Global Sodium Sulphite Market - An Overview
Sodium sulfite is a soluble sodium salt of sulfurous acid. Sodium sulfite is an essential chemical in the pulp and paper industry for bleaching, de-sulfurizing, and dechlorinating activities. Sodium sulphite compound is used as a pulping agent for the manufacturing of pulp. Manufacturers categorize sodium sulphite by form as powder, crystals, and liquid. The global sodium sulphite market is anticipated to witness positive growth during the forecast period, due to its various properties. Sodium sulphite removes excess chlorine, and is used in the bleaching of wood pulp and raw materials for the production of pulp and paper. Moreover, sodium sulphite is widely used in the food industry for maintaining the freshness of food products. Pharmaceutical manufacturers use sodium sulphite in the manufacturing of many drugs which are used to maintain potency and stability.
Global Sodium Sulphite Market - Segmentation
The global sodium sulphite market has been segmented on the basis of form, application, and end use.
On the basis of form, the global sodium sulphite market has been segmented as:
On the basis of application, the global sodium sulphite market has been segmented as:
- Bleaching Agents
- Corrosion Inhibitors and Anti-scaling Agents
- Oxidizing Agents
- Process Regulators
- Surface Active Agents
On the basis of end user industry, the global sodium sulphite market has been segmented as:
- Food and Beverages
- Cosmetics & Personal Care
- Pulp and Paper
- Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Sodium sulphite is widely used in the food and beverage industry as a reducing agent in the manufacturing of several food products. It is used in the photographic industry for photographic applications, and is also used as a reducing and a bleaching agent in the manufacturing of different chemical compounds.
Global Sodium Sulphite Market - Drivers & Restraints
The global sodium sulphite market is anticipated to expand during the forecast period, due to several factors. One of the key driving factors driving the sodium sulphite market is the fast growing food industry. Sodium sulphite is used in the food industry for maintaining the freshness of food products and also for enhancing food products. Sodium sulphite is used in photographic applications such as to wash fixers from photo paper and film, and keep developer solutions from oxidizing. Sodium sulphite is used as a key component in producing different chemicals in the chemical industry. Sodium sulphite is also used as anti-chorinating in the cleaning of sulphur dioxide gas in mash factories, manufacturing of trinitrotoluene (TNT), and as a part of water treatment. These factors are expected to further propel the demand for sodium sulphite and the global sodium sulphite market is expected to experience positive growth during the forecast period.
Despite the positive outlook, sodium sulphite has several restraining factors which might hamper the growth of the global sodium sulphite market. One of the factors is that, exposure to sodium sulphite powder may cause irritation to the respiratory tract, eyes, and the skin. It may cause allergic reactions if inhaled. Moreover, the ingestion of sodium sulphite might cause severe gastrointestinal irritation and diarrhea, and over ingestion may also lead to death.
Global Sodium Sulphite Market: Regional Outlook
Geographically, the sodium sulphite market has been divided into seven key regions as follows: North America, Latin America, Europe, CIS & Russia, Japan, Asia Pacific excluding Japan, and Japan.
Global Sodium Sulphite Market: Key Players
The following are the key market players that operate in the global sodium sulphite market - Merck KGaA, Allan Chemical Corporation, Sichuan Xinxing Chemical Co., Ltd, Borden & Remington Corporation, General Chemicals, Aditya Birla Chemicals, Olympic Chemical Limited, Quadrimex Chemical, Merck Millipore, Orica Watercare and Southern Ionics, Solvay Chemicals, Inc., Patel Chemicals Works Fisher Scientific U.K., Limited, etc. Moreover, many local and unorganized market players are expected to contribute to the global sodium sulphite market.
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