Specialty Silicas

According to Specialty Silicas, demand will be boosted by evolving market trends, such as increased usage of specialty silicas in tires, and also by pent-up demand in the housing and construction industry.

Specialty silicas include precipitated, fumed, gel, colloidal (or sol), and fused types. Demand for a specific silica product is closely tied to the outlook for the key industries in which it is used. For example, strong growth in building and construction spending is expected in the forecast period; as a result, silica gel, which finds application in a variety of coatings and paints, will see its most significant gains in that market. The outlook for precipitated silica, on the other hand, is tied strongly to the tire industry. Precipitated silica is finding greater use as a filler and reinforcement agent in tires, as it offers improved fuel economy over conventional tires.

Precipitated silica to remain largest segment

Precipitated silica will remain the largest product segment in both volume and value terms. Precipitated silica is also expected to be the fastest growing specialty silica product through 2019, boosted by robust gains in the large tire rubber sector, as well as in coatings and inks. Overall market value will benefit from the ongoing development of more expensive and higher-performance precipitated silicas, such as highly dispersible grades for tire reinforcement.

Rubber to be fastest growing market

Freedonia projects that rubber will expand at the most rapid pace through 2019, further strengthening its position as the leading outlet for specialty silicas. Though advances in US rubber consumption will slow as domestic production of motor vehicles and other manufactured goods posts weak growth, in the tire rubber segment precipitated silica will find higher use and increased loadings in low rolling-resistance tires. Demand for these tires will be promoted by efforts on the part of vehicle manufacturers to improve fuel efficiency in order to comply with increasingly stringent governmental regulations, as well as to satisfy consumer demand for improved gas mileage. The nontire rubber segment is forecast to rise at a more moderate pace than that during the 2009-2014 period.

Study coverage

Specialty Silicas analyzes the $1.7 billion US specialty silica industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (e.g., precipitated silica, fumed silica, silica gel, silica sol, fused silica) and market (e.g., rubber, cosmetics and toiletries, chemicals, coatings and inks, electrical and electronic equipment, plastics, food and beverages, agriculture and animal health, metals and refractories, paper and textiles). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 29 industry players, including PPG Industries, Evonik Industries, and Cabot.

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  1. Specialty Silicas

    $5,200.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $118.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $173.00

      1. Table | SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,756.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $271.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $240.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

        $254.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      5. 3.5 Historical Market Trends

        $95.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY SILICA MARKET, 2004-2014

        2. CHART II-1 SPECIALTY SILICA MARKET, 2004-2014

      6. 3.6 Pricing & Product Mix

        $142.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY SILICA PRICING

      7. 3.7 Technology

        $137.00

        1. CHART II-2 SPECIALTY SILICA FLOW CHART

      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $181.00

      9. 3.9 World Market Overview

        $119.00

      10. 3.10 Foreign Trade

        $256.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY SILICA FOREIGN TRADE

        2. CHART II-3 SPECIALTY SILICA TRADE FLOW BY PRODUCT, 2014

        3. 3.10.1 Imports

          $106.00

          1. CHART II-4 SPECIALTY SILICA IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2014

        4. 3.10.2 Exports

          $82.00

          1. CHART II-5 SPECIALTY SILICA EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2014

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $2,622.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $137.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART III-1 SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014: VOLUME & VALUE

      2. 4.2 Precipitated Silica

        $661.00

        1. 4.2.1 Supply & Demand

          $137.00

          1. Table | PRECIPITATED SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.2.2 Markets

          $258.00

          1. Table | PRECIPITATED SILICA MARKETS

          2. CHART III-2 PRECIPITATED SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

        3. 4.2.3 Capacity & Producers

          $212.00

          1. Table | PRECIPITATED SILICA PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2014

      3. 4.3 Fumed Silica

        $511.00

        1. 4.3.1 Supply & Demand

          $92.00

          1. Table | FUMED SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.3.2 Markets

          $177.00

          1. Table | FUMED SILICA MARKETS

          2. CHART III-3 FUMED SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

        3. 4.3.3 Capacity & Producers

          $177.00

          1. Table | FUMED SILICA PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2014

      4. 4.4 Silica Gel

        $491.00

        1. 4.4.1 Supply & Demand

          $120.00

          1. Table | SILICA GEL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.4.2 Markets

          $144.00

          1. Table | SILICA GEL MARKETS

          2. CHART III-4 SILICA GEL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

        3. 4.4.3 Capacity & Producers

          $153.00

          1. Table | SILICA GEL PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2014

      5. 4.5 Silica Sol

        $501.00

        1. 4.5.1 Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SILICA SOL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.5.2 Markets

          $230.00

          1. Table | SILICA SOL MARKETS

          2. CHART III-5 SILICA SOL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

        3. 4.5.3 Capacity & Producers

          $170.00

          1. Table | SILICA SOL PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2014

      6. 4.6 Fused Silica

        $321.00

        1. 4.6.1 Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | FUSED SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.6.2 Markets

          $107.00

          1. Table | FUSED SILICA MARKETS

          2. CHART III-6 FUSED SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

        3. 4.6.3 Capacity & Producers

          $102.00

          1. Table | FUSED SILICA PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2014

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $4,897.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $153.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-1 SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014: VOLUME & VALUE

