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Froth flotation is the most commonly used industrial process for the fine separation of hydrophobic materials from hydrophilic. It improves the quality of raw minerals & coal as well as reduces surface tension of the liquid-gas interface to allow the froth formation. This process is used in a number of industries such as paper recycling, mineral processing, and waste-water treatment industries.  While the chemicals are being employed in froth flotation process to extract minerals, by enabling them to attach to air bubbles. These chemicals are being used for the flotation of various minerals, such as feldspar, quartz, potash, calcite, barite, phosphate, and fluorspar. The chemicals play a vital role in the processes of mining and mineral ores production.

The market for froth flotation chemicals is expected to reach rise at a CAGR of 2.9 percent during the forecast period. The rising demand from global mining industry primarily fuels growth of the froth flotation chemicals market.

MARKET DRIVERS:

Rising demand for the base metals such as iron, aluminum, and steel, along with the precious metals such as gold, platinum, and silver has led to the surge in mining operations that are being processed with sodium ethyl xanthate. This factor has significantly driven the global market. In addition to this, increasing mining activities in the countries such as Canada and Mexico and the upsurge in demand for froth flotation chemicals in Asia-Pacific fuels market growth during the forecast period. Moreover, increase in usage of mixed collectors during the flotation process propels growth of the market. The mixed collector system offers several advantages such as high froth carrying capacity, improved middling particle flotation, improved grades, and overall cost reduction. The system witnessing huge adoption in the extraction of several minerals and metals such as hematite, quartz, magnetite, and phosphate.

However, strict policies along with the changing regulatory landscape across the Europe and North America may hamper the growth of the market to some extent during forecast period. On the other hand, surge in usage for mixed collector systems in iron ore is creates lucrative growth opportunities for the market.

Furthermore, COVID-19 pandemic disrupting the global economy since its advent. Therefore, froth flotation chemicals market too is anticipated to be affected by the impact. For instance, the lack of labor due to the social distancing norms and the standstill in productions has significantly disrupted the mining activities. This has led to a decline in the demand for froth flotation chemicals in year 2020.

Throughout the forecast period, mining industry will continue to hold a dominant share of the global market, on the basis of end-use. This is due to the fact that the mining industry is the major end user for the froth flotation chemicals. Therefore, mining industry growth around the globe directly impacts the froth flotation market. However, the pulp and paper segment is anticipated to witness highest growth rate during the forecast period.

According to the reagent type, the collectors segment is expected to hold a dominant share of the global market. The growth of this segment is mainly driven by the properties of collectors which assist to boost wet ability of required minerals, reducing the mixture stability. The wet ability characteristics of the minerals are required for the adsorption of molecules on the mineral surface to decrease the stability of the mixture and isolate the minerals. Consequently, the segment is also projected to grow at highest growth rate, which in turn propels the froth flotation chemicals market in the upcoming years.

FROTH FLOTATION CHEMICALS MARKET SEGMENTATION:

By End-use Industry

  • Mining
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Industrial Waste and Sewage Treatment
  • Other End-use Industries

By Reagent Type:

  • Collectors
  • Modifiers
  • Frothers
  • Other Reagent Types

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa

REGIONAL INSIGHT:

Asia Pacific is likely to be the most profitable region throughout forecast period. Growth of the market in this region is mainly driven by significant demand recorded in countries such as India and China along with the increasing mining activities and rising industrialization. In addition, the market in Asia-Pacific is mainly dominated by the China, which is the largest consumer of froth flotation chemicals, due to the country’s enormous mining operations. Also, the China is one of the major consumers and producers of mining products. Moreover, availability of minerals across the India is significantly fuels growth of the market in the region. India produces about 100 minerals, which is a significant source of foreign exchange. Recently the Indian government has enabled 100% FDI in mining as well as allowed the private players participation in mining industry. This factor is further boosting the froth flotation chemicals market growth in the region.

Further, North America and Europe region are expected to witness highest growth rate during the forecast period. However, stringent regulations and policies in these regions pertaining to mining are expected to hamper market growth.

FEW KEY PLAYERS IN FROTH FLOTATION CHEMICALS MARKET:

-Air Products & Chemicals

-Akzo Nobel NV

-ArrMaz products LP

-BASF SE

-Clariant

-Cheminova AS

-Kemira and

-Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC

-Huntsman International LLC

-Ashland

-Nasaco International LLC

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