Global Fumed Silica Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Hydrophobic Fumed Silica, Hydrophilic Fumed Silica), By Application (Adhesives And Sealants, Elastomers (Silicone Rubber), Powder, Deformers, Others), By End-Use Industry (Construction, Automotive, Cosmetics, Paints And Coatings, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Electronics, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

  • Published : May 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061610977
  • Pages : 115

The global fumed silica market is projected to witness a CAGR of 4.28% during the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$752.185 million by 2026, increasing from US$560.942 million in 2019.

Introduction: Definition and Properties.

Fumed silica is a unique material due to its peculiar characteristics. Fumed silica has several unique properties like sag resistance, free-flow, anti-caking, corrosion resistance, absorbency, reinforcement, scratch, and abrasion resistance. The distinguishing factors make fumed silica a widely used raw material in various industries ranging from agriculture to cosmetics. These inimitable features induce colossal market growth.

Unique functions and applications driving the market.

Fumed silica has two primary functions. Reinforcement increases the strength of various materials, allowing them to be used in a wider number of applications by the user's exact requirements. Rheology control allows customers to tailor the viscosity of a system to their requirements. It is used as a thickening agent, as a desiccant, and as a viscosity adjuster.

Fumed silica is an extremely small particle with an enormous surface area, high purity, and a tendency to form chains in the chemical manufacturing process. They need to be packed in multiple paper bags, drums, or super sacks. Development in packaging technologies has also aided in extending the silica market as it made transportation and preservation easier.

By type, the hydrophilic segment is projected to be the largest segment in the fumed silica market. This silica has superior properties making it suitable for different types of use. Geographically, the APAC region is expected to hold the largest market share due to several industrial growths and expansions. By application, elastomers (silicon rubber) will have significant growth. Silicone elastomers are used in a wide variety of products, like voltage line insulators, cooking, baking, and food storage products; undergarments, sportswear, and footwear; electronics; medical devices and implants; and in household gaskets.

Growth Factors.

  • Increasing industrial and commercial uses.

Owing to its distinctive characteristics and functions, the uses of fumed silica have spread from pharmaceuticals, construction, paints and sealants, cement, and many more. Fumed silica has eased the production of tablets and capsules as an absorbent and anti-caking agent. As the pharmaceutical industry continues to grow, more so in the current years, the demand for silica will also rise. The increased demand in the paints, coating & sealants industry is also expected to drive the demand for fumed silica across the globe during the estimated period. It is used to control rheological characteristics, and helps in the prevention of rust and corrosion. In the adhesive industries, fumed silica is used to increase the product viscosity, improve anti-settling, control the extrusion, and impart anti-sag. This leads to the betterment of the adhesive industries thereby, expanding the fumed silica market. The adhesive industry is a major supplier in the automobile industry. The growth of automobiles will also fuel the silica market. Likewise, fumed silica serves as a raw material in a range of diverse industries. As the dependent industries grow, the market for fumed silica will also expand.

  • Rising use in the beauty industry.

Fumed silica is used in a variety of personal care and cosmetics products from toothpaste to hair spray, from setting powders to fragrances. As fumed silica is available in both liquid and powder formulations, it can be incorporated into different kinds of products. Silica is used in a wide range of cosmetics and personal care products including bath products, eye makeup, hair care products, makeup, nail care products, oral hygiene products, and skincare products. The beauty industry is ever-expanding with innovative products being launched periodically. The mounting uses of fumed silica in these products positively affect the growth of the silica market.


Despite the growth of the fumed silica market, some factors curb its expansion. Some restraining factors include government regulation and ill effects on health. These aspects challenge the market growth as R&D practices search for alternative options.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Fumed Silica Market

Medicine and drugs have shown positive growth due to the impact of COVID-19. The growth in the pharmaceutical industry has helped the fumed silica market to sustain in the bleak period.

Competitive Insights.

The market leaders for the Global Fumed Silica market are Evonik Industries AG, Wacker Chemie AG, Cabot Corporation, Tokuyama Corporation, Orisil, Zhejiang FuShiTe Group Co., Ltd, Guangzhou GBS High-Tech. & Industry Co., Ltd, Dongyue Group Ltd, and Boehle Chemical, Inc. The key players in the market implement growth strategies such as product launches, mergers, and acquisitions, etc. to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors. For Instance,

  • In 2020, Evonik Industries AG acquired the US Company PeroxyChem for US$640 million and in 2019, expanded the capacity of fumed silica production through its new plant complex in Antwerp under the AEROSIL brand.
  • Cabot Corporation acquired the Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co., Ltd for approximately $115 million in 2020. The business will be integrated into Cabot’s Performance Chemicals Segment.


  • By Type
    • Hydrophobic Fumed Silica
    • Hydrophilic Fumed Silica
  • By Application
    • Adhesives and Sealants
    • Elastomers (Silicone Rubber)
    • Powder
    • Deformers
    • Others
  • By End-Use Industry
    • Construction
    • Automotive
    • Cosmetics
    • Paints and Coatings
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canadá
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Fumed Silica Market was valued at US$560.942 million in 2019.
The global fumed silica market is projected to reach a total market size of US$752.185 million by 2026.
The fumed silica market is projected to witness a CAGR of 4.28% during the forecast period.
The increased demand in the paints, coating & sealants industry is also expected to drive the demand for fumed silica market growth.
Geographically, the APAC region is expected to hold the largest share of the fumed silica market due to several industrial growths and expansions.
1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Fumed Silica Market by Type
5.1. Hydrophobic
5.2. Hydrophilic

6. Global Fumed Silica Market by Application
6.1. Adhesives and Sealants
6.2. Elastomer (Silicone Rubber)
6.3. Powders
6.4. Deformers
6.5. Others

7. Global Fumed Silica Market by End-Use Industry
7.1. Construction
7.2. Automotive
7.3. Cosmetics
7.4. Paints and Coatings
7.5. Pharmaceuticals
7.6. Consumer Electronics
7.7. Others

8. Global Fumed Silica Market by Geography
8.1. North America
8.1.1. U.S.
8.1.2. Canada
8.1.3. Mexico
8.1.4. Others
8.2. South America
8.2.1. Brazil
8.2.2. Argentina
8.2.3. Others
8.3. Europe
8.3.1. UK
8.3.2. Germany
8.3.3. France
8.3.4. Italy
8.3.5. Spain
8.3.6. Others
8.4. Middle East and Africa
8.4.1. Saudi Arabia
8.4.2. UAE
8.4.3. Israel
8.4.4. Others
8.5. Asia Pacific
8.5.1. Japan
8.5.2. China
8.5.3. India
8.5.4. Indonesia
8.5.5. Thailand
8.5.6. Taiwan
8.5.7. Australia
8.5.8. Others

9. Competitive Environment and Analysis
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrative
9.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

10. Company Profiles
10.1. Evonik Industries AG
10.2. Wacker Chemie AG
10.3. Cabot Corporation
10.4. Tokuyama Corporation
10.5. Orisil
10.6. Zhejiang FuShiTe Group Co., Ltd
10.7. Guangzhou GBS High-Tech. & Industry Co., Ltd
10.8. Dongyue Group Ltd
10.9. Boehle Chemical, Inc.

Evonik Industries AG

Wacker Chemie AG

Cabot Corporation

Tokuyama Corporation


Zhejiang FuShiTe Group Co., Ltd

Guangzhou GBS High-Tech. & Industry Co., Ltd

Dongyue Group Ltd

Boehle Chemical, Inc