Zeolites are a collection of hydrated aluminium silicates, which are present in large quantities in nature. They are also technologically prepared so that they can fit into particular application requirements that remain unmet by natural zeolites. The ion switch characteristic of synthetic zeolite is its most significant feature.
Synthetic zeolites are utilized as alternatives for phosphates in cleansing substances. This application is a factor that drives the synthetic zeolite market. On the other hand, the market expansion has reduced, as zeolites have replaced phosphates from detergents entirely.
Asia Pacific made up for the biggest demand of synthetic zeolite in 2013. It is expected to develop most rapidly in the coming years.