– a white colored compound
consists of aluminum and chloride. Traditional method of producing
aluminum chloride included chlorine. Since chlorine is considered toxic, new methods are being developed for the production of aluminum chloride.
New method includes the use of scrap aluminum and iron chloride.
Anhydrous form of aluminum chloride and water, react strongly. The prime
applications of aluminum chloride include synthesis of aluminum metal.
It is used in the petrochemicals and petroleum refining industry.
Another significant use of aluminum chloride is in the waste water
treatment industry. In waste water treatment, aluminum chloride is used
as a sludge dewatering agent. Moreover, aluminum chloride can be used
for purification of sanitary and industrial wastewater. Growth in waste
water treatment industry is expected to boost the demand of aluminum
chloride in the forecast period.
Aluminum has properties such as
high thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance and hence is widely
used in the aircraft industry, electrical units, and transport sector.
Growth in these end-use sectors is expected to boost the growth of
aluminum chloride market. Growth in cosmetic industry due to the rapidly
changing lifestyle of people is expected to increase the global
aluminum chloride market over the forecast period.
chloride is considered to be potentially hazardous to humans. Ingestion
and inhalation aluminum chloride is toxic because of its highly
corrosive nature. Skin contact results in burns and irritation. These
are the factors that are anticipated to restrain the growth of aluminum
chloride market. However, new technologies are being developed for the
safer use of aluminum chloride which in turn is expected to contribute
to the growth of aluminum chloride market.
The global aluminum chloride market
is classified on the basis of user type as chemical industry, pigments and dye stuffs, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and others.
the global aluminum chloride market is bifurcated by regions into North
America, Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe and Rest of the World (RoW). Asia
Pacific is expected to dominate the global aluminum chloride market
throughout the forecast period. This is mainly attributed to rapid
growth in electrical industry in India and China. North America and
Europe, being mature markets are expected to witness sluggish growth
over the forecast period. The U.S. is anticipated to contribute maximum
share in the North America aluminum chloride market. Middle East and
Africa is expected to witness high growth in the global aluminum
chloride market over the forecast period.
Some of the key players identified in the global aluminum chloride market include:
- NALCO Company (U.S.)
- BASF SE (Germany)
- Gongyidacheng (China)
- Kemira (Finland)
- SchanxiZhongke PAC CO., Ltd. (China) among others.