(PRWEB) July 27, 2012
Chlor-alkali produces three important chemical building blocks such as chlorine, sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and sodium carbonate (soda ash). These blocks react with other compounds to produce thousands of crucial products, which are used in various applications in day to day life such as energy-efficient building materials and solar energy panels, pharmaceuticals and crop protection products, electronics and fiber optics. However, there are three basic processes for the manufacture of chlorine and caustic soda from brine such as mercury, diaphragm and the membrane.
This report estimates the market size of the global chlor-alkali market both in terms of volume and revenue. The report discusses major technologies such as mercury process, diaphragm, membrane and other as well as by applications such as pulp and paper, organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, soap and detergents, textiles, alumina, water treatment, polymers and others. This segmentation is given for major regions and key countries in those regions. Market drivers, restraints and challenges, raw material and product price trends are discussed in detail. Market share by participants for the overall market is discussed in detail in the report.
Scope of the report
This Chlor-Alkali market research report categorizes the global market for chlor-alkali on the basis of raw materials, technology, applications and geography; forecasting volumes and revenue and analyzing trends in each of the following submarkets:
Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)
Sodium carbonate (soda ash)
Pulp and paper
Soap and detergents
Pulp and paper
Sodium Carbonate (soda ash)
Soaps and detergents
This report also includes leading manufacturers’ profiles such as The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Akzo Nobel N.V. (Netherlands), Bayer AG (Germany), Solvay S.A. (Belgium), Olin Corporation (U.S.), and Occidental Chemical Corporation (U.S.).
Key questions answered
Which are the high-growth segments/cash cows and how is the market segmented in terms of applications and technology?
What are market estimates and forecasts; which markets are doing well and which are not?
Where are the gaps and opportunities; what is driving the market?
Which are the key playing fields? Which are the winning edge imperatives?
How is the competitive outlook; who are the main players in each of the segments; what are the key selling products; what are their strategic directives, operational strengths and chlor-alkali product pipelines? Who is doing what?
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