Polyacrylamide Market

Global Polyacrylamide Market Research Report: Information Based on by physical form (powder, liquid, and emulsion/dispersions), application (enhanced oil recovery, flocculants for water treatment, soil conditioner, binders and stabilizers in cosmetics, and other applications), end-user industry (water treatment, oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining, and other end-user industries), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2023-2031.

Chemical & Material | October 2023 | Report ID: EMR00203 | Pages: 217

Global Polyacrylamide Market is predicted to reach approximately USD 9.11 Billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 5.29% from 2023 to 2031. Polyacrylamide (PAM) is a synthetic polymer derived from the polymerization of acrylamide monomer, with the molecular formula CH2CHCONH2. This versatile polymer finds extensive application in various industries. It is commonly utilized for solid-liquid flocculation processes, such as water treatment, paper making, and screen printing, owing to its gel-like properties. Additionally, polyacrylamide and its derivatives are widely employed in enhanced oil recovery and soil conditioning. The polymer is available in powder, solution, and emulsion forms, and is also used as a chemical intermediate for producing N-Methylol acrylamide and N-butoxyacrylamide, further expanding its utility in diverse industrial processes.



Global Polyacrylamide Market REPORT SCOPE & SEGMENTATION

Report Attribute


Market Value (2022)

6.03 billion

Projected Market Value (2031)

9.11 billion

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis By Physical Form, Based on application, By End-user Industry & Region.

Segments Covered

By Physical Form, Based on application, By End-user Industry & Region.

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031.

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others.

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis.

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Delivered as an attached PDF and Excel through email, according to the purchase option.


Global polyacrylamide market Dynamics

Several main factors influence the market dynamics of the polyacrylamide sector. Polyacrylamide is in high demand as an effective flocculant in water treatment processes due to the increased emphasis on wastewater treatment and environmental requirements. The expanding use of enhanced oil recovery techniques in the oil and gas industry accelerates market expansion even further. Furthermore, the growing awareness of sustainable agriculture practises and soil conditioning boosts polyacrylamide demand in the agriculture industry. Technological developments, product innovations, and strategic collaborations among market participants all contribute to the polyacrylamide market's dynamic nature, promoting growth and creating new opportunities for industry expansion.


Global polyacrylamide market Drivers

The growing use of polyacrylamide in the petroleum industry, specifically for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications, is driving the global polyacrylamide market. Polyacrylamide is critical in boosting oil recovery from reservoirs, increasing production rates, and optimising oil extraction efficiency. The increasing demand for oil, combined with the necessity to develop mature oil fields as well as unconventional resources, have encouraged the use of polyacrylamide in EOR procedures. Polyacrylamide, with its capacity to improve oil displacement, reduce viscosity, and improve sweep efficiency, is a significant driver for the global market, catering to the changing needs of the petroleum industry.


  • Restraints:

Concerns about the potential adverse effects of polyacrylamide use are one of the key barriers for the global polyacrylamide industry. The use of polyacrylamide in agricultural applications raises concerns regarding acrylamide contamination of food products, which is a proven carcinogen and neurotoxic. These worries concentrate around the potential health dangers provided by acrylamide in food. As a result, in order to ensure the safety and well-being of consumers and the environment, extensive examination, strict restrictions, and good handling practises are required to minimise the dangers connected with polyacrylamide usage.


  • Opportunities:

The worldwide polyacrylamide industry offers numerous opportunities for expansion and development. One major opportunity is the growing need for water treatment solutions around the world, which is being driven by the need for clean and safe water sources. Furthermore, the growing emphasis on sustainable agriculture practises and soil conditioning provides opportunities for the use of polyacrylamide in precision farming and erosion prevention. Polyacrylamide has prospects in the increasing cosmetics industry as binders and stabilisers in cosmetic compositions. With numerous applications across sectors, the polyacrylamide market offers significant opportunity for firms to capitalise on growing opportunities and meet changing market demands.



  • Segment Overview

By Physical Form

In the polyacrylamide sector, segmentation is done based on the physical form of the product, which comprises powder, liquid, and emulsion/dispersions. Polyacrylamide is available in powder form, which makes it easier to handle and store. Liquid polyacrylamide is easy to use and enables for precise dosing in a variety of applications. Polyacrylamide emulsions and dispersions provide a stable and homogeneous solution, allowing for consistent distribution and application. This physical form segmentation allows manufacturers and end-users to select the most appropriate form of polyacrylamide for their unique needs, enabling efficient and effective utilisation across a wide range of industries and applications.


