Analysis of Current Situation of Sodium Sulfite Market in China
Sodium sulfite is a common sulfite, and it is mainly used in the industry to prepare cellulose sulfite, sodium thiosulfate, organic chemicals, bleached fabrics, etc., and also used as reducing agent, preservative, chlorine remover and the like. As an important chemical material, it has a wide application market space in our country.
Champ Consulting chemical industry analyst pointed out: China's overall development trend of sodium sulphite is good. Sodium sulphite is widely used in the market, and there are many manufacturers, and the output is also very large. Recently, the sodium sulfite market has been operating stably with stable prices. Relevant data show that the mainstream price of industrial sodium metabisulfite is between 1700-1750 yuan/ton.
Sodium sulfite is widely used for the microanalysis of rhodium and ruthenium, the preparation of developer, and also as a reducing agent; for manmade fiber stabilizers, fabric bleaches, photographic developers, bleaching and deoxidizing agents, perfumes, and dyes. Agents, papermaking lignin removal agents, etc.; can also be used as general analytical reagents and light-sensitive resistance materials and reducing bleaches. In addition, it can also be used in the scouring of various kinds of cotton fabrics, which can prevent the local oxidation of the cotton fabric fibers and affect the fiber strength, and improve the whiteness of the scouring products. It is used as a reducing agent in the food industry as a bleaching agent, preservative, loosening agent, and antioxidant, as well as in pharmaceutical synthesis and in the production of dehydrated vegetables. However, sodium sulfite also has a certain degree of damage, it has obvious irritative effects on the skin and mucous membranes, which can cause conjunctiva and bronchitis symptoms. People with allergies or asthma are very sensitive to this.
Recently, the domestic sodium sulphite market has been steadily traded, and corporate quotes remain unchanged. Affected by fluctuations in the price of raw soda ash, some companies intend to increase, but taking into account the degree of downstream acceptance, the temporary price stability. The downstream needs only, and as the weather turns hot, the downstream operating rate will drop, and the amount of sodium metabisulfite will decrease. It is expected that the recent trend of the sodium sulfite market will be dominated by fluctuations, and the market will be more bearish.
It is expected that the domestic sodium sulfite market will continue its steady development trend in 2014. Due to the large number of small and medium-sized enterprises and the pressure of market competition, although raw material costs have increased, in order to ensure shipments, companies do not dare to adjust prices swiftly, so prices will not fluctuate too much.