The demand for sodium methylate as a catalyst in applications, like edible oil processing, grease, and synthetic detergents has encouraged growth. Similarly, developing the adoption of the chemical in the pharmaceutical industry to produce vitamins, Sulfadoxine, Sulfadiazine, Trimethoprim, etc. is also pushing the growth of the market. The demand for biodiesel supported by positive government initiatives in many countries is expected to shoot the market growth in the future.
Sodium methylate is prepared using methanol. It is commercially existing in two forms, such as solid and liquid. The solid form is pure sodium methylate and is mainly used in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. The liquid form is used in the production of biodiesel, where it is used as a catalyst.