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Report Coverage

  • Sodium Silicate – Production Process
  • Global Sodium Silicate Demand By Value (2016–2021F)
  • Sodium Silicate Market Share By Products

Production Size

Production Size North America

0.55 MMT

Production Size Europe

0.80 MMT

Production Size Asia Pacific (APAC)

2.39 MMT

Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Market Overview
  3. Supply Market Overlook
  4. Demand Market Overlook
  5. Industry Best Practices
  6. COVID-19 Impact on Sodium Silicate

 

  1. Market Analysis
  2. Global Market Outlook
  3. – Current Market Size
  4. – Demand–Supply Trends and Forecast
  5. – Key End-use Industries
  6. – Trade Dynamics
  7. Regional Market Outlook (North America, Europe, and APAC)
  8. – Current Market Size
  9. – Demand–Supply Trends and Forecast
  10. – Key End-use Industries
  11. – Trade Dynamics

 

  1. Industry Analysis
  2. Industry Outlook (North America, Europe, and APAC)
  3. – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  4. – Drivers and Constraints for the Industry

 

  1. Cost Analysis
  2. Cost Analysis (North America, Europe, and APAC)
  3. – Cost Structure Analysis

 

  1. Sodium Silicate Production Process
  2. Sodium Silicate Production Process
  3. Sodium Silicate RFQ Inputs

 

  1. Industry Best Practices
  2. Types of Engagement and Sourcing Models
  3. Typical Length of Contract Adopted in the Industry

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Global Market Outlook on Sodium Silicate

Sodium silicate refers to chemicals like sodium metasilicate, sodium orthosilicate, and sodium pyrosilicate. This inorganic sodium salt is a white powder or available in colorless form. Sodium silicate is a generic name used for such compounds that are known as water glass or liquid glass. This alkali metal silicate is used in many areas.

This silicas and sodium compound is a chlor-alkali used as an adhesive as paper cement. It is used while drilling borewells with drilling fluids to prevent the collapse of borewells by stabilizing the wall. Liquid sodium silicate is used in the water treatment process.

Sodium silicate is used in the construction industry and to treat concrete. It is applied in making detergents; it helps to reduce surface tension allowing it to remove solid and dirt effectively. It is used in sand casting as a binder of sand, as well as in passive fire protection. It is used in automotive repair and metal repair.

Sodium silicate is used to seal leaks in containers that have water. In the paper & pulp industry, it helps make paper towels, paperboard laminates, and toilet paper. It is used as an additive in the food industry. It is used along with other silicates to make wrinkle removal creams. All these diverse applications of sodium silicate have helped in sodium silicate price growth.

  • Short Term (H2 2020): The sodium silicate market will continue to face a supply crunch in H2 2020, due to existing supply issues in the market and production cuts by players, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Long Term (2021–2022): The risk of supply shortage will continue to prevail in the sodium silicate market in the long term, as no significant capacity additions/expansions have been announced by the players

 

Global Capacity Demand Overview

  • Capacity Demand Dynamics - Sodium silicate capacity is currently sufficient to meet global demand with a moderate CAGR of ~2.5 percent (2017-2021).
  • However, due to the lack of significant capacity additions, the market is expected to become tight by 2021.
  • Parallel downstream industry threat - The major downstream industries of sodium silicate are Silica derivatives followed by the detergents industry. The parallel downstream threat is likely to increase in the next few years as more sodium silicate gets directed towards the manufacture of Precipitated Silica which is used in Green Tire manufacturing.
  • Developed vs. Developing Regions - The downstream demand for sodium silicate from certain segments in the developed regions (N.America and Europe) is expected to be quite weak. For eg: demand from the detergents industry is likely to be low owing to the rise in the use of liquid laundry detergents that do not require sodium silicate.
  • The demand for sodium silicate in APAC and MENA region will be high owing to increased automobile production and construction activities. Growing awareness about the importance of hygiene and willingness to spend on high-end brands will also propel detergent growth.

Global Supply Demand Overview – Sodium Silicate

The sodium silicate supply-demand dynamics are currently balanced. However, owing to the lack of significant capacity expansion announcements between 2018-2021, the market is expected to become tight by 2021.

  • Developed vs. Developing regions - The global sodium silicate market is expected to witness moderate growth up to 2021 boosted by demand from the MENA and LATAM region. This is due to the rapid growth of the automobile industry coupled with environmental regulations in Asia and Latin America which will propel the demand for ‘Green Tires' for which sodium silicate is a key feedstock.
  • The demand is expected to be more subdued in the developed regions as the market is mature here and the growing preference for Liquid Laundry detergents which does not require sodium silicate.
  • Market Constraints – Rising feedstock costs, transportation costs and health hazards associated with direct intake of sodium silicate can hamper the growth of the market.

Supply Market Overview – Sodium Silicate

  • The sodium silicate market is oversupplied with surplus capacities in China. However, owing to the EPA inspections carried out by the Chinese government, production was hampered by temporary shutdowns in 2017. The most affected regions include Shandong and Zhejiang where most of the sodium silicate plants are located.
  • There has been no announcement of permanent shutdowns of sodium silicate plants in China. However, it will take a while before plants start operating at full capacity.

