Global Adsorbents Market|Size,Share,Growth|2023-2030

Global Adsorbents Market Size & Growth Analysis (2023 - 2030)

The Global Adsorbents Market was at USD 3.54 billion in 2022, and it is foreseen to reach USD 5.25 billion by 2030 with an expansion rate (CAGR) of 6.80% between 2022 and 2030.

Adsorbents are substrate materials that absorb another unwanted substance. Its main function, is to eliminate or extract selected elements in form of solid, liquid or gases, by making them stick to its surface without changing, chemical and physical properties of materials. Its unique chemical structure permits speedy transport of molecules providing it with maximum adsorption capacity.

Adsorbents market is anticipated to increase further in global market. Adsorbents properties like removal of harmful chemicals, being a great desiccant, water removal in petrochemicals and separation of air contaminants is propelling the growth of Adsorbents, in global market. Adsorbents materials application on large scale in Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals industry, is generating more demand in market.

Global Adsorbents Market Size & Growth Analysis


Market Drivers & Restraints


Adsorbents helps to protect consumer products such as food, vitamins and pharmaceutical drugs. It is used to remove moisture content and helps to keep products dry. The growing infrastructure is generating more demand for Adsorbents, as it is used in application for Air Separation & Drying, Packaging, Refrigerants and Chemical removal.


Activated Carbons are of high cost in market. This acts as a challenge for Adsorbents manufactures. According to associated press releases, Climate activists’ group are encouraging nations for trying to save more fossil fuels and natural gas. 




Market Size Available

2022 – 2030

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 – 2030



Segments Covered

By Type, Application, and Region

Revenue Forecast by 2030

USD 5.25 Billion

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, RoW

Market Leaders Profiled

The Dow Chemical Company (U.S), WestRock (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Cabot Corporation (U.S.), Graver Technologies (U.S.), Arkema S.A (U.K.), Axens S.A (U.K.), W.R. Grace & Company (U.S.), Calgon Carbon Corporation (U.S.), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), Cabot Corporation (U.S.), Clariant (Switzerland), and Others


Market Segmentation Analysis

The features of an effective Adsorbents include resistance to high abrasion, high thermal stability and distinct pore structure. Adsorbents constitutes of raw materials like silicate, coal, coconut and bauxite, which is utilized for manufacturing Adsorbents. Adsorbent is a chemical which is mostly utilized in purification process. This global report on Adsorbents market can be segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories:

Adsorbents Market - By Type

  • Molecular Sieves
  • Alumina Silica Gels
  • Activated Carbons
  • Activated Alumina
  • Activated Charcoal
  • Polymer Adsorbents
  • Zeolites
  • Activated Clay
  • Metal Oxides
  • Others

Molecular Sieves capture the largest shares as compared to remaining Adsorbents type, in global market. Molecular Sieves provides the, purpose of desiccants. Molecular Sieves has a lowest pore size, which allows tiny molecules to pass through it and is used to sustain state of dryness where ever it is placed area. It is also used in non-cryogenic production process of oxygen. Where Molecular sieves attain maximum purity of oxygen by adsorbing airborne present nitrogen molecules.

Activated Carbons are utilized in waste water treatments and exhaust emission of gases. Activated alumina is used in production process of hydrogen peroxide. Activated alumina Adsorbents, adsorbs injurious chemicals like fluoride, arsenic and elimination of sulfur in production process, as it acts as a catalyst medium.

Adsorbents Market - By Application

  • Gas Refining/ Gas Purification
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Petrochemicals
  • Water Treatment
  • Air Separation and Drying
  • Packaging
  • Refrigerants
  • Transformer Oils
  • Paper Coatings
  • Oil Refining
  • Nuclear Waste Remediation
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Removal
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RAC) Systems
  • Natural Gas
  • Sulphur Recovery
  • Chemical Removal
    • Fluoride
    • Arsenic
    • Acetylene
    • Trace
    • Oxygen
    • Others
  • Others

The Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals sector is expected to capture the major shares as compare with other applications in Adsorbents market, globally. Adsorbents are utilized to remove contaminants in Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals industry. Water, nitrogen, sulfur, acetylene and etc. are certain contaminants which are removed with help of Adsorbents.

In Gas Refining and Oil Refining industrial application, Adsorbents removes mercury, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, alcohol oxygenates, ethylene, butylene, propylene and various harmful solvents. In Natural Gas application, Adsorbents is used in dehydration treatment of natural gas liquids. Zeolite Adsorbents can remove or absorb, odor and taste from products used in personal care and hygiene. Air Separation & Drying, Adsorbents absorbs and removes carbon dioxide & Moisture present in air.  Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) removal, Adsorbents absorbs and removes harmful organic contaminants present in air of enclosed space, like office and rooms.  Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RAC) Systems, Adsorbents helps to improve the performance of RAC system and aids in cooling and heating operation conditions. 

Impact of COVID-19 on the Adsorbents Market

In December 2022, lockdowns were imposed by local governments to stop further spread of Covid-19 virus. In 2022, World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 as an epidemic. The supply chain and delivery of Adsorbents type such as Molecular Sieves, Alumina Silica Gels, Activated Carbons, Activated Alumina, Activated Charcoal, Polymer Adsorbents, Zeolites, Activated Clay, Metal Oxides and etc., were delayed by manufacturing units and transportation agents. As companies or manufacturing units were completely shut down and imposed traffic monitoring delayed the logistics of Adsorbents type. According to associated press releases, the Adsorbent market will rise further in coming times, as lockdown imposed is lifted off and availability of increased number of Covid-19 vaccines for general population has started. Till March 2022, WHO has authorized nine types of vaccines for usage which are Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Novavax, BioNTech and others.

