GVR Report cover Zeolite Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Zeolite Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Natural, Synthetic), By Application (Adsorbents, Catalysts, Detergent Builders), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Nov, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-601-1
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2017 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 103

Report Overview

The global zeolite market size was valued at USD 26.76 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% from 2021 to 2028. Growing concerns over hygiene and the rising demand for detergents are projected to fuel the market growth across the forecast period. The increasing need for natural products in agriculture, pet litters, and concrete is further augmenting the product demand. The U.S. is one of the major consumers and producers of zeolite. Growing natural zeolite demand in the country owing to the dominating animal feed applications is driving the market. Easy-to-use technologies and cost-effective materials are the factors propelling the product demand in the country.

U.S. zeolite market size, by application, 2018 - 2028 (USD Billion)

Non-toxicity and low cost are the key reasons behind the increasing usage of products for antibacterial protection from yeasts, spores, and bacteria. Low production cost and fever technical complexity have incorporated the consumption of zeolites in the making of antiseptics; thus boosting the market growth over the forecast period.

Increasing demand for adsorbents, catalysts, and detergents has resulted in significant growth. Increasing water management activities for wastewater treatment and its purification are expected to drive demand for the product as adsorbents. Furthermore, the growth of the detergent industry is expected to play an important role in the growth of the market over the coming years.

The government across the world has imposed stringent regulations for the dumping of waste caused in the production of detergents and other chemicals, water pollution being a major concern. This is stimulating the market growth as zeolites as cation-exchangers help in environmental pollution control.

Application Insights

The detergent builders segment held the largest revenue share of more than 55.0% in 2020. The rising production volume of zeolites as builders in detergents owing to their improved cleaning characteristics is expected to boost the industry's growth. Zeolites are majorly used as a substitute for phosphorus for detergent production as they have a high level of efficiency in dirt removal and preventing deposition of any foreign particle; thus the growth of the global detergents market is expected to augment drive the market for zeolites over the forecast period.

The growing industrial use of zeolite as catalysts in the hydrocarbon industry has resulted in industrial growth. Zeolites are used for the cracking of petroleum during the chemical reaction, which results in structural changes, thus helping in the production of petrochemicals. The product is used in fluid cracking methods and is one of the vital ingredients of chemical reactions.

Other applications of zeolite include water treatment and nuclear reactors and gas separation. Increasing refinery output at a global level is expected to be a primary factor for the growth of the market. In addition, increasing demand for non-toxic and hydrophilic adsorbents for wastewater treatment and water purification is expected to propel the demand for zeolite.

Product Insights

Natural products accounted for the largest volume share of over 60.0% in 2020. These products are primarily used in various end-use industries including pet litter, odor control, wastewater cleanup, and various horticulture applications including growth media and soil conditioners, desiccant, wastewater cleanup, gas absorbents, animal feed, aquaculture, and catalysts.

Pet litter, animal feed, and horticulture applications account for almost 70% share in the market for natural zeolite. The tremendous growth in these industries particularly in developing economies, including India, China, and Brazil, is expected to have a positive impact on the market growth over the next seven years.

Global zeolite market share, by product, 2020 (%)

The rising demand for detergents owing to the awareness regarding hygiene among consumers is likely to promote market growth and benefit zeolite-based products such as powder and liquid detergents. Further, the growth of the oil and gas sector, along with a rise in catalyst demand in industrial applications, is projected to augment the industry growth over the coming years.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the market and accounted for over 30.0% share of the global revenue in 2020. The government’s focus on environmental protection has resulted in the growing usage of zeolites for the purification of gas and water streams. Rising emphasis on the development of bio-based products is anticipated to drive zeolite demand from 2021 to 2028 on account of its increasing use in biogas for long-term energy storage purposes.                   

Increasing government infrastructure spending in economies, including India and China, is projected to propel the product demand owing to the rising deployment of zeolite in the production of lightweight construction materials, coupled with being a vital ingredient in manufacturing asphalt concrete. Rising demand for zeolites as catalysts from the Chinese petrochemical industry is likely to strengthen the industry growth from 2021 to 2028.

Europe held the second-largest revenue share in 2020 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 6.3% over the forecast period. Stringent government rules for greenhouse gas emissions, along with a robust production base of detergents and refrigerants in France, Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, are expected to drive the zeolite industry.

Oxygen concentrator systems that are based on zeolites are being produced on account of their ability to remove impurities from the air and provide purified oxygen. This is expected to have a positive impact on the market growth over the forecast period. In addition, zeolite phosphate mixtures are being used for the purpose of preparing non-toxic fertilizers for agriculture, which is a relatively new application and has tremendous potential.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is highly competitive and fragmented owing to the presence of several players. The key players are focusing on introducing new products and capacity expansions to meet the demand from the chemical industry. At present, numerous companies manufacturing molecular sieves for a wide range of industrial applications are present in the market.

Different applications of zeolite require different chemical compositions and crystal structures of the mineral. Thus, there is a notable differentiation in the grades of zeolites and a particular grade is used for a definite application with low viability for substitution by other grades. Some prominent players in the global zeolite market include:

  • Clariant

  • International Zeolite Corp.

  • Blue Pacific Minerals

  • Cooperative La Mineraltda

  • Gordes Zeolite

  • Imerys


  • KMI Zeolite

  • Rota Mining Corporation

  • Zeolyst International

Zeolite Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 29.61 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 44.24 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.5% from 2021 to 2028

Market size volume in 2021

5,960.0 kilotons

Volume forecast in 2028

7,702.0 kilotons

Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.3% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion, volume in kilotons, and CAGR from 2021to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, volume forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico, Germany; U.K.; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Clariant; International Zeolite Corp.; Blue Pacific Minerals; Cooperative La Mineraltda; Gordes Zeolite; Imerys; BASF SE; KMI Zeolite; Rota Mining Corporation; Zeolyst International

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global zeolite market report on the basis of product, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Natural

    • Synthetic

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Adsorbents

    • Catalysts

    • Detergent Builders

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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