The US chemical catalyst market will reach $1.2 billion in 2009, with most markets achieving moderate gains. The largest segment will continue to be fine chemicals, led by pharmaceuticals and pesticides. Alcohols will offer the fastest growth as the ethanol industry continues to expand rapidly to meet renewable fuel mandates.
This study analyzes the $1 billion US chemical catalyst industry. It presents historical demand data and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by market (e.g., fine chemicals, basic organic chemicals, alcohols, inorganic chemicals, petrochemicals, oleochemicals); by type (e.g., organic synthesis, oxidation, hydrogenation, synthesis gas); and by material (e.g., metals, enzymes, chemicals, organometallics).
The study also considers market environment trends and indicators, evaluates producer market share and profiles 30 leading players including Johnson Matthey, Degussa, Engelhard, Sud-Chemie, Novozymes, and BASF.