Dicyandiamide is a strongly alkaline and water-soluble white crystalline compound with the scientific name of cyanoguanidine. The chemical is the dimer of cyanamide or cyanoguanidine, which is mainly used in the production of melamine. Dicyandiamde is also used as a curing agent for epoxy resins and laminates for circuit boards, powder coatings and adhesives.
Cyanamide, the amide of normal cyanic acid, is a white crystal that melts at 45° C. It is readily soluble in water, alcohol and diethyl ether. It is prepared commercially by the carbide process from the carbonate derived from limestone or by the desulphurization of thiourea in the presence of catalyst (mercuric oxide).
Dicyandiamide is an intermediate for melamine production and is the basic ingredient of amino plastics and resins. It is used in the production of a wide range of organic chemicals including slow and continuous nitrogen release fertilizers, fireproofing agents, epoxy laminates for circuit boards, powder coatings and adhesives, water treatment chemicals, dye fixing, leather and rubber chemicals, explosives and pharmaceuticals. It is extensively used as an excellent additive for plastic packages for food stuff and intermediates of pharmaceuticals.
Dicyanamide, also known as dicyanamine, is an anion having the formula C2N–3. It contains two cyanide groups bound to a central nitrogen anion. The chemical is formed by decomposition of 2-cyanoguanidine. It is used extensively as a counterion of organic and inorganic salts, and also as a reactant for the synthesis of various covalent organic structures.
Dicyandiamide Market size should observe lucrative CAGR from 2019 to 2025 in the coming years due to developments in the water treatment industry. Dicyandiamide or cyanoguanidine is a free-flowing white colored versatile chemical with diverse applications. Extensive use of the product in wastewater treatment plants as a decoloring agent or flocculating agent will drive the market in coming years. Growth in wastewater treatment industry in the European countries will have significant impact on the dicyandiamide market.
Few Indian Major Players
o Helm India Pvt. Ltd.
o Lok Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
o Prakash Chemicals Agencies Pvt. Ltd.
o Sanjay Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd.
o Unicare Pharma Ltd.