Calcium Chloride Market - Snapshot

Calcium chloride, an ionic compound of calcium and chlorine, is highly soluble in liquid. It is commercially available as anhydrous and di hydrate flakes, pellets and powder, or 30% to 45% solution. Calcium chloride is produced by refining naturally occurring brine, neutralizing hydrochloric acid with calcium carbonate, or as by-product from the Solvay process of synthetic sodium carbonate production.

Solvay and HCL processes are the widely used manufacturing processes of calcium chloride. The Solvay process involves chemical synthesis of high purity limestone and salt brine solution to produce soda ash and calcium chloride as end products. A wide range of concentrations of high grade liquid and dry form calcium chloride can be produced through this process. The HCL process primarily entails a reaction of hydrochloric acid (HCl) and limestone to produce calcium chloride. Other processes include natural brine, strengthened brine, and brine purification.

Calcium chloride is primarily used as a de-icing agent. Liquid calcium chloride of up to 35% is used with rock salt for snow and ice control. Calcium chloride reduces the frequent and repetitive application of salt by 40%. It also remains active for longer duration, thereby preventing ice from bonding with the road or pavement. Demand for calcium chloride is anticipated to be stable due to the heavy snowfall in countries such as the U.S., Canada, and Japan. This is estimated to drive the calcium chloride market during the forecast period. Calcium chloride is hygroscopic; therefore, it absorbs water from the air. This can result in corrosion at lower levels and long durations of relative humidity. Furthermore, salts influence the ability of water to carry a current and speed up the corrosion process. The calcium chloride liquid causes corrosion of tire rims in tire weighing applications. Therefore, it is less attractive as tire ballasting agent.

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In terms of revenue, the global calcium chloride market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2018 to 2026 to reach US$ 2406.4 Mn by 2026. The global calcium chloride market has been segmented based on product type and application. Based on product type, the market has been segregated into flakes 77%, flakes 94%, prills 94%, pellets 94%, liquid grade, and others (flakes 83%-87%, pellets 90%, powders 90% etc.). In terms of volume, the prills 94% segment is expected to expand significantly during the forecast period. The flakes 77% segment held major share of the global calcium chloride market in 2017. Its share is anticipated to increase substantially by the end of the forecast period. Based on application, the global calcium chloride market has been classified into de-icing, dust control, drilling fluids, industrial processing, construction, and others. The others segment includes tier weighing, water management, and food. Calcium chloride has the lowest freezing point of all types of other deicers including sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride and urea. Therefore, it is an ideal de-icing agent to be used in winters. In terms of volume, the drilling fluids segment accounted for leading share of the global calcium chloride market in 2017. It is likely to remain a dominant segment throughout the forecast period. In terms of value and volume, the dust control segment is estimated to expand at a rapid pace between 2018 and 2026, followed by the industrial processing segment.

North America dominated the global calcium chloride market with more than 40% share in terms of volume and value in 2017. It was followed by Asia Pacific and Europe. The U.S. constituted key share of the calcium chloride market in North America in terms of volume and revenue in 2017. Presence of major manufacturing plants of calcium chloride and increase in demand for de-icing, led by recent climatic changes in the country, are driving the demand for calcium chloride in the U.S. The calcium chloride market in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period. On the other hand, the calcium chloride market in Latin America and Middle East & Africa is likely to expand at a sluggish pace during the forecast period. However, Middle East & Africa held significant share of the global calcium chloride in 2017, due to the high usage of calcium chloride in construction, drilling fluids, and dust control applications in the region.

Key players operating in the global Calcium Chloride market. Key players operating in the market are Occidental Chemical Corporation, Qingdao Huadong Calcium Producing Co. Ltd. TangShan SanYou Chemical Industries Co., Ltd., Solvay S.A., TETRA Technologies Inc., Tiger Calcium Services Inc., Ward Chemical, Inc., Weifang Haibin Chemical Co. Ltd., Weifang Taize Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Sulaksh Chemicals, Nedmag Industries, Zirax Limited, Sitara Chemical Industries Ltd., Auro Chemical Industries Pvt. Ltd., and Sameer Chemicals. The report comprises a matrix of comparison between top players operating in the global calcium chloride market along with market share analysis for 2017. TETRA Chemicals is a leading producer and marketer of calcium chloride and bromine-based clear brine fluids (CBFs) across the globe, with a platform of 10 manufacturing plants across North America and in Europe. It supplies calcium chloride to oil & gas and other markets across the globe. TETRA Chemicals is a division of TETRA Technologies, Inc., and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Calcium Chloride Market - Overview

Calcium chloride is an inorganic crystalline salt with chemical formula CaCl2. It is highly soluble in water and is a colorless solid at room temperature. It is primarily used in de-icing and dust control applications. Calcium chloride anhydrous salt is hygroscopic; hence, it is also used as a desiccating agent. Calcium chloride is also used to increase the hardness of water in swimming pools. It displays important properties. For instance, it has the ability to help depress the freezing point of water. Therefore, it is used to prevent the formation of ice. It is also employed as a de-icing agent.

