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Silica Fume Market Size Worth $720.9 million By 2030: IndustryARC

Apr 5, 2024 7:00 PM ET

Silica Fume Market Size Worth $720.9 million By 2030: IndustryARC

The Global Silica Fume Market size is predicted to reach $720.9 million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period 2024-2030. The silica fume market refers to the industry involved in the production, distribution, and utilization of silica fumes, a byproduct obtained during the manufacturing of silicon metal or ferrosilicon alloys. Silica fumes, also known as microsilica, are amorphous silicon dioxide particles produced in high-temperature processes involving the reduction of quartz or silicon metal ores. Factors driving the silica fume market include increasing demand for sustainable construction materials, infrastructure development, technological advancements, and regulatory compliance which is anticipated to propel the growth of the Silica Fume Market for the forecast period finds IndustryARC in its recent report, titled “Silica Fume Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Source of Metal, (Silicon Metal, Ferrosilicon and Others.), By Silica Content, (Silicon Dioxide (80-90%), Silicon Dioxide (90-95%) and Silicon Dioxide (95% and above)), By Application (Cement and Concrete, Refractory, Ceramics, Steel and Others), By End User, (Residential Construction (Independent Homes, Row Houses and Large Apartment Buildings), Commercial Buildings (Airports, Hospitals, Clinics, Healthcare Institutions, Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes, Office Buildings, Shopping Malls, Super Markets, Sports Stadiums and Others)), Industrial Buildings (Marine, Oil & Gas, Power & Energy, Chemical Industry and Others), Infrastructure (Roads & Highways, Bridges & Tunnels, Dams & Canals and Others), Manufacturing and Others.), By Geography – Global Opportunity Analysis & Industry Forecast, 2024-2030.”

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Middle East & Africa to Register Highest Growth:

Geographically, in the global Silica Fume Market, Middle East & Africa is analyzed to grow with the highest CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period 2024-2030. The MEA region is undergoing substantial infrastructure development, including construction of highways, bridges, airports, and commercial/residential buildings. As Per the Trade Government November 2023, the UAE is working on a number of transportation and road infrastructure projects, including the $11 billion Etihad rail project, this surge in infrastructure projects drives the demand for high-performance concrete, where silica fumes are essential additives to enhance strength and durability. The MEA region has a strong presence in the oil & gas sector, where silica fumes find applications in cementing operations for oil wells. The growth in oil exploration activities and ongoing maintenance in this industry contributes to the demand for silica fumes. The growing industrial sector in the MEA region requires high-quality refractories for various high-temperature applications. Silica fumes play a crucial role in improving the performance of refractory materials, contributing to their increasing demand in industries like steel, cement, and petrochemicals.

Silica Fume Market2024-2030: Scope of the Report

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Market Size in 2030

$720.9 million

Segments Covered

Source of Metal, Silica Content, Application, End User and Region

Geographies Covered

North America, South America, Europe, APAC, Middle East & Africa

Key Market Players

Companies in this industry are listed below:

1.      Elkem

2.      Ferroglobe

3.      Wuhan New Reach Micro SiliCA Co. Ltd

4.      Sika

5.      Cemex

6.      Euclid Chemical Company

7.      Shanghai Topken Silica Fume Co. Ltd.

8.      Sibelco

9.      Normet

10.  Mapei

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Silica Fume Market Report – Key Takeaways:

  • Cement and Concrete Segment to Register the Highest Share

In the Silica Fume Market Analysis, the Cement and Concrete segment held the largest market valuation of 74.2% in 2023. Silica fumes are widely used as an essential additive in high-performance concrete. They improve concrete properties by enhancing compressive strength, reducing permeability, increasing durability, and providing resistance to corrosion and abrasion. This makes silica fumes indispensable in applications requiring high-strength and durable concrete structures. The growing demand for infrastructure projects worldwide fuels the consumption of cement and concrete. As governments invest in roads, bridges, buildings, and other infrastructural developments, the demand for high-performance concrete, incorporating silica fumes, increases significantly. There’s a rising awareness and emphasis on sustainability in the construction industry. Silica fumes contribute to sustainable construction practices by improving the longevity and performance of concrete structures, reducing maintenance needs, and enhancing their environmental footprint.

  • Ferrosilicon is the Fastest Growing Segment in the Market

In the Silica Fume Market Analysis, the embedded segment is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period 2024-2030. The utilization of silica fumes derived from ferrosilicon production remains a fundamental and consistent source, but other segments might experience faster growth rates due to expanding applications and increased demand in various industries. The growth of silica fumes derived from ferrosilicon production aligns with the growth of ferrosilicon itself, which is mainly driven by demand from the steel and metallurgical industries. However, other segments, such as cement and concrete, refractories, oil & gas, and rubber industries, are also experiencing significant growth due to increasing infrastructure development, industrial expansion, and technological advancements. It’s essential to consider that while ferrosilicon remains a steady source of silica fumes, the rate of growth in other segments might surpass it due to diversified applications, emerging technologies, and increased demand in multiple industries. These segments might experience faster expansion due to their broader utilization and evolving market demands.

