World Specialty Silicas

As Quoted In Refractories Worldforum

Precipitated silica will remain dominant, with the adoption of “green tires” in North America and the Asia/Pacific regions, plus new tire labeling regulations in the EU, Japan and South Korea.

Worldwide demand to rise 5.6% yearly through 2016

World demand for specialty silicas -- which include precipitated silica, fumed silica, silica gel, and silica sol -- will rise at a healthy 5.6 percent annual pace to 2.8 million metric tons in 2016. In value terms, the market will grow 7.5 percent per year to $6.4 billion. Volume demand will be bolstered by rising use in the rubber market due to increased use of silica in tire treads and higher levels of tire production, and by recovery in the manufacturing sector. In both value and volume terms, the market will improve from the 2006-2011 period, when it was negatively impacted by the worldwide economic recession of 2009.

“Green tires” to fuel precipitated silica demand

Precipitated silica, the dominant specialty silica product, will continue to account for over two-thirds of global demand through 2021. Above average growth will be fueled by the adoption of “green tires,” especially in North America and the Asia/Pacific region. New tire labeling regulations in the EU, Japan, and South Korea will increase demand for precipitated silica in tire treads, where precipitated silica lowers rolling resistance (improving fuel economy) and improves wet grip.

Demand for fumed silica will be boosted by an acceleration in non-tire rubber demand -- and in particular silicone rubber -- in industrial applications. Silica sol will increase at an average pace, benefiting from the acceleration in the manufacturing sector, which will boost demand for silicas in refractories, metals, and textiles. Demand growth for silica gel will be limited by market maturity in applications such as food and beverages and cat litter, restraining overall growth.

Tire rubber to be fastest growing rubber market

Rubber will continue to account for the majority of demand and will continue to be the fastest growing market. Tire rubber will realize the most rapid gains, driven by higher levels of tire production as the motor vehicle industry continues to recover and as green tires are increasingly utilized in North America and the Asia/Pacific region. The rate of adoption will be positively influenced as tire makers pursue consumer-education marketing efforts and tire labeling regulations are enacted (or come under consideration) in various regions.

Silica demand in non-tire rubber applications will be in line with average silica demand, as the economic recovery will aid industrial rubber products demand. Strong gains will also exist in the chemical and industrial processing markets. The cosmetics and toiletries, food and feed, and smaller markets will post less rapid gains, as those markets have realized maturity in developed countries.

Study Scope

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.

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  1. World Specialty Silicas

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $253.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $183.00

      1. Table | WORLD SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,747.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Population Overview

        $97.00

        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION (million persons)

      3. 3.3 World Economic Overview

        $577.00

        1. 3.3.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $117.00

        2. 3.3.2 World Economic Outlook

          $273.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

        3. 3.3.3 World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (2010 dollars)

        4. 3.3.4 Personal Consumption & Expenditure Trends

          $91.00

          1. Table | WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2010 dollars)

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Overview

        $106.00

        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED (billion 2010 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Chemical Industry Outlook

        $134.00

        1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED (billion 2010 dollars)

      6. 3.6 Food & Beverage Production Outlook

        $141.00

        1. Table | WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED (billion 2010 dollars)

      7. 3.7 World Rubber Outlook

        $168.00

        1. Table | WORLD RUBBER DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      8. 3.8 World Tire Industry Outlook

        $115.00

        1. Table | WORLD TIRE PRODUCTION (million units)

      9. 3.9 Pricing & Product Mix

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        1. Table | SPECIALTY SILICA PRICING (dollars per kilogram)

      10. 3.10 Technology

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      11. 3.11 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Demand by Region

        $126.00

        1. Table | WORLD SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Demand by Product

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        1. Table | WORLD SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.3.1 Precipitated Silica

          $196.00

          1. Table | WORLD PRECIPITATED SILICA DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.3.2 Silica Gel

          $235.00

          1. Table | WORLD SILICA GEL DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        4. 4.3.3 Silica Sol

          $186.00

          1. Table | WORLD SILICA SOL DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        5. 4.3.4 Fumed Silica

          $238.00

          1. Table | WORLD FUMED SILICA DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      4. 4.4 Demand by Market

        $1,600.00

        1. Table | WORLD SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.4.1 Rubber

          $406.00

          1. Table | WORLD RUBBER MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY APPLICATION & REGION (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | WORLD TIRE MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY REGION (thousands metric tons)

          3. Table | WORLD NON-TIRE MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.4.2 Chemicals

          $241.00

          1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY APPLICATION & REGION (thousand metric tons)

        4. 4.4.3 Cosmetics & Toiletries

          $157.00

          1. Table | WORLD COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY APPLICATION & REGION (thousand metric tons)

        5. 4.4.4 Food & Feed

          $171.00

          1. Table | WORLD FOOD & FEED MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY APPLICATION & REGION (thousand metric tons)

        6. 4.4.5 Industrial Processing

          $201.00

          1. Table | WORLD INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY APPLICATION & REGION (thousand metric tons)

        7. 4.4.6 Other

          $322.00

          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SILICAS BY APPLICATION & REGION (thousand metric tons)

