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Caustic Soda in the US - Procurement Research Report

Caustic Soda Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of caustic soda. Caustic soda, also known as sodium hydroxide or lye, is used as a chemical base for various manufacturing and cleaning applications in a variety of industries. Caustic soda is commonly available as a solid that is soluble in water, ethanol and methanol; it is a primary component in paper, textiles and cleaning products. Top buyers include detergent, soap and chemical manufacturers. This report excludes detergents and other cleaning chemicals.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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