World Specialty Silicas Market

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World Specialty Silicas Market

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World demand to reach 2.7 million metric tons in 2016

World demand for specialty silicas -- which include precipitated silica, fumed silica, silica gel, and silica sol -- will increase at a healthy pace to 2.7 million metric tons in 2016. Robust growth in rubber applications -- the largest market for specialty silicas -- will drive gains, particularly in the expanding industrial sectors of developing countries such as China and India. Silica will also register strong gains in demand in the chemicals market as more products employ silica additives to improve performance. Growth in the food and feed market will be restrained by market maturity in developed countries, though demand will still be moderate as more processed food is used in developing countries. The cosmetics and toiletries market for silicas will also see more limited gains, as the usage of silica in toothpaste is becoming increasingly mature. However, increasing personal consumption expenditures in developing countries, especially China, will continue to support growth.

Strong turnaround in rubber industry to benefit specialty silica consumption

A strong turnaround in the world rubber industry, which was hard-hit by the 2008- 2009 economic downturn, will benefit silica demand. Through 2016, the fastest gains in volume terms will be seen for fumed silica, fueled by a rebound in the production of silicone rubber for industrial rubber applications as the economy recovers. Precipitated silica demand will also be bolstered by strong gains in nontire rubber products.

Adoption of "green tires" to boost specialty silica value & volume demand

A major force impacting market demand in both value and volume terms will be the adoption of "green tires," which use precipitated silica to lower rolling resistance and improve motor vehicle fuel economy. Popular in Western Europe, "green tires" are beginning to gain traction in other parts of the world as consumers seek out environmentally friendly and fuel efficient tires. Growth will continue in Western Europe with mandatory tire labeling based on fuel efficiency and other characteristics. However, as the "green tire" market in Europe approaches market maturity, advances in demand will take place in North America, Japan, and developing countries, where tire-labeling regulations are also being considered. Due to the size of the "green tire" market, precipitated silica will remain the dominant product type through 2016.

Semiconductor polishing to lead gains in industrial processing market

The industrial processing market will experience moderate growth, though more rapid increases will exist in the semiconductor polishing segment. As semiconductor device density increases, silica sol, which has smaller particle size and less tendency to form clumps, will be adopted in chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) slurries, a factor in silica sol's quickly accelerating growth rate. Rapid gains in the paper market will also drive silica sol growth. Applications such as cosmetics and cat litter will have reached maturity in developed markets, restraining growth for silica gel.

Study coverage

Details on these and other key findings are contained in World Specialty Silicas, which presents historical demand data (2001, 2006, 2011) plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product, market, world region and for 16 countries. The study also assesses key market environment factors, examines industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles industry competitors including Cabot, Evonik Industries, PPG, Rhodia (Solvay), Wacker Chemie, and WR Grace.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION x

