Global catalyst demand will rise six percent per year through 2014. Chemical synthesis and polymerization catalysts will lead gains, based on rapid growth in the Middle East, Asia, and Brazil. Petroleum refining catalyst demand will expand at a healthy pace, but will be limited by weak motor vehicle fuel demand in developed countries.
This study analyzes the $12.8 billion world catalyst industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by catalyst material (e.g., metals, organometallics, chemicals, zeolites, enzymes), type (e.g., organic synthesis, oxidation, synthesis gas, hydroprocessing, FCC, alkylation, Ziegler-Natta, reaction initiators), market (e.g., chemical synthesis, petroleum refining, polymerization), world region and for 25 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry players, including BASF, WR Grace and Johnson Matthey.