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Silica Gel Market

Silica Gel Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type, by Pore Size and by Applications : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

MC : Renewable, Speciality and fine chemicals

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Author's: | Eswara Prasad
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Silica Gel Market Analysis:

Silica gel is a special form of silicon dioxide, which is amorphous and porous in nature. It has a three-dimensional molecular structure with void or pores present between the silicon and oxygen molecules. These voids may be filled with liquids or gasses or can even be vacuum. The type of silica gel having vacuum void are commercialized and are commonly known as silica xerogel. It has extremely good desiccating or moisture absorbing properties because of its strong affinity toward water molecules. Thus, silica xerogel is widely used in a number of industries such as packaging, shipping, pharmaceuticals, and food & beverages.


COVID-19 scenario analysis:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the global business scenario in several ways.
  • The nationwide lockdowns and travel restrictions imposed by several governments to fight against the pandemic severely impacted the shipping and packaging industry to a great extent. Thus, the application of silica gel in these industries decreased notably; thereby, affecting the market. 
  • Due to the economic slowdown that followed the pandemic, the demand for packaged food decreased. Moreover, the stringent restrictions on national and international transport also affected the packaging industry in a negative way; thereby, lowering the demand for silica gel in the market.

Top impacting factors: Market scenario analysis, trends, drivers and impact analysis

The rapid industrialization and increase in use of desiccants in different industries have led to the growth of the silica gel market. Silica gel is used in the form of pellets kept in paper envelops to keep the immediate environment dry. It is extensively used in shipping and packaging industry where the materials that are transported are needed to be kept safe from moisture. Because of the qualities such as non-toxic, tasteless, and chemically inert, silica gel is used in the food and beverages industry to increase the shelf life of packaged food by keeping it moisture free. It is also used to absorb the foul odor from refrigerators, automobiles, shoes, lockers, and so forth. Silica gel column is also a major component used during the chromatographic separation of drugs done in the pharmaceutical industry. However, the availability of other substitutes like activated charcoal and activated alumina restraints the growth of the silica gel market. But the extensive use of silica gel in different industries like packaging, personal care, paints & coatings, food and beverages, and others have led to the growth of the silica gel market worldwide.  

The Asia-Pacific region holds a significant share of the global silica gel market with the escalating demands in massive markets like India and China. The growing packaging and food & beverage industry in the region has led to the growth of the silica gel market. 

Key benefits of the report:

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the global silica gel industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the global silica gel market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the global silica gel market growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
  • The report provides a detailed global silica gel market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years. 

Questions answered in the silica gel market research report:

  • Which are the leading market players active in the silica gel market?
  • What are the current trends that will influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the market?
  • What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?

Silica Gel Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Indicating Silica Gel
  • Non-indicating Silica Gel
By Pore Size
  • Fine Pore (Type A)
  • Medium Pore (Type B)
  • Wide Pore (Type C)
By Applications
  • Chromatography
  • Catalyst Support
  • Paints and Coating
  • Plastic
  • Desiccant
  • Personal Care Products
By Region
  • North America  (US, Canada)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Latin America  (Brazil, Mexico, rest of LATAM)
  • The Middle East 
  • Africa  (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, South Africa, rest of MEA)
Key Market Players

Solvay, Evonik Industries, Millennium Chemicals., Merck Group, DuPont, Dow Chemical, Fuji Silysia Chemical, Clariant, Nissan Chemical Industries, Qingdao Haiyang Chemical, China National Bluestar

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Silica Gel Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032