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Global Desiccants Market by Type (Physical Absorption, Chemical Absorption), By Application (Electronics, Food, Pharmaceutical, Packing, Air & Gas Drying, Others) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast To 2028

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Up Market Research published a new report titled “Desiccants Market research report which is segmented by Types (Physical Absorption, Chemical Absorption), By Applications (Electronics, Food, Pharmaceutical, Packing, Air & Gas Drying, Others), By Players/Companies Porocel, The Dow Chemical, INEOS, Fuji Silysia Chemical, Hengye Molecular Sieve, Qingdao Makll, Zeotec Adsorbents, Desicca Chemicals”. As per the study the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% in the forecast period.

The global desiccants market is projected to grow from USD 3.8 billion in 2017 to USD 4.5 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 2.3%. The physical absorption segment accounted for the largest share of the market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance throughout the forecast period. North America will be one of the fastest-growing regions during this time frame owing to increasing investments towards food safety initiatives and growing demand for desiccant products as a result of changing weather patterns.

Desiccants are a group of materials that can efficiently remove water from solids or liquids by either absorbing the moisture, changing its physical state into gas and/or chemically decomposing it. They are mostly used for drying processes in industrial settings like electronics manufacturing plants, food processing facilities, pharmaceutical hubs, etc.

Desiccant can also refer to any substance used to dry out something else; for example, calcium chloride may be referred to as “desiccant salt” when it's being used for this purpose.

On the basis of type, the Desiccants market is segmented into physical absorption and chemical absorption.

Physical Absorption

Physical desiccant products are composed of granules that absorb moisture due to a large surface area which facilitates rapid diffusion through capillary action. As they consist of natural ingredients such as silica gel and clay minerals (among others), there is little risk of chemicals being released into the environment when disposed of properly. These agents come with different functionalities depending on their size - some have high bulk density while others offer low thermal conductivity.

Physical desiccants are used in the electronics industry to protect sensitive electronic components against moisture, as well as for drying purposes across a range of industries including pharmaceutical and food manufacturers. Physical desiccants such as silica gel, zeolite are most commonly used in various applications for their ability to absorb water vapor without the need for any external heat or other chemicals.

Chemical Absorption

Chemical absorption desiccants are a type of desiccant that relies on chemicals to adsorb and remove moisture. The process is generally slow but also removes water molecules from the air or other fluids through chemical reactions. These substances will release stored energy in order to react with the water molecule they’ve absorbed. Chemical absorption can be used for removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and pesticide residues left behind by some pesticides during processing because it is thought these contaminants may form harmful gases if not removed. Chemicals such as sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid, and calcium chloride are most commonly used for absorption desiccants.

This type of desiccant is often found in the food industry because it has a low-risk level and can remove moisture without much cost to the company or consumer if any at all, unlike other methods such as freeze-drying which is an expensive process that needs to be done by professionals under controlled conditions. Chemical absorption also works well with large spaces like warehouses where space isn't limited, buildings with many windows will see less efficiency while closed structures will see more efficiency.

On the basis of application, the desiccants are segmented into electronics, food, pharmaceuticals, packing materials, air & gas drying.


The application of desiccants in the electronics industry is to maintain a dry, clean environment. It reduces moisture and other forms of contamination; thereby enhancing product reliability. In addition, it improves heat transfer which leads to lower operating temperature and improved power efficiency.

Food Industry

In the food industry, desiccants are commonly used in packaging to prevent mold and spoilage of food. Desiccant packets form a physical barrier between moisture-sensitive products such as cereal or pet food and air which may contain humidity. A common example is silica gel inside an oxygen absorber packet (“oxygen scavenger”) for canned foods.


In pharmaceuticals, they can be applied to remove water from drugs or stabilize them against humidity. For these applications, equilibrium chemistry is often not required because factors such as temperature changes, pH levels, and concentration do not affect the rate at which adsorbent molecules will interact with a gas molecule (which removes it). Chemical absorption desiccants are used primarily for pharmaceutical applications, in order to prevent the degradation of drugs. They function by absorbing water molecules from the air and releasing them into a solid-state (releasing heat as they do so). This prevents drugs or other substances from being exposed to damp conditions that could cause their structure to break down.

