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Fumed Silica Market Size, By Product, By Application, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 - 2027
|Fumed Silica Market Size, By Product, By Application, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 - 2027|
Published: March 5, 2021
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Fumed Silica Market Size, By Product (Hydrophilic, Hydrophobic), By Application (Pharmaceutical, Beauty & Personal Care, Silicone Elastomers, Paints, Coatings & Inks, UPR, Adhesives & Sealants, Food & Beverages), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 - 2027.
The fumed silica market is forecast to witness significant growth over the coming time period due to the product's superior insulating properties of the product and high product usage across several application avenues including food & beverages, pharmaceutical, adhesives & sealants, and personal care among others.
Fumed silica is a very small particle that has an immense surface area, high purity, as well as propensity to form chains in the process of chemical manufacturing. These may be formed by extremely high temperature hydrolysis of SiCl4 in O2/H2 flame. Fumed silica is also amorphous in nature.
The fumed silica market is segmented in terms of product, application, and regional landscape.
With respect to product, the market for fumed silica is classified into hydrophobic and hydrophilic. The hydrophilic segment will witness significant growth over the coming time period owing to superior insulating properties. Hydrophilic is a silica-based polymer having a likelihood of absorbing moisture. The particle structure of hydrophilic usually depends on the market and place of application.
The product is mainly used in high-technology fields or in electronics, coatings, paints, as well as optical fibers industries. In fact, there are numerous grades of this element, which are largely defined by their amorphous structure. The product assists in improving the flow in the production industry like pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Hydrophilic is also used to provide thixotropic properties in adhesives and coatings.
In terms of application, the overall fumed silica market is categorized into F&B, adhesives & sealants, UPR, paints, coatings & inks, silicone elastomer, pharmaceutical, beauty & personal care, and others. The food & beverages segment is expected to witness around 4% CAGR through the analysis time period. The product is used to convert liquid, semi-solid and paste form substances into dry flowing powders.
Silicon dioxide or fumed silica is authorized as a food additive in the EU (European Union) in accordance with Annex III and Annex II specifically to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 on food additives. Fumed silica serves as a common thickening agent, basically a thickener in milkshakes. The products functional properties further allow for its use as a carrier for flavors and fragrances as well as an anticaking agent in powdered foods.
In powdered foods, the product clings to the food particles and helps in preventing them from clumping. This in fact enables powdery products to remain free flowing. In beverages, the fumed silicon functions as a conditioning agent, chillproofing agent, defoaming agent, and a carrier in malt beverages such as beer and a filter aid. Thus overall, fumed silica has a safe record as a food additive and is also considered as non-toxic, even during very high doses.