Market Research Report
Global Industrial Silica Sand Market - 2021-2028
|Global Industrial Silica Sand Market - 2021-2028|
Published: July 15, 2021
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The global industrial silica sand market size was worth US$ XX billion in 2020 and is estimated to show significant growth by reaching up to US$ XX billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period (2021-2028).
Industrial sand is a term generally applied to high purity silica sand products with closely controlled sizing. It is a more precise product than common concrete and asphalt gravels. Silica is the name given to the two most common elements in the earth's crust, a group of minerals consisting solely of silicon and oxygen. SiO2, silica occurs in several different shapes and crystalline structures despite its basic chemical formula. It also occurs in an amorphous form resulting from weathering or plankton fossilization, found most often in the crystalline state. It is one of the most widely used types of industrial sand. It is extracted from quartz that, by the gradual movement of wind and water, breaks down into minute granules. It also includes minerals that are aluminum, feldspar and iron-bearing. Since silica sand is resistant to heat and chemicals, different applications are found in the construction industry. Besides this, it is also used in water filtration, industrial casting, sandblasting, building roads, paints, and coatings worldwide. For industrial and manufacturing applications, deposits of silica yielding products of at least 95% SiO2 are preferred. Due to the strength of the bonds between the atoms, Silica is rigid, chemically inert and has a high melting point. In applications such as foundries and filtration systems, these are coveted attributes.
The global industrial silica sand market is driven by growing industrial activities in major countries and growing efforts to strengthen the infrastructure. Silica sand is a major ingredient in the production of glassmaking. The increasing demand for silica sand from glassmaking industries for determining the color, strength and clarity of the final product is driving the product demand in recent times.
Growing industrial activities in major countries and increasing efforts on strengthening the infrastructure
Industrial sand is known to use as a primary structural component in a wide variety of building and construction projects. For instance, to provide packing density and flexural strength without adversely affecting the binding system's chemical properties, whole grain silica is used in flooring compounds, mortars, roofing shingles, specialty cement, stucco, skid-resistant surfaces, and asphalt mixtures. In addition, ground silica performs as a functional extender to add durability and anti-corrosion and weathering properties in epoxy-based compounds, sealants, and caulks. Whole grain silica is used in multiple facets of construction. It is used in flooring compounds, mortars, specialty cement, stucco, roofing shingles, skid-resistant surfaces, asphalt mixtures, and other construction applications. Thus, growing government investments in construction and building projects worldwide are triggering industrial silica sand demand in recent times. However, due to COVID-19, there has been a slight reduction in the construction activities, particularly in 2020, although growing investments from different global construction players are expected to rebuild the momentum in the forecast period coupled with the rising industrial market of silica sand in the near future.
Silica sand is a major ingredient in glassmaking production, and increasing demand for silica sand from glassmaking industries for determining the color, strength, and clarity of the final product is driving the product demand in recent times.
Silica sand is a major ingredient in glassmaking production silica is the primary component in standard glass products ranging from windows to beer bottles. The purity of the silica sand plays a vital role in determining the final product's color, strength, and clarity. In addition, the primary ingredient of both regular and specialty glass forms is silica sand. It provides the critical SiO2 portion of the glass formulation, and the primary determinant of color, clarity, and strength is its chemical purity. Industrial sand is used for the manufacturing of flat glass for construction and automobile use, food and beverage container glass, and tableware. Ground silica is required in its pulverized form for the production of fiberglass insulation and the reinforcement of glass fibers. Specialty glass applications include test tubes and other scientific tools, incandescent and fluorescent lamps, and television and computer CRT monitors. Thus, the growing application of industrial silica sand in different glassmaking industries is more likely to proliferate the market share of the product in the forecast period.
For instance, in January 2019, Saint-Gobain announced its development in India and inaugurated its 5th flat glass manufacturing plant. Thus, triggering the demand for the industrial silica sand market in the forecast period.
Crystalline silica inhalation can lead to severe, often fatal, diseases such as silicosis, lung cancer, tuberculosis (silicosis patients) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), thus severely challenging the growth of the silica sand market in coming tenures.
