Silica Gel Market Research Report- Forecast to 2027

Global Silica Gel Market Research Report by Product (Type A, Type B, Type C, Silica-Alumina Gel, Others), Applications (Desiccant, Chromatography, Food Additives, Water Filtration) End-Use Industry (Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical) – Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/CnM/3715-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 135 pages

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Synopsis of Silica Gel Market:


Silica Gel is a vitreous, porous, and granular form of silicon dioxide made synthetically from sodium silicate. It consists of a non-porous microstructure suspended in liquid, but most of the applications require dried Silica Gel, it is called silica xerogel. The various properties of Silica Gel such as non-toxic, non-corrosive, chemically inert, and excellent absorbing qualities among others are augmenting its use in various applications.


Commercially, Silica Gel is produced and is available in mainly three forms type A, B, and C. The increasing use of type A and B in applications such as adsorbents, perfume carriers, and separators due to its dry and moisture proof properties is contributing significantly to the growth of the market. Silica gel is used as a desiccant in the food and beverage industry to increase the shelf life of the products and to avoid decay and growth of fungus due to moisture. Moreover, in food additives, silica gel is used as an anti-caking agent, stabilizer, deforming agent and anti-settling agent. The growth of the pharmaceutical industry is further expected to surge the Silica Gel Market owing to its extensive use in the packaging of pharmaceuticals to decrease the product spoilage due to the moisture content. Furthermore, the high surface area properties and superior absorption qualities make Silica Gel efficient in the use of water treatment facilities. The growing shift from conventional to physical treatment of water coupled with the strict government regulations are other factors positively driving the global market. The Global Silica Gel Market is segregated in terms of product type, application, end use industry, and regions. Among the application segment, desiccant, and adsorbent are the largest and are expected to show the same trend during the forecast years. With simple manufacturing procedure and high absorbing qualities, Silica Gel has gained popularity as an easily available and cheap moisture absorbent throughout the globe.


The Global Silica Gel Market Share by Application:Silica Gel Market


Regional Analysis:


The Silica Gel Market is segmented across five regions: Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. Among these, North America holds a major share of the market due to the growing demand for Silica Gel in the packaging of pharmaceuticals due to its excellent adsorption qualities. Moreover, the shale gas boom in the region has fueled the market demand for Silica Gel in the petrochemical and oil and gas industries in the region owing to its use as a catalyst in the petrochemical industry coupled with its use in refining and processing of natural gas.


The packaging segment holds the major portion and is anticipated to continue its dominance in the market due to the presence of the well-established pharmaceutical industry in the region.


The Asia Pacific market of Silica Gel is expected to be the fastest growing region. It is predicted that the growing investments in the end-user industries are likely to drive the market during the forecast period. The growing demand from the packaging industry coupled with the increasing demand for electronics and food and beverage owing to the growing personal disposable income are some of the factors propelling the growth of the market in this region. This growth is mainly attributed to the developing economies of the region such as India, Japan, and China.


The European region is the second largest Silica Gel Market and is expected to grow substantially during the forecast years. The presence of the developed end-use industries such as cosmetic and personal care among others is the major factor fuelling the market growth.  The rising use of Silica Gel in personal care products as scrub additives along with its smooth texturing properties in cosmetics is adding to market growth.


The Middle East & African region is estimated to witness a significant growth in the market due to the growing adoption of Silica Gel in oil & gas and petrochemical industries. The favorable government regulation encouraging the oil and gas industry is one the major driving factors for the market growth. Silica Gel is extensively used in the removal of impurities from crude oil and remove hydrocarbons and water molecules from natural gas and other petroleum gases.


Segmental Analysis:


The Global Silica Gel Market is segmented into type, application, and end-use. On the basis of the type, the market is segregated into Type A, Type B, Type C, silica-alumina gel, and others. The market by application is sub-divided into desiccant, chromatography, food additives, water filtration, and others. The market by end use industry is further categorized into oil and gas, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, cosmetic and healthcare, and others.


Key Players:


Some of the prominent players operating in the Global Silica Gel Market are Evonik Industries (Germany), Clariant (Switzerland), Solvay (Belgium), Merck Group (Germany), China National Bluestar Company Limited (China), Fuji Silysia Chemical (China), Nissan Chemical Industries (Japan), DowDuPont (U.S.), Qingdao Haiyang Chemical (China) and Millennium Chemicals (U.S.). among others.


Geographical Analysis:


The report covers brief analysis of the major geographic regions namely Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.


Intended Audience



  • Silica Gel Market Manufacturers

  • Traders and Distributors of Silica Gel Market

  • Production Process Industries

  • Potential Investors

  • Raw Material Suppliers

  • Nationalized Laboratory



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


Silica gel is a vitreous, porous, granular form of silicon dioxide, produced synthetically from sodium silicate.

