Global Nitrogen Trifluoride: Market Overview
Nitrogen Trifluoride offers the advantages of relative ease of use at ambient conditions and the ability to act as a fluorinating agent. Because of these factors, Nitrogen Trifluoride has gained commercial acceptance in a number of end use applications. The electronics industry uses Nitrogen Trifluoride in plasma and thermal cleaning applications because the gas outperforms other alternatives, it is easier and safer to handle, and it helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.it has other advantages also, such as high etch rates, high selectivity, carbon-free etching, and minimal residual contamination.
Nitrogen Trifluoride is an inorganic compound which is used as an etchant in microelectronics. It is chemically known as NF3. It is a colorless, odorless, nonflammable, and oxidized compressed gas. It is Very toxic by inhalation, slightly soluble in water. Under prolonged exposure to fire or heat the containers may rupture violently and it is also used to make other chemicals and components of rocket fuels. It is 2.5 times heavier than air and will tend to settle in low-lying areas. Nitrogen Trifluoride is a stable chemical. It is safe to transport and store. At high temperatures, nitrogen Trifluoride becomes less stable. It will split into fluorine radicals that react with most materials.
Global Nitrogen Trifluoride: Market Application
Nitrogen Trifluoride has been used in various applications such as: Used for cleaning CVD Chamber or etching vapor deposition layer (film) during the production process of semiconductor, TFT-LCD and solar cell. It boasts of purity level of more than 99.99%. As comparison with other products, NF3 offers customers’ significant reductions in emissions, throughput increases of up to 30%, longer chamber life and faster clean rates. Nitrogen Trifluoride is also used as a fluorine source in high-energy chemical lasers, owing to its ease of use relative to fluorine gas. Nitrogen Trifluoride is also used as an intermediate in the production of specialized chemicals. Nitrogen Trifluoride is available in a variety of grades and at purity levels in excess of 99.999% due to advanced purification techniques developed by Air Products.
Global Nitrogen Trifluoride Market: Growth Influencer
Nitrogen Trifluoride demand is expected to rise over the forecast period due to application in solar cells. With increasing environmental concern and lucrative policies implemented by government for installation of solar power units, there is a drastic increase in solar panel demand. Semiconductor is the principal growth driver of Nitrogen Trifluoride market because of rise in demand for electronic gases in the semiconductor and solar cell industries continues to outpace global GDP growth by more than two times.
Consumer electronics is also driving the Nitrogen Trifluoride market, Semiconductors are indispensable components in consumer electronics products and Nitrogen Trifluoride is used in cleaning of silicon wafers of semiconductors. Growing demand for LCD televisions and other electronic products is expected to fuel the Nitrogen Trifluoride market. Rising disposable income and changing lifestyle in developing countries is driving consumer electronics market.
However, the toxic nature of Nitrogen Trifluoride making it difficult to handle, store and transport, also imposed regulations for handling and storing the gas is constraining the market growth of Nitrogen Trifluoride.
Global Nitrogen Trifluoride: Market Segmentation
The Global Nitrogen Trifluoride market can be segmented into product types, material types, application types.
Nitrogen Trifluoride Market on the basis of product type:
· TON Cylinders
· ISO Containers
· Air check monitors
Nitrogen Trifluoride Market on the basis of Material Type:
· Magnesium steel (Mn steel)
· Chromium- Molybdenum alloy steel (Cr-Mo steel)
Nitrogen Trifluoride Market on the basis of Application Type:
· Solar cells
· Flat panel displays
· Air check products
Global Nitrogen Trifluoride Market Regional Analysis:
The regional analysis includes North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and rest of the world.
Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) Market is expected to reach more than USD 2 billion during the forecasted period. The Global Nitrogen Trifluoride demand is been expected to grow with a CAGR of more than 13% during the forecasted period. One of the major applications of Nitrogen Trifluoride market i.e. flat panel display is also expected to grow with a CAGR of more than 13 % during the forecasted period.
The Global Nitrogen Trifluoride market is dominated by Asia-Pacific region followed by North America and Europe. The growing consumer electronics market and semiconductors industries in Japan, China and South Korea are driving the Nitrogen Trifluoride market in this region. China dominates the Asia-pacific region in Nitrogen Trifluoride market. With growing power demand in China and India due to rapid industrialization and increasing population nuclear power plant is emerging as a power source owing to long term benefits which is enhancing the demand of Nitrogen Trifluoride gas in this market.
There is a steady growth of Nitrogen Trifluoride market in North America region followed by Europe due to stringent rules and regulations by the government.
Demand for Nitrogen Trifluoride in North America is expected to be affected by adoption of Kyoto and GHG protocol. Hence, market in North America is expected to grow at slower pace.
In North America, Nitrogen Trifluoride cylinder valves are also used which are equipped with pressure relief devices consisting of a frangible rupture disc backed by a fusible alloy. This allows the cylinder contents to be released, minimizing the potential for a cylinder failure under fire conditions.
The consumption of Nitrogen Trifluoride was low in Rest of the World as compared to other regions. Nitrogen Trifluoride in the region is gaining demand due to rising consumer electronics industry in the region owing to rising disposable income.
Global Nitrogen Trifluoride Market Major Players:
Some of the major players in the Global Nitrogen Trifluoride Market are as: Huntsman Corporation, Kanto Denka Kogyo, Solvay Chemicals, BASF SE, Central Glass Co. Ltd., The Dow Chemical Company, Eastman Chemical Company, Rhodia Chemicals, Akzo Nobel N.V., Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., American Gas Group, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Anderson Development Company, Ulsan Chemical Company Limited and Ashland among others.
Latest Trends in Nitrogen Trifluoride Market:
Nitrogen Trifluoride is been used to manufacture solar panels. Here it measured emissions from Air Products' factories and six solar panel manufacturing plants around the world. Then, by accounting for the greenhouse gases released per energy output by the U.S. grid, the researchers compared the emissions saved by solar panel operation to emissions generated from their manufacture. This help to measure the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
The reports also covers brief analysis of Geographical Region includes:
· North America
· Western Europe
· Rest of Western Europe
· Eastern Europe
· Rest of Asia
· Pacific Countries
· New Zealand
· The Middle East& Africa
The report on Global Nitrogen Trifluoride Market comprises of extensive primary research along with the detailed analysis of qualitative as well as quantitative aspects by various industry experts, key opinion leaders to gain the deeper insight of the market and industry performance.
This report will provide the clear picture of current market scenario of Nitrogen Trifluoride market globally as well as the country level markets. The report also provides the information about Nitrogen Trifluoride market by various products and materials methods which are used to manufacture and store Nitrogen Trifluoride gas, and its various applications. It will also depict detailed information about companies with their market dynamics involved in manufacturing of Nitrogen Trifluoride.
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