Based on application, the drilling fluids segment held major share of the global calcium chloride market in 2017. The trend is likely to continue throughout the forecast period. De-icing and dust control applications together held more than 40% of the global calcium chloride market in 2017. Drilling fluids is expected to gain prevalence, as calcium chloride is not directly related to the oil industry and commonly used as a completion fluid for mining operation. Calcium chloride is used as a concrete accelerator in construction applications. It accelerates the hardening of cement in concrete admixture. Demand for calcium chloride in this application increases in winter.

In terms of value and volume, North America accounted for significant share of the global calcium chloride market in 2017. The region is expected to continue its dominance throughout the forecast period. The U.S. is a highly lucrative market for calcium chloride in North America. China followed by India and Japan are key countries of the calcium chloride market in Asia Pacific. Calcium chloride is primarily used to melt snow and ice. Demand for calcium chloride is higher in the U.S. and Europe during winters. Europe is expected to gain market share during the forecast period. The market in Asia Pacific is likely to expand at a significant pace in the near future. The market in Latin America and Middle East & Africa is estimated to expand at a sluggish pace in the near future.

This report analyzes and forecasts the market for calcium chloride at the global and regional levels. The market has been forecast in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) and volume (kilo tons) from 2018 to 2026, considering 2017 as the base year. The study includes market indicators, drivers and restraints of the global calcium chloride market. It also covers the anticipated impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand for calcium chloride during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the calcium chloride market at the global and regional levels.

The report includes detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global calcium chloride market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the calcium chloride market has also been included to help understand the competition landscape of the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein product type and application segments have been benchmarked based on their market value, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view of the global calcium chloride market by segmenting it in terms of product type and application. In terms of product type, the market has been segmented into flakes 77%, flakes 94%, prills 94%, pellets 94%, liquid grade, and others. The others segment includes flakes 83%-87%, pellets 90%, and powders 90%. In terms of application, the calcium chloride market has been segregated into de-icing, dust control, drilling fluids, industrial processing, construction and others. The others segment includes Tire weighing, water management, and food. These segments have been analyzed based on the present and future trends. The regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for calcium chloride in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

The report provides the actual size of the calcium chloride market for 2017 and the estimated market size for 2018 with forecast for the next eight years. The global calcium chloride market has been provided in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) and volume (kilo tons). The market value has been provided for the global, regional, and country-level markets.

The report comprises profiles of major companies operating in the global calcium chloride market. Key players operating in the market are Occidental Chemical Corporation, Qingdao Huadong Calcium Producing Co. Ltd. TangShan SanYou Chemical Industries Co., Ltd., Solvay S.A., TETRA Technologies Inc., Tiger Calcium Services Inc., Ward Chemical, Inc., Weifang Haibin Chemical Co. Ltd., Weifang Taize Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Sulaksh Chemicals, Nedmag Industries, Zirax Limited, Sitara Chemical Industries Ltd., Auro Chemical Industries Pvt. Ltd., and Sameer Chemicals. The report also comprises a matrix of comparison between the top four players operating in the calcium chloride market along with their market share analysis for 2017.

Key Takeaways

  • Global and regional market share of the calcium chloride market in terms of volume (kilo tons) and value (US$ Mn) by different product type and application segments for the period between 2018 and 2026
  • Detailed analysis of the country-level demand for calcium chloride in countries/sub-regions including the U.S., Canada, Germany, the U.K., Italy, France, Russia & CIS, China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Brazil, Mexico, GCC, and South Africa with respect to different product type and application segments for the period from 2018 to 2026
  • Technical overview of the calcium chloride production process
  • Key indicators, drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global calcium chloride market
  • Import-export analysis of the global calcium chloride market in terms of product type and region
  • Value chain analysis and Porter’s Five Forces analysis in the global calcium chloride market
  • Market attractiveness analysis based on product type and application segments of the global calcium chloride market
  • Key findings for the calcium chloride market in all regions and in-depth analysis of major product type and application segments of the global calcium chloride market in terms of volume and value
  • Competition matrix of key players operating in the market and market share of major companies
  • Detailed company profiles of 16 market players
  • Y-O-Y growth projections of region and for all the country in terms of value (US$ Mn) and volume (Kilo Tons) from 2018 to 2026

The global calcium chloride market has been segments as follows:

Product

  • Flakes 77%
  • Flakes 94%
  • Prills 94%
  • Pellets 94%
  • Liquid Grade
  • Others (Flakes 83%-87%, Pellets 90%, Powders 90%, etc.)

Application

  • De-icing
  • Dust Control
  • Drilling Fluids
  • Industrial Processing
  • Construction
  • Others (Tire Weighing, Water Management, Food, etc.)

Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA

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