Global activated carbon demand will grow five percent annually through 2010. The most mature markets (North America, Western Europe, Japan) will remain dominant while China will gain market share. Smaller markets (Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa/Mideast) will also grow at above average rates.
This study analyzes the $1.1 billion world activated carbon industry. It presents historical demand data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by activated carbon type (e.g., powdered, granular), application (liquid phase, gas phase), market (e.g., water treatment, food and beverage processing, industrial, pharmaceutical and medical, motor vehicle), world region and for 14 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure and competitive strategies, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 major players including Calgon Carbon, NORIT, MeadWestvaco, Kuraray, Arkema, Veolia Environment, and Osaka Gas Company.