Catalyst demand in the US will grow 4.5 percent annually through 2007. Growth will derive primarily from the continuing strong sales of advanced new catalysts, as well as environmental pressures, which will spark product mix changes and additional new product development. Base and precious metal catalysts will remain dominant while newer products such as chiral and metallocene catalysts grow faster.
This study analyzes the $2.8 billion US catalysts industry. It presents historical data for 1992, 1997 and 2002 and forecasts to 2002 and 2007 by type (e.g., petroleum refining, fluid catalytic cracking, hydroprocessing, alkylation, reforming, polymerization, organic synthesis, oxidation, synthesis gas, hydrogenation, fine chemical, oleochemical); and by material (e.g., base and precious metals, organometallic, acid, peroxide, amine, zeolite).
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 49 leading competitors including Engelhard, Grace Division, Akzo Nobel, Royal Dutch/Shell, Johnson Matthey, Sud-Chemi, and Atofina.