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Specialty Silicas

Specialty Silicas

Growth in the US specialty silicas market will total 4.7 percent annually through 2019 in value terms. Gains will be fueled by higher loadings and new formulations of precipitated silica in automotive tires, in addition to demand from continued strength in the housing and construction industry.

This report segments the specialty silicas market by product type and market. Data is provided in million pounds and million dollars.

Specialty silica product types include:
Precipitated silica
Fumed silica
Silica gel
Colloidal silica, or silica sol
Fused silica

Of these types, precipitated silica will maintain its spot as the largest product type in the specialty silicas market. In addition, it will be the fastest growing product through 2019, buoyed by its improvement of fuel efficiency and traction in green tires for motor vehicles.

Major markets for precipitated silicas include:
Rubber
Cosmetics & Toiletries
Chemicals
Coatings & Inks
Electrical & Electronic Equipment

Rubber was the leading outlet in 2014. Because of its importance in the tire market, rubber will also show the most rapid growth in demand through 2019. Coatings and inks will see similarly strong growth, where silicas are used in formulations that can reduce the emission of volatile organic compounds.

The US specialty films industry ranges from smaller, privately held firms to divisions of large, multinational conglomerates. The industry has seen few noteworthy acquisitions in recent years, in part due to its fairly concentrated industry structure. Leading suppliers include Air Products and Chemicals, Cabot, Evonik, Grace, Imerys, JM Huber, Pemco, PQ, PPG Industries, and Solvay.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table SPECIALTY SILICA MARKET, 2004-2014
      • Table CHART II-1 SPECIALTY SILICA MARKET, 2004-2014
    • Pricing & Product Mix
      • Table SPECIALTY SILICA PRICING
    • Technology
      • Table CHART II-2 SPECIALTY SILICA FLOW CHART
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
    • World Market Overview
    • Foreign Trade
      • Table SPECIALTY SILICA FOREIGN TRADE
      • Table CHART II-3 SPECIALTY SILICA TRADE FLOW BY PRODUCT, 2014
      • Imports
        • Table CHART II-4 SPECIALTY SILICA IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2014
      • Exports
        • Table CHART II-5 SPECIALTY SILICA EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2014
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-1 SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014: VOLUME & VALUE
    • Precipitated Silica
      • Supply & Demand
        • Table PRECIPITATED SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table PRECIPITATED SILICA MARKETS
        • Table CHART III-2 PRECIPITATED SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Capacity & Producers
        • Table PRECIPITATED SILICA PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Fumed Silica
      • Supply & Demand
        • Table FUMED SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table FUMED SILICA MARKETS
        • Table CHART III-3 FUMED SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Capacity & Producers
        • Table FUMED SILICA PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Silica Gel
      • Supply & Demand
        • Table SILICA GEL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table SILICA GEL MARKETS
        • Table CHART III-4 SILICA GEL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Capacity & Producers
        • Table SILICA GEL PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Silica Sol
      • Supply & Demand
        • Table SILICA SOL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table SILICA SOL MARKETS
        • Table CHART III-5 SILICA SOL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Capacity & Producers
        • Table SILICA SOL PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Fused Silica
      • Supply & Demand
        • Table FUSED SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table FUSED SILICA MARKETS
        • Table CHART III-6 FUSED SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Capacity & Producers
        • Table FUSED SILICA PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2014
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-1 SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014: VOLUME & VALUE
    • Rubber
      • Rubber Outlook
        • Table RUBBER CONSUMPTION
      • Silica Demand
        • Table RUBBER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE
        • Table TIRE RUBBER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS
        • Table NONTIRE RUBBER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS
    • Cosmetics & Toiletries
      • Cosmetic & Toiletry Outlook
        • Table COSMETIC & TOILETRY SHIPMENTS
      • Silica Demand
        • Table COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE
    • Chemicals
      • Chemical Product Outlook
        • Table CHEMICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
      • Silica Demand
        • Table CHEMICAL MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE & APPLICATION
    • Coatings & Inks
      • Coatings & Inks Outlook
        • Table COATINGS & INKS SHIPMENTS
      • Silica Demand
        • Table COATINGS & INKS MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE
    • Electrical & Electronic Equipment
      • Electrical & Electronic Equipment Outlook
        • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
      • Silica Demand
        • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE
    • Plastics
      • Plastics Outlook
        • Table PLASTICS INDICATORS
      • Silica Demand
        • Table PLASTICS MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE & APPLICATION
    • Food & Beverages
      • Food & Beverage Outlook
        • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS
      • Silica Demand
        • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE & APPLICATION
    • Agriculture & Animal Health
      • Agriculture Outlook
        • Table AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS
      • Silica Demand
        • Table AGRICULTURE & ANIMAL HEALTH MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE
    • Metals & Refractories
      • Metal & Refractory Outlook
        • Table METAL & REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Silica Demand
        • Table METAL & REFRACTORY MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE
    • Paper & Textiles
      • Paper & Textile Outlook
        • Table PAPER & TEXTILE PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
      • Silica Demand
        • Table PAPER & TEXTILE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE
    • Other
      • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Adhesive & Sealants
      • Packaging
      • All Other
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US SPECIALTY SILICA SALES BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART V-1 US SPECIALTY SILICA MARKET SHARE, 2014
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated
      • Akzo Nobel NV
      • Bayer AG
      • Cabot Corporation
      • Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
      • Denka Company Limited
      • DENTSPLY International Incorporated
      • Ecolab Incorporated
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • Fuji Silysia Chemical Limited
      • Fujimi Incorporated
      • Glassven CA
      • Grace (WR) &Company
      • Huber (JM) Corporation
      • Imerys SA
      • Kemira Oyj
      • Merck KGaA
      • Multisorb Technologies Incorporated
      • Nissan Chemical Industries Limited
      • Orisil Limited
      • PPG Industries Incorporated
      • PQ Corporation
      • Precision Electro Minerals Company Incorporated
      • Qingdao Makall Group Incorporated
      • Solvay SA
      • 3M Company
      • Tokuyama Corporation
      • Tosoh Corporation
      • Wacker Chemie AG
    • Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

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