Sodium Sulfate Market – Snapshot

Sodium sulfate (NaSO4) is commonly known as soda of sulfate. It occurs in the crystal form. It is used in large quantities in various industrial and consumer applications. Sodium sulfate is obtained by mirabilite salt. Synthetic sodium sulfate is produced by lithium batteries and other synthetic process. It is globally manufactured in abundant quantities to cater to the demand from various industries such as detergents, kraft pulping, textiles, glass, and carpet cleaners.

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More than 50% of sodium sulfate is consumed in the powder detergents industry. It is used as filler material in powder detergents. Low price is boosting the application of sodium sulfate in the powder detergents industry. Growth in the detergents industry is driving the demand for sodium sulfate. Commercially, sodium sulfate is employed as a dyeing agent in the textiles industry. Sodium sulfate lowers the negative charges of fabrics. Thus, the dyeing process becomes easier and effective. This, in turns, drives the application of sodium sulfate in the textiles industry. Growth of the global textiles industry is boosting the usage of sodium sulfate as a dyeing agent. Furthermore, sodium sulfate is employed in the glass manufacturing process. It is used as fining agent in the manufacture of scum-proof glass. Demand for dust or scum-proof glass is driven by the growth in automotive and infrastructure sectors. Sodium sulfate is also used to convert wood into pulp for paper manufacturing.

Emerging economies in Asia Pacific such as China and India are major producers and consumers of sodium sulfate products. Sodium sulfate is employed as a cleaning agent in carpet cleaners. Additionally, it is used in oil refining and food preservation applications. Glass is also a key application segment of the sodium sulfate market. However, implementation of environmental norms and presence of significance substitutes (such as zeolite and sodium carbonate) are expected to hamper the sodium sulfate market in the near future. Furthermore, rise in preference of liquid detergents over powder detergents is adversely affecting the consumption of sodium sulfate in the detergents industry. Additionally, inclination of consumers toward sulfate free products/detergents is anticipated to inhibit the sodium sulfate market during the forecast period.

Based on source, the global sodium sulfate market has been bifurcated into natural and synthetic. Natural is a widely used source of sodium sulfate. It is extensively employed in various applications due to its easy availability and low cost attributes.

In terms of application, the global sodium sulfate market has been segmented into detergents, kraft pulping, textiles, glass, carpet cleaners, and others (including food preservatives and oil recovery). The detergents segment accounted for major share of the market in 2017. It is estimated to be a rapidly growing segment during the forecast period owing to the wide consumption of sodium sulfate as raw material and filler in powder detergents.

Based on region, the global sodium sulfate market has been classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. In terms of value, Asia Pacific dominated the global sodium sulfate market in 2017. The region is projected to lead the global sodium sulfate market in the next few years. The market in Asia Pacific is likely to expand rapidly during the forecast period. North America and Europe are mature regions of the global sodium sulfate market. The market in these regions is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace due to the presence of key manufacturers. The sodium sulfate market in Middle East & Africa and Latin America is expected to expand substantially during the forecast period due to the presence of emerging economies and growth in textiles and glass industries in these regions.

High degree of competition exists among players operating in the global sodium sulfate market. The market is dominated by large players that are technologically sound. These account for prominent share of the market. The sodium sulfate market is capital and technology intensive. Sodium sulfate is also used in high-end applications; therefore, brand image plays a vital role in the market.

Key players operating in the global sodium sulfate market include Alkim Alkali Kimya A.S., Birla Cellulose, Cordenka GmbH & Co. KG, Cooper Natural Resources, Elementis plc, Lenzing Group, Minera De Santa Marta, S.A., S.A. Sulquisa, Searles Valley Minerals, Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals Inc., Grupo Industrial Crimidesa S.L., Sodium Sanayii Anonim Sirketi, and XinLi Chemical.

Sodium Sulfate Market - Overview

Sodium sulfate (NaSO4) is commonly known as soda of sulfate. It occurs in the crystal form. It is used in large quantities in various industrial and consumer applications. Sodium sulfate is obtained by mirabilite slat. Additionally, synthetic sodium sulfate is produced by lithium batteries and other synthetic process. It is globally manufactured in abundant quantities to cater to the demand from various industries such as detergents, kraft pulping, textiles, glass, and carpet cleaners.

Based on source, the global sodium sulfate market has been bifurcated into natural and synthetic. Sodium sulfate is widely used in various applications due to the easy availability and low cost attributes. In terms of application, the global sodium sulfate market has been divided into detergents, kraft pulping, textiles, glass, carpet cleaners, and others (including food preservatives and oil recovery). The detergents segment accounted for key share of the market in 2017. It is estimated to be a rapidly growing segment during the forecast period owing to the wide consumption of sodium sulfate as refill material in detergents.

Based on region, the global sodium sulfate market has been segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Asia Pacific is projected to lead the global sodium sulfate market in the next few years. The market in the region is likely to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period.

The report analyzes and forecasts the sodium sulfate market at the global and regional levels. The market has been projected in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) and volume (kilo tons) from 2018 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global sodium sulfate market. It also covers the expected impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for sodium sulfate during the forecast period. The report also highlights growth opportunities for the sodium sulfate market at the global and regional levels.

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

The study provides a decisive view of the global sodium sulfate market by segmenting it in terms of source, application, and region. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes current and future demand for sodium sulfate in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global sodium sulfate market. Key players profiled in the report are Alkim Alkali Kimya A.S., Birla Cellulose, Cordenka GmbH & Co. KG, Cooper Natural Resources, Elementis plc, Lenzing Group, Minera De Santa Marta, S.A., S.A. Sulquisa, Searles Valley Minerals, Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals Inc., Grupo Industrial Crimidesa S.L., Sodium Sanayii Anonim Sirketi, and XinLi Chemical. Market players have been profiled in terms of company overview, business strategies, and recent developments.

The report provides size (in terms of value and volume) of the sodium sulfate market for the base year 2017 and the forecast for the period between 2018 and 2026. The market value has been provided for the global, regional, sub-regional, and country-level markets. The size of the global sodium sulfate market has been provided in terms of revenue. Market numbers have been estimated based on source, application, and region. The market size and forecast for each source and application segment have been provided at the global and regional levels.

Global Sodium Sulfate Market, by Source

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

Global Sodium Sulfate Market, by Application

  • Detergents
  • Kraft Pulping
  • Textiles
  • Glass
  • Carpet Cleaners
  • Others (Food Preservatives and Oil recovery)

Global Sodium Sulfate Market, by Region

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

Key Takeaways

  • Extensive analysis of market trends from 2017 to 2026 to identify opportunities and market developments
  • Analysis of sources and applications where sodium sulfate is used
  • Identification of key factors responsible to build a roadmap for upcoming opportunities for the sodium sulfate market at the global, regional, and country levels
  • Comprehensive analysis with respect to investments and regulatory scenario that would subsequently impact the outlook and forecast of the global sodium sulfate market between 2018 and 2026
  • Detailed competition landscape of key players operating in the market to understand the competition level
  • Porters’ Five Forces analysis that highlights the power of buyers and suppliers in the market
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