Sodium Sulfate Market by Type (Natural and Synthetic), End-Use Industry (Detergent, Paper & Pulp, Glass, and Textile) - Analysis & Forecast 2019-2030
Report ID : 168 | Published Date : Jan 2020 | Pages : 160 | Region : Global | Report Code : CM-18
Sodium Sulfate Market Overview and Introduction
Sodium sulfate is obtained from natural mining and is a by-product of various industrial manufacturing processes such as cellulose production, resorcinol, hydrochloric acid, lead-acid battery reclamation, and others. It is formed by the esterification of sulfuric acid by the replacement of both hydrogen atoms by sodium atoms. As per usage, sodium sulfate is produced in several standard grades including military, food & agriculture, optical, technical, and other grades.
The global sodium sulfate market is mainly driven by increasing use of sodium sulfate as a raw material in the manufacture of detergents as it is used as a filling material & diluting agent in the manufacturing process. The detergent application of sodium sulfate accounts for approximately 39% of the total sodium sulfate consumption globally. Moreover, the increasing applications of sodium sulfate in glass, textile, paper & pulp, chemical, and healthcare industries are fueling market growth globally. However, the replacement of sodium sulfate by its substitutes, such as sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, calcium sulfate, and others, is likely to hinder market growth globally.
The global sodium sulfate market is segmented into type, end-use industry, and region.
Sodium Sulfate Market By Product Type
Based on type, the global sodium sulfate market is segmented into natural and synthetic sodium sulfate. Sodium sulfate, derived from natural resources, is dominating the market and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This growth can be ascribed to the abundance of natural reserves and the decreasing cost of mining by technologically-advanced machinery across the globe.
Sodium Sulfate Market By End-Use Industry
Based on end-use industry, the sodium sulfate market is segmented into detergents, paper & pulp, glass, textile, and others. The use of sodium sulfate in textile industry is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR in the coming years. The increasing use of sodium sulfate as a catalyst and an electrolyte in the textile industry and the growing demand for high-end fabrics and garments are driving the use of sodium sulfate in textile industry globally.
Sodium Sulfate Market By Region
Based on region, the global sodium sulfate market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (ROW). Asia Pacific is the largest consumer of sodium sulfate and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing demand for sodium sulfate owing to flourishing textile and paper & pulp industries in India, China, Japan, and Indonesia, are propelling market growth in the region.
Sodium Sulfate Market Prominent Players
Some of the prominent players present in the sodium sulfate market includes Birla Cellulose, Alkim Alkali Kimya A.S., Cordenka GmbH & Co KG, Cooper Natural Resources, ELEMENTIS PLC, LENZING AG, PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, MINERA DE SANTA MARTA, S.A., Nippon Chemical Industrial CO., LTD., and Grupo Industrial Crimidesa S.L., among others.