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Specialty Silica Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (Precipitated, Silica Gel, Colloidal, Fumed), by Application (Rubber, Paints & Coatings, Food), and Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

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  • March 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Grand View Research
  • ID: 4538853
The global specialty silica market size is anticipated to reach USD 11.43 billion by 2025, according to this report. It is anticipated to register a CAGR of 9.4% during the forecast period. Rising demand from rubber, food, healthcare, and coatings industries is the significant factor influencing the market growth.

Precipitated silica and carbon black are the major ingredients used as reinforcing filler in tires to improve adhesion and to enhance tire tread wear resistance. Currently, precipitated silica is used in conjunction with carbon black as a reinforcing filler for tires. However, the trend is shifting towards the complete replacement of carbon black by precipitated silica, owing to the eco-friendly nature and superior performance delivered by the latter.

Specialty silica is widely employed in the manufacturing of green tires. Silica-filled tires are widely used as they aid in decreasing rolling resistance of an automotive which results in improved mileage and better handling. Rising demand for green tires, particularly from Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe is expected to have a positive impact on the market over the next seven years.

The product is used as non-reactive filler on account of its high absorption capacity and large surface area. It is used as thickening and reinforcing agent in adhesives. It has profound usage in conveyor as well transmission belts, wherein it provides abrasion resistance, high tensile strength, and improves tear resistance. Specialty silica is also utilized to eliminate caking tendency and to improve powder flowability, stability during storage, and the productivity of agrochemical products. It also finds application in food industry as a flavor carrier. This, in turn, is projected to drive the growth in near future.

The market is expected to foresee highest penetration in the coatings industry. Fumed silica is primarily utilized in paints and coatings as an anti-settling and a thixotroping agent to control rheological characteristics and to help resist rust and corrosion. Products like fumed silica must be added in concentrations between 0.5% and 2% for coatings application.

The competitive landscape of the specialty silica market reflects a number of companies currently engaging in capacity extensions to enhance their market position. For instance, in October 2018, Evonik started a precipitated silica plant in South Carolina to meet the increasing demand from tire industry in North America.

Further key findings from the report suggest:
  • Rubber led the market in 2018 with a revenue share of 29.2% owing to extensive utilization of precipitated silica in reinforcement of rubbers

  • In terms of volume, precipitated silica acquired the highest market share of around 66.3% in 2018, owing to its wide application scope in rubber, food and healthcare, plastic, abrasive, and coatings

  • In terms of revenue, coatings application is estimated to witness the fastest CAGR of 11.2% as a result of expanding construction sector in Asia Pacific

  • Asia Pacific was the largest regional market with a revenue share of 40.0% in 2018 owing to rapid production of tires and construction activity in the region

