Zeolite Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Zeolite Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Catalyst, Adsorbent, Detergent Builder), By Product (Natural, Synthetic), By Region (North America, Europe, APAC, CSA, MEA), And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-601-1
  • Number of Pages: 114
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the zeolite market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for zeolite market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of zeolite market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Zeolite Market Categorization:

The zeolite market was categorized into three segments, namely product (Natural, Synthetic), application (Catalysts, Adsorbents, Detergent Builders, Cement, Animal Feed), and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The zeolite market was segmented into product, application, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The zeolite market was analyzed at a regional level. The globe was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into thirteen countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; the UK; Spain; Italy; Turkey; China; India; Japan; Brazil; GCC.

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Zeolite market companies & financials:

The zeolite market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • Clariant - Clariant, a global specialty chemicals company, was established in 1995 and is headquartered in Muttenz, Switzerland. The company, which was formed as a spin-off from Sandoz, has segmented its business operations into Care Chemicals, Catalysis, and Natural Resources. The Catalysis segment includes the catalysts business unit and the biofuels & derivatives business line. Clariant offers specialty zeolite powders and synthetic zeolites for various chemicals and environmental applications in the catalysis business through its catalyst business unit. The company’s Catalysis segment reported a modest rise in sales in 2020 and has growth potential in the future, considering the enhancement in energy efficiency in chemical production and efforts toward replacing fossil fuels with low-emission solutions. Clariant caters to numerous industries, including agriculture & animal feed, automotive & transportation, aviation, building & construction, chemical intermediates, coatings, paints & inks, consumer goods, digital printing, electronics, food, beverage & edible oil, home care, industrial manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, packaging, personal care, plastics & polymers, refinery & petrochemicals, textile, and waste management. The company has a presence in over 50 countries and employed 13,235 employees in 2020, down from 17,223 in 2019.

  • Albemarle Corporation - Albemarle Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialty chemicals, was incorporated in 1993 in Virginia and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. The company’s operations are segmented into three reportable segments: Lithium, Bromine Specialties, and Catalysts. The Catalysts segment includes the catalysts business unit and the biofuels & derivatives business line. The company offers specialty zeolite powders and synthetic zeolites for various chemicals and environmental applications in the catalysis business through its catalyst business unit. Albemarle’s Catalysts segment reported a decline in sales revenue by 25% from 2019 to 2020, primarily due to the COVID-19 impact, which led to lower fuel demand and unfavorable pricing, mainly for FCC. The company’s production facilities for the Catalyst business segment are located in the Netherlands, Germany, France, the U.S., Brazil, and Japan. Albemarle’s geographic segments are split into the U.S. and Foreign, with the U.S. accounting for a share of 23.8% of the company’s overall net sales in 2020. As of 2020, the company and its joint ventures operate more than 25 production and R&D facilities, and its customers are spread across 75 countries.

  • Blue Pacific Minerals - Blue Pacific Minerals is a New Zealand-based company that was founded in 2006 and is a significant processor of zeolite and perlite. The company caters to various industries such as agriculture, industrial, environmental, soil & turf, and household industries. Blue Pacific Minerals owns two quarries, and zeolite from each quarry is unique. The company’s zeolite products are used in pet litter as a granular oil/chemical adsorbent and as an odor absorbent for composts. Zeolite from the second quarry is used in wastewater treatment and fertilizer-related applications. The company blends its zeolite with other ingredients to create innovative environmentally-friendly products like animal feed supplements, filtration, and fertilizers.

  • Gordes Zeolite - Gordes Zeolite, a key entity within the Öztürk Group, boasts a rich history dating back to the 1980s and commands an impressive annual turnover of USD 10 billion. With over 24 years of expertise in the mining, processing, and production of natural clinoptilolite, the company is situated in the bountiful environs of the Aegean Sea, particularly at the Gordes mine in Mainsa, Turkey, a prized possession of the Öztürk Group. Here, the company extracts some of the purest zeolite clinoptilolites, which are then skillfully transformed into a diverse array of products catering to the agricultural, environmental, water filtration, construction, and various other industrial sectors. Notable among these are the commercial brands NAT-MIN 9000, AGRO-CLINO, CLINO TURF, PERFECT LEOZEO, LEO-ZEO TURF, ZETA, FILTER-CLINO, and ZEO OIL-CHEM SPILL CLEANER. In addition, the company also holds ownership of the brands "Patimax" for cat litter and "Cool&Clean." Gordes Zeolite lays claim to a substantial 1.5 billion tons of geological reserves, within which 144 million tons of visible zeolite clinoptilolite are found. The company prides itself on providing clinoptilolite with 80% purity, yielding an impressive 50,000 tons annually, all managed by a dedicated team of over 60 employees.

  • CWK Chemiewerk Bad Köstritz GmbH - Established in 1830 and based in Bad Köstritz, Germany, CWK Chemiewerk Bad Köstritz GmbH is a prominent manufacturer of specialty inorganic chemicals. The company’s primary focus lies in the production of silica, sulfur chemicals, and molecular sieves, particularly specialty zeolite materials. These materials, marketed under the brand name Köstrolith, are tailored for highly selective substance separations or thermochemical applications. CWK offers its zeolitic molecular sieves in the form of hydrophilic granules or compact molded forms, and prides itself on its ability to accommodate customized requests, showcasing a high degree of flexibility.

