are chemical compounds derived from carboxylic acids and these polymers find applications in construction, water treatments, oilfields and refineries, manufacturing and in HVAC systems. The water soluble polymers that are derived from polycarboxylic acids have seen major applications in water treatment. The derivatives of polycarboxylic acids are polycarboxylates, phosphonates, polyphosphates, metal salts and sulfonates. The polymers from carboxylic acids are readily prepared by copolymerization of carboxylic monomers with other co monomers by free radical polymerization system. Hydrophilic polymers, also derived from carboxylic acids are prepared by copolymerization of acrylics with acrylates threw distillation process.The global polycarboxylic based polymers market
has been segmented with respect to different parameters such as types, applications and end users. Based on type the polycarboxylic based polymers are segmented into:
- Poly acrylics,
- Polycarboxylates based polymers
The polycarboxylic based polymers market is divided into stabilizers, dispersants, anti-scaling agents, plasticizers and concrete additives based on its applications. The end users of polycarboxylic based polymers are water treatment plants, oil fields & refineries, construction, manufacturing and HVAC systems. This market is geographically segmented into four regions; North America, Europe, APAC, and RoW.
Polycarboxylic based polymers act as highly efficient water reduction agents that had revolutionized the advanced concrete and mortar market. Plasticizers or high range water reducers are added to concrete to improve work ability. Polyacrylic polymers also derived from carboxylic acids, are used in water treatment as dispersants and antiscalants for reverse osmosis membrane systems, thus ensuring water purity. These polymers are prominently used in industrial process water treatment cooling water circuits as hardness stabilizers. Water treatment technology has made significant advances since the introduction of synthetic water treatment polymers as wide range of homo polymers and copolymers are available for use by water treatment formulators.Extensive Application of Polycarboxylic Polymers in Various Fields and End User Industries will Stimulate the Growth of Polycarboxylic Based Polymers Market.
The polycarboxylic based polymers are also used as additives in the form of dispersants in oil and petroleum refining and other oilfield applications. To reduce the pressure generated by concrete pumping, polycarboxylic acid-based super plasticizers are used. Polycarboxylic aqueous polymers dispersions are used as coating for paper/board to provide binding potential. While the polycarboxylic polymers market fragmented in terms of suppliers, following are few of the major manufacturers:
- Kao Corporation
- Clariant AG
- Sika AG
- BASF SE