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  • Published In : Apr 2024
  • Code : CMI5876
  • Pages :130
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  • Industry : Advanced Materials

Market Size and Trends

The aluminum deoxidizer market is estimated to be valued at USD 432.7 Mn in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 629 Mn by 2031, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% from 2024 to 2031.

Aluminum Deoxidizer Market Key Factors

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The aluminum deoxidizer market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Rise in construction and automotive industries has been the key factor driving the demand for aluminum and increased aluminum production is expected to propel the growth of aluminum deoxidizer market. Aluminum deoxidizer enhances the productivity of aluminum production by preventing the inclusions and defects that arise due to dissolved oxygen. Growing use of aluminum in transportation industry owing to its light weight and high strength properties is also anticipated to boost the market growth during the forecast period. However, fluctuating prices of raw materials and availability of substitutes may hamper the growth of aluminum deoxidizer market.

Augmenting demand of aluminum in automotive industry

The use of aluminum in the automotive industry has been growing significantly over the past decade. Aluminum provides advantages over steel such as being lighter yet still durable. By using aluminum, automakers can make vehicles lighter which improves fuel efficiency as lighter vehicles require less energy to move. Another important factor is that aluminum helps automakers meet corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards and help reduce a manufacturer's fleet-wide average CO2 emissions.  Various forecasts predict that the use of aluminum in automotive applications could grow at 5-7% annually. Automakers have pledged massive investments into research and development of advanced aluminum to utilize its potential further. All these factors mean there will be a steadily rising demand for aluminum deoxidizers to ensure the quality surface treatment for purity of aluminum utilized in automobile manufacturing. The increasing use of aluminum in the automotive industry is a major driver propelling the growth of the aluminum deoxidizer market. The global automobile market is estimated to reach the valuation of US$ 3.95 Trillion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 4.5% between 2023 and 2030.

Market Concentration and Competitive Landscape

Aluminum Deoxidizer Market Concentration, By Players

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Growing Industrialization and Infrastructure Development

Aluminum deoxidizer is essential in metalworking and welding processes involving aluminum. Deoxidizer helps removing oxides and impurities from the metal surface, ensuring clean and reactive surfaces for effective welding, brazing, or soldering. The use of deoxidizers improves the quality and integrity of the welded joints, enhancing the overall strength and durability of fabricated metal structures. Industrial applications often require surface treatment and coating of aluminum components for improved corrosion resistance, adhesion, and appearance. Aluminum deoxidizer is used in surface treatment processes such as etching, conversion coatings, and passivation. Use of deoxidizer helps removing oxygen and oxides from the surface, ensuring a clean and reactive surface for subsequent treatments. The result is enhanced protection and improved performance of aluminum components in industrial environments. Overall, growing industrialization and infrastructure development worldwide are driving the demand for aluminum deoxidizer.

Aluminum Deoxidizer Market Key Takeaways From Lead Analyst

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Market Challenges: Volatile prices of raw materials affecting stability in production  

The cost and availability of raw materials used in the production of aluminum deoxidizers, such as aluminum, silicon, and other alloying elements, can impact the market growth. This increases production costs for manufacturers and affects the profitability. Fluctuating raw material prices also impact the market. This leads to uncertainties in establishing stable long term production cycles and contracts with buyers. Any fluctuations in raw material costs need to be passed on to the customers to maintain margins, which impacts the competitive pricing of aluminum deoxidizer. The recent pandemic disrupted global supply chains, creating shortages of critical inputs. Economic uncertainties led to reduced demand from the end-use industries for the time being.

Market Opportunities: Recycling and Circular Economy

The promotion of recycling and the development of a circular economy have gained traction in recent years. Aluminum recycling helps conserve resources and reduces energy consumption. Deoxidizers that facilitate efficient recycling processes and support the reuse of aluminum can find a niche in the market. Achieving a circular economy requires collaboration among stakeholders across the value chain. Collaboration between deoxidizer manufacturers, aluminum producers, recyclers, and government agencies can help drive innovation, establish efficient recycling systems, and create market demand for specific range of aluminum deoxidizers facilitating the recycling process. Thus, greater emphasis on recycling and circular practices in the aluminum deoxidizer market aligns it well for long-term sustainability and continued growth opportunities.

Aluminum Deoxidizer Market By Type, 2024

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Insights, By Type: Demand for corrosion resistance drives Nitric Acid Based segment

In terms of type of aluminum deoxidizer, nitric acid based segment contributes 61.6% of the market owning to its exceptional corrosion resistance properties. Nitric acid based deoxidizer form a protective layer on the surface of aluminum that prevents corrosion even under harsh operating conditions like high temperatures, moisture, and chemical exposures. This makes nitric acid based deoxidizer highly suitable for applications in industries like automotive and aerospace where parts are expected to endure corrosion for many years without failure. Their corrosion resistance reduces rejection rates during manufacturing and extends product life, offering better performance reliability and safety. With growing demand for corrosion-proof aluminum components across diversifying end-use industries, the nitric acid based segment dominates other types. Nitric Acid based segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% reaching the market size of more than US$ 385 Mn in 2031.

Insights, By End-Use Industry: Automotive industry drives growth

In terms of end-use industry, demand from automotive industry contributes the 42.6% share of the market owing to aluminum's increasing use in vehicle manufacturing. The global automotive industry is rapidly expanding with rising vehicle production and ownership particularly in developing regions. Use of Aluminum deoxidizer is important in the various fabrication processes to manufacture engine parts, wheels, chassis components etc.

