1 INTRODUCTION 14
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 14
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 14
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 15
1.4 PERIODIZATION CONSIDERED 16
1.5 CURRENCY CONSIDERED 16
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 17

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 18
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 18
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 19
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 19
2.1.2.1 Key industry insights 19
2.1.2.2 Breakdown of primary interviews 20
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 20
2.3 DATA TRIANGULATION 23
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 24
2.5 LIMITATIONS 25

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 26

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 30
4.1 OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FERTILIZER CATALYSTS MARKET 30
4.2 FERTILIZER CATALYSTS MARKET, BY METAL GROUP 31
4.3 ASIA PACIFIC: FERTILIZER CATALYSTS MARKET, BY FERTILIZER PRODUCTION PROCESS & KEY COUNTRY 32
4.4 FERTILIZER CATALYSTS MARKET, BY FERTILIZER APPLICATION & REGION 33
4.5 FERTILIZER CATALYSTS MARKET, BY KEY COUNTRY 34

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 35
5.1 INTRODUCTION 35
5.2 MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 35
5.2.1 INCREASING PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR FERTILIZERS 35
5.2.2 FLUCTUATING PRICES OF NATURAL GAS 37
5.3 MARKET DYNAMICS 39
5.3.1 DRIVERS 39
5.3.1.1 Growing need for efficient fertilizer production across the globe 39
5.3.1.1.1 Increased output and conversion rate 40
5.3.1.2 Control of emissions from fertilizers 40
5.3.2 RESTRAINTS 42
5.3.2.1 Long replacement period for catalyst membranes could restrain the market growth 42
5.3.2.2 Rising growth opportunity for organic fertilizers 42
5.3.3 OPPORTUNITIES 43
5.3.3.1 Global growth in fertilizer consumption is expected to boost new plant commissions and upgradations 43
5.3.3.1.1 Upgradation to natural gas-based feedstock for fertilizer production is expected to fuel the growth of new catalytic unit installments 44
5.3.3.2 Technological advancements 45
5.3.3.2.1 Strong R&D activities to reduce the cost of catalysts 45
5.3.3.2.2 High growth in R&D activity to improve the quality and functionality of catalysts 45
5.3.4 CHALLENGES 46
5.3.4.1 Uncomplimentary commodity prices and lower farm incomes 46
5.4 PATENT ANALYSIS 47
5.5 REGULATORY FRAMEWORK 49
5.5.1 INTRODUCTION 49
5.5.2 RULES ON FERTILIZER PRODUCTION 49
5.5.3 STANDARDIZATION ON GHG EMISSIONS 50
5.5.4 RECOVERY OF SPENT CATALYSTS 51

6 FERTILIZER CATALYSTS MARKET, BY FERTILIZER PRODUCTION PROCESS 52
6.1 INTRODUCTION 53
6.2 HABER-BOSCH PROCESS 54
6.2.1 APPROXIMATELY 80% OF THE ENTIRE AMMONIA PRODUCED BY HABER-BOSCH PROCESS IS USED IN THE FERTILIZER INDUSTRY 54
6.3 CONTACT PROCESS 56
6.3.1 SULFURIC ACID IS THE MOST PRODUCED CHEMICAL IN THE US 56
6.4 OTHER PROCESSES 57

7 FERTILIZER CATALYSTS MARKET, BY METAL GROUP 58
7.1 INTRODUCTION 59
7.2 BASE METALS 60
7.2.1 LOWER COST OF BASE METALS IS THE MAJOR FACTOR FOR ITS HIGH DEMAND FROM FERTILIZER MANUFACTURERS 60
7.3 PRECIOUS METALS 62
7.3.1 INHERENT CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF PRECIOUS METALS PROVIDE HIGHER SELECTIVITY AND STABILITY DURING REACTIONS 62

