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Sodium Silicate Market for Detergents, Catalysts, Pulp & Paper, Elastomers, Food & Healthcare and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023


Sodium silicate, also known as waterglass or liquid glass, is extensively used in the manufacture of detergents, silica gel, cardboard, paper, textiles, paints, adhesives, pottery, sanitaryware, refractories, foundry, and wood processing industries. There are two grades of sodium silicate: neutral and alkaline. Materials of both grades are available either in liquid or solid form.

This report gives a detailed description of the sodium silicate market in terms of volume share (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2015 to 2023. The report highlights factors contributing towards growth of the market and restraints affecting the market. Detailed forecast of the sodium silicate market has been provided from 2015 to 2023 for better understanding of the individual market scenario. The sodium silicate market is described with respect to its various segments along with expected opportunities in the next eight years.

We have included a detailed raw material analysis along with the value chain to give users of this report a comprehensive view of the sodium silicate market. An analysis of the Porter’s Five Forces Model for sodium silicate market has also been included to understand competitive intensity in the market. The study comprises market attractiveness analysis wherein applications are benchmarked based on market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

Based on geographic analysis, the sodium silicate market has been segmented into regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. The market has been segmented on the basis of application types such as detergents, catalysts, pulp & paper, elastomers, food & healthcare, and others. The study segments the market based on application and provides forecast and estimates for each application segment in terms of revenue and volume during the forecast period. The study provides a detailed overview of the region based on application segments and estimates the market in terms of revenue and volume during the forecast period.

The market estimates for this study have been based on volume, with revenues being derived through regional pricing trends. Price for each of the materials mentioned in the report has been considered, and customized product pricing has not been included. Additionally, the market has been analyzed based on expected demand, and the market data for each segment is based on demand volumes and corresponding revenues. Prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors, and direct selling regional producers. Furthermore, the market data is based on current information.

In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, Internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This approach has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities. 

The report also offers a competitive landscape of the global market with company profiles of players such as Albemarle, BASF SE, PQ Corporation, Evonik Industries AG, PPG Industries, Tokuyama Europe GmbH, and W.R. Grace & Company. A detailed description of the company overview in terms of headquarters, inception, stock listing, upcoming capacities, key mergers & acquisitions, financial overview, and recent developments give a thorough idea about the competitive positioning of players in the market. The report segments the sodium silicate market as follows:

Sodium Silicate Market - Application Analysis
  • Detergents
  • Catalysts
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Elastomers
  • Food & Healthcare
  • Others (Including Coating, Agriculture, etc.)
Sodium Silicate Market - Country Analysis
  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Research Scope and Assumptions
     1.2.1 Research Scope
     1.2.2 Assumptions
1.3 Research Methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global Sodium Silicate Market, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
2.2 Global Sodium Silicate: Market Snapshot (2014 And 2023)

Chapter 3 Sodium Silicate Market - Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
     3.3.1 Growing Detergents And Cleaning Agents Industry To Drive Demand For Sodium Silicate
            3.3.1.1 Global Household Detergents Market, 2013-2023 (Mn Tons)
     3.3.2 Increasing Demand For Sodium Silicate In The Building Material & Construction Industry
            3.3.2.1 Global Building & Construction Industry, 2013-2023 (US$ Bn)
     3.3.3 Use Of Sodium Silicate For Water Treatment Applications
            3.3.3.1 Global Water Treatment Chemicals Market, 2013-2023 (US$ Bn)
3.4 Market Restraints
     3.4.1 Competition From Substitute Products
3.5 Market Opportunity
     3.5.1 Increasing Demand For Sodium Silicate In Enhanced Oil Recovery
            3.5.1.1 Global Enhanced Oil Recovery Market Estimates And Forecast, 2013 – 2023 (Mn Barrels)
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
     3.6.1 Bargaining Power Of Suppliers
     3.6.2 Bargaining Power Of Buyers
     3.6.3 Threat Of New Entrants
     3.6.4 Threat Of Substitutes
     3.6.5 Degree Of Competition
3.7 Company Market Share Analysis
     3.7.1 Global Sodium Silicate Market Share, By Company, 2014
3.8 Market Attractiveness Analysis
     3.8.1 Sodium Silicate: Market Attractiveness Analysis, 2014

Chapter 4 Raw Material Price Trend Analysis
4.1 Global Raw Material Price Trends, 2013 – 2023
4.2 Global Soda Ash Price Trend, 2013 – 2023