Based on application

Segmentation in the polyacrylamide industry based on application is done including encompassing enhanced oil recovery, flocculants for water treatment, soil conditioner, binders and stabilizers in cosmetics, and other applications. Polyacrylamide plays a vital role in enhanced oil recovery techniques, improving oil extraction efficiency. In water treatment, it serves as a flocculant, facilitating solid-liquid separation and purifying water. As a soil conditioner, polyacrylamide helps retain moisture and improve soil structure. It also finds application as binders and stabilizers in cosmetics, enhancing product formulation and performance. This application-based segmentation enables customized solutions for diverse industries, meeting specific needs and driving the widespread adoption of polyacrylamide


By End-user

By End User, the industry is segmented including water treatment, oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining, and other end-user industries. In the water treatment sector, polyacrylamide is widely used for flocculation and sedimentation processes. In the oil and gas industry, it finds application in enhanced oil recovery and drilling operations. Polyacrylamide also plays a crucial role in the pulp and paper industry for retention and drainage improvement. In the mining sector, it aids in mineral processing and tailings management. Other end-user industries, such as agriculture, textiles, and personal care, also utilize polyacrylamide for various applications. This end-user-based segmentation enables targeted solutions and caters to the diverse needs of different industries, driving the demand for polyacrylamide.


Global polyacrylamide market Overview by Region.

The Asia-Pacific region holds significant potential for market expansion. The region's favorable market conditions, coupled with increasing industrialization, technological advancements, and growing investments in various sectors, contribute to the expected high growth rate. With a strong focus on infrastructure development and rising consumer demand, Asia-Pacific emerges as a key driver in the global market, presenting lucrative opportunities for industry players operating in the region.



The stringent regulations governing wastewater disposal in North America are anticipated to drive the demand for polyacrylamide. These regulations necessitate effective treatment of industrial wastewater, creating a market need for polyacrylamide as a flocculant and water treatment solution. As companies strive to comply with these regulations and mitigate environmental impact, the demand for polyacrylamide is expected to increase, presenting growth opportunities for the industry in the North American region.


Global polyacrylamide market Competitive Landscape

The polyacrylamide market is characterised by a highly competitive environment and the presence of multiple major and well-established firms. These businesses compete fiercely for market share and strive to maintain their dominant positions. As firms strive to differentiate themselves and create unique value propositions, the competitive climate encourages innovation, product development, and strategic activities. Furthermore, the market's competitiveness stimulates innovations in technology, quality, and customer service, ultimately benefiting customers and encouraging the polyacrylamide industry's overall growth and development. The major players in the market are, SNF Group, BASF SE, Kemira, Ashland Inc., Anhui Jucheng Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. (CJCC), Black Rose Industries Ltd., Dongying Kechuang Biochemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Shandong Polymer Bio-Chemicals Co., Ltd., Xitao Polymer Co., Ltd., ZL EOR Chemicals Ltd.


Global polyacrylamide market Recent Developments

In Feb 2022,

Kemira revealed its commencement of large-scale manufacturing for a novel polymer made from biobased feedstock, specifically polyacrylamide.


Scope of Global polyacrylamide market Report

Global polyacrylamide market Report Segmentation



By Physical Form

  • Powder
  • Liquid
  • Emulsion/Dispersions

Based on application

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Flocculants for Water Treatment
  • Soil Conditioner
  • Binders and Stabilizers in Cosmetics
  • Other Applications

By End-user Industry

  • Water Treatment
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Mining
  • Other End-user Industries

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


  • Available upon request



Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:


  • Global polyacrylamide market Size and Forecast:

To identify and estimate the market size for Global polyacrylamide market segmented by technology, component, payment mode, vertical, and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of contactless payment between 2023 and 2031.


  • Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for Global polyacrylamide market


  • Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are affecting the market of Global polyacrylamide market among consumers


  • Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Global polyacrylamide market forecast period is 2023 - 2031
According to Global polyacrylamide market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~ 5.29% over the next eight years.
The possible segments in Global polyacrylamide market are Based on By Physical Form, Based on application, By End-user Industry & Region.
The expected market size for Global polyacrylamide market is 9.11 billion
The major players in the market are, SNF Group, BASF SE, Kemira, Ashland Inc., Anhui Jucheng Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. (CJCC), Black Rose Industries Ltd., Dongying Kechuang Biochemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Shandong Polymer Bio-Chemicals Co., Ltd., Xitao Polymer Co., Ltd., ZL EOR Chemicals Ltd.