Bleaching Powder is an oxidizing agent and the activity is measured in terms of available chlorine, which is the same weight as that of gaseous or liquid chlorine that would exert the same action as the chlorine compound. Bleaching powder is used to whiting or removing the natural color of textile fibers, yarns, wood pulp, paper and other products by chemical reaction and also is an additive in the scouring powder preparation as germicide.
The global bleaching powder market was valued at around US$ 5 Bn in 2016 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of more than 3% from 2018 to 2026. Expansion in the global bleaching powder market is driven by the rise in demand for fresh water and increase in demand for bleaching powder in pulp & paper applications. This facilitates the development of new technologies and ensures a high quality product.
Few Indian major players are as under
· Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Ltd.
· Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
· Daikaffil Chemicals India Ltd.
· Gacl-Nalco Alkalies & Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
· Lords Chemicals Ltd.
· Lords Chloro Alkali Ltd.