An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Colloidal Metal Particles Market
This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Colloidal Metal Particles market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Colloidal Metal Particles market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.
Metal particles, in a stable dispersion, that are small enough to resist gravity from causing settling of the particles but large enough to be restricted from passing through a membrane are referred to as colloidal metal particles. These colloidal metal particles have their particle sizes in the range of 1 – 100 nm. Colloidal Metal Particles are primarily used as catalysts and/or photocatalysts, adsorbents. They are used in drug delivery applications and in dietary supplements, either directly or in combination with other ingredients.
Among product types, the market is classified into 12 different segments: aluminium oxide colloidal metal particles, silver colloidal metal particles, gold colloidal metal particles, zinc colloidal metal particles, copper colloidal metal particles, platinum colloidal metal particles, iridium colloidal metal particles, silicon colloidal metal particles, iron oxide colloidal metal particles, titanium dioxide colloidal metal particles, palladium colloidal metal particles and other (manganese, cerium, indium, tin) colloidal metal particles.
In terms of value, the gold colloidal metal particles segment is estimated to account for a significant proportion of the market. However, in terms of volume, the segment holds single digit share in the overall market. This is mainly due to the vast disparity in prices of these product types. Types, such as silver colloidal metal particles, have proven to be effective against allergens and pathogenic infections. Colloidal silver particles are also noted to be effective in the treatment of various skin conditions, such as acne, chickenpox, among others.
Colloidal copper is noted to be an antioxidant and serves blood cleansing purposes. The OTC (Over the Counter) availability of majority of colloidal metal particles allows these particles to reach a wider audience.
Catalysis & Photocatalysis to Remain One of the Prominent Applications of Colloidal Metal Particles
Application wise, the market is segregated into catalysis & photocatalysis, adsorbents, drug delivery and dietary supplements. The use of colloidal metal particles as catalysts is gaining prominence as their better surface area to volume ratio escalates their efficiency in rapid and controlled reactions. The end use industry has been noted to be making a transition towards such catalysts, thereby propelling the market of colloidal metal particles.
The overall market is assessed to have been valued at US$ 14,542.6 Mn at the end of 2018 and is anticipated to reach a value of more than US$ 32 Bn by the end of the forecast period. The colloidal metal particles market is estimated to expand at a growth rate of over 8.3%, representing an incremental $ opportunity of over US$ 17 Bn between 2018 and 2028.
China Is Estimated to Remain a Prominent Region in Terms of Consumption of Colloidal Metal Particles
From a regional perspective, China alone is anticipated to consume a substantial proportion of the colloidal metal particles production throughout the forecast period, registering 7.6% growth between 2018 and 2028. Countries in North America and Western Europe are also noted to hold sizeable market share. The Latin America colloidal metal particles is estimated to witness fastest growth in the market and will expand at a value CAGR of 10.4%.
Global Colloidal Metal Particles Market Is Fairly Consolidated
The prominent players involved in the colloidal metal particles marketplace are aiming to adopt greenfield investment strategies. The companies are engaging in product launches and capacity expansion activities, with the aim of improving their market share and geographic presence of their products. For example, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals (while it was still a part of AkzoNobel) has invested over US$ 4.5 Mn for capacity expansion projects. Purest Colloids, Inc. is noted to periodically announce product launches pertaining to the colloidal metal particles. Due to the consolidation in the colloidal metal particles market, the market entry of new participants is estimated to be moderately easy.
The supply and demand of colloidal metal particles in several regions depends on macro-economic factors, including mining and recycling of metals. Such activities are highly monitored by the regulatory authorities and a controlled mining scenario may hinder the production of colloidal metal particles.
Some of the market participants reported in this study of the colloidal metal particles market study are Nouryon BV, Purest Colloids, Inc., Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd., Evonik Industries AG, IMRA America, Inc, W. R. Grace & Co., SunForce Health & Organics Inc. and BBI Solutions, among others.
Key Questions Answered in the Colloidal Metal Particles Report
How has the colloidal metal particles market evolved in the past four years?
What shape is the colloidal metal particles market expected to take in terms of volume and value during the study period?
What are some of the prevailing market dynamics in the colloidal metal particles market?
What are the competition developments and trends in the colloidal metal particles market?
What are some of the underlying macro-economic and industry factors impacting the growth of the colloidal metal particles market?
What are the important key challenges, opportunities and improvement factors for the colloidal metal particles market players?
What are the important market positioning and key strategies of key manufacturers as per the colloidal metal particles market taxonomy?
How is the competition structured at present and how has it evolved in the colloidal metal particles market over the past few years?
This FMI study offers a ten-year analysis and forecast for the global colloidal metal particles market for the period between 2018 and 2028. The study considers 2017 as the base year with market values estimated for 2017 and forecast developed for the duration between 2018 and 2028. The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) has been calculated from 2018 to 2028. The study covers various perspectives of the colloidal metal particles market, including market dynamics, value chain, pricing analysis, competition analysis, regional and segmental growth comparison and macro-economic and industry growth analysis, along with segment-level projections in a comprehensive manner.
As per the findings of the study and perspectives of industry participants, the global colloidal metal particles market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.3% between 2018 and 2028, in terms of value. Rising awareness surrounding the health benefits of including colloidal metal particles in dietary supplements and drug delivery applications are some of the factors positively impacting the consumption of colloidal metal particles in the global colloidal metal particles market.