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

World Population Overview 5

World Economic Overview 6

Recent Historical Trends 7

World Economic Outlook 8

World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product 12

Personal Consumption & Expenditure Trends 14

World Manufacturing Overview 15

Chemical Industry Outlook 17

Food & Beverage Production Outlook 19

World Rubber Outlook 22

World Tire Industry Outlook 24

Pricing & Product Mix 26

Technology 28

Environmental & Regulatory Issues 31

III. OVERVIEW 33

General 33

Demand by Region 34

Demand by Product 36

Precipitated Silica 40

Silica Gel 43

Silica Sol 47

Fumed Silica 50

Demand by Market 54

Rubber 57

Tire Rubber 58

Non-Tire Rubber 61

Chemicals 64

Cosmetics & Toiletries 68

Food & Feed 71

Industrial Processing 74

Other 78

Batteries 79

Paper 80

All Other 81

World Specialty Silica Production 83

International Trade Flows 86

IV. NORTH AMERICA 89

Overview 89

Specialty Silica Demand 91

United States 93

Canada 100

Mexico 105

V. WESTERN EUROPE 111

Overview 111

Specialty Silica Demand 113

Germany 116

France 122

Italy 126

United Kingdom 131

Spain 136

Other Western Europe 141

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 147

Overview 147

Specialty Silica Demand 149

China 152

Japan 160

South Korea 166

India 172

Taiwan 177

Indonesia 183

Other Asia/Pacific 188

VII. OTHER REGIONS 194

Central & South America 194

Overview 194

Specialty Silica Demand 196

Brazil 198

Other Central & South America 203

Eastern Europe 208

Overview 208

Specialty Silica Demand 210

Russia 212

Other Eastern Europe 217

Africa/Mideast 222

Overview 222

Specialty Silica Demand 225

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 228

General 228

Market Share 230

Acquisitions & Divestitures 235

Competitive Strategies 237

Cooperative Agreements 239

Manufacturing 243

Marketing & Distribution 244

Company Profiles 246

Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated 247

Akzo Nobel NV 248

AZ Electronic Materials Sarl 251

C-E Minerals, see Imerys

Cabot Bluestar Chemical Jiangxi, see Cabot and China

National Bluestar Group

Cabot Corporation 252

China National Bluestar Group Company Limited 255

DA NanoMaterials, see Air Products and Chemicals

DENTSPLY International Incorporated 257

Dow Corning Zhangjiagang, see Wacker Chemie

DuPont (EI) de Nemours 258

Ecolab Incorporated 260

Eka Chemicals, see Akzo Nobel

Evonik Industries AG 262

Fuji Silysia Chemical Limited 266

Fujimi Incorporated 267

Fuso Chemical Company Limited 268

Glassven CA 269

Grace (WR) & Company 271

Grupo IQE, see Industrias Quimicas del Ebro

Huber (JM) Corporation 274

Imerys SA 276

Industrias Quimicas del Ebro SA 277

IQESIL, see Industrias Quimicas del Ebro

Kemira Oyj 279

Madhu Silica Private Limited 280

Merck KGaA 281

Multisorb Technologies Incorporated 283

Nalco Holding, see Ecolab

Nippon Aerosil, see Evonik Industries

Nissan Chemical Industries Limited 285

Oriental Silicas Corporation 287

Orisil Limited 288

PPG Industries Incorporated 289

PQ Corporation 291

Qingdao Haiyang Chemical Company Limited 293

Qingdao Makall Group Incorporated 294

Ransom & Randolph, see DENTSPLY International

Rhodia, see Solvay

Solvay SA 296

Tokuyama Corporation 298

Tosoh Corporation 299

Wacker Chemie AG 301

Zhuzhou Xinglong Chemical Industry Company Limited 303

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Population 6

2 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 12

3 World per Capita Gross Domestic Product 13

4 World Personal Consumption Expenditures 15

5 World Manufacturing Value Added 17

6 World Chemical Manufacturing Value Added 19

7 World Food & Beverage Manufacturing Value Added 21

8 World Rubber Demand 24

9 World Tire Production 26

10 Specialty Silica Pricing 28

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Specialty Silica Demand by Region 35

2 World Specialty Silica Demand by Product 38

3 World Precipitated Silica Demand by Region 43

4 World Silica Gel Demand by Region 47

5 World Silica Sol Demand by Region 50

6 World Fumed Silica Demand by Region 54

7 World Specialty Silica Demand by Market 56

8 World Rubber Markets for Specialty Silicas by Application

& Region 58

9 World Tire Markets for Specialty Silicas by Region 61

10 World Non-Tire Markets for Specialty Silicas by Region 64

11 World Chemical Markets for Specialty Silicas by Application

& Region 68

12 World Cosmetic & Toiletry Markets for Specialty Silicas

by Application & Region 71

13 World Food & Feed Markets for Specialty Silicas

by Application & Region 74

14 World Industrial Processing Markets for Specialty Silicas

by Application & Region 77

15 Other Markets for Specialty Silicas by Application & Region 79

16 World Specialty Silica Production by Region 85

17 World Specialty Silica Net Exports by Region 88

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 90

2 North America: Specialty Silica Demand by Product

& Market 92

3 United States: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 95

4 United States: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 97

5 United States: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 100

6 Canada: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 102

7 Canada: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 103

8 Canada: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 105

9 Mexico: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 107

10 Mexico: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 108

11 Mexico: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 110

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 113

2 Western Europe: Specialty Silica Demand by Product

& Market 115

3 Germany: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 118

4 Germany: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 120

5 Germany: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 121

6 France: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 123

7 France: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 125

8 France: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 126

9 Italy: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 128

10 Italy: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 129

11 Italy: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 131

12 United Kingdom: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 133

13 United Kingdom: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 134

14 United Kingdom: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 136

15 Spain: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 138

16 Spain: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 139

17 Spain: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 141

18 Other Western Europe: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 143

19 Other Western Europe: Specialty Silica Demand

by Product 145

20 Other Western Europe: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 146

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 149

2 Asia/Pacific: Specialty Silica Demand by Product & Market 151

3 China: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 154

4 China: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 158

5 China: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 159

6 Japan: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 162

7 Japan: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 164

8 Japan: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 165

9 South Korea: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 168

10 South Korea: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 170

11 South Korea: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 171

12 India: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 173

13 India: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 175

14 India: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 177

15 Taiwan: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 179

16 Taiwan: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 181

17 Taiwan: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 182

18 Indonesia: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 184

19 Indonesia: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 186

20 Indonesia: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 187

21 Other Asia/Pacific: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 189

22 Other Asia/Pacific: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 191

23 Other Asia/Pacific: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 193

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Central & South America: Specialty Silica Supply

& Demand 196

2 Central & South America: Specialty Silica Demand

by Product & Market 198

3 Brazil: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 200

4 Brazil: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 201

5 Brazil: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 203

6 Other Central & South America: Specialty Silica Supply

& Demand 205

7 Other Central & South America: Specialty Silica

Demand by Product 206

8 Other Central & South America: Specialty Silica

Demand by Market 208

9 Eastern Europe: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 210

10 Eastern Europe: Specialty Silica Demand by Product

& Market 212

11 Russia: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 214

12 Russia: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 216

13 Russia: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 217

14 Other Eastern Europe: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 219

15 Other Eastern Europe: Specialty Silica Demand by Product 221

16 Other Eastern Europe: Specialty Silica Demand by Market 222

17 Africa/Mideast: Specialty Silica Supply & Demand 224

18 Africa/Mideast: Specialty Silica Demand by Product

& Market 227

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Specialty Silica Sales by Company, 2011 229

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 237

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 242

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Specialty Silica Production Flow Chart 30

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Specialty Silica Demand Share by Region, 2001-2021 36

2 World Specialty Silica Demand by Product, 2011 39

3 World Specialty Silica Demand by Market, 2011 57

4 World Specialty Silica Production Share by Region, 2001-2021 86

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Specialty Silica Demand by Country, 2011 93

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Specialty Silica Demand by Country, 2011 116

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Specialty Silica Demand by Country, 2011 152

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Specialty Silica Market Share, 2011 231

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