The Global Activated Carbon Market is Growing at a CAGR of 12.2% during the forecast period 2021-2027

The Activated Carbon Market is forecasted to grow at a high rate rising pollution rate along with the growing requirement for water treatment plants

The Global Activated Carbon Market was estimated at USD 4.5 Bn in 2020 and is expected to grow with CAGR of 12.2% during the forecast period.

The activated carbon market is majorly growing owing to the rising pollution rate along with the growing requirement for water treatment plants due to the scarcity of water across the globe. According to the data released by NASA, there is a mere 3% as freshwater available across the globe, among which, about 1% is available for human use. Owing to this, several countries around the globe including India, China, U.S., and Canada among others have been heavily making investing in water purification plants. This increased investment is expected to create growth opportunities in the activated carbon market during the forecast period. Additionally, growing product demand from the food and beverage sector for the removal of impurities or contaminants such as odour and colour from food liquids, sweeteners, beverages, syrups, glycerine, and organic acids are also proliferating the activated carbon industry growth across the globe.

Moreover, favourable federal policy programs, such as the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, Best Available Technology managed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are anticipated to have a positive impact on the activated carbon market growth. These programs offer discharge & treatment regulations, frameworks for applying & operating innovative wastewater & water treatment technologies, and funding programs and provide subsidies to industries like the power generation industry to control pollution. Implementation of such favourable programs is expected to drive the demand in the activated carbon industry. Further, many major companies are adopting new product development and geographic expansion strategies as the major key strategies to sustain in the market. For instance, Dettol launched its new product Dettol SiTi Shield N95 Protect which is an anti-pollution mask that consists of carbon-activated extra protection and helps in protecting the lungs of users against certain airborne contaminants. Such innovative product launches are expected to be instrumental in expanding their existing consumer base, hence contributing to the activated carbon industry growth.

Global Activated Carbon Market by Region Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2021-2027)

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

In terms of geographic segmentation, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow with the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. This growth is highly attributed to growing water scarcity in the most populated countries across the globe such as China and India across the globe. According to International Development Enterprises India (IDEI), India is facing a crisis for fresh water and consists of just 4% of the world’s freshwater but 16% of the global population. Additionally, 76 million population in the country are without access to safe drinking water. Owing to this scarcity and growing water-borne diseases, the governing bodies in this region are heavily investing in developing and expanding water treatment plants which in turn is creating a high product demand in the region. In addition, China is the largest consumer of activated carbon across the globe and uses the product in a wide range of applications such as food and beverage, water treatment, healthcare, industrial processing, and automotive industries. All these aforementioned factors are contributing to creating the growth in the activated carbon market in the region.

The Global Activated Carbon Industry Segmentation:

Global Activated Carbon Market by Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2021-2027)

  • Liquid Phase
  • Gas Phase

Global Activated Carbon Market by Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2021-2027)

  • Powdered
  • Granular
  • Others (extruded, pelletized, bead activated, acid washed, and impregnated)

Global Activated Carbon Market by Source Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2021-2027)

  • Water Treatment
  • Food & Beverage Processing
  • Automotive
  • Air Purification
  • Healthcare
  • Others

Key Findings:

  • Based on the product, the powdered activated carbon segment held the largest share in the activated carbon industry across the globe. 
  • Based on the end-use industry, the water treatment segment dominated the activated carbon market and is expected to show similar trends during the forecast period.
  • Based on region, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow with the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. 

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

The key players operating in the activated carbon market are:

  • Jacobi Carbons
  • Kuraray
  • Cabot Norit
  • Fujian Yuanli Active Carbon
  • ADA-ES
  • Ingevity Corporation
  • Haycarb
  • Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon
  • Datong Coal Jinding Activated Carbon
  • Boyce Carbon
  • Silcarbon Aktivkohle GmbH
  • Active Char Products
  • Kureha Corporation
  • Donau Carbon
  • CarboTech AC GmbH
  • Osaka Gas Chemicals
  • Oxbow Activated Carbon
  • DESOTEC Activated Carbon
  • Karbonous Inc
  • CLARINEX Group
  • Lenntech BV
  • Jacobi Carbons AB
  • Kureha Corporation
  • Siemens Water Technologies Corp.
  • Calgon Carbon Corporation
  • Carbon Resources LLC

Recent News:

  • In March 2021, IVERNA, a global provider in the urban sanitation sector, announced the launch of an improvised version of its already existing activated carbon filter known as “SUGARPOD PRO”. The major function of this improvised product is to eliminate the negative effects of odours that come from sewage pumping stations, inspection chambers, and septic tanks. 
  • In February 2021, Ingevity Corporation, a company that manufactures specialty chemicals announced the expansion of its production capacity for activated carbon by making significant equipment & debottlenecking upgrades at its Zhuhai facility that were completed & verified in late December. The Zhuhai plant has been dedicated to producing activated carbon and state-of-the-art automotive applications.

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