Fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6) is a clear, colourless liquid that has a slightly sharp, pungent odour and is manufactured and sold as aqueous (water) solutions. Fluorosilicic acid solutions are corrosive and contact can severely irritate and burn the skin and eyes causing possible permanent eye damage. Breathing concentrated fluorosilicic acid solutions can severely irritate and burn the nose, throat and lungs, causing nosebleeds, cough, wheezing and shortness of breath.
Globally, growing demand from chemicals and textile industry and increasing demand of fluorosilicic acid in fluoridation of drinking water are driving the market for fluorosilicic acid market. Additionally, the increasing application of FSA in sterilization and fumigation technologies and rising demand for tanned glass and ceramic from various end user applications such as house interiors, electrical and electronics are the major opportunities for this market to grow in the near future. However, the corrosive nature and fuming property of concentrated fluorosilicic acid limiting its usage is the key restraint for the growth of fluorosilicic acid market. The major challenge to the growth of this market is the growing stringency of governmental regulations in the U.S. and Europe in regards to the usage of fluorosilicic acid.
This report identifies the global fluorosilicic acid market size in for the year 2014-2016 and forecast of the same for year 2021. It also highlights the potential growth opportunities in the coming years, while also reviewing the market drivers, restraints, growth indicators, challenges, market dynamics, competitive landscape and other key aspects with respect to fluorosilicic acid market.
Geographically, Asia Pacific dominates the Fluorosilicic Acid Market and is projected to have the fastest growth followed by North America, Europe and Rest of the World (RoW). In terms of volume, fluorosilicic acid market is dominated by the Asia Pacific region with the largest share primarily driven by strong demand from China owing to low labor and raw material cost. Europe is expected to follow Asia Pacific in 2014 and North America is expected to have significant growth during the estimated years between 2016 and 2021.
This report segments Fluorosilicic Acid Market on the basis of Application, By Concentration and By Region as follows:
- Fluorosilicic Acid Market, By Application: Water Fluoridation, Chemical Manufacturing, Metal Surface Treatment, Hide Processing and Others
- Fluorosilicic Acid Market, By Concentration: 40% FSA and 23-25% FSA
- This report has been further segmented into major regions, which includes detailed analysis of each region such as: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (RoW) covering all the major country level markets in each of the region. The major countries considered under the Asia-Pacific region are India, China, South Korea and Japan. The major countries considered under the European region are Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain and Russia. The major countries considered under the North American region are United States, Canada and Mexico.
Sample Companies Profiled in this Report are:
- Da Shi Qiao Huaxin
- Dalian Junma Group
- Dow Chemical Company
- Zibo Aosi Chemical Co. Ltd
- Solvay LLC