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Liquid Sodium Silicate Market

Global Market Study on Liquid Sodium Silicate: Demand Projected to Surge from Detergent & Soap Industry

Global Liquid Sodium Silicate Market Segmentation by molar ratio (SiO2/Na2O) - 1.6 to 2.8 (Alkaline) and 2.8 to 3.3 (Neutral).

Global Liquid Sodium Silicate Market Snapshot

[283 Pages Report] Persistence Market Research has projected the global liquid sodium silicate market to grow at a moderate CAGR of 4.5% from 2023 to 2033. The market is anticipated to grow from US$ 3,414.4 million in 2023 to garner market size of US$ 5,302.5 million by the end of 2033. The demand for chemicals will be largely driven by the detergent and cleaning compounds industry and pulp and paper industry.

Market Size 2023

US$ 3,414.4 million

Market Size 2033

US$ 5,302.5 million

Value CAGR (from 2023 to 2033)

4.5%

Collective Value Share: Top 3 Countries (2023E)

35-40%

Liquid sodium silicate, a less hazardous chemical, is widely used in numerous applications globally. The growing demand for this chemical is driven by its diverse and crucial uses. Liquid sodium silicate possesses several unique and crucial properties that distinguish it from other alkalis and salts. These properties, along with its affordability, make it an ideal choice for a wide range of industries, such as detergents, adhesives, cement, binders, cleaning agents, deflocculants, coatings, corrosion inhibitors, catalysts, and more.

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Market growth in the historical period from 2018 to 2022 Vs. market outlook in the forecast period from 2023 to 2033

During the historical assessment period of 2018 to 2022, the market grew at a slow CAGR of 2.0%. In contrast, the market will foresee a significant jump in the growth rate owing to mounting demand from end-use industries as well as rising developments in the application sectors. During the forecast period of 2023 to 2033, the market is expected to witness a growth rate of 4.5%.

The increasing population and expanding industrialization are contributing to the growth of various end-use industries, which in turn is leading to an increased demand for sodium silicate. As a key component in the production of detergents, textiles, paper, and metal products, liquid sodium silicate is an essential ingredient in many industrial processes. With the growing need for these materials, it is expected that there will be a rising demand for liquid sodium silicate in the coming years. This can be attributed to its versatility and effectiveness in various applications, which make it an attractive option for industries looking for cost-effective and efficient solutions. The rising population and industrialization are therefore driving the growth of the liquid sodium silicate market, and it is anticipated to see a significant increase in demand in the near future.

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Market Dynamics

What is the key growth driver for the market?

“Increasing usage in detergent and soap production is significantly boosting market growth”

The use of sodium silicate ranges within a large number of industries such as textile processing and metal cleaning, dairy equipment, floors, bottles, automobiles, and floors. Liquid sodium silicates are incorporated within synthetic detergent compositions to minimize corrosion and alkali attack. Without the use of sodium silicate, the detergent compositions would be corrosive to zinc, aluminum, and other metal alloys in washers. Synthetic detergent composition silicate may also glaze the surface of fine china and porcelain decorations. Therefore, a rise in demand from the soap and detergent industry will bolster the growth of the liquid sodium silicate market.

How is the adhesive nature of liquid sodium silicate creating opportunities in construction industries?

“Usage of sodium silicate as an adhesive in the construction industry to augment growth”

Sodium silicate is an excellent bonding agent for sealing fiberboard boxes, as its ability to firmly hold together the flaps requires low time. A wide range of advantages of liquid sodium silicates includes suitable viscosity, good setting properties, high strength, easy wetting of the surfaces to be held together, and controlled penetration. It is primarily used as an adhesive, due to its ability to change from a liquid state to a semi-solid state, as required without compromising on excess water consumption. Liquid sodium silicate used in the binders of cement increases the cement’s heat and temperature resistance. It also increases the waterproofing ability of the cement. Liquid sodium silicate will see a rise in demand from the adhesives and construction industries.

What are the growth restraints to the liquid sodium silicate market?

“Inherent Acidic pH of liquid sodium silicate can retard the market growth”

The pH of liquid sodium silicates ranges from 11.2 to 12.7, which makes it irritable to mucous membranes, skin, and eyes. If it comes in contact with the eyes, it can lead to pain, irritation, and conceal burns, which might lead to blindness. The psychological effects of the contact of liquid sodium silicate and eyes depend on the alkalinity of the silicate causing irritation to chemical burns. Inhaling mists or their musty odor of them can lead to moderate effects such as cough, pain, and choking. Sodium silicate is not stable in aquatic systems but is acutely toxic to aquatic life. It has exhibited low to medium toxicity to aquatic organisms and low toxicity to terrestrial organisms. High pH levels of liquid sodium silicate can therefore hamper the growth of the liquid sodium silicate market.

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Category-wise Analysis

Which molar ratio segment holds the largest market share?

“1.6 to 2.8 (alkaline) segment holds the largest market share owing to its application in detergents”

Based on the molar ratio, the liquid sodium silicate market is segmented into 1.6 to 2.8 (alkaline) and 2.8 to 3.3 (neutral) categories. As per the PMR analysis, the alkaline segment is anticipated to hold a prominent market share. These sodium silicates are widely used in detergent, soap, welding electrodes, textiles, and other purposes. This usage is growing with the rising demand for these materials in their end-use industries.

