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Rising demand from textiles industry to drive decaBDE market share

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Growing application in electrical & electronics appliances as well as in the textile industry will drive decabromodiphenyl ether market growth. Decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) is an additive flame retardant that has wide applications in plastics, sealants, textiles, adhesives, coatings and many other products. It is used to protect items like electronic equipment, furniture cushions, upholstery textiles, mattresses, carpet backings, vehicles, aircrafts and building materials from the risk of fire.

U.S. 83% Purity Decabromodiphenyl Ether Market Size, By Material, 2018 & 2025, (Kilo Tons)
U.S. 83% Purity Decabromodiphenyl Ether Market Size, By Material, 2018 & 2025, (Kilo Tons)

 

In the past, commercial decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) constituted 75%-80% of the global production of PBDEs (Polybrominated diphenyl ethers), while the total production of c-decaBDE over  1970-2005 was recorded around 1.1 million to 1.25 million tons. DecaBDE consumption peaked in the early 2000’s and continues to be used worldwide.

In the building industry, decaBDE is used to develop paper foil laminate, home insulation, hot melt adhesive and architectural foam. In the rubber industry, decaBDE powder is used to manufacture flame retardant rubber conveyor belts that are used in underground coal mines, and to manufacture ventilation bands used as air ducts sealants in mine ventilation systems.

DecaBDE is also found in plastics used in electrical appliances and equipment such as computers, circuit boards, cable insulations and casings. Other uses in the transportation sector include fabrics of automobiles and aircrafts. Driven by a widespread application spectrum, decabromodiphenyl ether industry size may register significant growth over the coming years.

Based on material, decabromodiphenyl ether market is segmented into acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), polyolefins, polyvinylchloride, polyurethane, polypropylene. ABS is often used in automotive and electrical equipment. It exhibits excellent mechanical properties, thus offering good impact strength.

ABS offers good electrical insulating properties, on account of which it finds applications in products like electrical connections, light switches, power points and more. Control housing covers are also made using ABS. Additionally, ABS resins are used in injection molding of parts for medical devices, domestic electrical appliances, and automotive casings. Rising inclination toward the product owing to its superior surface appearance and fire-retardant properties will impel ABS-based decabromodiphenyl ether market share.

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Surging ABS demand in electrical & electronics appliances and in the construction industry will also fuel the overall acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) market, a marginal impact of which will be felt across decaBDE industry.

Decabromodiphenyl ether market has registered considerable growth from textile industry. DecaBDE is used to treat a wide range of synthetic, blended and natural fibers. It is used in products like upholstery, window blinds, curtains, mattress textiles and more. It may also be used in synthetic latex foam in protective clothing, carpets, upholstery fabric, tents, and interiors fabrics used in cars, trains and aircraft.

DecaBDE is commonly applied using back coating process in the textiles industry. Padding processes and printing processes are also used to apply this flame retardant chemical. Increasing disposable incomes along with changing lifestyles have enhanced consumer spending on household fabrics, which is anticipated to accelerate product demand in the textile industry.

APAC decabromodiphenyl ether industry is growing on account of high-production demand for flame retardant, especially across China and India. Indeed, the demand for flame retardants has increased exponentially in China, mainly as the country produces large volumes of electronic devices for global markets. According to reliable reports, China’s electronics production volume grew from 10% in 2016 to 14.5% in April 2017.

Demand for improved fire retardant and durable plastics for consumer electronics should foster decaBDE demand. Moreover, rapid urbanization has led to increased demand for decaBDE in the residential and commercial building sectors, accelerating the APAC decabromodiphenyl ether market share.

Decabromodiphenyl ether is a flame retardant used to enhance the strength, durability and chemical resistance of numerous end-user products. Increasing application in the automotive, textile and construction industries has accelerated industry growth in recent times. Global Market Insights, Inc., estimates decaBDE market size to exceed USD 430 million by 2025.

