From May 30, 2018. The leading fumed silica manufacturer Cabot Corporation increases price for fumed silica up to 15 percent. The price increase is mainly caused by cost rise of raw materials and transportation.

The price increase is bot for CAB-O-SIL® fumed and colloidal silicas, CAB-O-SPERSE® aqueous dispersions and SpectrAl® fumed alumina products.

Source: http://investor.cabot-corp.com/node/19026

The Price Increase Globally

The price for fumed silica has been increased globally since late 2017. Until May 2018, Wacker, Tokyoyama, Cabot has announced the price increase. China manufacturers like Xunyu Chemical adjusted fumed silica higher since Aug, 2017.

As a matter of fact, the price increases in China begins in June, 2018 and it keeps going higher and higher now. What’s more, the demand of fumed silica in China keeps growing. The delivery date is up to 30 days or 40 days, some manufactueres even stop accepting new orders and quoting.

About Fumed Silica

XYSIL® fumed silica is white, innoxious, insipid, amorphous fine chemical powder. It mainly used in silicone rubber, paints and coatings, adhesive and sealants etc. Xunyu Chemical provides XYSIL fumed silica to over 40 countries and regions globally.