Packing Materials

In packing materials, desiccants are used to remove moisture from the air within packages. This keeps foods such as dried fruit and vegetables free of mold spores that could contaminate them if left unchecked. It also helps keep inessential odors like pet fur or smoke at bay during transport.

Air & Gas drying

Desiccants are used to remove moisture from the air and help dry outgases. They do this by either absorbing or chemically reacting with water vapor present in these substances, which is then transferred to a solid material like silica gel.

On the basis of the region, the global desiccants market is segmented into North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. In 2016, the North American region occupied a larger market share of the global desiccant demand owing to higher consumption in this region as compared to other regions, and increasing industrialization across various sectors which will lead towards increased usage of chemical absorption-type desiccant products. In 2016, North American accounted for a share of more than 82% of the global demand for desiccants is largely driven by the rapidly evolving electronics industry.

The global market for desiccants has been witnessing a progressive shift in demand from physical to chemical absorption-type because of their increased efficiency and effectiveness.

Growth Factors

Growth in the food and pharmaceutical industries will increase demand for desiccants. Increased use of desiccants to remove moisture from processed foods, which helps prevent spoilage, provides growth opportunities for this market. Furthermore, an increasing number of players are expanding their product portfolio by introducing novel packaging materials that can be used at elevated ambient temperatures without adversely affecting the quality or taste of a packaged food item.


Report Scope

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Title Desiccants Market Research Report
By Type Physical Absorption, Chemical Absorption
By Application Electronics, Food, Pharmaceutical, Packing, Air & Gas Drying, Others
By Companies Porocel, The Dow Chemical, INEOS, Fuji Silysia Chemical, Hengye Molecular Sieve, Qingdao Makll, Zeotec Adsorbents, Desicca Chemicals
Regions Covered North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA
Base Year 2020
Historical Year 2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)
Forecast Year 2028
Number of Pages 226
Number of Tables & Figures 159
Customization Available Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

The report covers comprehensive data on emerging trends, market drivers, growth opportunities, and restraints that can change the market dynamics of the industry. It provides an in-depth analysis of the market segments which include products, applications, and competitor analysis.

Global Desiccants Industry Outlook

Global Desiccants Market Report Segments:

The market is segmented by Type Physical Absorption, Chemical Absorption and By Application Electronics, Food, Pharmaceutical, Packing, Air & Gas Drying, Others.


Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Porocel
  2. The Dow Chemical
  3. INEOS
  4. Fuji Silysia Chemical
  5. Hengye Molecular Sieve
  6. Qingdao Makll
  7. Zeotec Adsorbents
  8. Desicca Chemicals

Desiccants Market research report delivers a close watch on leading competitors with strategic analysis, micro and macro market trend and scenarios, pricing analysis and a holistic overview of the market situations in the forecast period. It is a professional and a detailed report focusing on primary and secondary drivers, market share, leading segments and geographical analysis. Further, key players, major collaborations, merger & acquisitions along with trending innovation and business policies are reviewed in the report.


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Overview of the regional outlook of the Desiccants Market:

Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.

Desiccants Market Overview

Highlights of The Desiccants Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of Desiccants Market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2028.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

                1. Physical Absorption

                2. Chemical Absorption

       7. By Application:

                1. Electronics

                2. Food

                3. Pharmaceutical

                4. Packing

                5. Air & Gas Drying

                6. Others

  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Desiccants Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2028.


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Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Desiccants Market Overview
   4.1 Introduction 
      4.1.1 Market Taxonomy 
      4.1.2 Market Definition 
      4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth 
   4.2 Desiccants Market Dynamics 
      4.2.1 Market Drivers 
      4.2.2 Market Restraints 
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity 
   4.3 Desiccants Market - Supply Chain Analysis 
      4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers 
      4.3.2 List of Key Distributors 
      4.3.3 List of Key Consumers 
   4.4 Key Forces Shaping the Desiccants Market 
      4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 
      4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers 
      4.4.3 Threat of Substitution 
      4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants 
      4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry 
   4.5 Global Desiccants Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2028 
      4.5.1 Desiccants Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth 
      4.5.2 Desiccants Market Absolute $ Opportunity 

