Global Paraffin Hydrotreating Catalyst Market, By Product Type (Hydrogenation Catalyst, Hydrodesulfurization Catalyst), By Application (Chemical Industry, Food Industry), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa), Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020-2027

November 2020
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Global Paraffin Hydrotreating Catalyst Market Size – Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2027


The Global Paraffin Hydrotreating Catalyst market size was calculated to be USD xx billion in 20xx and is expected to take a surge at a CAGR of xx% till 2027 with an approximate value of USD xx till the forecast year. The importance of hydrotreaters has increased as the sulfur limits of the finished products are required to be lowered. Moreover, key conversion units like reformer are also conversion proceeded, the feed must be hydrotreated to avoid contaminants to poison the catalyst and cause the process to inhibit.

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Global Paraffin Hydrotreating Market Overview


Hydrotreating is a chemical engineering process, in which hydrogen is used to eliminate contaminants, impurities. A hydrotreater unit is primarily used, to eradicate impurities in between streams before finally getting blend into refined finished product or getting fed into another processing unit for the refinery. This technique is majorly is used in the process of Oil Refining, etc. And the Hydrotreating Catalyst is used for the removal of sulfur, nitrogen, and other impurities from the refinery. Moreover, they improve the properties of a product as the addition of Hydrogen helps a lot. Hydrogen addition aids with the improved performance of downstream catalysts and related processes. The paraffin/wax hydrotreatment is the hydrotreating of crude wax/paraffin from the dewaxing (the process in which wax/paraffin is removed from a material or a surface) of the spindle, light neutral, medium neutral, heavy neutral, and bright stock oil. The procured material was studied and found to have refined paraffin which is suitable for high-end, high-grade applications and purposes.


Global Paraffin Hydrotreating Market


Growth Drivers


Government policies and regulations for harmful emissions

In recent years, the respective governments of various countries are focusing more on the sustainable treatment of all resources. Additionally, also making sure that every resource used or consumed have lesser or minimum by-product which could mainly affect the environment negatively. The extensive usage of paraffin hydrotreating catalysts leads to many benefits. One such is purifying of fuel/oil, the purification results in a reduced amount of sulfur dioxide emissions. Therefore, the government has drafted out several acts, regulations, and policies to carry out the goal of less to nil environmental damage. For instance, as per the International Maritime Organization 2020 regulation, all sea-going vessels globally would require reducing the level of their emissions by 85%. To do so, the oil from which these vessels are fueled should have 3.50% to 0.5% reduced sulfur content.


A rise in transportation sectors

With the rise in the manufacturing of vehicles, automobiles in developing countries the demand for sustainable and eco-friendly fuels has accelerated. The Asia-Pacific region has mainly caused a stir in growth. As countries like China and India’s rising population is directly affecting the need for transportations there, resultantly increase in the demand for fuel/ oil. Therefore, fuel/ oil treatment due to sulfur toxication is mandatory, which will eventually give a boost to the paraffin hydrotreating catalyst market.




Approaches made in green fuels, biofuels, and electrically powered vehicles

The advancements made in biofuels have led to an increase of 7% in the production of transport biofuels. If this continues to take place, then the transportation market will likely take a shift towards biofuels. Also, the sudden rise in electric-powered vehicles may restrict or hinder the much-expected market growth, as our Paraffin Hydrotreating Catalyst market is driving growth from the conventional form of fuels.


Impact of the COVID-19 on Global Paraffin Hydrotreating Market


The Covid-19 has hit the worldwide market harshly, which has resulted in temporary closures of many industries, in accordance to avoid the spread. This has become a major concern for all kinds of markets worldwide. Though despite all of this, there has been a crucial decline in the demand for oil & petroleum in various sectors. This is evident from the fact that there has been a global drop of 15% due to the pause in air travel and other factors such as lockdowns.



Global Paraffin Hydrotreating Catalyst Market Segmentation: By Product Type


Based on product type, the market is segmented into Hydrogenation Catalyst and Hydrodesulfurization Catalyst. These are distinguished based on the reaction carried by each of them. The hydrogenation catalysts take out hydrogenation; hydrogenation is a reaction in which H2, or dihydrogen is added over the double or triple bonds. The reaction is popularly utilized and in labs for various factory & industry applications. The reaction is generally carried out by the metal catalyst, which is known as catalytic reduction or catalytic hydrogenation. Another catalyst is the Hydrodesulfurization Catalyst, which carries out the reaction of Hydrodesulfurization. Hydrodesulfurization (HDS) is a catalytic chemical reaction, majorly used to remove sulfur from the refined petroleum products, which are used a fuel or fuel oils in various vehicles. In comparison with both, the hydrodesulfurization catalyst is anticipated to witness growth as its demand in the vehicle and fuel oil industries is increasing. 


Global Paraffin Hydrotreating Catalyst Market Segmentation: By Application


The application segment in the Global Paraffin Hydrotreating Catalyst is divided into the Chemical industry and Food industry. The chemical industry is inclusive of all the other end-user industries such as factory and industry level hydrogenation and hydrodesulfurization process. Which are essential to carry out to eliminate hydrogen bonds and other is needed to eradicate or remove sulfur from the oil or petroleum product. Through the recent analysis, the Chemical industry is expected to swell noticeably in the forecast period.


Global Paraffin Hydrotreating Catalyst Market Segmentation: Regional Analysis


The Asia Pacific is going to dominate the market, due to increased populations leading to multiple productions and manufacturing taking place annually to serve the market. All of this would lead to the rise in the graph for the expected term.


Recent Developments



      Honeywell in recent past years has announced that UkrGasVydobuvannya (UGV), a Ukraine-based gas producer, had started making use of Honeywell UOP's hydrotreating catalyst called HYT- 4118 Unity to produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel.

      November of 2018, Albemarle, a leading name in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced that they are going to set up a launch XPLORE, a new platform for the clean transportation fuels industries(s).

Competitive Landscape

The market participants for the Global Paraffin Hydrotreating Catalysts are Arkema, DuPont, Haldor Topsoe,Riogen, Sinopec, among several others.   

Scope of the Report



Years Considered

Historical data – 2016-2019

Base Year – 2020

Forecast – 2020 – 2027

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Billion

Market Coverage

U.S, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, China, India, Argentina, UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia.

Product/Service Segmentation

By Product Type, By Application, By Region

Key Players


Arkema, DuPont, Haldor Topsoe, Riogen, Sinopec, among several others.  


Scope of the Report

By Product Type

      Hydrogenation Catalyst

      Hydrodesulfurization Catalyst

By Application

      Chemical Industry

      Food Industry

By Region


      North America


      Asia Pacific

      South America

      Middle East & Africa



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