      5. 4.5 World Specialty Silica Production

        $114.00

        1. Table | WORLD SPECIALTY SILICA PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      6. 4.6 International Trade Flows

        $102.00

        1. Table | WORLD SPECIALTY SILICA NET EXPORTS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $1,164.00

      1. 5.1 North America: Overview

        $113.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

      2. 5.2 North America: Specialty Silica Demand

        $93.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 5.3 United States

        $431.00

        1. Table | UNITED STATES: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | UNITED STATES: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 5.4 Canada

        $256.00

        1. Table | CANADA: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CANADA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | CANADA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 5.5 Mexico

        $270.00

        1. Table | MEXICO: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | MEXICO: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | MEXICO: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,768.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: Overview

        $123.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Specialty Silica Demand

        $118.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 6.3 Germany

        $287.00

        1. Table | GERMANY: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | GERMANY: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | GERMANY: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 6.4 France

        $235.00

        1. Table | FRANCE: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | FRANCE: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | FRANCE: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 6.5 Italy

        $253.00

        1. Table | ITALY: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | ITALY: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | ITALY: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 6.6 United Kingdom

        $241.00

        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 6.7 Spain

        $246.00

        1. Table | SPAIN: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | SPAIN: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | SPAIN: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 6.8 Other Western Europe

        $264.00

        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: Overview

        $134.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Specialty Silica Demand

        $94.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 7.3 China

        $466.00

        1. Table | CHINA: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CHINA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | CHINA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 7.4 Japan

        $324.00

        1. Table | JAPAN: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | JAPAN: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | JAPAN: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 7.5 South Korea

        $278.00

        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 7.6 India

        $298.00

        1. Table | INDIA: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | INDIA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | INDIA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 7.7 Taiwan

        $298.00

        1. Table | TAIWAN: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | TAIWAN: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | TAIWAN: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 7.8 Indonesia

        $260.00

        1. Table | INDONESIA: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | INDONESIA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | INDONESIA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      9. 7.9 Other Asia/Pacific

        $306.00

        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $1,682.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $670.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Overview

          $118.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Specialty Silica Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.1.3 Brazil

          $245.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | BRAZIL: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $238.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $751.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Overview

          $118.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Specialty Silica Demand

          $90.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.2.3 Russia

          $271.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | RUSSIA: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.2.4 Other Eastern Europe

          $272.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $260.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Overview

          $131.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: SPECIALTY SILICA SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Specialty Silica Demand

          $128.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: SPECIALTY SILICA DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,860.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $130.00

        1. Table | WORLD SPECIALTY SILICA SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 9.2 Market Share

        $356.00

      3. 9.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $100.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 9.4 Competitive Strategies

        $126.00

      5. 9.5 Cooperative Agreements

        $225.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 9.6 Manufacturing

        $84.00

      7. 9.7 Marketing & Distribution

        $141.00

      8. 9.8 Company Profiles

        $3,696.00

        1. 9.8.1 Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated

          $89.00

        2. 9.8.2 Akzo Nobel NV

          $168.00

        3. 9.8.3 AZ Electronic Materials Sarl

          $96.00

        4. 9.8.4 Cabot Corporation

          $241.00

        5. 9.8.5 China National Bluestar Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        6. 9.8.6 DENTSPLY International Incorporated

          $88.00

        7. 9.8.7 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $82.00

        8. 9.8.8 Ecolab Incorporated

          $138.00

        9. 9.8.9 Evonik Industries AG

          $286.00

        10. 9.8.10 Fuji Silysia Chemical Limited

          $83.00

        11. 9.8.11 Fujimi Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 9.8.12 Fuso Chemical Company Limited

          $82.00

        13. 9.8.13 Glassven CA

          $86.00

        14. 9.8.14 Grace (WR) & Company

          $251.00

        15. 9.8.15 Huber (JM) Corporation

          $128.00

        16. 9.8.16 Imerys SA

          $94.00

        17. 9.8.17 Industrias Químicas del Ebro SA

          $82.00

        18. 9.8.18 Kemira Oyj

          $82.00

        19. 9.8.19 Madhu Silica Private Limited

          $82.00

        20. 9.8.20 Merck KGaA

          $114.00

        21. 9.8.21 Multisorb Technologies Incorporated

          $126.00

        22. 9.8.22 Nissan Chemical Industries Limited

          $116.00

        23. 9.8.23 Oriental Silicas Corporation

          $93.00

        24. 9.8.24 Orisil Limited

          $82.00

        25. 9.8.25 PPG Industries Incorporated

          $116.00

        26. 9.8.26 PQ Corporation

          $168.00

        27. 9.8.27 Qingdao Haiyang Chemical Company Limited

          $96.00

        28. 9.8.28 Qingdao Makall Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 9.8.29 Solvay SA

          $136.00

        30. 9.8.30 Tokuyama Corporation

          $91.00

        31. 9.8.31 Tosoh Corporation

          $82.00

        32. 9.8.32 Wacker Chemie AG

          $172.00

        33. 9.8.33 Zhuzhou Xinglong Chemical Industry Company Limited

          $82.00

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