Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market

Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market: Flocculant Product Type Segment Estimated to Account for Maximum Market Value Share Between 2016 and 2026: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

  • 2016-11-21
  • REP-GB-1089
  • 208 pages
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Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Sludge Treatment Chemicals market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Sludge Treatment Chemicals 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.

In terms of value, the global sludge treatment chemicals market stood at US$ 6,580.0 Mn in 2015, which is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.8% over the forecast period, to reach US$ 10,944 Mn by the end of 2026.

Increasing number of industries and sludge treatment plants at municipal level is boosting the demand in the global sludge treatment chemicals market

Increasing efforts towards water conservation activities by industrial bodies, municipal corporations and environmental associations is driving the demand in the global sludge treatment chemicals market. The increasing number of industries globally and sludge treatment plants at municipal level is further expected to drive the global sludge treatment chemicals market.

One of the major trends in the global sludge treatment chemicals market is the introduction of multifunctional chemicals like copolymers of AETAC (N,N-Dimethylaminoethyl Acrylate Methyl Chloride Quaternary) that can perform dual functions by both coagulating with positive charge and flocculating with high molecular weight. Similarly, Kurita Water Industries launched a multifunctional polymer which could perform dual functions of anti-scaling and dispersion.

The non-chemicals method like filters and membranes are growing at a faster rate than the use of chemicals especially for municipal sludge treatment plants as this technology is more hygienic and creates less pollution. The use of membrane bioreactor can eliminate the cost for tertiary treatment. In addition, increased awareness and concern towards climate change and more sustainable products may change demand towards water treatment technologies with lower chemical consumption, and this may have a negative impact on the global sludge treatment chemicals market.

Besides, high operational costs of sludge treatment plants with a major cost comprising of the cost of chemicals may also act as a restraint in the global sludge treatment chemicals market.

Market Segmentation

By Product Type

By Application

By Treatment

By Region

  • Flocculant

    • Cationic

    • Anionic

  • Coagulant

    • Organic

    • Inorganic

  • Disinfectant

  • Anti Foulant

  • Anti Foamer

  • Activated Carbon

  • Municipal

  • Industrial

    • Paper and Pulp

    • Food and Beverage

    • Oil and Gas

    • Metal Processing

    • Chemical and Fertilizer

    • Automotive

    • Others

  • Primary

  • Tertiary

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Western Europe

  • Eastern Europe

  • APEJ

  • Japan

  • MEA


Flocculant segment is estimated to account for 56.3% of the share in the global sludge treatment chemicals market by 2016 end

In terms of value, flocculant segment is estimated to account for 56.3% of the share in the global sludge treatment chemicals market by 2016 end. The market share for disinfectants is expected to increase by 1.8x with sales expected to be valued at US$ 656.4 Mn by 2026 end.

Municipal segment accounted for a major market share in terms of revenue by 2016 end

On the basis of application, the global sludge treatment chemicals market is segmented into industrial and municipal segment. Municipal segment accounted for a major market share in terms of revenue by the end of 2016 and is expected to register a significant CAGR over the forecast period.

Primary treatment is expected to dominate the market share in terms of value and volume over the forecast period

On the basis of treatment, global sludge chemicals market is segmented into primary and tertiary treatment. Tertiary segment is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.1% over the forecast period. However, primary treatment is expected to dominate the market share in terms of value and volume over the forecast period.

The sludge treatment chemicals market in the Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit a value CAGR of 6.0% during the forecast period

North America is estimated to account for over 32% share of the global sludge treatment chemicals market in terms of value by the end of 2016. The market in the Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit a value CAGR of 6.0% over the forecast period. Markets in North America and Europe are estimated to collectively account for over 60% market share in terms of value by the end of 2016.

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Strengthening of supply chain, particularly in regions such as APEJ and Latin America, is key focus area for players in this market

Some of the key players identified in the global sludge treatment chemicals market are BASF SE, Chembond Chemicals Limited, GE Water and Process Technologies, Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Kemira Oyj., Thermax Ltd., Akzonobel N.V., Solenis, Veolia Water Technologies etc.

Strengthening of supply chain, particularly in regions such as APEJ and Latin America, is key focus area for players in this market. Manufacturers are focused on developing multifunctional polymers which could help in cost cutting and improved efficiency. A number of sludge treatment chemicals manufactures have been involved in strategic mergers and acquisitions to expand their customer base globally.

In the report ‘Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026’, Future Market Insights analyses the global sludge treatment chemicals market for the period 2016-2026. The primary objective of this report is to offer updates and opportunities in the global sludge treatment chemicals market.

Report description

To understand and assess the opportunities in this market, the report is divided into four sections namely, by product type, by application, by treatment and by region. This report provides analysis of global sludge treatment chemicals market in terms of market value (US$ Mn) and volume (‘000 tonnes). This report provides detailed insights about the sludge treatment chemicals market performance in terms of value and volume. This report includes FMI analysis of factors that drive and influence the market. Recent trends and opportunities in the sludge treatment chemicals market are also included in the report to provide clients with specific decision making insights.

The subsequent sections analyse the sludge treatment chemicals market on the basis of product type, by application, by treatment and region and presents a forecast for the period 2016-2026. The sludge treatment chemicals market is segmented as follows:

By Product Type

  • Flocculant
    • Cationic
    • Anionic
  • Coagulant
    • Organic
    • Inorganic
  • Disinfectant
  • Anti foulant
  • Anti foamers
  • Activated carbon

By Application

  • Industrial
    • Paper and Pulp Industry
    • Food and Beverage Industry
    • Oil and Gas Industry
    • Metal Processing Industry
    • Chemical and Fertilizer
    • Automotive
    • Others
  • Municipal

By Treatment

  • Primary
  • Tertiary

By Region

  • North America
  • Eastern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Latin America
  • APEJ
  • Japan
  • MEA

In the final section of the report, the competitive landscape is included to provide a dashboard view of sludge treatment chemicals manufacturers. The report also comprises strategic recommendations to capitalize on growth opportunities in the market and provides company profiles of some of the major players in the market. This would enable the clients to assess strategies deployed by market leaders and help them develop effective strategies accordingly.

Research methodology

To deduce the market size, the report considers various viewpoints based on secondary research. Furthermore, data points such as regional split and market split in terms of product type, application and treatment, and qualitative inputs from industry experts have been considered to arrive at suitable market estimates. The forecast presented in the report evaluates the actual revenue generated, and expected revenue in the sludge treatment chemicals market over the forecast period.

When developing the market forecast, the report begins with sizing the current market, which forms the basis for forecasting how the market is expected to grow during the forecast period. Given the characteristics of the market, FMI triangulates the data on the basis of various analysis based on both supply side, demand side, and dynamics of the sludge treatment chemicals market. However, quantifying the market across the aforementioned segments and regions is more a matter of quantifying expectations and identifying opportunities rather than rationalizing them at the end of the forecast period.

In an ever-fluctuating economy, we not only conduct forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also evaluate on the basis of key parameters such as year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth, to understand the predictability of the market and identify growth opportunities for market players.

Another key feature of this report is the analysis of sludge treatment chemicals market and the corresponding revenue forecast in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is usually overlooked, while forecasting the market. However, 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 sales perspective in the global sludge treatment chemicals market.  

To understand key segments in terms of their growth and performance in the global sludge treatment chemicals market, FMI has developed a market attractiveness index. The resulting index would help providers identify existing market opportunities.

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