Sodium silicate market is classified into two forms, namely, solid sodium silicate and liquid sodium silicate. Solid sodium silicate is the most-widely used form of sodium silicate owing to its extensive use in the construction and fire protection applications because of its easy and low-cost transportation and storage.
By application, the sodium silicate market is classified into precipitated silica, detergents, construction, pulp & paper, water treatment, metal casting, food preservation, and others. Detergents is the largest application of sodium silicate. This is due to the extensive use of sodium silicate as an emulsifying agent, a suspending agent, a buffering agent, and a reserve for alkalinity in the manufacturing of detergents. The increased demand for detergents globally is expected to drive the sodium silicate market.