Chlor Alkali Market By Chemicals (Caustic Soda, Chlorine, Soda Ash), By End-User (Paper & Pulp, Soap & Detergent, Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Glass, Vinyl) and By Geography – Global Driver, Restraints, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecast to 2022

  • November, 2017
  • Domain: Chemicals, Materials & Food - Inorganic Chemicals
Pages: 130
Tables: 73
Charts: 71
Regions/Countries: 4 / 9
Companies: 10
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Chlor Alkali chemicals are the ones produced by electrolysis of sodium chloride (Brine solution). The market is broadly categorized into three segments namely Caustic Soda (NaOH), Chlorine & Soda Ash (Sodium Bicarbonate) which are collectively known as chlor alkali chemicals. These chemicals are usually basic in nature and fall under the category of bulk chemicals. The main application areas of chlor Alkali chemicals are in soap & detergent industry, paper and pulp, textiles, water treatment, plastic industry, industrial solvents, alumina, pharmaceuticals etc.

Research Methodology

The chlor alkali market  has been analyzed by utilizing the optimum combination of secondary sources and in-house methodology along with an irreplaceable blend of primary insights. The real-time assessment of the market is an integral part of our market sizing and forecasting methodology, wherein our industry experts and panel of primary participants helped in compiling the best quality with realistic parametric estimations. Further, the participation share of different categories of primary participants is given below:

Chlor Alkali Market

Key Market Insights

Globally the demand for alkali chemicals is rising due to increase in the volume consumption for caustic soda for alumina industry. Since the refining process of alumina significantly requires caustic soda, hence the market of caustic soda is expected to witness a growth in the upcoming 6 years. Similarly, the demand for other alkali chemicals like chlorine and soda ash are being driven by their significant consumption in water treatment and detergent industry respectively.

The regional demand for chlor alkali is consistently growing, especially in the Asia Pacific area. This growth is supported by lucrative, fast-growing technological industries and the growing manufacturing market in these regions. Currently, Asia Pacific is the global leader in the chlor alkali market from the demand side. China and Japan have built an advantage of having most of the manufacturing and consumption market, thus providing the maximum contribution in the global chlor alkali market. And from the supplier side North America followed by Europe are the market leaders in the chlor alkali market.

The study of the global chlor alkali market by Infoholic Research provides the market size information and market trends along with the factors and parameters impacting it in both short and long term. The study ensures a 360° view, bringing out the complete key insights of the industry. These insights help the business decision makers to make better business plans and informed decisions for the future business. In addition, the study helps the venture capitalist in understanding the companies better and take informed decisions. Some of the key players in the chlor alkali market are Olin Corporation, Solvay S.A, Tata Chemicals, Akzo Nobel, Dow Chemicals, etc.

According to Infoholic Research, the global chlor alkali market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period to reach $124.6 billion by 2022. Glass Industry is expected to maintain global dominance in the chlor alkali consumption by value, driven by China and India. Asia Pacific is expected to contribute highest growth in global chlor alkali market. Some of the key players in chlor alkali are SABIC, DOW Chemicals, BASF etc.

Report Scope:


Caustic Soda

  • Alumina

  • Inorganic Chemicals

  • Organic Chemicals

  • Pulp & Paper

  • Water Treatment

  • Others (Textiles, Food Processing, etc.,)



  • Organic Chemicals

  • Vinyls

  • Soaps & Detergents

  • Pulp & Paper

  • Water Treatment

  • Others


Soda Ash

  • Glass

  • Soaps & Detergents

  • Water Treatment

  • Paper & Pulp

  • Textile

  • Others (Textiles, Food Processing, etc.,)



  • Asia Pacific

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Rest of the World


  • Industry outlook: Market trends, drivers, restraints, and opportunities



1     Report Outline

1.1        Introduction

1.2        Market Definition

1.3        Research Methodology

1.3.1     Data Collation & In-house Estimation

1.3.2     Market Triangulation

1.3.3     Forecasting

1.4        Study Declaration

1.5        Report Assumptions

1.6        Stakeholders

2     Executive Summary

2.1        China Moving Towards Market Consolidation

2.2        Developing economies acquiring major market share in the chlor alkali market

3     Market Positioning

3.1        Total Addressable Market (TAM): Chlor Alkali

3.1.1     Market Overview

3.2        Segmented Addressable Market

3.2.1     Related Markets

4     Market Outlook

4.1        Overview

4.2        Value Chain Analysis

4.3        Chlor Alkali – Cost Analysis

4.4        PESTLE

4.5        Porter  (Five) Forces

4.6        Patent Analysis

4.7        Market Characteristics

4.8        Market Segmentation

4.9        Market Dynamics

4.9.1     Drivers    Increasing investment in end-user industries    Increasing regional consumption    In

4.9.2     Restraints    Complex regulatory environment    Population and income growth in emerging countries

4.9.3     Opportunities    Economic opportunities, owing to the insulation and energy efficiency    Large untapped market in developing and underdeveloped countries

4.9.4     DRO – Impact Analysis

5     Chemicals: Market Size & Analysis

5.1        Overview

5.2        Caustic Soda

5.3        Chlorine

5.4        Soda Ash

5.5        Vendor Profiles

5.5.1     Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.

5.5.2     Aditya Birla Chemicals

5.5.3     Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

5.5.4     DOW Chemicals

5.5.5     BASF SE

(Overview, business unit, geographic revenues, product profile, reecent developments, business focus, SWOT Analysis, and business strategies have been covered for all vendors)

6     Application: Market Size & Analysis

6.1        Overview

6.2        Paper & Pulp Industry

6.3        Soaps & Detergents

6.4        Chemicals (Organic & Inorganic)

6.5        Water Treatment

6.6        Alumina INDUSTRY

6.7        Glass Industry

6.8        Vinyl Industry

6.9        Customer Profile

6.9.1     Henkel AG & Co.,

6.9.2     General Electric

6.9.3     EcoLab

6.9.4     3M

6.9.5     Siemens AG

(Overview, business unit, geographic revenues, product profile, SWOT Analysis, and business strategies have been covered for all customers)

7      Regions: Market Size and Analysis

7.1        Overview

7.2        Asia Pacific

7.2.1     Asia Pacific Market, By Countries

7.2.2     Asia Pacific Market, By Chemical

7.2.3     Asia Pacific Market, By End-users

7.3        Europe

7.3.1     Europe Market, By Country

7.3.2     Europe Market, By Chemicals

7.3.3     Europe Market, By End-users

7.4        North America

7.4.1     North America Market, By Countries

7.4.2     North America Market, By Chemicals

7.4.3     North America Market, By End-users

7.5        Rest of the World

7.5.1     Rest OF the World Market, By Chemicals

7.5.2     Rest of the World Market, By End-users

8     Companies to Watch for

8.1        Solvay, Expansion of Epichlorohydrin plant in Thailand

8.1.1 Overview

8.2        Sabic Investment in The Middle East Africa and Asia Polymer & PVC Market

8.2.1 Overview

9     Competitive Landscape

9.1        Competitor Comparison Analysis

9.2        Market Landscape

9.2.1     Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures

9.2.2     Expansion

9.2.3     Exhibition & Product Launch

9.2.4     Divestment & Divestiture

10   Expert’s Views



Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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