Chromatography Silica Resins Market: Overview

  • Column chromatography is a technique used to separate individual compounds from a mixture. In column chromatography, chromatography silica resins are used as adsorbents and are generally packed in a glass column.
  • Chromatography silica resins are available in various grades, particle and pore sizes, and are useful for all types of low-pressure, medium-pressure, and flash column chromatography. These are used for cleaning and purification of a wide range of synthetic and natural compounds.

Ultrapure Silica Segment to Lead Global Chromatography Silica Resins Market

  • There is huge demand for ultrapure silica in the global chromatography silica resins market. In terms of purity, the ultrapure silica segment accounted for a significant share of the global chromatography silica resins market in 2018, and is likely to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Rise in demand for use in biopharmaceuticals coupled with increased use of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is anticipated to drive the ultrapure silica segment.

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Key Drivers of Global Chromatography Silica Resins Market

  • Growth of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries is expected to drive the demand for chromatographic silica resins during the forecast period. In the pharmaceutical industry, silica gel column chromatography is used to segregate and collect different components of a drug. Chromatography silica resins is used in the purification process of antibiotics such as rosarimicin, coloradocin, and benzanthrins, among others. Chromatography silica resins are also used in the study of medicines such as hypnotics, sedatives, analgesics, local anesthetics, and steroids.
  • Chromatographic silica resins are used in thin-layer chromatography in biomedical analysis. There is a growing demand for medicines in developing economies such as China and India. This is expected to drive the demand for biopharmaceuticals, which, in turn, will propel the global chromatographic silica resin market during the forecast period.
  • Chromatography is an important method to examine adulteration in food products. In the food industry, this method is widely used in various applications such as vitamin separation, sugar content analysis, triglyceride determination, determination of nutritional quality of food, spoilage detection, analysis of amino acids, colorants and residues, detection of aflatoxins in food products etc. Hence, the use of chromatographic silica resins in the food industry is expected to increase, owing to the expanding food industry in countries such as India. 

Availability of Substitutes Likely to Hamper Global Chromatography Silica Resins Market Growth

  • Activated alumina is known for produce superior outcomes as a result of separation and purification techniques. Alumina  is used with neutral, acidic, and basic compounds due to its atmospheric properties. However, silica gel can only be used in limited industries, while activated alumina is used for environmental cleanup and in other applications, including biohazard, bioterrorism, and gas and liquid dehydration applications.
  • Alumina resins is used in various applications at a relatively lower cost and thus, are preferred over silica resins. This factor is likely hamper the growth of the global chromatographic silica resin market during forecast period.

Asia Pacific to Account for Large Share of Global Chromatography Silica Resins Market

  • The chromatography silica resins market in Asia Pacific is expected to expand at a rapid rate during the forecast period. In emerging markets, such as China and India, there is an increase in demand for chromatography from various end-use industries, including the food industry as a result of economic growth. This is projected to drive the chromatographic silica resin market in the region.
  • China and India are likely to create lucrative opportunities for chromatographic silica resin manufacturers during the forecast period, owing to the huge demand for pharmaceutical products in these countries.
  • Economic growth of China and India has resulted in increased government budgets for healthcare and biomedical industries. In India, food security concerns have prompted the government to invest heavily in agriculture and soil testing. Thus, all these factors are anticipated to boost the chromatographic silica resin market in these countries.
  • North America is expected to be an attractive market for chromatography silica resins. The region accounted for a major share of the global chromatographic silica resin market in 2018.

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Key Players in Chromatography Silica Resins Market

The global chromatography silica resins market is highly fragmented, with top manufacturers accounting for approximately 25% to 30% share of the global market. Key players operating in the chromatography silica resins market include:

  • W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
  • SiliCycle Inc.
  • Sorbead India
  • Sepax Technologies, Inc.
  • AGC Group
  • Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

Global Chromatography Silica Resins Market: Research Scope

Global Chromatography Silica Resins Market, by Mesh Size

  • 30-60
  • 60-100
  • 100-200
  • Above 200

Global Chromatography Silica Resins Market, by Purity

  • Pure Silica
  • Ultrapure Silica

Global Chromatography Silica Resins Market, by Application

  • Analytical Chromatography
  • Process Chromatography
  • Preparative Chromatography
  • Gravity Chromatography

Global Chromatography Silica Resins Market, by End-use Industry

  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
  • Food & Chemical

Global Chromatography Silica Resins Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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