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Global fumed silica sales are likely to surpass 335,000 metric tons in 2018

11/8/2018 - Rockville, MD - Global fumed silica sales are likely to surpass 335,000 metric tons in 2018, up from 323,733 metric tons in 2017, according to a new Fact.MR study. Gains will be driven by sustained demand in end-use industries such as printing inks, paints, coatings and adhesives. Increasing demand for water-based coatings and paints for industrial and architectural application continues to be a driver for the market. Fumed silica is used on a large scale in paints and coatings to prevent corrosion and rust. Moreover, demand for silicone rubber is increasing in the automotive sector to improve fuel efficiency, thereby accelerating the growth of the fumed silica market. Manufacturers are introducing new manufacturing processes and technologies to reduce the production time and cost. For instance, Evonik's new fumed silica manufacturing process allows coating and paint manufacturers to eliminate the bead milling process. This results in reduced time, machine usage and costs for the end-use industry. The demand for hydrophobic fumed silica is likely to grow at a significant rate in the future. Owing to the low cost and excellent properties, hydrophobic fumed silica is increasingly used across various industries. Hydrophobic fumed silica is finding large application in coatings, adhesives and sealants, greases, toners, and skin and personal care products. "The fumed silica market is likely to see the highest growth in the sales of hydrophobic fumed silica in the coming years. The hydrophobic fumed silica is anticipated to see a huge demand, particularly in coatings and in personal care products. The hydrophobic fumed silica is likely to exceed $500 million by 2018's end," according to a senior analyst at Fact.MR. With the increasing demand for hydrophobic fumed silica in different industries, manufacturers are focusing on offering better products and also expanding their business. For example, Evonik Industries, one of the leading players in the fumed silica market, is expanding its hydrophobic fumed silica capacities in Rheinfelden, Germany. Adding 20 percent additional capacity, the expansion will become operational by the end of 2020. Silicone rubber is used in various industries, including construction, electronics, adhesives and sealants. Hence, with the increasing production of silicone rubber, the demand for fumed silica is also rising. Moreover, silicone rubber is also finding large application in the automotive industry to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Meanwhile, the automotive sector is also using liquid silicone rubber, particularly in windshield wiper blades to ensure flexibility and extend their life. With the increasing use of liquid silicone rubber in wearables and medical devices, manufacturers in the fumed silica market are focusing on designing high-structure and high-surface-area fumed silicone, especially for liquid silicone rubber. North America is projected to dominate the fumed silica market. With the presence of major manufacturers and the opening of new production facilities in the region, the fumed silica market is flourishing in North America. For instance, Cabot Corporation, a major manufacturer of fumed silica, has planned to build a new fumed silica plant in Carrollton. This new plant will enable the company to meet the growing demand for fumed silica in various industries. Meanwhile, the fumed silica market in China is also likely to see robust growth due to the rise in the application of paints and coatings.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Rubber Division, ACS, requests nominations for the 2020 Science & Technology Awards - click to expand

Global synthetic rubber market forecast with a CAGR of 5.5 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Retread tires market to grow at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2028 - click to expand

Preferred Compounding acquires Valley Rubber Mixing and Glo-Mold - click to expand

Freudenberg BlueSeal helps trucks and SUVs - click to expand

Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 16 cents per share - click to expand

RISE project shows the profitability of extracting oil from tires - click to expand

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Europe and CIS tire market forecast at $51 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Indonesia is ready to coordinate with Thailand and Malaysia to address declining rubber prices - click to expand

Anne Forristall Luke elected vice chair of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) board of directors - click to expand

Falken Tire's ZIEX ZE001 A/S selected as factory standard tire for Subaru's Crosstrek hybrid - click to expand

Global rubber glove market forecast to reach $7.3 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Monday, January 14, 2019

Goodyear to present at Deutsche Bank Auto Industry Conference - click to expand

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Cooper Tire to present at Deutsche Bank 2019 Global Auto Industry Conference - click to expand

Zeon establishes Czech subsidiary to sell raw materials for auto parts - click to expand

China to establish a rubber based free trade zone in Sri Lanka - click to expand

Friday, January 11, 2019

Shin-Etsu plans $23 million expansion of its Akron, OH, silicone facility - click to expand

Goodyear to webcast its presentation at the 2019 Wolfe Research Global Auto Industry Conference - click to expand

Abstracts solicited for 2019 International Elastomer Conference - click to expand

Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers - click to expand

ARPM creates digital training modules for rubber manufacturers - click to expand

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Rex Gauge introduces the DD-5 digital durometer - click to expand

Falken Tires selected as original equipment supplier for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - click to expand

TA Instruments introduces high sensitivity pressure cell for the ARES-G2 rheometer - click to expand

Silicone film market forecast to reach $1 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Market Reports

Agricultural and food grade rubber conveyor belt market to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% through 2028 - click to expand

Global silica for S-SBR market forecast with a CAGR of 7.2% through 2028 - click to expand

Silicone to lead the wearable materials market forecast at $2.9 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Global industrial rubber market forecast to reach $167 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global synthetic rubber market forecast with a CAGR of 5.5% through 2025 - click to expand

Aircraft elastomers market to grow at CAGR Of 5.1% through 2023 - click to expand

Retread tires market to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% through 2028 - click to expand

Europe & CIS tire market is forecast at $51 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Global rubber glove market forecast to reach $7.3 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Global injection molding machine market size forecast at $22.45 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Silicone film market forecast to reach $1 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Global water-based adhesive market forecast to reach $21.3 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global market for liquid silicone rubber forecast at $7.9 billion by 2026 - click to expand

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