Based on type, the cationic resins segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the ion exchange resins market in 2017. Anionic resins accounted for the second-largest market share, followed by the others segment which is expected to have the highest growth rate. Cationic and anionic resins are further classified as strong or weak acid cationic resins and strong or weak base anionic resins. Extensive use of cationic resins in water treatment applications in power, chemical, and domestic end-use industries is responsible for the high market numbers of this segment. These resins are projected to play a major role in water treatment in various industries during the next 10 years.