The market for specialty mining chemicals is estimated at $3.4 Billion in 2014 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% between 2014 and 2019. Specialy mining chemicals are that which are utilized enhance efficiency of processes such as extraction, flotation, grinding, separation and others. This report on specialty mining chemicals market covers all major regions such as Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. The report analyzes market trends and forecasts from 2012 to 2019. Market estimations have been provided in terms of consumption volume (kilo tons) and market revenue (USD). The global as well as regional markets have been segmented by functionality such as grinding aids, flocculants, solvent extractants, and flotation chemicals (frothers and collectors).
The report analyzes the market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities, and winning imperatives. Major companies such as BASF SE, Clariant AG, and Cytec Industries Inc. have been profiled in this report. The report also provide the analysis of competitive landscape based on the recent developments in the market.
For this report, various secondary sources such as chemical magazines, encyclopedia, directories, technical handbooks, company annual reports, industry association publications, articles, trade websites, and databases have been referred to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of global speacilty mining chemicals market. The primary sources - experts from related industries and suppliers – have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects and market estimations.
The specialty mining chemicals market which is highly fragmented with presence of large number of global and regional manufacturers. These manufacturers are focused on catering their customers with advanced products and in the recent past have launched a number of new products.
Speacilty mining chemicals can be classified into four categories based on their functions namely; grinding aids, solvent extractants, flocculants and flotation chemicals (frothers and collectors). Grinding aids is the largest type based on functionality. The need for increase in efficiency of the grinding process due to the high costs associated with it have led to increased consumption of grinding aids. The market for grinding aids in 2013 was approximately 44.2% of the total market in terms of volume. Asia-Pacific is the largest consumer of grinding aids.