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Global Flocculants Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029

  • Chemical and Materials
  • Upcoming Report
  • May 2022
  • Global
  • 350 Pages
  • No of Tables: 220
  • No of Figures: 60

Global Flocculants Market, By Type (Synthetic Flocculants, Natural Flocculants, Mineral Flocculants), Category (Anionic, Cationic, Non-Ionic, Others), Application (Water Treatment, Oil and Gas, Minerals Extraction, Paper, Others) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029

Flocculants Market

Market Analysis and Size

The global flocculants market has seen a significant shift away from traditional chemical flocculants like alum and ferric chloride and toward natural alternatives derived from plants. As a result, demand for natural chemicals has increased significantly in recent years, the market is expected to continue over the forecast period. 

Global Flocculants Market was valued at USD 864.00 million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 1599.20 million by 2029, registering a CAGR of 8.00% during the forecast period of 2022-2029. In addition to the market insights such as market value, growth rate, market segments, geographical coverage, market players, and market scenario, the market report curated by the Data Bridge Market Research team also includes in-depth expert analysis, import/export analysis, pricing analysis, production consumption analysis, and climate chain scenario.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2022 to 2029

Base Year


Historic Years

2020 (Customizable to 2014 - 2019)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

By Type (Synthetic Flocculants, Natural Flocculants, Mineral Flocculants), Category (Anionic, Cationic, Non-Ionic, Others), Application (Water Treatment, Oil and Gas, Minerals Extraction, Paper, Others)

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa

Market Players Covered

SNF (France), Kemira OYJ (Finland), BASF SE (Germany), Solenis (U.S.), Buckman (U.S.), Feralco AB (Sweden), Suez (France), Ixom (Australia), Kurita Water Industries Ltd. (Japan), General Electric (U.S.),  Ashland. (U.S.), SOLVAY (Belgium), Covestro AG (Germany), Kemira (Finland), Ecolab (U.S.), Dow (U.S.), Akzonobel N.V. (Netherlands) and Huntsman International LLC (U.S.)

Market Opportunities

  • Introduction of low free monomer prepolymers
  • Manufacturers are encouraged to develop new products

Market Definition

Flocculants, also known as flocking agents, are synthetic substances that aid in the formation of flocs by causing colloids and other suspended particles in fluids to congregate and form a floc. Water treatment processes use flocculants to increase the sedimentation or filterability of small particles. Flocculants act by bringing together destabilized particles, causing them to clump together and fall out of the solution. Activated silica, colloidal clays (such as bentonite), and a few metallic hydroxides with a complicated structure are some of the most often utilized flocculants for water treatment (alum, ferric hydroxide, among others).

Flocculants Market Dynamics

This section deals with understanding the market drivers, advantages, opportunities, restraints and challenges. All of this is discussed in detail as below:


  • High Demand of  Flocculants for Various Applications

The development of this technology is being driven by rising demand for water treatment and stricter laws surrounding wastewater disposal. Chemical firms are required to properly dispose of wastewater by following specific criteria, which is driving up demand in this sector. These are also used in a variety of industries, including as oil and gas, food and beverage, and power generation. In power production applications, flocculation for algae removal is critical. Increasing oilfield explorations and innovations in the oil and gas industry are driving an increase in flocculation applications for liquid-solid particle separation.

Flocculants are also beneficial in the treatment of waste from tanneries, insecticides, pigments, and dyes, as well as other effluents containing significant suspended particles. Cationic flocculants are increasingly being used to remediate wastewater in the food and beverage industry. They are used to remove red mud from minerals during the treatment process in mining and excavation applications. The flocculants sector is predicted to benefit from increased demand for particular formulations in emerging nations.


  • Product Development and Research and Development

Furthermore, manufacturers have been encouraged to develop innovative bio flocculants developments which is anticipated to generate growth opportunities to the market. Moreover, the various research and development activities within the field are also expected to offer enormous growth opportunities for the flocculants market players.


  • Alternative Technologies and Stringent Regulations

The development of alternative water treatment technologies is estimated to hamper the market growth over the forecasted period. Moreover, the strict regulations on use of chemicals in water treatment is estimated to restrict the overall growth of the market over the forecasted period.

  • Requirement of Eco-Friendly Products

The growing need for eco-friendly products formula is estimated to have a negative impact and is expected to slow market growth over the forecast period. Therefore, this factor will challenge the flocculants market growth rate.

This flocculants market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the flocculants market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

COVID-19 Impact on Flocculants Market

The recent outbreak of coronavirus had a negative impact on the flocculants market. Almost all major countries experienced a drop in economic development as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, altering consumer spending patterns. National and international transportation have been hampered as a result of the lockdown, which has had a substantial impact on the supply chain of multiple businesses around the world, exacerbating the supply–demand gap. Investment losses, liquidity shortages, labor shortages, supply chain constraints, and overall global economic uncertainty are all affecting the industrial sector's growth. As a result, insufficient raw material supply is predicted to slow the production rate of flocculants, reducing market growth.

However, many countries, including India, China, and the U.S., have opened their economies in recent months, and industrial activities have resumed, albeit with a limited workforce and materials. As most economies have begun to open, industrial output is expected to rebound. COVID-19 has had a negative impact on sales volume for cast elastomer manufacturers in the first and second quarters of 2020. Major market players are reducing the risk by concentrating on local management and pursuing untapped market opportunities.

Global Flocculants Market Scope

The flocculants market is segmented on the basis of type, category and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.


  • Synthetic Flocculants
  • Natural Flocculants
  • Mineral Flocculants


  • Anionic
  • Cationic
  • Non-Ionic
  • Others


  • Water Treatment
  • Oil and Gas
  • Minerals Extraction
  • Paper
  • Others

Flocculants Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The flocculants market is analyzed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, type, category and application as referenced above.

The countries covered in the flocculants market report are U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America.

Asia-Pacific dominates the flocculants market in terms of market share and market revenue and will continue to flourish its dominance during the forecast period of 2022-2029. The market growth over this region is attributed to the rising demand from expanding chemical industries.

North America on the other hand, is estimated to show lucrative growth over the forecast period of 2022-2029, due to the increasing demand from oil and gas industries in the region.

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.   

Competitive Landscape and Flocculants Market Share Analysis

The flocculants market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to flocculants market.

Some of the major players operating in the flocculants market are

  • SNF (France)
  • Kemira OYJ (Finland)
  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • Solenis (U.S.)
  • Buckman (U.S.)
  • Feralco AB (Sweden)
  • Suez (France)
  • Ixom (Australia)
  • Kurita Water Industries Ltd. (Japan).
  • General Electric (U.S.)
  •  Ashland. (U.S.)
  •  SOLVAY (Belgium)
  • Covestro AG (Germany)
  • Kemira (Finland)
  •  Ecolab (U.S.)
  • Dow (U.S.)
  • Akzonobel N.V. (Netherlands)
  • Huntsman International LLC (U.S.)


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