World Catalysts Market

  • February 2013
  • -
  • Freedonia
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  • 417 pages

Global demand to rise 5.5% annually through 2016

Global demand for catalysts will increase 5.5 percent per year through 2016 to $19.5 billion. Growth will reflect the continued expansion and modernization of the chemical, refining, and polymer industries of the world’s developing nations, as well as a shift in product mix toward higher value, more efficient catalysts.

Polymer, chemical catalyst markets to grow the fastest

Both the polymer and chemical catalyst markets will rise at an above average annual pace through 2016, aided by healthy economic advances in developing countries that will drive increases in polymer and chemical production. New polymer and chemical capacity will continue to be sited in or near rapidly expanding consumer markets, as well as in countries with comparatively cheap supplies of natural gas (a primary polymer and chemical feedstock).

Additionally, the healthy advances in both markets will reflect the adoption of higher value catalysts with increased activity and/or selectivity. For example, in polymerization catalysts, metallocene single-site catalysts will exhibit the fastest growth, while in chemical synthesis catalysts, biocatalysts will keep posting some of the fastest growth. The refining catalyst market will expand at a more moderate pace. Concerns about the impact of sulfur impurities in transportation fuels on environmental air quality have led most of the world’s highincome nations to enact strict regulations on fuel sulfur content over the past decade. This in turn helped drive strong growth in hydrotreating catalyst demand in otherwise mature refining catalyst markets. However, while efforts to reduce sulfur content in marine fuel oil will continue to support some demand growth in developed countries, most advances in refining catalyst demand will occur in developing countries, such as China and India, that will continue to expand their refined product production. Additionally, several of these developing countries are moving forward with their own low fuel sulfur regulations, which will further support catalyst demand growth.

Asia/Pacific, Africa/Mideast markets to lead gains

From a regional perspective, both the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions will see high levels of growth in catalyst demand. In the Asia/Pacific region, modernizing industry, rising incomes, and increasing vehicle ownership will make the countries in that region attractive markets for producers. Companies will continue the trend of siting production facilities close to these markets, and expanding chemical, refined product, and polymer production will in turn necessitate higher levels of catalyst consumption. New capacity will be added in the Middle East as well, where the oil and gas resource-rich countries will continue to expand into downstream activities such as refining and polymer production.

In North America, rising supplies of natural gas and oil have made these commodities available at prices lower than those seen in the developed economies of Western Europe and Japan. This situation is expected to persist and will have a significant impact on the refining, chemical, and polymer industries. Synthesis gas catalysts will post the strongest growth in the region as methanol capacity is once again expanded following a decade of rationalization, and as gas-toliquids projects begin to come on stream near the end of the forecast period.

Study coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, World Catalysts, is priced at $6400. It presents historical demand data (2001, 2006, 2011) plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material, type, market, world region and for 27 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, assesses industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 global competitors.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION xi

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4
World Economic Overview 4
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 6
World Population Outlook 11
World Manufacturing Outlook 12
World Chemical Industry Outlook 14
World Petroleum Refining Outlook 16
World Polymer Outlook 18
Environmental and Regulatory Outlook 21
Relationship of Per Capita Catalyst Use to Per Capita GDP 24
Catalyst Technology 27
Chemical Synthesis 27
Petroleum Refining 30
Polymerization 34
Pricing 36

III. CATALYST MATERIALS 39

General 39
Metals 43
Base Metals 45
Precious Metals 47
Organometallic Materials 50
Chemicals 52
Peroxides 53
Acids 55
Amines and Other Chemicals 57
Zeolites 59
Enzymes and Other Materials 62

IV. CATALYST PRODUCTS and MARKETS 64

General 64
Petroleum Refining Catalysts 68
Hydroprocessing Catalysts 71
Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts 75
Alkylation Catalysts 78
Reforming and Other Petroleum Refining Catalysts 81
Chemical Synthesis Catalysts 85
Organic Synthesis Catalysts 89
Oxidation Catalysts 91
Synthesis Gas Catalysts 94
Hydrogenation Catalysts 97
Other Chemical Synthesis Catalysts 100
Polymerization Catalysts 101
Ziegler-Natta Catalysts 105
Reaction Initiators 107
Single-Site Catalysts 110
Other Polymerization Catalysts 112
Regional Overview 115
Demand 115
Production and Trade 120

V. NORTH AMERICA 122

Economic Overview 122
Catalyst Demand 125
United States 127
Canada 134
Mexico 139

