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Global Chelating Agents Market: By Type: Biodegradable, Non-Biodegradable; By Application: Pulp and Paper, Cleaning, Water Treatment, Agrochemicals, Personal Care, Others; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2017-2027); Market Dynamics: SWOT Analysis; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Chelating Agents Market Outlook

The global chelating agents market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% during the period 2022-2027. Chelating agents may be natural or synthetic organic compounds employed for industrial, medical and biological applications. These aid the digestion process in humans as well as animals, and help in transportation of nutrients in plants. North America, Europe and Asia are expected to be key markets.

 

Global Market Likely to be Driven by Applications in Sectors Including Food, Pharma, Personal Care, Cleaning, Agriculture, and Pulp & Paper

A chelating agent refers to a chemical compound that reacts with metal ions to create stable, water-soluble metal complexes. The agent reorganizes the metal's chemical composition and enhances the metal's general stability and possibility to bond with other substances. Applications of chelating agents include medical, scale removal, water treatment, corrosion control, etc. Chelating agents are also called chelants, chelators or sequestering agents. A chelating agent's molecules create multiple bonds to a metal ion and stop the metal from reacting as it normally would. Bonding to metal ions re-arranges ions' core structure and chemical structure. Chemical structures in several metals closely resemble chains. Chelators attach to the ends of these chain-like structures to create a stable ring capable of moving easily through different environments.

 

Multiple Applications of Chelating Agents Expected to Stimulate Global Chelating Agents Market

Chelating agents are used in detergents, industrial cleaners, food industry, paper industry, photography, metal treatment, polymer processing, agriculture, textile processing, etc.

In boilers, chelating agents are employed to dissolve common types of scale during ordinary operations; chelates deliver effective online and offline scale removal in boilers.

Surface active chelates are employed as corrosion inhibitors to create insoluble surface chelates (compounds made of the chelating agent and the metal ion).

 

Benefits Afforded by Chelating Agents Expected to Boost Global Chelating Agents Market

Benefits of chelates include:

Reduced downtime - Unregulated metal ions (iron, copper, manganese, calcium, etc.) in a product or process could accelerate chemical reactions leading to loss of product and equipment downtime. Heavy metal chelating agents can help prevent such loss and downtime.

Enhanced quality and sustainability of operations - Chelates may be added to completed consumer products and in processes to tackle issues caused by metal ions, including discolouration, precipitation, degradation, emulsion instability and rancidity. These could also address scaling, degradation, and unwanted chemical reactions to enhance overall operational sustainability.

Superior performance, reduced costs - Chelates may be employed to increase the performance of products such as vitamins and plant micronutrients, and household, industrial and institutional cleaners. Chelates effective at significantly low concentrations can lower operating and material costs.

 

Different Types of Chelates Offer Greater Choice and More Uses

Types of chelates include EDTA (widely used; strong, cost-effective and general purpose chelating agent), GLDA (a safe and easily biodegradable chelate, capable of being used as an alternative for NTA,EDTA, phosphates and phosphonates, particularly in cleaning applications), MGDA (a safe and easily biodegradable strong chelate, may be employed as an alternative to NTA, EDTA, phosphates and phosphonates, particularly in short contact time cleaning applications), Glucoheptonate (a biodegradable chelate based on a carbohydrate; shows exceptional chelating capability for iron hydroxides and other transition metal ions at high pH),  EDG (an easily biodegradable chelate, effective when a relatively weak chelate may be used), DTPA (suggested when an exceptionally strong chelate is required, like during peroxide bleaching of pulp; particularly fit for descaling in oilfield applications), HEDTA    (a  chelate similar in efficacy to EDTA, considered less hazardous; especially useful when high solubility is required at low pH and for stabilizing iron ions at high pH).

 

Eco-friendly Solutions Likely to Drive Global Chelating Agents Market

Environmentally-friendly solutions are expected to be in greater demand. For example, in the EU, the conventional chelate nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) is subject to harmonized classification in accordance with the CLP Regulation. The classification leads to a rising demand for more eco-friendly alternatives.

 

Market Segmentation

By type, the market is segmented into:

  • Biodegradable (further broken down by type as given below):
    • EDDS
    • NTA
    • IDS
    • GLDA
    • MGDA
    • Sodium Gluconate
    • Others
  • Non-Biodegradable (further broken down by type as given below):
    • EDTA
    • DTPA
    • Phosphates and Phosphonates
    • Others

By application, the market is divided into:

  • Pulp and Paper
  • Cleaning
  • Water Treatment
  • Agrochemicals
  • Personal Care
  • Others

By region, the market is divided into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

 

Key Industry Players in the Global Chelating Agents Market

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the market, looking into their capacity, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • BASF SE
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Nouryon
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
  • Others

