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Global Molecular Sieve Market by Type (Type 3A, Type 4A, Type 5A, Type 13X, Type Y, Pentacil, Mordenite), By Application (Catalyst, Adsorbent, Desiccants) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast To 2028

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  • Author: Up Market Research
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The Global Molecular Sieve Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period. The global molecular sieve market size was valued at USD 1,820 million in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 2,472 million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 4.8%.

A molecular sieve refers to a crystalline material with pores of uniform size and shape. These materials are made up of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) which can be either in their natural form or synthetic. MOF molecules have rigid structures, so when they are formed into porous crystals, the resulting crystal has tiny holes that allow it to selectively absorb water molecules from other compounds. This makes molecular sieves an excellent desiccant for removing moisture from food products such as wheat grain because these devices only function on specific gases like water vapor rather than all hydrocarbons found in the air.

On the basis of type, the molecular sieve is segmented into Type-13X, Type Y, Pencil, and Mordenite.


A Type-13X molecular sieve has a cationic charge and is primarily used in the production of polyethylene. It can also be found as an adsorbent, catalyst or desiccant because it will selectively remove ions from gases and liquids based on their ionic size. The 13x variety was engineered to have fewer channels than other varieties which means less diffusion between particles within the same crystal lattice structure. This creates more uniform particle sizes for increased performance with each use; however, this makes them difficult to produce without costly equipment that produces high volumes at a time.

Type Y

A Type Y molecular sieve is an amorphous solid material with uniform particle size and high surface area for optimal thermal conductivity in small-scale gas heaters and furnaces. Type Y is a type of molecular sieve that was developed after Type 13X. It has the same properties as other types of molecular sieves, but it can be used in a higher temperature and pressure environment than others. This means that Type Y has many more applications for commercial use.


A pencil molecular sieve is a large-sized, cylindrical molecule with an irregular hexagonal cross-section. It has the appearance of pencil lead in its early stage. Pencil molecular sieves are made up of zeolite type A and have wide pore sizes that range from 60 to 120 angstroms. They provide high adsorption capacity for gases such as nitrogen and carbon dioxide but it can also be used for hydrogen sulfide removal which would not work well on other types of molecular sieves due to their smaller pores size.


Mordenite molecular sieves are a type of activated alumina. They have an isoelectric point that ranges from 14 to 18, which can be controlled by the heating temperature in its synthesis phase. The higher the isoelectric point for mordenite, the less expensive it will be.

On the basis of application, the molecular sieve is segmented into Catalyst, Adsorbent, and Desiccants.


Molecular sieve is mainly used in the refining of petroleum gas as a catalyst and adsorbent. The molecular sieves are responsible for breaking down hydrogen sulfide to produce soap, which is then further processed into sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid can be used in many ways from manufacturing fertilizers to producing other chemicals like ammonium nitrate and plastics such as nylon. Nitric acid produced by hydrolyzing ammonia with water can also include desiccants if the liquid form will not work because it vaporizes at a lower pressure than solid forms do, thus making them more effective when they need to absorb moisture quickly or during small fluctuations of temperature.


Molecular sieves are used in adsorbent applications. Adsorption is a method of removing impurities from gas or liquid by using the surface area and chemical qualities of an absorbent material such as a molecular sieve. Molecular sieves can be used to separate components based on their size, shape, amount, or type.


Desiccants are typically used in industrial processes that require drying or dehumidification. For example, molecular sieves can dehumidify liquids and gases by adsorbing water vapor out of the air through a process called "adsorption." In addition to their use as a desiccant for dry materials such as paper, pharmaceuticals, and food ingredients, they may also be used in refrigeration systems to remove moisture from inside the system while maintaining low temperatures. Desiccants sold under these applications are often specially shaped or packed (e.g., pellets) to suit specific needs of different industries - e.g., porous mordenite is preferred where humidity control is required over extended periods of time at high temperature; pencil molecular sieves are preferred where humidity control is required over short periods of time at low temperatures.

on the basis of region, the global molecular sieve market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America is expected to dominate the molecular sieve market owing to its high level of technological advancements in this domain and the presence of a number of major players operating across the region.

Europe followed by Asia-Pacific are forecasted as two other lucrative markets for molecular sieves because they offer low-cost manufacturing due to the availability of raw materials and labor at competitive rates, respectively. The Rest Of The World is anticipated to be the least attractive regional segment for molecular sieves over the 2021 - 2028 period as it has lower levels of industrial development.

Growth Factors

Growing demand for nitrogen-fixing and phosphorus fertilizer is a key factor driving the molecular sieve market. Increasing population globally will also drive the growth of this industry. The increasing urbanization in developing countries and lack of arable land to grow crops may help spur on demand for these products, as well as other stabilizers such as ammonium sulfate or calcium nitrate.

Growth in oil & gas exploration activities that require hydrogen sulfide removal equipment might be another driver that would positively impact the global molecular sieve market size during the forecast period (2017-2028).

Up Market Research published a new report titled “Molecular Sieve Market research report which is segmented by Types (Type 3A, Type 4A, Type 5A, Type 13X, Type Y, Pencil, Mordenite), By Applications (Catalyst, Adsorbent, Desiccants), By Players/Companies Arkema, BASF SE, Honeywell International, Tosoh Corporation, Bear River Zeolite Company, Blue Pacific Mineral Limited, ZEOX Corp, W.R. Grace and Company, Clariant Corp, Zeolyst International, Tricat”. As per the study, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% in the forecast period.




