World Catalysts Market

  • December 2014
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  • Freedonia
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  • 433 pages

World demand to rise nearly 5% annually through 2018

Demand for catalysts will grow nearly five percent per annum through 2018 to more than $20 billion. Growth will be led primarily by a rebound in the chemical and polymer industries, most notably in developed economies hit hard by the great recession. The fastest advances, however, will be seen in the developing world where increasing income levels and vehicle ownership rates, plus rapid industrialization, will encourage capacity expansion. Across the board a more stringent regulatory environment will support a shift in the catalyst product mix toward higher-value catalyst products that are highly efficient, facilitate product differentiation, and provide flexibility to manufacturers. However, despite tightening fuel sulfur regulations in large developing markets such as China and India, growth in refining catalyst demand will be restrained as global efforts to improve vehicle fuel efficiency lead to weak refined product consumption.

Feedstock shifts to benefit chemical synthesis catalysts

Regional shifts in feedstock slates will lift demand for generally higher-value chemical synthesis catalysts. In China, abundant coal resources and a focus on coal-to-olefins technology will support demand for synthesis gas. The shale gas boom and low natural gas prices in North America will fuel a similar shift in that region. Additionally, demand for synthesis gas catalysts, especially those utilized in the production of hydrogen, will be fueled by growing hydrogen demand in the petroleum refining industry where hydrogen plays a key role in reducing sulfur content in fuel, and helping manufacturers produce more valuable petroleum products. An increased focus on product sustainability, regulatory efforts to reduce chemical waste, and the continued development of structurally complex active pharmaceutical ingredients will also drive a shift toward highervalue products such as biocatalysts in the chemical synthesis catalyst market.

Polymer production to drive polymerization catalysts

Polymerization catalyst demand will rise at a healthy pace in response to accelerating global polymer production. However, the commodity nature of many polymers and varying raw material costs will encourage a focus on product differentiation that will stimulate a shift in the polymer catalyst product mix, especially in more developed regions. Demand for polymer catalysts will be strong in Asia and the Middle East where low-cost, commodity polymer capacity will continue to expand. In North America and Western Europe, polymer production growth will be more modest, but producers in those regions will look to manufacture more specialized products to remain competitive on a global scale, resulting in increased demand for Ziegler-Natta and single-site catalysts.

Air pollution rules to impact petroleum refining catalysts

Tightening environmental regulations will have a profound impact on the petroleum refining catalyst market. Efforts by developing countries such as China, India, and Russia to battle air pollution by reducing fuel sulfur levels will continue to stimulate demand for hydrotreating catalysts. However, the increased availability of tight oil crudes that are lower in sulfur may restrain growth in hydrotreating catalysts in more developed markets. Opportunities will exist, though, for catalysts that allow refiners flexibility in responding to the changing crude oil supply.

Study coverage

This upcoming study, World Catalysts presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, plus forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by material, type, market, world region, and for 20 countries. The study also details market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 45 key companies

