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Chlor-Alkali Market, By Products (Caustic Soda/Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorine, Soda Ash/Sodium Carbonate), Applications & Geography: Global Industry Trends & Forecasts to 2017

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Publishing Date: December 2012
Report Code: CH 1169

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Chlor-alkali is an industrial process widely used to produce chlorine, caustic soda, and other chlorine and sodium derived/based products such as sodium hypochlorite, hydrochloric acid, chlorosulphonic acid, bleaching power, polyaluminium chloride, hydrogen gas, and chlorinated paraffin. The process uses brine (sodium chloride) solution during electrolysis to produce aforesaid products which are also known as chlor-alkali industry/market products.

The report estimates the market size of chlor-alkali industry for three products such as caustic soda, chlorine, and soda ash. It provides a comprehensive review of market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major geographic regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World (ROW). Major countries with the market volume and revenue are covered for each of the region. The top players of the industry are profiled in detail with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities.

Chlor-alkali market with its three products caustic soda, soda ash, and chlorine form basis of most of the end-user industries. The aforesaid products are further processed into various forms, chemical compositions, and added to various other chemicals to design and formulate new products and derivatives. Their wide use adds them to the list of raw materials in various industries. The prices of these products vary from region-to-region depending upon their extraction, supply logistics, location of manufacturing facilities, labor cost, and most importantly energy costs. With the current energy scenario and demand the prices of these products are expected to grow in the nearing future translating into enhanced growth in revenue earnings of major companies.

The global caustic soda, chlorine, and soda ash market volume is expected to reach 79.8, 74.2, and 58.1 million tons respectively translating into total revenue of $88.6 billion by the year 2017. As of year 2012, Asia consumes almost half of the combined volume of all the aforesaid products followed by North America and Europe. The major application segments for chlorine are PVC and organic chemicals, for caustic soda major applications are pulp and paper and organic and inorganic chemicals; whereas for soda ash glass constitutes the major application segment. Chlorine and caustic soda are mainly produced using membrane and diaphragm technology with mercury cell process in phasing out mode. Soda ash is mainly produced using Solvay process.

The drivers of the industry are identified as high growth in developing regions, high demand in end-user industries, and high existing production capacities of chlor-alkali products. Most of the production capacity of chlor-alkali products exists in Asian region and high growth in their demand is mainly observed in developing countries. The high production capacities in the region also give flexibility to the manufacturers to scale up the production depending upon demand trends. The restraining factors are identified as environmental concerns and energy intensive operations of the chlor-alkali industry. The issues in the market are mainly pertaining to that of a maturing industry i.e. steady growth in mature markets such as U.S. and Europe, and environmental concerns like carbon and mercury emissions. The industry players are following strategies like consolidation and capacity expansion to address to the demands generated by end-user industries and developing countries.

The major players in the market are The DOW Chemical Company (U.S.), Occidental Chemical Corporation (U.S.), Bayer AG (Germany), PPG Industries (U.S.), Tata Chemicals Ltd (India), Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd (Japan), Formosa Plastics Corp. (Taiwan), Solvay Chemicals (Belgium), Ineos Chlor Ltd (U.K.), FMC Corporation (U.S.), Shangdong Haihua Group Co. Ltd (China), and Ciech S.A. (Poland).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION
  1.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYS
  1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION
  1.3 MARKETS COVERED
  1.4 STAKEHOLDERS
  1.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      1.5.1 MARKET SIZE
      1.5.2 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM SECONDARY SOURCES
      1.5.3 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM PRIMARY SOURCES
      1.5.4 ASSUMPTIONS MADE FOR THE REPORT
 
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
3 MARKET OVERVIEW

  3.1 INTRODUCTION
  3.2 MARKET DYNAMICS
      3.2.1 DRIVERS
            3.2.1.1 Promising growth of chemical industry in developing countries
            3.2.1.2 High growth in end-user segments
            3.2.1.3 Existing high production capacities
      3.2.2 RESTRAINTS
            3.2.2.1 Environmental impact
            3.2.2.2 Energy intensive operations
  3.3 WINNING IMPERATIVE
  3.4 BURNING ISSUES
      3.4.1 CHLOR-ALKALI INDUSTRY OVER CAPACITY
      3.4.2 MERCURY EMISSIONS
      3.4.3 CARBON EMISSIONS
  3.5 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
  3.6 TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
      3.6.1 MEMBRANE CELL
      3.6.2 DIAPHRAGM CELL
      3.6.3 MERCURY CELL
      3.6.4 SOLVAY PROCESS
  3.7 CHLOR-ALKALI MARKET
  3.8 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      3.8.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      3.8.2 SUPPLIERS POWER
      3.8.3 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      3.8.4 BUYERS POWER
      3.8.5 DEGREE OF COMPETITION
  3.9 PATENT ANALYSIS
 
