The Calcium Chloride Powder Anhydrous Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 159.25 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.7% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Calcium chloride powder anhydrous is a white, odorless inorganic salt that melts at a temperature around 772°C. It is hygroscopic in nature and readily absorbs moisture from atmosphere. It is commonly used as a desiccant, dust suppressant, thawing agent, and industrial processed. Due to its hygroscopic property, it is widely employed as de-icing agent on roads and airport runways to melt ice and prevent refreezing by lowering the freezing point of water.
Growing construction industry is expected to drive the demand for calcium chloride powder anhydrous over the forecast period. It is extensively used in concrete industry to accelerate the setting and hardening of cement and concrete. According to International Trade
Administration, the global construction industry market size is projected to grow to $15.5 trillion by 2030, expanding at a CAGR of 3.9%. Another key factor propelling the market growth is rising usage of calcium chloride powder anhydrous as de-icing agent. Calcium chloride is more effective and longer lasting than rock salt for de-icing. It provides better traction and safety on roads and runways during winters. As per estimates by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), US spends over US$ 2.3 billion annually on de-icing activities at airports and highways, of which around 45% is contributed by calcium chloride solutions.
The global Calcium Chloride Powder Anhydrous market is dominated by the de-icing sub-segment. Calcium chloride powder anhydrous finds widespread application as a de-icer across airports, roads and highways. It provides more effective and longer-lasting de-icing compared to conventional rock salt. Calcium chloride has a lower freezing point of -52 °C compared to 0 °C for sodium chloride. This allows it to stay in liquid form for a longer duration even at sub-zero temperatures, preventing re-freezing and refreeze-thaw cycles that can damage roads and infrastructure.
- Political: Stringent regulations regarding de-icing of roads and runways in colder regions are driving the demand for more effective and environment-friendly de-icers like calcium chloride powder anhydrous.
- Economic: Stable economic growth in major developing countries is supporting infrastructure investments in road construction and expansion of airports. This is positively impacting the calcium chloride powder anhydrous market.
- Social: Rising safety concerns regarding slippage and accidents on icy roads and runways are favoring replacements of conventional sodium chloride with calcium chloride for de-icing.
- Technological: Advances in granulation processes are helping manufacturers optimize the particle size distribution of calcium chloride powder for different applications. This is improving its efficacy as a de-icer.
The global Calcium Chloride Powder Anhydrous market is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 4.7% over the forecast period, due to increasing infrastructure investments in developing countries and stringent regulations mandating effective de-icing. The Asia Pacific region is expected to witness the fastest growth in the calcium chloride powder anhydrous market owing to rising construction activities and expanding airport networks in major countries like China and India.
Regional analysis: The Asia Pacific region dominated the global calcium chloride powder anhydrous market in 2023, accounting for around 35% of the overall shares. Countries such as China, India and Japan are witnessing rapid infrastructure development including expansion of road and highway networks as well as airports. This is driving significant demand for de-icers like calcium chloride in the region.
Key players: Key players operating in the calcium chloride powder anhydrous market are TETRA Technologies inc., Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Zirax LLC., HaloPolymer Trading Inc., Nedmag B.V., Shandong Haihua Group Co. Ltd., Tangshan Sanyou Zhida Calcium Industry Co. Ltd., Juhua Group Corporation, American Elements Corp,. and Shouguang Jinlei Chemical Co. Ltd.