Tin chloride is also known as stannous chloride and is a white crystalline solid. Tin chloride forms a stable dehydrate however, aqueous solutions tend to undergo hydrolysis particularly if hot. Tin chloride is commonly used as a reducing agent in acid solution and in electrolytic baths for tin-plating. Tin chloride is used for metallic surfaces or glass and plastic as a sensitizing agent in preparing glass and plastic for metalizing such as mirrors, electronic components on a plastic base and metalized glazing. The growing demand from electronic component applications and other industrial applications is expected to drive the global tin chloride market in the years to come. Tin chloride is soluble in water in less than its own weight of water however; it forms an insoluble basic salt with excess water. Furthermore tin chloride is soluble in ethanol.
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Tin Chloride is primarily used for applications such as electronic component, metalized glazing and food industries for tin packed food. A broad range of tin chloride find use in several applications including antioxidant in some bottled canned vegetables, tin electroplating baths, polymers, corrosion inhibitor, thermoplastic elastomers, reducing agent for drilling, tanning agent, used as intermediate catalyst in making of pharmaceutical industry, catalyst in petrochemical refining, used in resins, art glass coloring, and along with other application. The typical advantages of tin chloride are strong reducing agent and cost effectiveness. Owing to all such benefits, tin chloride is growingly used in end-user industries such as electronic industries, food industries and mirror industries across the globe.
Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing market for tin chloride in the next six years. The main reason for this is the growing demand for tin chloride market from developing countries such as China and India. Moreover, the countries in the geographies such as Africa, South America and the Middle East are showing rapid economic and industrial growth since the last few years. Furthermore, the U.S. and European nations are gradually recovering from the economic depression. All such factors are eventually creating a positive prospect for the global industrial scenario. Considering this prospect, food and electronic related industries are anticipated to record an incredible growth in the coming years. There is a tremendous market potential for the mirror, food and electronic industry, especially the canned food in the countries such as U.S, Europe, China, India and Brazil. Rising population of the countries coupled with the increasing disposable income and growing purchase parity of the consumers is driving the tin chloride market in these countries. Due to this, the demand for tin chloride in the electronic, food and glazing industry is anticipated to grow at an outstanding rate in the next few years. The key companies operating in the tin chloride market are largely focusing on these growing economies for tapping their enormous market potential. The major players in the tin chloride market are installing robust manufacturing facilities in these developing countries to fulfill the rapidly rising local demand. Therefore, the global tin chloride market is expected to experience a significant growth in the future.
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Some of the major companies operating in the global tin chloride market are Shanghai NANWEI Chemicals, Showa America, Guangdong Guanghua Sci-Tech Co., Ltd (JHD), Mason Corporation, The European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG), Yunnan Tin Group, Showa Kako Corporation, Liuzhou China Tin Group Co., Ltd., and ACIMA Specialty Chemicals.