$9.2 Bn Specialty Silicas Markets, Products and Applications, 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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The global specialty silicas market is estimated at 3.9 million metric tons, valued at US$9.2 billion in 2018.

Specialty silicas, also known as synthetic amorphous silicas, are synthetic forms of silicon dioxide (SiO2). Specialty silicas currently available on the market include precipitated silica, fumed/pyrogenic silica, silica gel, and colloidal silica or silica sol. Specialty silicas can be manufactured by two methods: a thermal (vapor-phase hydrolysis) process - fumed/pyrogenic silica, and a wet process - precipitated silica and silica gel. Colloidal silicas are stable dispersions of synthetic amorphous silica in a liquid, usually water.

Precipitated silica is the driving force for specialty silicas demand growth globally, which is projected to record a robust CAGR of 6% between 2019 and 2025. Fumed silica demand is forecast to register the second-fastest CAGR of 4.8%, followed by colloidal silica with a CAGR of 4.7% and silica gel growing at CAGR of 4.4% during the analysis period.

Research Findings & Coverage

  • Specialty Silicas global market analyzed in this report with respect to Types and Applications
  • The report comprehensively explores the aforementioned categories of Specialty Silicas in each major region/country worldwide for the analysis period
  • This study examines the market size for applications of each Silica type globally in terms of volume and value
  • Safety of Specialty Silicas Under EFSA's Scanner for Nanoparticles
  • Tire Industry to be the Primary Demand Driver for Precipitated Silica
  • Demand for CMP Slurries in Semiconductor Manufacturing Bolstering Market for Colloidal Silica
  • Key business trends focusing on product innovations/developments, M&As, JVs, and other recent industry developments
  • Major companies profiled - 113
  • The industry guide includes the contact details for 160 companies

Analysis Period, Units and Growth Rates

The report reviews analyzes and projects the global Specialty Silicas market for the period 2016-2025 in terms of volumes in metric tons and value in US$ and the compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) projected from 2019 through 2025

Key Topics Covered:

