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  • Published On : May 2022
  • Code : CMI2119
  • Industry : Bulk Chemicals
  • Pages : 140
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Sodium hexametaphosphate is a mixture of polymeric metaphosphates that is available in granular, glassy or powdered forms. Sodium hexametaphosphate has a diverse portfolio of applications based on the two different grades- technical and food grade. In its technical grade, it is widely used as a water softener in water treatment plants, metallurgy and construction material industries and petroleum industries as a deflocculating agent. As a food grade chemical, sodium hexametaphosphate is used in food and beverage industry as a sequestrant and preservative adjunct in dairy, beverage and other food items.

 The global sodium hexametaphosphate market is estimated to surpass US 1,501.17 million by the end of 2028 in terms of revenue, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.0% during the forecast period (2021 to 2028).

Drivers

One of the key factors expected to stimulate market growth during the forecast period is the multiple applications of sodium hexametaphosphate in water treatment. Sodium hexametaphosphate is one of the most widely used water treatment agent, which is necessary for industrial water, domestic water and waste water disposal. It is soluble in water, the aqueous solution is alkaline and the pH value of 1% aqueous solution is 9.7. It can be gradually hydrolyzed into phosphite in water, which have a good ability of complexing metal ions, which can be complexed with calcium, magnesium, iron and some other metal ions to form a soluble complex. It is used in many other fields, such as, water treatment, food processing, mining, drilling, printing and dyeing, and refractories industries.

Sodium hexametaphosphate uses are in water treatment for the various applications in dye production, titanium dioxide production, water for printing and dyeing, water for color film copy cleaning, water for chemical industry, water softener for pharmaceutical and reagent production and water treatment agents for industrial circulating cooling water.

Among regions, Asia Pacific held dominant position in the global sodium hexametaphosphate market in 2020, accounting for 39.78% market share in terms of revenue, followed by North America and Europe. High presence of the key players such as Aditya Birla Chemicals and Anhui Tianrun Chemicals Co., Ltd. and increasing demand of sodium hexametaphosphate in the water treatment and food industry are known to further favour the market growth in the Asia Pacific on the other hand, has high presence of some manufacturers such as Xingfa, Weifang Huabo Chemicals Co., ltd and Yixing Tianyuan Chemical Co., Ltd. which has further been estimated to favour the market growth in China.

Figure 1. Global Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market Revenue Share (%), By Region, 2020

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Market Restraints

The food grade sodium hexametaphosphate is restrained by the harmful side effects it can cause on humans if consumed in high concentration. Higher consumption of sodium hexametaphosphate has been reported to cause pancreatic cancer and kidney problems and this may restrain consumers from buying food products that have sodium hexametaphosphate as an additive. Other polymeric phosphates with similar chemical characteristics and that can be utilised as an alternative to sodium hexametaphosphate are unavailable due to the technical grade sodium hexametaphosphate market. The large amount of using cosmetic products that contains sodium hexametaphosphate can cause skin irritation and various skin related diseases such rashes and skin cancer which is a restraining factor for sodium hexametaphosphate in the cosmetic industry.

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Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2020 Market Size in 2020: US$ 900.24 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017, 2018, and 2019 Forecast Period: 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR: 4.0% 2028 Value Projection: US$ 1,501.17 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • Region: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Grade: Food Grade, Technical Grade
  • By Form: Granular Or Flaky, Glass Plates, Powder
  • By Application: Food And Beverages, Water Treatment, Industrial and Institutional Cleaners, Industrial Applications, Others
Companies covered:

Kraft Chemical Company, Inc., Aditya Birla Chemicals, Mexichem, Prayon S.A., Innophos, Chongqing Chuandong Chemical (Group) Co.,Ltd, Israel Chemicals Limited (ICL), Yixing Tianyuan Chemical Co., Ltd., Recochem Inc., Hubei xingfa chemicals group co., LTD, Weifang Huabo Chemical Co., Ltd., Xuzhou Tianjia Food Chemical Co., Ltd, and Guizhou Sino-Phos Chemical Co., LTD.,