  • Evonik Industries, Cabot Corporation, Akzo Nobel N.V., PPG Industries, and Solvay SA are among the top manufacturers in the specialty silica market. Price modification owing to volatility in raw material prices and capacity expansion on account of rising demand and are the key strategies adopted by the top players.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope
1.1. Market Segmentation & Scope
1.2. Market Definition
1.3. Information Procurement
1.3.1. Purchased Database
1.3.2. Internal database
1.3.3. Secondary Sources & Third-Party Perspectives
1.3.4. Primary Research
1.4. Information Analysis
1.4.1. Data Analysis Models
1.5. Market Formulation & Data Visualization
1.6. Data Validation & Publishing
Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Market Outlook
2.2. Segmental Outlook
2.3. Competitive Insights
Chapter 3. Specialty silica Market Variables, Trends & Scope
3.1. Market Lineage Outlook
3.1.1. Global Industrial Silica Market Outlook
3.1.2. Global Specialty Silica Market Outlook
3.2. Penetration & Growth Prospect Mapping
3.3. Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3.1. Raw Material Trends Major Raw Materials Analysis Silica Sand Sodium Silicate Hydrochloric Acid
3.3.2. Manufacturing Trends Precipitated Silica And Silica Gel Fused Silica Colloidal Silica Fumed Silica
3.3.3. Sales Channel Analysis Direct Sales Indirect Sales
3.3.4. Vendor Selection Criteria Analysis
3.3.5. Profit Margin Analysis
3.4. Regulatory Framework
3.4.1. Product Classification Codes
3.4.2. Standard & Compliances
3.4.3. Safety
3.5. Market Dynamics
3.5.1. Market Driver Analysis Growing Demand From Tire Industry Rising Paints & Coatings Industry In Asia Pacific Growing Application Scope of Silica in Food & Healthcare
3.5.2. Market Restraint Analysis Availability Of Substitutes
3.6. Business Environment Analysis: Specialty silica Market
3.6.1. Industry Analysis - Porter’s Supplier Power Buyer Power Substitution Threat Threat from New Entrant Competitive Rivalry
3.6.2. PESTEL Analysis Political Landscape Environmental Landscape Social Landscape Technology Landscape Economic Landscape Legal Landscape
3.6.3. Major Deals & Strategic Alliances Analysis Joint Ventures Mergers & Acquisitions
3.7. Market Entry Strategies
3.8. Case Studies (Business Model / Technology Adoption)
Chapter 4. Specialty silica Market: Product Estimates & Trend Analysis
4.1. Definition & Scope
4.2. Product Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2018 & 2025
4.3. Market size & forecasts and trend analysis, 2014 to 2025 for the following:
4.3.1. Precipitated Silica
4.3.2. Silica Gel
4.3.3. Fused Silica
4.3.4. Colloidal Silica
4.3.5. Fumed Silica
Chapter 5. Specialty silica Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis
5.1. Definition & Scope
5.2. Application Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2018 & 2025
5.3. Market size & forecasts and trend analysis, 2014 to 2025 for the following:
5.3.1. Rubber
5.3.2. Agrochemicals
5.3.3. Oral Care
5.3.4. Food
5.3.5. Dessicants
5.3.6. Paints & Coatings
5.3.7. Others
Chapter 6. Specialty silica Market: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis
6.1. Regional Market Snapshot
6.2. SWOT Analysis, by Factor (Political & Legal, Economic And Technological)
6.2.1. North America
6.2.2. Europe
6.2.3. Asia Pacific
6.2.4. Central & South America
6.2.5. Middle East & Africa
6.3. Market Size, & Forecasts and Trend Analysis, 2014 to 2025
6.3.1. North America U.S.
6.3.2. Europe U.K. Germany
6.3.3. Asia Pacific China India
6.3.4. Central & South America Brazil
6.3.5. Middle East & Africa Saudi Arabia
Chapter 7. Specialty silica Market - Competitive Analysis
7.1. Key global players & recent developments & their impact on the industry
7.2. Strategy Framework
7.3. Vendor Landscape
7.3.1. List of key distributors and channel partners
7.3.2. Key customers
7.3.3. Key company market share analysis, 2018
7.3.4. SWOT (For top 5 players)
Chapter 8. Company Profile
8.1. Wacker Chemie AG
8.1.1. Company Overview
8.1.2. Financial Performance
8.1.3. Product Benchmarking
8.1.4. Strategic Initiativees
8.2. TOSOH Corporation
8.2.1. Company Overview
8.2.2. Financial Performance
8.2.3. Product Benchmarking
8.2.4. Strategic Initiativees
8.3. Oriental Silicas Corproation
8.3.1. Company Overview
8.3.2. Financial Performance
8.3.3. Product Benchmarking
8.3.4. Strategic Initiativees
8.4. Kemira Oyj.
8.4.1. Company Overview
8.4.2. Financial Performance
8.4.3. Product Benchmarking
8.4.4. Strategic Initiativees
8.5. Evonik Industries
8.5.1. Company Overview
8.5.2. Financial Performance
8.5.3. Product Benchmarking
8.5.4. Strategic Initiativees
8.6. PPG Industries, Inc.
8.6.1. Company Overview
8.6.2. Financial Performance
8.6.3. Product Benchmarking
8.6.4. Strategic Initiativees
8.7. Imerys S.A.
8.7.1. Company Overview
8.7.2. Financial Performance
8.7.3. Product Benchmarking
8.7.4. Strategic Initiativees
8.8. AkzoNobel N.V.
8.8.1. Company Overview
8.8.2. Financial Performance
8.8.3. Product Benchmarking
8.8.4. Strategic Initiativees
8.9. Cabot Corporation
8.9.1. Company Overview
8.9.2. Financial Performance
8.9.3. Product Benchmarking
8.9.4. Strategic Initiativees
8.10. Solvay S.A.
8.10.1. Company Overview
8.10.2. Financial Performance
8.10.3. Product Benchmarking
8.10.4. Strategic Initiativees
8.11. W.R. Grace & Co.
8.11.1. Company Overview
8.11.2. Financial Performance
8.11.3. Product Benchmarking
8.11.4. Strategic Initiativees

Companies Mentioned

  • Wacker Chemie AG

  • TOSOH Corporation

  • Oriental Silicas Corproation

  • Kemira Oyj.

  • Evonik Industries

  • PPG Industries, Inc.

  • Imerys S.A.

  • AkzoNobel N.V.

  • Cabot Corporation

  • Solvay S.A.

  • W.R. Grace & Co.