Sulfur Hexafluoride Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2030

Sulfur Hexafluoride Market Information: By Grade (Standard Grade, Electronics Grade, Ultra-High Purity Grade), By Application (Power & Energy, Electronics, Medical, Metal Manufacturing, Window Insulation, Others) - Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/6998-HCR | December 2022 | Region: Global | 100 Pages         

Sulfur Hexafluoride Market

The global sulfur hexafluoride market size is anticipated to reach USD 309.9 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 6.0% over the forecast period


By Grade Standard Grade Electronics Grade Ultra-High Purity Grade
By Application Power & Energy Electronics Medical Metal Manufacturing Window Insulation Others

Key Players

  • Solvay (Belgium)
  • The Linde Group (Ireland)
  • SHOWA DENKO K.K. (Japan)
  • Concorde Specialty Gases
  • Air Products and Chemicals
  • Advanced Specialty Gases (US)
  • Matheson Tri-Gas
  • Praxair Technology
  • Electronic Fluorocarbons
  • Bengal Gases (India)
  • Ajay Air Products Pvt. Ltd (India)


  • Increasing utilization of sulfur hexafluoride in medical surgeries
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Sulfur Hexafluoride Market Overview

The Sulfur Hexafluoride Market size is estimated to grow by 6.1% for the forecast period. Sulfur hexafluoride is a colourless chemical used for a wide range of purposes. Also, it is non-flammable. There is an inorganic greenhouse gas with this potential chemical. The excellent electrical insulator properties of the chemical make it suitable for many applications. The octahedral geometry of sulfur hexafluoride in fluorine particles has high usage. It is available in compressed liquefied gas form. There are different grades of Sulfur Hexafluoride available in the market. The pure grade of the chemical has massive demand among the end-users. 

This component is manufactured on large scale by many industries. Through direct fluorination of superior quality sulfur, large scale production is carried. Shipment of the hexafluoride is possible in tube trucks and cylinders through vapour pressure. It has excellent dielectric properties and outstanding electric insulating features. Due to these features, widespread use of plenty of electrical applications is possible. The applications are high-voltage circuit breakers and transformers.

Furthermore, many gas-insulated power substations are installed with sulfur gases. Another use of the sulfur hexafluoride six is in microwave antennas, transmission lines, voltage switchgear, radar equipment, accelerators and generators. There are many Non-electrical uses sulfur hexafluoride six. The use of the sulfur hexafluoride six in monitoring devices and ultrasound technologies are some of the popular applications of the products. All these trends will increase the overall sulfur hexafluoride market value. 

Covid analysis 

The COVID-19 has a damaging impact on the sulfur hexafluoride industry. Due to drastic, declining power demand has affected the market. To limit the spread of coronavirus, governments all over the world are reducing commercial activities. Because of the current situation caused by COVID-19, individuals are staying at home and choosing to work from home. As a result, home loan demand has increased significantly.

Commercial and industrial demand is also facing a downfall. The energy market is currently revenue losses due to low supply. These factors are expected to affect demand for sulfur hexafluoride in the next few years. However, post covid 19, the market looks positive. The demand for the product is expected to increase in the upcoming years. All these development will create high growth opportunities. 

Market dynamics 

  • Crucial market drivers 

The demand from the electronics and electrical industry is a crucial demand driver of the market. The developing nations have a high electricity demand. Also, growing economic developments is leading to more need for electricity in residential and commercial spaces. Sustainable energy is a key need in any developing economy. The use of semiconductors and the electronics market is leading to high growth.

Sulfur hexafluoride is a high insulating chemical that can reduce energy consumption. Energy efficiency is high due to the adoption of this chemical. The electrical facilities and semiconductors have high usage of this product. All these trends will impact the revenue rates of the market positively. Further, Sulfur hexafluoride usage is growing in the medical sector. There are plenty of uses of this chemical or gas in the health industry.

In recent years, the demand for medical treatments is massive. The outbreak of covid 19 is creating plenty of pressure in the medical market. However, this rising need for good treatment is affecting the market. The use of Sulfur hexafluoride in various medical surges has led to high market expansion. Penetration of the Sulfur hexafluoride product will be high due to increasing adoption. 

  • The market growth opportunities 

Expansion of the Sulfur hexafluoride applications is high. The increased application of the product in the electronics industry will create high growth opportunities. Dielectric mediums in switchgear, circuit breakers, and capacitors are products that are using sulfur hexafluoride's use in electronics. Various electronics products are increasing the use of this product in upcoming years. It will create high growth opportunities in the market. 

Sulfur hexafluoride is a suitable dielectric medium for circuit breakers. It can operate in a voltage range of 33 kV to 800 kV that making it a perfect choice. Sulfur hexafluoride can be used to make a wide range of appliances with different operating conditions and ranges. These properties of the product increase applications and supply in upcoming years. 

Electricity demand is gradually rising in emerging countries as a result of their economic progress and rising living standards. Also, rising demand for mobile phones, televisions, and other household equipment are impacting the market. The use of the product in the consumer electronics market will create high profitability. 

The adoption of high-voltage direct current transmission in some developing countries may raise demand for sulfur hexafluoride. The high tech application of sulfur hexafluoride will create exceptional supply and revenue for the market. 

