Shale Gas Boom Drives the Market for Industrial Silica Sand, According to a New Trend Report Published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a trend report on Industrial Silica Sand. Market for Industrial Silica Sand is projected to witness strong growth led by the rising use of industrial silica sand in hydraulic fracturing applications.

Industrial Silica Sand: A Trend Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Industrial silica sand comprises small-sized, uniformly circular quartz grains that offer strength, as well as crush-resistant properties. Density and hardness of sand grains provide the sand various characteristics, such as high durability, acid solubility, porosity and gravity. Additionally, the low co-efficient of thermal expansion of industrial silica sand makes it ideal for use in high temperature applications. Industrial silica sand is utilized in various applications and products such as glass-manufacturing, golf-course sand traps, water filtration and abrasives. The shale gas revolution in North America is forecast to drive future growth in the market. Given the fact that an average oil well requires over 15,000 tons of industrial silica sand, the rise in hydraulic fracturing projects across the Atlantic Coast is forecast to drive demand in the coming years. Production of silica sand is also expected to receive a boost as a result of the proposed expansions in industrial silica sand mines.

The trend report titled “Industrial Silica Sand” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., is a focused research paper which provides cursory insights into the product, its applications, future prospects, and corporate initiatives of key companies worldwide. The report also provides global market estimates and projections for Silica Sand in US dollars and tons for years 2012 through 2017, across end-use key segments including Hydraulic Fracturing and Others. Also covered are companies such as Aggregate Industries - Garside Sands, Bathgate Silica Sand Ltd., Camiş Madencilik AŞ, Canadian Silica, FTS International, Lane Mountain Company, Micro Minchem, Pioneer Natural Resources Company, and Quarzwerke GmbH, among others.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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