Market Study: Chelating Agents (3rd Edition)

Introduction

Chelating Agents, also called complexing agents, are substances that combine with metal ions to produce stable, water-soluble structures called chelates. Thereby, their physico-chemical behavior changes, such as their reaction properties and solubility. Chelating agents are used above all in detergents and cleaners to lower water hardness, but also for industrial applications, food processing and medicine. The market research institute Ceresana expects worldwide demand for chelating agents to rise to more than 4.34 million tonnes by 2022.

Product Substitution vs. Market Growth

Demand for chelating agents will only rise slightly on the saturated markets in Western Europe and North America. They are characterized by product substitution. Environmental concerns are having a significant impact on the use of the controversial sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) in the European Union as well as in Canada and the USA. Many manufacturers are voluntarily refraining from applying STPP. Governmental prohibitions and quantitative restrictions are becoming more and more efficient as well. In Europe, demand for STPP in household washing powders already fell significantly until 2015. By 2017, this trend is expected to lead to a clear volume decline of STPP for dishwashing detergents as well.

Growth Market for Environmentally Friendly Chelating Agents

Chelating agents analyzed in this market study are among others STPP, phosphates, EDTA, NTA, and DTPA. Apart from those conventional chelating agents, above all environmentally friendly chelating agents are featuring strong growth dynamics. Biodegradability is most important in order to prevent long-term consequences for humans and the environment. Alternatives such as citric acid, GLDA, MGDA, EDDS, IDS, gluconic acid, and glucoheptonates constitute a large proportion of the sales volume of other products that are expected to rise globally by 2.4% p.a.

Main Application Washing Powder

In 2014, the most important sales market for chelating agents were washing powders. This application constituted about 60% of total demand. Even though the majority of chelating agents is used for household detergents and cleaners, there is also a variety of industrial sales markets. Those are, among others, the pulp and paper industry, textiles and leather, the food industry, and medicine and cosmetics. The pulp industry was the largest consumer in 2014 with a volume of about 150,000 tonnes. Chelating agents are used for manufacturing bleached chemical pulp and for de-inking recycled cellulose pulp.

The Study in Brief

Chapter 1 provides a presentation and analysis of the global market for chelating agents, including forecasts up to 2022. Demand development is discussed for the regions Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.

Chapter 2 examines the market for chelating agents of the 16 major countries in more detail. Demand volume of the individual applications is described in detail.

Chapter 3 discusses the applications of chelating agents. The demand development is examined for the applications washing powder, dishwashing detergents, household cleaners, other detergents and cleaners, industrial and institutional cleaners, and industrial products.

In Chapter 4, demand for individual types of chelating agents is analyzed. Individually covered are sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP), phosphonates (ATMP, EDTMP, DTPMP, HEDP, PBTC, and HDTMP), ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid (EDTA), nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA), diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA), and other products (citric acid, GLDA, MGDA, EDDS, IDS, GA, PDTA, HEDTA, glucoheptonates).

Chapter 5 provides profiles of the largest producers of chelating agents, clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, and profile summary. More detailed profiles are given for 99 manufacturers, including Akcros Chemicals, Akzo Nobel, BASF, Chelest, Dow, DuPont, Hebei Smart Chemicals, Innophos, Jungbunzlauer, Kemira, Lanxess, Prayon, Protex, Tata Chemicals and Zschimmer & Schwarz.

Table of Contents

1 Market Data
1.1 World
1.2 Western Europe
1.3 Eastern Europe
1.4 North America
1.5 South America
1.6 Asia-Pacific
1.7 Middle East / Africa

2 Country Profiles
2.1 Western Europe
2.1.1 France
2.1.2 Germany
2.1.3 Italy
2.1.4 Spain
2.1.5 United Kingdom
2.1.6 Rest of Western Europe
2.2 Eastern Europe
2.2.1 Poland
2.2.2 Russia
2.2.3 Turkey
2.2.4 Rest of Eastern Europe
2.3 North America
2.3.1 Canada
2.3.2 Mexico
2.3.3 USA
2.4 South America
2.4.1 Brazil
2.4.2 Rest of South America
2.5 Asia-Pacific
2.5.1 China
2.5.2 India
2.5.3 Japan
2.5.4 South Korea
2.5.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