This FMI report on the colloidal metal particles market carefully analyses the market at global and regional levels through market segmentation on the basis of key parameters, such as product type and application. The primary objective of thecolloidal metal particles market report is to offer key insights on market updates, competition positioning, current trends, market potential, growth rates and other relevant information and statistics in a suitable manner to the readers or various stakeholders in the market.
Metal particles, in a stable dispersion, that are small enough to resist gravity from causing settling of particles but large enough to be restricted from passing through a membrane are known as colloidal metal particles. These colloidal metal particles have their particle sizes in the range of 1 – 100 nm.
The report is structured in such a way that it will allow the readers to develop a thorough understanding of thecolloidal metal particles market. The report begins with market definitions, followed by the market background, market dynamics and market analysis by key segments, regional analysis and competition landscape. Each section covers a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the colloidal metal particles market on the basis of facts, historical developments and key opinions collected from industry participants through dedicated interviews and trends in the market.
Colloidal Metal Particles Market: Segmentation
The report begins with market introduction, which covers market taxonomy and product definitions for the global colloidal metal particles market assessment. In the next section, the report describes the market development background and covers macro-economic factors, industry factors, forecast factors, regional weighted average pricing analysis, value chain overview covering approximate margins, an indicative list of stakeholders involved in each stage and an assessment of the colloidal metal particles market for the base year considered for the study.
The next section of the colloidal metal particles market report discusses market dynamics, such as drivers, restraints and trends, impacting the market growth at a global level. Market opportunities for manufacturers have been presented in the subsequent section of the same chapter. This section also includes the impact assessment of market dynamics on the global Colloidal Metal Particles market at a qualitative level, based on analysis facts and insights.
Subsequent sections of the report provide value (US$ Mn) and volume (Tons) projections for the colloidal metal particles market on the basis of the aforementioned segments at a global level. The global market values represented in these sections have been agglomerated by collecting data and information at a regional level. The market information, along with key facts and insights, covers unique analysis frameworks, such as absolute $ opportunity analysis, year-on-year growth trend comparison, market share and attractiveness analysis, for each of the sub-types covered in each segment.
The next section of the report presents a summarised view of the global colloidal metal particles market, based on nine prominent regions considered in the study. The section includes the regional market position, growth potential, trends and market attractiveness analysis for each of these regions.
The Colloidal Metal Particles market analysis sections cover Y-o-Y growth trends, market share analysis, market attractiveness and incremental $ opportunity assessment for each of the aforementioned segments. These sections analyse the degree to which the global drivers are influencing the colloidal metal particles market in each region.
All the above sections evaluate the present market scenario and growth prospects in the global Colloidal Metal Particles market, while the forecast presented in the sections assess the market size in terms of volume and value.
In order to offer an accurate forecast, we started by sizing the current market, which forms the basis of how the global colloidal metal particles market is expected to develop in the future. Given the characteristics of the colloidal metal particles market, we triangulated the outcome of three different types of analysis, based on primary research, secondary research and our own analysis. However, forecasting the market in terms of various segments and regions is more a matter of quantifying expectations and identifying opportunities rather than rationalising them after the completion of the forecast exercise.
In addition, it is imperative to note that in an ever-fluctuating global economy, we not only conduct forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also analyse the market on the basis of key parameters, such as Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to understand the predictability of the colloidal metal particles market and identify the right opportunities available.
As previously highlighted, the colloidal metal particles market has been split into a number of sub-segments. All the colloidal metal particles sub-segments, in terms of grade, application and region, have been analysed on the basis of Basis Point Share (BPS) to understand each individual segment’s relative contribution to market growth. This detailed level of information is important for the identification of various key trends being witnessed in the colloidal metal particles market.
Another key feature of this report is the analysis of all the key segments in the colloidal metal particles market, sub-segments and the regional adoption and revenue forecast in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is traditionally overlooked while forecasting the market; however, the absolute dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve as well as to identify potential resources from a sales and delivery perspective in the colloidal metal particles market.
In order to understand the key market segments in terms of the growth and consumption of colloidal metal particles across concerned regions, FMI has developed an attractiveness index, which will help readers identify real market opportunities.
In the final section of the report, a competitive landscape of the colloidal metal particles market has been included to provide report audiences with a dashboard view, categorised on the basis of participants present in the value chain, their presence in the colloidal metal particles market and key differentiating factors and strategies. The primary category of providers covered in the report is colloidal metal particles manufacturers. This section is primarily designed to provide clients with an objective and detailed comparative assessment of the key providers specific to a market segment in the value chain of the colloidal metal particles market.
Report audiences can gain segment-specific vendor insights to identify and evaluate key competitors on the basis of in-depth assessment of their capabilities and success in the colloidal metal particles marketplace. Detailed profiles of providers have also been included under the scope of the report to evaluate their long- and short-term strategies, key offerings and recent developments pertaining to the colloidal metal particles market. Examples of some of the key competitors covered in this report include Nouryon BV, Purest Colloids, Inc., Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd., Evonik Industries AG, IMRA America, Inc, W. R. Grace & Co., SunForce Health & Organics Inc. and BBI Solutions, among others.