Chlor-Alkali Market, by Products (Caustic Soda/Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorine, Soda Ash/Sodium Carbonate), Applications & Geography: Global Industry Trends & Forecasts to 2017

Oct 09, 2013, 13:48 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, October 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Chlor-Alkali Market, By Products (Caustic Soda/Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorine, Soda Ash/Sodium Carbonate), Applications & Geography: Global Industry Trends & Forecasts to 2017" report to their offering.

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Chlor-alkali is an industrial process widely used to produce chlorine, caustic soda, and other chlorine and sodium derived/based products such as sodium hypochlorite, hydrochloric acid, chlorosulphonic acid, bleaching power, polyaluminium chloride, hydrogen gas, and chlorinated paraffin. The process uses brine (sodium chloride) solution during electrolysis to produce aforesaid products which are also known as chlor-alkali industry/market products.

The report estimates the market size of the chlor-alkali industry for three products such as caustic soda, chlorine, and soda ash. It provides a comprehensive review of market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major geographic regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World (ROW). Major countries with the market volume and revenue are covered for each of the region. The top players of the industry are profiled in detail with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities.

Chlor-alkali market with its three products caustic soda, soda ash, and chlorine form basis of most of the end-user industries. The aforesaid products are further processed into various forms, chemical compositions, and added to various other chemicals to design and formulate new products and derivatives. Their wide use adds them to the list of raw materials in various industries. The prices of these products vary from region-to-region depending upon their extraction, supply logistics, location of manufacturing facilities, labor cost, and most importantly energy costs. With the current energy scenario and demand the prices of these products are expected to grow in the nearing future translating into enhanced growth in revenue earnings of major companies.

The global caustic soda, chlorine, and soda ash market volume is expected to reach 79.8, 74.2, and 58.1 million tons respectively translating into total revenue of $88.6 billion by the year 2017. As of year 2012, Asia consumes almost half of the combined volume of all the aforesaid products followed by North America and Europe. The major application segments for chlorine are PVC and organic chemicals, for caustic soda major applications are pulp and paper and organic and inorganic chemicals; whereas for soda ash glass constitutes the major application segment. Chlorine and caustic soda are mainly produced using membrane and diaphragm technology with mercury cell process in phasing out mode. Soda ash is mainly produced using Solvay process.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Executive Summary

3 Market Overview

4 Global Caustic Soda Market

5 Global Chlorine Market

6 Global Soda Ash Market

7 Competitive Landscape

8 Company Profiles


Companies Mentioned

- Akzonobel Nv
- Bayer Materialscience Ag
- Canexus Corporation
- Ciech Sa
- Formosa Plastics Corporation
- Fmc Corporation
- Ineos Chlorvinyls Limited
- Nirma Limited
- Novacarb
- Occidental Petroleum Corp
- Oci Chemical Corporation
- Olin Corporation
- Ppg Industries Inc.
- Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
- Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd
- Shintech Inc.
- Solvay Sa
- Tata Chemicals Limited
- The Dow Chemical Company
- Tianjin Dagu Chemical Co. Ltd
- Xinjiang Tianye (Group) Co. Ltd
- Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd.

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