Antimony trioxide is an organic chemical compound that occurs naturally in the form of senarmontite and valentinite minerals. Antimony trioxide is one of the best-known commercial antimony compounds. Antimony trioxide is amphoteric in nature and soluble in acids.
In general, the manufacturing process of antimony trioxide occurs in two steps: In the first step, antimony trisulfide reacts with ferrous chloride to form antimony trichloride, which is then hydrolyzed to produce Antimony Trioxide.
Antimony trioxide is mainly used as a flame retardant in various industries, such as in plastics and polymers, especially for wires and cables, textiles, paper, and coatings. Antimony trioxide is also used as a depressant in the processing of glass, enamel, and ceramics.
Antimony trioxide is also used as a catalyst in the vulcanization of rubber and the manufacture of terephthalate polyethylene. Antimony trioxide is also found in some specialty pigments. Antimony trioxide is also used as a flocculant in the manufacture of titanium dioxide.
Antimony trioxide does not act directly as a flame retardant but is used as a synergist to enhance the activity of halogenated flame retardants. Antimony trioxide is used. Antimony trioxide is suspected of being carcinogenic in the human body.
Antimony Trioxide Market: Segmentation
The global antimony trioxide market can be segmented based on quality, application, and end-use.
The global antimony trioxide market is segmented based on quality:
- Low Purity Grade (<99%)
- High Purity Grade (≥99%)
The global antimony trioxide market is segmented by application:
- Flame retardant
- Pacifying agent
The global antimony trioxide market is segmented by its end-use:
- Plastics & Polymers
- Glass & Ceramics
- Paper industry
Antimony Trioxide Market – Major Players
Examples of some of the market players operating in the global Antimony Trioxide Market are:
AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group, Productos Esebe S.I, Hunan Province Anhua Huayu Antimony Industry Co., Ltd., YoungSun Chemicals Corp., United Mineral & Chemical Corp., Huachang Antimony Industry, ChemicoChemicals Pvt. Ltd., Niknam Chemicals Private Limited, Spirochem LifesciencesPrivate Limited, Samuh Laxmi Chemicals (Bom) P. Ltd. y Nihon Seiko Co., Ltd. among others.