Market Share by Products – Sodium Silicate

The parallel downstream threat for the use of sodium silicate from silicas (especially precipitated silica) will be moderate owing to the rising demand for Green Tires.

The silica segment is expected to witness the highest growth rate of CAGR of 3.5 percent between 2017 and 2021. The paper and pulp segment is anticipated to record the lowest application growth rates.

  • Silica has a wide application scope as a filler in tire and rubber manufacturing. Demand for sodium silicate is expected to witness a surge from the automobile sector owing to an increase in environmental regulations and a subsequent rise in the need for ‘green tires'.
  • The paper pulp and detergent industry has the largest direct application share of 35 percent. The growth rates of paper and pulp are expected to be low in the developed regions due to a decrease in the use of paper products owing to environmental implications.
  • Increasing awareness of the importance of hygiene and sanitation especially in Asia and LATAM countries will propel the demand for sodium silicate from the detergents industry.
  • The use of liquid sodium silicate in catalyst cracking and transesterification operations for producing bio-diesel is gaining momentum owing to the rising demand for fuel and the current uptrend in crude oil prices.

Porter's Five Forces Analysis – North America

Supplier Power

  • Backward Integration – There are limited sodium silicate manufacturers in the US market with Occidental Petroleum Corp enjoying significant raw material advantage as they are backward integrated to caustic soda.
  • Consolidated market – Both caustic soda and soda ash market are highly consolidated in the US with the top 5 manufacturers occupying 50 percent market share and multiple markets to place their products and enjoy higher power

Barriers to New entrants

  • Established supplier base - The barrier to new entrants will be high owing to the presence of established players in the market.
  • Downstream market maturity - The downstream market is not as mature as the European market. However, the growth rates exhibited by some of the downstream applications is not sufficient  to attract new players to invest in the market

Intensity of Rivalry

  • Backward integration – Occidental Petroleum Corp enjoys a distinct advantage over the other players owing to their backward integration.
  • Competitive Pricing - The competition among the players on the pricing front is moderate.

Threat of Substitutes

  • Low Substitution Threat - The threat of substitution is expected to be low as it is difficult to replace Sodium silicate completely.
  • APSM - The only potential substitute for sodium silicate currently in detergent applications is Activated Poly Sodium metasilicate (APSM) which has been commercialized by a few Chinese manufacturers.
  • However, APSM is being marketed more as a substitute for 4A Zeolite and STPP rather than sodium silicate.

 

Sodium Silicate Market Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why do experts expect the sodium silicate market to face challenges by 2021?
  2. Though the current capacity of sodium silicate is enough due to its CAGR being close to 2.5 percent and as it can meet the global demand. However, the market is expected to become tight by 2021 owing to the lack of significant capacity additions in the recent past.
  1. Which are the major downstream industries of sodium silicate?
  2. According to Beroe’s report, Silica derivatives industries are the major downstream industries of sodium silicate followed by the detergents industry. As per the report, the parallel downstream industry threat will significantly improve over the years as more sodium silicate gets directed towards the manufacturing of precipitated silica (often used in green tire manufacturing).
  1. What factors will shift the downstream demand for sodium silicate from high to low?
  2. Following the insights from Beroe’s report, the downstream demand for sodium silicate from developed regions (North America and Europe) will be weak especially w.r.t detergent industry due to the significant rise of liquid laundry detergents (that don’t utilize sodium silicate). Similarly, for APAC and MENA regions, the demand will be higher due to increased automobile production and construction activities. Awareness about hygiene and willingness to spend on high-end brands will also contribute to detergent growth.
  1. What are the primary constraints that affect the growth of the sodium silicate market?
  2. As per Beroe’s analysis, the three main constraints that hamper market growth and also affect the sodium silicate price include: Rising feedstock costs Transportation costs Health hazards associated with direct intake of sodium silicate
  1. Among North America, Europe, and APAC, which region holds the highest and the lowest production size w.r.t sodium silicate market?
  2. The highest production size is in Europe with a capacity of 0.80 MMT. It is followed by North America with a capacity of 0.55 MMT, and the APAC region accounts for 0.42 MMT.
  1. What boosts the demand for sodium silicate in the automobile sector?
  2. Silica is mostly used in the automobile sector because of three reasons – it can be used as a filler in tire and rubber manufacturing, due to an increase in environmental regulations, and subsequent rise in the need for green tires.
  1. What is the main key factor driving the demand for sodium silicate from the detergent industry?
  2. The key factor contributing to the increase in the demand for sodium silicate from the detergent industry especially in the Asia and LATAM regions is – the increased awareness about hygiene and sanitation.
  1. Why are there limited sodium silicate suppliers in the U.S. region?
  2. The main reason why there is a limited number of suppliers in the U.S. market is because of Occidental Petroleum Corp. It enjoys a significant raw material advantage due to its backward integration with caustic soda.
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