  • Growing Focus on Green Construction

Silica fumes are a byproduct of industrial processes, making them an attractive additive for sustainable construction. They contribute to eco-friendly practices by utilizing a material that would otherwise be disposed of, aligning with green construction objectives. Silica fumes offer advantages in concrete production by enhancing durability and reducing the need for additional cement content. This reduces the carbon footprint associated with cement production, a process known for its high environmental impact due to CO2 emissions. Incorporating silica fumes in concrete enhances its strength and durability, resulting in longer-lasting structures. This reduces the need for frequent repairs or replacements, contributing to energy efficiency and minimizing construction waste. According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development in 2022, it mandates that by 2025, all new urban buildings in China be built in accordance with green building standards and increase in percentage of renewable energy used in structures from 6% to 8% which is increasing green building developments there is huge demand for silica fume.  Many green construction projects aim for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification or compliance with similar green building standards. Silica fumes’ contribution to sustainable construction aligns with the criteria for these certifications, encouraging their use in such projects.

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Growing Demand for Green Cement

Green cement, also known as eco-friendly or low-carbon cement, aims to reduce carbon emissions in the construction industry. Silica fumes, as additives in cement production, contribute to lowering the environmental impact by improving the cement’s performance while reducing the clinker content. Silica fumes act as pozzolanic materials in cement, enhancing its strength and durability while reducing the need for clinker—a primary source of carbon emissions in traditional cement production. This property aligns with the goals of green cement production. Increasingly stringent environmental regulations and certifications, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), encourage the use of sustainable materials like green cement. According to the Colombia University’s Earth Institute, for 4.5 million tons of cement produced, approximately 3.6 million tons of carbon dioxide would be released. Therefore, there is a growing demand for green cement.  Silica fumes’ role in reducing cement content supports compliance with these standards. The incorporation of silica fumes into cement production reduces the clinker-to-cement ratio. As clinker production is energy-intensive and generates significant CO2 emissions, using silica fumes allows for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions associated with cement manufacturing.

Advancements in processing Technology for Silica Fume

Advanced processing technologies allow for better control over particle size distribution, purity, and consistency of silica fumes. This ensures a more uniform and high-quality product, meeting specific industry standards and enhancing its performance in various applications. Technological advancements enable the modification of silica fumes’ properties, such as surface area and reactivity. This customization enhances their performance as pozzolanic materials in concrete, refractories, and other applications, making them more effective in achieving desired material characteristics. Innovations in processing technology optimize manufacturing processes, leading to increased production efficiency and reduced energy consumption. This results in cost-effective production methods, potentially impacting the overall pricing and market competitiveness of silica fumes. Integration of automation and digital technologies enhances processing efficiency, quality control, and data analysis in silica fume production. This leads to better process control, consistent product quality, and reduced production variability.

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The Report also Covers the Following Areas:

  • Silica Fume Market Size and Forecast
  • Silica Fume Market Trends
  • Silica Fume Market Analysis by Deployment Type


Silica Fume Market2024-2030: Key Highlights

  • CAGR of the market during the forecast period 2024-2030
  • Value Chain analysis of key stake holders
  • Detailed analysis of market drivers and opportunities during the forecast period
  • Silica Fume Market size estimation and forecast
  • Analysis and predictions on end users’ behavior and upcoming trends
  • Competitive landscape and Vendor market analysis including offerings, developments, and financials
  • Comprehensive analysis of challenges and constraints in the Silica Fume Market.


Covid and Ukrainian Crisis Impact:

  • The Covid-19 epidemic has had a significant impact on the world. The COVID-19 pandemic is likely hindering the market’s overall expected growth. Initially, the market faced disruptions in the supply chain due to lockdowns, restrictions, and reduced production capacities. Transportation delays and difficulties in sourcing raw materials affected the availability of silica fumes. The construction industry, a significant consumer of silica fumes, faced slowdowns and project delays globally. Restrictions on construction activities, labor shortages, and project postponements impacted the demand for construction materials, including silica fumes. Many industries redirected their focus to essential operations, leading to reduced investments in infrastructure and construction projects. This shift in priorities affected the demand for construction-related materials, including silica fumes. As economies began recovering and vaccination efforts progressed, construction activities gradually resumed. Stimulus packages and infrastructure investments announced by governments in various regions aimed to revive economies, potentially boosting the demand for silica fumes in construction projects.
  • The Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2023, the Russia-Ukraine conflict has caused geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty around the world, affecting a variety of industries. Geopolitical tensions and disruptions in the region might lead to price volatility in commodities and materials, including those used in silica fumes production. Fluctuations in prices of raw materials like silicon metal or ferrosilicon, essential components in manufacturing silica fumes, could impact the overall cost and pricing of silica fumes. Geopolitical events can lead to shifts in global trade alliances and partnerships. Changes in trade agreements or sanctions imposed on either country could influence the flow of materials and products, potentially affecting the silica fumes market dynamics. Post-conflict, there could be increased demand for construction materials, including silica fumes, for infrastructure rebuilding and development in affected regions. This surge in demand could potentially drive market recovery if supply chains are restored and production capacities remain robust.

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List of Key Market Players in Silica Fume Market:

The key companies profiled in the Silica Fume Market Report are listed below:

  1. Elkem
  2. Ferroglobe
  3. Wuhan New Reach Micro SiliCA Co. Ltd
  4. Sika
  5. Cemex
  6. Euclid Chemical Company
  7. Shanghai Topken Silica Fume Co. Ltd.
  8. Sibelco
  9. Normet
  10. Mapei
  11. Bisley & Company Pty. Ltd.
  12. Brock White Co. LLC.
  13. Ecotec Silica Fume
  14. Kryton International, Inc.
  15. Norchem, Inc.

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