Inorganic materials are those substances which do not have carbon or its derivatives in their molecular structure. Though, inorganic chemicals industry occupies relatively smaller market share of the global chemicals industry, it still serves to a wide range of industries such as pulp and paper, dyestuffs, detergents, rubber chemicals, leather, tires, agrochemicals & fertilizers, explosives, cigarettes and others. Ammonia, butadiene, chlorine, liquid caustic soda, manganese nitrate and cerium oxide are some of the examples of inorganic materials.
The global inorganic chemicals market can be segmented on the basis of product type and application. On the basis of application, inorganic materials market is categorized into basic chemicals, paints & coatings, pesticides & agrochemicals, plastic & rubber, soaps & detergents and other chemicals. On the basis of product types, the market is divided into non-metallic oxides, inorganic salts, alkali, inorganic acids, elementary substances, metal oxides and others.
Inorganic salts are further segmented into sodium salts, potassium salts, calcium salts, ammonium salts, magnesium salts and others. Inorganic salt is the fastest growing segment due to rising demand of fertilizers and agrochemicals. Inorganic salts also find their use in rubber vulcanization, pharmaceuticals as antacids and cement production. Inorganic acids include hydrochloric acid, sulphuric acid, nitric acid, phosphoric acid, perchloric acid, hydrofluoric acid and boric acid. Inorganic acids are majorly used as raw materials for the manufacturing of several or oganic and inorganic compounds.
The global inorganic materials market is driven by growing fertilizers industry, increasing demand for inorganic chemicals in industrial processes and huge investments in R&D to develop natural and synthetic products in order to meet rising consumer demand. Though there are several factors driving the inorganic materials market, there are certain market deterrents such as handling of chemicals or acids, fluctuating prices of crude oil, high research and development cost and lack of technical expertise.
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