PART A: GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Product Outline

1.1.1 Specialty Silicas or Synthetic Amorphous Silicas

1.1.1.1 Physical and Chemical Properties of Specialty Silicas

1.1.1.2 Purity

1.1.1.3 Particle size

1.1.2 Manufacturing Processes for Specialty Silicas

1.1.2.1 Thermal Process

1.1.2.2 Wet Process

1.1.3 Types and Applications of Specialty Silicas

1.1.3.1 Precipitated Silica

1.1.3.1.1 Applications

1.1.3.1.1.1 Tires

1.1.3.1.1.2 Non-tire rubber

1.1.3.1.1.3 Food Products

1.1.3.1.1.4 Personal Care & Cosmetics

1.1.3.1.1.5 Plastics

1.1.3.1.1.6 Chemicals

1.1.3.1.1.7 Agriculture & Animal Feed

1.1.3.1.1.8 Paints, Coatings & Inks

1.1.3.1.1.9 Paper & Textiles

1.1.3.1.1.10 Adhesives & Sealants

1.1.3.1.1.11 Other Applications

1.1.3.2 Fumed Silica (Pyrogenic Silica)

1.1.3.2.1 Applications

1.1.3.2.1.1 Synthetic Rubber

1.1.3.2.1.2 Electric & Electronics

1.1.3.2.1.3 Personal Care & Cosmetics

1.1.3.2.1.4 Plastics & Resins

1.1.3.2.1.5 Chemicals

1.1.3.2.1.6 Food & Beverages

1.1.3.2.1.7 Paints, Coatings & Inks

1.1.3.2.1.8 Adhesives & Sealants

1.1.3.2.1.9 Other Applications

1.1.3.3 Silica Gel

1.1.3.3.1 Applications

1.1.3.3.1.1 Cat Litter

1.1.3.3.1.2 Desiccants

1.1.3.3.1.3 Personal Care & Cosmetics

1.1.3.3.1.4 Plastics

1.1.3.3.1.5 Chemicals

1.1.3.3.1.6 Food & Beverages

1.1.3.3.1.7 Paints, Coatings & Inks

1.1.3.3.1.8 Chromatography

1.1.3.3.1.9 Pharma & Healthcare

1.1.3.3.1.10 Other Applications

1.1.3.4 Colloidal Silica (Silica Sol)

1.1.3.4.1 Applications

1.1.3.4.1.1 Metal Casting

1.1.3.4.1.2 Electronics/Semiconductors

1.1.3.4.1.3 Refractories

1.1.3.4.1.4 Construction

1.1.3.4.1.5 Chemicals

1.1.3.4.1.6 Beverages

1.1.3.4.1.7 Paints & Coatings

1.1.3.4.1.8 Paper & Textiles

1.1.3.4.1.9 Adhesives & Sealants

1.1.3.4.1.10 Other Applications

2. KEY MARKET TRENDS

2.1 Safety of Specialty Silicas Under EFSA's Scanner for Nanoparticles

2.2 Tire Industry to be the Primary Demand Driver for Precipitated Silica

2.2.1 Performance of Highly Dispersible Silica Surpasses Conventional Precipitated Silica

2.2.2 Silica Producers Expand Capacities in Response to Demand from Tire Industry

2.3 Demand for CMP Slurries in Semiconductor Manufacturing Bolstering Market for Colloidal Silica

3. KEY GLOBAL PLAYERS

  • AGC Si-Tech Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • BASF Corporation (United States)
  • Cabot Corporation (United States)
  • Evonik Industries AG (Germany)
  • Fuji Silysia Chemical Ltd. (Japan)
  • Gujarat Multi Gas Base Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (China)
  • Industrias Quimicas del Ebro, S.A. (IQE Group) (Spain)
  • Madhu Silica Pvt. Ltd. (India)
  • Merck KGaA (Germany)
  • Nalco Water - An Ecolab Company (United States)
  • Nissan Chemical Corporation (Japan)
  • Nouryon Chemicals Holding B.V. (The Netherlands)
  • NYACOL Nano Technologies Inc. (United States)
  • OCI Company Ltd. (South Korea)
  • PPG Industries, Inc. (United States)
  • PQ Corporation (United States)
  • Quechen Silicon Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Solvay SA (Belgium)
  • Tokuyama Corporation (Japan)
  • W.R. Grace & Co. (United States)
  • Wacker Chemie AG (Germany)

4. KEY BUSINESS AND PRODUCT TRENDS

  • Evonik Commenced Production of Fumed Silica at New Plant in Antwerp, Germany
  • Evonik Introduced New Precipitated Silica Grades for Polymer Films
  • Evonik's Precipitated Silica SPHERILEX 10 PC for Use in Decorative Cosmetics
  • RV Technologies Partners with Tricentris for the Transformation of Used Glass in Quebec
  • Evonik Introduced SIPERNAT 250 PC and SIPERNAT 9000 PC Silica for use in Cosmetics
  • Wacker Launches Highly Hydrophobic Pyrogenic Silica for Industrial Adhesives
  • Nouryon Increases Surface-Modified Colloidal Silica Production Capacity at Bohus Site in Sweden
  • Evonik Innovates Novel Process to Produce Easy-To-Disperse Versions of Fumed Silicas
  • Evonik's ULTRASIL 9100 GR for Use in Truck and Bus Tires
  • Expansion of Madhu Silica's Precipitated Silica Production Capacity
  • Launch of Evonik's ACEMATT 3400 for High-Transparency clear Coatings and Soft-Touch Coatings with Smooth Surfaces
  • Grace Constructs New LUDOX Colloidal Silica Plant at its Worms, Germany Site
  • Launch of NYACOL's New Lithium Stabilized Colloidal Silica, LiSol 3
  • Evonik Opens a New Precipitated Silica Production Plant in South Carolina
  • Nouryon is the New Name of the Business Acquired by The Carlyle Group and GIC
  • Launch of Remet Investment Casting Materials (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
  • Expansion of Evonik's Capacities for Refinement Fumed Silica in Rheinfelden Facility
  • Evonik Wynca (Zhenjiang) Silicon Material Co., Ltd., a Joint Venture Formed by Evonik and Wynca
  • Plans to Begin Commercial Production of Silica from Geothermal Fluids at Ohaaki Geothermal Power Plant
  • New Precipitated Silica Production Plant Opened by Industrias Qumicas del Ebro
  • Expansion of Evonik's Precipitated Silica Production Capacity in Turkey
  • Allied Silica's Precipitated Silica Business Acquired by Tata Chemicals
  • Clariant Launches of Sorb-It PHARMA Desiccant Bags for Bulk Pharmaceuticals
  • Nouryan Expands the Kromasil SFC Platform of Chromatographic Columns
  • Price Rise for all Solvay Silica Products Worldwide
  • Launch of Evonik's ULTRASIL 7800 GR for Large SUV and High Mileage All-Season Tires
  • Plans to Broaden Wacker's Manufacturing and R&D Capacities in China
  • Formac Offers Exclusive Licensing Rights on Multiple Patents for Ordered Mesoporous Silica-based Drug Delivery Technology to Grace
  • Cabot Corporation Breaks Ground on New Fumed Silica Facility in Carrollton, Kentucky
  • Launch of Thermo Fisher Scientific's New PureLink Fast Low-Endotoxin Plasmid Purification Midi and Maxi Kits
  • Evonik Industries Takeover Silica Business of Huber Engineered Materials
  • Chromatography Business of Shiseido China Acquired by Osaka Soda
  • Grace to Takeover Dental Silica and Defoamer Product Ranges from Evonik
  • J.M. Huber Corporation's Silica Business Acquired by Evonik
  • Broadening of Evonik's Fumed Silica Production Capacities in Antwerp
  • Cabot Corporation to Build New Fumed Silica Production Facility in Wuhai, China
  • NexSil DP7500 Series Ultra High Purity Colloidal Silica Nanomaterials Introduced by NYACOL
  • BASF Increases Silica Adsorbents Production at Nienburg Site
  • Wacker's Four Specialty Grades of HDK Pyrogenic Silica Exhibited at ECS 2017 in Germany
  • Structure Modified Hydrophilic Fumed Silica Enhances the Anti-Fouling Performance in Cuprous Oxide-based Coatings
  • Evonik became One of the World's Leading Additives Suppliers for the Coatings Industry
  • Launch of Solvay's New Premium SW Highly Dispersible Silica at the Tire Technology Expo in Germany
  • Evonik Introduces a New Functional Additive to Substitute Microplastics in Cosmetics
  • US DOE to Offer Funds to PPG for developing AGILON Silica-based Performance Fillers
  • Wacker Plans to Construct New Pyrogenic Silica Production Plant in Charleston, Tennessee
  • Launch of ADBOND Quikset Concentrate by REMET
  • Wacker to Broaden Hydrophobic Silica Specialties Plant at its Burghausen Site
  • Solvay's New Gunsan Plant is Now Ready to Produce Highly Dispersible Silica
  • Start of Production in Evonik's New Precipitated Silica Plant in Brazil
  • PPG Expands Precipitated Silica Production Capacity at Delfzijl Plant
  • Grace Signs a Global License Deal to Supply Trisyl 159IE Silica to Bunge
  • AkzoNobel's Kromasil EternityXT 10 m Materials for Reversed Phase Chromatography
  • Launch of SiliaMetS E-PAK Cartridges
  • Solvay to add 10,000 Metric Tons of Silica Capacity to its Plant in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Grace to Concentrate on its Materials Science and Production Potentials
  • SiliCycle Offers Cartridges to Substitute Grace Discovery Science's Chromatography Products
  • US DOE Offers Funds to Support Joint Project of PPG with Bridgestone for Developing Fuel Efficient Tires for Trucks and Buses
  • Expansion of PPG's Precipitated Silica Capacity at Louisiana Production Plant
  • Inauguration of Evonik's New Plant for Surface Modified AEROSIL in Yokkaichi, Japan

5. GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW

5.1 Global Specialty Silicas Market Overview by Type

5.1.1 Specialty Silicas Product Type Market Overview by Global Region

5.1.1.1 Precipitated Silica

5.1.1.2 Fumed Silica

5.1.1.3 Silica Gel

5.1.1.4 Colloidal Silica

5.2 Global Specialty Silicas Market Overview by Application

5.2.1 Global Specialty Silicas Product Type Market Overview by Application

5.2.1.1 Precipitated Silica

5.2.1.2 Fumed Silica

5.2.1.3 Silica Gel

5.2.1.4 Colloidal Silica

5.2.2 Specialty Silicas Application Market Overview by Global Region

5.2.2.1 Tire Rubber

5.2.2.2 Non-tire Rubber

5.2.2.3 Personal Care & Cosmetics

5.2.2.4 Plastics

5.2.2.5 Chemicals

5.2.2.6 Agriculture & Animal Feed

5.2.2.7 Food & Beverages

5.2.2.8 Paints, Coatings & Inks

5.2.2.9 Paper & Textiles

5.2.2.10 Adhesives & Sealants

5.2.2.11 Electrical & Electronics

5.2.2.12 Desiccants

5.2.2.13 Metal Casting & Refractories

5.2.2.14 Other Applications

PART B: REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

  • Global Specialty Silicas Market Overview by Geographic Region

REGIONAL MARKET OVERVIEW

6. NORTH AMERICA

Major Market Players

  • Applied Material Solutions, Inc. (United States)
  • BASF Corporation (United States)
  • Cabot Corporation (United States)
  • Desiccare, Inc. (United States)
  • Energy Strategy Associates Inc. (United States)
  • Evonik Corporation (United States)
  • Fuji Silysia Chemical USA Ltd. (United States)
  • Gelest, Inc. (United States)
  • Hengye Inc. (United States)
  • Nalco Water - An Ecolab Company (United States)
  • Nissan Chemical America Corporation (United States)
  • NYACOL Nano Technologies Inc. (United States)
  • PPG Industries, Inc. (United States)
  • PQ Corporation (United States)
  • Silicycle Inc. (Canada)
  • Solvay USA Inc. (United States)
  • W.R. Grace & Co. (United States)
  • Wacker Polysilicon North America, LLC (United States)