VI. WESTERN EUROPE 146

Economic Overview 146
Catalyst Demand 149
Germany 152
France 157
United Kingdom 162
Italy 167
Belgium 171
Spain 176
The Netherlands 181
Other Western Europe 185

VII. ASIA/PACIFIC 191

Economic Overview 191
Catalyst Demand 194
China 198
Japan 206
South Korea 213
India 219
Taiwan 225
Other Asia/Pacific 230
Australia 237
Singapore 239
Indonesia 240
Thailand 241
All Other Asia/Pacific 242

VIII. OTHER REGIONS 243

Central and South America 243
Economic Overview 243
Catalyst Demand 246
Brazil 247
Other Central and South America 252
Argentina 257
Venezuela 258
All Other Central and South America 258
Eastern Europe 258
Economic Overview 259
Catalyst Demand 261
Russia 263
Other Eastern Europe 268
Africa/Mideast 272
Economic Overview 273
Catalyst Demand 276
Saudi Arabia 277
Other Africa/Mideast 283

IX. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 289

General 289
Market Share 293
Industry Restructuring 298
Cooperative Agreements 301
Research and Development 309
Marketing and Distribution 311
Competitive Strategies 312
Company Profiles 315
Advanced Refining Technologies, see Chevron and Grace
(WR)
Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated 316
Akzo Nobel NV 317
Albemarle Corporation 320
Arkema SA 325
BASF SE 328
Bayer AG 333
Borealis AG 335
Chemtura Corporation 336
Chevron Corporation 338
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC 340
China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation 342
Clariant International Limited 345
CRI Catalyst, see Royal Dutch Shell
Criterion Catalysts and Technologies, see Royal Dutch
Shell
Danisco A/S, see DuPont
Davy Process Technology, see Johnson Matthey
Dow Chemical Company 349
DuPont (EI) de Nemours 352
Eastman Chemical Company 356
Evonik Industries AG 358
Exxon Mobil Corporation 362
FMC Corporation 364
Grace Davison, see Grace (WR)
Grace (WR) and Company 366
Haldor Topsoe A/S 371
Honeywell International Incorporated 373
hte, see BASF
INEOS Group Limited 377
Johnson Matthey plc 379
LANXESS AG 383
LyondellBasell Industries NV 385
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Incorporated 387
Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated 389
Novozymes A/S 391
OM Group Incorporated 394
PQ Corporation 396
Rahu Catalytics, see OM Group
Royal Dutch Shell plc 398
Saltigo, see LANXESS
Scientific Design, see Clariant International
Shell, see Royal Dutch Shell
Sinopec Catalyst, see China Petroleum and Chemical
Süd-Chemie, see Clariant International
Total SA 402
Univation Technologies LLC 404
UOP, see Honeywell International
Zeolyst International, see PQ and Royal Dutch Shell
Other Companies Mentioned in Study 406

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 10
2 World Population by Region 12
3 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 14
4 World Chemical Manufacturing Value Added by Region 16
5 World Refined Petroleum Product Output by Region 18
6 World Polymer Production by Region 21
7 Chemical Synthesis Processes 30
8 Petroleum Refining Processes 33
9 Polymer and Polymerization Processes 36

SECTION III -- CATALYST MATERIALS

1 World Catalyst Demand by Material 41
2 World Metal Catalyst Demand 45
3 World Base Metal Catalyst Demand 47
4 World Precious Metal Catalyst Demand 50
5 World Organometallic Catalyst Demand 51
6 World Chemical Catalyst Demand 53
7 World Peroxide Catalyst Demand 55
8 World Acid Catalyst Demand 57
9 World Amine and Other Chemical Catalyst Demand 59
10 World Zeolite Catalyst Demand 61
11 World Enzyme and Other Catalyst Demand 63

SECTION IV -- CATALYST PRODUCTS and MARKETS

1 World Catalyst Demand by Market 66
2 World Petroleum Refining Catalyst Demand by Type and Region 70
3 World Hydroprocessing Catalyst Demand by Type and Region 72
4 World Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst Demand 78
5 World Alkylation Catalyst Demand by Product and Region 81
6 World Reforming and Other Petroleum Refining Catalyst Demand 82
7 World Chemical Synthesis Catalyst Demand by Type and Region 88
8 World Organic Synthesis Catalyst Demand 91
9 World Oxidation Catalyst Demand 93
10 World Synthesis Gas Catalyst Demand 95
11 World Hydrogenation Catalyst Demand 100
12 World Other Chemical Synthesis Catalyst Demand 101
13 World Polymerization Catalyst Demand by Type and Region 104
14 World Ziegler-Natta Catalyst Demand 107
15 World Reaction Initiator Catalyst Demand 110
16 World Single-Site Catalyst Demand 112
17 World Other Polymerization Catalyst Demand 113
18 World Catalyst Demand by Region 119

