World demand for silicones will rise 6.2 percent annually through 2015. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest and fastest-growing market. Electrical and electronic products will continue to be the leading outlet, bolstered by high-growth applications such as components for LEDs and solar energy products.
This study examines the $12.4 billion world market for silicones. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by market (e.g., electrical and electronic, construction, transportation, health care, chemical), product (e.g., elastomers, fluids, resins, gels), world region and for 15 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry participants, including Dow Corning, Momentive Performance Materials and Wacker Chemie.