Global sodium chlorite market is touted to witness significant growth over the next years. Increasing demand from major end-use industries is predicted to positively influence the overall market. Paper manufacturing industry is a major end-use application. This chemical is used for paper bleaching and paper stripping. Increase in demand for paper in packaging and other end-use industries is slated to bolster the global market. Sodium chloride is mixed with zinc chloride to act as a disinfectant. It is a major raw material used in mouth wash manufacturing. Growing sanity concern and personal care industry has observed a substantial rise over the last few years. This chemical is added into the major ingredients used in toothpastes to reduce the bacterial content. This trend is touted to bolster the global sodium chlorite market growth over the next seven years. Growing consumer awareness about hand sanitizers has enhanced the overall market. Sodium chlorite is used as an anti bacterial agent in hand sanitizer’s manufacturing. These chemicals are also used in eye drops. Hectic lifestyle and growing professionalism is anticipated to boost the eye drops usage growth and is expected to further have positive influence on the sodium chlorite. Food & beverages industry witnessed considerable growth rate over the last few years and is further anticipated to grow over the forecast period. Sodium chlorite is used in the cleansing processes during various manufacturing stages. Once added to food, it reduces the bacterial content of the product. This is mostly applicable to vegetable, red meat, seafood, poultry and fruits. Medicine industry which has immense use for sodium chlorite is expected to aid the global market. This chemical is an extremely strong anti bacterial agent which is used in various medicines such as antibiotics and anti bacterial creams & solutions for the treatment of diabetic foot, dressing of wounds, ulcer and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Another major medicinal use for sodium chloride is the treatment of amytrophic lateral sclerosis. This is presumed to create extensive opportunities for sodium chlorite, thereby aiding the global market growth. Sodium chlorite is also used as disinfectants for operation theatres, critical care units and waiting rooms. This trend is predicted to bolster the overall market growth over the next seven years. Growth in the textiles industry is also projected to bolster the global sodium chlorite market growth. Sodium chlorite is used to bleach textile auxiliaries by removing hazardous materials. It is also used in the agriculture industry as fertilizers. This chemical when mixed with citric acid helps acidify the fertilizer. This trend is projected to augment the global market over the forecast period. Water purification sector is another major end-use industry. When mixed with water it acts a disinfectant. This is slated to enhance the global sodium chlorite market over the next seven years. Sodium chlorite being a very toxic chemical has lead to few health hazards such as renal failure, chlorite poisoning and hemolysis. This trend is slated to hamper the overall market.
North America has dominated the global sodium chlorite market owing to increase in customer base for water purification. Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness high growth in demand owing to rise in textiles & paper industry in emerging economies such as China, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. This is expected to have positive impact on the overall regional market.
Prominent global sodium chlorite industry participants include Alfa Aesar, Erco Worldwide, Sigma Aldrich and Tractus Co. Ltd., ABI Chemicals, Shanghai IS Chemical Technology, AngeneChembo Pharma, Santa Cruz Biotechnology, AOK Chem, Oxy Chem, Be Pharm, King Scientific, Conier Chem, Jalor Chem, Debyesci, J and K Industry E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. and Finetech Industry.
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