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Silica Gel Market in the GCC Region 2017-2021

Silica Gel Market in the GCC Region 2017-2021

About Silica Gel

Silica gel is a vitreous, granular, porous form of silicon dioxide that is synthetically made from sodium silicate. As an adsorbent, it has an average pore size of 2.4 nanometers and has a strong affinity to adsorb water molecules. Silica gel’s high surface area of around 800 m²/g allows it to adsorb water rapidly and makes it useful as a desiccant (drying agent); once saturated with water the gel can be regenerated by heating.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the silica gel market in the GCC region to grow at a CAGR of 7.38% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the silica gel market in the GCC region for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • KSA
  • Rest of GCC
Technavio's report, Silica Gel Market in the GCC Region 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
  • BASF
  • Clariant
  • Evonik
  • W. R. Grace
  • Zeochem
Other prominent vendors
  • FUJI SILYSIA CHEMICAL
  • Innova Global
  • Merck
  • Sinchem Silica Gel
  • Sorbead India
Market driver
  • Rising consumption of silica aerogel
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Health hazards related to the use of silica gel
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing applications of allochroic silica gel
  • 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 – Silica Gel Market in the GCC Region 2017-2021

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

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: FUJI SILYSIA CHEMICAL, Innova Global, Merck, Sinchem Silica Gel, and Sorbead India.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is growing applications of allochroic silica gel. Allochroic silica gel is the colored form of silica gel, which changes color upon absorbing moisture from the environment. The increasing use of allochroic silica gel in various industrial applications such as power systems is a positive trend seen in the silica gel market in the GCC region.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is rising consumption of silica aerogel. Generally, an aerogel is the porous, less dense, dry, and solid part of a gel that exhibits extreme material properties. Essentially, silica gels are the pellets of silica xerogels, which are primarily used in the production of silica aerogel. Silica aerogel is produced by eliminating the liquid component of a gel by means of a supercritical drying methodology. Silica aerogel possesses a wide range of properties such as low bulk density, hydrophobicity, low thermal conductivity, optical transparency, and high surface area. It is generally used in the construction, textile, and electronics industries.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is health hazards related to the use of silica gel. The inhalation and ingestion of silica gel may result in severe health hazards, which can restrict the growth of the market in the coming years. Silica gel is widely used as an adsorbent and desiccant in various food, pharmaceutical, and healthcare products. Its ability to absorb humidity and moisture prevents any probable damage to packaged food products. Although silica gel is a non-toxic substance and is not very harmful when ingested in minute quantities, its increased use as a food additive can result in its accumulation at higher concentrations in the body, which may result in various health problems.

Companies Mentioned

BASF, Clariant, Evonik, W. R. Grace, Zeochem, FUJI SILYSIA CHEMICAL, Innova Global, Merck, Sinchem Silica Gel, and Sorbead India.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Silica gel manufacturing process
      • Table Applications of silica gel in end-user industries
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Silica gel market in the GCC region
      • Table Silica gel market in the GCC region 2016-2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Silica gel: Applications
      • Table Market forecast: Silica gel market in the GCC region 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Silica gel market in the GCC region by product type
      • Table Silica gel market in the GCC region by product type 2016 (% share of volume)
      • Table Silica gel market in the GCC region by product type 2021 (% share of volume)
      • Table Properties to identify indicative silica gel
    • Indicative silica gel market in the GCC region
      • Table Indicative silica gel market in the GCC region 2016-2021 (metric tons)
      • Table General description of indicative silica gel
      • Table Market forecast: Indicative silica gel market in the GCC region 2016-2021
    • Non-indicative silica gel market in the GCC region
      • Table Non-indicative silica gel market in the GCC region 2016-2021 (metric tons)
      • Table General description of non-indicative silica gel
      • Table Market forecast: Non-indicative silica gel market in the GCC region 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Silica gel market in the GCC region by end-user industries
      • Table Silica gel market in the GCC region by end-user industries 2016 (% share of volume)
      • Table Silica gel market in the GCC region by end-user industries 2021 (% share of volume)
    • Silica gel market in the oil and gas industry of the GCC region
      • Table Silica gel market in the oil and gas industry of the GCC region 2016-2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Silica gel market in the oil and gas industry of the GCC region 2016-2021
    • Silica gel market in the petrochemical industry of the GCC region
      • Table Silica gel market in the petrochemical industry of the GCC region 2016-2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Silica gel market in the petrochemical industry of the GCC region 2016-2021
    • Silica gel market in the pharmaceutical industry of the GCC region
      • Table Silica gel market in the pharmaceutical industry of the GCC region 2016-2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Silica gel market in the pharmaceutical industry of the GCC region 2016-2021
    • Silica gel market in other industries of the GCC region
      • Table Silica gel market in other industries of the GCC region 2016-2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Silica gel market in other industries of the GCC region 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Silica gel market in the GCC region by geography
      • Table Silica gel market in the GCC region by geography 2016 (% share of volume)
      • Table Silica gel market in the GCC region by geography 2021 (% share of volume)
    • Silica gel market in KSA
      • Table Silica gel market in KSA 2016-2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Silica gel market in KSA 2016-2021
    • Silica gel market in the rest of GCC
      • Table Silica gel market in the rest of GCC 2016-2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Silica gel market in the rest of the GCC region 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing applications of allochroic silica gel
    • Increasing reuse of desiccants and adsorbents
    • Focus on the development of eco-friendly silica gel
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
      • Table Key vendors operating in silica gel market in the GCC region
      • Table Key competitive factors
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • Clariant
      • Table Clariant: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • Evonik
      • Table Evonik: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Evonik: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • W. R. Grace
      • Table W. R. Grace: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table W. R. Grace: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • Zeochem
      • Table Zeochem: Product offerings
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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