Global catalyst demand will expand six percent annually through 2012. Polymerization catalysts will grow the fastest based on rapid expansion in polymer capacity in developing regions and a shift toward higher cost/more efficient catalysts. Enzyme and organometallic catalysts will be the fastest growing materials.
This study analyzes the $12 billion world catalyst industry, with forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by material (e.g., metals, organometallics, zeolites, chemicals, enzymes), product (e.g., organic synthesis, oxidation, hydroprocessing, FCC, Ziegler-Natta, reaction initiators, single-site), market (chemical synthesis, petroleum refining, polymerization), world region and for 28 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry players, including WR Grace, BASF and Johnson Matthey.