Future Prospects: Chlor-Alkali Market Size and Expert Insights | Review & Demand

Posted by Stephen Lobo on October 3rd, 2023

What is chlor-alkali industry? 

The chlor-alkali industry is a sector that produces chlorine and alkali (mainly sodium hydroxide) through the electrolysis of salt (NaCl) in a solution, typically using a mercury cell or a membrane cell process. These chemicals are used as raw materials in a wide range of products, including bleach, soap, plastic, and other household and industrial products.

Chlor-Alkali Market Scope

The chlor-alkali market refers to the production and sale of chlorine and alkali products such as sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), potassium hydroxide, and hydrogen. These products are used in a variety of industries such as chemical manufacturing, water treatment, food processing, textiles, soaps & detergents, and others. The demand for these products is driven by increasing industrialization, population growth, and rising urbanization. The growth of the chlor-alkali market is also influenced by factors such as technological advancements, increasing demand for high-quality products, and increasing investment in research and development.

The exact value of the global chlor-alkali market is difficult to determine as it is subject to fluctuations and can change over time. However, it was estimated to be worth around USD 63.2 billion in 2021 and and is projected to reach USD 77.4 billion by 2026, growing at a cagr 4.1% from 2021 to 2026.

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Chlor-Alkali Market Key Players

The leading players in the Chlor-Alkali market are -

  • Olin Corporation(US)
  • Westlake Chemical Corporation (US)
  • Tata Chemicals Limited (India)
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation (US)
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan)
  • Solvay SA (Belgium)
  • Tosoh Corporation (Japan)
  • Hanwha Solutions Corporation (South Korea)
  • Nirma Limited (India)
  • AGC, Inc. (Japan)
  • Dow Inc. (US)
  • Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd. (China)
  • Ciner Resources Corporation (US)
  • Wanhua-Borsodchem (Hungary)

What are the key factors driving the global Chlor-Alkali Market?

The global Chlor-Alkali market is driven by factors such as:

  1. Growing demand for chlorine and its derivatives: Chlorine and its derivatives are widely used in a variety of industries including agriculture, water treatment, and chemical manufacturing.
  2. Increase in construction activities: The growth in construction activities is driving the demand for building materials such as PVC, which is a major end-use industry for chlorine.
  3. Rising demand for caustic soda: Caustic soda is a key component in various industrial processes, such as refining, detergent manufacturing, and water treatment.
  4. Growing demand for mercury-free technology: The increasing awareness of the negative impact of mercury on the environment is driving the demand for mercury-free chlor-alkali technology.
  5. Increase in population and urbanization: The growing population and urbanization are leading to an increase in demand for water treatment and sanitation facilities, which is driving the demand for chlorine.

These factors are expected to drive the global Chlor-Alkali market in the coming years. 

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Which is the leading segment in the chlor alkali market?  

As of 2021, the leading segment in the chlor-alkali market is the chlor-alkali chemicals segment. This segment includes products such as chlorine, caustic soda (sodium hydroxide), and hydrogen. These chemicals are widely used in a variety of applications such as water treatment, soap and detergent manufacturing, textiles, and chemical synthesis.

Chlor-Alkali Market Segmentation

On the basis of Type

  • Caustic Soda Market
  • Alumina
  • Inorganic Chemicals
  • Organic Chemicals
  • Food And Pulp & Paper
  • Soaps & Detergents
  • Textile
  • Water Treatment
  • Steel/Metallurgy - Sintering
  • Others
  • Chlorine Market
  • Organic Chemicals
  • Inorganic Chemicals
  • Isocyanates
  • Chlorinated Intermediates
  • Propylene Oxide
  • Pulp & Paper
  • C1/C2 Aromatics
  • Water Treatment
  • Others

Soda Ash Market

  • Glass
  • Soaps & Detergents
  • Chemicals
  • Metallurgy
  • Water Treatment
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Others
  • Others (HCL)

On the basis of region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  • South America

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Which region held the highest share in the market?

APAC accounted for the largest share of the Chlor-Alkali market in 2020, followed by Europe and North America. APAC recorded the largest demand for chlor-alkali in the past few years due to the growing investments in developing countries and manufacturing capacity additions across end-use industries, especially water treatment, and chemical processing. Increasing investments in infrastructure development projects, growing urbanization, rapid industrialization, improving the standard of living, and thriving automotive sector, as well as high economic growth, are the key factors for the regions overall growth.

Table of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • Scope/opportunities of the Chlor-Alkali Market Report
  • Research Methodology
  • Aerosol Cans Market Landscape
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Market Sizing
  • Aerosol Cans Market Segmentation
  • Customer Landscape
  • Regional Landscape
  • Business Decision Framework
  • Drivers And Challenges
  • Aerosol Cans Market Key Trends
  • Players Landscape
  • Players Analysis

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