Insights, By Distribution Channel: Established offline distribution dominates the market

Offline contributes more than 75% share of the market owing to its wide reach and established supply networks. Major aluminum deoxidizer manufacturers rely on offline channels like direct sales, distributors and retailers to cater global demand. These traditional channels have strong bonding with long-standing automotive, industrial and fabrication customers with just-in-time inventory needs. Consumer industries also depend on physical procurement through distributors for stable aluminum deoxidizer supplies. While online channels are gaining, offline channels still provide more direct customer interactions and technical product support valued by industrial users. This advantage will allow offline channels to strengthen their leading position in the foreseeable future.

Regional Insights

Aluminum Deoxidizer Market Regional Insights,2024

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Asia Pacific has been the dominant region in the global aluminum deoxidizer market for years owing to strong presence of key industry players in the region. Large-scale infrastructure projects in the region are being supported by governmental initiatives like China's Belt and Road initiative and India's Smart Cities Mission. These projects require significant amounts of aluminum products. The Asia Pacific region is a manufacturing hub for the automotive industry. The production of high-grade aluminum for automotive applications necessitates the use of deoxidizer to ensure the desired quality.

With major hubs of automotive and aerospace manufacturing, North America creates significant customized aluminum demand that requires specialized and high quality deoxidizer formulations. Availability of deoxidizer from local suppliers helps minimize delivery times and transportation costs. Sustained economic expansion coupled with government initiatives to grow manufacturing sectors have also augmented fabrication and processing of aluminum products across the region. As a net exporter of aluminum, Asia supplies a major portion of global exports and must adhere to customer-specific quality standards which support utilization of specialized deoxidizer formulations. Strategic partnerships between international deoxidizer vendors and regional aluminum manufacturers will be vital for meeting rising demand in the region.

Market Report Scope

Aluminum Deoxidizer Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2024: US$ 432.7 Mn
Historical Data for: 2019 To 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 To 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 5.5% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 629 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S., Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Type: Nitric Acid Based , Chromic Acid Based , Hydrofluoric Acid Based , Others (Sulfuric Acid Based)
  • By End-Use Industry: Aerospace , Automotive , Construction , Electrical & Electronics , Others (Packaging & Printing etc.)
  • By Distribution Channel: Online (Third Party E-commerce Websites, Company / Brand Websites), Offline (Industrial Supply Stores, Others)
Companies covered:

BASF SE, Belmont Metals, California Custom Products Inc , Cee-Bee Chemicals, Chemeon Surface Technology, LLC, Henkel Corporation, Sanchem Inc., Socomore, Quaker Houghton

Growth Drivers:
  • Augmenting demand of aluminum in automotive industry
  • Growing Industrialization and Infrastructure Development
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Volatile prices of raw materials affecting stability in production
  • Substitution by Alternative Materials.

Market Segmentation

  • Type Insights (Revenue, USD Mn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Nitric Acid Based
    • Chromic Acid Based
    • Hydrofluoric Acid Based
    • Others (Sulfuric Acid Based)
  •  End-use Industry Insights (Revenue, USD Mn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Construction
    • Electrical & Electronics
    • Others (Packaging & Printing etc.)
  •  Distribution Channel Insights (Revenue, USD Mn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Online
      • Third Party E-commerce Websites
      • Company / Brand Websites
    • Offline
      • Industrial Supply Stores
      • Others
  • Regional Insights (Revenue, USD Mn, 2019 - 2031)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France
      • Italy
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • GCC Countries
      • Israel
      • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • South Africa
      • North Africa
      • Central Africa
  • Key Players Insights
    • BASF SE
    • Belmont Metals
    • California Custom Products Inc
    • Cee-Bee Chemicals
    • Chemeon Surface Technology, LLC
    • Henkel Corporation
    • Sanchem Inc.
    • Socomore
    • Quaker Houghton

*Definition: Aluminum deoxidizer is a chemical substance used for the surface treatment of aluminum to remove oxides and other impurities from its surface. The process of deoxidizing aluminum involves the elimination of the thin layer of aluminum oxide that naturally forms on the surface of aluminum due to its exposure to air. There are various Aluminum oxidizer types such as nitric acid based, chromic acid based, hydrofluoric acid based etc.

These deoxidizers, being sold in the powder form and liquid solutions, plays a crucial role in various industries including automotive, aerospace, construction, and others, where the treatment of aluminum surfaces is essential for achieving desired product characteristics.

Frequently Asked Questions

The CAGR of Aluminum Deoxidizer Market is projected to be 5.5% from 2024 to 2031.

Augmenting demand of aluminum in automotive industry and Growing Industrialization and Infrastructure Development are the major factor driving the growth of Aluminum Deoxidizer Market.

Volatile prices of raw materials affecting stability in production and Substitution by Alternative Materials are the major factor hampering the growth of Aluminum Deoxidizer Market.

In terms of Type, Nitric Acid Based, estimated to dominate the market revenue share 2024.

BASF SE, Belmont Metals, California Custom Products Inc, Cee-Bee Chemicals, Chemeon Surface Technology, LLC, Henkel Corporation, Sanchem Inc., Socomore, Quaker Houghton are the major players.

Asia Pacific is expected to lead the Aluminum Deoxidizer Market.

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