The research report titled, “China Activated Coal Industry Situation and Prospects Research report” is an in-depth and professional study on the recent state of the Activated Coal industry. It offers a deep analysis of the industry with the integrity of logic and the comprehensiveness of contents to all its users. It manages to give a basic overview of the industry involving definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure along with an analysis for the international market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major regions’ development status. Also, all the development policies and plans are well discussed along with the manufacturing processes and cost structures in this report. The regions where this market study is carried out mainly include: North China, South China, Northeast China, Southeast Coastal Area and Other Regions which focus on top manufacturers in the global activated coal market.
Activated carbon also known as activated charcoal is a form of carbon that is processed to have small pores which amplify the surface area available for absorption or chemical reactions. In accordance to its material availability, this carbon can be classified into wood-based, coal-based, coconut shell-based, and nutshell-based.
The activated coal market is basically classified by (a) Product Types, with production, revenue, price, and market share and growth rate of each type, that are further split into: Powdered Activated Carbon (R1, PAC), Granular Activated Carbon (GAC), Extruded Activated Carbon, Bead Activated Carbon (BAC) and Others and by (b) applications, aiming on consumption, market share and growth rate of Activated Coal in each application, further divided into: Physical Reactivation (Steam Reactivation), Chemical Reactivation and Physical And Chemical Reactivation.
The major players of this industry around the globe have long been- Cabot (Norit), Calgon, MWV, CECA SA, KURARY, OSAKA GAS (Jacobi), Xbow Carbon, and TaiXi Coal Group. In 2016, the world economy registered an expansion by about 2.2 per cent, which was the slowest rate of growth that was encountered after the Great Recession of 2009. This torpid global economy was an outcome of many factors like the puny pace of global investment, dwindling world trade growth, hailing productivity growth and huge levels of debt. However, this sluggish scenario is all set to ameliorate in the years to proceed since the world gross product is forecasted to augment by 2.7 per cent in 2017 and 2.9 per cent in 2018, leading to recovery of the economy making it stable enough to relish an ongoing global demand.
Associated with the relevant linkages between demand, investment, trade and productivity; the inert global growth will improve and revive the overall investments in the industry further leading to a speedy recovery in productivity. Moreover, with the futuristic concept of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are specifically the goals of “removing extreme poverty” and “generating decent employment opportunities for all”; the industry on a whole will benefit since all the industries in the global economy will experience positive shifts towards development.
Over the years, the global demand for activated charcoal has multiplied rapidly due to the consumers becoming greatly aware of the harms that can be caused by air and water pollution to their health, and further it is anticipated that the demand for this industry will approximately reach 2.10 million tons in 2021. China has long been the world’s second largest consumer of activated carbon just behind the United States. It is noticed to be in the stage of robust growth even now, and will thereby definitely experience a persisted increase in the application of activated carbon in industry, food & beverage, and sewage treatment with the demand for activated carbon reaching about 600,000 tons in 2021.
It was also observed that China has produced about 430,000 tons of coal-based activated carbon and over 200,000 tons of wood-based activated carbon in 2016 and these statistics are of the time when the economy was dwindling. Therefore, it is needless to comment that the statistics will augment to a much better level in the coming years. However, because of environmental protection and supply-side reform in this industry, the output of coal-based activated carbon may fall but that of wood-based and coconut shell-based activated carbons will amplify steadily for sure with changing preferences of more aware consumers.
The Chinese activated carbon market will witness really good prospects in the future with the advent of regenerated activated carbon which produces only one-fifth of the carbon dioxide that new activated carbon usually produces. It will be a great benefit to the users since the costs of incineration and purchasing new carbon would be far higher than that of activated carbon regeneration and thereby this will attract more consumers; ultimately expanding the industry’s consumer base in future.
Moreover, the demand for coconut shell-based activated carbon will continue to evolve in the Chinese industry and the application of activated carbon for issues of environmental protection like recovery of organic solvents, desulfurization & denitrification, sewage treatment, deep purification, etc. will also mushroom with the growing need for health maintenance in the years to come. The industry is thereby expected to proliferate and register huge profits with each passing year.
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