  • GCMIL - Gujarat Credo Mineral Industries Limited (GCMIL) is a joint venture between Credo Mineral Industries Ltd (CMIL) and Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Ltd (GMDC), established in March 2012 and headquartered in Gujarat, India. CMIL, based in Ahmedabad, India, is involved in processing, beneficiation, exploration & mining of mineral resources, and development & operation of chemical & metallurgical industries. GMDC is one of India’s largest mining conglomerates. GCMIL specializes in the production of benefacted bauxite products and synthetic zeolites, utilizing advanced quality control systems. The company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is strategically located near major international seaports of Mundra and Kandla, along with the Bhuj airport and railhead, providing leverage in terms of logistics. GCMIL is a member of the International Zeolite Association (IZA), Chemical and Allied Export Promotion Council of India (CAPEXIL), and Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI). The company has successfully developed a modern industrial chemicals complex that includes a ‘state of art’ manufacturing facility to produce synthetic zeolite, which is used in the detergent and plastics industry.

  • BASF SE - Established in 1985, BASF SE is a globally renowned chemical company headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany. With numerous subsidiaries worldwide, the group offers zeolite-based catalysts through its Surface Technologies business unit. The Catalyst division, headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey, U.S., is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts, with 30 manufacturing sites and over 5,000 personnel. Europe is the key regional segment of the BASF Group, generating a revenue of EUR 14,082 million (~USD 15,927.2) in 2020, with Germany holding a share of over 34.0%. The group has 52 global and regional business units and develops strategies for its 75 strategic business units. It has a presence across 90 countries, with operations at 6 Verbund sites and 241 production sites globally. The group supplies products and services to about 8,000 customers from various sectors worldwide. As of December 31, 2020, the group had 34,484 employees, with 4,193 employed in the R&D department.

  • KMI Zeolite - KMI Zeolite, incorporated in 1993 and headquartered in Nevada, U.S., is a mining, milling, and packaging company that specializes in natural clinoptilolite zeolite. The company has proven reserves of high purity clinoptilolite zeolite, accounting for 53.7 million tons, with probable reserves amounting to 100 million tons. KMI Zeolite has a sales network spread across the U.S. and international markets, catering to a diverse range of customers, from government agencies and Fortune 500 companies to animal shelters and home consumers. In 2016, the company acquired St. Cloud Mining Co.’s Winston zeolite processing plant located in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, and constructed a new facility with a production capacity of 40,000 tons of granular or powdered clinoptilolite per annum. KMI Zeolite offers a wide range of gradations for its zeolite, including 20 mesh, 100 mesh, 14 x 30 mesh, 8 x 14 mesh, 4 x 8 mesh, and 325 mesh (40 microns). Its zeolite is used in organic solutions for products ranging from animal feed filler and ice melt to oil absorbent and odor elimination.

  • ROTA MINING CORPORATION - ROTA MINING CORPORATION, founded in 1995 and headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, is a leading natural zeolite mineral producer and exporter in Eurasia. The company began zeolite production in 1998 and acquired reserves in Gördes, Manisa, in 2003, establishing its first zeolite manufacturing facility. ROTA MINING CORPORATION’s zeolite has applications in various sectors, including feed additive, soil & grass conditioner, bedding & litter, water treatment, construction & building, waste treatment, industrial production, and medical & cosmetic sectors. The company has two manufacturing facilities located in Gördes, Manisa, which are 5 kilometers apart from each other. Both facilities can produce 11 different sizes of products simultaneously. The first facility, built in 2003, is dedicated to the production of all types of granule-size products other than powder products. The second facility, built in 2013, specializes in the production of only micronized products. ROTA MINING CORPORATION guarantees a minimum of 85% purity in all its products and owns a 738 hectares reservoir with a calculated reserve of more than 10 million tons. The company supplies its natural zeolites to more than 50 countries

  • Zeolyst International - Zeolyst International, established in 1988 and headquartered in Pennsylvania, U.S., is a global leader in the production of zeolite powders, catalysts, and adsorbents. The company’s parent companies are Ecovyst and Shell Catalyst & Technologies. Zeolyst’s products are utilized in a wide range of applications, including refinery, petrochemical, fine chemical processes, environmental, and separation applications. The company operates two manufacturing facilities for zeolite powder in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S., and Delfzijl, Netherlands, both of which are ISO 9001 certified and capable of producing standard as well as custom products. Additionally, Zeolyst has a specialty extrusion plant in Ghent, Belgium, equipped with specialized machinery for manufacturing catalysts and extrudates with specific properties. The company is actively engaged in research and development, with three fully equipped centers of excellence located in Pennsylvania, U.S., Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Houston, Texas, U.S. Zeolyst International has emerged as a trusted source for high-quality zeolite products, serving a diverse global customer base.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Zeolite Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2021, historic information from 2017 to 2020, and forecast from 2022 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Zeolite Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2021 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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