Silica sand is a granular material and includes quartz and small amounts of clay, coal, and sometimes it also has minerals in it. SiO2 is the chemical name of silica and it is made from mixture of two minerals such as oxygen and silicon. This sand can be found as mines in most regions of the globe and its sources have a wide variety and in color, these are white, beige, and yellow. Silica sand has very high boiling and melting point and pure silica is colorless but can be found in colored if contaminants are present in a sample of quartz. It is used in a variety of industries across the globe.
The United States silica sand market is witnessing rapid growth from the past few years. Increasing production and use of industrial sand across the country is major driving factor behind the market growth. For instance, according to USGS, in 2020, the production of industrial sand and gravel was valued at approximately USD 3.2 billion and was produced by nearly 180 companies from approximately 280 operations in 34 States. In addition, factors such as increased use of high quality and advanced processing technologies, rising construction activities, and growing sand mining market across the country are expected to improve market growth in the coming years.
The exclusive COVID 19 impact analysis report by Axiom MRC provides a 3600 analysis of micro and macro-economic factors on the silica sand market. In addition, complete analysis of changes on silica sand market expenditure, economic and international policies on supply and demand side. The report also studies the impact of pandemic on United States economies, international trade, business investments, GDP and marketing strategies of key players present in the market. COVID-19 impact on the silica sand market was moderate owing to the decline in demand from glass, building & construction, water filtration and many other industries.
The study analyses United States silica sand market based on product type, end use industry and country.
Various product types such as wet sands, dry sand, frac sand, filter sand, and coated sand are covered in the United States silica sand market. The wet as well as dry sand segments are witnessing rapid growth of the market. Silica sand is usually used as a both wet and dry raw material in most of the construction industry. It is also widely used in glass production and as a molding sand and filtration sand.
Major end use industries of the United States silica sand market are glass manufacturing, foundry, chemical production, construction, paints and coatings, ceramics and refractories, filtration, oil and gas, and other end-user industries. Glass manufacturing segment dominated the market in 2020 and is likely to maintain its dominance at a considerable growth rate during the forecast period. Construction segment is also contributing to the market growth on the high level. Silica Sand is the major element of various building and construction products and to add anti-corrosion and durability ground silica works as a functional extender. In constriction industry silica sand is used in mortar, flooring compounds, stucco, cement, roofing shingles, and asphalt mixtures.
The major key players of market includes Badger Mining Corporation, Covia Holdings LLC, Emerge Energy Services, Euroquarz GmbH, Hi-Crush Inc, JFE MINERAL Co. LTD, Mitsubishi Corporation, Pioneer Natural Resources Company, Sibelco, Source Energy Services and U.S. Silica among others.
The study analyses United States silica sand market based on product type, end use industry and country. Various product types such as wet sands, dry sand, frac sand, filter sand, and coated sand are covered in the United States silica sand market. The wet sand segment is likely to dominate the market over the forecast period. Major end use industries of the United States silica sand market are glass manufacturing, foundry, chemical production, construction, paints and coatings, ceramics and refractories, filtration, oil and gas, and other end-user industries. The glass manufacturing segment is likely to register fastest growth in years to come owing to the growing adoption of silica sand for manufacturing of various glass products.
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