Global Chlorine Gas Market, By Production Method (Mercury Cell, Membrane Cell, Diaphragm Method, Ele

Published Date: | Report Code : CH2023111


The high growth of end-use industries such as pesticide, paper & pulp, plastic, chemical, pharmaceutical, water treatment, kitchenware, food, sanitation, automotive and others the emerging regions are expected to increase and regulate the demand of Chlorine Gas Market during the forecast period.  Some of the major application industries in Chlorine Gas Market have been witnessing a strong growth in the emerging region such as the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. 

Chlorine (Cl) Gas with atomic no.17 is the second element found in the block of halogens. It is a yellow-greenish gas at room temperature. It has a very high electron affinity and hence, it is found in the diatomic form. It is highly electronegative in nature and can form covalent or ionic bonds with almost all the elements. It is a strong oxidizing agent after oxygen and fluorine.

Segment Analysis:

These segments are studied in detail incorporating the market estimates and forecasts at the regional and country level. The segment analysis is useful in understanding the growth areas and probable opportunities of the market. Chlorine gas market segmented based on the production methods, applications, and end-user. The production method segment includes mercury cell, membrane cell, diaphragm, electrolysis of brine and others. It has useful applications in common salt, disinfectant, wiring insulation, dry cleaning solvent, anesthetic, bleaching, adhesives, germicide, and varnish remover. Similarly, the end-user industry consists of pesticides, paper & pulp, plastic, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, kitchenware, food, sanitation, and automotive.

Segment Insights:

It is highly poisonous in nature and prolonged exposure to chlorine gas can cause severe respiratory problems and rabid itching of the skin. Chlorine melts at 172K and boils at 239K. It forms 0.01 % of the earth’s crust by mass.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Chlorine market expected to grow following an increase in demand for chlorine in the pesticide industry, chemical industry, and plastic industry.
  • Demand for chlorine on the rise due to the use of PVC.
  • Demand for chlorine in the healthcare industry is decreasing due to the availability of better alternatives.
  • Demand for chlorine in the sanitation industry will increase due to worldwide awareness about personal hygiene and sanitation products.

Regional Analysis:

Based on the region, the global chlorine gas market has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, & the Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe are some of the major markets that are also traditional suppliers of chemicals such as specialty chemicals, bulk chemicals, and so on. Major companies in this market are headquartered in North America and Western Europe. This region has been witnessing several transitions in terms of productions of chemicals and respective applications by end-use industries. The preference towards bio-based feedstock has been instrumental in the development of the green alternatives in these regions. Moreover, regulatory authorities have imposed strict guidelines because of environmental concerns and potential health hazards due to exposures. This has been more instrumental in the Western Europe region competitively. Some of the major economies in these regions include the US, Germany, UK, France, Canada, Italy, Spain, and so on. The Asia Pacific and the Middle East are expected to register substantial growth in the global chlorine gas market during the forecast period. This demand is regarding the growth of major applications such as adhesives, coatings, composites, construction, electrical & electronics, wind energy, others.

Major countries in the Asia Pacific region include China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia, and so on. Middle East includes the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, Egypt, etc. Eastern Europe has been largely dominated by Russia and Turkey with operations of major chemical giants in the region. Rest the World that includes South America and Africa has a strong potential for the global chlorine gas market. There has been an increase in the number of investments by global companies in these regions to strengthen their presence and tap the potential market. Major economies in these regions for the global chlorine gas market include Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, Argentina, Colombia, and others.

Key Development:

  • On 16 November 2017, BASF and Vital Therapeutics formed a partnership to bring choline chloride powder formulations and technical expertise to the Indian feed industry.

Companies Covered: 

Major market players operating in chlorine gas market are Ercros S.A, BASF SE, Olin Corporation, PPG Industries, FMC Corporation, Hanwha Chemical Corporation, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Ineos Group Ltd., Tata Chemicals Ltd., Tosoh Corporation, AkzoNobel, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Hanwha Chemical Corporation, Ineos Group Ltd., and Formosa Plastics Corporation. These companies profiled represent the current scenarios of sales, revenue, R&D, development strategies etc.

Market Segmentation:

By Production Method:

  • Mercury Cell
  • Membrane Cell
  • Diaphragm
  • Electrolysis of Brine
  • Others

By Application:

  • Common Salt
  • Disinfectant
  • Wiring Insulation
  • Dry Cleaning Solvent
  • Anesthetic
  • Bleaching
  • Adhesives
  • Germicide
  • Varnish Remover

By End-Use Industry:

  • Pesticide
  • Paper & Pulp
  • Plastic
  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Water Treatment
  • Kitchenware
  • Food
  • Sanitation
  • Automotive

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Production Method
    • By Application
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Production Method
    • By Application
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Production Method
    • By Application
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Production Method
    • By Application
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Production Method
    • By Application
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Production Method
    • By Application
    • By End-Use Industry 

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