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Global Silica Gel Market 2016-2020

Global Silica Gel Market 2016-2020

About Silica Gel

Silica gel, a form of silicon dioxide, is prepared commercially by the acidification of sodium silicate. It is used in a variety of commercial, industrial, and household applications and is available in the market in various forms and product types.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global silica gel market to grow at a CAGR of 6.21% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global silica gel market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated through the sales of silica gel to end-use industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and others.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Silica Gel Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BASF
  • Clariant
  • Evonik
  • Solvay
  • W.R. Grace
Other prominent vendors
  • Merck
  • Sorbead India
  • Fuji Silysia Chemical
Market driver
  • Growing demand for silica gel in China
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Decreasing demand for silica gel in developed countries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Recycling of used desiccants and adsorbents
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Silica Gel Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global silica gel market: BASF, Clariant, Evonik, Solvay, and W.R. Grace.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Merck, Sorbead India, and Fuji Silysia Chemical.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The increased emphasis on R&D to develop environment-friendly silica gel products, owing to increasing global awareness about environment protection, has resulted in the recent introduction of safer silica gel products in the market. One of the developments has been the introduction of Eco Blue Silica Gel by Nantong OhE Chemicals. This product does not contain cobalt dichloride or cobalt chloride, the main environment pollutants usually found in allochroic silica gel products, while it still has the same level of efficiency. Cobalt chloride and cobalt dichloride based products cause water pollution and are harmful to aquatic life. With other manufacturers developing and introducing newer products with lower percentages of these chemicals, the development of environment-friendly silica gel products is a positive trend expected in the global silica gel market.”

According to the report, growing demand for silica gel in China will be a key driver for market growth. The increase in demand for silica gel in China is one of the key factors contributing to the growth of the global silica gel market. In 2015, China was the leading country in the market, both in terms of production and consumption of silica gel. The country accounted for approximately 30% of global consumption in 2015, and we expect that it will maintain its position until 2020. It will also experience faster growth than other key markets like Germany and the US during the forecast period, due mostly to the increased use of silica gel in the manufacture of adsorbents and desiccants and in the electronics and packaging sectors. The rise in demand for Chinese silica gel-based cat litter in developed countries is also a key growth factor for this market.

Further, the report states that the health hazards associated with the ingestion and inhalation of silica gel products is one of the challenges manufacturers are facing in the global silica gel market. Silica gel finds extensive use as a desiccant in various food products, owing to its ability to adsorb humidity and prevent any moisture damage to packaged food. Although silica gel is non-toxic when ingested in small quantities, its increasing use as a food additive in the food and beverage industry can lead to accumulation of the product in the body resulting in various health problems. Ingesting silica gel in large quantities can cause irritation of the digestive tract and dehydration.

Companies Mentioned

BASF, Clariant, Evonik, Solvay, W.R. Grace, Merck, Sorbead India, and Fuji Silysia Chemical.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global silica gel market by product type
      • Table Global silica gel market by end-use industry
      • Table Global silica gel market by geography
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global silica gel market 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
      • Table Global silica gel market: CAGR by region 2015-2020
      • Table Silica gel: Applications
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
    • Capacity and production levels across regions
      • Table Silica gel: Capacity utilization, capacity, and production levels (kilo metric tons) 2015
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Global silica gel market by product type
      • Table Global silica gel market by product type 2015 and 2020
      • Table Specifications of indicative silica gel
    • Indicative silica gel
      • Table Global indicative silica gel market 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
      • Table Specifications of indicative silica gel
    • Non-indicative silica gel
      • Table Global non-indicative silica gel market 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
      • Table Specifications of non-indicative silica gel
  • Market segmentation by end-use
    • Global silica gel market by end-use industry
      • Table Global silica gel market by end-use industry 2015 and 2020
    • Silica gel in oil and gas industry
      • Table Silica gel market in oil and gas industry 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
    • Silica gel in petrochemical industry
      • Table Silica gel market in petrochemical industry 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
    • Silica gel in pharmaceutical industry
      • Table Silica gel market in pharmaceutical industry 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
    • Silica gel in consumer goods industry
      • Table Silica gel market in consumer goods industry 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
    • Silica gel in other end-use industries
      • Table Silica gel market in other end-use industries 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Global silica gel market by geography
      • Table Global silica gel market by geography 2015 and 2020
      • Table Global silica gel market by geography 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
    • Silica gel market in APAC
      • Table Silica gel market in APAC 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
    • Silica gel market in North America
      • Table Silica gel market in North America 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
    • Silica gel market in Europe
      • Table Silica gel market in Europe 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
    • Silica gel market in ROW
      • Table Silica gel market in ROW 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
  • Market drivers
    • Growing use of silica aerogel in construction industry
      • Table Projected spending on construction in US 2015-2019 ($ trillions)
    • Growing demand for silica gel in China
    • Increased use of silica gel in food industry
      • Table Global food packaging market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Health hazards associated with use of silica gel
    • Preference for substitutes
    • Decreasing demand for silica gel in developed countries
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Recycling of used desiccants and adsorbents
    • Growing use of allochroic silica gel
    • Development of environment-friendly silica gel products
    • Growing demand from other countries of APAC (excluding China)
      • Table GDP per capita for India and Thailand 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Silica gel: Regional share of production and capacity 2015
      • Table Key competitive factors
    • Major market vendors
      • Table Global silica gel market: Major vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Clariant
      • Table Clariant: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Clariant: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Evonik
      • Table Evonik: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Evonik: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Solvay
      • Table Solvay: Segmentation of revenue by business 2015
      • Table Solvay: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • W.R. Grace
      • Table W.R. Grace: Segmentation of revenue by business 2015
      • Table W.R. Grace: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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