Sodium Sulphate - The Omni Present!

April 30, 2020

While staring out of that glass window with a cup of coffee in hand or ensuring the best of the care for your expensive clothes or feeling those amazing fabric dyed with eye catchy colors when you are on a shopping spree (irrespective of the gender) or while scribbling on to that paper in front of you, there is one thing that is in the DNA of the process for the production of these finished products and that Omni present component is Sodium Sulphate. Sodium sulphate (also known as Di sodium sulphate or Glauber Salt) is the inorganic compound available naturally as well as a by-product from various chemical processes.

Based on various applications, the global sodium sulphate market is mainly segmented into soaps & detergents, glass, Pulp & Paper, textiles and others (oil recovery, food preservatives, etc.). The largest application as can be seen is the soap and detergent industry where it is used as a filler (Approx. 40% of the detergent powder is Sodium Sulphate). Second in the race is the Glass Industry where it is mainly used as a fining agent so as to remove the air bubble from the molten glass. The third position goes to Pulp & Paper industry consumes Sodium Sulphate for the pulping process. The last to reach the finish line is the textile industry where Glauber salt helps in levelling, reducing negative charges on fibers so that dyes can penetrate evenly.
With such vast application base and consumption running into tonnages, we all shall have that one question in mind – from where is this large volume coming from? Well for that we will have to screen the global supply scenario. Many of the reports suggest that the global production of Sodium Sulphate is approx. 17 MMTPA and if we prickle it down onto the country level than China is the largest producer of the commodity (75%), followed by Europe (Spain /Turkey) (15%) and lastly India and other countries (10%) playing a crucial role in bridging the gap of supply and demand.
The global Sodium Sulfate market is valued at 1495.6 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 1921.1 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 3.6% during 2021-2026 across the relevant industry segments. Countries like China, India, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand are experiencing a regime from hand to machine-based washing of clothes, and this is expected to drive the demand for Di sodium sulphate in soap & detergent formulations, at a CAGR of 2.8% on volumetric basis during in the coming years as suggested by the research. In a similar trend the growing construction industry and textile industry are fuelling the demand for glass and textiles which in turn are adding onto the demand for the Glauber Salt.
When such huge volumes are involved than service and support pre/post shipment becomes the most important buying factors than the price. We Prakash Chemicals International Pvt. Ltd. are considered as one of the most trusted and reliable partners by our customers across the globe for the supply of Sodium Sulphate and it is their faith in our service and support in form of consistent quality, on time deliveries and flawless paper work that we are the largest exporter of from India on volumetric basis for Sodium Sulphate.

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