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Increasing implementation of wastewater management is boosting the demand for polyacrylamide in Asia Pacific.

2020-11-30

The global polyacrylamide market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years due to increased wastewater management awareness. Therefore, these water-soluble polymers can be used for protein separation and water treatment. Polyacrylamide is produced in liquid or granular form as anionic, nonionic, cationic, and other polymers, including homopolymers and copolymers. The ionic properties of polymers make them suitable for coagulants and flocculants for solid-liquid separation in wastewater treatment.

The increasing adaptability of wastewater treatment is expected to increase this product's demand in the coming years. Besides, polyacrylamide consumption for electrophoresis and contact lenses is increasing and is expected to stimulate market demand. Besides, polyacrylamide is also used as a subcutaneous filler for facial surgeries, which is expected to stimulate the demand over the forecast period. Rising environmental and health concerns associated with this product are expected to restrain the market growth in the coming years. Consumption of polyacrylamide is expected to be restrained due to environmental and government regulations restricting the product's use. Besides, changes in raw material costs are expected to limit the demand shortly.

Polyacrylamide has a wide range of water treatment applications, paper, oil and gas, chemical, and biomedical industries. The polymer is used in sludge digestion and wastewater treatment, which is expected to stimulate market growth due to increasing environmental concerns. The use of polyacrylamide as a friction reducer in drilling technology is expected to increase consumption due to increasing demand from oil and gas fields. The polymer is used as a friction reducer and soil stabilizer and hence is used in mining activities, which is expected to stimulate the market growth in the coming years. Moreover, this chemical has its applications in superior oil recovery processes, which is expected to fuel market growth.

The rapid growth of the biomedical industry is expected to impact the demand shortly positively. Moreover, the demand for paper is also increasing in many industries, including personal care, household, and education. The demand for polyacrylamide is expected to increase shortly, given its use as an adhesive. Ionized polyacrylamides are an important part of drinking water treatment. Trivalent metal salts, such as aluminum chloride and iron chloride, can significantly increase flocculation rates by stretching polyacrylamide polymer chains. The application of polyacrylamide in molecular biology is a buffer for nucleic acid and protein electrophoresis, a PAGE technique (polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis). This technique is called PAGE (polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis). It has been used in the synthesis of boger solutions.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to experience significant growth in the coming years due to rapid development, urbanization, and industrialization in Japan, India, and China. Increasing wastewater treatment activities in Malaysia, India, and China are expected to boost product demand shortly.

North America is expected to offer extensive market growth opportunities in the coming years owing to the booming development of shale gas in the U.S. and increasing oil exploration activities in the U.S. Also, R&D and technological developments in the biopharmaceutical industry are expected to boost the product's application in this segment. Europe is expected to grow shortly as the demand for paper increases in the home and personal care industry, leading to increased polyacrylamide use. The Middle East and Africa region are expected to be a huge market due to large mining and oil and gas activities in many countries, including the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. Latin America is also expected to fuel this polymer's growth in the coming years, considering the region's high agricultural production and the increasing need for soil stabilization and enhanced oil extraction activities.