Chapter 5 Global Desiccants Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Type
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.2 Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Type
      5.2.1 Physical Absorption
      5.2.2 Chemical Absorption
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type

Chapter 6 Global Desiccants Market Analysis and Forecast by Applications
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Applications
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications
   6.2 Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Applications
      6.2.1 Electronics
      6.2.2 Food
      6.2.3 Pharmaceutical
      6.2.4 Packing
      6.2.5 Air & Gas Drying
      6.2.6 Others
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 7 Global Desiccants Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Region
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   7.2 Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Region
      7.2.1 North America
      7.2.2 Europe
      7.2.3 Asia Pacific
      7.2.4 Latin America
      7.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region

Chapter 8 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact 
   8.1 Introduction 
   8.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis 
   8.3 Economic Impact Analysis 
   8.4 Government Policies 
   8.5 Investment Scenario

Chapter 9 North America Desiccants Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Country
      9.2.1 U.S.
      9.2.2 Canada
   9.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   9.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   9.6 North America Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Type
      9.6.1 Physical Absorption
      9.6.2 Chemical Absorption
   9.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   9.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   9.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   9.10 North America Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Applications
      9.10.1 Electronics
      9.10.2 Food
      9.10.3 Pharmaceutical
      9.10.4 Packing
      9.10.5 Air & Gas Drying
      9.10.6 Others
   9.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   9.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   9.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 10 Europe Desiccants Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 Germany
      10.2.2 France
      10.2.3 Italy
      10.2.4 U.K.
      10.2.5 Spain
      10.2.6 Russia
      10.2.7 Rest of Europe
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 Europe Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Type
      10.6.1 Physical Absorption
      10.6.2 Chemical Absorption
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   10.10 Europe Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Applications
      10.10.1 Electronics
      10.10.2 Food
      10.10.3 Pharmaceutical
      10.10.4 Packing
      10.10.5 Air & Gas Drying
      10.10.6 Others
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 11 Asia Pacific Desiccants Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 China
      11.2.2 Japan
      11.2.3 South Korea
      11.2.4 India
      11.2.5 Australia
      11.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      11.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Asia Pacific Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Type
      11.6.1 Physical Absorption
      11.6.2 Chemical Absorption
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   11.10 Asia Pacific Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Applications
      11.10.1 Electronics
      11.10.2 Food
      11.10.3 Pharmaceutical
      11.10.4 Packing
      11.10.5 Air & Gas Drying
      11.10.6 Others
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 12 Latin America Desiccants Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 Brazil
      12.2.2 Mexico
      12.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Latin America Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Type
      12.6.1 Physical Absorption
      12.6.2 Chemical Absorption
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   12.10 Latin America Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Applications
      12.10.1 Electronics
      12.10.2 Food
      12.10.3 Pharmaceutical
      12.10.4 Packing
      12.10.5 Air & Gas Drying
      12.10.6 Others
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 13 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Desiccants Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2 South Africa
      13.2.3 UAE
      13.2.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Type
      13.6.1 Physical Absorption
      13.6.2 Chemical Absorption
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   13.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Desiccants Market Size Forecast by Applications
      13.10.1 Electronics
      13.10.2 Food
      13.10.3 Pharmaceutical
      13.10.4 Packing
      13.10.5 Air & Gas Drying
      13.10.6 Others
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 14 Competition Landscape 
   14.1 Desiccants Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global Desiccants Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.3.1 Porocel
      14.3.2 The Dow Chemical
      14.3.3 INEOS
      14.3.4 Fuji Silysia Chemical
      14.3.5 Hengye Molecular Sieve
      14.3.6 Qingdao Makll
      14.3.7 Zeotec Adsorbents
      14.3.8 Desicca Chemicals
Segments Covered in the Report
The global Desiccants market has been segmented based on

By Types
  • Physical Absorption
  • Chemical Absorption
By Applications
  • Electronics
  • Food
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Packing
  • Air & Gas Drying
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Players
  • Porocel
  • The Dow Chemical
  • Fuji Silysia Chemical
  • Hengye Molecular Sieve
  • Qingdao Makll
  • Zeotec Adsorbents
  • Desicca Chemicals

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