Top Players in the Caustic Potash Industry

Top Players in the Caustic Potash Industry

The global caustic potash market reached a value of US$ 2.0 Billion in 2023. As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top caustic potash companies are engaged in the production of industrially important chemical products, such as caustic potash. Caustic potash is widely employed in the production of potash fertilizers, potassium carbonate, industrial and institutional cleaning products, and alkaline batteries. Furthermore, several leading players are expanding their production capacities across various countries in Europe and Asia including China and India. For instance, Evonik and AkzoNobel have commenced a joint venture in Germany with the production facility of 120,000 tons of caustic potash per annum. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the caustic potash market to reach US$ 2.8 Billion by 2032, exhibiting at a CAGR of 3.6% during 2024-2032.

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List of Top Manufacturers in the Caustic Potash Industry:

UNID Company Ltd.

Establishment: 1980
Headquarter: Seoul, South Korea

The company was formerly known as Korea Potassium Chemicals Co., Ltd. and changed its name to UNID Company Ltd. in August 1995. It manufactures and sells chemicals and boards in South Korea and internationally. The company’s Chemical division provides basic inorganic chemical products, such as potassium hydroxide, potassium carbonate, hydrochloric acid, liquid chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, and ferric/ferrous chloride. In addition, its Board division offers medium-density fiberboards (MDF) for use in the home, interior, and other applications; wood for MDF, lumber, and furniture applications; lumber products for use in building, civil engineering, industry, landscape, and packing applications; and formalin for applications in MDF resins, materials for MDI, concrete compounds, and preservatives.

Occidental Chemical Corporation

Establishment: 2000
Headquarter: Dallas, Texas

Occidental Chemical Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. It manufactures and markets chlorine, caustic soda, vinyl, and performance chemical products. The company’s products include chlorine, caustic soda, potassium chemicals, and derivative products for pharmaceuticals, water disinfectants, and detergents; vinyl products include polyvinyl chloride and precursors used in piping, electrical insulation, construction materials, and automotive products. It also manufactures alkalies, VCM, EDC, chrome and potassium chemicals, flame retardants, natural gas odorants, and antimony oxide.

Tessenderlo Group NV

Establishment: 1919
Headquarter: Belgium

Tessenderlo Group NV (formerly Tessenderlo Chemie NV) operates in the US through Tessenderlo Kerley. The company manufactures, distributes and sells chemicals for niche markets and operates through three units. It's chemicals division offers numerous inorganic chemicals, including phosphates for animal feed and potassium sulphate; organic chlorine derivatives and caustic soda; and PVC. The company's specialties unit supplies gelatin and organic intermediates for pharmaceuticals. In August 2011, PVC and Chlor-Alkali activities of Tessenderlo Chemie NV were acquired by INEOS ChlorVinyls Holdings, B.V. Moreover, Tessenderlo Chemie NV, PVC and Chlor-Alkali activities comprise all rights to VCM, Chlor-Alkali and part of organic chlorine derivatives, including the manufacturing units at Tessenderlo in Belgium, in France (Mazingarbe) and the Netherlands (Beek and Maastricht).

Olin Chlor Alkali Products

Establishment: 1892
Headquarter: Clayton, Missouri

Olin Corporation manufactures and distributes chemical products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments, namely Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls; Epoxy; and Winchester. The Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls segment offer chlorine and caustic soda, ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomers, methyl chloride, methylene chloride, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene and vinylidene chloride, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, bleach products, potassium hydroxide, chlorinated organics intermediates and solvents, and sodium hypochlorite. The company markets its products through its sales force, and directly to various industrial customers, mass merchants, retailers, wholesalers, other distributors, and the US Government and its prime contractors.

Erco Worldwide (USA) Inc.

Establishment: 1897
Headquarter: Toronto, Canada

ERCO Worldwide Inc. was formerly known as Sterling Pulp Chemicals Ltd. and changed its name to ERCO Worldwide Inc. in March 2003. It operates as a subsidiary of Superior Plus Corp. It produces and supplies chemicals for customers in Canada and internationally. It offers in-organic products; caustic soda, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, chlor-alkali, potassium hydroxide, sodium chlorate, and sodium chlorite; and chlorine dioxide generators and related technology. The company also provides technical services, such as engineering design, equipment selection and procurement, construction assistance, plant and equipment commissioning, operator training, bleach plant audits and optimization, safety audits and hazard analysis, spare parts supply and service, and salt-cake integration studies for the installation of chlorine dioxide, sodium chlorate, and bleach chemical preparation facilities. In addition, it offers ERCO Smarts, a control software product to optimize the operation of chlorine dioxide plants ERCO Worldwide Inc.

Chengdu Huarong Chemical Company Limited

Establishment: 2000
Headquarter: Pengzhou, China

Chengdu Huarong Chemical Co., Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Newhope Chemicals Investment Co., Ltd. It produces potassium hydroxide, PVC resin, and trichlorosilane products. The sales volume of high-quality flake potassium hydroxide in 2019 ranks second in China. It offers white flake that is used in the production of potassium carbonate including KHCO3, potassium soaps, detergents, cosmetics, potassium hydrogen phosphate, potassium permanganate, medical intermediate, liquid fertilizers, synthetic rubber, ABS resins, natural rubber emulsions, paper agents, fermentations, cresol, biofuel, and alkaline batteries.

Inovyn (Ineos)

Establishment: 2000
Headquarter: Runcorn, United Kingdom

INOVYN ChlorVinyls Limited was formerly known as INEOS ChlorVinyls Limited and changed its name to INOVYN ChlorVinyls Limited in June 2015. INOVYN ChlorVinyls Limited operates as a subsidiary of INEOS AG as of July 7, 2016. It manufactures and distributes chemicals to serve its customers in the United Kingdom and internationally. It also offers general purpose vinyl, specialty vinyl, chlorine, caustic soda, caustic potash, chloromethane, epichlorohydrin, allyl chloride, chlorinated paraffin, organic chlorine derivative, and chlor alkali chemicals. The company provides its products for various applications in automotive, building and construction, paint and adhesive, healthcare and medical, personal care, pulp and paper, textile, and water treatment sectors. Moreover, it has manufacturing sites in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Potasse et Produits Chimiques SAS (PPC)

Establishment: 1808
Headquarter: Thann, France

Potasse et Produits Chimiques SAS was formerly known as Albemarle PPC S.A.S. and changed its name to Potasse et Produits Chimiques SAS in August 2006. The company operates as a subsidiary of WeylChem Frankfurt GmbH. It manufactures and supplies potassium and chlorine chemicals. The company also provides potassium and chlorine derivatives, hydrobromic acid, mineral bromides, and organic bromides; and gaseous and liquid chlorine, and chlorine derivates, such as synthetic hydrochloric acid and bleach. It serves polymers, pharmacy, agrochemicals, biotechnology, electronics, detergents, glass, and photography industry sectors worldwide.

Altair Chimica S.p.A (Italy)

Establishment: 2000
Headquarter: Runcorn, United Kingdom

Altair Chimica SpA manufactures and distributes chemical products. The company produces caustic potash, potassium carbonate, sodium hypochlorite, trimethyl borate, and other chemical products. Moreover, Altair Chimica products are certified to be the best option available today on the European market regarding the maximum level of chlorates (<5ppm) allowed in potassium hydroxide for food production and, especially for infants & baby nutrition.

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