Imerys SA, Dicalite Management Group Inc., EP Minerals, Showa Chemicals Industry Co. Ltd., and Calgon Carbon Corporation, among others are the key players in the global diatomite market.
The global diatomite market reached a volume of about 2.30 MMT in 2021. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of about 3.1% in the forecast period of 2022-2027 to reach a volume of around 2.76 MMT by 2027. As per the analysis by Expert Market Research, the market is expected to be driven by the rising production of diatomite in the United States and its applications in filtration, crop protection, and as an additive.
Diatomite is the sedimentary rock made up of the fossilised skeletons of single-celled aquatic algae called diatoms. The growing demand for diatomite comes from end-user sectors such as crop protection chemicals, water treatment, and absorbents. Diatomite is also used for the transportation of nitroglycerin, filtering mediums, and classical thermal cookers. This has further aided the growth of the market.
Countries including China, Denmark, the United States, Japan, Mexico, and others have been major diatomite producers in recent years. North America is an important market for businesses all around the world. Due to significant demand from the water treatment, crop protection chemicals, and abrasive industries, the United States has seen the biggest demand for diatomite. The diatomite market in Asia Pacific is predicted to grow rapidly due to increased demand from the medical and healthcare industries, crop protection chemicals, and industrial applications in the region.
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Imerys S.A. is a French multinational company that specialises in the production and processing of industrial minerals. It delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a great number of industries, ranging from process manufacturing to consumer goods. It is the world’s leading diatomite producer. Imerys harnesses the specific properties of diatomite to serve agriculture, cosmetics, paints, coatings, construction, pharmaceutical, plastics, rubber, polish, and oil spill applications.
|Headquarters:||Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States|
Dicalite Management Group is an international industrial minerals company with a unique multi-mineral platform including perlite, vermiculite, and diatomite. It sells diatomite under the product name Dicalite. The company provides diatomite for filtration, cement, fillers, absorbents, soil amendments, natural insecticides, abrasive, agricultural and polishing applications.
|Headquarters:||Reno, Nevada, United States|
EP Minerals is owned by US Silica, which is an industrial minerals company that produces silica sand, frac sand, ground silica, and speciality minerals. EP Minerals mines, manufactures, and produces diatomite, perlite, and clay products. The company’s high quality Celatom diatomite deposits consist exclusively of freshwater diatoms with up to 98% of the Aulacoseira species. This diatomite is a high-performance filter aid and is ideal for a multitude of functional additive applications.
Showa Chemicals is the leading producer of diatomite and perlite in Japan. The company continuously improves its technology, so as to enhance its product performance and quality. Showa produces diatomite from the massive diatomite deposits, which is then used for its Radiolite filter aids.
|Headquarters:||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
Calgon Carbon is an acknowledged leader in the activated carbon and reactivation industry for many liquid and vapor phase applications, and has expertise in ultraviolet disinfection and oxidation, ion exchange technology, and ballast water treatment. The company transforms diatomite into a highly porous white or pink powder, marketed under the trade name Clarcel, which is then further used in paints and coatings, filter aids, plastics, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and paper.
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