The major advantages of silica gel are that it is nontoxic in nature, as well as being chemically inert and non-corrosive.

The use of silica gel as a desiccant is the leading application of silica gel. Food additive and chromatography applications also account for significant shares in the global silica gel market.

Type A and B silica gel is the most popular, with type C silica gel trailing the two by quite a distance.

The leading regional market for silica gel is North America, due to the growing demand for silica gel in the packaging of pharmaceuticals.

Table of Contents:

1 Executive Summary

2 Scope of the Report

2.1 Market Definition

2.2 Scope of the Study

2.2.1 Research Objectives

2.2.2 Assumptions & Limitations

2.3 Markets Structure

3 Market Research Methodology

3.1 Research Process

3.2 Secondary Research

3.3 Primary Research

3.4 Forecast Model

4 Market Landscape

4.1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.1.1 Threat of New Entrants

4.1.2 Bargaining power of buyers

4.1.3 Threat of substitutes

4.1.4 Segment rivalry

4.2 Value Chain/Supply Chain of Global Silica Gel Market

5 Industry Overview of Global Silica Gel Market

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Growth Drivers

5.3 Impact analysis

5.4 Market Challenges

6 Market Trends

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Growth Trends

6.3 Impact analysis

7. Global Silica Gel Market by Type

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Type A

7.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.3 Type B

7.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.4 Type C

7.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.5 Silica alumina gel

7.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.6 Others

7.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

8. Global Silica Gel Market by Application

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Desiccant

8.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

8.3 Chromatography

8.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

8.4 Food additives

8.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

8.5 Water Filtration

8.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

8.6 Others

8.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

9. Global Silica Gel Market by End Use Industry

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Oil and Gas

9.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

9.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

9.3 Pharmaceuticals

9.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

9.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

9.4 Petrochemicals

9.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

9.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

9.5 Others

9.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

9.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

10. Global Silica Gel Market by Region

10.1 Introduction

10.2 North America

10.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.2.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.2.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.2.5 U.S.

10.2.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.2.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.2.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.2.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.2.6 Mexico

10.2.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.2.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.2.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.2.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.2.7 Canada

10.2.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.2.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.2.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.2.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.3 Europe

10.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.3.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.3.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.3.5 Germany

10.3.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.3.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.3.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.3.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.3.6. France

10.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.3.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.3.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.3.7 Italy

10.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.3.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.3.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.3.8 Spain

10.3.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.3.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.3.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.3.8.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.3.9 U.K

10.3.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.3.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.3.9.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.3.9.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.3.10 Rest of Europe

10.3.10.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.3.10.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.3.10.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.3.10.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.4 Asia Pacific

10.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.4.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.4.5 China

10.4.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.4.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.4.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.4.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.4.6 India

10.4.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.4.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.4.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.4.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.4.7 Japan

10.4.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.4.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.4.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.4.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.4.8 Australia

10.4.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.4.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.4.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.4.8.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry 2020-2027

10.4.9 New Zealand

10.4.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.4.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.4.9.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.4.9.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.4.10 Rest of Asia Pacific

10.4.10.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.4.10.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.4.10.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.4.10.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.5 The Middle East & Africa

10.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.5.5 Turkey

10.5.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.5.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.5.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.5.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.5.6 Israel

10.5.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.5.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.5.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.5.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.5.7 North Africa

10.5.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.5.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.5.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.5.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.5.8 GCC

10.5.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.5.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.5.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.5.8.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.5.9 Rest of the Middle East & Africa

10.5.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.5.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.5.9.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.5.9.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.6 Latin America

10.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.6.5 Brazil

10.6.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.6.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.6.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.6.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.6.6 Argentina

10.6.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.6.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.6.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.6.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

10.6.7 Rest of Latin America

10.6.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

10.6.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

10.6.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

10.6.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use Industry, 2020-2027

