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Examine the US Specialty Silicas Market.

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US Specialty Silicas Market

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US demand to grow 3.7% annually through 2013

US specialty silica demand is projected to increase 3.7 percent per year to $1.7 billion in 2013, led by healthy advances in the large precipitated silica segment. Overall volume gains are forecast to accelerate from the pace of the 2003- 2008 period, benefitting from an expected rebound in nondurable goods output through 2013. Despite this improvement in volume growth, advances in market value will be limited by a significant moderation in specialty silica pricing following the exceptionally rapid price increases that characterized much of the 2003-2008 period.

Precipitated silica to be fastest growing type

Precipitated silica accounts for the largest share of specialty silica demand in both volume and value terms. This silica type will also constitute the fastest-growing segment of the market, aided by aboveaverage gains in its primary market -- tire rubber. Increasing use of precipitated silica as a replacement for carbon black in tire reinforcement applications in the US will offer significant opportunities for growth. Fumed silica represents the second largest product type in value terms, owing to its higher price relative to other silica types. Demand for fumed silica is expected to be healthy, benefitting from gains in small volume markets such as plastics, adhesives and sealants, cosmetics and toiletries, and food and beverages. However, growth in the large electronics market -- where fumed silica finds use in chemical mechanical planarization slurries -- will slow significantly from the pace of the previous decade.

Tire rubber market to offer best growth opportunities

The rubber industry is projected to remain the largest specialty silica market through 2013. All types of silica are used in rubber applications, but demand is dominated by precipitated silica, with fumed and fused types also accounting for appreciable shares of demand. This market can be divided into tire and nontire applications, with the nontire segment accounting for more than half of demand. However, the tire rubber market is expected to expand more rapidly, surpassing specialty silica volume demand in the nontire segment by 2013. Above-average gains will reflect greater use of precipitated silica in the production of "green" tires, which offer increased fuel efficiency and enhanced performance relative to conventional carbon black tires. Demand will benefit from the growing popularity of these tires in the US due to recent high fuel costs and increasing environmental awareness. Efforts on the part of auto makers to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles in order to comply with new corporate average fuel economy standards will also support expansion. The cosmetics and toiletries market, which represents the second largest market in value terms, will also advance at an above-average pace through 2013. Precipitated silica accounts for the vast majority of demand this market, and will benefit from a rebound in toothpaste production. Continued growth in highperformance toothpaste and gel sales will also support advances, as will specialty silica use in non-toothpaste cosmetic and toiletry applications such as skin and hair care products.

Study coverage

This new industry study presents historical demand data (1998, 2003, 2008) and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by product (e.g., precipitated silica, fumed silica, silica gel, silica sol, fused silica) and end-use market (rubber, cosmetics and toiletries, coatings and inks, chemicals, plastics, electrical and electronic equipment). The study also considers market environment factors, discusses competitive variables evaluates company market share and profiles 30 industry participants.

