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Research and Markets: Global Calcium Nitrate Market for Fertilizers, Wastewater Treatment Chemicals, Concrete Manufacturing, Explosives, and Other Applications – 2015 Report


May 28, 2015
By Business Wire News

DUBLIN

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ndfgx3/calcium_nitrate) has announced the addition of the “Calcium Nitrate Market for Fertilizers, Wastewater Treatment Chemicals, Concrete Manufacturing, Explosives, and Other Applications – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020” report to their offering.

Calcium nitrate, also known as Norgessalpeter (Norwegian saltpeter), is a light gray granular solid that absorbs moisture from the air, and is commonly found as a tetrahydrate. It is an oxidizing agent, and is soluble in water and alcohol. Calcium nitrate is commercially obtained by treating limestone with weak nitric acid. It is also formed during the absorption of nitrogen oxide by milk of lime.

Steadily growing global demand for grain crops coupled with increasing demand for wastewater treatment in emerging economies is expected to boost demand for calcium nitrate. The use of nitrogenous fertilizers such as calcium nitrate in oilseeds and grains is growing due to an increase in demand for major grains and oilseeds such as wheat, soybeans, and corn. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), around 200,000 people are added to the world food demand every day. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimates that farmland productivity needs to rise by at least 15% by 2020 to maintain the per capita global food consumption at par with present level. This is expected to boost demand for conventional fertilizers including calcium nitrate-based fertilizers. However, calcium nitrate is hygroscopic in nature and is classified as hazard class 5.1 by regulatory regimes. This could hamper market growth.

The calcium nitrate market is moderately concentrated; it is dominated by small and medium regional companies. Companies are focusing on expanding their manufacturing capacities and establishing new business units in the emerging markets in Asia Pacific to strengthen their customer base and seek new opportunities in the region.

Key Topics Covered

  1. Preface
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Calcium Nitrate Market – Industry Analysis
  4. Calcium Nitrate Market – Application Analysis
  5. Calcium Nitrate Market – Regional Analysis
  6. Company Profiles

Companies Mentioned

  1. Agrium
  2. Airedale Chemical
  3. GFS Chemicals
  4. Haifa Chemicals
  5. Prathista Industries
  6. Rural Liquid Fertilisers (RLF)
  7. Shanxi Jiaocheng Tianlong Chemical Industry
  8. Sterling Chemicals
  9. Uralchem Holding
  10. Vardhaman Fertilizers and Seeds.
  11. Yara International

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ndfgx3/calcium_nitrate

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