Global activated carbon demand will rise 5.2 percent yearly through 2012. Of the top three markets, China will gain market share while the US and Japan lose market share. Water treatment will remain the top segment, although other uses such as power plant flue gas treatment and motor vehicle emission canisters will grow faster.
This study analyzes the world activated carbon industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by type (e.g., powdered, granular); application (liquid phase, gas phase); market (e.g., water treatment, food and beverage processing, industrial, motor vehicles, pharmaceutical and medical); world region and for 17 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 30 industry players, including Norit, Calgon Carbon and Kuraray.