Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market: Introduction
- Sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) is a hexamer of composition (NaPO3)6. Sodium hexametaphosphate is a water-soluble polyphosphate glass, which consists of a distribution of polyphosphate chain lengths. Its high degree of solubility separates it from other sodium phosphates. Additionally, sodium hexametaphosphate is a mixture of polymeric metaphosphates that are available in glassy, granular, or powdered forms in the marketplace.
- Sodium hexametaphosphate is used in a wide range of applications. It is available in two different grades: food grade and technical grade. Sodium hexametaphosphate of technical grade is widely utilized as a water softener in water treatment plants, construction material companies, petroleum companies (as a deflocculating agent), and metallurgical applications. Sodium hexametaphosphate is also utilized in the chemical industry as a dispersing agent, floatation agent, and high-temperature adhesive as well as in the production of titanium dioxide. Sodium hexametaphosphate of food grade is utilized in the food & beverages industry as sequestrate and as a preservative adjunct in beverages, dairy products, and other miscellaneous food items.
Key Drivers of Global Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market
- Increase in awareness regarding eco-friendly industrial processes and rise in industrial development of water treatment plants is a major factor propelling the demand for sodium hexametaphosphate. This, in turn, is driving the global sodium hexametaphosphate market.
- Sodium hexametaphosphate can efficiently sequestrate alkali metals and help in black and red water control. This, in turn, is driving the demand for sodium hexametaphosphate in water treatment plants and thereby, promoting growth of the global sodium hexametaphosphate market.
- Growing food & beverages industry in various developing as well as developed countries is expected to boost the demand for sodium hexametaphosphate during the forecast period. This is another key factor expected to drive the global sodium hexametaphosphate market during the forecast period.
- Additionally, recent changes in lifestyle of people have given rise to a drastic shift in terms of consumption of confectionery and easily accessible functional foods. In order to address this shift, manufacturers are offering food and beverage products with long shelf life as well as high nutritional value. Also, the food industry requires ingredients that can act as an emulsifier, thickener, or texturizer. This factor is estimated to drive the global market for sodium hexametaphosphate during the forecast period.
- Additionally, the demand for sodium hexametaphosphate for use in the production of detergents and cleaners as well as titanium dioxide is rising across the globe.
Rise in Demand for Sodium Hexametaphosphate in Global Food & Beverages Industry
- Based on form, the global sodium hexametaphosphate market can be divided into granular or flaky, glass plates, and powder. The granular segment is expected to hold a significant share of the global sodium hexametaphosphate market, in terms of revenue, during the forecast period.
- Based on application, the global sodium hexametaphosphate market can be classified into detergents & cleaners, titanium dioxide production, water treatment formulations, food additives, water softening, and others. In terms of revenue, the food additives segment is expected to hold a major share of the global market in the near future, owing to the rising demand for sodium hexametaphosphate-based products in the food & beverages industry. In this industry, sodium hexametaphosphate is used for nourishing, quality improvement, sequestration, preservation, leavening, thickening, and emulsification.
Asia Pacific to be a Key Market for Sodium Hexametaphosphate
- In terms of region, the global sodium hexametaphosphate market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
- Asia Pacific is projected to account for a significant share of the global sodium hexametaphosphate market, in terms of revenue, during the forecast period. This can be attributed to rise in the demand for sodium hexametaphosphate from food & beverages and water treatment industries in countries in Asia Pacific. Additionally, rapid growth of petroleum and chemical industries in this region is also expected to drive the sodium hexametaphosphate market in Asia Pacific from 2019 to 2027.
Key Manufacturers Operating in Global Market
- Key manufacturers are consistently focusing on the development of advanced sodium hexametaphosphate, with an objective to expand their reach; improve product offerings; and gain a competitive edge in the market. Key manufacturers operating in the global market are:
- Kraft Chemical Company, Inc.
- Aditya Birla Chemicals, Prayon, Innophos
- Chongqing Chuandong Chemical (Group) Co., Ltd
- ICL, TKI Hrastnik, d.d.
- Recochem Inc.
- Hubei Xingfa Chemicals Group Co., LTD
- Weifang Huabo Chemical Co., Ltd.
- Xuzhou Tianjia Food Chemical Co., Ltd
- Guizhou Sino-Phos Chemical Co., LTD.
- Sichuan Blue Sword Chemical (Group) Co., Ltd.
- Mianyang Aostar Phosphorus Chemical Industry
Global Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market: Research Scope
Global Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market, by Form
- Granular or Flaky
- Glass Plates
Global Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market, by Application
- Detergents & Cleaners
- Titanium Dioxide Production
- Water Treatment Formulations
- Food Additives
- Water Softening
Global Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market, by Region
- North America
- Russia & CIS
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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