Water Treatment Chemicals

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Gains will reflect healthy growth in the oil, gas, and mining industries, a rebound in manufacturing output, and an increased need to protect companies’ investments in water treatment equipment.

US demand to rise 3.2% annually through 2017

Demand for water treatment chemicals in the US is forecast to rise 3.2 percent per year to $6.7 billion (15.1 billion pounds) in 2017. Gains will reflect not only healthy growth in the oil, gas, and mining industries and a rebound in manufacturing output, but also the increased use of scale control and other water treatment chemical products that help protect companies’ investments in water treatment equipment. A shift in product mix favoring more efficient and less hazardous chemicals that have higher prices will also promote growth in market value. Additionally, chemical demand will be supported by efforts to recycle water, as water treated for reuse usually needs greater conditioning than fresh supply water.

Energy, mining sectors to be fastest growing markets

The energy and mining markets are projected to show the fastest growth through 2017. In the energy market, the primary driver will be the rise in oil and gas production from hydraulic fracturing activities, which require large volumes of water. Industry efforts to reuse water, as well as tighter restrictions on treated wastewater in some states, will further support growth. In the mining market, an expected increase in mine output and a continued emphasis on wastewater remediation will support gains in water treatment chemical demand. Manufacturing markets are expected to recover from the weakness of the 2007-2012 period, when output was hampered by the struggling economy.

Scale, foam control agents to be fastest growing types

Increasing investment in water treatment equipment going forward will generally support greater water treatment chemical consumption as companies seek to avoid fouling, scale, foam, and corrosion to maximize equipment life and operating efficiency. Scale control agents are expected to show the fastest growth through 2017, followed by foam control agents. In addition to the boost from increased use of water treatment equipment, demand for these products will be supported by a shift to more expensive chemicals and increased water recycling activities. Biocide demand growth, however, will be restrained by rising use of disinfection equipment.

The larger, more mature categories of water treatment chemicals are expected to show more modest growth, with gains driven by trends in equipment use, water use and recycling, and changes in product mix. For example, demand for higher value coagulants and flocculants will be supported by greater use of membrane separation systems and by an increased emphasis on reducing sludge volumes.

Study Focus

This study analyzes the $5.7 billion US water treatment chemical industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product (e.g., biocides, coagulants and flocculants, corrosion inhibitors, pH control agents, scale control agents, foam control agents), application (e.g., wastewater, cooling water, process water, boiler water) and market (e.g., municipal, manufacturing, energy, mining and mineral processing, electric power generation, commercial and institutional).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 31 industry competitors such as General Electric, Ecolab and Kemira.

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  1. Water Treatment Chemicals

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $120.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $142.00

      1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,726.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Demographic Trends

        $206.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      3. 3.3 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $194.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

        $732.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

        2. 3.4.1 Pulp & Paper Outlook

          $197.00

          1. Table | PULP, PAPER, & PAPERBOARD PRODUCTION (thousand tons)

        3. 3.4.2 Chemical Outlook

          $142.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

        4. 3.4.3 Metals Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | METALS INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

        5. 3.4.4 Food & Beverage Outlook

          $157.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Electricity Generation

        $118.00

        1. Table | ELECTRICITY GENERATION (billion kilowatt hours)

      6. 3.6 Oil & Natural Gas Outlook

        $167.00

        1. Table | OIL & GAS PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION

      7. 3.7 Petroleum Refining Outlook

        $110.00

        1. Table | REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SUPPLY & DEMAND (million barrels)

      8. 3.8 Water Use Trends

        $262.00

        1. Table | WATER USE TRENDS (trillion gallons)

        2. 3.8.1 Electric Utilities

          $82.00

          1. Table | ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION WATER USE (trillion gallons)

        3. 3.8.2 Industrial

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL WATER USE (trillion gallons)

        4. 3.8.3 Municipal

          $82.00

          1. Table | MUNICIPAL WATER USE (trillion gallons)

      9. 3.9 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $460.00

        1. 3.9.1 Water Pollution

          $123.00

        2. 3.9.2 Waterborne Diseases

          $82.00

        3. 3.9.3 Regulations

          $236.00

      10. 3.10 Water Treatment Overview

        $166.00

        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

      11. 3.11 Pricing & Product Mix

        $84.00

        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL PRICING (dollars per pound)

      12. 3.12 Historical Market Trends

        $98.00

        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL MARKET, 2002-2012

      13. 3.13 International Activity & Foreign Trade

        $82.00

    4. 4 MARKETS

      $2,177.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $114.00

        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 4.2 Municipal

        $301.00

        1. Table | MUNICIPAL MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

        2. 4.2.1 Potable Water

          $88.00

          1. Table | MUNICIPAL POTABLE WATER MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

        3. 4.2.2 Wastewater

          $83.00

          1. Table | MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Manufacturing

        $1,035.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURING MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Pulp & Paper

          $179.00

          1. Table | PULP & PAPER MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

        3. 4.3.2 Chemical Processing

          $209.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL PROCESSING MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

        4. 4.3.3 Metals

          $149.00

          1. Table | METALS MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

        5. 4.3.4 Food & Beverage Processing

          $208.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

        6. 4.3.5 Pharmaceuticals

          $146.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICALS MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

        7. 4.3.6 Other Manufacturing

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER MANUFACTURING MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Energy

        $270.00

        1. Table | ENERGY MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

        2. 4.4.1 Petroleum Refining

          $87.00

          1. Table | PETROLEUM REFINING MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

        3. 4.4.2 Other Energy Markets

          $103.00

          1. Table | OTHER ENERGY MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 Mining & Mineral Processing

        $107.00

        1. Table | MINING & MINERAL PROCESSING MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

      6. 4.6 Electric Power Generation

        $117.00

        1. Table | ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

      7. 4.7 Commercial & Institutional

        $104.00

        1. Table | COMMERCIAL & INSTITUTIONAL MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

      8. 4.8 Other Markets

        $128.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS (million dollars)

