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    Hydrocracking Catalyst Market Report

    Hydrocracking Catalyst Market Report
    Report code - SR2728 Published On : Sep,2023 No. of Pages: 200
    Hydrocracking Catalyst Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Grow See more...

    Market Insights

    Hydrocracking is an exothermic catalytic refining process, where heavy hydrocarbons, such as FT wax, VGO, and heavy gas oil, are converted to lighter products such as naphtha, kerosene, and diesel. During this process, olefins and oxygenates can also be converted to paraffins. Catalysts play a vital role in this process by facilitating the breakdown of large hydrocarbon molecules into smaller, more valuable ones. Hydrocracking catalysts are typically composed of a combination of metals (e.g., Nickel-molybdenum [NiMo], cobalt-molybdenum [CoMo]) and various support materials (e.g. zeolites and amorphous silica-alumina). The ratio between the acidic support and active metals is an essential parameter that can be adjusted to reach the optimum catalytic performance.

    The hydrocracking catalyst market experienced a decline of 2% in 2020 amid the pandemic, owing to the decline in refinery product demand, and the slowdown of hydrocracking activity. The market experienced recovery in 2021, followed by healthy growth in 2022.

    Rising global energy consumption, increasing demand for clean fuels, increasing refinery activity, integration of hydrocracking units with another refinery process, and advantages of hydrocracking catalysts, such as the ability to convert heavy feedstocks into high-quality, environmentally compliant fuels, and flexibility to adapt changing market conditions are key factors that give an impetus to the demand for hydrocracking catalyst. Overall, the hydrocracking catalyst market is likely to register a healthy CAGR of 3.8% in the long run to reach US$ 1.3 Billion in 2028.

    Segments Analysis


    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments

    Catalyst-Type Analysis

    Zeolite and Amorphous

    Zeolite is anticipated to remain the dominant as well as the faster-growing catalyst during the forecast period.

    Regional Analysis

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and The Rest of the World

    Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest as well as fastest-growing region during the forecast period.

    Based on the catalyst type, the hydrocracking catalyst market is segmented into zeolite and amorphous. Zeolite is expected to remain the larger and faster-growing catalyst in the market during the forecast period. Among zeolites, Y-zeolite is the most commercially available catalyst in the market. It offers many advantages, such as shape-selective properties, a large internal surface area, and the ability to be modified to adjust its acidity, thermal stability, uniform pore size distribution, and regenerability. These advantages enhance the efficiency and performance of hydrocracking processes while contributing to the production of valuable, environmentally compliant fuels.

    In terms of regions, Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest as well as the fastest-growing market for hydrocracking catalysts during the forecast period owing to rapid economic growth, growing energy demand, stricter environmental regulations, and increasing investment in refining expansion projects. The region includes emerging economies where industrialization and urbanization are occurring at a rapid pace. These markets offer significant growth opportunities for the refining industry stakeholders including hydrocracking catalyst suppliers.

    Key Players

    The market is moderately concentrated with the presence of some key regional and global players. The development of new materials and technologies to improve catalyst performance, increase efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts; and execution of mergers & acquisitions are key strategies adopted by major players to gain a competitive edge in the market. The following are the key players in the hydrocracking catalyst market:

    • Topsoe
    • ART Hydroprocesing
    • Zeolyst International
    • Honeywell International Inc.
    • Axens
    • Sinopec Catalyst Co., Ltd.
    • Albemarle Corporation

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s hydrocracking catalyst market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner in order to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 10 detailed primary interviews with market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

    • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
    • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
    • Market trend and forecast analysis
    • Market segment trend and forecast
    • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, Product portfolio, New Product Launches, etc.
    • COVID-19 impact and its recovery curve
    • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
    • Emerging trends
    • Strategic growth opportunities for existing and new players
    • Key success factors

    The hydrocracking catalyst market is segmented into the following categories. 

    Hydrocracking Catalyst Market, by Catalyst Type

    • Zeolite (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW) 
      • Y-Zeolite (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
      • Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW) 
    • Amorphous (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Hydrocracking Catalyst Market, by Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: The USA, Canada, and Mexico)
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Russia, Germany, Italy, The UK, The Netherlands, and Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: China, Japan, South Korea, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Country Analysis: The Middle East, Latin America, and Others)

    Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to three players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to three players)

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances

    Custom Research: Stratview Research offers custom research services across sectors. In case of any custom research requirement related to market assessment, competitive benchmarking, sourcing and procurement, target screening, and others, please send your inquiry to sales@stratviewresearch.com.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The hydrocracking catalyst market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% by 2028, driven by rising global energy consumption, increasing demand for clean fuels, increasing refinery activity, the integration of hydrocracking units with another refinery process, and the advantages of hydrocracking catalysts.

    Topsoe, ART Hydroprocessing, Zeolyst International, Honeywell International Inc., Axens, Sinopec Catalyst Co., Ltd., and Albemarle Corporation are the leading players in the hydrocracking catalyst market.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain dominant in the hydrocracking catalyst market in the foreseeable future. The key economies driving the regions demand for hydrocracking catalysts are China, India, South Korea, and Japan.

    Zeolite is estimated to be dominant in the market in the coming years. Zeolite catalysts offer a combination of properties that include shape selectivity, high surface area, acidity control, thermal and hydrothermal stability, and regenerability that make them highly effective in hydrocracking processes.


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