Chapter 5 Sodium Silicate Market – Application Analysis
5.1 Global Sodium Silicate Market: Application Analysis
     5.1.1 Global Sodium Silicate Market Volume Share, by Application, 2014 & 2023
5.2 Detergents
     5.2.1 Global Sodium Silicate Market for Detergents, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.3 Catalysts
     5.3.1 Global Sodium Silicate Market for Catalysts, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.4 Pulp & Paper
     5.4.1 Global Sodium Silicate Market for Pulp & Paper, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.5 Elastomers
     5.5.1 Global Sodium Silicate Market for Elastomers, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.6 Food & Healthcare
     5.6.1 Global Sodium Silicate Market for Food & Healthcare, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.7 Others (Including agriculture, dyes, and coatings)
     5.7.1 Global Sodium Silicate Market for Other Applications, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

Chapter 6 Sodium Silicate Market – Regional Analysis
6.1 Global Sodium Silicate Market: Regional Overview
     6.1.1 Global Sodium Silicate Market Volume Share, by Region, 2014 & 2023
6.2 North America
     6.2.1 North America Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.2.2 North America Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.2.3 U.S.
            6.2.3.1 U.S. Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.2.3.2 U.S. Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.2.4 Rest of North America (RoNA)
            6.2.4.1 RoNA Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.2.4.2 RoNA Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.3 Europe
     6.3.1 Europe Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.2 Europe Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.3 France
            6.3.3.1 France Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.3.3.2 France Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.4 U.K.
            6.3.4.1 U.K. Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.3.4.2 U.K. Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.5 Spain
            6.3.5.1 Spain Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.3.5.2 Spain Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.6 Germany
            6.3.6.1 Germany Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.3.6.2 Germany Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)     
     6.3.7 Italy
            6.3.7.1 Italy Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.3.7.2 Italy Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.8 Rest of Europe (RoE)
            6.3.8.1 RoE Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.3.8.2 RoE Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.4 Asia Pacific
     6.4.1 Asia Pacific Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.4.2 Asia Pacific Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.3 China
            6.4.3.1 China Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.4.3.2 China Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.4 Japan
            6.4.4.1 Japan Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.4.4.2 Japan Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.5 ASEAN
            6.4.5.1 ASEAN Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.4.5.2 ASEAN Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.6 Rest of Asia Pacific
            6.4.6.1 Rest of Asia Pacific Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.4.6.2 Rest of Asia Pacific Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.5 Latin America
     6.5.1 Latin America Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.5.2 Latin America Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.5.3 Brazil
            6.5.3.1 Brazil Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.5.3.2 Brazil Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.5.4 Rest of Latin America
            6.5.4.1 Rest of Latin America Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.5.4.2 Rest of Latin America Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
     6.6.1 MEA Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.6.2 MEA Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.3 GCC
            6.6.3.1 GCC Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.6.3.2 GCC Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.4 South Africa
            6.6.4.1 South Africa Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.6.4.2 South Africa Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.5 Rest of MEA
            6.6.5.1 Rest of MEA Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.6.5.2 Rest of MEA Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 Albemarle Corporation
7.2 PQ Corporation
7.3 BASF SE
7.4 Evonik Industries
7.5 Rhodia
7.6 Ciech Vitrosilicon S.A.
7.7 PPG Industries
7.8 Tokuyama Corporation
7.9 W.R. Grace & Company
7.10 PeroxyChem LLC
7.11 Kiran Global Chems Ltd.

Chapter 8 Primary Research – Key Findings

List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Global Sodium Silicate Market, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 2 Sodium Silicate Market: Value Chain Analysis
FIG. 3 Global Household Detergents Market, 2013 - 2023 (Mn Tons)
FIG. 4 Global Building & Construction Industry, 2013 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 5 Global Water Treatment Chemicals Market, 2013 - 2023 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 6 Global Enhanced Oil Recovery Market Volume, 2013 - 2023 (Mn Barrels)
FIG. 7 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for Sodium Silicate Market
FIG. 8 Global Sodium Silicate Market Share, By Company, 2014
FIG. 9 Sodium Silicate: Market attractiveness analysis (2014)
FIG. 10 Global Industrial Silica Sand Price Trend, 2013 – 2023 (US$/Ton)
FIG. 11 Global Soda Ash Price Trend, 2013 – 2023 (US$/Ton)
FIG. 12 Global Sodium Silicate Market Volume Share, by Application, 2014 & 2023
FIG. 13 Global Sodium Silicate Market for Detergents, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 14 Global Sodium Silicate Market for Catalysts, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 15 Global Sodium Silicate Market for Pulp & Paper, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 16 Global Sodium Silicate Market for Elastomers, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 17 Global Sodium Silicate Market for Food & Healthcare, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 18 Global Sodium Silicate Market for Other Applications, 2014 - 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 19 Global Sodium Silicate Market Volume Share, by Region, 2014 & 2023

