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Published Date: 2015-08-11Number of Pages: 121

Sodium Silicate Market (Application - Detergents, Catalysts, Pulp and Paper, Elastomers, Food and Healthcare) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023

Global Sodium Silicate Market: Snapshot

Thanks to the increasing demand for detergents and other cleaning agents, the market for sodium silicate is gaining significant impetus across the world. The augmenting application of sodium silicate in construction and building materials and the escalating number of water treatment projects are also driving the growth of this market substantially.

On the flip side, the easy availability of alternatives, such as soda ash, may limit the uptake of sodium silicate in the near future, reflecting negatively on the market. Nonetheless, the rising requirement for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), owing to the high fuel prices, energy conservation policies, and technological advancements are anticipated to open up new growth avenues for this market over the forthcoming years. The opportunity in the global market for sodium silicate was US$5.5 bn in 2014. Researchers anticipated it to rise at a CAGR of 2.50% between 2015 and 2023 and reach a value of US$6.9 bn by the end of 2023.

Elastomers to Display High-paced Demand for Sodium Silicate

Detergents, pulp and paper, catalysts, food and healthcare, and elastomers are some of the key application areas of sodium silicate. The demand for sodium silicate has been higher in detergents than in other applications. However, the trend is likely to slowdown in the years to come due to the advent of liquid detergents.

The elastomers application segment, on the other hand, is expected to display a high-paced demand for sodium silicate in the near future. As elastomers find a widespread scope of application in the production of tire and rubber as fillers, the rise in the automotive industry across the world is paving the way of this market to success.

Asia Pacific to Remain on Top

The Middle East and Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and North America are the main regional markets for sodium silicate across the world. Among these, Asia Pacific acquired the dominant position in the global market in 2014 with a share of more than 45%. Thanks to the significant growth of the automotive industries in South Korea, China, Thailand, India, and Indonesia, this regional market is anticipated to remain dominant over the next few years.

The surge in the demand for detergents and cleaning agents is also expected to boost the Asia Pacific market for sodium silicate in the years to come. Among others, the Europe market for sodium silicate is projected to thrive significantly in the near future, on the grounds of the increasing uptake of the silica derivatives in various end-use industries. the markets in North America, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa are predicted to witness moderate growth over the forthcoming years.

The global market for sodium silicate is highly competitive and fragment with a large pool of players operating in this market. At the forefront of this market are Evonik Industries, W.R. Grace & Co., Tokuyama Corp., Kiran Global Chems Ltd., BASF SE, Rhodia, Ciech Vitrosilicon S.A., PeroxyChem LLC, Albemarle Corp., PPG Industries, and PQ Corp.

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

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