Sodium silicate has numerous uses, such as textile processing and metal cleaning, dairy equipment, floors, bottles, automobiles and floors. Sodium silicates are incorporated within synthetic detergent compositions to minimize corrosion and alkali attack. Without the use of sodium silicate, 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 is projected to bolster the expansion of the liquid sodium silicate market size over the coming years.
Liquid Sodium Silicate Market Trends
Steady Growth of major End-user Industries such as Adhesives and Construction to Boost Sales: Sodium silicate is an excellent bonding agent for sealing fiberboard boxes, as it has the ability to firmly hold together the flaps in less time. A wide range of advantages of liquid sodium silicates include 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 excess water consumption. Liquid sodium silicate used in the binders of cement and increases the cement’s heat and temperature resistance. It also increases the waterproofing ability of the cement. The liquid sodium silicate market will witness a rise in demand from adhesive and construction industries.
Decrease in Groundwater Reserves Increasing Sales in Water Treatment Industry: Liquid sodium silicate’s semi-solid colloidal solutions, which act as coagulants, can be used for treating waste and raw water. Liquid sodium silicate increases the rate of floc formation, as well as floc density, size and stability. It also has the ability to act as a coagulant at low temperatures, therefore acting as an efficient filter aid. Unlike other waste water treatments, liquid sodium silicate does not require phosphate or zinc. It forms a microscopic film, on the inside of the waste water treatment pipe, which acts as a corrosion inhibitor that prevents the leaching of lead solders. High pH level of liquid sodium silicate is used as an advantage in water treatment systems. Added in proper amounts, it can raise the system’s pH to the alkaline range to lower lead levels in municipal water treatment facilities. It can also help contain high amounts of manganese or iron to eliminate red-water staining.
High PH of Liquid Sodium Silicate Can be hazardous to Human and Aquatic Life: The pH of liquid sodium silicates ranges from 11.2 to 12.7, which makes it irritable to mucous membranes, the skin, and eyes. If it comes in contact with the eyes, it can lead to pain, irritation, and conceal burns, which might also result in blindness. The psychological effects of the contact of liquid sodium silicate on the eyes depends on the alkalinity of the silicate causing irritation due to chemical burns. Inhaling mists or the musty odour of it 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 could therefore hamper the growth of the liquid sodium silicate market.
Liquid Sodium Silicate Market: Structure Analysis
Tier-1 players account for around 35-40% of the global liquid sodium silicate market share, which is estimated to be consolidated in nature. Key participants in the global liquid sodium silicate market are 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., and others. To gain a competitive advantage in this landscape, market participants are investing more in R&D activities so as to launch new products.
COVID-19 Impact on Liquid Sodium Silicate Market
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in lockdowns, travel restrictions, and huge decreases in industrial activities across the world. As far as the global liquid sodium silicate market is concerned, it is projected to experience a sharp decline in all applications except detergents & cleaning compounds, in the year 2020-2021.
The global liquid sodium silicate market is estimated to witness substantial growth, owing to increasing use in the detergent & soap industry, where liquid sodium silicates are used with synthetic detergent compositions to minimize alkali attacks and control corrosion. East Asia is anticipated to account for around two-fifth of the global liquid sodium silicate market share in 2020. The detergents & cleaning compounds segment is estimated to hold more than one-third of the market share, and is projected to dominate the market over the forecast period.
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Molar Ratio (SiO2/Na2O)
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