China Antiscalants Market Size, Share & Trends Report

China Antiscalants Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Coal Gasification, Chemical, Power), By Product Type (Carboxylates, Phosphonates, Sulfonates, Fluorides), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2024

  • Published Date: Jul, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2015
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-114-6
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2013 - 2015
  • Number of Pages: 70

Industry Insights

The China antiscalants market size was valued at USD 309.8 million in 2015 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 6.8% over the forecast years, according to Grand View Research. Globally, scaling of water during the water treatment is one of the major problems faced by the companies. Thus, in order to counter this problem, water treatment plants use antiscalants during pipeline transportation, membrane treatment, and desalination process.

China antiscalants market

Antiscalant is a chemical injected into the feed water before the water is entered into the system. The chemical delays the reaction time between the bicarbonate and calcium magnesium, thereby controlling the formation of scales. Carbonates, phosphates, sulfates, and fluorides are the major products used in various water treatment applications on account their superior antiscalant properties.

China is the largest manufacturer and consumer of antiscalants owing to extensive product usage in the oil and gas industry. Expansion of various application sectors such as power and coal gasification will enhance the China antiscalants market growth over the next few years.

Investment in the development of new products and technology for water treatment, such as sequencing batch reactors and oxidation ditch, will remain a crucial factor for the market growth over the forecast period. Increasing penetration of phosphonate-based products over the past few years in scaling and membrane systems will have a positive impact on the growth of the wastewater treatment market.

Rapid urbanization and growing industrialization has resulted in an increased need for energy and cost-effective solutions for clean water supply. This will drive the product demand further since antiscalants serve as a cost-effective solution for wastewater treatments and coal gasification plants.

Product Type Insights

Phosphonates segment will account for a significant share over the forecast period as it is commonly used for water treatment formulations using corrosion and scale inhibitors, as well as iron sequestrants.

Phosphonates provide effectiveness at low concentrations by combining different functions in one molecule. These are also used as a stabilizer in the manufacturing of bleaching agents. Phosphonate antiscalants are oxidized by hydrogen peroxide and ozone. The coordination of the phosphonate with dissolved calcium ions results in higher phosphonate oxidation.

Sulfonates generated the revenue worth USD 41.6 million in 2015 and will witness high gains in the future owing to their increasing usage in the seawater treatment sector. Sulfonic acids are stronger than carboxylic acids due to their polarity, thereby they tend to be crystalline solids.

Application Insights

The market is expected to grow owing to the rising demand for high-quality antiscalant chemicals from various end-use industries. The chemical segment led the market accounting for 48.5% of the overall revenue in 2015. Anticsalants are used in the chemicals sector as they help remove scale formations from the water, thereby streamlining the process.

China antiscalants market

In terms of revenue, the power industry segment will grow rapidly registering a CAGR of 7.2% over the next few years. This growth attributed to the growing need for electricity and availability of low-cost labor in the region. Investments in the regional power sector is expected to be approximately USD 3,000 billion by 2050. China was the world’s largest electricity consumer in 2011. Most of the electricity comes from coal that accounted for more than 70% of the production in 2014.

Coal-fired power generation accounts for a significant portion of the total power generated in China. Thus, growing use of coal as an energy source will also fuel the market growth in the coming years.

China Antiscalants Market Share Insights

Key companies in the market include Avista Technologies, Inc.; BASF SE; Kemira Oyj; Henan Yuguan Chemical Technology Co. Ltd.; Nalco Water; Shangdong Great Lake New Material Co. Ltd.; and ZaozhungKerui Chemicals Co. Ltd. Most of these key market players are involved in the R&D activities in order to gain the higher market shares.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2013 - 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2024

Market representation

Volume in Kilotons, Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2016 to 2024

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Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at country level and provides an analysis of latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2013 to 2024. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the China antiscalants market report on the basis of product type and application:

  • Product Type Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2013 - 2024)

    • Carboxylates

    • Phosphonates

    • Sulfonates

    • Fluorides

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2013 - 2024)

    • Coal Gasification

    • Power

    • Chemical

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