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Zeolite Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type (Natural [By Application {Construction & Building Materials, Animal Feed, Wastewater Treatment, Soil Remediation, and Others}], Synthetic [By Application {Detergents, Catalysts, and Adsorbents}]), and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Last Updated: April 29, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI101921



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The global zeolite market size was valued at USD 6.39 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow from USD 6.65 billion in 2024 to USD 9.28 billion by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period.

Zeolite is a solid crystalline structure made of aluminosilicates containing alumina and silica. This mineral has different dimensional channels and pores responsible for its chemical and physical properties. Molecular sieves mainly occur naturally and as minerals are made synthetically. According to the United States Geological Survey, more than 200 distinct product frameworks were identified across the world, among which 40 are naturally occurring. Every molecular sieve thus obtained is inspected by the International Zeolite Association (IZA) Structure Commission and given a three-letter designation. Increasing consumer consciousness toward health and hygiene has augmented the production of high-quality and environment-friendly detergents, thus boosting the global zeolite market growth.

Most of the manufacturers increased their expenditure to sustain their manufacturing capacities in the available markets to ensure growth and development even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak impacted the product’s demand globally. The consequent supply chain disruptions and lockdown orders led to the market’s fall. End-use industry verticals, such as construction, petroleum, and detergent witnessed a slowdown in their operations, which hindered the growth of the market.

Zeolite Market Trends

Rising Demand for Phosphate-free Detergents from End-users is a Prominent Trend

Laundry detergents contain six substances such as surfactants, bleaching agents, builders, fillers, enzymes, and other minor additives. It is a synthetic builder used in phosphate-free detergents. Molecular sieves are an alternative to phosphate detergent builders; hence, their demand is increasing globally. They are found to be an ideal alternative to Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STPP) for use as a detergent builder. These minerals are non-toxic to humans and aquatic fauna and produce less poisonous waste by-products when mined from bauxite.

Furthermore, the market is gaining momentum in detergent applications owing to the product’s several environmental, economic, and performance benefits. Competition between the detergent manufacturers leads them to adopt lower-priced raw materials and production processes. This is expected to create lucrative growth opportunities for product manufacturers over the forecast period.

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Zeolite Market Growth Factors

Growing Construction Industry Will Propel the Natural Zeolite Segment Growth

Natural zeolite is extensively used in the production of construction materials, including cement and concrete, as it helps to improve the mechanical strength and increase the durability of cement & concrete composites. It is highly used in manufacturing lightweight concrete. It strengthens the concrete harness for a longer duration and prevents crack formation. Further, it is a low-cost and eco-friendly solution that is preferable in the construction industry, thereby driving market growth.

The global construction market is poised to surpass USD 8 trillion by 2030. High infrastructure spending, rapid industrialization, and growing government investment in new projects are the factors driving the construction market. Moreover, the economic development in China, India, and South Korea is anticipated to raise the investment for infrastructural development in the Asia Pacific. The rapid growth in the construction industry and the rising demand for lightweight concrete will aid the natural type segment.

Rising Demand from Detergent Industry Will Boost Market Growth

Zeolite, especially the synthetic type, has garnered significant attention in recent years and is expected to witness substantial growth in the future. Synthetic zeolites have a uniform particle size, high ion exchange capacity, and greater stability. Hence, they are preferred in the detergent industry. The addition of synthetic zeolite in detergents helps the process of water softening. The detergent enhances the ion exchange capacity of synthetic zeolite, making it more effective in removing hard water minerals, such as calcium and magnesium ions from the water. This process helps prevent the formation of mineral deposits in pipes and appliances, which can lead to decreased efficiency and increased maintenance costs.

The combination of detergent and synthetic zeolite also improves the effectiveness of cleaning products. The detergent helps create a more uniform distribution of the cleaning agents, which, in turn, enhances their cleaning power. This can lead to a reduction in the amount of cleaning products needed and can also help save energy and water. Furthermore, the increasing demand for detergents from various applications, including household, laundry services, and textiles is driving the market growth.


Threat of Substitutes as Catalysts May Restrain Product Adoption in Various Applications

The product is used in various application industries, however, the availability of substitutes may restrict the market growth. Rising water treatment activities for handling water purification and wastewater are expected to surge the product demand. However, the presence of chemical compounds such as enzymes and metals as an alternative to molecular sieves catalysts may hinder market growth. Moreover, fluctuating fuel prices may increase transportation costs, which acts as a restraining factor in the market.

Zeolite Market Segmentation Analysis

By Type Analysis

Synthetic Segment to Generate the Highest Revenue Owing to Usage in Detergent Production

The market is segmented into natural and synthetic on the basis of type. Amongst these, the synthetic segment holds the largest market share due to increasing consumer awareness of hygiene. It helps in high-quality, environment-friendly detergent production, which, in turn, may accelerate the overall market growth. Detergent builders have high efficiency in dirt removal and can prevent foreign particle deposition, thereby driving the market growth.

By Application Analysis

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Construction & Building Materials Segment to Exhibit a Significant CAGR Due to Rising Demand for Lightweight Concrete

In terms of application, the natural segment is categorized into wastewater treatment, soil remediation, animal feed, construction & building materials, and others. The synthetic segment consists of sub-segments such as detergents, absorbents, and catalysts.

Amongst the above-mentioned applications, the construction & building materials sub-segment is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period. The surging demand for lightweight concrete in the construction industry will increase natural product adoption. Concrete is widely used in construction due to its low price and mechanical properties. It can be easily found in various sizes & shapes. Natural molecular sieve is used in the production of lightweight concrete as they can increase durability and strength, resist underwater corrosion, improve chemical resistance in saltwater applications, and lower greenhouse gases (GHG) during cement production.

