Sodium Metabisulphite has reinforced the performance of wide range of industrial grade application through their extensive utility in food & beverages, water treatment, chemical & pharma, textile industry, pulp & paper etc. Sodium Metabisulphite has pandemic utility when used as industrial grade.
Due to changing lifestyle, major changes in food consumption patterns and eating habits are being noticed across the globe. There has been a significant rise in per capita consumption of packaged food and beverages, which is likelyto have a major impact on the demand for sodium metabisulphite. Sodium Metabisulphite is used as a preservative in dried foods. Sodium Metabisulphite is also used as a softener in dough for making bakery products.Sodium Metabisulphite is a sub category of sulphur derivatives and is gaining popularity owing to the stringent regulations prohibiting the use of sulphur dioxideto reduce harmful emissions. Various grades, such as food grade and industrial grade, of sodium metabisulphite are being manufactured to be used across major end-use industries, such as paper and pulp, textile, water treatment and mining, amongst others.
Based on grade, the sodium Mmetabisulphite market has been segmented into food grade, industrial/technical grade and photo grade. Based on volume, the industrial grade segment held the maximum share of over 90% last year due to their versatile usage in pulp & paper industry as an antichlor and forde-lignification purpose, in textile industry as a bleaching agent for wool and jute, in pharma industry for manufacturing of antioxidant drugs. Strong demand from Asian countries is subjected to the growing textile industry in there region which will propel demand for fabrics like silk, viscose, hemp and other products.The product also has extended application in mining industry as a floating agent and cyanide detoxification. It is also used as an oxygen scavenging agentin steam boilers & drilling water.