Author Name : Mateen Dalal

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APAC sodium metasilicate pentahydrate market to showcase an appreciable CAGR over 2019-2025

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Sodium metasilicate pentahydrate market is gaining immense traction owing to proliferation in the global textile industry. Acknowledged for its fast dissolving capability, sodium metasilicate pentahydrate (SMP) is mainly used as a builder in soaps and detergents. SMP is preferred in liquid detergents due to its high-water solubility (36%). It is also a strong buffering agent which can avoid large changes in pH and can protect surfaces against corrosion. In addition, SMP can be used as hardening accelerator of cement slurry.

U.S. 29% Sodium Metasilicate Pentahydrate Market Size, 2018 & 2025, (Kilo Tons)

  U.S. 29% Sodium Metasilicate Pentahydrate Market Size, 2018 & 2025, (Kilo Tons)

With rapid urbanization and increased standard of living, the demand for washing products, cosmetics, cleaning agents and construction materials has increased significantly in the past couple of years, supporting utilization of SMP. Significant technological advancements and developments of new cleaning products have enhanced the penetration of detergents in developing countries, boosting market share.

In the textile industry, SMP is used as a hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) stabilizer in cotton bleaching processes and jeans & stone washing. Being alkaline, the product used extensively to manufacture various types of detergents pertaining to its grease and oil removal and cleaning capability. It also has a detergent and buffering action which supports removal of oils, soil, and grease from cloth and works as a soil anti-re-deposition agent.

SMP finds growing application in laundry detergent which will stimulate market growth across the healthcare, hospitality and textile industries. Increasing disposable incomes and government regulations promoting hygiene in numerous manufacturing industries will further drive sodium metasilicate pentahydrate market share.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized SMP as safe for use in sanitizing solutions for food contact surfaces, denuding agent in boiler water, and as hog scald agent for hair removal. The product is also regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) approved.

Proliferation in textile industry is anticipated to propel product demand in the coming years. For instance, the Indian textiles industry was estimated to reach US$ 250 billion by FY 2019. Whereas the country’s overall textile exports, accounted at US$ 39.2 billion in 2018, was predicted to increase to US$ 82.00 billion by 2021, claims India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) reports.

Rapid surge in cement consumption will boost sodium metasilicate pentahydrate market size. SMP works as a connecting agent in the production of refractory cements and offers enhanced properties like hardness, mechanical and chemical resistance. It is used to protect components in high temperature manufacturing processes. SMP is also used as an additive to accelerate cement curing process and in the making of fire doors and wall partitions.

With growing application in the construction sector, sodium metasilicate pentahydrate market size will expand significantly over the years ahead. For instance, The ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) claims that as per a new report ‘Global Construction 2030’, the volume of construction output is expected to grow by 85% to reach $15.5 trillion by 2030 worldwide, with countries including China, U.S. and India accounting for 57% of overall global growth. Shifting focus of government toward increasing infrastructure spending will accelerate market size.

Asia Pacific sodium metasilicate pentahydrate market size is expected to grow significantly owing to increased cement consumption in the residential & non-residential construction sector like development of metro projects across countries comprising India and China. The region’s booming healthcare industry has also stimulated cement demand which is likely to accelerate market growth.

China’s share in the global construction market is increasing marginally in recent years. Global Market Insights, Inc., claims that China 99% sodium metasilicate pentahydrate market share from flameproofing applications hit US$ 12.5 million in 2018. This will augment APAC industry size considerably.

India construction market is anticipated to grow almost twice as fast as China by 2030, providing new growth opportunities for APAC sodium metasilicate pentahydrate market players. Rapid growth in India’s urban population will also escalate cement consumption in the coming years – the UN World Population Prospects 2019 claims India to have a population of 1.65 billion by 2059.

Sodium metasilicate pentahydrate is commonly used as a cleaning agent in dishwasher and laundry detergent. Rapidly growing textile and construction industries across economies like China and India have stimulated business outlook.

