Sodium Methoxide Market is forecast to reach $203.70 Million by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of 2.3% during 2020-2025. Due to the increasing demand from various applications, especially from pharmaceuticals and agro-based industries, sodium methoxide market
is expected to grow during the forecast period. Sodium methoxide is commercially produced from sodium chloride and methanol in an electrolytic process under inert gas. Sodium methoxide usage as a catalyst in bio-diesel industry is further driving the sodium methoxide market during the forecast period.
- Widespread application in grease, and synthetic detergents synthesis, and edible oil processing is projected to drive the market growth in the upcoming years.
- Sodium methylate supports higher yields and low preparation cost for Biodiesel.
- The presence of mercury in sodium methoxide solution during its production leads to contamination of product and has an effect on the catalytic activity of sodium methoxide. Thus, the development of alternative methods with other raw materials in order to avoid mercury presence will help the growth of global sodium methoxide market.
By Product Type – Segment Analysis
Solution segment held a significant share in the sodium methoxide market in 2019. Sodium Methoxide solution which is known as sodium methylate belongs to the sodium alkylates family. Sodium methylate is a versatile intermediate used in a variety of organic syntheses. It is sold as a 25% to 30% solution in methanol for various application. Sodium Methoxide can also be applied as edible catalyst and analytical reagent.
By Application – Segment Analysis
Pharmaceuticals segment held a significant share in the sodium methoxide market in 2019. Sodium methoxide is applicable to the synthesis of numerous compounds ranging from pharmaceuticals to agrichemicals. It is used in pharmaceutical industry for production of various vitamins such as Vitamin A1, Vitamin B1, Sulfadoxine, Sulfadiazine, and Trimethoprim. As a base, sodium methoxide is employed in dehydro halogenations and various condensations and as a nucleophile it is employed for the production of methyl ethers.
Geography – Segment Analysis
Asia-Pacific dominated the sodium methoxide market with a share of more than 38% during the forecast period. Adoption of sodium methoxide in bio-energy industries in developed as well as developing economies like China and India is likely to drive the market for sodium metoxide. Manufacturers are adopting the advanced technologies for the production of the sodium methoxide to attract the several end-use industries to gain high market share and high profitability margin in the global market.
Drivers – Sodium Methoxide Market
- Steady growth in bio diesel production
Sodium methylate market is expected to be driven by anticipated steady growth in production of biodiesel where it finds application as a catalyst. Growing demand for biodiesel, coupled with government initiatives in various countries over its blending has in turn resulted in an increase in biodiesel production capacity. This increase in biodiesel production capacity has led to an increase in the demand for sodium methylate.
Challenges – Sodium Methoxide Market
- Fluctuating Raw Material Price of Sodium Methoxide
Sodium metal and methanol are the raw materials majorly used in for the production sodium methoxide. The slow downward trend of these raw materials in recent years will maintain in the future, as competition intensifies, prices gap between different brands will go narrowing. Similarly, there will be fluctuation in gross margin.
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- In April 2019, BASF will increase the production capacity for its Sodium Methoxide plant in Brazil. The capacity will increase by 30%, from currently 60,000 metric tons to 80,000 metric tons. The new capacity will come on stream in 2020.
- In December 2018, Evonik Corporation has done a significant capacity expansion of its sodium methoxide facility located in Mobile, Ala. Upon completion, the Mobile plant will be capable of producing up to 90,000 metric tons per year.
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