On the other hand, the usage of neutral sodium silicate is growing at a rapid pace. It is used in pharmaceutical applications, toilet preparations, adhesives, and other applications, which will bring high growth prospects in the coming years.

What is the prominent application segment for liquid sodium silicates?

“Detergents to remain a prominent application segment throughout the forecast period”

Based on their applications, the liquid sodium silicate market is segmented into detergents, paper production, cement and binders, silicate adhesives, petroleum processing, metal production, and others. According to the PMR analysis, the detergent segment holds around 40% of the market share. In particular, the alkaline form of sodium silicates is extensively used in detergent applications. With the rising global population and increasing trend of urbanization among several countries, the demand for detergents is expected to stay high over the course of the forecast period, which will spur the worldwide demand for liquid sodium silicates.

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Region-wise Insights

Which regions will provide ample growth opportunities in the market?

“East Asia & South Asia will provide huge growth opportunity for Liquid Sodium Silicate market”

East Asia and South Asia regions are expected to provide significant growth opportunities in the market and together hold around 50% of the global share by the end of the forecast period.

The region consists of several growing economies undergoing fast, which is driving market growth. The growth of industries such as oil and gas, where liquid sodium silicate is used as a drilling fluid, is expected to further boost the market's growth in Asia. The presence of large players in the region and the availability of low-cost raw materials are expected to make Asia a major hub for sodium silicate production during the forecast period.

How is North America faring in Liquid Sodium Silicate Market?

“North America to remain a prominent market for Liquid Sodium Silicate”

North America is among the prominent market for sodium silicates. Increasing demand from various end-use industries such as construction, detergent, textiles, and paper is fueling the market’s growth in the region. Particularly, the U.S. which accounts for more than 90% of the North American consumption of liquid sodium silicate is anticipated to bolster the demand with a year-over-year growth rate of 4.5% from 2023 to 2033.

Competitive Landscape

The global sodium silicate market is experiencing consolidation due to the dominance and expansion plans of leading market players. In recent years, there have been numerous product launches and acquisitions, and this trend is expected to continue in the coming years, with the main objective being to increase profitability.

Companies are entering into agreements and contracts with end-users and distributors for a long-term supply of their products. The leading players are also placing a strong emphasis on maintaining positive relationships with their customers through these supply agreements. Liquid sodium silicate manufacturers are investing in research and development efforts to create new products and find new applications for their products, which will boost their sales.

A few of the key developments in the industry are:

  • In August 2021, Cerberus Capital Management, (together with its affiliates, “Cerberus”) and Koch Minerals & Trading, LLC announced that their partnership has completed the acquisition of the Performance Chemicals business from Ecovyst Inc., formerly PQ Group Holdings Inc.
  • In January 2023, Solvay announced investments to launch their first unit of circular highly dispersible silica (HDS), made with bio-based sodium silicate. This production will be coupled with renewable energy integration at the plant, which will allow Solvay to achieve a 50% reduction in CO2 per ton of silica. Production is expected to start by the end of 2024.

Similarly, more developments related to companies manufacturing Liquid Sodium Silicate are been tracked by the team at Persistence Market Research, which is available in the full report.

Scope of Reports

Attribute

Details

Forecast Period

2023-2033

Historical Data Available for

2018-2022

Market Analysis

  • US$ Million for Value
  • Kilo Tons for Volume

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Spain
  • BENELUX
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Association of South East Asian Nations
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
  • Turkiye
  • Northern Africa
  • South Africa

Key Segments Covered

  • By Molar ratio
  • By Application
  • By Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Aroma Chimie Company Limited
  • Cerberus and Koch
  • OxyChem Corporation
  • W.R. Grace & Company
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • BASF SE
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Glassven C.A.
  • Kiran Global Chem Limited
  • Nippon Chemical Industrial CO., LTD.
  • Comfia Industries Pvt.Ltd
  • MALPRO SILICA PRIVATE LTD.
  • Solvay

Report Coverage

  • Market Forecast
  • Company Share Analysis
  • Competition Intelligence
  • Driver
  • Restraint
  • Opportunity
  • Trend Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Liquid Sodium Silicate Market Segmentation

By Molar Ratio (SiO2/Na2O):

  • 1.6 to 2.8 (Alkaline)
  • 2.8 to 3.3 (Neutral)

By Application:

  • Detergent/Cleaning Compounds
  • Paper production
  • Cement and Binders
  • Silicate Adhesives
  • Petroleum Processing
  • Metal Production
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia and Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

- Companies Covered in This Report -

  • Aroma Chimie Company Limited
  • PQ Corporation
  • OxyChem Corporation
  • W.R. Grace & Company
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • BASF SE
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Glassven C.A.
  • Kiran Global Chem Limited
  • Nippon Chemical Industrial CO., LTD.
  • Comfia Industries Pvt.Ltd
  • MALPRO SILICA PRIVATE LTD.

- Frequently Asked Questions -

Persistence Market Research reports the market size of global Liquid Sodium Silicate at US$ 3,267.4 million in 2022.

In 2023, the global Liquid Sodium Silicate market is estimated to reach a valuation of US$ 3,414.4 million.

The global Liquid Sodium Silicate market valuation is expected to reach at US$ 5,302.5 million in 2033.

The global Liquid Sodium Silicate market exhibited a value CAGR of 2.0% over the last 4 years.

From 2023 to 2033, the global Liquid Sodium Silicate market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5%.

The detergents segment will garner around 40% of the global Liquid Sodium Silicate market by value share in 2023.

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