Sodium hydrosulfite, commonly known as sodium dithionite, is a crystalline white powder. It is stable under normal conditions and decomposes either in acidic conditions or in contact with hot water. Sodium hydrosulfite is manufactured by different processes such as zinc dust process, amalgam process, and formate process. These three processes are primarily used to manufacture sodium hydrosulfite. Furthermore, zinc dust and amalgam processes accounted for almost 80% of the global production in 2014. All applications of sodium hydrosulfite are due to its superior reducing ability. Sodium hydrosulfite offers reducing properties in acidic medium and heated atmosphere. 

Sodium hydrosulfite is widely used for bleaching purposes in the paper & pulp industry, textile processing, mineral ore flotation, kaolin bleaching, pharmaceuticals, and food additives. However, it is primarily used in textile and wood pulp bleaching applications. Textile and wood pulp bleaching applications cumulatively held market share of over 80% of the sodium hydrosulfite market in 2014. Sodium hydrosulfite is used as a reducing agent as well as a reducing bleaching agent in fabrics such as nylon, wool, and cotton in the textile industry. Furthermore, sodium hydrosulfite is employed for stripping of color from fabrics. It is also used in the reduction clearing process for disperse dyes. It is used in wood pulp bleaching to brighten pulp with lower yield loss in the paper industry. It is used as a bleaching agent for mechanical pulp bleaching in the paper & pulp industry.

Textile processing and wood pulp bleaching are primarily responsible for boosting demand for sodium hydrosulfite. Furthermore, the market dynamics of these applications affect the global market for sodium hydrosulfite. Demand for textile products, particularly apparel, has increased across the world, which has resulted in rise in demand for sodium hydrosulfite globally. In terms of demand, Asia Pacific, being the textile manufacturing hub of the world, held the largest share of the sodium hydrosulfite market in 2014. The paper and pulp industry, on the other hand, has struggled to keep pace with rapid global digitalization. Hence, steady decline in demand for paper and paper products has been witnessed in North America and Europe. However, the market in Asia Pacific and Latin America is expected to expand at a decent pace during the forecast period. Application in cosmetics, particularly hair care products, and kaolin bleaching is likely to provide attractive growth opportunities for the sodium hydrosulfite market in the near future.

Asia Pacific is the major producer and consumer of sodium hydrosulfite, accounting for over 65% share of the global market by demand in 2014. China is primarily driving demand for sodium hydrosulfite in this region. Apart from China, major textile producing countries such as Japan, India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan account for considerable share. The market in Asia Pacific is also projected to exhibit the fastest growth rate, expanding at a CAGR of more than 4% between 2015 and 2023. Textile processing is the primary application in Asia Pacific. On the other hand, wood pulp bleaching application dominates demand in North America and Europe. The market share of North America and Europe is estimated to decline during the forecast period due to gradual slowdown in the paper economy in these regions.

The global sodium hydrosulfite market is consolidated in nature with four manufacturers accounting for over 50% share. Companies such as Guangdong ZhongCheng Chemicals Inc., Ltd., BASF SE, Jinhe Group, and AZ Chemicals, Inc., held significant share of the global sodium hydrosulfite market in 2014. Other key companies include Chemtrade Logistics, Inc., Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., and BruggemannChemical.

 

Chapter 1 Preface

1.1 Research Description

1.2 Research Scope

1.3 Assumptions

1.4 Market Segmentation

1.5 Research Methodology

 

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

2.1 Global Sodium hydrosulfite Market, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

2.2  Global Sodium hydrosulfite Market: Market Snapshot

 

Chapter 3 Sodium Hydrosulfite Market - Industry Analysis

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Value Chain Analysis

3.3 Market Drivers

      3.3.1 Rapid Increase in Demand for Paper Products in Asia Pacific to Boost Sodium Hydrosulfite Market

      3.3.2 Demand from Textile Industry to Propel Sodium Hydrosulfite Market

3.4 Restraints

      3.4.1 Declining Capacity of Paper and Paper Board Production in North America and Europe

3.5 Opportunity

      3.5.1 Application as Food Additive and in Cosmetic Products Expected to Provide Impetus to Market

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 Market Attractiveness Analysis

3.8 Company Market Share Analysis, 2014

 

