Ferric Chloride Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

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Ferric Chloride Market size is likely to witness steady gains in the forecast period owing to increasing consumer awareness related to waterborne diseases such as cholera and Typhoid.  Furthermore, rising demand for clean drinking water and growing stringent regulations to reduce water pollution have positive impact on the market growth. It undergoes rapid hydrolysis with water, possesses higher cost efficiency and better performance characteristics than other chemicals such as polyaluminium chloride, potassium permanganate and ferrous sulphate which may drive ferric chloride market demand.

Ferric chloride is an inorganic compound with high miscibility affinity with water, acetone, and ethanol. It is available in liquid and powder form with high melting point.  It is utilized in various industries such as pharmaceutical, chemical, electronics, and metallurgy owing to its solubility with organic solvents and exothermic nature which aids in increasing reaction rates. The chemical remains stable under high heat and acts effectively in a wide pH band which makes it easy and safe for their application thereby driving the market share.

Increasing concerns on depleting water resources, rising water consumption and pollution levels may trigger the ferric chloride market. It is widely used in water treatment applications owing to its effectiveness in clearing water contaminants such as sludge, heavy metals, and decomposing organic matter. The chemical leaves slight residual color breaks down odour causing pollutants and offers high turbidity removal. In UK, the number of serious water pollution incidences were over 315 in 2016 primarily from farming activities, biowaste treatment activities and other waste treatment and recycling activities in the country. Increase in serious pollution incidences caused by waste management activities and water companies along with stringent regulations on high industrial effluents entering into natural water sources is expected to drive ferric chloride market share.

Ferric chloride is widely used as etchant in production of printed circuit boards. It is utilized in chemical etching of copper-based metals in PCB’s as it is soluble in water, does not decompose and attack thin protecting layer in circuits which makes it attractive to manufacturers. Rising demand for electronics such as mobiles, laptops, tablets, and household appliances owing to increasing technological trends and stringent marketing techniques by online retailers may foster market demand. The global PCB sales in 2016 was over USD 70 billion in 2016 owing to rising demand for high quality electronics. It is the one of the least harmful chemical etchants as direct exposure to the skin can be alleviated with water unlike other chemical etchants like hydrochloric acid, chlorine, or pickling acid. It’s versatility with different types of metals and nickel-based alloys such as zinc, tin, indium, and manganese used in manufacturing various kinds of circuit boards may accelerate ferric chloride market share.

North America ferric chloride market demand led by Canada and U.S. should witness significant growth during forecasted period owing to increasing wastewater treatment activities in the region. In the U.S., it is widely used in potable water treatment and wastewater treatment by municipalities. In addition, presence of major companies including Veolia, Suez, American Water Works operating in industrial wastewater treatment have positive impact on driving the regional market growth.  

Europe driven by UK, Germany, Italy, and France ferric chloride market size may witness substantiate growth during forecasted period. In highly industrialized Western European region, the chemical is widely used as coagulant for potable water production and sewage treatment. It is recognized as a sequestering agent for sludge and odor control and highly effective flocculant thereby driving the product demand. Stringent EU regulation for clean water standards in both industrial and municipal sectors is projected to have positive impact on market growth.

Asia Pacific ferric chloride market demand led by China, India, and Japan may see significant growth during forecasted period on account of economic and population expansion in the region leading to rising demand for water treatment. In addition, increasing demand for water cleaning chemicals owing to rapid industrialization, rise in textile, and pharmaceutical industry should foster ferric oxide market share. China’s textile export was over USD 105 billion in 2017 owing to increasing demand for synthetic, cotton and silk clothing products. Textile and pharmaceutical industries produce vast amount of inorganic sludge which accumulates and  increases the propagation of algae thus effecting aquatic biodiversity and marine life. It is widely used in breaking down inorganic sludge and water cleaning applications without affecting aquatic flora and fauna which may accelerate market share.

Global ferric chloride market share is fragmented as market consist of various players. Companies such as BASF, BPS Products, Sidra Wasser Chemie, Tessenderlo, Asia Chemicals, National Biochemicals, BorsodChem, Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals, PVS Chemicals, Kem One, Chemical Company of Malaysia, and Jinan Runyuan are key players in this market.

 Ferric Chloride Market, By Application, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)

  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Potable Water Treatment
  • Metal Surface Treatment
  • Electronic Etchants
  • Reagents
  • Others

Ferric Chloride Market, By End-Use, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)

  • Water Treatment
  • Electronics Industry
  • Metals & Metallurgy Industry
  • Chemicals Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry  
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE

Company Profiles:

  • BASF
  • Feracid
  • BPS Products
  • Malay Sino Chemicals
  • PVS Chemicals
  • Gulbrandsen
  • Saf Sulphur Factory
  • Sidra Wasser Chemie
  • Feralco
  • Basic Chemical Industries
  • CM Chemicals
  • Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals
  • Chemifloc
  • Kemira
  • BorsodChem
  • Tessenderlo
  • Chemifloc
  • Asia chemicals
  • Chemical Company of Malaysia
  • Jinan Runyuan
  • National Biochemical
  • Kem One
  • BorsodChem
  • Sukha Chemical Industries
  • Khushi Bhemical
  • Tianjin Xinze

What Information does this report contain?

Historical data coverage: 2016 to 2020; Growth Projections: 2021 to 2027.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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