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Activated Alumina Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By End-Use (Oil & Gas, Water Treatment, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Textile, Others), By Application (Desiccants, Catalyst, Absorbent, Others) And Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI105307 | Status : Ongoing



Activated Alumina is produced by dehydroxylating aluminum hydroxide to form porous material with a definite surface area. It is used as desiccants, absorbent, filter for macromolecules in water, and other applications. Activated alumina during the phase composition can only be represented in metastable form gamma-Al2O3. Activated alumina is widely used as adsorbent in removing fluorine from water and as catalyst in polyethylene and hydrogen peroxide production. It is also employed as charging material in fore line traps in high vacuum applications.

Increasing demand from water treatment application attributed to the porous nature of alumina and adsorbing ability is expected to drive the market. Additionally, increasing oil & gas exploration activities attributed to the increasing demand for fuel is expected to boost demand for activated alumina.

However, alumina is synthesized from aluminum hydroxide. Volatility in price of aluminum hydroxide is expected to hinder market growth.

Key Market Driver -

Increasing water treatment and oil and gas exploration activities.

Key Market Restraint -

Volatility in raw material prices.


Based on end-use, market is segmented into oil & gas, water treatment, chemical, pharmaceutical, textile and others. Based on application, market is segmented into desiccants, catalyst, absorbent, and others.

From a geographical standpoint, the market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Key Players Covered:

The global Activated Alumina market consists of global & regional players operating. Some of the key players in the market include BASF, Honeywell International Inc., Axens, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., Sorbead India, Porocell Industries LLC., Evonik Industries, DYNAMIC Adsorbents Inc., CHALCO Shandong Advanced Material Co. Ltd., Global Adsorbents Private Limited., Camfil, and others.

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The market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market. Increasing water treatment activities coupled with developing chemical sector is expected to drive regional growth. North America is expected to hold significant share attributed to the ample number of oil and gas exploration companies. Europe is anticipated to show significant growth owing to the presence of large number of manufacturers of activated alumina. Latin America and Middle East & Africa shall exhibit sluggish growth by the end of forecast period.

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By End-Use

  • Oil & Gas

  • Water Treatment

  • Chemical

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Textile

  • Others

By Application

  • Desiccants

  • Catalyst

  • Absorbent

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)

  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (UAE, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Activated Alumina Industry Developments

  • In August 2020, Axens acquired activated alumina business of Canada based manufacturer Rio Tinto Alcan.

  • In April 2019, Evonik Catalyst expanded production of its activated metal catalysts in India. The company announced that it is commencing a new plant for production of metal catalyst in Dombivili.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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