Sulfur hexafluoride is an organic, colorless, odorless and non-flammable, extremely potent green house gas that is an excellent electrical insulator. Sulfur hexafluoride has octahydral geometry, consisting of six fluorine atoms attached to a central sulfur atom. It is a hypervalent molecule typical for a non-polar gas; it is poorly soluble in water but quite soluble in nonpolar organic solvents. It is transported as liquefied compressed gas.
Sulfur hexafluoride’s chemical formula is SF6. Sulfur hexafluoride has excellent thermal, electrical, and chemical properties; which makes it suitable for various applications. Sulfur hexafluoride has excellent properties that are compatible with electrical applications. Sulfur hexafluoride has excellent properties that are compatible with electrical applications. Thermal stability and high dielectric strength of Sulfur hexafluoride provide outstanding cooling and insulating properties. It is used in switchgear and electric circuit breakers.
Sulfur hexafluoride is compatible for high-voltage and medium-high voltage power circuit breakers, electricity sub stations, transformers, high-voltage cables, linear accelerators, electron microscopes, and so on. Use of Sulfur hexafluoride over traditional dielectrics provides certain advantages such as space saving, low weight, and operational safety of the equipment.
The healthcare is the fastest growing segment or industry across the global. The industry growing because of aging population, and proliferation of chronic and life style diseases in the developed countries. In electronics industry, Sulfur hexafluoride is used as an etching gas in the manufacturing of photovoltaic panels, flat panels, and semiconductor devices. Large molecule size and high density of Sulfur hexafluoride make it a preferred etching gas in various electronic production processes
Increase in population, also growth of disposable income and governments’ spending on healthcare are the main key drivers for the industry, which in turns on the demand for sulfur hexafluoride market. Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) Market is segmented by Product Type into Technical Grade SF6, Electronic Grade & High Purity. Sulfur Hexafluoride Market is segmented By Applications into Electronic Power Industry, Metals Melting, Medical, Electronics, Others.
Sulfur hexafluoride also has applications in medical technology. It is used in various therapeutic segments such as Pneumonectomy, Ophthalmology, etc. As a contrast agent, it’s used in eye surgery. Sulfur hexafluoride is also used in the treatment of loss of hearing. It is used in foundry and metal casting applications of Aluminum and Magnesium. In magnesium casting, it prevents the formation of unwanted by-products, whereas it is used as a degassing agent in aluminum casting. Some other applications of Sulfur hexafluoride are in loud speakers, leak detection, and lasers. The global market for Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is anticipated to grow at a significant over the forecast period 2014-2025.
Sulfur Hexafluoride Market is segmented By Geographical Region into North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, Middle East and Africa. The Key Players include Solvay, Praxair, Honeywell, Linde Group Denka Kogyo, Matheson, Airgas, Chengdu Kemeite, Qinghai Xinhe, Showa Denko, Concorde Specially Gases, Fujian Shaowu Yongfei, Advanced Speiality Gases, Liming Research Institue, Yingde, Gases, Huaneng Fluroin and Shandong Ruihua Fluoride and others.
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