Growth Drivers:
  • Applications in the Water Treatment
  • Multiple applications of Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market in food processing industry 
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Sodium Hexametaphosphate can cause harmful side effects on humans if consumed in high concentration

Market Trends

Sodium Hexametaphosphate is largely used in the food and food processing industries for various applications. Sodium hexametaphosphate is abbreviated as SHMP, it is commonly used in dairy products, sausage, seafood, meat processing and toothpaste. The European food additive number for it is E452i. Generally, its purpose is in food as a texturizer, sequestrant, thickener, and emulsifier. Generally, it is a multi-functional ingredient that can work as a texturizer, pH regulator, metal ions chelating agent, binder and as a bulking agent. Food grade sodium hexametaphosphate can be used as a cross-linking agent to react with starch to produce modified food starch by increasing starch molecular weight and stabilize the starch structure. It is also commonly used with other sodium phosphates in the processing of fish, shellfish and other aquatic products as a water-retaining agent and quality or taste improver. The multiple applications of the sodium hexametaphosphate in the food and food processing industries is growing the market for sodium hexametaphosphate globally.

Figure 2. Global Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market Revenue Share (%), By Application, 2020

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On the basis of applications, in 2020, food & beverages segment held largest revenue share of 38.78% in global sodium hexametaphosphate market. With each passing day, the popularity of packaged foods and beverages grows, which is a positive sign for the sodium hexametaphosphate market. Sodium Hexametaphosphate is used to extend the shelf life of the finished product. Sodium Hexametaphosphate is not only used in the food and beverage industry; it has a wide range of applications. With few conditions, sodium hexametaphosphate is strong-minded safe for usage in the cosmetics industry.

Global Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

Food being an essential commodity, the demand for food ingredients is expected to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic and post pandemic conditions, globally. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has majorly impacted the food & beverages industry and in turn, has changed the dynamics of entire ecosystem including raw material suppliers of food ingredients such as calcium chloride. Lockdown in various countries such as India, China, and Spain, among others, and cease in the subsequent trade activities have paralyzed the supply chain. The lockdown and social distancing measures impacted the production capacity of Sodium Hexametaphosphate manufacturing plants and are operating at reduced production rates. This has negatively affected the supply of sodium hexametaphosphate to the market.

Competitive Section

Key players operating in the global sodium hexametaphosphate market include Kraft Chemical Company, Inc., Aditya Birla Chemicals, Mexichem, Prayon S.A., Innophos, Chongqing Chuandong Chemical (Group) Co., Ltd, Israel Chemicals Limited (ICL), Yixing Tianyuan Chemical Co., Ltd., Recochem Inc., Hubei xingfa chemicals group co., LTD, Weifang Huabo Chemical Co., Ltd., Xuzhou Tianjia Food Chemical Co., Ltd, and Guizhou Sino-Phos Chemical Co., LTD., etc.

Sodium Hexametaphosphate (SHMP) is a solid, translucent material. This glossy phosphate is widely used as an input in the manufacturing of many industrial and consumer products. Sodium hexametaphosphate is manufactured and marketed in technical and food grade. The high degree of solubility of sodium hexametaphosphate separates it from other sodium phosphates. Additionally, sodium hexametaphosphate is a mixture of polymeric metaphosphates that are available in granular or Flaky, Glass Pallets and powdered forms in the marketplace.

For instance, according to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Sodium Hexametaphosphate is safe to use as per good manufacturing practices. Sodium Hexametaphosphate used in Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Health & Personal care products, Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry. Sodium Hexametaphosphate (SHMP) is used as a chelating agent, leavening agent, and as a acidity regulating agent. The use of Sodium Hexametaphosphate (SHMP) such as in meat products, fruits drinks, soft drinks, dairy products, cheese’s, and canned fruits and vegetables. Sodium Hexametaphosphate is used in food such as in artificial maple syrup, canned milk, cheese powders and dips, imitation cheese, whipped topping, packaged egg whites, roast beef, fish fillets, fruit jelly, frozen desserts, salad dressing, herring, breakfast cereal, ice cream. Sodium Hexametaphosphate is used as cleansing agent in beverage such as beer and bottled beverages.

