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Global Specialty Silica Market 2017-2021

Global Specialty Silica Market 2017-2021

About Specialty Silica

Silica, which is the most plentiful mineral found in the crust of the earth, is a chemical compound generally known as silicon dioxide (SiO₂). Silica is commonly found in nature in the form of quartz. Silicon dioxide is typically procured by mining and refinement of quartz. Silica-based products can be categorized into four major types, namely, precipitated silica, colloidal silica, fumed silica, and silica gel. Each type has its own industrial applications. Specialty silica is mainly used in rubber; personal care products; food, feed, and agricultural products; plastics; ink, paints, and coatings; and adhesives and sealants.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global specialty silica market to grow at a CAGR of 6.24% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global specialty silica market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of specialty silica in key application areas such as rubber; personal care; food, feed, and agriculture; ink, paints, and coatings; and others across regions have been considered.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Specialty Silica Market 2017-2021, 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
  • Evonik Industries
  • PPG Industries
  • W.R. Grace
  • J.M. Huber
  • Solvay
Other prominent vendors
  • Anten Chemical
  • Cabot
  • FUJI SILYSIA CHEMICAL
  • Gujarat Multi Gas Base Chemicals (GMGBC)
  • IQE
  • Kadvani Chemicals
  • Madhu Silica
  • Oriental Silicas
  • PQ
  • Qingdao Haiyang Chemical
  • Tosoh Silica
Market driver
  • Increasing demand for precipitated silica from the food industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High energy requirements translating to high production costs for precipitated silica
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased focus on R&D of precipitated silica
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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 Specialty Silica Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global specialty silica market: Evonik Industries, PPG Industries, W.R. Grace, J.M. Huber, and Solvay

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Anten Chemical, Cabot, FUJI SILYSIA CHEMICAL, Gujarat Multi Gas Base Chemicals (GMGBC), IQE, Kadvani Chemicals, Madhu Silica, Oriental Silicas, PQ, Qingdao Haiyang Chemical, and Tosoh Silica

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The increased emphasis on the R&D to develop eco-friendly silica gel products, owing to the increasing global awareness of the need to protect the environment, is resulting in the introduction of safer silica gel products. The introduction of Eco Blue Silica Gel by Nantong OhE Chemicals can be cited as an example of such a development. This product does not contain cobalt dichloride or cobalt chloride, the main types of environment pollutants mostly found in allochroic silica gel products, while still having the same level of efficiency. Cobalt chloride- and cobalt dichloride-based products cause water pollution and are harmful to aquatic life. As such, the development of eco-friendly silica gel products is a positive trend, which is expected to propel the market's growth in the coming years.”

According to the report, the automotive industry is growing with the increasing sales of passenger and commercial vehicles worldwide. In terms of units, almost 90 million vehicles were sold in 2015, and this number is expected to reach up to 108 million by 2020. The rising per capita income with increasing population across regions will likely drive the revenue of the global automotive industry.

Further, the report states that precipitated silica is extensively used in the rubber and automotive tire industries as a filler agent. However, the extraction process of precipitated silica is performed at a very high temperature (2,400 °F to 2,700 °F). To maintain such high temperature ranges, high amounts of fuel and gases are required. This high energy requirement for the production of precipitated silica and the cost associated with it, thereby, increase the overall production cost, which directly increases the cost of the product.

Companies Mentioned

Evonik Industries, PPG Industries, W.R. Grace, J.M. Huber, Solvay, Anten Chemical, Cabot, FUJI SILYSIA CHEMICAL, Gujarat Multi Gas Base Chemicals (GMGBC), IQE, Kadvani Chemicals, Madhu Silica, Oriental Silicas, PQ, Qingdao Haiyang Chemical, and Tosoh Silica

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global specialty silica market
      • Table Global specialty silica market by type
      • Table Global specialty silica market by application
      • Table Global specialty silica market by geography
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Global specialty silica market
      • Table Global specialty silica market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for global specialty silica market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global specialty silica market by type
      • Table Global specialty silica market by type 2016 and 2021 (% share)
    • Global precipitated silica market
      • Table Global precipitated silica market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for global precipitated silica market 2016-2021
    • Global fumed silica market
      • Table Global fumed silica market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for global fumed silica market 2016-2021
    • Global colloidal silica market
      • Table Global colloidal silica market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for global colloidal silica market 2016-2021
    • Global silica gel market
      • Table Global silica gel market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for global silica gel market 2016-2021
    • Global fused silica market
      • Table Global fused silica market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for global fused silica market 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global specialty silica market by application
      • Table Global specialty silica market by application 2016 and 2021 (% share)
    • Global specialty silica market in rubber applications
      • Table Global specialty silica market in rubber application 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for specialty silica in rubber applications 2016-2021
    • Global specialty silica market in personal care applications
      • Table Global specialty silica market in personal care applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for global specialty silica in personal care applications 2016-2021
    • Global specialty silica market in food, feed, and agriculture applications
      • Table Global specialty silica market in food, feed, and agriculture applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for global specialty silica market in food, feed, and agriculture applications 2016-2021
    • Global specialty silica market in ink, paints, and coatings applications
      • Table Global specialty silica market in ink, paints, and coatings applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for global specialty silica market in ink, paints, and coatings applications 2016-2021
    • Global specialty silica market in other applications
      • Table Global specialty silica market in other applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for global specialty silica market in other applications 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global specialty silica market by geography
      • Table Global specialty silica market by geography 2016 and 2021 (% share)
    • Specialty silica market in APAC
      • Table Specialty silica market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for specialty silica market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Specialty silica market in North America
      • Table Specialty silica market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for specialty silica market in North America 2016-2021
    • Specialty silica market in Europe
      • Table Specialty silica market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for specialty silica market in Europe 2016-2021
      • Table Cosmetic and personal care market in Europe by category 2016 (% share)
    • Specialty silica market in ROW
      • Table Specialty silica market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Segment forecast for specialty silica market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Market drivers
    • Growth in the automotive industry
      • Table Global passenger vehicle sales 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Global commercial vehicle sales 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Growth of motorcycle tires by volume 2016-2021 (%)
    • Growing applications of precipitated silica in the food industry
      • Table Food products market in APAC 2015
    • Increasing demand for paints with functional benefits
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Need to comply with stringent government regulations
    • High energy requirements translating to high production costs for precipitated silica
    • Low-quality and low-priced product offerings
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Development of eco-friendly silica gel products
    • Increasing demand for precipitated silica in China
    • Increased focus on R&D of precipitated silica
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Major market vendors
      • Table Global specialty silica market: Major vendors 2016
    • Evonik Industries
      • Table Evonik Industries: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
      • Table Evonik Industries: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
    • J.M. Huber
      • Table J.M. Huber: Product portfolio
    • PPG Industries
      • Table PPG Industries: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
      • Table PPG Industries: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
      • Table PPG Industries: Product portfolio
    • Solvay
      • Table Solvay: Product portfolio
    • W. R. Grace
      • Table W. R. Grace: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
      • Table W. R. Grace: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
      • Table W. R. Grace: Product portfolio
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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