For the synthesis of zeolites and other related crystalline substances,inorganic ions sources are required to structure the framework of atoms along with an additive and a solvent. Without additive, a specific structure of the zeolite or any crystalline substances cannot be obtained. This additive is termed as Structure Directing Agent (SDA) and is also known as template.
For a specific structure to be obtained a specific structure directing agentsare essential. Moreover,the template have a specific structure directing ability for that particular structure. Although, the proper role of structure directing agents are very complicated and very difficult to understand, the size, geometric structure and charge distribution of a template are estimated to remain the cause for structure directing.
Structure Directing Agents further require very complex manufacturing process to get the proper molecular arrangement in the template and it also requires high purity level to achieve the property of structure directing. Some of the structure directing agents includes tetraethylammoniumhydroxide, tetrapropylammonium hydroxide, morpholine, pyridine, isopropylamine, N-methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) and many others. Certain surfactants also acts as structure directing agents for the production of zeolites and other related crystalline materials.
Structure Directing Agents Market: Dynamics
With significantly growing demand of zeolite from various industries including chemicals and oil & gas refineries and many other industries, the market ofstructure directing agents is anticipated to grow with a considerable growth rate during the assessment period. With growing requirement of a specific structure of crystalline materials, the global structure directing agents market is expected to be benefited owing to its special properties of structure directing. Growth of catalysts is parallel to the growth of chemical industry.Growing catalyst industries are also expected to spur the demand of structure directing agents in the coming years as several catalyst requires a specific structure for their applications.
However, safety standards and government norms and regulations related to the hazards generated from the production, transportation and utilization of synthetic chemicals are also applied in the case of structure directing agents, wherein its controlled production and usage might affect the overall market of structure directing agents. Further, the complex manufacturing process of the structure directing agents makes it difficult for production and may cause price rise which is anticipated to impact the global structure directing agents market negatively.
Structure Directing Agents Market: COVID-19 Impact Assessment
With the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic crisisalong with acute lockdowns, the global economy along with the performance of the industries has been intensely impacted to a considerable extent due to the disruption in the supply chain and reduce in the demand in the year 2020.
The same trend also has been observed for the chemical industries including that of structure directing agents, wherein reduction in the production of zeolites and other crystalline substances is observed in the year 2020 and has negatively impacted the global structure directing agents market. However, with the initiatives taken by the regional governments for the economic recovery and revival of the performance of the industries, structure directing agents market is anticipated to grow at significant rate during the forecast period.
Which trend/segment to impact more?
Organic Structure Directing Agents are expected to remain the prominent segment over the forecast period in terms of type owing to its crucial role in the production of zeolites. As per regional perspective, East Asia to remain the most lucrative market for structure directing agents market owing to substantial growth of several end use industries.
Structure Directing Agents Market: Regional Outlook
East Asia is anticipated to dominate the global structure directing agents market and is expected to continue its dominance over forecast period owing to strong growth of chemical, zeolite and other related catalysts in the region. Moreover, presence of prominent market participants in the region benefit the supply and costing of structure directing agents.
North America is expected to remain another key region for the coming years due to the strong presence of the chemical industries, oil & gas and other industries which have high consumption rate of zeolites and other catalyst. On the back of this, the structure directing agents market is anticipated to grow at significant rate in the region. Europe is expected to grow with a moderate growth rate in the coming years owing to stringent government norms related to the chemical industries.
South Asia and Pacific is also expected to observe a significant growth rate for the market of structure directing agents on the back of presence of strong chemical hub in countries such as India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Latin America and Middle East and Africa regions are estimated hold comparatively lower share and to grow with low to moderate growth rate, however, with the increasing industrialization and research and developments in these regions is expectedto lead to market penetration and thereby benefit the growth of structure directing agents in upcoming future.
The global structure directing agents market are expected to witness a significant growth during the assessment period with regards to the growing demand of zeolites from various end use industries and the growing research and development to innovate the processes and reaction dynamics in the chemical industries. Moreover, with increasing penetration in regional market such as Latin America and Middle East and Africa is further projected to benefit the global structure directing agents market.
Structure Directing Agents Market: Key Participants
List of some of the prominent market participants in the global Structure Directing Agents business, identified across the value chain include:
- SACHEM, INC.
- TatvaChintan Pharma Chem Private Limited
- Merck KGaA
- Otto ChemiePvt Ltd
- Alfa Aesar
- TCI Chemical
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Regional analysis includes:
- North America (U.S., Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina)
- Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain, Russia)
- South Asia and Pacific (India, Australia and New Zealand and ASEAN countries)
- East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea)
- Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, Turkey, S. Africa and Northern Africa)
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Structure Directing Agents: Segmentation
The global market of Structure Directing Agents can be segmented into two major categories, according to type and end use application
- Organic Structure Directing Agents
- Inorganic Structure Directing Agents
End Use Application:
- Crystalline Materials
- Other Catalyst Industries
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