Reports from Global Market Insights, Inc, estimate sodium metasilicate pentahydrate market to exceed US$ 875 million by 2025.

Author NameMateen Dalal

APAC anisole market to accumulate commendable returns by 2024, rising demand for premium cosmetics to impel the regional industry

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The global anisole market is projected to experience an accelerated growth over 2018 – 2024, primarily fueled by organic chemical compound’s applications in the rapidly expanding pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors. Estimated to be valued at over $77 million, the global anisole market has depicted considerable growth due to the product’s rising incorporation in a plethora of cosmetic products, on account of the artificial fragrance that is associated with anisole.

U.S. anisole market size, by application, 2013 – 2024 (USD Million)
U.S. anisole market size, by application, 2013 – 2024 (USD Million)

It is prudent to mention that anisole is also used to manufacture several different chemical compounds that find applications across a slew of application verticals. However, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics are among the biggest and the fastest growing application sectors that are not constrained by the burden of serving only a niche demographic – which is the reason why these sectors are thriving in some of the most populous regions of the globe, gradually aiding the growth of anisole market as well.

Unveiling APAC anisole market trends

The Asia Pacific is one of the most lucrative regional anisole markets, that is popularly driven by the rise in demand for cosmetic brought on by the increased disposable incomes and the subsequent affordability in the region. According to a 2017 report by the French personal care and cosmetics company – L’Oréal S.A., the firm’s accrued almost 24% of its global sales in 2017 from the Asian belt. This can be undeniably attributed to the rising demands for premium cosmetic products due to the rate at which the discretionary expenditure skyrocketing, especially across the economies of India and China.

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It is also prudent to mention that APAC anisole market has also received commendable boost on account of the product being used as a pesticide, in the agro-based economies, wherein governments have been attempting to readdress pivotal issues in the agricultural domain. For example, the Indian government has brought about initiative such as Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana in order to reform agricultural production, The government of China has also shifted its focus toward agricultural reformation. These initiatives have led to an escalation in the demand for pesticides, that would gradually help augment the regional anisole market trends. Driven by the efforts across the economies, APAC anisole market share is likely to soar in the years to come. As per Global Market Insights, Inc., the APAC region accounts for 30% of the global anisole market share.

Apart from the cosmetic applications, the global anisole market would also be receiving a significant boost from the pharmaceutical sector. The U.S. pharmaceutical sector has been the most flourishing domestic market for the development and commercialization of different pharmaceuticals. According to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), primary pharmaceutical markets such as Europe, North America and Japan had been under considerable pressure a decade back, having experienced a slowdown in growth. Today however, the pharma sector has witnessed considerable incline across the developed as well as developing economies, thereby making the domain a lucrative growth avenue for the global anisole market. Anisole industry share from pharmaceutical applications is expected to witness a CAGR of 4.4% over 2018-2024, driven by the fact that the product serves as a crucial precursor in producing a plethora of pharma compounds. For instance, 4-methoxyphenol, a phenol derived from anisole is used to create 4-methoxyphenol – a chemical used in manufacturing of bulk pharmaceuticals like Raloxifene and Dextromethorphan.

It is imperative to mention that global anisole market growth is slightly hampered due to the small amounts of anisole required for cosmetics products. For instance, according to a study by the American College of Toxicology, p-Hydroxyanisole, a phenol derived from anisole is used as an antioxidant in different cosmetic products in concentrations as low as 1% because the organization recommends that smaller concentrations would not result into it being a severe irritant. Nonetheless, despite anisole and the anisole-derived phenols being used in small quantities and dilute concentrations, the compounds are still expected to be incorporated in a plethora of cosmetic products worldwide, thereby augmenting the commercial landscape of global anisole industry. As per Global market insights, Inc., anisole market size is projected to cross $100 million by 2024.

Author NameAkshay Kedari