Ammonium Metatungstate Market by Regional Analysis, Key Players and Forecast 2026
Ammonium metatungstate (AMT) is an important intermediate compound of the tungsten hydrometallurgical process. It exists in the form of yellowish white crystals. It has wide applications and is used as a raw material for the manufacture of fine tungsten powder; tungsten heavy alloy powder; phosphotungstic, arsenic, and silicotungstic acid; and refinery tungsten-based catalysts, capacitors, nuclear shieldings, flame retardants, and corrosion inhibitors. AMT is highly soluble in water. It is used as a raw material for the production of tungsten catalysts for a variety of reactions, including oxidation, hydroxylation, hydrogenation, and polymerization.
Ammonium metatungstate is a source of high-purity, water-soluble tungsten, which is essentially free of alkali and other metallic impurities. It is mainly used as a raw material for the production of tungsten catalysts for a variety of reactions, including oxidation, hydroxylation, hydrogenation, and polymerization. Suitable carriers can be impregnated with alkali-free solutions of tungsten and processed to remove water and ammonia.
Such catalysts are used by the petrochemical industry. Other applications include reagents for chemical analysis such as for medical diagnosis, source material for the preparation of high-purity WO3 used as a thin-film substrate for certain semiconductor devices, and high-purity source material for research in tungsten chemistry.
Ammonium metatungstate is manufactured by using ammonium paratungstate as raw material. There are three different process by which ammonium metatungstate can be obtained. The first process involves the leaching of wet ammonium paratungstate with nitric acid to obtain a diluted solution of ammonium metatungstate. Another method involves converting a diluted solution of ammonium metatungstate into a concentrated solution of ammonium metatungstate, and the third process involves spray-drying the concentrated solution of ammonium metatungstate to obtain a powder of ammonium metatungstate. The driver of the ammonium metatungstate is the demand from the petroleum industry but the high cost of the manufacturing process acts as a restraint on the ammonium metatungstate market.
Ammonium Metatungstate Market: Key Players
Key players operating in the ammonium metatungstate market are Ganzhou CF Tungsten Co.,LTD, Honeywell International Inc., H.C. Starck, and NORTH Metal, and Chemical Com