The global sodium fluoride market is estimated to augment at a CAGR of 5.48% increasing from USD587.623 million in 2019 to reach USD809.319 million by the end of 2025.
Sodium Fluoride, NaF is found in the form of a white crystalline powder and is utilized in a variety of applications. By application, the market is categorized into water fluorination, glass manufacturing, insecticide, toothpaste/dental products, and others. The utilization of sodium fluoride as toothpaste additives is fueling the market demand during the forecast period. The use of sodium fluoride as an active ingredient in insecticides and pesticides is further propelling the market demand in the forecast period.
The growing steel industry worldwide is further augmenting the market growth during the forecast period. The presence of companies worldwide offering sodium fluoride either to the domestic market or globally are further raising revenue generation opportunities, creating an opportunity for the market to flourish in the forecast period. With the chemical industry being impacted by the pandemic crisis worldwide, the sodium fluoride market is predicted to be affected in 2020. However, with the recovery, the companies are gaining momentum and are projected to achieve a sustainable market growth post 2020 till the end of 2025. The market, on the basis of distribution channel is segregated as online and offline modes. The offline, at present holds the dominating market share, it is predicted that during the forecast period, the online sales is projected to grow at a rapid pace with high CAGR with the increasing e-commerce retail sales globally. This is further attributed to the rising internet penetration worldwide. As per the ITU statistics, the internet penetration rate worldwide is estimated to increase from 16.8% in 2005 to 53.6% in 2019.
Geographically, the market is segmented onto five major regions, namely, North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific region is projected to hold a significant market share during the forecast period. Furthermore, the rising number of oral diseases worldwide is creating a market need allowing the introduction of dental products containing sodium fluoride, further providing an opportunity for the market to thrive during the forecast period.
The soaring global steel industry is contributing to increasing the growth of the global sodium fluoride market over the forecast period 2020-2025.
The chemical, sodium fluoride is utilized in the form of flux during the manufacturing of steel in order to lower the melting temperature. Hence, resulting in the production of a more uniform block of steel. With the growing steel production globally, the market is projected to rise in the forecast period with rise in demand. According to the World Steel Association estimates, the global crude steel production in August 2019 was reported to be 156 million tonnes, it is recorded to be 3.4% growth in comparison to the previous year. The market is further predicted to grow in the forecast period with the growing demand for steel in the varied construction projects. As per the OECD predictions for Q2 2019, the United States from the North American region, the monthly steel consumption indicator rose by 3.7% from between the time period, January to August 2018 on a y-o-y basis. The steel market growth is attributed to the housing and non-residential construction. Also, the light vehicle production in the United States is expected to rise at a modest rate. The manufacturing sector in Mexico is continuing to show a steady steel demand, further fueling the market growth in the forecast period.
On the other hand, the steel demand in the Asia regions also showed significant growth in 2018. For example, as per the OECD information, the China monthly consumption indicator accounted to hold close to 46% of the total global steel demand. This has further shown to register a year-on-year growth of 7.7% during the first 3 months of 2018. The steel demand in China is strengthened due to the increase in investments for the manufacturing and real estate sector. Additionally, the rise in the exports of the electrical machinery also contributed to the rising steel demand in the country. Hence, with the growing urbanization, especially, the developing regions of the world, the steel demand for use in the construction industry will continue to proliferate, further propagating the market growth in the forecast period. However, during the pandemic crisis, a decrease in the global steel production was observed. As per the World Steel Association, the global crude steel production comprising 64 countries declined by 2.5% to 152 million tonnes in July 2020 compared to the previous year.
The prevalence of oral diseases is providing an opportunity for bolstering the market growth during the forecast period.
As per the World Health Organization 2020 information, it is predicted that oral diseases affect close to 3.5 billion individuals worldwide. It is further predicted that tooth decay or untreated dental carries in adults is among the most common health conditions. Additionally, tooth decay affects over 530 million children with milk teeth. This is further attributed to the surging urbanization and evolving lifestyle of people giving rise to the prevalence of oral diseases, specifically, in the lower and middle-income countries. The growing prevalence among these groups is further related to the poor access to oral healthcare services, therefore, creating a market demand in these regions. The consumption of food products that are high in sugar content and excessive intake of tobacco and alcohol are further contributing to oral diseases. In addition, inadequate exposure to fluoride is also one of the factors leading to dental caries. In order to prevent tooth decays, efforts such as community water fluoridation programs, where a required amount of fluoride is added for preventing and controlling dental caries is further contributing to augmenting the market growth in the forecast period. Also, there is an availability of topical and systemic fluorides. The topical fluorides promote teeth strengthening, further making them resistant to decay. Commonly utilized products as topical fluorides for self-application include toothpaste, mouth rinses, varnishes, and dental gels. The professionally applied topical fluorides consists of high-strength gels, foams, and rinses.
The use of sodium fluoride in the form of fluoride supplement will further burgeon the market growth with the rising trend of consuming supplements. Fluoride supplements can be prescribed to children that are aged between 6 months to 16 years of age and are at high risk for tooth decay. Additionally, it is recommended where the primary drinking water contains an inadequate amount of fluoride concentration, further fueling the market growth in the forecast period.
Companies offering sodium fluoride products to customers worldwide are fueling the market growth in the forecast period.
Quality Chemicals, a European manufacturing company deals in the manufacturing of high-purity salts. The company is a chemical science company that provide raw materials to all sorts of end-use industries. These include pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, veterinary, personal care, oral care, and many more. The company’s sodium fluoride product variants include, sodium fluoride GMP PH, sodium fluoride GMP QP, sodium fluoride PA, sodium fluoride PE, sodium fluoride PRS, sodium fluoride QP, and sodium fluoride RA.
Crystran Ltd., based in the United Kingdom is a small-sized manufacturing company. It deals in the fabrication of components from IR and UV materials that include crystal or innovative glasses utilized for transmission properties. The company offers sodium fluoride as one of the optical materials having the lowest refractive index making it a material of interest as a Cerenkov radiator in particle physics research.
Prayon, global chemical company, based in Engis, Walloon Region, Belgium utilizes sustainable technologies for providing quality products and services for satiating the market demands. The company develops a range of inorganic fluorides that include sodium fluoride, sodium fluosilicate, and potassium fluosilicate. The company further boasts of having an overall capacity of more than 30,000 tonnes and is the pioneer in the European region for these products. The sodium fluoride produced by the company is applicable for water treatment, fluoride supplements in dental products, and treatment of vitreous glazes among others.
The Colgate-Palmolive company offers a product by the name PreviDent® 5000 Sensitive (Rx only) toothpaste. This consists of 1.1% sodium fluoride and 5% potassium nitrate for the prevention of caries. The product characteristics include liquid gel formula, mild mint flavor. The product benefits include enabling of faster fluoride dispersion compared to paste-form Rx toothpaste, provides therapeutic prevention of decay for exposed root surfaces, and have a lower abrasion level.
The 3M company also offers sodium fluoride products. These include 3M™ Vanish™ containing 5% sodium fluoride white varnish along with tri-calcium phosphate. The product is an optimized clear varnish having an extended release of fluoride, calcium, and phosphate for up to 24 hours. The product formulation is designed for staying in contact with teeth for a longer period of time. Thus, providing an effective and advanced protection, further depositing strong acid resistant mineral on the surface of teeth. Other product includes 3M™ Clinpro™ 5000 consisting of sodium fluoride anti-cavity toothpaste. The product assists in offering prevention against caries, helps in the strengthening of enamel, also reverses white spot lesions as well. The product is available in vanilla mint, spearmint, and bubble gum flavours.
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