Alunite Market

Alunite Market Size, Analysis, and Forecast Report 20172027
February 2017
Report Id : REP-GB-2735
Status : Ongoing
Category : Chemicals and Materials
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Alunite Market
Nonprofessional also knows alunite as Alum Stone. Alunite is available widespread in rock-forming sulfate
mineral that occupies pockets or seams in volcanic rocks such as rhyolites, trachytes, and andesites,
where it is formed gradually through a chemical reaction with escaping sulfurous vapor from molten lava.
The uses of Alunite has been for a long time. It was used as a source of potash (during World War I) and
as a source of alumina (during World War II) to be utilized for various purposes. In Europe, it was used
extensively to make potash alum, which is use for treatment of water, aftershave treatment and has little
kitchen use. For these purposes, it has been mined since the 15th century. Its derivatives have an
extensive use in various industries, which makes alunite a lucrative market, and over the forecast period,
it will exhibit a substantial market share.
Alunite Market: Drivers and Restraints
Alum has several household and industrial uses. Researchers have been able to introduce the derivatives
of alum for various purposes. Potassium alum one of the derivatives of alunite is use in various purposes.
In day-to-day life purposes such as purification of drinking water has been possible with the use of
potassium alum from a very long time. In many places even now potassium alum is preferred to treat
water instead of water purifiers and filters. In pharmaceuticals, alunite derivatives have a significant in
developing a chemical named flocculation, which is used in the manufacturing of styptic pencil. This
pencil can stop bleeding when applied to minor cuts; alunite is also used in making adjuvant for the
vaccine ( a chemical that enhances the immune response). In FMCG and consumable items, alunite is use
as a key ingredient in the manufacturing of deodorant, and as a pickling agent to help keep pickles crisp.
The property of alunite has also made it essential raw material in the manufacturing of flame retardant.
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In cosmetic industry, alunite has found its involvement as an ingredient in the manufacturing of some
depilatory (hair removal) waxes, skin whitener and as an ingredient in some brands of toothpaste. Owing
to its versatile usage and no breakthrough in inventing something, which can replace alunite, the demand
of alunite is expected to grow from a wide range of industries where it has it uses will drive the alunite
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The Recent ban on mining due to its negative impact on the environment, miner’s safety issues are few
possible restraints for the growth of Alunite market.
Alunite Market: Market Segmentation
Based on the end user industry, Alunite market can be segmented into:
 Pharmaceuticals
 Cosmetics
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Global Alunite Market: Regional Outlook
Based on the geographic regions, global Alunite market is segmented into seven key market segments
namely North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Japan, and the
Middle East & Africa. Among the regions mentioned above, North America will dominate the alunite
market over the forecast period. This is because North America region is bestowed with some largest
alunite deposits and various industries which consume large no of alunite is also established in this
particular region. Next to North America, APEJ has the most demand for alunite. The countries such as
China, India, and South Korea will be the key contributor to the growth of Alunite market. In India, alunite
derivatives have an extensive use in water treatment mostly, personal care, etc., which will boost the
growth of alunite market in APEJ. In Western Europe and Eastern Europe, alunite market is growing too; it
has found its extensive use in pharmaceuticals and other applications. Alunite market in Japan has also
gained momentum; chemical industries, pharmaceuticals, etc. are driving the alunite market in Japan. A
region such as Latin America and MEA, the alunite market has not grown in comparison to other regions.
It has limited usage. Over the forecast period, it is anticipated the alunite market in MEA & Latin America
will be on par with the remaining regions.
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Alunite: Key Players
The major players identified in the global Alunite derivatives market includes:
 Sunminerals, Alunite
 Pacer Corporation, Imerys Ceramics
 Alunite Pretoria
 Baslini S.p.A.
 Det-Al Aluminium LLC
 Lincoln Co.
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