The US glassmaking silica sand market was valued at USD 1,065.6 Million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 1,356.1 Million by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period. The demand for silica sand for glassmaking is growing as use of glass products for multiple applications is on the rise. Moreover, use of glass in different industries such as automotive, construction, and food and beverages industry is fueling the demand for glass products which in turs is driving the US glassmaking silica sand market. Growing acceptance of glass packaging due to growing environmental concerns as well as High Investments for Solar Infrastructures are expected to create lucrative opportunities for the US glassmaking silica sand market in the future.
Glass is a luxurious, decorative, and functional material that is used in various industries. This highly versatile material is used in a variety of applications ranging from construction to advanced aeronautics. Silica sand is an essential raw material used for manufacturing glass. This, is turn, is increasing the demand for glass, which is expected to significantly fuel to the growth of the US glassmaking silica sand market during the forecast period. Moreover, rising awareness about the various properties of glass such as rust resistance, weather resistance, and good conductor of electricity is increasing its demand, thereby spurring market growth.
Silica is the main constituent of the lithosphere and its various industrial applications makes it a vital material. Conversely, its rapid extraction damages the environment. Silica mining causes sinkholes, land erosion, and loss of biodiversity. The chemicals used in mining results in the contamination of the soil, water bodies, and groundwater. Environmental activists and local government bodies are enforcing strict rules and raising awareness about the ill effects of silica mining. This, in turn, is hampering the glassmaking silica sand market.
Glass is widely used in the construction of solar panels. The photovoltaic materials utilized in solar panels are supported by layers of glass. The solar panels are adopted by around two-third of corporate offices since 2015 in the US. The Government of the US is taking active part in promoting renewable energy sources. Increasing preference for solar energy has increased its share in the US electrical generation from just 0.1% in 2010 to over 3% in 2020. Rising solar energy generation is projected to increase the demand for solar panels in the US. This, in turn, is expected to propel the demand for glassmaking silica sand to produce glass for solar panels by creating opportunities in the market.
By Purity Segment
In terms of purity, the US glassmaking silica sand market is bifurcated into high purity and ultra-high purity. The high purity segment accounts for a significant share of the market and is anticipated to expand at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period. The high purity segment is projected to fuel the market growth by registering substantial CAGR during the forecast period due to its highly efficient outcomes and sustainable results in several applications.
By Types Segment
On the basis of types, the US glassmaking silica sand market is segmented into less than 40 mesh, 40-70 mesh, and more than 70 mesh. The less than 40 mesh segment accounts for a significant share of the market and is anticipated to expand at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period. The 40-70 mesh segment is expected to hold a significant share of the market owing to its increasing demand in various end-user industries such as food & beverages and construction.
By Applications Segment
In terms of applications, the US glassmaking silica sand market is classified as flat plates and windows, containers, fiberglass, display/glass, and others. The containers segment accounts for a significant share of the market and is anticipated to expand at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period. The containers segment is expected to remain a key application of the market. On the other hand, the flat plates and windows segment is expected to fuel the market owing to the gradual rise in the demand for silica sand from this segment.
By End-users Segment
Based on end-users, the US glassmaking silica sand market is fragmented into food & beverages, industrial, pharmaceutical, scientific instrument & analytical research, construction, automotive, cookware & utensils, and others. The food & beverages segment accounts for a significant share of the market and is anticipated to expand at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period. Consumption of glassmaking silica sand is increasing in the food & beverage sector due to the rise in the preference for transparency and hygienic packaging of products. Food & beverage is projected to be an attractive segment of the market during the forecast period.
Based on sub-regions, the US glassmaking silica sand market is categorized as West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest. The market in the Midwest held a significant share of the market in 2019 and is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period. Silica sand glass is regarded as safe status as per the FDA guidelines, which creases opportunities for key market players in the country.
The US glass product manufacturing industry is expanding rapidly due to the high demand for glass from construction and automotive industries. This, in turn, is expected to boost the demand for the glassmaking silica sand in the country during the forecast period.
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Yes, the report covers types of glassmaking silica sand such as less than 40 mesh, 40-70 mesh, more than 70 mesh.
According to this GMR report, the market from US glassmaking silica sand market is likely to register a CAGR of 3.6% during period 2020-2027, with an anticipated valuation of USD 1,356.1 million by the end of the 2027.
In addition to market size (in USD Million) and Company Market Share (in % for base year 2019), other data such Macro-economic factors, COVID-19 Impact on the US glassmaking silica sand market is available in final report.
Factors such as competitive strength and market positioning are key areas considered while selecting top companies to be profiled.
The US glassmaking silica sand market is anticipated to grow significantly during forecast period due Increasing applications of glass in various end-use industries. Moreover, due to high investments for solar infrastructures.
Food & beverages, industrial, pharmaceutical, scientific instrument & analytical research, construction, automotive, cookware & utensils are few of the key end use industries driving the market growth.
The market is expected to witness sluggish growth with slow increase in terms of demand during 2019-2020 owing to the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the US glassmaking silica sand market.
The base year considered for the US glassmaking silica sand market report is 2019. The complete analysis period is 2017 to 2027, wherein, 2017 & 2018 are the historic years, 2020 is an estimated year and the forecast is provided from 2021 to 2027.
Major Manufactures include Covia, U.S. Silica, Emerge Energy Services, Badger Mining Corporation, Hi-Crush Inc., Preferred Sands,Inc, Sibelco, Minerali Industriali S.r.l, Aggregate Industries, Quarzwerke Group, WOLFF & MÜLLER, Source Energy Services, Liberty Materials, Inc, signal peak silica, Eagle Materials, Inc.
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