Sodium silicate being an inorganic compound possesses versatile properties that is rarely obtained when blended with alkaline salts. Commercially, better known as water glass or liquid glass, the form is stable under alkaline and neutral solution. The wider uses in fire protection industries, cement industries, textiles and automobiles, it enjoys a commercial significance. Further, its extended uses include oil recovery tasks, pipe line insulation, foundry ores and coating & bleaching of recycled paper products. In the foods & bakery industry, sodium silicate is used in bleaching of cellulose. Overall, commercial venture for new market entrants can prove a substantial investment in the near future.
The market gains a positive momentum as the market witness rise in number of applications of sodium silicate across several verticals. Sodium silicate is used across various industries, most of the time, it is dominantly used in the construction industry. Moreover, robust change in civil infrastructure and high deployment for construction projects such as roadways, warehouses, storage tanks and building constructions in the developing economies is likely to boost the market growth in the near future.
Secondary factors such as increase in disposable income and shift in consumer preference have been shaping the market structure since long. As an additive it is highly used for cleaning purpose such as textile fabrication, washing dishes in restaurants, dairy equipment, laundering, etc., is strongly responsible for the market expansion.
Sodium silicate by form includes solid and liquid sodium silicate whereas applications include precipitated silica, detergents, water treatment, food preservation and metal castings.
Asia-Pacific regions account for a significant market share in the global scenario. Reasons being rise in production and use of sodium silicate for various applications such as construction,
Prominent players profiled in the sodium silicate market report include PQ Corporation, Kiran Global Chem Ltd, CIECH, Shijiazhuang Chemical Industry, Sinchem China, IQE Group and Occidental Petroleum Corp.