Global Market for Nanoporous/Microporous Materials Expect to Reach $3.75 Billion by 2015

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 Others.

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Posted June 23rd, 2009

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