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Global Activated Carbon Market Report By Product (Powdered, Granular And Others), Application (Liquid Phase And Gas Phase), End-Use (Water Treatment, Food & Beverage Processing, Pharmaceutical & Medical, Automotive, Air Purification And Others) And By Regions - Industry Trends, Size, Share, Growth, Estimation And Forecast, 2021-2028

June 2021
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Global Activated Carbon Market Overview
Activated carbon or activated charcoal is the most versatile substance known for its large surface area, polymodal porous structure, high adsorption capacity, and variable surface chemical composition. It is a highly absorbent carbon form with a large surface area for better absorption and chemical reaction. The global activated carbon market will witness healthy growth during the forecast period due to the worldwide sustainability trends, increased demand for air and water purification, and more environmentally friendly process alternatives. Activated carbon plays vital roles in chemical process industries applications, including water treatment, food & beverage processing, pharmaceutical & medical, automotive, and air purification. Activated carbon sorbents are tailored as per applications based on pore size and pore volume requirements.
 According to Value Market Research, the global activated carbon market size was valued at about USD 9.6 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of around 18% during the forecast period 2021 to 2027.
Activated carbon is demanded for two broad applications: air and water purification. It is also required in the food industry to remove bad taste and odor from the beverage. Non-purification applications of activated carbon include chemical reaction catalyst, gold recovery from cyanide leaching solutions, gas storage, and electrodes for capacitors, among others. Activated carbon is being added to the cosmetic formulation as dirt removal ingredients. It is also consumed for the removal of hydrogen sulfide and siloxanes from biogas. These two emerging new applications will bring ample opportunities for market growth. Greater automotive vehicle production, implementation of stricter emission standards, thriving use for medicine making, and chemical processing will also support activated carbon demand in developing and developed nations. The activated carbon market is experiencing significant hindrance due to a shortage of raw materials, causing a price rise of activated carbon. Materials rich with carbon content are the raw materials for the activated carbon production, such as coal, coconut shell, petroleum coke, and wood. These materials' availability is shrinking and is limited, which is caused a burden on pricing, hindering the market growth.  
The global activated carbon market is partially consolidated. Shinkwang Chem. Ind. Co., Ltd., Indo German Carbon Limited, HayCarb, Kuraray Europe, Oxbow Coal SARL, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Osaka Gas Co. Ltd, Cabot Corporation, Kureha Corporation, Donau Carbon GmbH are key players ruling the global activated carbon market.

Global Activated Carbon Market Share
In this research report, the activated carbon market is segmented by product, application, end use, and region.
Analysis, By Product
By product, the market is fragmented into powdered, granular, and others. Powdered is the fastest growing product segment in the global activated carbon market. The powder form of activated carbon is highly preferred across application areas due to increased surface area, overall yield in the activation process, and less expensive. Emerging application in cosmetic formulation and for biofuel purification drives its increased growth over the granular segment. The granular segment is growing steadily due to demand from beverage and water purification, easy recovery, and easy installation. 
Analysis, By Application
By application, the market is segmented into liquid phase and gas phase. The gas-phase segment is proliferating at an increased rate due to the booming demand for air purification to remove mercury removal, hydrogen sulfide removal, chlorine removal. Activated carbons are used in gas-phase in the form of granules because they offer excellent selectivity for gases and organic vapors, high adsorptive capacity per unit volume, a high retention capacity, low resistance to gas flow, high preferential adsorption of gases in the presence of moisture, and a complete release of adsorbates at decreasing pressures and increasing temperatures.
Analysis, By End Use
By end use, the market is bifurcated into water treatment, food & beverage processing, pharmaceutical & medical, automotive, air purification, and others. The air purification end-user segment led the global market in 2020 and will remain dominant throughout the forecast period. Growing air pollution and stringent effluent emission norms enacted on various sectors is steering segment growth. Activated carbon is broadly used for air purification due to its exceptional properties. Activated carbon can trap 99.97% of small particles, 0.3 microns and higher, and larger particles or spores. Water treatment is the second-largest end-use market for activated carbon. Activated carbon removes harmful impurities such as pesticides, endocrine disruptors, and other contaminants and removes taste and odor. 
Analysis, By Region
Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa. The Asia Pacific is the leading global activated carbon market by region. The region is also forecasted to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecasted timeframe. The regional demand is promoted by spurring manufacturing activities, a combination of regulatory changes, flourishing sectors, rising government support for industrial growth, and increasing investment. India and China will exhibit some best gains. Europe and North America are other significant markets for activated carbon. Growing sustainable initiatives, escalating demand for high productive substance, and increasing air and water pollution drive the regional growth pace. 
Market Segmentation covered in the Report:
By Product
  • Powdered
  • Granular
  • Others
By Application
  • Liquid Phase
  • Other
By End-Use
  • Water Treatment
  • Food & Beverage Processing
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical
  • Automotive
  • Air Purification
  • Others
By Region
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa


This market research report has been produced by gathering information on the basis of primary and secondary research. Secondary research has been done by using various sources which include (but not limited to) Company Websites, Paid Data Sources, Technical Journals, Financial Reports, SEC Filings, and other different industry publications. 