4 GLOBAL CAUSTIC SODA MARKET
  4.1 INTRODUCTION
  4.2 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
      4.2.1 ASIA
      4.2.2 EUROPE
      4.2.3 NORTH AMERICA
      4.2.4 ROW
  4.3 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET, BY APPLICATION
      4.3.1 ORGANIC CHEMICALS
      4.3.2 INORGANIC CHEMICALS
      4.3.3 PULP & PAPER
      4.3.4 SOAPS/DETERGENTS
      4.3.5 ALUMINA
      4.3.6 FOOD
      4.3.7 WATER TREATMENT
      4.3.8 OTHERS
  4.4 MAJOR PLAYERS
 
5 GLOBAL CHLORINE MARKET
  5.1 INTRODUCTION
  5.2 CHLORINE MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
      5.2.1 ASIA
      5.2.2 EUROPE
      5.2.3 NORTH AMERICA
      5.2.4 ROW
  5.3 CHLORINE MARKET, BY APPLICATION
      5.3.1 EDC/PVC
      5.3.2 ORGANIC CHEMICALS
      5.3.3 CHLORINATED INTERMEDIARIES
      5.3.4 INORGANIC CHEMICALS
      5.3.5 PULP & PAPER
      5.3.6 WATER TREATMENT
      5.3.7 OTHERS
  5.4 MAJOR PLAYERS
 
6 GLOBAL SODA ASH MARKET
  6.1 INTRODUCTION
  6.2 SODA ASH MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
      6.2.1 ASIA
      6.2.2 EUROPE
      6.2.3 NORTH AMERICA
      6.2.4 ROW
  6.3 SODA ASH APPLICATIONS
      6.3.1 GLASS
      6.3.2 CHEMICALS
      6.3.3 SOAPS/DETERGENTS
      6.3.4 METALLURGY
      6.3.5 WATER TREATMENT
      6.3.6 PULP & PAPER
      6.3.7 OTHERS
  6.4 MAJOR PLAYERS
 
7 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
  7.1 INTRODUCTION
  7.2 MERGERS & ACQUSITIONS
  7.3 AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, COLLABORATIONS & JOINT VENTURES
  7.4 INVESTMENT, EXPANSION & NEW PLANT ESTABLISHMENT
 