Industrial Silica Sand has gained popularity in various applications and in different end-users. However, crystalline silica inhalation can lead to severe, often fatal, diseases such as silicosis, lung cancer, tuberculosis (silicosis patients) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Furthermore, exposure to silica has been linked to other diseases, including renal disease and other cancers. Exposure to silica remains a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including over 100,000 employees in high-risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work and tunneling. Furthermore, breathing crystalline silica dust may cause silicosis, which can be disabling or even fatal in severe cases. The respirable silica dust enters the lungs and causes scar tissue to form, thereby decreasing the lungs' ability to take in oxygen. There is no cure for silicosis. Because lung function is affected by silicosis, it makes one more susceptible to lung infections such as tuberculosis. The most severe exposures to crystalline silica result from abrasive blasting, which is done to clean and smooth irregularities from molds, jewelry, and foundry castings, etch or frost glass, finish tombstones, or remove paint, rust, oils, or dirt from objects needing to be repainted or treated. Thus the above-mentioned harmful effects of silica sand on human health are severely hampering the market's growth in recent times and expected to hurdle the market's growth in the forecast period.
COVID-19 Impact Analysis
The global industrial silica sand has shown a slight decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as several manufacturing plants were shut for months. Further several countries have restricted production activities during the covid-19 pandemic. The major lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak leads to suddenly dropping down of all the on-going construction and building projects across the globe coupled with shut down of several end-users of the industrial silica sand market such as glassmaking, paint & coating, chemical production, filtration & water production units, thereby severely hampering the growth of the market in 2020.
The global industrial silica sand market is segmented based on type, end-user and region.
Silica sand is a major ingredient in the production of glassmaking and accounts for over 50 percent of the total raw materials used in glass production.
In terms of end-user, the global industrial silica sand market is bifurcated into glass manufacturing, chemical production, construction, paints & coatings, and foundry.
Silica sand is a major ingredient in glassmaking production; silica is the primary component in standard glass products ranging from windows to beer bottles. The purity of the silica sand plays a vital role in determining the final product's color, strength, and clarity. In addition, the primary ingredient of both regular and specialty glass forms is silica sand. Being an inevitable component of the glass manufacturing industry, the accounts for over 50 percent of the total raw materials used in glass production. In an array of glass materials being produced, including containers, flat and specialty glass, and fiberglass, the material finds use. In this end-user segment, the market is expected to benefit significantly from the growing demand for flat glass and fiberglass to the rapidly growing automotive and construction industries in Asia's emerging economies, notably India and China. Besides, the use of specialty glass in the reputable electronics industry is expected to help further the growth of the glass manufacturing industry in developed countries, such as South Korea and Japan, which, in turn, is expected to increase the demand for silica sand in the forecast period.
Increasing industrial sand consumption for photovoltaic panels, windows, electronic display screens, and other flat glass products coupled with the growing demand of the product in various end-users such as in foundry production and the automotive sector is boosting the market of Asia-Pacific.
The Asia-Pacific region, supported by the dominant Chinese market, dominated industrial sand's largest regional consumer through 2018. China's massive glass industry, the largest worldwide, will continue to bolster industrial sand consumption to produce photovoltaic panels, windows, electronic display screens, and other flat glass products. Further sales of silica sand will be driven by the country's container glass industry, supported by increasing glass bottle demand, particularly in the alcoholic beverage market. Foundry production in India will develop at a healthy pace, stimulating sand molds for automotive manufacturing, machine tools, wind turbines, and other forms of metal castings.
On the other side, North America is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the forecast period; the US and Canada will lead regional growth, driven by expansion in the countries' respective hydraulic fracturing segments. Rapidly growing US oilfield activity will further boost the demand for sand proppants, increasing the number of fracturing stages per well, thus building the region's industrial silica market in the forecast period.
The industrial silica sand market is highly competitive with the presence of local as well as global companies. Some of the key players contributing to the market's growth include Sibelco, Covia Holdings Corporation, Badger Mining Corporation, U.S. Silica, Quarzwerke GmbH, Chongqing Changjiang River Moulding Material (Group) Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Corporation, TOCHU CORPORATION, JFE MINERAL Co., LTD, Euroquarz GmbH and among others.
The major players are adopting several growth strategies such as product launches, acquisitions and collaborations, contributing to the growth of the industrial silica market globally. Key players are favoring acquisition and collaboration as the growth strategy for building revenue for their firm.
Overview: The Company is the leading RCS manufacturer in Japan, responding to several customers' requirements. The company offers a high level of technology and services of TOCHU, thus expanding the range of silica and contributing widely to the industrial world. Also, TOCHU has a high level of recycling technology for casting sand and is supplying high-quality recycled casting sands at a competitive price.
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Target Audience 2022
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