The global Bentonites market was valued at US$ 1261 million in 2019 and it is expected to reach US$ 1793.2 million by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 5.1% during 2021-2026.
The name bentonite was first suggested in 1898 for clay hosted by the Benton Shale in Wyoming. It was initially described as clay formed by the alteration of volcanic ash, but the most widely used commercial definition is that bentonite is clay consisting essentially of smectite minerals (usually montmorillonite) regardless of occurrence or origin.
Most economic bentonite deposits are of Cretaceous age or younger and associated with marine shale and marl (Wyoming), calcareous sands and marls (Morocco), carbonaceous shales and coal (South Africa), sandstone and conglomerate (Australia), dacitic pyroclastics and tuffs (Milos), andesite (China) or rhyolite and obsidian/perlite (China and Mozambique).
Bentonite is characterised by exchangeable cations such as Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+ or Li+ which affect its designation and properties. For example, bentonite is typically described as either swelling or nonswelling bentonite. Swelling bentonite (also known as western bentonite) is sodium bentonite that swells in water and is generally used in its natural state. Non-swelling bentonite is calcium bentonite (also known as southern bentonite) that is used as mined, after treatment with soda ash to produce sodium-exchanged bentonite, or treated with acid to produce bleaching clay. Li-rich bentonite is known as hectorite and is commercially mined only in the US.
Natural bentonites occur in two main forms: Na-based and Ca-based. While Ca-bentonite is more common, Na-bentonite is a more effective binder. To boost the binding power of Ca-bentonite, it is subjected to a chemical reaction with soda ash to activate its outer and inner surfaces, which increases its ability to bind water.
United States is the largest producer ssand consumer, due to its rich reserves and strong demnd of bentonite. In North America, the market concentration in very high, most of bentonite is concentrated in Wyoming and developed by few manufacturers like Amcol, Bentonite Performance Minerals LLC (BPM), Wyo-Ben Inc, Black Hills Bentonite and Tolsa Group (acquired the assets of U.S. Bentonite in the end of 2014).
In Europe, Greece, Fracne, Italy, Slovakia, Netherlands, UK, Russia and Germany are the major producers, and the market is dominated by few players like Imerys (S&B), Clariant, Bentonite Company LLC (Russia), Laviosa Minerals SpA, LKAB Minerals and Tolsa Group etc.
Global Bentonites Market: Drivers and Restrains
The research report has incorporated the analysis of different factors that augment the market’s growth. It constitutes trends, restraints, and drivers that transform the market in either a positive or negative manner. This section also provides the scope of different segments and applications that can potentially influence the market in the future. The detailed information is based on current trends and historic milestones. This section also provides an analysis of the volume of production about the global market and about each type from 2016 to 2027. This section mentions the volume of production by region from 2016 to 2027. Pricing analysis is included in the report according to each type from the year 2016 to 2027, manufacturer from 2016 to 2021, region from 2016 to 2021, and global price from 2016 to 2027.
A thorough evaluation of the restrains included in the report portrays the contrast to drivers and gives room for strategic planning. Factors that overshadow the market growth are pivotal as they can be understood to devise different bends for getting hold of the lucrative opportunities that are present in the ever-growing market. Additionally, insights into market expert’s opinions have been taken to understand the market better.
Global Bentonites Market: Segment Analysis
The research report includes specific segments by region (country), by manufacturers, by Type and by Application. Each type provides information about the production during the forecast period of 2016 to 2027.
Key Companies profiled in this report are Minerals Technologies (Amcol), Bentonite Performance Minerals LLC (BPM), Clariant, Imerys (S&B), Black Hills Bentonite, Wyo-Ben Inc, Bentonite Company LLC (Russia), Tolsa Group, Laviosa Minerals SpA, G & W Mineral Resources, HOJUN, Ningcheng Tianyu, Huawei Bentonite, China Jianping Cuican Peng Run Tu, Xinjiang Nonmetallic Minerals, LKAB Minerals, Ashapura, Star Bentonite Group, Kunimine Industries, Fenghong New Material, Chang’an Renheng, Liufangzi Bentonite, Bentonit União, Castiglioni Pes y Cia, Canbensan, Aydın Bentonit, KarBen, Elementis and more in terms of market share by sales, revenue, average pricing, product type, margins, recent developments etc.
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Segment by Type
- Sodium Bentonite
- Calcium Bentonite
Segment by Application
- Molding Sands
- Iron Ore Pelletizing
- Pet Litter
- Drilling Mud
- Civil Engineering
Table of Content:
1 Bentonites Market Overview
2 Market Competition by Manufacturers
3 Production and Capacity by Region
4 Global Bentonites Consumption by Region
5 Production, Revenue, Price Trend by Type
6 Consumption Analysis by Application
7 Key Companies Profiled
8 Bentonites Manufacturing Cost Analysis
9 Marketing Channel, Distributors and Customers
10 Market Dynamics
11 Production and Supply Forecast
12 Consumption and Demand Forecast
13 Forecast by Type and by Application (2022-2027)
14 Research Finding and Conclusion
15 Methodology and Data Source
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