Global fumed silica sales are likely to surpass 335,000 metric tons in 2018, up from 323,733 MT in 2017, according to a new Fact.MR study. Gains will be driven by sustained demand in end-use industries such as printing inks, paints, coatings, and adhesives.
Increasing demand for water-based coatings and paints for industrial and architectural application continues to be a driver for the market. Fumed silica is used on a large scale in paints and coatings to prevent corrosion and rust. Moreover, demand for silicone rubber is increasing in the automotive sector to improve fuel efficiency, thereby, accelerating the growth of fumed silica market.