Nanoporous Materials

  • July 2009
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts

This report analyzes the Global Market for Nanoporous Materials in Millions of US$. The report analyzes the market for Nanoporous (Microporous) Materials by the following product segments: Zeolites, Activated Carbon, Silica Gel, Activated Alumina, Clays, and Others. Annual forecasts are provided for the period of 2006 through 2015. The report profiles 103 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Albemarle Corp, Alcan Inc., AMCOL International Corp, American Colloid Company, Nanocor, Inc., Axens, BASF SE, BASF Catalysts LLC, Bentonite Performance Minerals LLC, Calgon Carbon Corp., Chemviron Carbon, CECA Specialty Chemicals, Exxon Mobil Corp., ExxonMobil Chemical, Golden Innovation Business Company, Kuraray Chemical Co., Ltd., MeadWestvaco Corp., NanoPore, Inc., NanoScape, Norit N.V, Oil-Dri Corp. of America, PICA, Porocel Corp., PQ Corp., ResinTech Inc., Southern Clay Products, Inc., St. Cloud Mining Company, Süd-Chemie AG, W.R. Grace & Co., Zeochem, ZEOX Corp., ZEOX Performance Materials LLC, and Zeolyst International. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

Table Of Contents


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definition and Scope of Study I-3
Zeolites I-3
Clays I-4
Activated Carbon I-4
Silica Gel I-4
Activated Alumina I-4
Others I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Nanomaterials - Heading to Change the World II-1
Nanoporous Materials - An Emerging Market II-1
Market Estimates and ProjectionsII-2
Table 1: Worldwide Nanoporous (Microporous) Materials Market
by Product Segment (2007, 2009 and 2015): Percentage Breakdown
of Sales for Zeolites, Activated Carbon Silica Gel, Activated
Alumina, Clays, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3

2. TRENDS and ISSUES II-4
Hydrogen Storage - The In Thing II-4
Nanoporous Polymers II-4
Porous Hybrid Materials in Limelight II-5
NanocubesII-5
Aerogels - An Excellent Thermal Insulator II-5
Developing Nations Drive Activated Carbon Growth II-6
Stringent Environment Regulations to Drive Activated Carbon
Growth II-6
Nanoclays Penetrate Rapidly in the Market II-6

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-8
Nanotechnology II-8
The Coming of Nano-Age II-8
A Conceptual Definition II-8
Nanoporous Materials II-9
Key Characteristics II-10
Select Nanoporous Materials II-11
An Insight into Key Features, with their Significance II-11
Applications II-12
Catalysis II-12
Thermal Insulation II-13
Gas Storage II-13
Membranes II-13
Electrodes II-13
Photonic crystals II-14
Bio-encapsulation/Drug Delivery II-14
Bio-implants/ Tissue Engineering II-14
Major Bottlenecks II-14
Development Process and Production Technique II-15
Preparing a template II-15
Synthesizing Materials II-15
Functionalization II-15
Process Improvement Over the Years II-15

4. PRODUCT SEGMENTATION II-17
Zeolites II-17
Natural Zeolites vs. Synthetic Zeolites II-17
Applications II-17
Environmental and Water Treatment Applications II-18
Natural Zeolites II-18
Table 2: Physical Properties of Select Natural Zeolites II-19
Table 3: Worldwide Natural Zeolite Production by Region:
2007 and 2006 Statistics in Thousand Metric Tons for China,
Korea, Japan, US, Indonesia, Turkey and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
Synthetic Zeolites II-20
Clays II-20
Table 4: Select Natural Clays: A ComparisonII-21
Types of Clay II-21
Bentonite II-21
Applications II-22
Fuller’s Earth II-22
Applications II-22
Kaolin II-22
Applications II-22
Activated Carbon II-23
Types of Activated Carbon II-23
Powdered Activated Carbon II-23
Granular Activated Carbon II-24
Applications II-24
Silica GelII-24
Activated Alumina II-25
Others II-25
Bauxite II-25
Iron Oxide II-25
Magnesium Oxide II-25
Zirconium Oxide II-26