  • The market restraints 

The high cost of sulfur hexafluoride is a restraining factor of the market. It is an expansive chemical or gas that can be used in high-end applications. The high cost of sulfur hexafluoride can decline the demand from some end users. There are low-cost alternatives for the chemical that is more proffered.

The usage, storage and processing of the sulfur hexafluoride has a high cost. The revenue rate of the market is reducing due to these reasons. The key players are taking cost-reducing initiatives in the market. However, storing and pressuring procedures of the market creates high costs. All these factors increase the final product rate. These restraints can hinder the adoption rate of the market. 

  • The market challenges 

Sulfur hexafluoride is a powerful gas with unique features. The usage of this product in various electronics, automotive and medical applications are surging. It is 200000 times Powerful than gasses such as CO2.

 It use of gas can lead to global warming. The adverse impact of the product on the environment is a challenging factor of the market. Using the product in high concentration can affect both humans and the environment. Due to the high harm of sulfur hexafluoride, the demand rate can decrease. All these challenges can hinder the growth of this market. 

  • Cumulative growth analysis 

The Sulfur Hexafluoride Market growth is positive in the forecast period. There are plenty of factors that contribute to the growth of this market. The pure grade sulfur hexafluoride segment will have high shares. The need for the pure grade of the product is surging medical and electronic sectors.

This will lead to the expansion of the market. Also, crucial drivers such as demand from the electronics and semiconductors market will positively impact the market. The restraining factors are high cost and environmental harm in the market. However, growth opportunities and growing applications will boost revenue. 

  • Value chain analysis 

The Asia pacific region has the highest sulfur hexafluoride market share. There is high penetration of this gas in the Asia Pacific region. Increased demand for electricity in the Asia-Pacific is a demand driving factor. There increase in electronic capacity and the installation of new power plants in this market. 

The global coal-fired power plants have decreased in recent years in Asia pacific. Still, the region has led to the construction of new coal-fired power plants. India has the world third-largest power generation capacity. In India, the electrical sector is rapidly expanding. The market for sulfur hexafluoride in the region is rising by electronic capacity increases and planned projects.

China is the world's largest electronics manufacturing base. Smartphones, wires, and cables LED and other electronic devices have rising demand in the electronics industry. The country has a higher use of the product. All these factors will make Asia pacific the leading nation with high demand. 

Segment overview 

Product Type

  • Electronic/Technical Grade

  • Ultra-high Purity Grade


  • Medical

  • Power & Energy

  • Electronics

  • Metal Manufacturing

  • Other Applications

By region 

  • North America

  • The U.S.

  • Canada

  • Mexico

  • Asia pacific 

  • China 

  • India 

  • Japan 

  • Europe

  • UK

  • Germany

  • France

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe

Regional analysis 

The regional Sulfur Hexafluoride market is fragmented into Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. The Asia Pacific is the leading market with a high number of shares. The demand from various user ends is surging in the market. There is wide scope for the product in the Asia-Pacific mart due to the growing power plants and investments.

 Low labour cost in the market is another factor that increases the production of sulfur. North America is the second-largest market with high demand for the product. Electronics market gas high demand for the sulfur. Also, Europe is the next largest region with high scope for the sulfur market. The medical industry has high adoption of the product. The entire global player will contribute to high revue rates. 

The key players in the Sulfur Hexafluoride market are 

  1. Solvay (Belgium)

  2. SHOWA DENKO K.K. (Japan)

  3. Concorde Specialty Gases, Inc (US)

  4. The Linde Group (Ireland

  5. Advanced Specialty Gases (US)

  6. Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc (US)

  7. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc (US)

  8. Electronic Fluorocarbons, LLC (US)

  9. Praxair Technology, Inc (US)

  10. Bengal Gases (India)

  11. Ajay Air Products Pvt. Ltd (India)


Recent developments 

  1. Latin America is an emerging market that will boost its growth for the Sulfur Hexafluoride marketby strengthening its product portfolio. 

Report overview 

  1. Market overview highlights 

  2. Analysis based upon COVID 19

  3. Explanation upon the Market Dynamics

  4. Value chain analysis

  5. Market segmentation overview

  6. The regional analysis

  7. Competitive landscape analysis

  8. Recent Developments

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030 : Significant Value
  CAGR   6.1% (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Grade, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Solvay (Belgium), The Linde Group (Ireland), SHOWA DENKO K.K. (Japan), Concorde Specialty Gases, Inc (US), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc (US), Advanced Specialty Gases (US), Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc (US), Praxair Technology, Inc (US), Electronic Fluorocarbons, LLC (US), Bengal Gases (India), PURITYPLUS SPECIALTY GASES (US), Ajay Air Products Pvt. Ltd (India)
  Key Market Opportunities   The developing nations especially are witnessing an increase in the demand for electricity due to the growing economic development and standard of living.
  Key Market Drivers

  • Growing electricals & electronics industry in the developing nations.\r\n
  • Increasing utilization of sulfur hexafluoride in medical surgeries

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    sulfur hexafluoride market was valued at USD 251 million in 2018.

    The market is expected to exhibit a strong 6.1% CAGR over the forecast period from 2019 to 2025.

    Growing demand from electrical applications is the major driver for the sulfur hexafluoride market.

    Asia Pacific dominates the global sulfur hexafluoride market.

    Leading players in the sulfur hexafluoride market include Solvay, Linde, and Showa Denko, among others.