If specific information is required which is not currently within the scope of the report, it can be provided as a part of customization.

       1.1. Report Description
           1.1.1. Objective
           1.1.2. Target Audience
           1.1.3. Unique Selling Proposition (USP) & offerings
       1.2. Research Scope
       1.3. Research Methodology
           1.3.1. Market Research Process
           1.3.2. Market Research Methodology
       2.1. Highlights of Market
       2.2. Global Market Snapshot
       3.1. Introduction - Market Dynamics
       3.2. Market Drivers
       3.3. Market Restraints
       3.4. Opportunities
       3.5. Industry Trends
       3.6. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
       3.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
           3.7.1 By Product
           3.7.2 By Application
           3.7.3 By End-Use
           3.7.4 By Region
       4.1. Value Chain Analysis
       4.2. Raw Material Analysis
           4.2.1. List of Raw Materials
           4.2.2. Raw Material Manufactures List
           4.2.3. Price Trend of Key Raw Materials
       4.3. List of Potential Buyers
       4.4. Marketing Channel
           4.4.1. Direct Marketing
           4.4.2. Indirect Marketing
           4.4.3. Marketing Channel Development Trend
       5.1. Impact Analysis of Covid-19 Outbreak
           5.1.1. Direct Impact on Production
           5.1.2. Supply Chain and Market Disruption
           5.1.3. Financial Impact on Firms and Financial Markets
       5.2. COVID-19 Impact Analysis by Production, Import, Export and Demand
       5.3. Market: Pre V/S Post COVID-19
       5.4. Estimated Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Epidemic
       5.5. COVID-19: Micro and Macro Factor Analysis
       6.1 Overview by Product
       6.2 Historical and Forecast Data
       6.3 Analysis by Product
       6.4 Powdered Market by Regions
       6.5 Granular Market by Regions
       6.6 Others Market by Regions
       7.1 Overview by Application
       7.2 Historical and Forecast Data
       7.3 Analysis by Application
       7.4 Liquid Phase Market by Regions
       7.5 Others Market by Regions
       8.1 Overview by End-Use
       8.2 Historical and Forecast Data
       8.3 Analysis by End-Use
       8.4 Water Treatment Market by Regions
       8.5 Food & Beverage Processing Market by Regions
       8.6 Pharmaceutical & Medical Market by Regions
       8.7 Automotive Market by Regions
       8.8 Air Purification Market by Regions
       8.9 Others Market by Regions
       9.1. Regional Outlook
       9.2. Introduction
       9.3. North America
           9.3.1. Overview, Historic and Forecast Data
           9.3.2. North America By Segment
           9.3.3. North America By Country
           9.3.4. United State
           9.3.5. Canada
           9.3.6. Mexico
       9.4. Europe
           9.4.1. Overview, Historic and Forecast Data
           9.4.2. Europe by Segment
           9.4.3. Europe by Country
           9.4.4. United Kingdom
           9.4.5. France
           9.4.6. Germany
           9.4.7. Italy
           9.4.8. Russia
           9.4.9. Rest Of Europe
       9.5. Asia Pacific
           9.5.1. Overview, Historic and Forecast Data
           9.5.2. Asia Pacific by Segment
           9.5.3. Asia Pacific by Country
           9.5.4. China
           9.5.5. India
           9.5.6. Japan
           9.5.7. South Korea
           9.5.8. Australia
           9.5.9. Rest Of Asia Pacific
       9.6. Latin America
           9.6.1. Overview, Historic and Forecast Data
           9.6.2. Latin America by Segment
           9.6.3. Latin America by Country
           9.6.4. Brazil
           9.6.5. Argentina
           9.6.6. Peru
           9.6.7. Chile
           9.6.8. Rest of Latin America
       9.7. Middle East & Africa
           9.7.1. Overview, Historic and Forecast Data
           9.7.2. Middle East & Africa by Segment
           9.7.3. Middle East & Africa by Country
           9.7.4. Saudi Arabia
           9.7.5. UAE
           9.7.6. Israel
           9.7.7. South Africa
           9.7.8. Rest Of Middle East And Africa
       10.1. Activated Carbon Market Competition
       10.2. Partnership/Collaboration/Agreement
       10.3. Merger And Acquisitions
       10.4. New Product Launch
       10.5. Other Developments
       11.1. Company Share Analysis
       11.2. Market Concentration Rate
       11.3. Shinkwang Chem. Ind. Co., Ltd.
           11.3.1. Company Overview
           11.3.2. Financials
           11.3.3. Products
           11.3.4. Recent Developments
       11.4. Indo German Carbon Limited
           11.4.1. Company Overview
           11.4.2. Financials
           11.4.3. Products
           11.4.4. Recent Developments
       11.5. HayCarb
           11.5.1. Company Overview
           11.5.2. Financials
           11.5.3. Products
           11.5.4. Recent Developments
       11.6. Kuraray Europe
           11.6.1. Company Overview
           11.6.2. Financials
           11.6.3. Products
           11.6.4. Recent Developments
       11.7. Oxbow Coal SARL
           11.7.1. Company Overview
           11.7.2. Financials
           11.7.3. Products
           11.7.4. Recent Developments
       11.8. Calgon Carbon Corporation
           11.8.1. Company Overview
           11.8.2. Financials
           11.8.3. Products
           11.8.4. Recent Developments
       11.9. Osaka Gas Co. Ltd
           11.9.1. Company Overview
           11.9.2. Financials
           11.9.3. Products
           11.9.4. Recent Developments
       11.10. Cabot Corporation
           11.10.1. Company Overview
           11.10.2. Financials
           11.10.3. Products
           11.10.4. Recent Developments
       11.11. Kureha Corporation
           11.11.1. Company Overview
           11.11.2. Financials
           11.11.3. Products
           11.11.4. Recent Developments
       11.12. Donau Carbon GmbH
           11.12.1. Company Overview
           11.12.2. Financials
           11.12.3. Products
           11.12.4. Recent Developments
 *Note - in company profiling, financial details and recent development are subject to availability or might not be covered in case of private companies