Report Scope

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Title Molecular Sieve Market Research Report
By Type Type 3A, Type 4A, Type 5A, Type 13X, Type Y, Pentacil, Mordenite
By Application Catalyst, Adsorbent, Desiccants
By Companies Arkema, BASF SE, Honeywell International, Tosoh Corporation, Bear River Zeolite Company, Blue Pacific Mineral Limited, ZEOX Corp, W.R. Grace and Company, Clariant Corp, Zeolyst International, Tricat
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 246
Number of Tables & Figures 173
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 Molecular Sieve Industry Outlook

Global Molecular Sieve Market Report Segments:

The market is segmented by Type Type 3A, Type 4A, Type 5A, Type 13X, Type Y, Pentacil, Mordenite and By Application Catalyst, Adsorbent, Desiccants.


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

  1. Arkema
  2. BASF SE
  3. Honeywell International
  4. Tosoh Corporation
  5. Bear River Zeolite Company
  6. Blue Pacific Mineral Limited
  7. ZEOX Corp
  8. W.R. Grace and Company
  9. Clariant Corp
  10. Zeolyst International
  11. Tricat

Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve 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.

Molecular Sieve Market Overview

Highlights of The Molecular Sieve Market Report:

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

                1. Type 3A

                2. Type 4A

                3. Type 5A

                4. Type 13X

                5. Type Y

                6. Pentacil

                7. Mordenite

       7. By Application:

                1. Catalyst

                2. Adsorbent

                3. Desiccants

  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 Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve Market Dynamics 
      4.2.1 Market Drivers 
      4.2.2 Market Restraints 
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity 
   4.3 Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2028 
      4.5.1 Molecular Sieve Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth 
      4.5.2 Molecular Sieve Market Absolute $ Opportunity 

Chapter 5 Global Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve Market Size Forecast by Type
      5.2.1 Type 3A
      5.2.2 Type 4A
      5.2.3 Type 5A
      5.2.4 Type 13X
      5.2.5 Type Y
      5.2.6 Pentacil
      5.2.7 Mordenite
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type

Chapter 6 Global Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve Market Size Forecast by Applications
      6.2.1 Catalyst
      6.2.2 Adsorbent
      6.2.3 Desiccants
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 7 Global Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve Market Size Forecast by Type
      9.6.1 Type 3A
      9.6.2 Type 4A
      9.6.3 Type 5A
      9.6.4 Type 13X
      9.6.5 Type Y
      9.6.6 Pentacil
      9.6.7 Mordenite
   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 Molecular Sieve Market Size Forecast by Applications
      9.10.1 Catalyst
      9.10.2 Adsorbent
      9.10.3 Desiccants
   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 Molecular Sieve Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve Market Size Forecast by Type
      10.6.1 Type 3A
      10.6.2 Type 4A
      10.6.3 Type 5A
      10.6.4 Type 13X
      10.6.5 Type Y
      10.6.6 Pentacil
      10.6.7 Mordenite
   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 Molecular Sieve Market Size Forecast by Applications
      10.10.1 Catalyst
      10.10.2 Adsorbent
      10.10.3 Desiccants
   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 Molecular Sieve Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve Market Size Forecast by Type
      11.6.1 Type 3A
      11.6.2 Type 4A
      11.6.3 Type 5A
      11.6.4 Type 13X
      11.6.5 Type Y
      11.6.6 Pentacil
      11.6.7 Mordenite
   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 Molecular Sieve Market Size Forecast by Applications
      11.10.1 Catalyst
      11.10.2 Adsorbent
      11.10.3 Desiccants
   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 Molecular Sieve Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America Molecular Sieve 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 Molecular Sieve Market Size Forecast by Type
      12.6.1 Type 3A
      12.6.2 Type 4A
      12.6.3 Type 5A
      12.6.4 Type 13X
      12.6.5 Type Y
      12.6.6 Pentacil
      12.6.7 Mordenite
   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 Molecular Sieve Market Size Forecast by Applications
      12.10.1 Catalyst
      12.10.2 Adsorbent
      12.10.3 Desiccants
   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) Molecular Sieve Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Molecular Sieve 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) Molecular Sieve Market Size Forecast by Type
      13.6.1 Type 3A
      13.6.2 Type 4A
      13.6.3 Type 5A
      13.6.4 Type 13X
      13.6.5 Type Y
      13.6.6 Pentacil
      13.6.7 Mordenite
   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) Molecular Sieve Market Size Forecast by Applications
      13.10.1 Catalyst
      13.10.2 Adsorbent
      13.10.3 Desiccants
   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 Molecular Sieve Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global Molecular Sieve Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.3.1 Arkema
      14.3.2 BASF SE
      14.3.3 Honeywell International
      14.3.4 Tosoh Corporation
      14.3.5 Bear River Zeolite Company
      14.3.6 Blue Pacific Mineral Limited
      14.3.7 ZEOX Corp
      14.3.8 W.R. Grace and Company
      14.3.9 Clariant Corp
      14.3.10 Zeolyst International
      14.3.11 Tricat
Segments Covered in the Report
The global Molecular Sieve market has been segmented based on

By Types
  • Type 3A
  • Type 4A
  • Type 5A
  • Type 13X
  • Type Y
  • Pentacil
  • Mordenite
By Applications
  • Catalyst
  • Adsorbent
  • Desiccants
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Players
  • Arkema
  • Honeywell International
  • Tosoh Corporation
  • Bear River Zeolite Company
  • Blue Pacific Mineral Limited
  • ZEOX Corp
  • W.R. Grace and Company
  • Clariant Corp
  • Zeolyst International
  • Tricat

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