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Attapulgite Market Size By Product (Colloidal, Sorptive), By End-User (Cat Litter Absorbent, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Paints & Coatings, Medical & Pharmaceutical): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021–2030

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Attapulgite is a clay mineral consisting of magnesium-aluminum silicate. It has a specialized laminated chain composition with crystalline lattice displacement and is normally available in colloidal and sorptive grade variants. It has a advanced water absorption capacity and is used to manufacture pharmaceutical drugs and anti-diarrhea medicines to take away acids and toxic substances in the stomach and digestive track. It is also used for purification of, vegetable and mineral oils and as a carrier for insecticides and fungicides. As a result, attapulgite finds large applications across assorted industries, including medical, chemical, cosmetic, oil and gas and paper.

COVID-19 Impact analysis

  • Covid-19 is the sole reason for many market downfall but in the case of attapulgite it was in the middle because of various reasons one of which is that attapulgite is one of those products which are used both in pharma & industrial operations. So from a pharma point of view it prospered because it is put in numerous amount of medicines and in the pandemic it was utilized fully as it acts as an absorbing agent and hence it prospered in the pharma segment.
  • However from an industrial point of view while in the pandemic most of the industries were totally at halt including oil and mining which were the industries where attapulgite was mostly utilized, so in that segment the market suffered an adverse impact of covid pandemic. While in this situation the attapuigite market still is in a better condition because it is a very diversified product and is used in many different segments from pharmaceutical, to person care care products to fire repelants, because of these properties it has sustained itself during the course of the pandemic

Top Impacting Factors

The global attapulgite market is driven by many factors that are supplementing the demand growth. Growth in drilling activities all around the world due to increasing construction and oil & gas industries will massively benefit the market of attapulgite. Its fantastic suspending qualities finds usage in salt infected mud for offshore drilling activities. It is used to trim down the slurry weight and increase the slurry volume. Nevertheless, rigorous mining laws in the U.S. added with environmental norms, land policies, waste disposal, and substance toxicities are few of the component that may limit the growth of the market during forecast time.

Attapulgite supported suspending agent is hugely compatible with slurries with flake-type materials, granular and fibrous. Colloidal grade attapulgite is most commonly used in suspension, binding, and support applications in sealants, drilling muds, liquid detergents, suspension fertilizers, liquid pesticides, caulks, animal feed, and adhesives, which will further boost the demand of the attapulgite market.

Market Trends

  • The largest utilization of attapulgite till recent years was as a cat litter absorbent. The second largest application of the attapulgite is in the oil and gas industry, because the offshore oil and gas drilling activities in North America. In the construction sector, the attapulgite market is to grow, because the Rising construction activities in developing economies as part of the infrastructure development plan is expected to result in rising demand for paintings & coatings. Also, the attapulgite market is enhanced to grow on account of the cosmetics, paper and chemical industries.
  • Increasing drilling activities in the Middle East and African countries will surely propel the attapulgite market in the region in the coming times. Also, industrial advancements in Asia-Pacific nations will improve the product demand, which is observing increasing application in industrial cleaning, floor absorbents, anti-caking agents, and as a additive to dry fire extinguisher powders.
  • When seeing from the aspect of geography, the market for attapulgite is anticipated to witness substantial opportunities from North America and Asia-Pacific because of the the rapid industrialization and the massive activities related to oil and gas drilling and exploration in the respective regions.
  • Active Minerals and BASF are anticipated hold sway the market through strategic process enhancements, rise in production capacities, and acquisitions. BASF, for instance, stated the completion of investments to spread out the milling and product packaging capabilities for coarse and fine gel materials in August 2016.

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  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the attapulgite market industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the attapulgite market market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed from 2020 to 2028 to highlight the attapulgite market market growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
  • The report provides a detailed attapulgite market market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years

Questions answered in the attapulgite market Report

  • Who are the leading market players active in the attapulgite market market?
  • What current trends will influence the market in the next few years?
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  • What future projections would help in taking further strategic steps?

Key Market Segments

Segments Sub-segments
By Product
  • Colloidal
  • Sorptive
By End User
  • Cat Litter Absorbent
  • Oil & Gas
  • Agriculture
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical
By Region
  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

  • Active Minerals
  • Oil-Dri
  • Geohellas
  • Hudson Resources Ltd.
  • Tolsa
  • Active Minerals International LLC
  • MYTA a SAMCA Group Company
  • Sun Silicates (Pty) Ltd.
  • Sepiolsa
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