The synthetic segment has exhibited high demand in the detergents industry owing to its good dispersibility and low abrasiveness. It has resulted in increased product utilization for manufacturing detergents. They are alternatives to phosphate-type builders used in household detergents and are utilized for softening the washing water through calcium ion exchange. Increasing demand for builders in detergent on account of its enhanced cleaning properties may stimulate the market share.

The natural segment has showcased an average growth in the animal feed industry. Livestock farmers use it as an animal feed additive for swine, dairy cows, cattle, sheep, and poultry. It improves animal growth and weight gain by increasing food conversion rate efficiency and feed ration ingredients dispersion. Further, these minerals reduce agglomeration and acidosis, offer better phosphate utilization, increase NPN for ruminants, improve rumen microbial activity, enhance bone strength, and reduce mortality.


Asia Pacific Zeolite Market Size, 2023 (USD Billion)

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The market size in Asia Pacific was valued at USD 2.26 billion in 2023. This region accounted for the highest zeolite market share owing to increasing infrastructure spending in China, India, and South Korea and the rising number of public infrastructure projects. South Korea’s construction business is the major source of export earnings for the national economy. The country’s market is expected to grow during the forecast period due to rising government spending on public infrastructure and industrial or commercial projects.

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On the other hand, North America is expected to grow at a significant CAGR in the global market due to North American companies' expansion of the animal feed business. Strict FDA regulations on product usage will boost the market growth in this region. Further, increasing animal productivity, decreasing animals’ intestinal diseases, reducing mortality rates, and using more phosphate are market trends propelling the market growth in this region.

Europe may exhibit substantial gains during the forecast period. Most producers are joining various non-profit organizations to promote product adoption for industrial and household purposes. The presence of heavy metals in wastewater may create an adverse effect on the environment that is expected to increase product demand. Strict regulations regarding urban and industrial wastewater treatment on account of the rising environmental concerns may boost industry growth in this region.

The increasing demand from detergent manufacturers is a leading factor influencing the market growth in South America. Most government bodies are offering incentives to increase the synthetic product adoption over phosphates in detergents on account of its harmful environmental effects. It will accelerate the growth of the market in this region.

The Middle East & Africa is expected to have significant market growth driven by increased investments in refineries. Refining catalysts are used by the petrochemical industry to improve the overall operational efficiency during the refining procedure and raise the output quantity. This is anticipated to drive market growth in the region.

List of Key Companies in Zeolite Market

Key Players to Strengthen their Position by Offering Products to the Construction and Gas Processing Industries

The foremost producers, including Honeywell International, Arkema, W. R. Grace & Co., and BASF SE, have a strong presence in North America and Europe. W. R. Grace & Co. provides technologies and services in specialty chemicals and materials. The company manufactures and distributes synthetic non-fibrous zeolite in powder and bead forms. SYLOBEAD, CRYOSIV, PHONOSORB, and SYLOSIV are other key companies operating in the market. 

On the other hand, BASF has a strong presence in Europe and manufactures specialty and synthetic zeolites. The company has over 30 manufacturing facilities around the globe. The company’s catalyst products are extensively used as environmental and process catalysts. Similarly, the other key market players have established a strong regional presence, robust distribution channels, and varied product offerings.



  • March 2023- International Zeolite announced the opening of a new production plant in Jordan, Ontario production plant. The company acquired the facility in December 2022 to manufacture nutrient delivery and NEREA products. This facility will add the company's production capacity up to 25 tons per day.

  • June 2019- W. R. Grace & Co. announced the acquisition of a stake in Rive Technology, Inc. and its molecular highway zeolite technology. This acquisition aims to bring in-house innovation to the W. R. Grace & Co.’s capabilities and helps to expand its production capacity.


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The research report provides a detailed market analysis and focuses on crucial aspects such as types, applications, and leading companies. It provides quantitative data regarding volume and value, research methodology for market size estimation, and insights into market trends. It highlights vital industry developments and the competitive landscape. In addition to the factors mentioned above, the report encompasses various factors that have contributed to the market's growth in recent years.

Report Scope & Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.2% from 2024 to 2032


Value (USD Billion); Volume (Million Ton)


By Type

  • Natural

  • Synthetic

By Application

  • Natural

    • Construction & Building Materials

    • Animal Feed

    • Wastewater Treatment

    • Soil Remediation

    • Others

  • Synthetic

    • Detergents

    • Catalysts

    • Adsorbents

By Geography

  • North America (By Type, By Application, By Country)

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe (By Type, By Application, By Country)

    • Germany

    • U.K.

    • France

    • Italy 

    • Russia

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific (By Type, By Application, By Country)

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • South America (By Type, By Application, By Country)

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Colombia

    • Rest of South America  

  • Middle East & Africa (By Type, By Application, By Country)

    • Saudi Arabia

    • South Africa

    • Egypt

    • Turkey

    • Nigeria  

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the global market size was valued at USD 6.39 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 9.28 billion by 2032.

In 2023, the Asia Pacific market size was valued at USD 2.26 billion.

Registering a significant CAGR of 4.2%, the market will exhibit considerable growth during the forecast period of 2024-2032.

Synthetic type is expected to be the leading segment in this market during the forecast period.

The rising demand from the construction industry is the key factor driving the market growth.

Asia Pacific held the highest share of the market in 2023.

W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn., BASF SE, Albermarle Corporation, Honeywell UOP, Arkema Group, and Tosoh Corporation are some of the leading players in the global market.

The rising demand for detergents and growing environmental concerns related to water treatment are factors driving the adoption of this mineral.

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