Mining Flotation Chemicals Market

Mining Flotation Chemicals Market: Technical Advancements in Flotation Chemicals for Phosphate and Iron Ore to be Priority for Mining Flotation Chemical Producers; Global Industry Amalysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2014 - 2020

Mining Flotation Chemicals Definition

Mining flotation chemicals are employed to extract a mineral from its ore, which is sulphide or non-sulphide based. Mining flotation chemicals aid or inhibit the floatation of minerals out from the rock surface with help of certain chemicals such as collectors, frothers, flocculants, etc.

Mineral flotation chemicals have their respective surface flotation characteristics, which are applied at different dosages to the ore. Mining flotation chemicals are supplied by several chemical companies of tier-1, tier-2 level as well as small scale and independent level suppliers having specific regional as well as global presence.

Global Mining Flotation Chemicals Market Scenario

The mining flotation chemicals market is expected to be driven by the growing demand for metals utilized by several end-use sectors such as construction, and transportation, as per rising rate of industrialization and urbanization across the globe. The mining flotation chemicals market is also expected to benefit from upcoming opportunities in improved product and related composition delivery superior performance characteristics.

This aspect has encouraged investment of time and resources by leading manufacturers of mining flotation chemicals to provide new variants. The growth of global mining flotation chemicals market has also benefitted from the use of low VOC and environment friendly product types and growing demand in extraction of phosphate-based mineral and iron ore.

The demand for these chemicals is expected to be positively influenced from urbanization and increasing demand for construction aggregates. The growth of the global mining flotation chemicals market is likely to gain primarily from the region of Asia Pacific tipped to provide the maximum growth prospects. Middle East and Africa is identified as the next prominent region after Asia Pacific generating significant demand for mining flotation chemicals.

North America and Western Europe are expected to exhibit a decent growth in the global mining flotation chemicals market. The other geographies are likely to register a moderate growth over the forecast period. The global mining flotation chemicals market has been highly competitive by nature with a mix of organized and unorganized sectors of market having their fair share.

Global Mining Flotation Chemicals Market Segmentation and Forecast

The increased production and use of precious metals and precious metal plating chemicals has created a demand for various elements, including chemicals used in exploration and processing of minerals. On the basis of ore type, the sulphide ore segment is expected to dominate the mining flotation chemicals market exhibiting a higher growth than its counterpart.

By chemical type, the majority share is acquired by mining collectors, frothers and flocculants with an aggregate contribution over 60% of overall mining flotation chemicals market sales. Apart from the above mentioned segments, other chemicals such as depressants are expected to witness a decent growth in terms of consumption during the forecast period.

The mining flotation chemicals is expected to witness an upsurge towards the end of the forecast period. By geography, the decline of ore grade in existing sites has led to the need for exploration of new mines in targeted geographies by investors in Vietnam, India, Brazil, Peru, Zambia, DRC and Eurasia. The global mining flotation chemicals market is expected to reach over US$ 10.6 Bn by the end of the forecast period.

By volume, the global mining flotation chemicals market is estimated to grow at a decent CAGR of 4.7% owing to specific demand and intake of mining flotation chemicals per unit in lower proportion. The various factors related to forecasted growth of mining flotation chemicals market are due to growth in end-use industries such as automotive and construction, growth of manufacturing sector as well as sustenance of the global industrial index.

Global Mining Flotation Chemicals Market Trade Scenario

Medium-high consolidation exists in the mining flotation chemicals market consisting tier-1 chemical companies having global and regional presence. Apart from tier-1 mining flotation chemical manufacturers, there does exist an independent market base consisting of numerous small scale manufacturers based out of China whose sales are equally based in domestic and overseas market.

The trade flow of Mining Flotation Chemicals is mainly governed via procurement and sales through bulk level distributors and suppliers in domestic and overseas markets respectively. For tier-1 mining flotation chemical manufacturer the sales channel is routed through direct Salesforce or sales via appointed distributor in the region. The Mining Flotation Chemicals market is expected to witness a certain degree of volatility in prices due to increase or modification of chemical constituents thus reflecting projected increase of market value over the forecast period.

Market Participants in the Global Mining Flotation Chemicals Market

Examples of some of the key participants involved in the production and sales of mining flotation chemicals include BASF SE, Huntsman Corporation, Kemira Oyj, Clariant AG, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Cytec Industries Inc., Cheminova A/S, Nasaco International LLC, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., and Beijing Hengju Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.

The mining flotation chemicals has been viewed as a niche market with the product meant for custom high-end applications in ore beneficiation and mineral extraction which requires a high degree of technical knowledge and its suitable application for the market participants.

The leading players of mining flotation chemicals have envisaged a significant amount of investment in their research & product development activities to provide improved product variant. The chief strategies employed by mining flotation chemicals manufacturers are innovation and product development, production capacity expansion, vertical and horizontal integration of business operations.

Technical marketing has also been followed by the mining flotation chemical manufacturers via industrial trade fairs, direct interaction and demonstration programmes with mining companies to effective promote and pitch the products to the major personnel involved in decision making and procurement of mining flotation chemicals.

Mining Flotation Chemicals Market: Segmentation

Ore Type

  • Sulphide Ore
  • Non- Sulphide Ore

Chemical Type

  • Collectors
  • Frothers
  • Dispersants
  • Activators
  • Depressants
  • Flocculants
  • Others


  • North America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

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