The aluminum deoxidizer market is estimated to be valued at US$ 3.13 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Aluminum deoxidizers are important additives used in aluminum melting and casting processes. They help remove dissolved oxygen and prevent formation of unwanted aluminum oxide inclusions during processing. Some of the common aluminum deoxidizers used are titanium, boron, phosphorus, silicon, calcium etc. They react with oxygen and form precipitates of Al-X-O compounds, where X is the deoxidizer element. This protects melted aluminum from oxidation during melting and holding stages. The end products are then cast into various shapes and forms as per industry requirements for construction, automotive, packaging and other applications.
Growing demand for lightweight materials from automotive industry is a key driver for aluminum deoxidizer market. Automakers are increasingly preferring aluminum over steel to produce lightweight vehicle structures and components. This helps improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. According to Aluminum Association, the average aluminum content in vehicles has doubled from 220 lbs in 1990 to over 450 lbs currently.Further, ongoing infrastructure development projects across regions along with expanding construction industry is also fueling the demand. However, environmental regulations around certain deoxidizers like calcium may act as a restraint. Stringent restrictions on boron and phosphorus due to groundwater contamination risks can also impact the industry dynamics.
The aluminum deoxidizer market is segmented into natural aluminum deoxidizers and synthetic aluminum deoxidizers. Natural deoxidizers include alumina and lime, while synthetic deoxidizers include aluminum triethyl, aluminum triisopropoxide, sodium aluminate, and potassium aluminate. The synthetic aluminum deoxidizers segment is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period due to its effectiveness in controlling precise amounts of dissolved oxygen in aluminum alloys during casting.
- Political: There are no significant political risks impacting the aluminum deoxidizer market landscape.
- Economic: The macroeconomic growth across major industries like construction, transportation, and packaging is expected to fuel the demand for aluminum metal which in turn will drive the aluminum deoxidizer market growth over the coming years.
- Social: Rising consumer disposable income and changing lifestyles have increased the demand for aluminum products in numerous applications which is anticipated to positively influence the market.
- Technological: Innovations in aluminum production technologies facilitate improved quality and productivity. Advancements in synthesis processes for developing enhanced deoxidizers are also expected to support the market expansion.
The global aluminum deoxidizer market is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period, due to increasing demand from the aluminum casting and aluminum recycling industries. The market size for 2023 is estimated at US$ 3.13 Bn.
Regional analysis: Asia Pacific region is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period owing to high production of aluminum and presence of key manufacturers in countries like China and India.
Key players analysis: Key players operating in the aluminum deoxidizer market are Almatis GmbH, AluChem, Inc., Motim Electrocorundum Ltd., READE Advanced Materials, Zibo Honghe Chemical Co., Ltd., Henan HengXin Industrial & Mineral Products Co., Ltd., Prince Minerals LLC, HAIHUI Group Co., Ltd., Gongyi City Meiqi Industry & Trade Co., Ltd., Xinzheng Chengxin Carbon Co., Ltd.,Henan Junsheng Refractories Limited, Luoyang Zhongsen Refractory Co., Limited, Jiaozuo BeiYuan Chemical Co., Ltd., Gongyi City Xianke Water Supply Material Co., Ltd., Zibo Jiuchen Industry & Trade Co., Ltd.