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Research and Markets: Global Caustic Soda Market 2015-2020 – Alumina, Pulp & Paper, Soaps & Detergents, Organics, Inorganics, Water Treatment and Other Applications Analysis


April 28, 2015
By Business Wire News

DUBLIN

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j7klnx/caustic_soda) has announced the addition of the “Caustic Soda Market for Alumina, Pulp & Paper, Soaps & Detergents, Organics, Inorganics, Water Treatment and Other Applications – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020” report to their offering.

Demand for downstream products such as pulp & paper, alumina and soaps & detergents significantly influences the caustic soda market. Growth in the aluminum industry coupled with increasing demand for paper & paperboards is expected to boost demand for caustic soda in the next few years. However, energy intensive production process of caustic soda is anticipated to be a restraining factor for the caustic soda market. Nonetheless, upcoming opportunities in relatively untapped markets of Africa may open new growth avenues for the caustic soda market in the near future.

Based on application, the global caustic soda market can be bifurcated into seven major segments: alumina, pulp & paper, soaps & detergents, organics, inorganics, water treatment, and other applications. Other applications include textiles, food processing and petroleum & natural gas processing. In terms of volume, organics was the largest application segment of the caustic soda market accounting for approximately 20% share in 2013. This was followed by the others segment and pulp & paper application segment. Alumina is anticipated to be the fastest growing application segment during the forecast period.

Asia Pacific dominated the global caustic soda market in 2013 and accounted for over 50% of the volume market. The region is estimated to continue its dominance over the next few years. China accounted for the major share of the caustic soda market in Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific is also likely to be the fastest growing region during the forecast period, led by expansion in several end-user industries and growth in GDP of the emerging economies of India and China. North America, the Middle East and Asia are the major exporters in the caustic soda market, while Australia and Latin America are the leading importers.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Preface

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

Chapter 3 Caustic Soda Market – Industry Analysis

Chapter 4 Caustic Soda Market – Application Analysis

Chapter 5 Caustic Soda Market – Regional Analysis

Chapter 6 Company Profiles

– AkzoNobel N.V.

– Axiall Corporation

– Bayer MaterialScience AG

– Formosa Plastics Group (FPG)

– INEOS ChlorVinyls

– Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy)

– Olin Corporation

– Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

– Shin-Etsu Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Shin-Etsu)

– The Dow Chemical Company (Dow)

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