The new report by Expert Market Research titled, ‘Global Activated Carbon Market Size, Share, Price, Trends, Growth, Report and Forecast 2020-2025′, gives an in-depth analysis of the global activated carbon market, assessing the market based on its segments like types, applications, feedstock, and major regions. The report tracks the latest trends in the industry and studies their impact on the overall market. It also assesses the market dynamics, covering the key demand and price indicators, along with analysing the market based on the SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces models.


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Market Overview (2015-2025)

  • Historical Market Size (2019): USD 3.93 billion
  • Forecast CAGR (2020-2025): 8%
  • Forecast Market Size (2025): USD 6.24 billion

The market for activated carbon is being driven by the rising demand for water filtration and air purification across the globe in the recent years. Moreover, governments are also encouraging the initiatives undertaken to improve water and air quality, further aiding the market growth. The market is further expected to grow in the developing countries like India and China as the amendments are being made in the acts, such as revisions in the environmental protection law in China. Also, the rising production of activated carbon within these countries is supporting the market growth. Other factors, like increasing disposable incomes, changing lifestyles, and rapid urbanization is enhancing the market growth.

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Industry Definition and Major Segments

Activated carbon is used for extensive applications to purify liquids and toxic gases, such as food and beverages processing, odour removal, potable water treatment, and in controlling industrial pollution. It constitutes of carbonaceous sources such as coconuts, coal, nutshells, peat, and wood.

Based on type, the market can be segmented into:

  • Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC)
  • Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)
  • Others

By applications, the market is divided into:

  • Water Treatment
  • Air Treatment
  • Gold Treatment
  • Respirators
  • Solvency Recovery

Based on feedstock, the market is categorised into:

  • Coconut Shell
  • Wood/Coal
  • Others

By regions, the market is segmented into:

1 North America
1.1 United States of America
1.2 Canada
2 Europe
2.1 Germany
2.2 United Kingdom
2.3 France
2.4 Italy
2.5 Others
3 Asia Pacific
3.1 China
3.2 Japan
3.3 India
3.5 Others
4 Latin America
4.1 Brazil
4.2 Argentina
4.3 Mexico
4.4 Others
5 Middle East & Africa
5.1 Saudi Arabia
5.2 United Arab Emirates
5.3 Nigeria
5.4 South Africa
5.5 Others

Market Trends

The market for activated carbon is expected to witness a thriving period in the forecast years as the industrial air treatment is gaining attention due to rising concerns within the industrialising countries regarding the air pollution issues. Further, the granular types of the product are anticipated to observe steady demand from the wastewater treatment industry, owing to its ability to effectively remove residual disinfectants and organic contaminants. Further, the extensive application of the product within the mining industry, specifically in the gold purification process, is expected to invigorate the market growth in the forecast period as it is used as an effective adsorbent in the gold recovery process. Thereby resulting in the increased market growth due to a rise in the gold mining activities.

Key Market Players

The major players in the market are Kuraray Co., Ltd. (TYO: 3405), Oxbow Activated Carbon LLC, Haycarb (Pvt) Ltd., Indo German Carbons Limited (IGCL), Shinkwang Chem. Ind. Co., Ltd, S.I.C.A.V Srl, Century Chemical Works Sdn. Bhd, and Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT), among others. The report covers the market shares, capacities, plant turnarounds, expansions, investments and mergers and acquisitions, among other latest developments of these market players.

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