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Global Metal Scavenging Agents Market by Type (Biodegradable, Non-biodegradable), By Application (Pharmaceutical, Water Treatment, Oil and Gas Industries) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Metal Scavenging Agents Market by Type (Biodegradable, Non-biodegradable), By Application (Pharmaceutical, Water Treatment, Oil and Gas Industries) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 144971 3300 Chemical & Material 377 244 Pages 4.9 (48)

Market Overview:

The global metal scavenging agents market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for metal scavenging agents from various end-use industries, such as pharmaceuticals, water treatment, and oil and gas industries. In addition, the growing awareness about environmental concerns is also propelling the demand for biodegradable metal scavenging agents over non-biodegradable ones. Regionally, North America dominates the global metal scavenging agents market followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. The growth in these regions can be attributed to factors such as stringent environmental regulations mandating use of biodegradable products and rising demand for metals from various end-use industries.

Global Metal Scavenging Agents Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Metal scavenging agents are chemicals that dissolve or corrode metal. They are used to remove rust, scale, and other surface deposits from metal parts.


Biodegradable materials are those which can be broken down by biological processes, such as enzymes or bacteria, to form carbon dioxide and water. Some common examples of biodegradable materials include plant tissues (such as wood), animal manure, composts (such as kitchen waste), and natural fibers.


Non-biodegradable or non-degradable materials are those that do not naturally decompose or break down to harmless products upon death, decay, or natural processes. Some common examples of such materials include polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polystyrene (PS). These are often used in the form of additives for metal scavenging agents.

Application Insights:

The global demand for metal scavenging agents is expected to witness growth in the water treatment application owing to its ability to remove various toxic metals from wastewater, such as copper, lead, and zinc. In addition, it also has the ability to reduce bacteria and other pathogens by consuming organic materials present in water. These factors are projected to drive product demand over the forecast period.

The oil and gas industry is anticipated gain significant traction over the coming years due largely of rising investments from countries such as China and India on account of their rapidly growing economies. The industry requires a large number of chemicals for drilling fluids along with other solutions that are used during oil exploration activities across all regions including Middle East & Africa which provides an ample opportunity for manufacturers globally.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global metal scavenging agents market in 2017. The region is expected to witness a considerable growth rate of 6.8% over the forecast period, owing to rapid industrialization and increasing population in emerging economies such as China and India. In addition, rising demand for consumer goods along with growing investments by foreign players in this region is anticipated to drive industry expansion over the coming years.

The presence of large-scale mining operations coupled with stringent regulations regarding environmental protection from various regulatory bodies such as EPA, PEMEX, etc., has led Asia Pacific regional market dominance followed by North America due to higher consumption rates of metal scavenging agents across end-use industries such as water treatment and pharmaceuticals (medicine).

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for metal scavenging agents from various end-use industries, owing to the growing need for metals and alloys in these industries.
  • Rising awareness about the benefits of using metal scavenging agents among consumers, which is likely to boost the market growth during the forecast period.
  • Growing research and development activities by key players in order to develop novel and efficient metal scavenging agents is expected to propel market growth over the next few years.
  • Increasing investments by manufacturers in marketing and promotional activities to expand their customer base is anticipated to fuel Metal Scavenging Agents market growth in future .

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Metal Scavenging Agents Market Research Report

By Type

Biodegradable, Non-biodegradable

By Application

Pharmaceutical, Water Treatment, Oil and Gas Industries

By Companies

BASF SE, Johnson Matthey, SiliCycle Inc., Biotage, PROCHEM, PhosphonicS Ltd., SUEZ

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Metal Scavenging Agents Market Report Segments:

The global Metal Scavenging Agents market is segmented on the basis of:


Biodegradable, Non-biodegradable

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Pharmaceutical, Water Treatment, Oil and Gas Industries

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. BASF SE
  2. Johnson Matthey
  3. SiliCycle Inc.
  4. Biotage
  6. PhosphonicS Ltd.
  7. SUEZ

Global Metal Scavenging Agents Market Overview

Highlights of The Metal Scavenging Agents Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Biodegradable
    2. Non-biodegradable
  1. By Application:

    1. Pharmaceutical
    2. Water Treatment
    3. Oil and Gas Industries
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Metal Scavenging Agents Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Metal scavenging agents are chemicals that can be used to extract metals from waste materials. They can be used to remove metals such as lead, copper, and zinc from waste materials.

Some of the major companies in the metal scavenging agents market are BASF SE, Johnson Matthey, SiliCycle Inc., Biotage, PROCHEM, PhosphonicS Ltd., SUEZ.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Metal Scavenging Agents Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Metal Scavenging Agents Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Metal Scavenging Agents Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Metal Scavenging Agents Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Metal Scavenging Agents Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Metal Scavenging Agents Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Biodegradable
      5.3.2. Non-biodegradable
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Metal Scavenging Agents Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Pharmaceutical
      6.3.2. Water Treatment
      6.3.3. Oil and Gas Industries
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Metal Scavenging Agents Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Metal Scavenging Agents Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Metal Scavenging Agents Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Metal Scavenging Agents Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Pharmaceutical
      9.4.2. Water Treatment
      9.4.3. Oil and Gas Industries
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Biodegradable
      9.7.2. Non-biodegradable
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Metal Scavenging Agents Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Metal Scavenging Agents Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Pharmaceutical
      10.4.2. Water Treatment
      10.4.3. Oil and Gas Industries
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Biodegradable
      10.7.2. Non-biodegradable
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Metal Scavenging Agents Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Metal Scavenging Agents Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Pharmaceutical
      11.4.2. Water Treatment
      11.4.3. Oil and Gas Industries
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Biodegradable
      11.7.2. Non-biodegradable
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Metal Scavenging Agents Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Metal Scavenging Agents Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Pharmaceutical
      12.4.2. Water Treatment
      12.4.3. Oil and Gas Industries
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Biodegradable
      12.7.2. Non-biodegradable
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Metal Scavenging Agents Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Metal Scavenging Agents Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Pharmaceutical
      13.4.2. Water Treatment
      13.4.3. Oil and Gas Industries
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Metal Scavenging Agents Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Biodegradable
      13.7.2. Non-biodegradable
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Metal Scavenging Agents Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Metal Scavenging Agents Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Metal Scavenging Agents Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Metal Scavenging Agents Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. BASF SE Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Johnson Matthey Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. SiliCycle Inc. Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Biotage Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. PROCHEM Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. PhosphonicS Ltd. Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. SUEZ Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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