North American Fumed Silica Market size is poised to exceed USD 525 million by 2027, according to a latest forecast report by Graphical Research. The market will be driven by increasing consumption of beauty & personal care products over the study timeframe. For instance, according to L'Oréal’s annual report, the global cosmetics market displayed steady growth of approximately 5% in 2019. High disposable incomes, demographic changes, and changing consumer preferences are driving the demand for cosmetics. In addition, consumers prefer organic products and shop through online platforms. Furthermore, the company also uses certain pricing strategies to seek more profits. All these factors will lead to an increase in cosmetics sales in the next few years.
Several companies are researching innovative solutions to produce fumed silica at competitive prices and expanding their influence in emerging markets. For example, Cabot Corporation manufactures fumed silica through the pyrogenic method, which produces one of the purest forms of commercially available synthetic amorphous silica (purity 99.8%). In contrast, the production of precipitated silica requires the addition of inorganic acids to alkaline silicate solutions, resulting in products with lower purity that contain higher moisture, sulfate, and chloride impurities. The benefits offered are proliferating the demand for fumed silica.
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The hydrophobic fumed silica segment will account for over USD 178 million by 2027. Hydrophobic fumed silica is a processed fumed silica produced by the chemical reaction between hydrophilic silica and reactive silanes (such as hexamethyldisilazane or chlorosilane). Due to the presence of anchored short-chain or long-chain organic groups, water-repellent properties are present on the surface of a silica gel. This type of silica also has excellent rheological properties and low hygroscopicity. It is used for silicone reinforcement without the need to thicken polar solvents and resins such as isocyanates, alcohols, epoxy resins & polyurethanes. These properties will bolster the segment growth.
The paints, coatings & inks segment will witness a growth rate of 5.2% over the projected timeframe. Fumed silica is used in coating to prevent the settling of heavy pigments and to improve sag resistance. Adding fumed silica to the coating can prevent scratches on the surface of the coating and improve energy dissipation. Hydrophobic colloidal silica is used in coatings to prevent water from migrating from the surface of the film to the underlying substrate. When applied to vertical surfaces, the product prevents paint sagging. In addition, it can minimize the risk of rust and corrosion of paints & coatings to improve flow characteristics. Such trends will likely fuel the segment growth.
The adhesives & sealants application segment will grow at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2017 to 2027. In adhesives & sealants, fumed silica is used to improve anti-settling characteristics during storage, achieve better control over extrusion properties, offer anti-sag properties, and increase product viscosity. The product is used as a thixotropic agent in epoxy adhesives & sealants systems. Hydrophilic fumed silica is used to obtain superior rheological control in polyurethane sealants. The silica is pre-dried before the actual operation for better productivity. A positive outlook in the building & construction and packaging sectors will spur the market growth during the forecast timespan.
The fumed silica in North American market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilotons & revenue in USD Million from 2016 to 2027 for the following segments:
North America Market, By Product
North America Market, By Application
- Pharmaceutical, Beauty & Personal Care
- Silicone Elastomers
- Paints, Coatings & Inks
- Adhesives & Sealants
- Food & Beverages
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