GIA announces the
release of a comprehensive global report on Nanoporous/Microporous
Materials market. Stringent environmental regulations and improved living
standards have placed nanoporous materials under the spotlight. Nanoporous materials,
with well-controlled, evenly distributed pore structure, have high surface to
volume ratio, large porosity and high surface area. Owing to these unique features,
nanoporous materials have made tremendous impact on several industries such
as petroleum and gas, microelectronics, clean energy, medicine, environment,
agriculture, and manufacturing.
Nanoporous Materials, characterized by unique structural, bulk and surface
properties, find applications in varied fields such as biological molecular
isolation, catalysis, separation, purification, ion exchange and sensors. Zeolites
constitutes the largest segment in the worldwide market for nanoporous materials.
With widespread applications ranging from high-end catalysts in petroleum and
chemical industry to detergents, the segment is expected to retain its dominance
over the long term too. Activated carbon, another important nanoporous material,
is widely used in controlling emissions from motor vehicles. However, in terms
of growth, Activated Alumina and Silica Gel is expected to emerge as the fastest
growing segments over the period 2006 and 2015.
Petroleum and gas refining is the largest end-use market for nanoporous materials.
Environmental applications represent a potential market with great opportunities.
Nanoporous materials are ideal for a wide array of applications, such as odor
control, air pollution control, radioactive waste treatment, and solvent recovery.
The use of nanoporous materials in environmental applications is expected to
witness the fastest growth over the coming years.
The global marketplace is characterized by participants such as Albemarle Corp.,
Alcan Inc., AMCOL International Corp., American Colloid Company, Nanocor, Inc.,
Axens, BASF Catalysts LLC, Bentonite Performance Minerals LLC, Calgon Carbon
Corp., CECA Specialty Chemicals, ExxonMobil Chemical, 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., and Zeolyst International, among others.
"Nanoporous Materials: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced
by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. provides a comprehensive review of market
drivers, product profile, players, recent developments, mergers, acquisitions,
and other strategic industry activities. Analysis is presented for product segments
such as Zeolites, Activated Carbon, Silica Gel, Activated Alumina, Clays and
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Posted June 23rd, 2009