8 COMPANY PROFILES
  8.1 AKZONOBEL NV
      8.1.1 OVERVIEW
      8.1.2 FINANCIALS
      8.1.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      8.1.4 STRATEGY
      8.1.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.2 BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE AG
      8.2.1 OVERVIEW
      8.2.2 FINANCIALS
      8.2.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      8.2.4 STRATEGY
      8.2.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.3 CANEXUS CORPORATION
      8.3.1 OVERVIEW
      8.3.2 FINANCIALS
      8.3.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      8.3.4 STRATEGY
      8.3.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.4 CIECH SA
      8.4.1 OVERVIEW
      8.4.2 FINANCIALS
      8.4.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      8.4.4 STRATEGY
      8.4.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.5 FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION
      8.5.1 OVERVIEW
      8.5.2 FINANCIALS
      8.5.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      8.5.4 STRATEGY
      8.5.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.6 FMC CORPORATION
      8.6.1 OVERVIEW
      8.6.2 FINANCIALS
      8.6.3 PRODUCT & SERVICES
      8.6.4 STRATEGY
      8.6.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.7 INEOS CHLORVINYLS LIMITED
      8.7.1 OVERVIEW
      8.7.2 FINANCIALS
      8.7.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      8.7.4 STRATEGY
      8.7.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.8 NIRMA LIMITED
      8.8.1 OVERVIEW
      8.8.2 FINANCIALS
      8.8.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      8.8.4 STRATEGY
      8.8.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.9 NOVACARB
      8.9.1 OVERVIEW
      8.9.2 FINANCIALS
      8.9.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      8.9.4 STRATEGY
      8.9.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.10 OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP
       8.10.1 OVERVIEW
       8.10.2 FINANCIALS
       8.10.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.10.4 STRATEGY
       8.10.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.11 OCI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
       8.11.1 OVERVIEW
       8.11.2 FINANCIALS
       8.11.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.11.4 STRATEGY
       8.11.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.12 OLIN CORPORATION
       8.12.1 OVERVIEW
       8.12.2 FINANCIALS
       8.12.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.12.4 STRATEGY
       8.12.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.13 PPG INDUSTRIES INC.
       8.13.1 OVERVIEW
       8.13.2 FINANCIALS
       8.13.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.13.4 STRATEGY
       8.13.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.14 SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
       8.14.1 OVERVIEW
       8.14.2 FINANCIALS
       8.14.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.14.4 STRATEGY
       8.14.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.15 SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO. LTD
       8.15.1 OVERVIEW
       8.15.2 FINANCIALS
       8.15.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.15.4 STRATEGY
       8.15.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.16 SHINTECH INC.
       8.16.1 OVERVIEW
       8.16.2 FINANCIALS
       8.16.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.16.4 STRATEGY
       8.16.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.17 SOLVAY SA
       8.17.1 OVERVIEW
       8.17.2 FINANCIALS
       8.17.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.17.4 STRATEGY
       8.17.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.18 TATA CHEMICALS LIMITED
       8.18.1 OVERVIEW
       8.18.2 FINANCIALS
       8.18.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.18.4 STRATEGY
       8.18.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.19 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
       8.19.1 OVERVIEW
       8.19.2 FINANCIALS
       8.19.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.19.4 STRATEGY
       8.19.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.20 TIANJIN DAGU CHEMICAL CO. LTD
       8.20.1 OVERVIEW
       8.20.2 FINANCIALS
       8.20.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.20.4 STRATEGY
       8.20.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.21 XINJIANG TIANYE (GROUP) CO. LTD
       8.21.1 OVERVIEW
       8.21.2 FINANCIALS
       8.21.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.21.4 STRATEGY
       8.21.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  8.22 XINJIANG ZHONGTAI CHEMICAL CO. LTD.
       8.22.1 OVERVIEW
       8.22.2 FINANCIALS
       8.22.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       8.22.4 STRATEGY
       8.22.5 DEVELOPMENTS
 
APPENDIX
  U.S. PATENTS
  EUROPE PATENTS
  JAPAN
  CHINA
  EUROPE: CHLORINE CAPACITY, 2011
  U.S. CHLOR-ALKALI MAJOR PLAYERS
  U.S. SODA ASH CAPACITY
  CAUSTIC SODA CAPACITY BY COUNTRY, 2010
  MAJOR PLAYERS IN INDIAN CAUSTIC SODA SECTOR
 
