Sodium silicate, also known as water glass or liquid glass, is a colorless compound made from oxides of sodium and silica with varying ratios of SiO2 to Na2O, solids contents, and viscosity. Sodium silicate possesses excellent binding, adhesive, bleaching and sizing properties. Thus, it is extensively used in the manufacture of detergents, silica gel, cardboard, paper, textiles, paints, adhesives, pottery, sanitary ware, refractories, foundry and wood processing industries. Sodium silicate is available in two primary grades: neutral and alkaline. Materials of both these grades are available either in liquid or solid form.
This report provides a detailed description of the sodium silicate market in terms of volume share (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the period from 2014 to 2020. The report highlights the factors contributing to the growth of the market and restraints that the market faces. Detailed forecasts have been provided for the years 2014 to 2020 for the sodium silicate market for better understanding of the individual market scenario. The sodium silicate market is described with respect to various segments along with opportunities that are expected in the next six years.
We have included a detailed raw material analysis along with the value chain in order to provide a holistic view of the sodium silicate market. An analysis of Porters’ five force’s model for the sodium silicate market has also been included to help understand the competitive intensity in the market. The study comprises market attractiveness analysis, wherein applications are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.
For geographic analysis, the market has been segmented into regions such as Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Rest of Europe (RoE). The market has been segmented based on types of applications such as detergents, catalysts, pulp & paper, elastomers, food & healthcare and others. The study segments the market based on applications, and provides forecast and estimates for each application segment in terms of revenue and volume during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020.
Market estimates for this study have been based on volumes, with revenues being derived through regional pricing trends. The price for each of the materials mentioned in the report has been considered, and customized product pricing has not been included. Additionally, the market has been analyzed based on expected demand, and the market data for each segment is based on demand volumes and corresponding revenues. The prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors and direct selling regional producers. Furthermore, the market data is based on current information.
In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by an extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights and recognizing business opportunities.
The report also offers a competitive landscape of the overall market with company profiles of players such as Albemarle Corporation, BASF SE, PQ Corporation, Evonik Industries, PPG Industries, Tokuyama Europe GmbH, and W.R. Grace & Company. A detailed description of company overview, financial overview and business strategy in addition to recent developments provides a thorough idea about the competitive positioning of players in the market.
The report segments the sodium silicate market in Europe as:
Europe Sodium Silicate Market - Application Analysis
- Pulp & Paper
- Food & Healthcare
- Others (coating, agriculture, etc.)
Europe Sodium Silicate Market - Country Analysis
- The Czech Republic
- Rest of Europe (RoE)