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Sodium Silicate: Global Snapshot
TABLE 2 Drivers Of Sodium Silicate Market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 3 Restraints of sodium silicate market: Impact analysis
TABLE 4 Substitutes For Sodium Silicate, By Application
TABLE 5 Comparison Between Sodium Silicate And Its Substitutes
TABLE 6 North America Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 7 North America Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 8 U.S. Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 9 U.S. Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 10 RoNA Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 11 RoNA Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 12 Europe Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 13 Europe Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 14 France Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 15 France Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 16 U.K. Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 17 U.K. Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 18 Spain Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 19 Spain Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 20 Germany Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 21 Germany Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 22 Italy Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 23 Italy Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 24 RoE Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 25 RoE Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 26 Asia Pacific Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 27 Asia Pacific Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 28 China Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 29 China Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 30 Japan Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 31 Japan Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 32 ASEAN Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 33 ASEAN Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 34 Rest of Asia Pacific Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 35 Rest of Asia Pacific Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 36 Latin America Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 37 Latin America Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 38 Brazil Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 39 Brazil Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 40 Rest of Latin America Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 41 Rest of Latin America Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 42 MEA Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 43 MEA Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 44 GCC Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 45 GCC Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 46 South Africa Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 47 South Africa Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 48 Rest of MEA Sodium Silicate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 49 Rest of MEA Sodium Silicate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)


Sodium silicate is produced by reacting silica with sodium carbonate (soda ash) between 1200°C and 1400°C. It is a colorless compound of oxides of sodium and silica. Sodium silicate is a generic name for a range of compounds derived from soluble silicate glasses that are water solutions of silicon dioxide and sodium oxide in various ratios. These compounds are commercially sold as 20% to 50% aqueous solution. Aqueous solution of sodium silicate is called water glass. Sodium silicate is stable in neutral and alkaline solutions. In acidic solutions, silicate ion reacts with hydrogen ions to form silica acid. Silica acid when heated and roasted forms silica gel—a hard, glassy substance.

Sodium silicate has numerous applications in various industries. Key applications include detergents, water treatment, paper & pulp, and building & construction materials. Sodium silicate is an excellent adhesive for sealing fireboard boxes. It is extensively used in drilling fluids to stabilize borehole wells. In addition, building materials such as concrete, stucco, and plasters when treated with sodium silicate solution helps reduce their porosity to a large extent, making them durable and water repellent. Sodium silicate is utilized as a fixative in the dyeing and coatings market. It is used as a binder in refractories and investment casting and as a polishing agent in silicon wafers. It has several other niche applications such as passive fire protection, food preservation, automotive & metal repair, and aquaculture.

Rising demand for detergents and cleaning agents is expected to augment demand for sodium silicate in the near future. Additionally, increasing demand for sodium silicate in the construction & building materials industry coupled with rising number of water treatment projects is likely to drive demand for sodium silicate during the forecast period. However, competition from substitute products such as soda ash could restrain growth of the sodium silicate market. Growing need for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) due to energy conservation policies, high fuel prices, and technological development could open up new avenues for growth of the sodium silicate market in the near future.

Detergents was the largest application segment of the sodium silicate market, accounting for over 35% of the global sodium silicate market in 2014. Elastomers are estimated to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period due to growth in the automotive industry. Furthermore, catalysts, food & healthcare, and other applications are likely to witness above-average growth during the forecast period.

Key players in the sodium silicate market include PQ Corporation, PPG Industries, Evonik Industries AG, BASF SE, Tokuyama Europe GmbH, and W.R. Grace & Company. Some companies in the sodium silicate market are integrated across various stages of the value chain. 

Major producers of sodium silicate are expanding their operations in the international markets. Reduced demand combined with rising energy and raw materials costs have adversely impacted the chemical industry in Europe. Lower cost of production in China and other countries in Southeast Asia have prompted sodium silicate producers to set up manufacturing units in these regions and shut down their plants in Europe and North America in the past few years. Hence, demand for sodium silicate is expected to be moderate during the forecast period.

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