Specialty Silicas: United States

This report forecasts US specialty silica demand and production in metric tons to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: precipitated silica, silica gel, silica sol, and fumed silica. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: rubber, chemicals, food and feed, industrial processing, cosmetics and toiletries, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and total production are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends; key economic indicators; and trends in technology, environmental and regulatory factors, and NAFTA demand. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 29-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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