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Activated Carbon

Activated carbon is a processed form of carbon that can be derived from either wood or coconut shell charcoal. It is an adsorbent that finds its applications in water and air purification industries

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The industry average payment terms in Activated Carbon category for the current quarter is 30.0 days

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    Activated Carbon Suppliers


    13,084
    Total Suppliers
    360
    Diverse Suppliers
    67
    Normalized Supplier Rating
    Activated Carbon Supplier

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    BASF SE
    Location
    Jackson, Mississipi
    Duns number
    3862211

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    The Supplier Evaluation Risk (SER) Rating is Dun & Bradstreet’s proprietary scoring system used to assess the probability that a business will seek relief from creditors or cease operations within the next 12 months. SER ratings range from 1 to 9, with 9 indicating the highest risk of failure. We’ve prepared an infographic to help business owners better understand what influences their SER Rating.


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    The Supplier Evaluation Risk (SER) Rating is Dun & Bradstreet’s proprietary scoring system used to assess the probability that a business will seek relief from creditors or cease operations within the next 12 months. SER ratings range from 1 to 9, with 9 indicating the highest risk of failure. We’ve prepared an infographic to help business owners better understand what influences their SER Rating.

    A 71 - 100

    Very Low Risk

    B 51 - 70

    Low Risk

    C 30 - 50

    Moderate Risk

    D 21 - 29

    High Risk

    E 0 - 20

    Not Rated


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    Human Rights Issues
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    Production Supply Chain Issues
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    Environmental Non Compliance Flags
    74
    Corruption Issues
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    21
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    8
    Labor Health Safety Flags
    12
    Regulatory Issues
    13
    Workforce Disputes
    6
    Sanctions
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    Activated Carbon market frequently asked questions


    As per Beroe's activated carbon market share report, the demand for activated carbon has been associated with the gas-phase end-use industries that account for nearly 30% of the total consumption share. As per the analysis, the carbon industry will likely grow at a CAGR of 8.2 percent reaching 2.5-5 MMT by 2021. On the contrary, the liquid phase end-use industry is estimated to grow at a CAGR of about 8 ' 20 percent.

    The activated carbon market report by Beroe indicates that China is the leading exporter of activated carbon accounting for nearly 18%. Next in line as per Beroe's activated carbon industry report are countries like the US (16%) and Belgium (7%), while countries like the Netherlands (6%) and India (6%) occupy a much lesser portion. If we look at the key importing countries, the list is being led by the US (9%), followed by other countries like Germany (7%), Korea & Japan (7%), and the least being China (5%).

    According to the activated carbon market research report, the pricing of Coconut Shell Activated Carbon (CSAC) is driven by ' the availability of raw materials, the onset of weather patterns (like El-Nino) caused a drop in production of coconuts leading to surge in cost, and even the labor costs impact the overall production cost.

    Activated Carbon market report transcript


    Activated Carbon Global Market Outlook:

    Gas phase end-use industries, which account for ~30 percent of the total consumption share, will drive the future demand for AC, with an expected CAGR of 12–15 percent. The liquid phase end-use industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 8–10 percent until 2020.

    Growth Drivers: Regulatory actions across the major economies, increasing emphasis on water treatment, fuelled by the strong global economic growth across all sectors, are escalating the demand for AC

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    Cost Break Up
    Cost Model for CSAC - Cost Per MMT

    • Raw material cost accounts for 75 percent of the total production cost of CSC. The cost of the raw materials depend on the supply and availability of coconuts
    • The high cost of raw materials, stemming from a current coconut supply crunch, supports the high price trend. However, the recovery of coconut supply could temper the raw material costs in the long term

    Price Drivers

    • The availability of raw material plays a major factor in the production cost of CSAC
    • Coconut shells are seasonal and dependent upon weather conditions for the yield
    • Weather patterns, like El-Nino, causes drop in production of coconuts, which leads to surge in production cost
    • Labor costs constitute to about 12–16 percent of production costs and in labor intensive regions, such as India and China, the cost of production will be comparatively lesser than regions with labor scarcity
    • Currently seasonal increase in coconut supply has marginally increased coconut shell availability
    • However, the supplies are not sufficient to cater to the strong demand

    Porter's Analysis on AC

    Supplier Power

    • The availability of coconut shells is seasonal and dependent upon weather conditions for the yield, which increases the supplier power significantly
    • Quality-specific demand from buyers on type of wood leads to relatively higher supplier power in the industry

    Barriers to New Entrants

    • Capital cost, access to advanced technology, and limited raw material availability, especially coconut shells are hindering the entry of new players

    Intensity of Rivalry

    • AC is used in multiple industry applications, which facilitates the need of different types of quality in AC
    • Suppliers compete in the market with quality grades as point of differentiation

    Threat of Substitutes

    • Substances, like granulated rubber and coke breeze, have been tested as substitutes for AC, especially in water purification applications, but these materials have not been used on a large- scale basis

    Buyer Power

    • End-user applications, like industrial water purification, edible oil refining, and waste water treatment demands higher volume, and hence players in these segments have higher bargaining power
    • Buyers with custom specifications, like pore size and other value-added specifications, have less room for negotiation