3 Applications
3.1 World
3.1.1 Washing Powder
3.1.2 Dishwashing Detergents
3.1.3 Household Cleaners
3.1.4 Other Detergents and Cleaners
3.1.5 Industrial & Institutional Cleaners
3.1.6 Industrial Products
3.1.6.1 Pulp and Paper Industry
3.1.6.2 Other Industries
3.2 Western Europe
3.2.1 Washing Powder
3.2.2 Dishwashing Detergents
3.2.3 Household Cleaners
3.2.4 Other Detergents and Cleaners
3.2.5 Industrial & Institutional Cleaners
3.2.6 Industrial Products
3.3 Eastern Europe
3.3.1 Washing Powder
3.3.2 Dishwashing Detergents
3.3.3 Household Cleaners
3.3.4 Other Detergents and Cleaners
3.3.5 Industrial & Institutional Cleaners
3.3.6 Industrial Products
3.4 North America
3.4.1 Washing Powder
3.4.2 Dishwashing Detergents
3.4.3 Household Cleaners
3.4.4 Other Detergents and Cleaners
3.4.5 Industrial & Institutional Cleaners
3.4.6 Industrial Products
3.5 South Amerika
3.5.1 Washing Powder
3.5.2 Dishwashing Detergents
3.5.3 Household Cleaners
3.5.4 Other Detergents and Cleaners
3.5.5 Industrial & Institutional Cleaners
3.5.6 Industrial Products
3.6 Asia-Pacific
3.6.1 Washing Powder
3.6.2 Dishwashing Detergents
3.6.3 Household Cleaners
3.6.4 Other Detergents and Cleaners
3.6.5 Industrial & Institutional Cleaners
3.6.6 Industrial Products
3.7 Middle East /Africa

4 Products
4.1 Sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP)
4.2 Phosphonates (ATMP, EDTMP, DTPMP, HEDP, PBTC, HDTMP)
4.3 Ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid (EDTA)
4.4 Nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA)
4.5 Diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA)
4.6 Other products (citric acid, GLDA, MGDA, EDDS, IDS, GA, PDTA, HEDTA, glucoheptonates)

5 Company Profiles
5.1 Western Europe
Belgium (3 Producers)
Finland (1)
France (2)
Germany (10)
Italy (3)
Norway (1)
Spain (1)
Switzerland (3)
The Netherlands (1)
United Kingdom (2)
5.2 Eastern Europe
Poland (1)
Slovakia (1)
Slovenia (1)
Turkey (1)
5.3 North America
Canada (1)
Mexico (1)
USA (17)
5.4 South America
Brazil (1)
Colombia (1)
5.5 Asia-Pacific
Australia (1)
China (25)
India (8)
Japan (10)
Taiwan (1)
5.5 Middle East
Israel (1)
Kazakhstan (1)