Sodium hexametaphosphate is used in the water treatment industry. The global awareness for eco-friendly industrial processes and sustainable development is rising which has sufficiently resulted in a much needed rise in establishment of water treatment plants to prevent the global threats of water scarcity in coming years and provide safe and clean water to consumers. Sodium hexametaphosphate can very efficiently sequestrate alkali metals and can also help in red and black water control. This is driving a huge demand for the chemical sodium hexametaphosphate in water treatment plants and consequently leading to the growth of sodium hexametaphosphate market.

The changing lifestyle of people have given rise to a drastic shift in terms of consumption of confectionery and easily accessible functional foods. In order to address this shift, manufacturers are offering food and beverage products with long shelf life as well as high nutritional value. Also, the food industry requires ingredients that can act as an emulsifier, thickener, or texturizer. This factor is estimated to drive the global market for sodium hexametaphosphate during the forecast period.

 Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of sodium hexametaphosphate market, and provides market size (US$ Million and Tons) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2021-2028), considering 2020 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approvals, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global Sodium Hexametaphosphate market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Solvay Kraft Chemical Company, Inc., Aditya Birla Chemicals, Mexichem, Prayon S.A., Innophos, Chongqing Chuandong Chemical (Group) Co.,Ltd, Israel Chemicals Limited (ICL), Yixing Tianyuan ChemicalCo.,, Recochem Inc., Hubei xingfa chemicals group co., LTD, Weifang Huabo Chemical Co., Ltd., Xuzhou Tianjia Food Chemical Co., Ltd, and Guizhou Sino-Phos Chemical Co., LTD.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision regarding future product launches, technology up gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global sodium hexametaphosphate market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, extruded aluminum profiles manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global sodium hexametaphosphate market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market, By Grade:
    • Food Grade
    • Technical Grade
  • Global Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market, By Form:
    • Granular or Flaky
    • Glass Pallets
    • Powder
  • Global Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market, By Application:
    • Food & Beverages
    • Water Treatment
    • Industrial & Institutional Cleaning
    • Industrial Applications
    • Others
  • Global Sodium Hexametaphosphate Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • France
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • South Korea
        • Australia
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • By Country/Region:
        • Middle East
        • Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Kraft Chemical Company, Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • Aditya Birla Chemicals,
    • Mexichem
    • Prayon S.A.
    • Innophos
    • Chongqing Chuandong Chemical (Group) Co.,Ltd
    • Israel Chemicals Limited (ICL)
    • Yixing Tianyuan Chemical Co., Ltd.
    • Recochem Inc.
    • Hubei xingfa chemicals group Co., LTD
    • Weifang Huabo Chemical Co., Ltd.
    • Xuzhou Tianjia Food Chemical Co., Ltd
    • Guizhou Sino-Phos Chemical Co., LTD.

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Frequently Asked Questions

The global sodium hexametaphosphate market is estimated to surpass US$ 1,501.17 million by 2028 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.0% between 2021 and 2028.
The growth of canned foods and bakery products, and multiple applications of sodium hexametaphosphate in food processing industry are projected to propel the overall product demand during the forecast period.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate is also widely used for manufacturing of dairy products, cereals and confectionaries. These products have a large demand in the market which is a major growth factor for the market.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate can cause harmful side effects on humans if consumed in high concentration which is a major restraint. 
Major players operating in the market include Solvay S.A., Tokuyama Corporation, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Ward Chemical Ltd., Tata Chemicals Ltd., TETRA Technologies, Inc., Zirax Limited, Weifang Yuze Chemical Co., Ltd., Mey Chern Chemicals Sdn Bhd., Anmol Chemicals Group, TCI Sanmar Chemicals S.A.E., and Weifang Haibin Chemical Co., Ltd.
The market is estimated to be valued at US$ 900.24 million in terms of revenue in 2020.

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