation is simultaneously rising with the expanding chemical industry.
For safe and secured shipping and storage of chemicals, chemical absorbent pads are used to prevent any damage to the storage facility or shippers in case of a leakage. Chemical absorbent pads are generally made up of polypropylene material which is chemically less resistant for better absorbency.
Chemical absorbent pads differ from general polypropylene sheets in terms of bonding structure of the polymer chains at microscopic level. Strong efforts are made by the leading chemical absorbent pads manufacturers in developing improved bonding structure for chemical absorbent pads to enhance its absorbency.
Global Chemical Absorbent Pads Market Dynamics
Globally leading market players in the chemical absorbent pads market are focused on evolving the shapes and designs of the chemical absorbents, such as chemical absorbent pads, pillows, socks and booms, in order to suit the requirements of the end-users.
Chemical absorbent pads are provided in two forms, cut sheets and rolls. Furthermore, design of packaging also plays a crucial role in attracting consumers. Some of the characteristics making the chemical absorbent pads preferable in securing the transportation and storage of chemicals include fire resistant, chemical resistant layers preventing degradation on contact with chemicals, physical shock absorbent, and other properties.
Although, the usage of chemical absorbent pads is beneficial in the transportation of chemicals, the application of chemical absorbent pads is limited to liquid chemicals only. Thus, the scope or latent opportunity do not include some of the crucial components of chemical industry such as plastic resins and fertilizers.
Global Chemical Absorbent Pads Market Regional Outlook
The chemical absorbent pads market is primarily dependent on the production of chemicals in a region as the chemical absorbent pads are used at the chemical producers end only during its packaging for storage or transportation purpose.
China is the largest market producer of chemicals in the world. As reported by BASF SE, one of the global leader in chemical industry, the chemical industry of Asia Pacific region is anticipated to register 4.6% of CAGR during the period 2018 to 2020, while global average is expected to remain around 3.4%.
Thus, Asia Pacific is projected to represent high incremental opportunity in the chemical absorbent pads market. The manufacturing sector in the countries of Latin America and Western Europe are not performing well in the present scenario, leading to sluggish growth of chemical absorbent pads market the geographies.
The chemical industry of North America is expected to witness significant growth. High adoption rate for niche innovative products among manufacturing firms of North America along with chemical industry growth is attributed to significant opportunity for the chemical absorbent pads in the region.
Global Chemical Absorbent Pads Market Key Players
Some of the key players operating the global absorbent pads market are
- 3M Company
- Brady Corporation
- Fisher Scientific International, Inc.
- New Pig Corporation
- NPS Corporation
- Global Spill Control Pty Ltd
- Gelok International Corporation
- Complete Environmental Products Inc.
The chemical absorbent pads market report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain.
The chemical absorbent pads market report provides in depth analysis of parent market trends, macroeconomic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments.
The chemical absorbent pads market report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.
Regional analysis of chemical absorbent pads market includes
- North America
- Latin America
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Global Chemical Absorbent Pads Market Segmentation
The global chemical absorbent pads market can be segmented on the basis of chemical absorbent pads type as
- Cut Sheets
The global chemical absorbent pads market can be segmented on the basis of material type as
- Fine fiber
- Sonic bonded
- Double laminated
- Static resistant
The global chemical absorbent pads market can be segmented on the basis of application as
- Explosive Chemicals
- Oleo Chemicals
- Industrial Chemicals
- Fragrances & Flavors
The global chemical absorbent pads market can be segmented on the basis of absorbency as
- Up to 75 liter
- 75 to 150 liter
- Above 150 liter
The global chemical absorbent pads market can be segmented on the basis of width as
- Up to 30 cm
- 30 to 50 cm
- Above 50 cm