China Ion-exchange Membrane Electrolyzer Market Analysis

China Ion-exchange Membrane Electrolyzer Market by Manufacturers, Regions (Province), Type and Application, Forecast to 2022


Ion exchange membrane electrolyzer (IEM electrolyzer) mainly by the anode, cathode, ion exchange membrane, electrolytic cell frame and conductive copper rods and other components, each cell by a number of unit tank in series or parallel composition.
In China market, the top players cover Bluestar Chemical Machinery, Asahi Kasei, ThyssenKrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers and INEOS, which are playing important roles in China. Bluestar Chemical Machinery is the only domestic electrolytic cell, after years of product quality improvement, and support from Sinochem Group, Bluestar Chemical Machinery has gained noticeable share in China market. Asahi Kasei has deep cooperation with Bluestar Chemical Machinery, and through the excellent quality in China accounted for a large part of the market. ThyssenKrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers is Asahi Kasei strong competitors, with the stability of the electrolytic cell, especially high current density (60 A / dm2), as well as the superiority of current density.
Currently, ThyssenKrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers is the largest supplier of Ion-exchange Membrane Electrolyzer in China, with market share of 47.06% in 2016. Bluestar and Asahi Kasei are also taking significant share in the market. The share of other companies are quite small due to the fierce competition from the above three players.
In 2016, the sales of Ion-exchange Membrane Electrolyzer in China reached to 2040 K MT, which is quite low compared with sales of 5656 K MT in 2012. Sales of all companies have dropped, owning to the highly mature of Chlor-alkali industry, and market downturn of the industry in the past years. In 2016, the market of Chlor-alkali industry has warmed back a little bit, and the market is predicted to be stable in 2017. Generally, newly upcoming event in China Chlor-alkali industry would not be significant in the coming years, the major market
The market drivers come from the lower down of Electrolyzer cost, as well as the warm back of Chlor-alkali industry since 2016.The cost of membrane would be lower in the coming years, due to the enter of Dongyue Group in Ion-exchange Membrane for Chlor-alkali industry.