SECTION V -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Catalyst Market Indicators 124
2 North America: Catalyst Demand by Market 126
3 United States: Catalyst Market Indicators 131
4 United States: Catalyst Demand by Market 134
5 Canada: Catalyst Market Indicators 137
6 Canada: Catalyst Demand by Market 139
7 Mexico: Catalyst Market Indicators 143
8 Mexico: Catalyst Demand by Market 145

SECTION VI -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Catalyst Market Indicators 149
2 Western Europe: Catalyst Demand by Market 151
3 Germany: Catalyst Market Indicators 155
4 Germany: Catalyst Demand by Market 157
5 France: Catalyst Market Indicators 160
6 France: Catalyst Demand by Market 162
7 United Kingdom: Catalyst Market Indicators 165
8 United Kingdom: Catalyst Demand by Market 166
9 Italy: Catalyst Market Indicators 169
10 Italy: Catalyst Demand by Market 171
11 Belgium: Catalyst Market Indicators 174
12 Belgium: Catalyst Demand by Market 176
13 Spain: Catalyst Market Indicators 179
14 Spain: Catalyst Demand by Market 180
15 Netherlands: Catalyst Market Indicators 183
16 Netherlands: Catalyst Demand by Market 185
17 Other Western Europe: Catalyst Market Indicators 188
18 Other Western Europe: Catalyst Demand by Market 190

SECTION VII -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Market Indicators 194
2 Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand by Market 197
3 China: Catalyst Market Indicators 202
4 China: Catalyst Demand by Market 206
5 Japan: Catalyst Market Indicators 210
6 Japan: Catalyst Demand by Market 212
7 South Korea: Catalyst Market Indicators 216
8 South Korea: Catalyst Demand by Market 219
9 India: Catalyst Market Indicators 222
10 India: Catalyst Demand by Market 224
11 Taiwan: Catalyst Market Indicators 228
12 Taiwan: Catalyst Demand by Market 230
13 Other Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Market Indicators 234
14 Other Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand by Market 237

SECTION VIII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Central and South America: Catalyst Market Indicators 245
2 Central and South America: Catalyst Demand by Market 247
3 Brazil: Catalyst Market Indicators 250
4 Brazil: Catalyst Demand by Market 252
5 Other Central and South America: Catalyst Market Indicators 255
6 Other Central and South America: Catalyst Demand by Market 257
7 Eastern Europe: Catalyst Market Indicators 261
8 Eastern Europe: Catalyst Demand by Market 263
9 Russia: Catalyst Market Indicators 266
10 Russia: Catalyst Demand by Market 267
11 Other Eastern Europe: Catalyst Market Indicators 270
12 Other Eastern Europe: Catalyst Demand by Market 272
13 Africa/Mideast: Catalyst Market Indicators 275
14 Africa/Mideast: Catalyst Demand by Market 277
15 Saudi Arabia: Catalyst Market Indicators 280
16 Saudi Arabia: Catalyst Demand by Market 282
17 Other Africa/Mideast: Catalyst Market Indicators 286
18 Other Africa/Mideast: Catalyst Demand by Market 288

SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Selected World Catalyst Sales by Company, 2011 291
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 300
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 304



LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Catalyst Use Per Capita/GDP Per Capita Relationship, 2011 26

SECTION III -- CATALYST MATERIALS

1 World Catalyst Demand by Material, 2011 42

SECTION IV -- CATALYST PRODUCTS and MARKETS

1 World Catalyst Demand by Market, 2011 67
2 World Petroleum Refining Catalyst Demand by Type, 2011 71
3 World Chemical Synthesis Catalyst Demand by Type, 2011 89
4 World Polymerization Catalyst Demand by Type, 2011 105
5 World Catalyst Demand by Region 120

SECTION V -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America Catalyst Demand by Country, 2011 127

SECTION VI -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe Catalyst Demand by Country, 2011 152

SECTION VII -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific Catalyst Demand by Country, 2011 198

SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Catalyst Market Share, 2011 295

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