      2. 5.2 Rubber

        $670.00

        1. 5.2.1 Rubber Outlook

          $106.00

          1. Table | RUBBER CONSUMPTION

        2. 5.2.2 Silica Demand

          $502.00

          1. Table | RUBBER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE

          2. Table | TIRE RUBBER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS

          3. Table | NONTIRE RUBBER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS

      3. 5.3 Cosmetics & Toiletries

        $403.00

        1. 5.3.1 Cosmetic & Toiletry Outlook

          $199.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.3.2 Silica Demand

          $177.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE

      4. 5.4 Chemicals

        $427.00

        1. 5.4.1 Chemical Product Outlook

          $152.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.4.2 Silica Demand

          $244.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE & APPLICATION

      5. 5.5 Coatings & Inks

        $331.00

        1. 5.5.1 Coatings & Inks Outlook

          $126.00

          1. Table | COATINGS & INKS SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.5.2 Silica Demand

          $179.00

          1. Table | COATINGS & INKS MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE

      6. 5.6 Electrical & Electronic Equipment

        $536.00

        1. 5.6.1 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Outlook

          $262.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.6.2 Silica Demand

          $224.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE

      7. 5.7 Plastics

        $377.00

        1. 5.7.1 Plastics Outlook

          $133.00

          1. Table | PLASTICS INDICATORS

        2. 5.7.2 Silica Demand

          $218.00

          1. Table | PLASTICS MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE & APPLICATION

      8. 5.8 Food & Beverages

        $475.00

        1. 5.8.1 Food & Beverage Outlook

          $212.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.8.2 Silica Demand

          $233.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE & APPLICATION

      9. 5.9 Agriculture & Animal Health

        $444.00

        1. 5.9.1 Agriculture Outlook

          $156.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS

        2. 5.9.2 Silica Demand

          $233.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURE & ANIMAL HEALTH MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE

      10. 5.10 Metals & Refractories

        $340.00

        1. 5.10.1 Metal & Refractory Outlook

          $108.00

          1. Table | METAL & REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.10.2 Silica Demand

          $201.00

          1. Table | METAL & REFRACTORY MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE

      11. 5.11 Paper & Textiles

        $398.00

        1. 5.11.1 Paper & Textile Outlook

          $125.00

          1. Table | PAPER & TEXTILE PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.11.2 Silica Demand

          $246.00

          1. Table | PAPER & TEXTILE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE

      12. 5.12 Other

        $341.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY TYPE & APPLICATION

        2. 5.12.1 Adhesive & Sealants

          $82.00

        3. 5.12.2 Packaging

          $99.00

        4. 5.12.3 All Other

          $116.00

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,011.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $120.00

        1. Table | US SPECIALTY SILICA SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      2. 6.2 Market Share

        $342.00

        1. CHART V-1 US SPECIALTY SILICA MARKET SHARE, 2014

      3. 6.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 6.4 Competitive Strategies

        $191.00

      5. 6.5 Cooperative Agreements

        $178.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 6.6 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      7. 6.7 Marketing & Distribution

        $122.00

      8. 6.8 Company Profiles

        $3,901.00

        1. 6.8.1 Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated

          $91.00

        2. 6.8.2 Akzo Nobel NV

          $207.00

        3. 6.8.3 Bayer AG

          $82.00

        4. 6.8.4 Cabot Corporation

          $246.00

        5. 6.8.5 Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

          $122.00

        6. 6.8.6 Denka Company Limited

          $82.00

        7. 6.8.7 DENTSPLY International Incorporated

          $143.00

        8. 6.8.8 Ecolab Incorporated

          $145.00

        9. 6.8.9 Evonik Industries AG

          $243.00

        10. 6.8.10 Fuji Silysia Chemical Limited

          $160.00

        11. 6.8.11 Fujimi Incorporated

          $136.00

        12. 6.8.12 Glassven CA

          $82.00

        13. 6.8.13 Grace (WR) &Company

          $203.00

        14. 6.8.14 Huber (JM) Corporation

          $148.00

        15. 6.8.15 Imerys SA

          $104.00

        16. 6.8.16 Kemira Oyj

          $120.00

        17. 6.8.17 Merck KGaA

          $274.00

        18. 6.8.18 Multisorb Technologies Incorporated

          $92.00

        19. 6.8.19 Nissan Chemical Industries Limited

          $103.00

        20. 6.8.20 Orisil Limited

          $82.00

        21. 6.8.21 PPG Industries Incorporated

          $160.00

        22. 6.8.22 PQ Corporation

          $160.00

        23. 6.8.23 Precision Electro Minerals Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 6.8.24 Qingdao Makall Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 6.8.25 Solvay SA

          $174.00

        26. 6.8.26 3M Company

          $116.00

        27. 6.8.27 Tokuyama Corporation

          $82.00

        28. 6.8.28 Tosoh Corporation

          $82.00

        29. 6.8.29 Wacker Chemie AG

          $159.00

      9. 6.9 Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

        $82.00

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