Synthetic Zeolites to Grow Significantly
Synthetic zeolites are majorly used in detergent builders. Manufacturing zeolites is less complex and also the initial investments are low. The major end-user applications include air purification, water treatment, petroleum refining, etc. Synthetic zeolites are key ingredients for catalysts production. The volatility in crude oil quality and increasing air pollution regulations & standards are expected to increase the market for synthetic zeolites for manufacturing FCC catalysts.
United States Dominating the Zeolite Molecular Sieves Market
The United States is one of the major global markets for zeolite molecular sieves, after China. The FDA, also known as the US Food and Drug Administration, has cleared the path for the use of sieves in consumable items. This is expected to boost the use of sieves in the food & drug industry as well. Zeolite molecular sieves in the United States are used as surfactants, interfacing agents, adsorbents, and for filtration purposes. It is also used as small air filters to adsorb harmful gases, which reduce allergy problems.