    5. 5 APPLICATIONS

      $530.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Wastewater

        $88.00

        1. Table | WASTEWATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Cooling Water

        $104.00

        1. Table | COOLING WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Process Water

        $89.00

        1. Table | PROCESS WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Boiler Water

        $85.00

        1. Table | BOILER WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

      6. 5.6 Other Applications

        $91.00

        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND IN OTHER APPLICATIONS BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

    6. 6 PRODUCTS

      $2,110.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $109.00

        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE

      2. 6.2 Biocides

        $391.00

        1. Table | BIOCIDE DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Chlorine Derivatives

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHLORINE DERIVATIVE DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.2 Chlorine

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHLORINE DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        4. 6.2.3 Bromine Derivatives

          $82.00

          1. Table | BROMINE DERIVATIVE DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        5. 6.2.4 Other Biocides

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER BIOCIDE DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Coagulants & Flocculants

        $320.00

        1. Table | COAGULANT & FLOCCULANT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Polymers

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYMER COAGULANT & FLOCCULANT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.2 Metallic Salts

          $82.00

          1. Table | METALLIC SALT COAGULANT & FLOCCULANT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        4. 6.3.3 Other Coagulants & Flocculants

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER COAGULANT & FLOCCULANT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Corrosion Inhibitors

        $476.00

        1. Table | CORROSION INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        2. 6.4.1 Molybdates

          $82.00

          1. Table | MOLYBDATE CORROSION INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        3. 6.4.2 Phosphates

          $82.00

          1. Table | PHOSPHATE CORROSION INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        4. 6.4.3 Nitrites

          $88.00

          1. Table | NITRITE CORROSION INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        5. 6.4.4 Phosphonates

          $82.00

          1. Table | PHOSPHONATE CORROSION INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        6. 6.4.5 Other Corrosion Inhibitors

          $84.00

          1. Table | OTHER CORROSION INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 pH Control Agents

        $240.00

        1. Table | pH CONTROL AGENT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        2. 6.5.1 Bases

          $82.00

          1. Table | BASE pH CONTROL AGENT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        3. 6.5.2 Acids

          $82.00

          1. Table | ACID pH CONTROL AGENT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 Scale Control Agents

        $100.00

        1. Table | SCALE CONTROL AGENT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 Foam Control Agents

        $115.00

        1. Table | FOAM CONTROL AGENT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

      8. 6.8 Other Water Treatment Chemicals

        $359.00

        1. Table | OTHER WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.8.1 Fluoridation Chemicals

          $95.00

          1. Table | FLUORIDATION CHEMICAL DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        3. 6.8.2 Chelating Agents

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHELATING AGENT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        4. 6.8.3 Oxygen Scavengers

          $82.00

          1. Table | OXYGEN SCAVENGER DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT (million dollars)

        5. 6.8.4 All Other Water Treatment Chemicals

          $82.00

          1. Table | ALL OTHER WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,931.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $84.00

        1. Table | US WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $175.00

      3. 7.3 Industry Restructuring

        $87.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Competitive Strategies

        $454.00

        1. 7.4.1 Research & Development

          $82.00

        2. 7.4.2 Low Cost Position

          $82.00

        3. 7.4.3 Focus Strategies

          $89.00

        4. 7.4.4 Cooperative Agreements

          $102.00

          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

        5. 7.4.5 Marketing & Distribution

          $137.00

      5. 7.5 Company Profiles

        $4,931.00

        1. 7.5.1 Akzo Nobel NV

          $202.00

        2. 7.5.2 Albemarle Corporation

          $158.00

        3. 7.5.3 ALTIVIA Chemicals LLC

          $82.00

        4. 7.5.4 Ashland Incorporated

          $393.00

        5. 7.5.5 Axiall Corporation

          $173.00

        6. 7.5.6 Baker Hughes Incorporated

          $83.00

        7. 7.5.7 BASF SE

          $138.00

        8. 7.5.8 Berwind Corporation

          $165.00

        9. 7.5.9 Buckman Laboratories International Incorporated

          $109.00

        10. 7.5.10 Cargill Incorporated

          $111.00

        11. 7.5.11 Chemtura Corporation

          $160.00

        12. 7.5.12 Danaher Corporation

          $120.00

        13. 7.5.13 Dow Chemical Company

          $254.00

        14. 7.5.14 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $154.00

        15. 7.5.15 Ecolab Incorporated

          $186.00

        16. 7.5.16 Evonik Industries AG

          $92.00

        17. 7.5.17 FMC Corporation

          $270.00

        18. 7.5.18 General Chemical Performance Products LLC

          $204.00

        19. 7.5.19 General Electric Company

          $267.00

        20. 7.5.20 GEO Specialty Chemicals Incorporated

          $140.00

        21. 7.5.21 GLV Incorporated

          $129.00

        22. 7.5.22 Kemira Oyj

          $222.00

        23. 7.5.23 K+S AG

          $121.00

        24. 7.5.24 LANXESS AG

          $131.00

        25. 7.5.25 Lonza Group Limited

          $400.00

        26. 7.5.26 Occidental Petroleum Corporation

          $173.00

        27. 7.5.27 Olin Corporation

          $148.00

        28. 7.5.28 PPG Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 7.5.29 SNF SAS

          $124.00

        30. 7.5.30 Veolia Environnement SA

          $96.00

        31. 7.5.31 Wujin Fine Chemical Factory Company Limited

          $85.00

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