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Diatomite Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type (Natural, Calcined, Flux-Calcined), By Application (Fillers, Filter Aids, Absorbents, Construction Material, Others) and regional forecast 2021-2028

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI103952 | Status : Ongoing



Diatomaceous earth often termed as diatomite is a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary rock. It is white, brittle and can be easily crushed into white powder. The normal composition of diatomite is 80-90% of silica, 2-4% alumina and 0.5-2% of iron oxide. They are considered to be remains of a type of hard shelled protists called diatoms. It is used in filtration aids, mild abrasives, toothpastes, metal polishes, mechanical insecticide, filler, porous backing for catalysts and other applications.

Increasing demand for filtration aids, fillers, abrasives, pest control insecticides, is expected to raise the demand. The increasing demand from chemical sector as filtration aid to increase the flow rate of the fluid and filter extremely fine particles that normally clog the filter papers. Increasing use in pesticides due to the physico-sorptive properties and abrasive like nature is anticipated to drive the market.

However, diatomite is basically composed of 90 % of silica. Silica is considered as human lung carcinogen and can cause severe lung damage due to silicosis. This is expected to limit the market growth.

Key Market Driver -

Increasing demand from various application areas.

Key Market Restraint -

Carcinogenic nature of Silica

Market Segmentation:

Based on type, the global diatomite market is segmented into natural, calcined and flux calcined. Based on application, is segmented into fillers, filter aids, absorbents, construction materials, 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 diatomite market consists of global & regional players operating. Some of the key players in the market include Grefco Minerals, Inc., Imerys, Showa Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Moltan Co., Eagle-Picher Industries Inc., EP Minerals, Celite Corp, Damolin, CECA, and others.

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Regional Analysis:

The market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to hold the largest share in market. The increasing use of diatomite in crop protecting chemicals, water treatment, and construction shall boost the regional market growth. Asia Pacific is considered as second largest market attributed to the increasing demand for pesticides, filtration aids, fillers and other industrial applications. Europe is expected to show considerable growth due to the increasing demand for water treatment and gas and oil exploration. Latin America and Middle East & Africa shall exhibit sluggish growth by the end of forecast period.

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By Type

  • Natural

  • Calcined

  • Flux-Calcined

By Application

  • Fillers

  • Filter Aids

  • Absorbents

  • Construction Material

  • 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)

Diatomite Industry Developments

  • In January 2017, Imerys a French manufacturer of minerals acquired Damolin, a bentomite and diatomite processing company

Diatomite Market  Size, Share and Global Industry Trend Forecast till 2026
  • Ongoing
  • 2020
  • 2017-2019


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