Chapter 4 Price Trend Analysis

4.1 Major Raw Material Price Trend, 2014–2023 (US$/Ton)

 

Chapter 5 Sodium Hydrosulfite Market – Application Analysis

5.1 Sodium Hydrosulfite Market: Application Overview

      5.1.1 Global Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      5.1.2 Global Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      5.1.3 Global Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      5.1.4 Global Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

 

Chapter 6 Sodium Hydrosulfite Market - Regional Analysis

6.1 North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Regional Sub-segment, 2014-2023

      6.1.1 North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market

6.2 North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.2.1 North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.2.2 North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.2.3 North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.2.4 North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.3 US Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.3.1 U.S. Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.3.2 U.S. Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.3.3 U.S. Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.3.4 U.S. Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.3.5 U.S. Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.4 Rest of North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.4.1 Rest of North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.4.2 Rest of North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.4.3 Rest of North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.4.4 Rest of North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.4.5 Rest of North America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.5 Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Regional Sub-segment, 2014-2023

      6.5.1 Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market

6.6 Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.6.1 Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.6.2 Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.6.3 Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.6.4 Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.7 Germany Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.3.1 Germany Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.3.2 Germany Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.3.3 Germany Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)      

      6.3.4 Germany Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.3.5 Germany Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.8 U.K. Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.8.1 U.K. Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.8.2 U.K. Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.8.3 U.K. Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.8.4 U.K. Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.8.5 U.K. Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.9 France Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.9.1 France Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.9.2 France Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.9.3 France Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.9.4 France Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.9.5 France Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.10 Spain Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.10.1 Spain Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.10.2 Spain Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.10.3 Spain Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.10.4 Spain Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.10.5 Spain Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.11 Italy Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.11.1 Italy Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.11.2 Italy Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.11.3 Italy Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.11.4 Italy Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.11.5 Italy Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.12 Rest of Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.12.1 Rest of Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.12.2 Rest of Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.12.3 Rest of Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.12.4 Rest of Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.12.5 Rest of Europe Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.13 Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Regional Sub-segment, 2014-2023

      6.13.1 Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market

6.14 Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.14.1 Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.14.2 Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.14.3 Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.14.4 Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.15 China Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.15.1 China Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.15.2 China Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.15.3 China Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.15.4 China Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.15.5 China Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.16 Japan Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.16.1 Japan Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.16.2 Japan Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.16.3 Japan Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.16.4 Japan Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.16.5 Japan Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.17 ASEAN Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.17.1 ASEAN Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.17.2 ASEAN Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.17.3 ASEAN Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.17.4 ASEAN Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.17.5 ASEAN Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.18 Rest of Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.18.1 Rest of Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.18.2 Rest of Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.18.3 Rest of Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.18.4 Rest of Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.18.5 Rest of Asia Pacific Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.19 Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Regional Sub-segment, 2014-2023

      6.19.1 Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market

6.20 Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.20.1 Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.20.2 Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.20.3 Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.20.4 Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.21 GCC Countries Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.21.1 GCC Countries Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.21.2 GCC Countries Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.21.3 GCC Countries Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.21.4 GCC Countries Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.21.5 GCC Countries Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.22 South Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.22.1 South Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.22.2 South Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.22.3 South Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.22.4 South Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.22.5 South Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.23 Rest of Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.23.1 Rest of Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.23.2 Rest of Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.23.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.23.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.23.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.24 Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Regional Sub-segment, 2014-2023

      6.24.1 Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market

6.25 Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.25.1 Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.25.2 Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.25.3 Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.25.4 Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.26 Brazil Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.26.1 Brazil Countries Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.26.2 Brazil Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.26.3 Brazil Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.26.4 Brazil Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.26.5 Brazil Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

6.27 Rest of Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market- By Application

      6.27.1 Rest of Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.27.2 Rest of Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Wood Pulp Bleaching, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.27.3 Rest of Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Textile, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.27.4 Rest of Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Mineral Flotation, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

      6.27.5 Rest of Latin America Sodium Hydrosulfite Market for Others, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

 

Chapter 7 Company Profiles

7.1  Chemtrade Logistics Inc.

7.2 Guangdong ZhongCheng Chemicals Inc., Ltd 

7.3 BASF SE

7.4 Jinhe Group

7.5 AZ Chemicals, Inc.

7.6 Bruggemann Chemical

7.7 Mitsubisi Gas Chemical Company Inc.

7.8 TCP Limited

7.9 Royce International Corp

7.10 Montgomery Chemicals

 

Chapter 8 Primary Findings

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