The emerging global ionic liquids (ILs) market size is anticipated to reach over USD 40 Million for the forecasted year 2016 to 2024 with a CAGR around 9.35 %. The major key drivers of ionic liquids markets are driven because of unique properties and their rising demand.
Another driving factor is the development of newer ionic liquid applications and commercializing it into the market. The market has been segmented on the basis of applications such as catalyst, solvents, plastics, process and operating fluids, electrochemistry, bio- refineries and batteries.
Ionic liquids are special molten salts in the liquid state with high melting point. The properties of ionic liquids are low combustibility, chemically and thermally stable, volatility and good solvating properties. These liquids have the ability to act as solvent and catalyst to speed up performance in industries.
Major restraints in ILs are a high cost which has to be recovered by developing new synthetic approaches to manufacturing an environmentally sustainable renewable raw materials and less expensive ILs. The inexpensive and available raw materials such as carbohydrates are used in the synthesis of ILs.
Wide industrial applications drive the overall ionic liquids growth. Solvent and catalyst account for maximum revenue share in the global market. The bio refineries, electrochemistry, and batteries industries are expected to have a significant growth.
Potential applications in which ILs used are gas handling, solar thermal energy, nuclear fuel reprocessing, waste recycling and carbon capture. For bio refineries industries, it used for pre processing of feedstock.
Government regulations are focusing on environmental sustainability, so this ILs can have high demand in the market and it can be used for the recycling process. Refineries are having the high demand of ILs because of it physical properties.
Industries are conducting research on these ionic liquids for the development of better quality product at the inexpensive price. The ionic fluids crude materials are extremely costly. These ionic liquids are having high open doors for the coordinated effort and for commercialization of utilizations.
The hazardous and unsafe properties of numerous solvents especially chlorinated hydrocarbons posture significant natural concerns, for example, climatic discharges and purification of water effluents.
It is perceived that utilizing the use of nonconventional solvents as options for naturally disagreeable conventional solvents can lessen waste dissolvable creation and subsequently decrease the negative effect on the environment to a great extent.
The component controlling the development of ionic fluids business sector is its cost. As these ionic liquids are fabricated on a little scale, when the demand becomes inferable from commercialization of utilizations, the costs are relied upon to decline to make their utilization in different procedures financial and feasible.
Industries can itself collaborate each other for the particular period of time till the time market gets stable growth. Some of the challenges are stabilizing the market growth and reducing the price of the raw materials.
Bio-refineries have significant demand because of ionic liquids properties, which makes them a potential substitution of mechanical solvents or key segment in different applications. It can replace the industrial solvents in refineries. Thermal stability of this synthetic ILs was less when compared to the regular higher cost ILs.
Ionic Liquids market has been segmented on the basis of regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. China is the largest and highest manufacturer of ionic liquids in the global market.
Asia Pacific is one of the largest ionic liquids market. China, India, Japan, and Malaysia are the major leading market for ILs and they are expected to continue its dominance on account of low labor cost, attracting foreign investors and adopting new synthetic process using ILs. They are mainly focusing on high quality and low-cost applications.
North America is the second largest Ionic liquid market. North America supplies their manufactured ionic liquids to the global market. They are focusing on the commercialize ILs applications.
Europe is expected to show a steady growth in the forecasted year. South America and Africa offer low opportunities for ILs market owing to lack of sufficient application based manufacturing industries.
Key industry players dominating market include Merck KGaA (Germany), BASF SE (Germany), Tatva Chintan Pharma Chem Pvt. Ltd. (India), Reinste Nanoventure (India), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Ionic Liquids Technologies (IoLiTec) GmbH (Germany), Salvonic SA (France), Proionic (Austria), CoorsTek Speciality Chemicals (U.S.), The Chemours Company (U.S.), Strem Chemicals Inc. (U.S.) and Jinkai Chemical Co., Ltd. (China).
Entering into the Ionic liquids market is one of the biggest challenges to target manufacturers, technology providers, industries and government associations to bring the stable market. Major companies are involved in continuous research and innovation of better efficient ionic liquids.
Research Support Specialist, USA