Table Of Contents

INTRODUCTION xi
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
World Economic Overview 4
Recent Historical Trends 4
World Economic Outlook 6
World Population Outlook 9
World Manufacturing Outlook 11
World Chemical Manufacturing Outlook 14
World Petroleum Refining Outlook 16
World Polymer Outlook 18
Environmental and Regulatory Outlook 20
Relationship of Per Capita Catalyst Use to Per Capita GDP 23
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
Chemical Synthesis Catalysts 68
Organic Synthesis Catalysts 71
Oxidation Catalysts 73
Synthesis Gas Catalysts 76
Hydrogenation Catalysts 79
Other Chemical Synthesis Catalysts 82
Petroleum Refining Catalysts 83
Hydroprocessing Catalysts 88
Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts 93
Alkylation Catalysts 96
Reforming and Other Petroleum Refining Catalysts 99
Polymerization Catalysts 103
Ziegler-Natta Catalysts 107
Reaction Initiators 109
Single-Site Catalysts 112
Other Polymerization Catalysts 114
Regional Overview 117
Demand 118
Production and Trade 122
V. NORTH AMERICA 124
Economic Overview 124
Catalyst Demand 126
United States 129
Canada 136
Mexico 141
VI. WESTERN EUROPE 148
Economic Overview 148
Catalyst Demand 151
Germany 154
France 159
United Kingdom 164
Italy 169
The Netherlands 174
Belgium 179
Spain 184
Other Western Europe 189
VII. ASIA/PACIFIC 194
Economic Overview 194
Catalyst Demand 197
China 201
Japan 209
South Korea 216
India 221
Taiwan 228
Other Asia/Pacific 234
VIII. OTHER REGIONS 248
Central and South America 248
Economic Overview 248
Catalyst Demand 251
Brazil 252
Other Central and South America 258
Eastern Europe 263
Economic Overview 264
Catalyst Demand 266
Russia 268
Other Eastern Europe 273
Africa/Mideast 277
Economic Overview 278
Catalyst Demand 281
Saudi Arabia 282
Other Africa/Mideast 288
IX. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 295
General 295
Market Share 300
Industry Restructuring 305
Cooperative Agreements 308
Research and Development 317
Marketing and Distribution 317
Competitive Strategies 318
Company Profiles 321
Advanced Refining Technologies, see Chevron and Grace
(WR)
Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated 322
Akzo Nobel NV 324
Albemarle Corporation 327
Arkema SA 332
BASF SE 334
Bayer AG 341
Borealis AG 343
Chemtura Corporation 345
Chevron Corporation 347
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC 350
China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation 352
Clariant International Limited 355
CRI Catalyst, see Royal Dutch Shell
Criterion Catalysts and Technologies, see Royal Dutch
Shell
Dow Chemical Company 359
DuPont (EI) de Nemours 363
Eastman Chemical Company 367
Eurecat, see Albemarle
Evonik Industries AG 369
Exxon Mobil Corporation 374
Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores, see Albemarle
Febex, see Arkema
FMC Corporation 376
Formox, see Johnson Matthey
Grace (WR) and Company 378
Great Lakes Solutions, see Chemtura
Haldor Topsøe A/S 382
HC Starck GmbH 385
Honeywell International Incorporated 387
hte, see BASF
INEOS Group AG 391
Iogen Bio-Products, see Novozymes
Johnson Matthey plc 393
LANXESS AG 398
LyondellBasell Industries NV 401
MECS, see DuPont
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Incorporated 403
Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated 405
Natural Gas Chemicals, see Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
NE Chemcat, see BASF
Nikki-Universal, see Honeywell International
Nippon Aluminum Alkyls, see Albemarle and Mitsui
Chemicals
Novozymes A/S 408
OM Group Incorporated 411
PQ Holdings Incorporated 413
Rahu Catalytics, see OM Group
Royal Dutch Shell plc 415
Saltigo, see LANXESS
Saudi Organometallic Chemicals, see Albemarle
Scientific Design, Clariant International
Sinopec Catalyst, see China Petroleum and Chemical
Specialty Chemicals, see Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
TEMA, see Chevron
Total SA 419
Univation Technologies LLC 420
UOP, see Honeywell International
Verenium, see BASF
Zeolyst International, see PQ Holdings and Royal Dutch
Shell
Other Companies Mentioned in Study 422