 
LIST OF TABLES
 
TABLE 1 REAL GDP GROWTH PROJECTIONS, BY REGION, 2010 – 2013 (%)
TABLE 2 INDUSTRY PARTICIPANTS IN CHLOR-ALKALI MARKET
TABLE 3 GLOBAL CHLOR-ALKALI MARKET VOLUME, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 4 GLOBAL CHLOR-ALKALI MARKET REVENUE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 5 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 6 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 7 ASIA: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 8 ASIA: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 9 ASIA: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 10 ASIA: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 11 EUROPE: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 12 EUROPE: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 13 EUROPE: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 14 EUROPE: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 15 NORTH AMERICA: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 16 NORTH AMERICA: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 17 NORTH AMERICA: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 18 NORTH AMERICA: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 19 ROW: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 20 ROW: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 21 ROW: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME, BY REGION/COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 22 ROW: CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE, BY REGION/COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 23 GLOBAL CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 24 GLOBAL CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 25 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME FOR ORGANIC CHEMICALS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 26 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE FOR ORGANIC CHEMICALS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 27 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME FOR INORGANIC CHEMICALS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 28 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE FOR INORGANIC CHEMICALS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 29 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME FOR PULP & PAPER APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 30 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE FOR PULP & PAPER APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 31 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME FOR SOAPS/DETERGENTS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 32 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE FOR SOAPS/DETERGENTS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 33 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME FOR ALUMINA APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 34 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE FOR ALUMINA APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 35 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME FOR FOOD APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 36 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE FOR FOOD APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 37 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME FOR WATER TREATMENT APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 38 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE FOR WATER TREATMENT APPLICATIONS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 39 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME FOR OTHER APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 40 CAUSTIC SODA MARKET REVENUE FOR OTHER APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 41 CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 42 CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 43 ASIA: CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 44 ASIA: CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 45 ASIA: CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 46 ASIA: CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 47 EUROPE: CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 48 EUROPE: CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 49 EUROPE: CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 50 EUROPE: CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 51 NORTH AMERICA: CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 52 NORTH AMERICA: CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 53 NORTH AMERICA: CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 54 NORTH AMERICA: CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 55 ROW: CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 56 ROW: CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 57 ROW: CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME, BY REGION/COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 58 ROW: CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE, BY REGION/COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 59 GLOBAL CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 60 GLOBAL CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 61 CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME FOR EDC/PVC APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 62 CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE FOR EDC/PVC APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 63 CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME FOR ORGANIC CHEMICALS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 64 CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE FOR ORGANIC CHEMICALS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 65 CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME FOR CHLORINATED INTERMEDIARIES APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 66 CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE FOR CHLORINATED INTERMEDIARIES APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 67 CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME FOR INORGANIC APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 68 CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE FOR INORGANIC APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 69 CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME FOR PULP & PAPER APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 70 CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE FOR PULP & PAPER APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 71 CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME FOR WATER TREATMENT APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 72 CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE FOR WATER TREATMENT APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 73 CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME FOR OTHER APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 74 CHLORINE MARKET REVENUE FOR OTHER APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 75 SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 76 SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 77 ASIA: SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 78 ASIA: SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 79 ASIA: SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 80 ASIA: SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 81 EUROPE: SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 82 EUROPE: SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 83 EUROPE: SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 84 EUROPE: SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 85 NORTH AMERICA: SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 86 NORTH AMERICA: SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 87 NORTH AMERICA: SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 88 NORTH AMERICA: SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 89 ROW: SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 90 ROW: SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 91 ROW: SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME, BY REGION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 92 ROW: SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 93 GLOBAL SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 94 GLOBAL SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 95 SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME FOR GLASS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 96 SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE FOR GLASS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 97 SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME FOR CHEMICALS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 98 SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE FOR CHEMICALS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 99 SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME FOR SOAPS/DETERGENTS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 100 SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE FOR SOAPS/DETERGENTS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 101 SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME FOR METALLURGY APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 102 SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE FOR METALLURGY APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 103 SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME FOR WATER TREATMENT APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 104 SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE FOR WATER TREATMENT APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 105 SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME FOR PULP & PAPER APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 106 SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE FOR PULP & PAPER APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 107 SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME FOR OTHER APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
TABLE 108 SODA ASH MARKET REVENUE FOR OTHER APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 109 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, 2010 – 2012
TABLE 110 AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, COLLABORATIONS & JOINT VENTURES, 2010 – 2012
TABLE 111 INVESTMENT, EXPANSION & NEW PLANT ESTABLISHMENT, 2010 – 2012
TABLE 112 AKZONOBEL: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENT, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 113 BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 114 CIECH: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 115 FORMOSA PLASTICS: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 116 FMC CORPORATION: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 117 NIRMA LIMITED: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 118 OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM: TOTAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 119 OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS
TABLE 120 OLIN CORPORATION: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 121 OLIN CORPORATION: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS
TABLE 122 PPG INDUSTRIES: TOTAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENT, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 123 SABIC: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 124 SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2011 – 2012 ($MILLION)
TABLE 125 SOLVAY: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 126 SOLVAY: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS
TABLE 127 TATA CHEMICAL: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2011 – 2012 ($MILLION)
TABLE 128 THE DOW CHEMICAL: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 129 XINJIANG ZHONGTAI: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
 