The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the industry by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2021
Historical Period 2017-2021
Forecast Period 2022-2027
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Type
  • Application
  • Region
Breakup by Type
  • Biodegradable
    • EDDS
    • NTA
    • IDS
    • GLDA
    • MGDA
    • Sodium Gluconate
    • Others
  • Non-Biodegradable
    • EDTA
    • DTPA
    • Phosphates and Phosphonates
    • Others
Breakup by Application
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Cleaning
  • Water Treatment
  • Agrochemicals
  • Personal Care
  • Others
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT
  • Porter's Five Forces
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • BASF SE
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Nouryon
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
  • Others
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1    Preface  
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Market Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Chelating Agents Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Chelating Agents Historical Market (2017-2021) 
    8.3    Global Chelating Agents Market Forecast (2022-2027)
    8.4    Global Chelating Agents Market by Type
        8.4.1    Biodegradable
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
            8.4.1.4    Breakup by Type
                8.4.1.4.1    EDDS
                8.4.1.4.2    NTA
                8.4.1.4.3    IDS
                8.4.1.4.4    GLDA
                8.4.1.4.5    MGDA
                8.4.1.4.6    Sodium Gluconate
                8.4.1.4.7    Others
        8.4.2    Non-Biodegradable
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
            8.4.2.4    Breakup by Type
                8.4.2.4.1    EDTA
                8.4.2.4.2    DTPA
                8.4.2.4.3    Phosphates and Phosphonates
                8.4.2.4.4    Others
    8.5    Global Chelating Agents Market by Application
        8.5.1    Pulp and Paper
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.2    Cleaning
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.3    Water Treatment
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.4    Agrochemicals
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.5    Personal Care
            8.5.5.1    Market Share
            8.5.5.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.5.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.6    Others
    8.6    Global Chelating Agents Market by Region
        8.6.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.1    North America
            8.6.1.2    Europe
            8.6.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.6.1.4    Latin America
            8.6.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country
            9.2.3.1    United Kingdom
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Competitive Landscape

    12.1    Market Structure
    12.2    Company Profiles
        12.2.1    BASF SE
            12.2.1.1    Company Overview
            12.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.1.4    Certifications
        12.2.2    The Dow Chemical Company
            12.2.2.1    Company Overview
            12.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.2.4    Certifications
        12.2.3    Nouryon
            12.2.3.1    Company Overview
            12.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.3.4    Certifications
        12.2.4    Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
            12.2.4.1    Company Overview
            12.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.4.4    Certifications
        12.2.5    Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
            12.2.5.1    Company Overview
            12.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.5.4    Certifications
        12.2.6    Others
13    Industry Events and Developments

 

List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Chelating Agents Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2027
2.    Global Chelating Agents Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2017-2021
3.    Global Chelating Agents Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2022-2027
4.    Global Chelating Agents Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2017-2021
5.    Global Chelating Agents Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2022-2027
6.    Global Chelating Agents Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2017-2021
7.    Global Chelating Agents Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2022-2027
8.    North America Chelating Agents Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
9.    North America Chelating Agents Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
10.    Europe Chelating Agents Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
11.    Europe Chelating Agents Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
12.    Asia Pacific Chelating Agents Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
13.    Asia Pacific Chelating Agents Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
14.    Latin America Chelating Agents Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
15.    Latin America Chelating Agents Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
16.    Middle East and Africa Chelating Agents Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
17.    Middle East and Africa Chelating Agents Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
18.    Global Chelating Agents Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global chelating agents market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% between 2022 and 2027.

The major drivers of the market include rapidly increasing urbanisation, accelerated population, industrialisation, increasing demand for graphic and tissue papers, and rising public concerns over environmental pollution.

The increasing demand for chelating agents in pulp and paper, agrochemicals, and detergent applications and rising awareness among consumers regarding homecare products are the key industry trends propelling the market's growth.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The various types of chelating agents in the market are biodegradable and non-biodegradable. Biodegradable is further broken down into EDDS, NTA, IDS, GLDA, MGDA, and sodium gluconate, among others, while non-biodegradable is divided into EDTA, DTPA, and phosphates and phosphonates, among others.

The product finds wide applications in pulp and paper, cleaning, water treatment, agrochemicals, and personal care, among others.

The major players in the industry include BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Nouryon, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, and Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., among others.

Analyst Review

The global chelating agents market was driven by the increasing demand for chelating agents in pulp and paper, agrochemicals, and detergent applications in the historical period. Aided by rising public concerns over environmental pollution and rising awareness among consumers regarding homecare products, the market is expected to witness further growth in the forecast period of 2022-2027, growing at a CAGR of 3.8%.

EMR's meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. The various types of chelating agents in the market are biodegradable and non-biodegradable. Biodegradable is further broken down into EDDS, NTA, IDS, GLDA, MGDA, and sodium gluconate, among others, while non-biodegradable is divided into EDTA, DTPA, and phosphates and phosphonates, among others. The major application sectors of the product include pulp and paper, cleaning, water treatment, agrochemicals, and personal care, among others. The major regional markets for chelating agents market are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The major players in the industry are BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Nouryon, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, and Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., among others.

EMR's research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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