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Colloidal Silica Market

Colloidal Silica Market

Colloidal Silica Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking – Global Market Insights 2019 - 2029

Colloidal Silica Market
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In Brief

  • Global sales of colloidal silica were valued at over US$ 800 Mn in 2018, with gains primarily driven by growing applications in coatings, electronics, and construction industries.
  • End-users continue to show a marked preference for colloidal silica of size up to 50 nm, in light of their clear dispersions and larger specific surface areas.
  • East Asia will remain the leading market for colloidal silica, which can be attributed to the resurgence in construction activities that create a significant demand for coatings and paints.
  • South Asia is expected to be the high-growth market for colloidal silica, with sales estimated to record a Y-o-Y growth at over 6% in 2019 over 2018.

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What are the Key Growth Drivers of Colloidal Silica Market?

  • Colloidal silica continues to gain high traction as the preferred abrasive in the chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) applications, in light of its key attributes that include good stability, and adjustable particle size distribution. Recent research efforts toward development of the colloidal products with tunable chemical and physical properties will pave lucrative avenues for the colloidal silica industry.
  • There has been a marked rise in adoption of colloidal silica in the automotive industry, for manufacturing of automotive tires with decreased rolling resistance to improve vehicle handling and mileage. Additionally, the growing trend of green tires has augured well for sales of colloidal silica worldwide.
  • Stringent government regulations on the use of protective coatings have fueled the use of green coatings in the automotive industry, which continues to favor the colloidal silica industry.
  • Colloidal silica is witnessing increased traction from the electronics market, due to the accelerating growth in electronic component output, semiconductors to be specific for which silica is used as an abrasive polish.
  • Growing use of levasil colloidal silica in the paper manufacturing industry, to enhance the frictional and printing properties of board stock, is a key aspect driving growth of the colloidal silica market.

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Key Challenges Faced by Stakeholders in Colloidal Silica Market 

  • High price volatility of the raw materials used in manufacturing colloidal silica continues to remain a key concern among the market players.
  • The dependency of the colloidal silica industry on cyclical end-use industries, owing to standalone nature of the product, has confined growth of the market to a certain extent.

Colloidal Silica Market – Competitive Landscape

  • In March 2019, a leading player in colloidal silica market, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) completed the expansion of colloidal silica in Sweden. The expansion has increased the production capacity of the surface-modified colloidal silica at the company’s Bohus site in Sweden.
  • In February 2019, W. R. Grace & Co. started the construction of a novel colloidal silica plant at the company’s leading manufacturing and R&D center in Worms, Germany.
  • In September 2018, a leading player in colloidal silica market, Evonik Industries, shared its plans to expand the company’s hydrophobic fumed silica capacities to cater to the growing demand for specialty silica varieties. The expansion aims at making 20% additional capacity for refinement hydrophilic silica available by the end of 2020.

Ecolab, Inc.

Established in 1923 and headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the US, Ecolab, Inc. is a leading player in colloidal silica market, and provides products and services in the field of water, energy, and hygiene and operates in several segments, such as industrial, institutional, and energy.

Cabot Corporation

Founded in 1882 and based in Boston, MA, USA, Cabot Corporation (Cabot) is a specialty chemicals and performance materials company that primarily offers carbon black and rubber blacks.

Nissan Chemicals

Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan a leading player in the colloidal silica market, Nissan Chemical Corp., engages in the manufacture and sale of industrial chemicals, and operates through segments, including Chemicals, Agrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Functional Materials, Wholesale Business, and Others.

PPG Industries, Inc.

Established in 1882 & based in Pittsburg, USA, PPG Industries, Inc. is a chemical manufacturer that produces and sells coatings, paints, specialty materials, and optical products.

W.R. Grace & Co.

Founded in 1854 and based in Columbia, USA, W. R. Grace & Co is a producer and marketer of specialty chemicals and materials. The product offerings of the company include catalysts, fine chemicals, molecular sieves, and synthetic silica.

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End-User Preference Remains High for Smaller Size Colloidal Silica

Smaller particle size of colloidal silica is highly preferred by end-users, owing to comparatively more clear dispersions achieved. This study estimates that colloidal silica of up to 50 nm will continue to remain the top-selling category, with sales in 2018 accounting for over 50% market shares.