11. Company Landscape

12. Company Profiles

12.1 Evonik Industries

12.1.1 Company Overview

12.1.2 Type/Business Segment Overview

12.1.3 Financial Updates

12.1.4 Key Developments

12.2 Clariant

12.2.1 Company Overview

12.2.2 Type/Business Segment Overview

12.2.3 Financial Updates

12.2.4 Key Developments

12.3 Solvay

12.3.1 Company Overview

12.3.2 Type/Business Segment Overview

12.3.3 Financial Updates

12.3.4 Key Developments

12.4 Merck Group

12.4.1 Company Overview

12.4.2 Type/Business Segment Overview

12.4.3 Financial Updates

12.4.4 Key Developments

12.5 China National Bluestar Company Limited

12.5.1 Company Overview

12.5.2 Type/Business Segment Overview

12.5.3 Financial Updates

12.5.4 Key Developments

12.6 Fuji Silysia Chemical.

12.6.1 Company Overview

12.6.2 Type/Business Segment Overview

12.6.3 Financial Updates

12.6.4 Key Developments

12.7 Nissan Chemical Industries

12.7.1 Company Overview

12.7.2 Type/Business Segment Overview

12.7.3 Financial Updates

12.7.4 Key Developments

12.8 DuPont, Dow Chemical

12.8.1 Company Overview

12.8.2 Type/Business Segment Overview

12.8.3 Financial Updates

12.8.4 Key Developments

12.9 Qingdao Haiyang Chemical

12.9.1 Company Overview

12.9.2 Type/Business Segment Overview

12.9.3 Financial Updates

12.9.4 Key Developments

12.10 Millennium Chemicals

12.10.1 Company Overview

12.10.2 Type/Business Segment Overview

12.10.3 Financial Updates

12.10.4 Key Developments

13 Conclusion

List of Tables:

Table 1 World Population by Major Regions (2020 To 2027)

Table 2 Global Silica Gel Market: By Region, 2020-2027

Table 3 North America Silica Gel Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 4 Europe Silica Gel Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 5 Asia-Pacific Silica Gel Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 6 Middle East & Africa Silica Gel Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 7 Latin America Silica Gel Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 8 Global Silica Gel by Type Market: By Regions, 2020-2027

Table 9 North America Silica Gel by Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table10 Europe Silica Gel by Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table11 Asia-Pacific Silica Gel by Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table12 Middle East & Africa Silica Gel by Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table13 Latin America Silica Gel by Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table14 Global Silica Gel by Application Market: By Regions, 2020-2027

Table15 North America Silica Gel by Application Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table16 Europe Silica Gel by Application Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table17 Asia-Pacific Silica Gel by Application Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table18 Middle East & Africa Silica Gel by Application Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table19 Latin America Silica Gel by Application Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table20 Global Silica Gel by Application Market: By Regions, 2020-2027

Table21 North America Silica Gel for End Use Industry Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table22 Europe Silica Gel for End Use Industry Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table23 Asia-Pacific Silica Gel for End Use Industry Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table24 Middle East & Africa Silica Gel for End Use Industry Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table25 Latin America Silica Gel for End Use Industry Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table26 Global Type Market: By Region, 2020-2027

Table27 Global Application Market: By Region, 2020-2027

Table28 Global End Use Industry Market: By Region, 2020-2027

Table29 North America Silica Gel Market, By Country

Table30 North America Silica Gel Market, By Type

Table31 North America Silica Gel Market, By Application

Table32 North America Silica Gel Market, By End Use Industry

Table33 Europe: Silica Gel Market, By Country

Table34 Europe: Silica Gel Market, By Type

Table35 Europe: Silica Gel Market, By Application

Table36 Europe: Silica Gel Market, By End Use Industry

Table37 Asia-Pacific: Silica Gel Market, By Country

Table38 Asia-Pacific: Silica Gel Market, By Type

Table39 Asia-Pacific: Silica Gel Market, By Application

Table40 Asia-Pacific: Silica Gel Market, By End Use Industry

Table41 Middle East & Africa: Silica Gel Market, By Country

Table42 Middle East & Africa Silica Gel Market, By Type

Table43 Middle East & Africa Silica Gel Market, By Application

Table44 Middle East & Africa: Silica Gel Market, By End Use Industry

Table45 Latin America: Silica Gel Market, By Country

Table46 Latin America Silica Gel Market, By Type

Table47 Latin America Silica Gel Market, By Application

Table48 Latin America: Silica Gel Market, By End Use Industry

List of Figures:

FIGURE 1 Global Silica Gel market segmentation

FIGURE 2 Forecast Methodology

FIGURE 3 Five Forces Analysis of Global Silica Gel Market

FIGURE 4 Value Chain of Global Silica Gel Market

FIGURE 5 Share of Global Silica Gel Market in 2020, by country (in %)

FIGURE 6 Global Silica Gel Market, 2020-2027,

FIGURE 7 Sub segments of Type

FIGURE 8 Global Silica Gel Market size by Type, 2020

FIGURE 9 Share of Global Silica Gel Market by Type, 2020-2027

FIGURE 10 Global Silica Gel Market size by Application, 2020

FIGURE 11 Share of Global Silica Gel Market by Application, 2020-2027

FIGURE 12 Global Silica Gel Market size by End Use Industry, 2020

FIGURE 13 Share of Global Silica Gel Market by End Use Industry, 2020-2027