  •  Market Snapshot
  •  Drivers : Impact Analysis
  •  Restraints : Impact Analysis
  •  List of Raw Material
  •  List of Raw Material Manufactures
  •  List of Potential Buyers
  •  COVID-19 Impact Analysis by Production, Import, Export and Demand
  •  Pre V/S Post COVID-19
  •  Estimated Impact Of The Coronavirus (Covid-19) Epidemic
  •  COVID-19: Micro and Macro Factor Analysis
  •  Analysis by Product (USD MN)
  •  Powdered Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Granular Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Others Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Analysis Market by Application (USD MN)
  •  Liquid Phase Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Others Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Analysis by End-Use (USD MN)
  •  Water Treatment Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Food & Beverage Processing Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Pharmaceutical & Medical Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Automotive Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Air Purification Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Others Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Global Activated Carbon Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  North America Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  United State Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Canada Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Mexico Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Europe Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Europe Market Estimate by Country (USD MN)
  •  United Kingdom Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  France Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Germany Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Italy Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Russia Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Spain Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Rest of Europe Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Asia Pacific Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  China Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Japan Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  India Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  South Korea Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Australia Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Rest of Asia Pacific Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Latin America Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Brazil Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Argentina Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Peru Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Chile Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Rest of Latin America Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Middle East & Africa Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Saudi Arabia Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  UAE Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Israel Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  South Africa Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Rest of Middle East and Africa Market Analysis (USD MN)
  •  Partnership/Collaboration/Agreement
  •  Mergers And Acquisiton
  •  Research Scope of Activated Carbon Report
  •  Market Research Process
  •  Market Research Methodology
  •  Global Activated Carbon Market Size, by Region (USD MN)
  •  Porters Five Forces Analysis
  •  Market Attractiveness Analysis by Product
  •  Market Attractiveness Analysis by Application
  •  Market Attractiveness Analysis by End-Use
  •  Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region
  •  Value Chain Analysis
  •  Global Market Analysis by Product (USD MN)
  •  Powdered Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Granular Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Others Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Global Market Analysis by Application (USD MN)
  •  Liquid Phase Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Gas Phase Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Global Market Analysis by End-Use (USD MN)
  •  Water Treatment Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Food & Beverage Processing Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Pharmaceutical & Medical Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Automotive Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Air Purification Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Others Market by Geography (USD MN)
  •  Global Market by Revenue
  •  North America Market by Revenue
  •  Europe Market by Revenue
  •  Asia Pacific Market by Revenue
  •  Latin America Market by Revenue
  •  Middle East & Africa Market by Revenue
  •  Recent Development in Industry
  •  Company Market Share Analysis
 * Kindly note that the above listed are the basic tables and figures of the report and are not limited to the TOC.

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