As the average particle size limits the weight fraction of colloidal silica, dispersions with smaller average diameters are associated with larger specific surface areas.

The property of colloidal silica of being modified to various configurations, such as surface modification, surface charge, and stabilization of ions, and adjustments to pH, is another key aspect driving the product’s development and sales worldwide.

Additionally, the environment-friendly nature of colloidal silica, in light of its integral constituents – amorphous silica and water – has added to their reputation as the rank-one industrial chemical products.

Research Scope

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An Adaptive Approach to Modern-day Research Needs

Research Methodology

A realistic methodology in tandem with holistic approach forms the base for the actionable insights provided in offered in the colloidal silica market for the study assessment period.

The Fact.MR report comprises of in-depth information on the growth prospects of colloidal silica industry along with enthralling insights into the forecast analysis of the market.

Extensive primary and secondary research are employed to garner valuable insights into the forecast analysis of colloidal silica market.

The report on colloidal silica market has further undergone cross-validation by the in-house professionals to make the colloidal silica market report one-of-its-kind with the highest credibility.

Fact.MR has recently compiled a study of the colloidal silica market, which sheds light on a slew of factors that shape the market growth. The historical and forecast numbers, in terms of value (US$ Mn) and volume (tons), are offered, along with analysis of the most influential trends in the marketplace so as to enable the clients buying the study to develop winning business strategies.

Chapter 1 – Executive Summary

The report then starts with a summary of the colloidal silica market, where global values and growth rate have been provided, coupled with a summary of the market dynamics. An opportunity assessment of the colloidal silica market has also been involved in this chapter, where winning and losing components of the market have been analyzed.

Chapter 2 – Colloidal Silica Market Overview

The report proceeds with a succinct overview of the colloidal silica market, including an introduction to the market and a formal definition of the target research area – colloidal silica.

Imperative global statistics of the colloidal silica market, such as size (Value - US$ Mn, and Volume - Tons), forecast numbers, and Y-o-Y growth rate, have been offered. A taxonomy table included in this chapter represents key segments identified in the colloidal silica market.

Chapter 3 – Key Market Trends

This chapter offers analysis of key trends influencing growth of the colloidal silica market, along with the product innovation and development trends as well as mega trends impact the market growth.

Chapter 4 – Colloidal Silica Market Background

An introduction to the associated industry – specialty silica – has been offered in this chapter, along with the market size and forecast of the specialty silica. A Y-o-Y growth comparison of the specialty silica market is also included in this chapter.

Macro-economic factors that include GDP growth outlook, chemical industry growth outlook, coating industry growth outlook, and construction sector outlook, and their relevance of impact on the growth of the colloidal silica market have been delivered. The most influential market dynamics and study of value chain have also been highlighted in this analytical research study.

Chapter 5 – Colloidal Silica Market Demand Analysis & Forecast (Volume)

The study offers the historical scenario of the colloidal silica market based on volume (tons). Current and future volume projections of the colloidal silica market have also been rendered in this chapter.

A Y-o-Y growth trend analysis of the colloidal silica market based on volume has been covered in this chapter of the report.

Chapter 6 – Colloidal Silica Market Pricing Analysis

This chapter gives a regional pricing analysis of the colloidal silica market based on product formulations, along with a pricing breakup of the products developed and launched, and an average pricing analysis benchmark in the colloidal silica landscape.

Chapter 7 – Colloidal Silica Market Demand Analysis & Forecast (Value)

This chapter delivers the absolute dollar opportunity analysis of the colloidal silica market for the period between 2019 and 2029. The study offers the historical scenario of the colloidal silica market based on value (US$ Mn).

Current and future value projections of the colloidal silica market have also been rendered in this chapter. A Y-o-Y growth trend analysis of the colloidal silica market based on value has been covered in this chapter of the report.

Chapter 8 – Colloidal Silica Market Analysis & Forecast by Formulation

Introduction and key findings in the colloidal silica market, in terms of the formulation, has been given in this chapter, along with historical market size (US$ Mn) and volume analysis of the colloidal silica market on the basis of formulation. Key formulation segments analyzed in the colloidal silica market include alkaline and acidic.