5. END-USE INDUSTRY - AN OVERVIEW II-27
Petroleum Refining II-27
Pet Litter and Animal Feed Additives II-27
DetergentsII-28
Water Treatment II-28
Clay II-29
Activated Carbon II-29
Environment II-30
Activated Carbon II-30
Food and Beverages II-30
Chemical Processing II-31
Plastic Processing II-31
Others II-31
Actuators and SensorsII-31
Medical and Pharmaceuticals II-31
Activated Carbon II-31
NanoclayII-31
Iron-Oxide Nanoparticle II-32
ZeolitesII-32
Textile and Clay Nanoparticles II-32
Industrial II-32
AerospaceII-33
Agriculture II-33

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-34
PQ Merges with INEOS Silicas II-34
EnergySolutions and ZEOX Join Hands II-34
ZEOX and FFT Partner II-34
Calgon Carbon Bags Wastewater Treatment Contract II-34
Calgon Carbon Bags Arizona Water Treatment Contract II-35
Aspen Receives US$37 million Investment II-35
Zeolyst International Expands Production Capacity II-35
CSMG Technologies Acquires Carbon Capture TechnologiesII-35
Lydall Performance Materials Unveils Microporous Membrane-
based Air Filtration Composite II-35
ZEOX Acquires Major Stake in Nano Clays LLC II-36
Rogers Corp. And Optodot Collaborate II-36
CRS Regenerates Zeolite CatalystII-36
Amcol Acquires Bensan in Turkey II-36
Cristal Acquires MIC II-37
Siemens Water Technologies Undertakes Four US-Based Acquisitions II-37
Arbios Systems and Membrana Join Forces II-37
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Developed Best-in-Class
Antireflective Porous Silica II-37
AmberWave Systems Partners with UCSB II-38
BASF Acquires Engelhard II-38
Calgon Carbon Receives Tong Hsin Contract II-38
Calgon Carbon Sets Up New Activated Carbon Facility in China II-38
NanoSensors Inks Licensing Agreement with Michigan State
University II-38
Süd-Chemie AG Acquires Tricat Zeolites to Form Süd-Chemie
Zeolites II-39
Relisys Begins Human Trials for New Coronary Stents II-39
Excelfrax 1900 Panel Added to Excelfrax® Product Line II-39

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-40
Albemarle Corp. (USA) II-40
Alcan Inc. (Canada) II-40
AMCOL International Corp (USA) II-41
American Colloid Company (USA) II-41
Nanocor, Inc. (USA) II-42
Axens (France) II-42
BASF SE (Germany) II-42
BASF Catalysts LLC (USA) II-43
Bentonite Performance Minerals LLC (USA) II-44
Calgon Carbon Corp. (USA) II-44
Chemviron Carbon (Belgium) II-44
CECA Specialty Chemicals (France) II-45
Exxon Mobil Corp. (USA) II-45
ExxonMobil Chemical (USA) II-45
Golden Innovation Business Company (Taiwan) II-46
Kuraray Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-46
MeadWestvaco Corp. (USA) II-46
NanoPore, Inc. (USA) II-46
NanoScape (Germany) II-47
Norit N.V (Netherlands) II-47
Oil-Dri Corp. Of America (USA) II-47
PICA (France) II-47
Porocel Corp. (USA) II-47
PQ Corp. (USA) II-48
ResinTech Inc. (USA) II-48
Southern Clay Products, Inc. (USA) II-48
St. Cloud Mining Company (USA) II-49
Süd-Chemie AG (Germany) II-49
W.R. Grace and Co. (USA)II-49
Zeochem (Switzerland) II-49
ZEOX Corp. (Canada) II-50
ZEOX Performance Materials LLC II-50
Zeolyst International (USA) II-50

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-51
Table 5: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Nanoporous (Microporous) Materials by Product Segment -
Zeolites, Activated Carbon, Silica Gel, Activated Alumina,
Clays and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 6: World 10-Year Perspective for Nanoporous
(Microporous) Materials by Product Segment - Zeolites,
Activated Carbon, Silica Gel, Activated Alumina, Clays and
Other Markets for Years 2006, 2009 and 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52


III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 103 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 109)

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