 
LIST OF FIGURES
 
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL CHLOR-ALKALI MARKET SHARE, CONSUMPTION VS REVENUE, 2012
FIGURE 2 CHLOR-ALKALI MARKET VOLUME, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
FIGURE 3 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF MAJOR DRIVERS ON GLOBAL CHLOR-ALKALI MARKET
FIGURE 4 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF MAJOR RESTRAINTS ON GLOBAL CHLOR-ALKALI MARKET
FIGURE 5 MERCURY BASED CAPACITY SHUT DOWN, 2002 – 2010
FIGURE 6 MERCURY EMISSIONS REDUCTION, 2002 – 2010
FIGURE 7 CHLOR-ALKALI VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
FIGURE 8 CHLOR-ALKALI TECHNOLOGY SHARE, 2011
FIGURE 9 MEMBRANE CELL
FIGURE 10 DIAPHRAGM CELL
FIGURE 11 MERCURY CELL
FIGURE 12 SOLVAY PROCESS
FIGURE 13 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
FIGURE 14 PATENTS ANALYSIS, BY REGION/COUNTRY, 2009 – 2012
FIGURE 15 GLOBAL PATENTS ANALYSIS, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2009 – 2012
FIGURE 16 GLOBAL CAUSTIC SODA MARKET VOLUME, 2010 – 2017 (‘000 TONS)
FIGURE 17 CAUSTIC SODA CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012
FIGURE 18 ASIA: CAUSTIC SODA CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2012
FIGURE 19 EUROPE: CAUSTIC SODA CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2012
FIGURE 20 NORTH AMERICA: CAUSTIC SODA CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2012
FIGURE 21 ROW: CAUSTIC SODA CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY REGION/COUNTRY, 2012
FIGURE 22 GLOBAL CAUSTIC SODA CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2012
FIGURE 23 GLOBAL CAUSTIC SODA MARKET SHARE, BY COMPANY, 2011
FIGURE 24 GLOBAL CHLORINE MARKET VOLUME, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
FIGURE 25 CHLORINE CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012
FIGURE 26 ASIA: CHLORINE CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2012
FIGURE 27 EUROPE: CHLORINE CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2012
FIGURE 28 NORTH AMERICA: CHLORINE CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2012
FIGURE 29 ROW: CHLORINE CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY REGION/COUNTRY, 2012
FIGURE 30 GLOBAL CHLORINE CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2012
FIGURE 31 GLOBAL CHLORINE MARKET SHARE, BY COMPANY, 2011
FIGURE 32 GLOBAL SODA ASH MARKET VOLUME, 2010 – 2017 (’000 TONS)
FIGURE 33 SODA ASH CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012
FIGURE 34 ASIA: SODA ASH CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2012
FIGURE 35 EUROPE: SODA ASH CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2012
FIGURE 36 NORTH AMERICA: SODA ASH CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2012
FIGURE 37 ROW: SODA ASH CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY REGION, 2012
FIGURE 38 GLOBAL SODA ASH CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2012
FIGURE 39 GLOBAL SODA ASH MARKET SHARE, BY COMPANY, 2011
FIGURE 40 CHLOR-ALKALI MARKET DEVELOPMENTS SHARE, BY STRATEGIES, 2010 – 2012

The global chlor-alkali industry is mainly characterized by three main products such as caustic soda, chlorine, and soda ash. The industry is mature and into existence from several decades. The main technologies employed in chlor-alkali process are membrane and diaphragm with mercury cell process expected to phase out in coming years, which are mainly used for chlorine and caustic soda production; whereas Solvay process is widely used for soda ash production.

Global Chlor-Alkali Market Share, 2012


Chlor-Alkali Market

Source: ICIS & Chemical Weekly Articles, Company Annual Reports, Euro Chlor Publications, Industry Associations, Expert Interviews, MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The global caustic soda, chlorine, and soda ash market volume is estimated at 65.3, 58.7, and 50.02 million tons respectively, translating into total revenue of $62.06 billion in the year 2012. The high growth segment based on consumption is identified as chlorine (4.8%) followed by caustic soda (4.11%) and soda ash (3.06%) from 2012 to 2017. The major application segments of these products include organic and inorganic chemicals, pulp and paper, and glass.

The drivers of the industry are identified as high growth in developing regions, high demand in end-user industries, and high existing production capacities of chlor-alkali products. The restraining factors are identified as environmental concerns and energy intensive operations of the chlor-alkali industry. The issues in the market are mainly pertaining to that of a maturing industry i.e. steady growth in mature markets such as U.S. and Europe; and environmental concerns like carbon and mercury emissions. The industry players are following strategies such as consolidation and capacity expansion to address to the demands generated by end-user industries and developing countries.

The major players in the market are The DOW Chemical Company (U.S.), Occidental Chemical Corporation (U.S.), Bayer AG (Germany), PPG Industries (U.S.), Tata Chemicals Ltd (India), Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd (Japan), Formosa Plastics Corp. (Taiwan), Solvay Chemicals (Belgium), Ineos Chlor Ltd (U.K.), FMC Corporation (U.S.), Shangdong Haihua Group Co. Ltd (China), and Ciech S.A. (Poland).

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