Asia-Pacific dominates the world nitrogen trifluoride market, with a 67.5% share estimated in the year 2008 due to the concentration of semiconductor industry, the major end-use market for NF3. The region is also expected to post the highest growth with a projected CAGR in nearly 20% over the period of 2011 through 2015. Consumption of nitrogen trifluoride in the European market is expected to rise by over 353 metric tons between the period 2008 to 2012, as stated by the 5a8 recent report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. For the same period, consumption of nitrogen trifluoride in United States is expected to rise by approximately 710 metric tons.
Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) is primarily used in semiconductor and flat panel display industries as a chamber cleaning gas. Semiconductors end-use market represents the largest and the most mature application area for nitrogen trifluoride, accounting for over 45% share estimated in 2008. Demand for nitrogen trifluoride from the LCDs end-use market, is forecast to display robust growth at a projected CAGR of 13.8% over the period 2011-2015 and surpass semiconductor industry demand by 2012.
In response to the rapid growth in the NF3 market, industry participants are expanding their production capacities and are broadening their product mix. Leading global and regional players operating in the industry include Air Products and Chemicals Inc, American Gas Group, Central Glass Co Ltd, Kanto Denka Kogyo, Mitsui Chemicals Inc, Anderson Development Company, Sodiff Advanced Materials Co Ltd and Ulsan Chemical Company Limited.
The report titled “Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3): A Global Strategic Business Report” published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, issues, and challenges. Richly annotated with authoritative, and 832 unbiased commentaries, and hard-to-find statistical facts, the report provides unequivocal views on future potential while throwing light on the prevailing climate in key end-use markets. Latent demand patterns in Semiconductors, and LCDs end-use markets are quantified across major geographic market verticals including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Also provided in the report is an enumeration of recent mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic industry activities.
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