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 9
2 World Population by Region 11
3 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 13
4 World Chemical Manufacturing Value Added by Region 16
5 World Refined Petroleum Product Output by Region 18
6 World Polymer Production by Region 20
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 Chemical Synthesis Catalyst Demand By Type and Region 70
3 World Organic Synthesis Catalyst Demand 73
4 World Oxidation Catalyst Demand 75
5 World Synthesis Gas Catalyst Demand 77
6 World Hydrogenation Catalyst Demand 82
7 World Other Chemical Synthesis Catalyst Demand 83
8 World Petroleum Refining Catalyst Demand by Type and Region 87
9 World Hydroprocessing Catalyst Demand by Type and Region 90
10 World Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst Demand 96
11 World Alkylation Catalyst Demand by Product and Region 99
12 World Reforming and Other Petroleum Refining Catalyst Demand 100
13 World Polymerization Catalyst Demand by Type and Region 106
14 World Ziegler-Natta Catalyst Demand 109
15 World Reaction Initiator Catalyst Demand 112
16 World Single Site Catalyst Demand 114
17 World Other Polymerization Catalyst Demand 115
18 World Catalyst Demand by Region 121
SECTION V -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Catalyst Market Indicators 126
2 North America: Catalyst Demand by Market 128
3 United States: Catalyst Market Indicators 132
4 United States: Catalyst Demand by Market 136
5 Canada: Catalyst Market Indicators 139
6 Canada: Catalyst Demand by Market 141
7 Mexico: Catalyst Market Indicators 144
8 Mexico: Catalyst Demand by Market 147
SECTION VI -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Catalyst Market Indicators 151
2 Western Europe: Catalyst Demand by Market 153
3 Germany: Catalyst Market Indicators 156
4 Germany: Catalyst Demand by Market 159
5 France: Catalyst Market Indicators 162
6 France: Catalyst Demand by Market 164
7 United Kingdom: Catalyst Market Indicators 167
8 United Kingdom: Catalyst Demand by Market 169
9 Italy: Catalyst Market Indicators 172
10 Italy: Catalyst Demand by Market 174
11 Netherlands: Catalyst Market Indicators 177
12 Netherlands: Catalyst Demand by Market 179
13 Belgium: Catalyst Market Indicators 182
14 Belgium: Catalyst Demand by Market 184
15 Spain: Catalyst Market Indicators 187
16 Spain: Catalyst Demand by Market 188
17 Other Western Europe: Catalyst Market Indicators 191
18 Other Western Europe: Catalyst Demand by Market 193
SECTION VII -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Market Indicators 197
2 Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand by Market 200
3 China: Catalyst Market Indicators 205
4 China: Catalyst Demand by Market 209
5 Japan: Catalyst Market Indicators 213
6 Japan: Catalyst Demand by Market 215
7 South Korea: Catalyst Market Indicators 218
8 South Korea: Catalyst Demand by Market 221
9 India: Catalyst Market Indicators 225
10 India: Catalyst Demand by Market 228
11 Taiwan: Catalyst Market Indicators 232
12 Taiwan: Catalyst Demand by Market 234
13 Other Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Market Indicators 238
14 Other Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand by Market 241
15 Other Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand by Country 242
SECTION VIII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Catalyst Market Indicators 250
2 Central and South America: Catalyst Demand by Market 252
3 Brazil: Catalyst Market Indicators 256
4 Brazil: Catalyst Demand by Market 258
5 Other Central and South America: Catalyst Market Indicators 261
6 Other Central and South America: Catalyst Demand by Market 263
7 Eastern Europe: Catalyst Market Indicators 266
8 Eastern Europe: Catalyst Demand by Market 268
9 Russia: Catalyst Market Indicators 271
10 Russia: Catalyst Demand by Market 272
11 Other Eastern Europe: Catalyst Market Indicators 275
12 Other Eastern Europe: Catalyst Demand by Market 277
13 Africa/Mideast: Catalyst Market Indicators 280
14 Africa/Mideast: Catalyst Demand by Market 282
15 Saudi Arabia: Catalyst Market Indicators 285
16 Saudi Arabia: Catalyst Demand by Market 288
17 Other Africa/Mideast: Catalyst Market Indicators 292
18 Other Africa/Mideast: Catalyst Demand by Market 294
SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 Selected World Catalyst Sales by Company, 2013 298
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 307
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 311

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Catalyst Use Per Capita/GDP Per Capita Relationship, 2013 26
SECTION III -- CATALYST MATERIALS
1 World Catalyst Demand by Material, 2013 42
SECTION IV -- CATALYST PRODUCTS and MARKETS
1 World Catalyst Demand by Market, 2013 67
2 World Chemical Synthesis Catalyst Demand by Type, 2013 71
3 World Petroleum Refining Catalyst Demand by Type, 2013 88
4 World Polymerization Catalyst Demand by Type, 2013 107
5 World Catalyst Demand by Region, 2013 122
SECTION V -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Catalyst Demand by Country, 2013 129
SECTION VI -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Catalyst Demand by Country, 2013 154
SECTION VII -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand by Country, 2013 201
SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Catalyst Market Share, 2013 301

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