List of Graphs

Graph 1: Worldwide demand for chelating agents from 2006 to 2022
Graph 2: Global demand for chelating agents from 2006 to 2022, split by regions
Graph 3: Demand for chelating agents in Western Europe from 2006 to 2022
Graph 4: Demand for chelating agents in Eastern Europe from 2006 to 2022
Graph 5: Demand for chelating agents in North America from 2006 to 2022
Graph 6: Demand for chelating agents in South America from 2006 to 2022
Graph 7: Demand for chelating agents in Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2022
Graph 8: Demand for chelating agents in the Middle East / Africa from 2006 to 2022
Graph 9: Demand for chelating agents in France from 2006 to 2022
Graph 10: Demand for chelating agents in Germany from 2006 to 2022
Graph 11: Demand for chelating agents in Italy from 2006 to 2022
Graph 12: Demand for chelating agents in Spain from 2006 to 2022
Graph 13: Demand for chelating agents in the United Kingdom from 2006 to 2022
Graph 14: Demand for chelating agents in Other Western Europe from 2006 to 2022
Graph 15: Demand for chelating agents in Poland from 2006 to 2022
Graph 16: Demand for chelating agents in Russia from 2006 to 2022
Graph 17: Demand for chelating agents in Turkey from 2006 to 2022
Graph 18: Demand for chelating agents in Other Eastern Europe from 2006 to 2022
Graph 19: Demand for chelating agents in Canada from 2006 to 2022
Graph 20: Demand for chelating agents in Mexico from 2006 to 2022
Graph 21: Demand for chelating agents in the USA from 2006 to 2022
Graph 22: Demand for chelating agents in Brazil from 2006 to 2022
Graph 23: Demand for chelating agents in Other South America from 2006 to 2022
Graph 24: Demand for chelating agents in China from 2006 to 2022
Graph 25: Demand for chelating agents in India from 2006 to 2022
Graph 26: Demand for chelating agents in Japan from 2006 to 2022
Graph 27: Demand for chelating agents in South Korea from 2006 to 2022
Graph 28: Demand for chelating agents in Other Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2022
Graph 29: Global demand for chelating agents from 2006 to 2022 - split by application
Graph 30: Global demand for chelating agents in washing powder from 2006 to 2022 - split by region
Graph 31: Global demand for chelating agents in dishwashing detergents from 2006 to 2022 - split by region
Graph 32: Global demand for chelating agents in household cleaners from 2006 to 2022 - split by region
Graph 33: Global demand for chelating agents in other detergents and cleaners from 2006 to 2022 - split by regions
Graph 34: Global demand for chelating agents in industrial and institutional cleaners from 2006 to 2022 – split by regions
Graph 35: Global demand for chelating agents in industrial products from 2006 to 2022 - split by regions
Graph 36: Demand for chelating agents in Western Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Graph 37: Demand for chelating agents in Eastern Europe between 2006 and 2022 - split by applications
Graph 38: Demand for chelating agents in North America from 2006 to 2022 – split by applications
Graph 39: Demand for chelating agents in South America from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Graph 40: Demand for chelating agents in Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Graph 41: Demand for chelating agents in the Middle East / Africa from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Graph 42: Global demand for STPP from 2006 to 2022 – split by regions
Graph 43: Global demand for phosphonates from 2006 to 2022 – split by regions
Graph 44: Worldwide demand for EDTA from 2006 to 2022 – split by region
Graph 45: Worldwide demand for NTA from 2006 to 2022 – split by region
Graph 46: Worldwide demand for DTPA from 2006 to 2022 – split by region
Graph 47: Global demand for other products from 2006 to 2022 – split by regions

