Polyacrylamide Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Cationic, Anionic, Non-ionic), By Application (Paper Making, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : May 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615311
  • Pages : 146

Polyacrylamide is a water-soluble polymer that has garnered notable attention due to its exceptional attributes, including exceptional water-absorption capabilities, viscosity, and adhesion properties. Polyacrylamide finds extensive utilization across a broad spectrum of industries such as water treatment, oil and gas, paper production, mining, and textiles. Particularly in water treatment, it serves as a highly effective flocculant for purifying water by facilitating the removal of impurities. In the oil and gas sector, polyacrylamide acts as a drilling fluid, augmenting oil recovery processes.

Prominent market participants in the polyacrylamide industry encompass SNF Group, BASF SE, Kemira Oyj, Nalco Water, and Ashland Global Holdings Inc. These industry leaders actively engage in product development endeavours and strategic collaborations to bolster their market share and sustain a competitive advantage.

The polyacrylamide market is driven by growing demand for soil erosion control and sustainable agriculture solutions, increasing necessity for enhancing concrete and cement performance, and rising demand for optimal coal extraction.

  • Growing demand for soil erosion control and sustainable agriculture solutions- Polyacrylamide is utilized in agriculture for soil erosion control, especially in areas prone to erosion. It forms a protective barrier on the soil surface, reducing soil loss due to water runoff. With increasing concerns about land degradation and the need for sustainable agricultural practices, the demand for polyacrylamide for soil erosion control is expected to rise.
  • Increasing necessity for enhanced concrete and cement performance- In the construction industry, polyacrylamide is used as a binder and thickening agent in the production of concrete and cement. It improves the workability, adhesion, and strength of these building materials. As the construction industry continues to grow, particularly in developing economies, the demand for polyacrylamide in construction applications is likely to increase.
  • Rising demand for optimal coal extraction- Polyacrylamide is employed in coal mining to enhance the recovery of coal from coal seams. It helps in reducing the viscosity of coal seam water, improving the flow and extraction of coal. With the increasing demand for coal as an energy source in several regions, the adoption of polyacrylamide for enhanced coal recovery is anticipated to grow.

Key developments.

  • In August 2020, Black Rose Industries Limited effectively augmented its manufacturing capacity for polyacrylamide liquids at its Jhagadia, Gujarat facility, commencing full-scale commercial production. Given the absence of major domestic polyacrylamide solid manufacturers in the country, Black Rose Industries stands poised to capitalize on the advantages of being a pioneer in this domain.
  • In February 2022, Kemira successfully introduced a bio-derived polyacrylamide polymer that exhibits comparable technical specifications to its traditional counterpart and presents promising prospects across various industries, including water treatment, energy, and applications requiring stringent paper quality.

Based on type, the polyacrylamide market is expected to witness positive growth in the cationic segment.

The cationic polyacrylamide is expected to play a significant role in the polyacrylamide market, driving its growth and shaping the industry landscape. Factors such as increasing demand in water treatment, importance in the paper and pulp industry, expansion in the oil and gas sector, emerging applications in other industries, and the focus on sustainability and environmental regulations are all contributing to the market's growth trajectory for cationic polyacrylamide. Cationic polyacrylamide is finding applications in various sectors beyond traditional markets. It is being used in sectors such as mining, construction, agriculture, and personal care products. The versatility of cationic polyacrylamide and its ability to enhance processes and performance in these industries contribute to its growth potential.

Asia Pacific accounted for a significant share of the global polyacrylamide market.

Based on geography, the polyacrylamide market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific will account for a significant market share, driven by various factors such as rapid industrialization and urbanization in countries like China, India, Japan, and South Korea which has created a strong demand for polyacrylamide products. The rising population and the need for improved water infrastructure further contribute to the growth of the polyacrylamide market in the region. According to the Asian Development Bank, the urban population in Asia Pacific is expected to reach 2.7 billion by 2050, necessitating extensive investments in water treatment and wastewater management. Polyacrylamide, with its effective flocculation and coagulation properties, is widely used in these applications. The increasing demand for clean water is driving the consumption of polyacrylamide in municipal and industrial water treatment processes. Moreover, the oil and gas industry in the Asia Pacific region is expanding rapidly. Countries like China and India are experiencing a surge in energy demand, leading to extensive exploration and production activities. Polyacrylamide is utilized in the oil and gas sector for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations.

Key Market Segments

    • Cationic
    • Anionic
    • Non-ionic
    • Paper Making
    • Water Treatment
    • Oil & Gas
    • Others
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East And Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Cationic

5.3. Anionic

5.4. Non-ionic


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Paper Making

6.3. Water Treatment

6.4. Oil & Gas

6.5. Others


7.1. Introduction 

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. Germany

7.4.2. France

7.4.3. United Kingdom

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East And Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Israel

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Indonesia

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Taiwan

7.6.8. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. Merck KGaA

9.2. Ashland Inc.

9.3. BASF SE


9.5. Kemira

9.6. Black Rose Industries Ltd.

9.7. ZL EOR Chemicals Ltd.

9.8. Chinafloc

9.9. Envitech Chemical Specialties Pvt. Ltd.

9.10. Yixing Bluwat Chemicals Co. Ltd.

Merck KGaA

Ashland Inc.




Black Rose Industries Ltd.

ZL EOR Chemicals Ltd.


Envitech Chemical Specialties Pvt. Ltd.

Yixing Bluwat Chemicals Co. Ltd.