Flotation Reagent Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2021-2027)


Emphasis on Type (Flocculants, Collectors, Frothers, Dispersants, and Others.); Application (Water & Wastewater Treatment, Explosives & Drilling, Paper Recycling, Industrial Processing, and Others) and Region/Country







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Flotation Reagent Market
Flotation Reagent Market

The Global Flotation Reagent Market is expected to witness a CAGR of around 5.27% during the forecast period (2021–2027). As the market is anticipated to witness an uptick owing to growth rapid urbanization, rise in disposable income, and industrialization across the globe. For instance, according to the European Commission and EU Research and Innovation Magazine, the demand for electric vehicles and energy storage will increase by 500% by the year 2050 and that will positively impact the market growth of minerals such as graphite, lithium, and cobalt during the forecasted period.

Flotation reagents refer to the agent that is used in the mineral flotation process, which can adjust the flotation behavior of minerals thus achieving a good effect of mineral separation. In addition, using flotation reagents is the most flexible, effective, and convenient method of controlling the flotation process. As this process involves the aeration of minerals in water during the presence of flotation reagents. Flotation reagents include pH promoters, regulators, conditioning agents, slime dispersants, sulphidizers, activators, and others. They are available in various forms such as – solid, pellets, and liquid forms. Few flotation reagents are available in various types which are – nonionic, cationic, or anionic.

BASF SE, Cytec Solvay Group, Orica, Dow Chemical, Kao Corporation, Clariant AG, Evonik, Huntsman Corporation, Kemira Oyj, and AkzoNobel. Several M&As along with partnerships have been undertaken by these players to develop the flotation reagent market.

However, Covid – 19 has devasted the global economy due to which many sectors experienced a downfall. Several countries enforced nationwide lockdowns as part of measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The growth of the flotation reagents market was also affected due to the shutdown of manufacturing activities and the decline in demand for commercial services in 2020. In addition, volatility in the prices of reagents during the pandemic further aggravated the impact on the market of flotation reagents. As the COVID has shifted toward clean energy and net-zero emissions which is expected to encourage the demand for renewables over the next few years, minimizing the reliance on oil, gas, and coal, that will drive the market of using flotation reagents during the forecasted period.

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“Amongst type, frothers hold a significant share in the market”

Based on type, the market is fragmented into flocculants, collectors, frothers, dispersants, and others. During the forecast period, the frothers segment is likely to dominate the global flotation reagents market. The use of frothers is increasing as it plays multiple roles as a flotation reagent in different particulate matters. In addition, froth flotation is a process for selectively separating hydrophobic materials from hydrophilic. This is used in mineral processing, paper recycling, and waste-water treatment industries. Factors such as rising awareness among manufacturers and consumers to recycle paper to achieve sustainability are escalating the market size of the flotation reagents market. For instance: According to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2018, approximately 46 million tons of paper and paperboard were recycled in 2018 for a recycling rate of 68.2 percent, which was the highest compared to other materials in municipal solid waste (MSW).

“Amongst application, water & wastewater treatment to hold a significant share in the market”

Based on application, the market is fragmented into water & wastewater treatment, explosives & drilling, paper recycling, industrial processing, and others. During the forecast period, the water & wastewater treatment segment is likely to dominate the global flotation reagents market. In addition, many industries discard various contaminated chemical water which contains injurious synthetic compounds which are anticipated to deploy the waste & wastewater treatment that will positively impact the growth of the flotation reagents market.

Asia-Pacific to witness significant growth during the forecast period”

Asia- Pacific is one of the fastest-growing regions for flotation reagents due to its rapid population growth which is leading to the demand for clean drinking water within the region. In addition, India’s water demand is rapidly growing, and the government is also taking various measures and implementing policies toward clean water. Hence, this will increase the wastewater within the nation and that will positively affect the growth of the floatation reagent market. Additionally, Government is imposing certain rules & regulations on wastewater treatment which is increased by many mineral resources such as coal, zinc, copper, and others, that will contribute to the growth of floatation reagents in the market during the forthcoming years. Furthermore, In India, as per the Composite Water Management Index – Niti Aayog, 6% of GDP will be lost by 2050 due to the water crisis under a business-as-usual scenario. So, the growing mining activities are going to anticipate the demands for flotation reagents during the forecasted period.

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  • Detailed examination of drivers, restraints, key trends, and opportunities prevailing in the industry.
  • The study comprehensively covers the market across different segments.
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry.


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1.1.Market Definitions
1.4.Currency used in Report


2.1.Research Process of the Flotation Reagents Market
2.2.Research Methodology of the Flotation Reagents Market
2.3.Forecasting Method   
2.4.Respondent Profile   
2.5.Main Objective of the Flotation Reagents Market Study








8.1.Water & Wastewater treatment
8.2.Explosives & Drilling
8.3.Paper Recycling
8.4.Industrial Processing


9.1.North America
 9.1.1. U.S.
 9.1.2. Canada
 9.1.3. Rest of North America
 9.2.1. Germany
 9.2.2. United Kingdom
 9.2.3. France
 9.2.4. Spain
 9.2.5. Italy
 9.2.6.Rest of Europe
 9.3.1. China
 9.3.2. Japan
 9.3.3. India
 9.3.4. Australia
 9.3.5. Rest of Asia-Pacific
9.4.Rest of World
10.1.Market Drivers
10.2.Market Challenges
10.3.Impact Analysis






14.1.Competitive Landscape
 14.1.1.Porter’s Five Analysis


15.1.BASF SE 
15.2.Cytec Solvay Group
15.4.Dow Chemical, 
15.5.Kao Corporation,
15.6.Clariant AG
15.8.Huntsman Corporation
15.9.Kemira Oyj




Research Methodology

Research Methodology for the Global Flotation Reagent Market Analysis (2021-2027)

Analyzing the historical market, estimating the current market, and forecasting the future market of the global flotation reagent market were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze the adoption of the flotation reagent in major regions globally. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the global flotation reagent market. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a top-down/bottom-up approach to forecasting the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments of the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the flotation reagent market through company internal sources such as annual reports & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the flotation reagent market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather historical market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. Major segments are included in the report as type and application. Further country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of testing models in that region.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of the flotation reagent market. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as Rising flotation reagents demand in the wastewater industry. A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenarios considering top partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, business expansion, and product launches in the flotation reagent market sector across the globe.

Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the global flotation reagent market, and market shares of the segments. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., top-down/bottom-up approach were applied to arrive at the market forecast for 2027 for different segments and sub-segments across the major markets globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of revenue (USD) and the adoption rate of the flotation reagent market across the major markets domestically
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the global flotation reagent market in terms of type and application. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market


Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

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Market Engineering

The data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at a precise statistical number for each segment and sub-segment of the global flotation reagent market. Data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the areas of various type and application in the global flotation reagent market.

The main objective of the global flotation reagent Market Study

The current & future market trends other than the global flotation reagent market were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investment on the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends determined the overall attractiveness of the market at a regional level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit from a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the flotation reagent market in terms of value (USD). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments.
  • Segments in the study include areas of type and application.
  • Define and analysis of the regulatory framework for the flotation reagent market industry.
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry.
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the flotation reagent market for the major region.
  • Major countries of regions studied in the report include Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Rest of the world.
  • Company profiles of the flotation reagent market and the growth strategies adopted by the market players to sustain in the fast-growing market
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry

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