7. EUROPE

Major Market Players

  • Cabot Carbon Ltd. (United Kingdom)
  • Cabot GmbH (Germany)
  • Chemiewerk Bad Kostritz GmbH (Germany)
  • Clariant International Ltd (Switzerland)
  • Evonik Industries AG (Germany)
  • Grace GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • Industrias Quimicas del Ebro, S.A. (IQE Group) (Spain)
  • JSC "Bashkir Soda Company" (Russia)
  • Kemitura A/S (Denmark)
  • Merck KGaA (Germany)
  • Nouryon Chemicals Holding B.V. (Netherlands)
  • PPG Industries Chemicals B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Remet UK Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • Silysiamont S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Solvay SA (Belgium)
  • Stabifix Brauerei-Technik GmbH & Co. Kg (Germany)
  • Wacker Chemie AG (Germany)
  • Zeochem AG (Switzerland)

8. ASIA-PACIFIC

Major Market Players

  • ADEKA Corporation (Japan)
  • AGC Si-Tech Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Anten Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Brisil (India)
  • Cabot Bluestar Chemical (Jiangxi) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Cabot Sanmar Ltd. (India)
  • Chifeng Shengsen Silicon Technology Development Co., Ltd. (China)
  • China Silicon Corporation Ltd. (China)
  • China-Henan Huamei Industrial Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Dalian Fuchang Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Dongyue Group Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Dr. Khan Industrial Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (DKIC) (India)
  • DSL. Japan Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Evonik Specialty Silica India Pvt. Ltd. (India)
  • Evonik United Silica (Siam) Ltd. (Thailand)
  • Evonik Wellink Silica (Nanping) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Fuji Silysia Chemical Ltd. (Japan)
  • Fujian Sanming Tongsheng Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Fujian Sanming Zhengyuan Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Fujian Zhengsheng Inorganic Material Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Fuso Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Geo40 Limited (New Zealand)
  • Glassven Yangzhong Silicas and Chemicals J.V. Ltd.
  • Guangdong Well-Silica Sol Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Gujarat Multi Gas Base Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (China)
  • Gujarat Silicon Pvt. Ltd. (India)
  • Henan Xunyu Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Insilco Limited (India)
  • Iota Silicone Oil (Anhui) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Jiangxi Blackcat Carbon Black Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Jinan Yinfeng Silicon Products Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Jinsha Precipitated Silica Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (China)
  • LongXing Chemical Stock Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Madhu Silica Pvt. Ltd. (India)
  • MLA Group of Industries (India)
  • Nippon Aerosil Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Nissan Chemical Corporation (Japan)
  • OCI Company Ltd. (South Korea)
  • Tangshan OCI Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Oriental Silicas Corporation (Taiwan)
  • Osaka Soda Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Power Chemical Corporation Ltd. (SiSiB Silicones) (China)
  • Qingdao Bangsen Silica Gel Desiccant Co., Ltd (China)
  • Qingdao FSK Foundry Materials Co., Ltd (China)
  • Qingdao Haiyang Chemical Co., Ltd (China)
  • Qingdao Makall Group Inc. (China)
  • Quechen Silicon Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Rongxiang Industrial Co. Ltd (Taiwan)
  • Sanming Fengrun Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Shanxi Tond Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Solvay Fine Chemical Additives (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Solvay Silica Korea Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
  • Sorbead India (India)
  • Speciality Silica Private Limited (India)
  • Sterling Chemicals (India)
  • Supersil Chemicals (I) Pvt. Ltd (India)
  • Tata Chemicals Limited (India)
  • Tokuyama Corporation (Japan)
  • Tokuyama Chemicals (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Tosoh Silica Corporation (Japan)
  • Visa Chemical Industries (India)
  • W. R. Grace Specialty Chemicals (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
  • Wacker Chemicals (Zhangjiagang) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Wuxi Hengcheng Silicon Industry Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Yichang CSG Polysilicon Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Zhejiang Fushite Group Co., Ltd (China)
  • Zhejiang Jinggong New Material Technology Co., Ltd (China)
  • Zhejiang Sucon Silicone Co., Ltd. (China)
  • ZHEJIANG YUDA CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (CHINA)

9. SOUTH AMERICA

Major Market Players

  • Evonik Brasil Ltda. (Brazil)
  • Glassven C.A. (Venezuela)
  • Grace Brazil LTDA. (Brazil)
  • Rhodia Brasil Ltda (Brazil)
  • Rhodia Silices De Venezuela C.A. (Venezuela)

10. REST OF WORLD

Major Market Players

  • Egesil Kimya Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. (Turkey)
  • SE Kalush Test Experimental Plant of Surface Chemistry (Ukraine)

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