Global Water Treatment Chemicals And Technology Market: Snapshot
Over the last few years, the global water treatment chemicals and technology market has been exhibiting steady growth. The market is gaining impetus from the increasing demand for freshwater across the globe. The rising depletion of freshwater reserves around the world has therefore created significant opportunities for the water treatment and chemicals market. Besides this, stringent government regulations, increasing population, rapid industrialization, and the demand for clean and fresh water are the chief market drivers.
The market has been witnessing lucrative opportunities mostly in developed regions as these they boast technology progression, higher demand for equipment replacement, and are at the fore of adopting the latest in technology. However, it has been witnessing occasional fluctuations in terms of generating revenue for water treatment chemicals and equipment makers.
Nevertheless, TMR forecasts the global water treatment chemicals and technology market to exhibit a CAGR of 3.8% between 2013 and 2018. At this pace the market, which had a valuation of US$115.8 mn in 2012, is expected to reach US$149.8 mn by the end of 2018.
Regionally, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World constitute the key market segments. With a share of nearly 31.5% North America’s dominance was sealed in 2011. However, exhibiting the highest CAGR of 5.1% over the course of the report’s forecast period, Asia Pacific is likely to emerge as the most lucrative market for water treatment chemicals and technologies.
Asia Pacific to Exhibit Lucrative Opportunities in Forecast Period
The major regional markets for water treatment chemicals and technology are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. Asia Pacific is estimated to rise at a 5.1% CAGR during the forecast period, exhibiting the highest growth rate. This is expected to result in the emergence of Asia Pacific as the dominant geographical segment in the global market for water treatment chemicals and technology by the end of the forecast period.
In the developed nations of North America, however, the market will continue gaining from the rising fuel production from unconventional sources such as shale gas. The opportunities for the market are therefore expected to remain lucrative in Canada and the U.S. through the course of the forecast period. Besides this, it is also expected to gain from the deployment of hydraulic fracturing in the household sector. While this would stimulate the region’s oil and gas sector, the trend is also likely to create better opportunities for the penetration of water treatment chemicals and technology market in North America.
Rising Demand for Rust Prevention to Seal Dominance of Corrosion and Scale Inhibitors Segment
Based on chemicals, the global water treatment chemicals and technology market can be segmented into coagulants and flocculants, corrosion and scale inhibitors, anti-foamants and defoamers, biocides, activated carbon, and others. Of these, the corrosion and scale inhibitors segment emerged dominant in the global water treatment chemicals and technology market in 2012. The segment is expected to gain momentum owing to the increasing usage of corrosion and scale inhibitors in rust protection. Besides this, their extensive usage in the oil and gas and manufacturing industries of North America will help the market rake high profit in the segment over the course of the forecast period.
Some of the most prominent companies operating in the global water treatment chemicals and technology market are Nalco, Flowserve Corp., Akzo Nobel, KSB Co., Ashland Hercules, Dow Water & Process Solutions, KITZ Corp., and others
The global water treatment chemicals and technology market has been exhibiting a steady growth since past few years. The increasing need for fresh water across the globe is significantly driving this market. The rapid depletion of fresh water reserves worldwide, is likely to fuel the demand for water treatment chemicals and technology in the coming years.
The global market for water treatment chemicals and technology is broadly classified on the basis of chemicals, pumping systems, membrane systems, and its regional distribution. Based on chemicals, the worldwide market is categorized into the markets for corrosion and scale inhibitors, anti-foamants and defoamers, coagulants and flocculants, biocides, activated carbon, and other chemicals. Valves and controls, pumps, and automation systems are the key segments of this market on the basis of pumping systems.
The membrane systems segment is further classified into reverse osmosis, electrodialysis, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, gas separation and others systems. Regionally, the global water treatment chemicals and technology market is segmented into in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW).
This research report on the global water treatment chemicals and technology market presents an in-depth evaluation of the current as well as the historical performance of this market. Additionally, the research report analyzes on the competitive landscape prevalent in the worldwide market for water treatment chemicals and technology by analyzing the profiles, key strategies, and upcoming projects of the key companies operating in this market.
Overview of the Water Treatment Chemicals and Technology Market
The global market for water treatment chemicals and technology stood at US$116 bn in 2012. Analysts expect the market to rise at a CAGR of 3.80% during the period starting from 2013 to 2018 and reach a market value of US$150 bn by the end of the forecast period. The inadequate supply of clean drinking water in many parts of the world is likely to propel the worldwide water treatment chemicals and technology market to a great extent over the next few years.
On the basis of chemicals, the market for corrosion and scale inhibitors has emerged as the biggest segment in the overall water treatment chemicals and technology market. The market for membrane systems is projected to report a CAGR of 9.60% between 2013 and 2018.
The water treatment chemicals and technology market in Asia Pacific is projected to dominate the global market over the forecast period at a CAGR of 5.10%. Other regional markets are also projected to witness impressive growth in the near future.
Though the global market for water treatment chemicals and technology looks thriving, the high cost associated with water treatment is expected to limit the growth of this market over the forecast period. Low investment is also a big factor that is restricting this market’s hindrance-free development.
Companies mentioned in the research report
Akzo Nobel, Kemira, Ashland Hercules, Nalco, Flowserve Corp., GE Tech, Grundfos, KSB Co., Kirloskar Ebara, ITT Corp., Tyco Int., Pentair, Emerson, KITZ Corp., Dresser, BASF, and Dow Water & Process Solutions are the key players operating in the global water treatment chemicals and technology market.
Key Segments of the Water Treatment Chemicals and Technology Market
By Pumping Systems
- Valves & Controls
- Automation Systems
- Coagulants and flocculants
- Anti-foamants and defoamers
- Corrosion and scale inhibitors
- Activated carbon
- Reverse Osmosis
- Gas Separation & Others
Major regions analyzed under this research report are:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
- Market growth drivers
- Factors limiting market growth
- Current market trends
- Market structure
- Market projections for the coming years
Key highlights of this report
- Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth
- Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements
- Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
- An analysis of strategies of major competitors
- An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments
- Detailed analyses of industry trends
- A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis
- Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments