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Sulfur Hexafluoride Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Sulfur Hexafluoride in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

In India, sulfur hexafluoride prices were recorded at an average of 5590 USD/MT in the fourth quarter of 2021. Sulfur hexafluoride has a voltage range of 33 kV to 800 kV, making it an ideal dielectric medium for circuit breakers. It can be used to create a wide range of appliances with varying operating conditions and operating ranges.

India has the world's third-largest power generation capacity. India's electricity sector is rapidly expanding. As of December 2019, the installed capacity stood at 367 GW, with the generation mix consisting of thermal (63%) hydro (12%) nuclear (2%), and renewables (23% ).

The Indian government announced an extremely ambitious plan to double installed capacity over the next decade, primarily through accelerated renewable energy deployment. India installed 9.7 gigatonnes (GW) of power generation capacity between April 2020 and February 2021. India aims to have 225 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022.

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Sulfur hexafluoride is an inorganic compound that is colourless, odourless, non-flammable, and non-toxic. It is a powerful greenhouse gas that also serves as an excellent electrical insulator. Sulfur hexafluoride has an octahedral geometry composed of six fluorine atoms connected to a central sulphur atom. It is a molecule with a high valency. Because it is a nonpolar gas, it is poorly miscible in water but extremely miscible in nonpolar organic solvents.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Sulfur Hexafluoride
Industrial Uses Metal manufacturing, Electronics, Power and Energy
Chemical Formula SF6
Synonyms Sulfur (VI) fluoride, Hexafluorosulfur
Molecular Weight 146.06 g/mol
Supplier Database The DOW Chemical Company, BASF SE, Ciech S.A., Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited, Kemira Chemicals, Inc., Shandong Haihua Group Co., Ltd., INEOS Newton Aycliffe Ltd., Solvay Chemicals
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Production of Sulfur Hexafluoride from Sulfur and Fluorine

This procedure involves the electrolysis of sodium chloride (brine). As a result, three products are produced: hydrogen, chlorine, and sodium hydroxide. The cathode and anode release hydrogen and chlorine, respectively, while the solution contains sodium hydroxide.


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