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Zinc Chloride Market Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2022

Zinc chloride is a deliquescent, white salt that forms acidic solutions in polar organic solvents such as acetone, ether, and ethanol, as well as with water. It is also known to be hygroscopic and therefore needs to be protected from water vapor or any other sources of moisture. Neutral solutions of zinc chloride can be prepared with zinc chloride and acetone. Zinc chloride is known as Lewis acid and, hence, is electrophilic. Its catalytic activity is lower as compared to aluminum chloride in Friedel-Crafts types of reactions. Zinc chloride is particularly effective in catalyzing reactions that eliminate mercaptans or ammonia and water.

Zinc chloride has a wide range of applications in various end-user industries. Some of the applications include soldering, galvanizing, and tinning of fluxes. Heat decomposes moist changes based on zinc chloride, which forms hydrochloric acid. This acid helps remove salts and oxides from metal surfaces, which helps in good metal-to-metal bonding. Odor control is another application of zinc chloride, which is in high demand in the market. The reaction of zinc chloride with sulfur minimizes the release of H2S gas in wastewater treatment facilities, thus controlling odor. Vulcanization of rubber is one of the significant applications of zinc chloride, among others. Zinc chloride is widely used in the rubber industry. Zinc chloride helps dissolve cellulosic fibers in the scrap and catalyzes the depolymerization of the elastomer. Zinc chloride is used for many other applications, such as organic synthesis, liquid fertilizer, textile finishing, a wood preservative, and dry cell batteries.

Growing demand for zinc chloride from the chemical industry is anticipated to boost the growth of the global zinc chloride market. Escalating demand from the textile industry is another factor contributing to the demand for zinc chloride in the market. Side effects of zinc chloride and the availability of safer alternatives are expected to hinder the growth of the global zinc chloride market. However, rising research and development activities for applications of zinc chloride are projected to fuel the market growth during the forecast period.

The global zinc chloride market is segmented on the following basis:

  • Applications
  • Metallurgical Fluxes
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Textile Processing
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Others (Petroleum, Dry Cell, etc.)


  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Rest of MEA
  • Latin America

Key players identified for the zinc chloride market include but are not limited to:

American Elements, Apex Chemicals Corporation, Eurocontal SA, Flaurea Chemicals, Global Chemicals Co., Ltd., TIB Chemicals AG, Vijaychem Industries, Weifang Dongfangsheng Chemical Co., Ltd., and Zalcon LLC, among others.

This report offers the following:

  • An overview of the global markets for zinc chloride
  • Market trends assessment for the period 2014–2022, with historical information for 2014 and 2015 and projections through 2022, with respective CAGRs during 2016–2022.
  • Qualitative assessment tools such as market drivers, challenges, and future prospects; market attractiveness; and positioning of key players
  • Focus on each level of market segmentation based on product approvals, launches, and current and anticipated market dynamics.
  • A general overview of the industry structure
  • Company profiles highlight key information about the major players operating in the zinc chloride market.

Frequently Asked Question:

The market for Zinc Chloride is expected to reach USD XX million Bn in 2022.

The Zinc Chloride market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at XX%.

The report is forecasted from 2016 -2022.

The base year of this report is 2015.

American Elements, Apex Chemicals Corporation, Eurocontal SA, Flaurea Chemicals, Global Chemicals Co., Ltd., TIB Chemicals AG, Vijaychem Industries, Weifang Dongfangsheng Chemical Co., Ltd.are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Jun 2016
Category:  Chemicals
Report ID:   57959
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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