In this edition of the European Chemicals Update, Q2 2016, we evaluate the key trends in the global specialty Silica market. Specialty Silica, which is better described as precipitated silica, fumed silica and colloidal silica are used in various applications including rubber, plastics, agriculture and feed, food and beverages, as well as oral care. The global specialty silica market is estimated to account for USD 5.6bn in 2016, and expand at a CAGR of 5.8% in terms of value between 2016 and 2026.
Also, featured in our report is Christian Wildmoser, Partner at CVC Capital Partners in a special interview where we pose questions such as ‘In 2015, the M&A trends in the European chemicals industry were driven by an increased focus on portfolio realignments – to shift from lower-value commodity upstream businesses towards more specialty downstream sectors. How do you see these trends influencing the M&A dynamics in the European chemicals market and what additional trends do you expect going forward?’.