Sodium Chlorite is a white and odorless powder that is used to produce chlorine dioxide. This chlorine dioxide mainly finds application in textiles, bleaching, and pulp, along with water purification. One of the main properties of chlorine dioxide is its destruction capability of specific pathogenic bacteria while at the same time being useful for intestinal bacteria. Sodium chlorite is inflammable in its pure form, releases oxygen during its decomposition, and reacts in the presence of substances that are flammable. As per solubility properties, sodium chlorite completely dissolves in water, while it partially dissolves in ethanol and methanol. Sodium chlorite is mainly used in industries, municipal bodies, and hospitals for water disinfection, weed control, bleaching agent, etc. Sodium chlorite is added with zinc chloride, which makes it useful for mouthwash, toothpaste, and for some clinical purposes, like a preservative in eye drops.
Key drivers propelling the growth of the sodium chlorite market are the high demand for sodium chlorite from the pulp industry, the usage of sodium chlorite as an antimicrobial agent in operation theatres coupled with usage of sodium chlorite for water purification. Moreover, the increase in urban population, which increases sodium chlorite usage due to water purification, coupled with sodium chlorite’s effectiveness in preventing the progression of lateral sclerosis disease, are a few more important factors boosting the sodium chlorite market. Demand for sodium chlorite from various industries, such as food and beverages, synthetic ad cotton fabrics, along with pest control manufacturing units, also contribute to the overall growth of the sodium chlorite market. However, the availability of alternatives such as ozone and hydrogen peroxide used for pulp bleaching is expected to hamper the growth of the market. Also, the increasing cost of raw materials combined with competitive price standards is most likely to affect the profit margins of the players in the industry.
By type, the global sodium chlorite market is subdivided into liquid and solid forms, while textile, disinfectant, antimicrobial agent, bleaching agent, and others are its applications. The use of an antimicrobial agent is mainly driven by the food processing industry while bleaching agents find use in paper and pulp industry industries due to their oxidizing properties. By end-use, the sodium chlorite market is segmented into water treatment, paper, medical, and textile. In 2017, water treatment held the largest market share mainly due to shifting in consumer preference from traditional chlorine to sodium chlorite for water treatment.
By geography, the global sodium chlorite market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia- Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific leads the market and is anticipated to continue to be the market leader in the upcoming years, mainly owing to the high demand for sodium chlorite from paper and pulp applications in this region. North America, Europe, and MEA are forecasted to be relatively sluggish, primarily due to a decline in the paper and pulp industry in the region.
The global sodium chlorite market is segmented as below:
- Antimicrobial Agent
- Bleaching Agent
- Water Treatment
- Paper and Pulp
- Others (Textile, etc.)
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
- GCC Countries
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East and Africa
Key players across the global sodium chlorite market value chain are:
Alfa Aesar, Akzo Nobel N.V. (Eka Chemicals), Kemira, ABI Chemicals, Be Pharm, DuPont, OxyChem, Finetech Industry, Shanghai IS Chemical Technology, AOK Chem, Erco Worldwide, among others.
This report offers the following:
- Assessment of global sodium chlorite market trends for the period 2016-2026
- Historical (past) information for 2016 & 2017 and projections with CAGRs from 2018 to 2026 considering 2017 as the base year for the market
- Market drivers, restraints, future prospects, and competitive analysis (market positioning) of key market players
- Overview of the global sodium chlorite market value chain
- Company profiling with major information about the key players operating in the global sodium chlorite market
- Estimation of the market size in terms of value and volume