Chapter 9 – Colloidal Silica Market Analysis & Forecast by Particle Size

This chapter offers an introduction, and key findings in the colloidal silica market, in terms of particle size, along with historical market size (US$ Mn) and volume analysis of the colloidal silica market on the basis of formulation. The report segments the colloidal silica market on the basis of particle size into up to 50 nm, 51 to 100 nm, and above 100 nm.

Chapter 10 – Colloidal Silica Market Analysis & Forecast by Application

This chapter highlights key application segments of the colloidal silica market, namely, coatings, construction, catalysts, electronics, and other application. The introduction to the application scope of colloidal silica, and key findings in the market are also included in this chapter.

The historical market size in US$ Mn, and a volume analysis & forecast of the colloidal silica market have also been incorporated in the report.

Chapter 11 – Colloidal Silica Market Analysis & Forecast by Region

The report has categorized the colloidal silica market on the basis of region into North America, Europe, Latin America, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and Middle East & Africa (MEA).

Market attractiveness of each region has been studied in detail, and historical & current market size and forecast in terms of value and volume has been offered in this chapter.

Chapter 12 – North America Colloidal Silica Market

This chapter offers a detailed analysis of the colloidal silica market in North America, along with the market size of each segment analyzed in the report. The market attractiveness analysis of the colloidal silica in North America, on the basis of country, particle size, formulation and application, has been delivered in this chapter.

Chapter 13 – Latin America Colloidal silica Market

This chapter provides an in-depth analysis of the colloidal silica market in Latin America, along with the market size of each segment analyzed in the report. The market attractiveness analysis of the colloidal silica in Latin America, on the basis of country, particle size, formulation and application, has been delivered in this chapter.

Chapter 14 – Europe Colloidal silica Market

This chapter offers a comprehensive assessment of the colloidal silica market in Europe, along with the market size of each segment analyzed in the report. The market attractiveness analysis of the colloidal silica in Europe, on the basis of country, particle size, formulation and application, has been delivered in this chapter.

Chapter 15 – East Asia Colloidal silica Market

This chapter delivers an exhaustive study of the colloidal silica market in East Asia, along with the market size of each segment analyzed in the report. The market attractiveness analysis of the colloidal silica in Europe, on the basis of country, particle size, formulation and application, has been delivered in this chapter.

Chapter 16 – South Asia Colloidal silica Market

This chapter gives an all-inclusive study of the colloidal silica market in South Asia, along with the market size of each segment analyzed in the report. The market attractiveness analysis of the colloidal silica in South Asia, on the basis of country, particle size, formulation and application, has been delivered in this chapter.

Chapter 17 – Oceania Colloidal silica Market

This chapter provides a scrutiny of the colloidal silica market in Oceania, along with the market size of each segment analyzed in the report. The market attractiveness analysis of the colloidal silica in Oceania, on the basis of country, particle size, formulation and application, has been delivered in this chapter.

Chapter 18 – MEA Colloidal Silica Market

This chapter engulfs an exclusive study of the colloidal silica market in the Middle East & Africa (MEA), along with the market size of each segment analyzed in the report. The market attractiveness analysis of the colloidal silica in MEA, on the basis of country, particle size, formulation and application, has been delivered in this chapter.

Chapter 19 – Emerging Countries Colloidal Silica Market

The attractiveness of emerging countries for growth of the colloidal silica market has been studied in this chapter, and a succinct introduction to the colloidal silica market scenario in these countries has been offered. China and India are key emerging countries studied for colloidal silica market growth in this chapter.

Chapter 20 – Colloidal Silica Landscape Competition Analysis

This chapter of sheds light on structure of colloidal silica market, on the basis of company tiers. Assessment of the market concentration, and the market share analysis of the top players in the colloidal silica market has been included in this chapter. The occupancy of these players has been systematically represented using an intensity map.

Key players operating in the colloidal silica market include Cobot Corporation, Evonik Industries, Nouryon (Akzo Nobel), PPG Industries Incorporated, Solvay SA, Imreys SA, Ecolab Incorporated, W R Grace, Nissan Chemical, Merck Global, Adeka Corporation, and Elkem Chemical Industries.

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