Diatomite finding huge number of applications in several sectors such as filters material as well as filter aid. However, the market for diatomite is expected to witness significant growth across the globe. In addition to this, natural filtering specifications owing to its exclusive honeycomb structure and its increasing usage across filtration application and food & beverages industry are some of the major factors for the growth of global diatomite market.
Furthermore, huge filtering applications of diatomite due to its superior physical structure as well its growing applications in filtration is also projected to be a major market driver into coming future. In addition, chemical and physical characteristics of diatomite such as high silica, abrasiveness, as well as surface area also promote its usage in the number of applications such as functional additives, pharmaceuticals, filtration, absorbents that is likely to fuel the diatomite market growth into coming years.
Moreover, filtration market is one of the highest end-user vertical of diatomite due to its superior purifying capabilities. Likewise, increasing usage of diatomite in the number of industries like plastics, pharmaceutical, sealants, insecticides, paper, adhesive, as well as chemical is anticipated to boost the diatomite market growth into coming future. Furthermore, filtration sector is also accounted for the highest share in terms of revenue across diatomite applications due to the huge number of usage as a filter media.
In addition to this, higher diatomite filtration applications across water treatment, wine as well as beer making, and pharmaceuticals manufacturing. However, diatomite usage in plastic sector for anti-blocking agent helps in plastic parts separation while separation as well as manufacturing plastic bags.
In addition, increasing use of diatomite in facial scrub, metal polishes, and toothpastes is increasing its applications due to its characteristics including high surface area, friable, as well as small sized silica particles.
Additionally, cosmetics application of diatomite such as several cosmetic powder applications is also increasing at a rapid pace. However, it is highly used in agriculture industry such as rodenticide, fungicides, and insecticides due to it’s the high number of dehydration properties. In addition, other diatomite application such as increasing medium in hydroponic gardens is growing hugely across the globe. Microbial degradation may include several bacteria species that could increase the dissolution of silica rate in living and dead diatoms.
Furthermore, diatomite degradation reserves by abrasion may involve reserve depletion owing to several natural phenomenon such as floods as well as sand storms. Increasing health as well as safety concerns is the other factor will hamper the growth of global diatomite market into coming future. According to the geographical front, the North America is one of the major markets accounted for highest share due to the huge amount of diatomite across the region. In addition to this, growing demand from the huge number of industrial applications such as crop protection chemical, absorbent, and water treatment is also likely to increase the market growth into coming years. Thus, United States had the largest demand for diatomite into coming few years.