MARKET OVERVIEW- GLOBAL CATALYST HANDLING SERVICES
Catalyst plays an essential role in several industries for improving process efficiency and product quality. It boosts energy savings and helps to reduce pollution. Catalyst handling services promote the safe use of catalysts in various industrial processes and are also used for spent catalyst management including regeneration, recovery and disposal. Catalyst handling services include a wide range of services, such as loading, unloading, screening and other services. The services are mainly used in the petroleum refining industry, the petrochemical industry, the chemical and fertilizer industry and other industries. Personal safety and environmental safety are the key reasons for which catalyst handling services are opted. The catalyst handling services assure a higher level of safety and quality during the overall process. It is important to treat the catalyst very gently because of its friability. The fresh and spent catalysts contain hazardous substances and can cause adverse effects on human health. Moreover, most operations, including loading and unloading of catalysts, need to be performed in inert atmospheres, which further enhances the need for professional services and a team of skilled people. The specialist team of catalyst handling services offer safe and higher quality services which improves the overall productivity. The increasing demand for petro-products and rising energy demand boosts the demand for catalyst handling services.
The catalyst handling services market is largely driven by growing demand of petrochemicals. The petrochemical industry is an essential part of several industries, as it provides raw materials for manufacturing a wide range of products. It is used in the manufacturing process of plastics, packaging materials, clothing, digital devices, medical equipment, and others. The demand for the petrochemical industry is also driven by the increasing use in manufacturing various elements of the modern energy system, including solar panels, wind turbine blades, batteries, thermal insulation for buildings and electric vehicles. Moreover, new petrochemical investments based on liquid feedstocks also support the growth of the market.
The production of renewable and biodegradable fuels is expected to change the nature of feedstock of refineries. These feedstocks will need higher levels of pre-treatment, thereby potentially increasing the frequency of catalyst change and hence driving the catalyst handling service market.
The market for battery-electric vehicles has expanded quickly across the globe. The demand for electric vehicles is rising as a result of factors like growing concern about global warming and air pollution, as well as support from the federal and state governments to reduce air pollution. This rising demand for battery electric vehicles has an effect on how much gasoline and diesel are used, which in turn hinders market growth.
MARKET GROWTH CHALLENGES
The Covid-19 pandemic hampered the growth of the market to a major extent, which has created a major challenge for market growth. In Asia, India’s top refiners such as Reliance Industries and Indian Oil Corporation were forced to shut down their entire plants owing to lack of manpower and demand. The shutdown of a plant has a direct impact on the catalyst handling service market.
CATALYST HANDLING SERVICES MARKET SEGMENTAL OVERVIEW
The catalyst handling service market comprises of different market segment like type, end-user industry and geography.
CATALYST HANDLING SERVICES MARKET BY SOURCE
By type, the catalyst handling service includes key segment of
- Loading/ unloading
The loading / Unloading segment is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period. The need for loading/unloading to improve operational efficiency is driving the market growth. The demand for screening services increases from end-use industries such as mining, metal smelting and mineral processing industries.
CATALYST HANDLING SERVICES MARKET BY End-Use Industry
By End-use Industry, the catalyst handling service includes key segment of
- Petroleum refining
- Chemical & Fertilize
Petroleum refining segment is anticipated to lead the market, gaining the majority of the market share in 2021, and is expected to maintain its dominance over the estimated time period. The growth in petroleum refining capacity is driven mainly by the global demand for petro-products. Petroleum refining is a technology that uses fossil fuels as raw materials and chemical catalysts to convert petroleum into a series of chemical products that are further used as raw materials for the production of synthetic fibres, synthetic rubber, plastics, chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Among the end-use industries, the petrochemical sector is expected to grow at a faster rate in the coming year. Cost-effectiveness and economic stability of petrochemical products drive the growth of the market.
CATALYST HANDLING SERVICES MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
By geography, the catalyst handling service includes key segment of
- North America
Asia-Pacific is anticipated to witness an increasing demand for catalyst handling services owing to the presence of well-established market players. APAC dominates the market and mainly consists of major developing countries, such as China, Japan, South Korea, and India, and thus there is considerable scope for development for most industries. The region is also the fastest-growing market for catalyst handling services. The growth of the market in the region is due to the presence of emerging countries, and their high economic growth rate, the increase in infrastructure and industrial projects, and growing urbanization. In addition, the availability of low-cost raw materials and labor, combined with significant domestic market demand, makes APAC an attractive investment destination for the refining, chemical and petrochemical industries.
COVID-19 IMPACT ANALYSIS ON GLOBAL CATALYST HANDLING SERVICES MARKET
Covid19, drastically affects the world supply chain and industrial sector growth. At the initial stages of the pandemic, the world experienced ‘supply shocks’. China, which plays a major role in the world’s supply chain, was severely affected. There were disruptions to the availability of goods supplied from China. The supply of both finished and unfinished goods was reduced. Day by day, as the situation worsened, quarantines, social distance practices were imposed and nations began instituting lockdowns. Following this, the supply chains experienced demand shocks. The shutdown of economic activities affected all sectors. The manufacturing and mining industry’s sluggish growth in turn affected the catalyst handling services market. Major customers of catalyst handling services belong to the petroleum refining, petrochemical and chemical & fertilizer industries. Travel bans, reduced fuel consumption and shutdown of refineries drastically affected the growth of the market.
COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS
The competitive landscape analysis of catalyst handling service market is majorly focused on expanding the global growth of catalyst handling service market with new product innovation, business expansion, increasing presence of range of manufacturer operating in the market has led the growing demand for the market. Besides, the market offers range of products to fulfil the required demand of consumer which is further contributing healthy growth in the market.
The key players studied in market are
- Dickinson Group Companies
- CR Asia
- Veolia Group
- CAT Tech
- Buchen –ics
- Plant tech
- Prior Industrial Services
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