Demand for nanoporous materials in the US will grow four percent annually through 2007, driven by new products and applications. Zeolites will remain dominant while activated alumina and silica gels grow the fastest. Environmental uses will outpace larger value markets such as oil refining, pet litter, detergents and water treatment.
This study analyzes the $1.6 billion US nanoporous materials industry. It presents historical data for 1992, 1997 and 2002 and forecasts to 2007 and 2012 by market (e.g., petroleum refining, pet litter, detergents); by function (e.g., catalysis, adsorbency, ion exchange); and by product (e.g., zeolites, clays, activated carbon, silica gels, activated alumina).
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 39 leading competitors including WR Grace, Engelhard, PQ, Albermarle, and Calgon Carbon.