GVR Report cover Mesoporous Silica Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Mesoporous Silica Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (SBA, MCM Series), By Application (Drug Delivery, Environmental Protection, Catalysis), By Region (APAC, North America), And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-163-5
  • Number of Pages: 145
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global mesoporous silica market size was valued at USD 140.6 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% from 2020 to 2027. Rising product penetration in different application industries, such as chemicals, wastewater treatment, and pharmaceuticals, drives the market. Thermal stability, favorable chemical properties, and biocompatibility attributes of the product are anticipated to boost its demand in the pharmaceutical industry over the forecast period.

China mesoporous silica market size

Increasing and effective research & development activities for cancer treatment using mesoporous silica are also expected to augment the product demand. A wide range of existing and potential applications of the product in drug delivery and wastewater treatment fields and extensive use in the chemical industry as a catalyst for the synthesis of various chemicals coupled with rising expenditure on biotechnology by the government and pharmaceutical firms are anticipated to bolster the product demand.

The market in China is expected to exhibit high growth on account of the rapid development of application industries. China is one of the potential regional markets for mesoporous silica owing to rapid industrialization and favorable pharmaceutical and chemical industry prospects. China has emerged as the global production hub for various industries, such as pharmaceuticals and chemicals, over the last three decades. A large number of multinational chemical and pharmaceutical companies have shifted their manufacturing operations to China owing to the easy availability of raw materials and favorable trade policies.

Strict regulations in Europe and North America are anticipated to hinder the market growth in these regions. Regulatory authorities, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the U.S. and the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate, are engaged in investigating the possible negative impacts of nanoparticles on the environment and thus on human health.

The mesoporous silica is anticipated to be in the research stage and the market is characterized by a limited number of players engaged in the production and supply of the product. However, the product is expected to witness increased applications on account of the rising awareness about its associated advantages and properties.

Product Insights

The MCM series segment led the global market in 2019 accounting for a revenue share of over 45%. The SBA series is projected to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period on account of its use in diverse applications, such as pharmaceutical, chemical, and others.

The market is majorly segmented based on products into SBA series, MCM series, and other products. SBA includes SBA 15 and SBA 16 materials used from the SBA series exhibiting hexagonal and lamellar structures, respectively. The properties exhibited by the SBA series products, such as thermal and mechanical stability, high surface area, and ease of functionalization, propel their demand.

MCM series materials including MCM-41 and MCM-48 are one of the most commonly used mesoporous silica materials with the pore size ranging from 2-10 nm and exhibiting cubic, hexagonal, and lamellar mesostructures. These mesoporous materials are emerging as outstanding carriers for drug delivery systems owing to their textural properties, which enhance the loading amount of active pharmaceutical ingredients inside the pore channels.

Ordered mesoporous silica is widely used in various applications including adsorption, drug delivery, separations, catalysis, and others on account of their high surface area, pore structure, desired thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties. There are several other types of mesoporous silica materials, such as Technische Universiteit Delft (TUD), Hollow Mesoporous Silica (HMS), Folded Sheet Mesoporous (FMS), and others. The aforementioned materials also offer several advantages in drug delivery applications.

Application Insights

The drug delivery application segment led the market in 2019 and accounted for more than 44% of the global revenue share. The segment is projected to expand further at a steady CAGR from 2020 to 2027 owing to the burgeoning demand for mesoporous silica materials in the pharmaceutical industry. Rapid advancements in the mesoporous materials are further expected to broaden its application scope, thereby driving the product demand. Other applications include catalysis, environmental protection, and others.

Global mesoporous silica market share

High surface area, biocompatibility, and ease of surface modification offered by the product make it a key material used in the targeted delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients in several treatments including cancer. The product plays a key role in environmental protection applications. The product usage in water treatment is emerging as a cost-effective alternative, thereby driving its demand over the forecast period. Mesoporous silica is emerging as an effective additive to enhance chemical, tribological, and thermomechanical properties of polymer-based materials.

Regional Insights

North America led the market and accounted for a 36% share of the global revenue in 2019 owing to the rapid growth of the pharmaceutical industry and increasing expenditure on wastewater treatment. Rapid industrialization, growing environmental concerns, and stringent regulations set by various governments to maintain environmental quality are anticipated to promote the implementation of wastewater treatment processes, thereby, propelling the use of mesoporous silica over the forecast period.

The rise in the research & development process of mesoporous silica to explore potential products and their applications in various end-use industries, increased utilization of nanotechnology in biomedical and other applications are projected to boost the market growth in the region over the forecast period.

The market in Europe is expected to grow at a significant rate over the forecast period, which can be attributed to rising product demand from the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical industry is one of the significant contributors to the region’s economy. However, the U.K.’s exit from the European Union is expected to have a major impact on the growth of the pharmaceutical industry restraining the market growth for mesoporous silica in the region.

Central & South America (CSA) is anticipated to witness slower growth. Even though the market has growth capabilities owing to the availability of inexpensive labor and floor space for manufacturing and research facilities, the political instability in the region is expected to restrain the growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Companies, such as American Elements and Merck KGaA, are dominating the market by offering a diversified product portfolio. Manufacturers provide products on the basis of standard specifications and design specifications provided by the end-users. Companies are continuously engaged in offering products using innovative and advanced methods to meet changing demands pertaining to different application industries, such as chemicals, wastewater treatment, and pharmaceuticals. Companies are trying to increase their sales through investment, expansion, and innovation. The market is characterized by the presence of a significant consumer base across the globe with the companies operating their businesses through dedicated distribution networks. Some of the prominent players in the global mesoporous silica market include:

  • Merck KGaA

  • American Elements

  • Nanocomposix, Inc.

  • Taiyo International

  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

  • MKnano

  • W.R.Grace & Co.

  • AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

  • Glantreo Ltd.

  • ACS Material LLC

Mesoporous Silica Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 151.0 million

Market volume in 2020

1,771.7 Kilograms

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 295.1 million

Volume forecast in 2027

4,115.9 Kilograms

Growth Rate

CAGR of 9.7% from 2020 to 2027 (Revenue-based)

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Volume in kilograms, revenue in USD million/billion, and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Volume forecast, revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

The U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; The U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Taiwan; Brazil

Key companies profiled

Merck KGaA; American Elements; Nanocomposix, Inc.; Taiyo International; Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation; MKnano; W.R.Grace & Co.; AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.; Glantreo Ltd.; ACS Material LLC

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global mesoporous silica market report on the basis of product, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Kilograms; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • MCM Series

    • SBA Series

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilograms; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Catalysis

    • Drug Delivery

    • Environmental Protection

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilograms; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Taiwan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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