Secondary Refrigerants Industry Size, Growth, Opportunity, Share, Graphical Insights, Key Developments, Manufacturers

Posted by Jack Martin on February 5th, 2024

The report "Secondary Refrigerants Market by Type (Glycols, Salt Brines, Carbon Dioxide), Application (Commercial Refrigeration, Industrial Refrigeration, Heat Pumps, Air Conditioning), and Region (North America, Europe, APAC, MEA) - Global Forecast to 2022", The secondary refrigerants market was projected to reach USD 710.7 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.3% from USD 466.2 Million in 2017. Secondary refrigerants are fluids used in indirect cooling systems to transfer thermal energy from the primary refrigeration system to the target environment. Commonly water-based, these fluids act as intermediaries, providing efficient heat exchange and temperature control in diverse applications like HVAC, industrial processes, and cold storage.

Emerging economies are expected to witness a rise in demand for secondary refrigerants in the near future as a result of strengthening cold chain infrastructure, government initiatives, and the demand for natural refrigerants. Factors such as the need for reducing leakage and refrigerant charge are expected to support the secondary refrigerant market. The industrial sector (mainly for large refrigeration systems) will be focusing on improved energy efficiency, long life, and integration of cooling systems with other heat transferring processes. This will fuel the demand for secondary refrigerants, thereby driving the secondary refrigerants market.

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The glycols segment was the largest type segment of the secondary refrigerants market in 2016.

The glycols segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the secondary refrigerants market in 2017, in terms of value. Glycol fluids can provide freeze protection for closed loop refrigeration systems, water-based heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and cooling systems. They help in lowering the freezing point of water. Propylene glycol is the most preferred type of glycol fluid that is used in a wide range of operations due to its less toxicity and non-corrosive characteristics. Glycols reduce wear and maintenance costs and have to be replaced every 3–5 years, which increase their demand in the growing end-use industries, such as food & beverage. These factors play an important role in the growth of the glycols segment.

The industrial refrigeration segment is estimated to be the largest application segment of the secondary refrigerants market in 2017.

The industrial refrigeration segment is estimated to be the largest application segment of the secondary refrigerants market, in terms of both, value and volume, in 2017. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the adoption of environment-friendly refrigerants, and the need for reducing carbon emissions in developed and developing regions.

Europe is estimated to be the largest market for secondary refrigerants in 2017.

The Europe secondary refrigerants market is estimated to witness considerable growth on account of the recent F-gas regulations/HFC phase out plan, which dictates the reduction of use of HFC refrigerants by almost half by 2025. The region also enjoys the highest number of end user entities, which have already switched to refrigeration systems based on secondary refrigerants. The market for low-charge ammonia and NH3/CO2 cascade systems, supported by continuous technological advancements in R&D activities for low-GWP and ODP refrigerants, are expected to drive the market growth in Europe. Moreover, strong legislation for switching to refrigerants from high-GWP HFCs have already been made. These factors are expected to drive the secondary refrigerants market in Europe.

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Key market players profiled in the report include The Linde Group (Germany), A-Gas International (UK), TAZZETTI S.P.A (Italy), The Dow Chemical Company (US), Eastman Chemical Company (US), Clariant AG (Switzerland), Arteco Coolants (Belgium), Temper Technology AB (Sweden), SRS Frigadon (UK), Hydratech (UK), Dynalene (US), Environmental Process Systems (UK), Gas Servei SA (Spain), Climalife Groupe Dehon (France), and Nisso Shoji Co. Ltd. (Japan) and others.

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