World demand for specialty silicas will grow 5.6 percent annually to 2.8 million metric tons in 2016. Precipitated silica will remain dominant, with good growth fueled by the adoption of green tires, especially in North America and the Asia/Pacific region. China will be the largest and fastest growing market.
This study analyzes the 2.1 million metric ton world specialty silica industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product (precipitated silica, silica gel, silica sol, fumed silica), market (e.g., tire rubber, non-tire rubber, chemicals, cosmetics and toiletries, food and feed, industrial processing), world region and for 16 major countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry players, including Evonik Industries, WR Grace and Rhodia.