Poly Aluminum Chloride Market (By Form: Solid, Liquid; By Basicity: Low (below 10%), Medium (50%-70%), High (above 83%); By End-User: Water treatment, Pulp & Paper, Textiles, Oil & gas, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast 2021 - 2028

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The global poly aluminum chloride market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 3.8% from 2021 to 2028 and expected to reach the market value of around US$ 4.5 Bn by 2028.

Poly Aluminum Chloride Market

Poly aluminum chloride is a yellow-colored acidic solution that is classified as corrosive at higher concentrations. Furthermore, it is miscible with water at all concentrations, though dilute solutions hydrolyze to form aluminum hydroxide. Furthermore, poly aluminum chloride is not a single product, but a group of polymers distinguished by their strength and basicity, which provides an indication of the polymeric composition of PAC.

Report coverage

Market Poly Aluminum Chloride Market
Analysis Period 2017 - 2028
Base Year 2020
Forecast Data 2021 - 2028
Segments Covered By Form, By Basicity, By End User, and By Region
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
Key Companies Profiled Kemira Oyj, Grasim Industries Limited, Central Glass Co., Ltd., USALCO, LLC, Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited, Henan Aierfuke Chemicals Co., Ltd., De Dietrich Process Systems, Inc., Gongyi Filter Industry Co., Ltd., Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd., and among others
Report Coverage
Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Competitive Analysis, Player Profiling, Regulation Analysis
Customization Scope 10 hrs of free customization and expert consultation


Market Drivers

Poly aluminum chloride (PAC) for water treatment plant bolsters the growth of the global market

Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) has largely recommended consistent coagulation with poly aluminum chloride against the threat of Cryptosporidium, according to a report released by Swimming.org. PAC, like other coagulants, extracts and then clumps together dissolved, colloidal, and suspended matter. The basicity of PAC is an important property. The basicity of PAC products can range between 5% and 65%. In general, the higher the basicity, the higher content of polymer, and greater the cationic charge density and efficiency. Higher basicity products contain less aluminum but are more efficient in water clarification (specifically turbidity/suspended solids removal). Such factors have a positive impact on the growth of the global poly aluminum chloride market.

Poly aluminum chloride (PAC) in pulp and paper industry gained significant attention in the worldwide market thereby stimulating overall growth worldwide

According to a World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology report, pulp and paper mill effluent is one of the most polluting effluents obtained from polluting industries. All of the treatment options available for the treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent have drawbacks. Coagulation is one of the cheapest methods for treating various organic effluents. Under the coagulation process, the removal of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and color of paper mill effluent is studied. For the record, extensive research concluded that poly aluminum chloride (PAC) as a coagulant reduces COD to 84% and color removal to 92% at an optimum pH of 5. Such factors will help the global PAC market grow in the coming years.

Market Segmentation

The global poly aluminum chloride market is segmented as form, basicity, and end-user. Based on form, the market is bifurcated into solid and liquid. For basicity, the market is segregated as low (below 10%), medium (50%-70%), and high (above 83%). By end-user, the market is segmented as water treatment, pulp & paper, textiles, oil & gas, and others.

Poly Aluminum Chloride Market By Type 2021 - 2028

In terms of form, the liquid segment will dominate the poly aluminum chloride market during the forecast period. Poly aluminum chloride solution is a colorless and odorless liquid that functions as a powerful coagulant. The product is well suited for a wide range of industrial applications, including use as a flocculent in water purification and treatment of portable and waste water. Furthermore, liquid poly aluminum chloride has a wide range of applications in the paper and pulp industries. Such factors are responsible for segmental growth, which in turn contributes to the overall growth of the global poly aluminum chloride market.

According to basicity, the high (above 83%) basicity poly aluminum chloride segment will experience attributable CAGR in the coming years. Because poly aluminum chloride has high basicity of more than or equal to 83%, it reduces the residual aluminum content of drinking water. Furthermore, high basicity PAC products have been optimized for particle removal by controlling AI species formation in the coagulant. Such factors have a positive impact on segmental growth, which in turn contributes to the overall market growth of the poly aluminum chloride market.

Water treatment has held the dominating share of the end-user market in the past and is expected to do so again during the forecast period. According to the Programme Solidarité-Eau (PSEAU) report, the vast majority of PAC produced is used in portable water applications, with some also used in industrial waste treatment and very little used in sewage treatment. Aluminum sulphate is also replacing PACS for the following reasons: lower dosage requirement, no need for any neutralizing agent (soda, lime), shorter flocculation time, and small amount of sludge required, and reduced number of backwashing steps. Furthermore, because the product is much less acidic than aluminum sulphate, it has little or no effect on the pH of the water to which it is added. Such factors strongly support segmental growth, which in turn contributes to global market growth.

Regional Overview

Asia Pacific dominates the poly aluminum chloride market by recording highest revenue share

Asia Pacific dominated the market in 2020 and is expected to maintain this dominance throughout the forecast period. The presence of major players in this region is one of the key factors that contribute to the eventual growth of poly aluminum chloride in APAC provinces, thereby stimulating the overall market. Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Limited (KCI), one of the leading Indian manufacturers of chemical intermediates, recently announced the commissioning of a poly aluminum chloride plant in India. The unit will be able to produce approximately 60,000 tonnes of poly aluminum chloride for water treatment each year.

Poly Aluminum Chloride Market By Region 2021 - 2028

Europe, on the other hand, has experienced consistent growth in terms of CAGR for the poly aluminum chloride market and is expected to continue at this rate throughout the forecast period. New eco-innovative drinking water treatment required in the EU necessitates the production of poly aluminum chloride, which is one of the key factors driving the overall market growth. According to a report released by the EUROPEAN COMMISSION - CINEA - D2, Europe currently produces 44,000 million m3/year of drinking water. Inorganic poly aluminum coagulants (PAC) are required for purification in drinking water treatment plants. 

Competitive Landscape

The prominent players of the global poly aluminum chloride market involve Kemira Oyj, Grasim Industries Limited, Central Glass Co., Ltd., USALCO, LLC, Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited, Henan Aierfuke Chemicals Co., Ltd., De Dietrich Process Systems, Inc., Gongyi Filter Industry Co., Ltd., Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd., and among others

Market Segmentation

Market By Form

Solid
Liquid

Market By Basicity

Low (below 10%)
Medium (50%-70%)
High (above 83%)

Market By End-User

Water treatment
Pulp & paper
Textiles
Oil & gas
Others

Market By Geography

North America
•    U.S.
•    Canada

Europe
•    U.K.
•    Germany
•    France
•    Spain
•    Rest of Europe

Asia-Pacific
•    China
•    Japan
•    India
•    Australia
•    South Korea
•    Rest of Asia-Pacific

Latin America
•    Brazil 
•    Mexico
•    Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa
•    GCC
•    South Africa
•    Rest of Middle East & Africa


Frequently Asked Questions

Poly aluminum chloride market is expected to reach a market value of around US$ 4.5 Bn by 2028.

The poly aluminum chloride market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 3.8% from 2021 to 2028.

Based on form, liquid segment is the leading segment in the overall market.

Rising application of waste water treatment is one of the prominent factors that drive the demand for poly aluminum chloride market.

Kemira Oyj, Grasim Industries Limited, Central Glass Co., Ltd., USALCO, LLC, Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited, Henan Aierfuke Chemicals Co., Ltd., De Dietrich Process Systems, Inc., Gongyi Filter Industry Co., Ltd., Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd., and among others.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to grab the highest market share in the regional market

Europe is expected to be the fastest growing market in the forthcoming years

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