LONDON, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Caustic soda is an inorganic compound widely used in various industries due to its strong alkaline properties. It is produced by the electrolytic (chloroalkali) process, which is further classified into membrane, diaphragm, and mercury technologies Chloralkali is an industrial process for producing chlorine and caustic soda by the electrolysis of sodium chloride. Caustic soda is used in the manufacture of pulp & paper, soaps & detergents, and textiles. It is also used in water treatment, aluminum production, food processing and forensic applications, among others.
This report provides a detailed description of the caustic soda market in terms of volume (Kilo tons) and revenue (US$ million) for the period from 2014 to 2020. The report highlights the factors contributing to the growth of the market and restraints that the market faces. Detailed forecasts have been provided for 2014 to 2020 for the caustic soda market for better understanding of the market scenario. The caustic soda market is described with respect to the various segments along with opportunities that are expected in the next six years.
We have included a detailed value chain to offer users of the report a holistic view on the caustic soda market. Value chain analysis comprises detailed evaluation of the roles of various players involved in the caustic soda industry, from raw material suppliers to end-users. Porter's five forces model has been used to determine the impact of various factors such as degree of competition, bargaining power of suppliers, threat from substitutes, bargaining power of buyers and threat from new entrants during the forecast period. Company market share analysis has been included for better understanding of the competitive landscape. Furthermore, the report comprises market attractiveness analysis, which analyzes the application segments that are expected to be lucrative during the forecast period on the basis of their market size and growth rate. Attractiveness of the market has been derived from market size, profit margin, growth rate, and availability of raw materials, competition and other factors such as social and legal constraints.
In terms of geography, the market has been segmented into regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The market has been segmented based on application types such as alumina, pulp & paper, soaps & detergents, organics, inorganics, water treatment and other applications. The study includes regional analysis of caustic soda on the basis of application segments and estimates the market in terms of revenue and volume during forecast period from 2014 to 2020.
The market estimates for this study have been based on volumes, with revenues being derived through regional pricing trends. 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. The prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors and direct selling regional producers.
The report also offers a competitive landscape of the overall market with company profiles of players such as The Dow Chemical Company, Olin Corporation, AkzoNobel N.V., Reliance Industries Limited, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Formosa Plastics Corporation, Shin-Etsu Chemicals Co., Ltd, Axiall Corporation, INEOS ChlorVinyls and Bayer MaterialScience AG. Detailed description of the company overview in terms of headquarters, inception, stock listing, upcoming capacities, key mergers & acquisitions, financial overview and recent developments provides a thorough idea about the competitive positioning of players in the market.
This report segments the global caustic soda market as follows:
Caustic Soda Market - Application Analysis
Pulp & paper
Soaps & detergents
Others (Including textiles, petroleum processing, food processing, etc.)
Caustic Soda Market - Regional Analysis
Rest of the World (RoW)
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