Silicon Dioxide (otherwise called silica, or silicon(IV) oxide) is silicon’s oxide introduced chemically with the formula SiO2. It is either a colourfree or white vitreous water-insoluble solid; the compound, though, can be soluble in fluoric acid and in strong alkalis. Silicon Dioxide occurs naturally in the earth’s outer coating as various minerals such as cristobalite, tridymite, quartz, and lechatelierite; and as sand; it is also present in diatomic algae’s cell walls.
Silicon Dioxide’s hardness has contributed a lot to its enormous popularity for various applications. Today, the chemical is made in many forms, out of which silica brick is most valued commercially due to its refractory properties, as well as abrasion and corrosion resistance. Owing to its transparency to UV radiation and also its heat and mechanical stability, Silicon Dioxide is used in the making of both silica and ordinary glass, in glazing and enameling. Most optical fibers for telecom networks are made from Silicon Dioxide as well.
The research reports incorporated in this Catalogue analyse the Silicon Dioxide Market at different geography levels. The research reports include market size data, picture key trends shaping the industry, reveal market drivers and restraints, review the competitive scene and profile industry players. Data on the market’s historical development and actual standing are depicted; as well as forecasts for the Silicon Dioxide Market are also drawn up in the research reports.
International Trade in Silicon Dioxide: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global silicon dioxide market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including silicon dioxide global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.