8 FERTILIZER CATALYSTS MARKET, BY FERTILIZER APPLICATION 65
8.1 INTRODUCTION 66
8.2 NITROGENOUS FERTILIZERS 67
8.2.1 RISING AWARENESS ON GHG EMISSIONS FROM AMMONIA PLANTS HAS BOOSTED THE GROWTH RATE OF CATALYSTS FOR AMMONIA PRODUCTION 67
8.3 PHOSPHATIC FERTILIZERS 68
8.3.1 HEAVY DEPENDENCY OF PHOSPHATIC FERTILIZERS ON THE OIL INDUSTRY HAS BEEN HAMPERING THE GROWTH OF THESE FERTILIZERS 68

9 FERTILIZER CATALYSTS MARKET, BY REGION 70
9.1 INTRODUCTION 71
9.2 NORTH AMERICA 72
9.2.1 US 75
9.2.1.1 Increase in the ammonia production capacity is projected to boost the market growth 75
9.2.2 CANADA 76
9.2.2.1 The increasing expansion of ammonia-based fertilizer plants to strengthen the demand for catalysts 76
9.2.3 MEXICO 77
9.2.3.1 Fertilizer production in the country is driven by the increasing fertilizer consumption for grain crops 77
9.3 EUROPE 78
9.3.1 RUSSIA 80
9.3.1.1 Largest producer of fertilizers due to the huge reserves of sulfur, ammonia, and phosphate rocks 80
9.3.2 NETHERLANDS 82
9.3.2.1 Second largest nitrogenous fertilizer producer in Europe 82
9.3.3 POLAND 83
9.3.3.1 Haber-Bosch process dominated the market due to the high production of ammonia-based fertilizers 83
9.3.4 REST OF EUROPE 84
9.4 ASIA PACIFIC 85
9.4.1 CHINA 88
9.4.1.1 Dominance due to high fertilizer production and rising investments in efficient catalyst membranes to control emissions 88
9.4.2 INDIA 90
9.4.2.1 Strong demand due to upgradation of ammonia plants with natural gas-based feedstock 90
9.4.3 INDONESIA 91
9.4.3.1 Indonesia, being the fifth-largest producer and sixth-largest exporter of ammonia, is expected to experience increased demand for fertilizer catalysts 91
9.4.4 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC 92
9.5 SOUTH AMERICA 94
9.5.1 BRAZIL 96
9.5.1.1 Brazil contributes to approximately 60% of the South American fertilizer production 96
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9.5.2 ARGENTINA 98
9.5.2.1 With the recent import duty posed on phosphate fertilizers, production is estimated to grow in Argentina 98
9.5.3 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA 99
9.6 REST OF THE WORLD (ROW) 100
9.6.1 MIDDLE EAST 102
9.6.1.1 Large reserves of sulfur and natural gas reflect higher fertilizer production in the region 102
9.6.2 AFRICA 103
9.6.2.1 Increase in the number of fertilizer production plants fuels the demand for fertilizer catalysts 103

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 104
10.1 INTRODUCTION 104
10.2 COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING 104
10.2.1 VISIONARY LEADERS 104
10.2.2 PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATORS 104
10.2.3 VALUE CHAIN BUILDERS 105
10.2.4 EMERGING PATHFINDERS 105
10.3 MARKET RANKING ANALYSIS, BY COMPANY 106
10.4 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 106
10.4.1 AGREEMENTS, COLLABORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND JOINT VENTURES 106
10.4.2 EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS 107
10.4.3 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 108
10.4.4 NEW PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES 108

11 COMPANY PROFILES 109
(Business overview, Products offered, Recent developments, SWOT analysis & MnM View)*
11.1 CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL 109
11.2 DOWDUPONT 112
11.3 PROJECTS & DEVELOPMENT INDIA LIMITED (PDIL) 114
11.4 LKAB MINERALS 116
11.5 JOHNSON MATTHEY 118
11.6 QUANTUMSPHERE INC. 120
11.7 HALDOR TOPSOE 121
11.8 N.E.CHEMCAT 123
11.9 QUALITY MAGNETITE 124
11.10 OHAM INDUSTRIES 125
*Details on Business overview, Products offered, Recent developments, SWOT analysis & MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
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12 APPENDIX 126
12.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 126
12.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 129
12.3 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 131
12.4 RELATED REPORTS 132
12.5 AUTHOR DETAILS 133