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION viii I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4 General 4 Macroeconomic Outlook 5 Manufacturing Outlook 9 Historical Trends 12 Pricing & Product Mix 14 Technology 16 World Demand 19 Foreign Trade 21 Imports 22 Exports 24 III. PRODUCTS 26 General 26 Precipitated Silica 29 Supply & Demand 30 Markets 32 Capacity & Producers 36 Fumed Silica 40 Supply & Demand 41 Markets 42 Capacity & Producers 45 Silica Gel 48 Supply & Demand 49 Markets 51 Capacity & Producers 54 Silica Sol 56 Supply & Demand 57 Markets 59 Capacity & Producers 61 Fused Silica 66 Supply & Demand 66 Markets 67 Capacity & Producers 69 IV. MARKETS 72 General 72 Rubber 75 Rubber Outlook 76 Silica Demand 77 Nontire Rubber 79 Tire Rubber 81 Cosmetics & Toiletries 84 Cosmetic & Toiletry Outlook 85 Silica Demand 88 Chemicals 90 Chemical Product Outlook 91 Silica Demand 94 Coatings & Inks 98 Coatings & Inks Outlook 98 Silica Demand 100 Electrical & Electronic Equipment 102 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Outlook 103 Silica Demand 105 Plastics 109 Plastics Outlook 109 Silica Demand 112 Food & Beverages 115 Food & Beverage Outlook 115 Silica Demand 117 Agriculture & Animal Health 120 Agriculture Outlook 121 Silica Demand 124 Paper & Textiles 127 Paper & Textile Outlook 128 Silica Demand 130 Metals & Refractories 134 Metal & Refractory Outlook 135 Silica Demand 138 Other 140 Adhesives & Sealants 142 Packaging 143 Insulation 144 Water Treatment 145 V. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 147 General 147 Market Share 148 PPG Industries 151 Evonik Industries 151 Cabot 152 Huber 152 Grace 153 Acquisitions & Divestitures 153 Competitive Strategies 155 Manufacturing 160 Marketing & Distribution 161 Company Profiles 163 Akzo Nobel NV 164 AZ Electronic Materials USA Corporation 166 Bayer AG 167 C-E Minerals Incorporated, see Imerys SA Cabot Corporation 168 Cabot Microelectronics Corporation 170 Ceradyne Incorporated 171 Clariant International Limited 173 DA NanoMaterials LLC, see DuPont (EI) de Nemours Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha 174 DENTSPLY International Incorporated 175 DuPont (EI) de Nemours 176 Eka Chemicals Incorporated, see Akzo Nobel NV EMD Chemicals Incorporated, see Merck KGaA Evonik Industries AG 178 Grace (WR) & Company 180 Huber (JM) Corporation 182 Imerys SA 184 Industrias Quimicas del Ebro SA 185 INEOS Silicas, see PQ Corporation Glassven CA 179Merck KGaA 186 Minco Incorporated, see Ceradyne Incorporated Multisorb Technologies Incorporated 187 Nalco Holdings LLC 189 Nissan Chemical Industries Limited 190 Orisil Limited 191 PEMCO, see Precision Electro Minerals Company PPG Industries Incorporated 192 PQ Corporation 194 Precision Electro Minerals Company Incorporated 196 Qingdao Makall Group Incorporated 197 Rhodia SA 198 Tokuyama Corporation 200 Wacker-Chemie AG 201 Other Companies Mentioned in the Study 203 LIST OF TABLES SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Summary Table 3 SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT 1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9 2 Manufacturers' Shipments 11 3 Specialty Silica Market, 1998-2008 13 4 Specialty Silica Pricing 16 5 Specialty Silica Foreign Trade 22 SECTION III -- PRODUCTS 1 Specialty Silica Demand by Type 27 2 Precipitated Silica Supply & Demand 32 3 Precipitated Silica Markets 36 4 Precipitated Silica Capacity, 2008 39 5 Fumed Silica Supply & Demand 42 6 Fumed Silica Markets 45 7 Fumed Silica Capacity, 2008 47 8 Silica Gel Supply & Demand 51 9 Silica Gel Markets 54 10 Silica Gel Capacity, 2008 56 11 Silica Sol Supply & Demand 58 12 Silica Sol Markets 61 13 Silica Sol Capacity, 2008 65 14 Fused Silica Supply & Demand 67 15 Fused Silica Markets 69 16 Fused Silica Capacity, 2008 71 SECTION IV -- MARKETS 1 Specialty Silica Demand by Market 73 2 Rubber Consumption 77 3 Rubber Markets for Specialty Silicas by Type 78 4 Nontire Rubber Market for Specialty Silicas 80 5 Tire Rubber Market for Specialty Silicas 84 6 Cosmetic & Toiletry Shipments 88 7 Cosmetic & Toiletry Market for Specialty Silicas by Type 90 8 Chemical Product Shipments 94 9 Chemical Market for Specialty Silicas by Type & Application 97 10 Coatings & Inks Shipments 100 11 Coatings & Inks Market for Specialty Silicas by Type 102 12 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Shipments 105 13 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Market for Specialty Silicas by Type 108 14 Plastics Indicators 111 15 Plastics Market for Specialty Silicas by Type & Application 114 16 Food & Beverage Shipments 117 17 Food & Beverage Market for Specialty Silicas by Type & Application 120 18 Agriculture Indicators 124 19 Agriculture & Animal Health Market For Specialty Silicas by Type 127 20 Paper & Textile Product Shipments 130 21 Paper & Textile Market for Specialty Silicas by Type 134 22 Metal & Refractory Shipments 138 23 Metal & Refractory Market for Specialty Silicas by Type 140 24 Other Markets for Specialty Silicas by Type & Application 142 SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 1 Specialty Silica Sales by Company, 2008 149 2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 155 3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 160 LIST OF CHARTS SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT 1 Specialty Silica Market, 1998-2008 14 2 Specialty Silica Flow Chart 18 3 Specialty Silica Imports by Source, 2008 23 4 Specialty Silica Exports by Destination, 2008 25 SECTION III -- PRODUCTS 1 Specialty Silica Demand by Type, 2008: Value Versus Volume 28 SECTION IV -- MARKETS 1 Specialty Silica Demand by Market, 2008: Value Versus Volume 74 SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 1 US Specialty Silica Market Share, 2008 150 To order this report: US Specialty Silicas Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0116413/US-Specialty-Silicas-Market.html More market research reports here!
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