The global Nitrogen Trifluoride market is expected to grow from USD 1.7 billion in 2016 to USD 2.4 billion by the end of 2028, at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period (2016-2028). The growth will be driven by factors such as increasing demand for semiconductors and flat panel displays, especially in the Asia Pacific region; high usage rates in solar cell manufacturing and electron microscopy equipment; the growing number of research & development investments on NF3 technology; rising adoption rate due to its non-toxic properties that make it suitable for use in healthcare industry applications; expanding application scope of NF3 products across various industries including electronics, chemical processing, industrial gas production, and semiconductor manufacturing.
Nitrogen trifluoride (NF) is a colorless, odorless, and non-irritant gas. It has the highest known thermal conductivity of any gas in its class. NF comes with high chemical stability; when it is mixed with other chemicals or substances, they do not react together to produce toxic gases such as sulfur dioxide (SO), nitric oxide (NO), or nitrogen oxides (N). This property makes it highly suitable for use in various industries including electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, healthcare industry applications, and chemical processing. In addition to this versatility, NF also possesses low toxicity levels that make it easier to work around without protective gear, unlike many other hazardous materials.
On the basis of type, the global Nitrogen Trifluoride market is segmented into Chemical Synthesis, Electrolyzing Synthesis.
Chemical synthesis is the process by which NF is created from its constituent chemical elements. For example, when fluorine gas and nitrogen are combined in a high-pressure reaction vessel, a white liquid material called gaseous difluoride (DF) emerges that can be cooled to form an amorphous solid known as nitric acid fluoride (NF).
This type of production method has been used since it was first developed for industrial use during World War II. The most prevalent commercial application of this technique is creating large quantities of DDT pesticide with the combination of chlorine and carbon dioxide gases. But due to environmental concerns about DDF being emitted into the atmosphere when these reactions take place; some manufacturers have turned to electrolyzing synthesis to create the chemical.
As the name suggests, NF is synthesized through the electrolysis of liquid air. In a process called liquefaction, atmospheric nitrogen is converted into its gaseous form which then undergoes electrochemical reduction to produce pure NF with 99% purity levels. This process has been adopted in many industries including semiconductor manufacturing facilities and chemical processing units as it reduces production costs by up to 50%.
Electrolyzing synthesis involves four key steps: Liquefaction- The atmospheric Nitrogen gas (N) collected from the atmosphere or generated mechanically using pressure swing adsorption are condensed at low temperature (-40C). The resulting Nitrogen Vapor (N) is passed over the surface of an inert solid such as copper electrode coated on nickel foil. This is done in a vacuum to avoid contact between nitrogen and oxygen.
Electrolysis- The copper electrode coated on nickel foil are then connected with platinum electrodes immersed in an electrolytic bath of molten lithium or calcium chloride solution. A controlled electric current (110 volts) flows through this cell for about 24 hours which decomposes Nitrogen gas into NF and hydrogen gas(H).
Reflectance Cell- In order to produce 99% pure NF, the Hydrogen gas from the previous step must also be removed as it might react with fluorine molecules released by reacting liquid HF resulting in HF due to its high purity level. Hence, a stainless steel vessel containing mercury vapor at low pressure acts as a reflector allowing only the light generated by the fluorinated gas(NF) to be reflected out of the cell.
The vessel is placed in a vacuum chamber and cooled with liquid nitrogen or air to reduce mercury vapor pressure from atmospheric level (760 torrs). Low-pressure mercury vapor lamps are used as a source for illumination of this process. The gaseous NF, now containing 99+% purity along with hydrogen fluoride mist due to its low boiling point (13.801), leaves through an outlet tube at 15°C above ambient temperature into a long condenser which absorbs heat from it while transferring it outside into the atmosphere.
On the basis of application, the global Nitrogen Trifluoride market is segmented into the semiconductor industry, flat panel display, and solar cells.
In the semiconductor industry, nitrogen trifluoride is used as a coolant and electrical insulator in advanced electronics such as high-powered vacuum tubes (HVPTs). Compared to other gas coolants like argon or helium, it has higher electron mobility which allows electrons to travel more quickly across these devices. Nitrogen trifluoride also helps maintain stability in chemical reactions by acting as an inert buffer for reactive chemicals.
Nitrogen trifluoride is used in flat panel display manufacturing to etch the silicon wafer with a pattern and for removing photoresist from the surface. In a flat panel display, the nitric oxide is vaporized by an electric discharge to produce light. The high power density required for this process means that commercial applications of Nitrogen Trifluoride NF-32 are limited.
The chemical properties of NF-Fluoride (NF) make it an attractive gas for use in solar cells. The majority of commercially used photovoltaic materials are semiconductors and, as such, they operate better when exposed to light at the edge of the visible spectrum that is rich in ultraviolet radiation. For example, many common PV technologies including copper indium gallium selenides (CIGS), cadmium telluride quantum dots (QD) absorb a lot more near-UV than infrared or red/green wavelengths which means that electrons can be excited by UV photons much easier than other colors. This is all about carrier multiplication because if you have enough carriers around then with one photon you'll get two electrons
On the basis of region, the global Nitrogen Trifluoride market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.
North America is expected to dominate in terms of production and consumption. The Chemical Synthesis segment accounted for the largest share owing to increased need from PV manufacturers due to its resistance towards corrosion at high temperatures during the manufacturing process. The use of TNF as a chemical intermediate was also rising because it can be used in catalytic conversion reactions such as hydrofluoric acid which are widely used in industry.
Latin American countries are also projected to have moderate progress, while European, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa regions are anticipated to show modest growth during the forecast period.
-Rising demand for semiconductor and flat panel display products.
-Growing need to replace traditional silicon-based solar cells with thin-film, cost-effective ones which are mainly due to its low installation costs.
-Increasing requirements from various industries in order to produce high-quality optical lenses that can be used in a variety of applications including military use.
Up Market Research published a new report titled “Nitrogen Trifluoride NF3 Market research report which is segmented by Types (Chemical Synthesis, Electrolyzing Synthesis), By Applications (Semiconductor, Flat Panel, Solar Cells), By Players/Companies Air Products, America Gas, Central Glass, Kanto, Mitsui Chemical, Anderson, SK Materials, Shandong FeiYuan technology, Liming Research Institute of Chemical Industry, Hyosung”. As per the study the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% in the forecast period.
|Report Attributes||Report Details|
|Report Title||Nitrogen Trifluoride NF3 Market Research Report|
|By Type||Chemical Synthesis, Electrolyzing Synthesis|
|By Application||Semiconductor, Flat Panel, Solar Cells|
|By Companies||Air Products, America Gas, Central Glass, Kanto, Mitsui Chemical, Anderson, SK Materials, Shandong FeiYuan technology, Liming Research Institute of Chemical Industry, Hyosung|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA|
|Historical Year||2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)|
|Number of Pages||231|
|Number of Tables & Figures||162|
|Customization Available||Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.|
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The market is segmented by Type Chemical Synthesis, Electrolyzing Synthesis and By Application Semiconductor, Flat Panel, Solar Cells.
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Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.
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