Regional Analysis   

North America is expected to capture the largest shares in Adsorbents market, globally. USA and Canada have large natural gas presence in its land crust. This has increased the demand for Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals industry. Adsorbents like molecular sieve is used in removing contaminants from it. Europe region is anticipated to capture next most shares, in Adsorbents market, globally. The increased development for food & beverage industry along with pharmaceutical industry, in countries like Italy, Spain, UK, and France has generated rise in demand for Adsorbents. Alumina Silica Gels, Activated Clay, and Molecular Sieves are utilized in drying of F&B products and removal of contaminants in drug solvents. Asia-Pacific region, is anticipated to flourish further in global Adsorbents market. The increase of rise in population for countries like China and India, has generated more demand in packaging, Food and Oil & Gas refining industries. This is making a surge for Adsorbents in market, as all these industries utilizes it. The import of crude oil in countries like Japan, China, South Korea and India has boosted an opportunity for Adsorbents, as its usage in Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals sector is exceptional. 

Key Companies

The key players in contribution to Adsorbents Market, globally consists of many. Some of them include The Dow Chemical Company (U.S), WestRock (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Cabot Corporation (U.S.), Graver Technologies (U.S.), Arkema S.A (U.K.), Axens S.A (U.K.), W.R. Grace & Company (U.S.), Calgon Carbon Corporation (U.S.), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), Cabot Corporation (U.S.) and Clariant (Switzerland).  

Adsorbants Market – Forecast (2021-2026)

Chapter 1.           Adsorbants Market – Scope & Methodology

1.1.         Market Segmentation 

1.2.         Assumptions

1.3.         Research Methodology

1.4.         Primary Sources

1.5.         Secondary Sources

Chapter 2.           Adsorbants Market - Executive Summary

2.1.         Market Size & Forecast – (2021 – 2026) ($M/$B)

2.2.         Key Trends & Insights

2.3.         COVID-19 Impact Analysis

               2.3.1.     Impact during 2021 - 2026

               2.3.2.     Impact on Supply – Demand

               2.3.3.     Impact on Production Cost

               2.3.4.     Impact on Supply Chain

Chapter 3.           Adsorbants Market – Competition Scenario

3.1.         Market Share Analysis

3.2.         Product Benchmarking

3.3.         Competitive Strategy & Development Scenario

3.4.         Competitive Pricing Analysis

3.5.         Supplier – Distributor Analysis

Chapter 4.           Adsorbants Market Entry Scenario

4.1.         Case Studies – Start-up/Thriving Companies

4.2.         Regulatory Scenario - By Region

4.3.         Customer Analysis

4.4.         Porters Five Force Model

               4.4.1.     Bargaining Power of Suppliers

               4.4.2.     Bargaining Powers of Customers

               4.4.3.     Threat of New Entrants

               4.4.4.     Rivalry among Existing Players

               4.4.5.     Threat of Substitutes

Chapter 5.           Adsorbants Market Landscape

5.1.         Value Chain Analysis – Key Stakeholders Impact Analysis

5.2.         Market Drivers

5.3.         Market Restraints/Challenges

5.4.         Market Opportunities

Chapter 6.           Adsorbants Market, By Type - - Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights

6.1.         Molecular Sieves

6.2.         Alumina Silica Gels

6.3.         Activated Carbons

6.4.         Activated Alumina

6.5.         Activated Charcoal

6.6.         Polymer Adsorbants

6.7.         Zeolites

6.8.         Activated Clay

6.9.         Metal Oxides

6.10.      Others

Chapter 7.           Adsorbants Market, By Application - - Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights

7.1.         Gas Refining/ Gas Purification

7.2.         Petroleum Refining

7.3.         Petrochemicals

7.4.         Water Treatment

7.5.         Air Separation and Drying

7.6.         Packaging

7.7.         Refrigerants

7.8.         Transformer Oils

7.9.         Paper Coatings

7.10.      Oil Refining

7.11.      Nuclear Waste Remediation

7.12.      Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Removal

7.13.      Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RAC) Systems

7.14.      Natural Gas

7.15.      Sulphur Recovery

7.16.      Chemical Removal

               7.16.1.   Fluoride

               7.16.2.   Arsenic

               7.16.3.   Acetylene

               7.16.4.   Trace

               7.16.5.   Oxygen

               7.16.6.   Others

7.17.      Others

Chapter 8.           Adsorbants Market, By Geography - Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights

8.1.         North America

               8.1.1.     U.S.A

               8.1.2.     Canada

               8.1.3.     Mexico

8.2.         Europe

               8.2.1.     Italy

               8.2.2.     Spain

               8.2.3.     Russia

               8.2.4.     Germany

               8.2.5.     UK

               8.2.6.     France

               8.2.7.     Rest of Europe

8.3.         Asia Pacific

               8.3.1.     Japan

               8.3.2.     South Korea

               8.3.3.     China

               8.3.4.     India

               8.3.5.     Australia & New Zealand

               8.3.6.     Rest of Asia-Pacific

8.4.         Rest of the World

               8.4.1.     South America

               8.4.2.     Middle East

               8.4.3.     Africa

Chapter 9.           Adsorbants Market - Company Profiles – (Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, Developments)

9.1.         Company 1

9.2.         Company 2

9.3.         Company 3

9.4.         Company 4

9.5.         Company 5        

9.6.         Company 6

9.7.         Company 7

9.8.         Company 8

9.9.         Company 9

9.10.      Company 10

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