List of Tables

Table 1: Global demand for chelating agents from 2006 to 2022 - split by regions
Table 2: Demand for chelating agents in Western Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 3: Demand for chelating agents in Eastern Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 4: Demand for chelating agents in North America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 5: Demand for chelating agents in South America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 6: Demand for chelating agents in Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 7: Demand for chelating agents in France between 2006 and 2022 – split by applications
Table 8: Important producers of chelating agents in France
Table 9: Demand for chelating agents in Germany between 2006 and 2022 - split by applications
Table 10: Important producers of chelating agents in Germany
Table 11: Demand for chelating agents in Italy between 2006 and 2022 - split by applications
Table 12: Important producers of chelating agents in Italy
Table 13: Demand for chelating agents in Spain from 2006 to 2022 - split by applications
Table 14: Demand for chelating agents in the United Kingdom from 2006 to 2022 - split by application
Table 15: Important producers of chelating agents in the United Kingdom
Table 16: Demand for chelating agents in Other Western Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Table 17: Important producers of chelating agents in Other Western Europe
Table 18: Demand for chelating agents in Poland from 2006 to 2022 - split by application
Table 19: Demand for chelating agents in Russia from 2006 to 2022 - split by application
Table 20: Demand for chelating agents in Turkey from 2006 to 2022 - split by application
Table 21: Demand for chelating agents in Other Eastern Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Table 22: Important producers of chelating agents in Other Eastern Europe
Table 23: Demand for chelating agents in Canada from 2006 to 2022 - split by application
Table 24: Demand for chelating agents in Mexico from 2006 to 2022 - split by application
Table 25: Demand for chelating agents in the USA from 2006 to 2022 - split by application
Table 26: Important producers of chelating agents in the USA
Table 27: Demand for chelating agents in Brazil from 2006 to 2022 - split by application
Table 28: Demand for chelating agents in Other South America from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Table 29: Demand for chelating agents in China from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Table 30: Important producers of chelating agents in China
Table 31: Demand for chelating agents in India from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Table 32: Important producers of chelating agents in India
Table 33: Demand for chelating agents in Japan from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Table 34: Important producers of chelating agents in Japan
Table 35: Demand for chelating agents in South Korea from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Table 36: Demand for chelating agents in Other Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Table 37: Important producers of chelating agents in Other Asia-Pacific
Table 38: Global demand for chelating agents from 2006 to 2022 - split by application
Table 39: Global demand for chelating agents in washing powder from 2006 to 2022 - split by region
Table 40: Global demand for chelating agents in dishwashing detergents from 2006 to 2022 - split by region
Table 41: Global demand for chelating agents in household cleaners from 2006 to 2022 - split by region
Table 42: Global demand for chelating agents in other detergents and cleaners from 2006 to 2022 - split by regions
Table 43: Global demand for chelating agents in industrial/institutional cleaners from 2006 to 2022 - split by region
Table 44: Global demand for chelating agents in industrial products from 2006 to 2022 - split by regions
Table 45: Global demand for chelating agents in the paper and pulp industry from 2006 to 2022 - split by regions
Table 46: Global demand for chelating agents in other industrial applications from 2006 to 2022 - split by regions
Table 47: Demand for chelating agents in Western Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Table 48: Demand for chelating agents in washing powder in Western Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 49: Demand for chelating agents in dishwashing detergents in Western Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 50: Demand for chelating agents in household cleaners in Western Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 51: Demand for chelating agents in other detergents and cleaners in Western Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 52: Demand for chelating agents in industrial/institutional cleaners in Western Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 53: Demand for chelating agents in industrial products in Western Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 54: Demand for chelating agents in Eastern Europe between 2006 and 2022 - split by applications
Table 55: Demand for chelating agents in washing powder in Eastern Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 56: Demand for chelating agents in dishwashing detergents in Eastern Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 57: Demand for chelating agents in household cleaners in Eastern Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 58: Demand for chelating agents in other detergents and cleaners in Eastern Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 59: Demand for chelating agents in industrial/institutional cleaners in Eastern Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 60: Demand for chelating agents in industrial products in Eastern Europe from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 61: Demand for chelating agents in North America from 2006 to 2022 – split by applications
Table 62: Demand for chelating agents in washing powder in North America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 63: Demand for chelating agents in dishwashing detergents in North America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 64: Demand for chelating agents in household cleaners in North America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 65: Demand for chelating agents in other detergents and cleaners in North America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 66: Demand for chelating agents in industrial/institutional cleaners in North America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 67: Demand for chelating agents in industrial products in North America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 68: Demand for chelating agents in South America from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Table 69: Demand for chelating agents in washing powder in South America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 70: Demand for chelating agents in dishwashing detergents in South America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 71: Demand for chelating agents in household cleaners in South America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 72: Demand for chelating agents in other detergents and cleaners in South America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 73: Demand for chelating agents in industrial/institutional cleaners in South America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 74: Demand for chelating agents in industrial products in South America from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 75: Demand for chelating agents in Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Table 76: Demand for chelating agents in washing powder in Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 77: Demand for chelating agents in dishwashing detergents in Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 78: Demand for chelating agents in household cleaners in Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 79: Demand for chelating agents in other detergents and cleaners in Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 80: Demand for chelating agents in industrial/institutional cleaners in Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 81: Demand for chelating agents in industrial products in Asia-Pacific from 2006 to 2022 – split by major countries
Table 82: Demand for chelating agents in the Middle East / Africa from 2006 to 2022 – split by application
Table 83: Global demand for STPP from 2006 to 2022 – split by regions
Table 84: Global demand for phosphonates from 2006 to 2022 – split by regions
Table 85: Worldwide demand for EDTA from 2006 to 2022 – split by region
Table 86: Worldwide demand for NTA from 2006 to 2022 – split by region
Table 87: Worldwide demand for DTPA from 2006 to 2022 – split by region
Table 88: Global demand for other products from 2006 to 2022 – split by regions