Palladium Catalyst Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Palladium Catalyst Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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Palladium catalyst is one of the precious metal catalysts used to increase the rate of chemical reaction without itself undergoing any change. The activity of palladium catalyst depends upon the volume of palladium present in the catalyst, method of depositing palladium, type of support, and distribution of palladium on the support. Palladium is obtained from ores in a mineral form. These ores are rare. Palladium catalyst is formed by depositing palladium salt from a solution onto a carrier. The salt is then treated with hydroxide or carbonate to eventually form metallic palladium. Metallic palladium is then deposited on the support. The carrier support can be based on activated carbons, alumina, silica, calcium carbonate, or zeolites in various shapes such as rings, pellets, extrudates, powders, and monoliths. The global palladium catalyst market can be segmented based on product type, carrier type, and application. Palladium catalyst is available as homogenous and heterogeneous palladium commercially. Homogeneous palladium catalyst is soluble in the reaction mixture and therefore can be adjusted to the desired catalytic process. Heterogeneous catalyst is defined as product whose phase differs from that of the reactants. Here, phase refers to the physical state such as solid, liquid, and gas.

Applications of palladium catalyst include petrochemical, pharmaceutical, automotive, agrochemicals, specialty chemicals, and flavors & fragrances. In the automotive industry, palladium catalyst is used in exhaust emission catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters. It is used to accelerate chemical reactions in manufacturing industries. Palladium is an established catalyst metal to manufacture various chemicals such as vinyl acetate monomer, hydrogen peroxide, methyl iso-butyl ketone, purified and terephtalic acid (pTA). Palladium catalysts are used in various catalytic processes, especially in hydrogenation processes. For instance, it is used in the production of hydrogen peroxide from alkylated anthraquinone. Palladium catalyst is used in coupling reactions, wherein two hydrocarbon fragments are coupled with a metal catalyst.

Palladium catalyst is expensive, as palladium is not available in large volumes on the earth. Spent palladium catalyst is regenerated using expensive technologies to get a product with good efficiency and one that can be used again. A small percentage of palladium is lost during the process of regeneration. This gap is filled up using new catalyst. Therefore, palladium catalyst can be new or a regenerated one with similar properties. Homogenous palladium catalyst is expected to account for larger share during the forecast period as it is used in chemical reactions such as carbonylation, coupling reaction, oxidation, and hydrosilylation.

The palladium catalyst market has been expanding due to its increasing usage in automotive applications due to substitution of palladium for platinum in diesel-engine vehicles. Government certification required for regeneration activity is hampering the market. This certification is required as palladium is a precious metal and the regeneration activity can release harmful gases in the atmosphere if proper care is not taken using high-end technologies. Government-authorized regenerators are preferred by end-users. However, unauthorized regenerators do exist in the market and are able to sustain due to the less processing charges quoted by them. A regenerator of palladium catalyst charges the end-user for a processing fee based on the concentration of palladium. The end-user benefits from the low processing fees.

Demand for palladium catalyst is expected to increase in Asia Pacific due to growth in automotive and chemical production in the region during the forecast period. The value chain in this industry consists of miners, catalyst producers, distributors, and regenerators. Major companies operating in global palladium catalyst market include Johnson Matthey, Heraeus, Evonik, BASF SE, Shanxi Kaida Chemical Engineering Co.Ltd, and Liming Research Institute of Chemical Industry.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

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  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

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  • A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
  • Important changes in market dynamics
  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
  • An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market   

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