Global industry analysis

The Aminopolycarboxylic Acid (APCA)market is an exciting and fast growing industry. Aminopolycarboxylic acids are widely used in industries such as textiles, plastics, papermaking, and automotive, among others.

Substances known as aminopolycarboxylic acids (complexones) have one or more nitrogen atoms bonded through carbon atoms to two or more carboxyl groups. It is a chelating agent with molecules capable of forming multiple bonds to metal ions, increasing the stability of ionic complexes.

Changing the groups connecting the nitrogen atoms can manipulate the chelating properties of the aminopolycarboxylate and increase its selectivity for certain metal ions. The specific method of combining ions and molecules with metal ions is called chelation. As a result of this process, multidentate ligands and monocentric atoms form many different coordination bonds.

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Typically, these ligands are organic compounds and are referred to as sequestering agents, chelating agents, chelating agents, or chelating agents. Aminocarboxylic acids are used in numerous technical and industrial applications.

Aminopolycarboxylic acids (APCAs) are one of the most commonly consumed chelating agents and are used in a variety of applications such as water treatment, pulp and paper, agriculture, household and industrial cleaning. APCA compounds such as EDTA are used extensively in industrial and domestic applications worldwide.

EDTA is one of the most concentrated anthropogenic compounds in European inland waters. EDTA is a chelating ligand with a high affinity constant that forms metal-EDTA complexes that are widely used to sequester metal ions.

In addition, its widespread use in the medical industry is another important factor in its great demand on a global scale. Used in chelation therapy to treat lead and mercury poisoning. The United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved the use of EDTA to treat lead poisoning.

The global water treatment chemicals industry has grown significantly due to factors such as rapid industrialization, strict government regulations and the demand for clean, fresh water for a variety of household and industrial cleaning applications. The need for clean water in agriculture and industry is growing rapidly. To meet these needs, APCA is widely used as a water softener to treat water hardness and remove calcifying calcium and magnesium ions.

Hence, the increasing demand for aminopolycarboxylic acids for water treatment applications is expected to drive the market in the coming years. Furthermore, the increasing demand for APCA in the cleaning and detergent industry is expected to boost the aminopolycarboxylic acid market in the near future.

However, potential health and environmental risks associated with the use of non-biodegradable chelating agents such as EDTA, DTPA and NTA have raised several environmental concerns about their consumption. Due to these factors, the demand for EDTA is expected to increase significantly in the coming years.

The Asia-Pacific region has been the largest market for aminopolycarboxylic acids due to the presence of a significant number of chelating agent manufacturers in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in China. Due to the increasing use of aminopolycarboxylic acids in the existing pulp, paper and textile industries, especially in China and India, the Asia-Pacific region is also expected to see the fastest growth in the coming years. Asia-Pacific is followed by Europe as aminopolycarboxylic acids are increasingly used in pharmaceutical and medical applications in the region.

Major players operating in the Amino Carboxylic Acids market include AkzoNobel NV, BASF SE, Cargill Incorporated, Kemira Oyj, Lanxess AG, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, Tate & Lyle PLC and The Dow Chemical Company.

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The main regions assessed in this report are:

  • North America
    • U.S
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK
    • Eastern Europe
    • CIS
  • APAC
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Others

Main features of this report

  • Drivers, restraints and challenges shaping the dynamics of the Aminopolycarboxylic Acid (APCA) Market
  • Latest innovations and major events in the industry
  • Analysis of the trading strategies of top players.
  • Aminopolycarboxylic Acid (APCA) Market Estimates and Forecasts (2015-2021)

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