Silicones

Gains will be spurred by rising manufactured goods output, a strong rebound in construction activity, ongoing technological developments and continued product innovation.

US demand to rise 4.7% annually through 2018

US demand for silicones is forecast to climb 4.7 percent annually to $4.3 billion in 2018, with volume rising 3.2 percent per year to 900 million pounds. This will be an acceleration from the performance of the 2008-2013 period, spurred by rising manufactured goods output and a strong rebound in construction activity. Ongoing technological developments and continued product innovation will also promote advances, as such improvements will further enhance the performance of silicones in a variety of applications. However, opportunities will be limited by market maturity, as well as the increasing tendency among users to regard silicones more as commodities.

Elastomers to overtake fluids as leading product

Fluids and elastomers represent the two leading silicone product types, together accounting for more than 85 percent of total market value in 2013. Elastomers are projected to achieve the most rapid gains, overtaking fluids as the leading product type by 2018. Growth will be propelled by elastomers’ widespread use in the rebounding construction sector, along with expanding opportunities in the medical field. Demand will further benefit from the increasing utilization of liquid silicone rubber in electronics, machinery, and medical markets due to its ease of processing, flexibility, and ability to form high precision parts. Silicone resins are also predicted to achieve healthy gains, led by renewed strength in the construction industry, where they are primarily employed in paint and coatings. Opportunities for silicone gels will stem from their use as protective encapsulants in high growth applications such as solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs). Moreover, silicone gels are widely used as the basis for breast implant products and will continue to gain share at the expense of their saline-filled counterparts.

Construction, medical markets to grow the fastest

The industrial market represents the leading outlet for silicones, thanks, in part, to the large quantities of silicone used in motor vehicles. Motor vehicles will continue to offer good opportunities for growth through 2018, based on automaker efforts to improve vehicle safety and fuel efficiency, as well as by consumer preferences for quieter cabins. The construction market is forecast to achieve the most rapid gains, expanding at a near double digit annual pace due to a substantial turnaround in building construction activity and greater use of high performance silicone-based adhesives, sealants, and coatings. The medical market will continue to provide outsized gains, driven by the superior heat resistance and chemical stability of silicones, and the ongoing development of new products.

Study Coverage

This study analyzes the $3.4 billion US silicones industry. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by product (e.g., fluids, elastomers, resins, gels), market (e.g., industrial, consumer, construction, medical) and application (e.g., vehicles and binders, elastomeric components, lubricants and greases, surfactants, emollients, polishes, defoamers).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 industry players, including Dow Corning, Momentive Performance Materials and Wacker Chemie.

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  1. Silicones

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  2. INTRODUCTION - SILICONES TO 2018

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - SILICONES TO 2018

    $155.00

  5. Overview

    $35.00

  6. SILICONE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2008 - 2023

    $60.00

  7. SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2008 - 2023

    $60.00

  8. MARKET ENVIRONMENT - SILICONES TO 2018

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  9. General

    $35.00

  10. Macroeconomic Overview (1 of 4)

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  11. Macroeconomic Overview (2 of 4)

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  12. Macroeconomic Overview (3 of 4)

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  13. Macroeconomic Overview (4 of 4)

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  14. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2009 dollars) 2003 - 2023

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  15. Consumer Spending (1 of 2)

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  16. Consumer Spending (2 of 2)

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  17. PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2009 dollars) 2003 - 2023

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  18. Demographic Trends (1 of 3)

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  19. Demographic Trends (2 of 3)

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  20. Demographic Trends (3 of 3)

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  21. POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons) 2003 - 2023

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  22. Manufacturing Outlook (1 of 3)

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  23. Manufacturing Outlook (2 of 3)

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  24. Manufacturing Outlook (3 of 3)

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  25. MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS 2003 - 2023

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  26. Silicones - Historical Market Trends

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  27. SILICONE MARKET, 2003 - 2013

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  28. Silicones - Technology (1 of 3)

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  29. Silicones - Technology (2 of 3)

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  30. Silicones - Technology (3 of 3)

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  31. SILICONE MANUFACTURING PROCESS FLOW CHART

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  32. Silicones - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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  33. Silicones - Environmental Protection Agency

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  34. Silicones - Food and Drug Administration

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  35. Silicones - Pricing Trends (1 of 2)

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  36. Silicones - Pricing Trends (2 of 2)

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  37. SILICONE PRICING (dollars per pound) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  38. Silicones - Foreign Trade (1 of 2)

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  39. Silicones - Foreign Trade (2 of 2)

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  40. SILICONE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

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  41. Silicones - International Activity (1 of 2)

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  42. Silicones - International Activity (2 of 2)

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  43. PRODUCTS - SILICONES TO 2018

    $1,665.00

  44. Overview (1 of 2)

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  45. Overview (2 of 2)

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  46. SILICONE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  47. Silicone Fluids - Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  48. Silicone Fluids - Overview (2 of 2)

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  49. SILICONE FLUID DEMAND 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  50. Silicone Fluids - Applications (1 of 3)

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  51. Silicone Fluids - Applications (2 of 3)

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  52. Silicone Fluids - Applications (3 of 3)

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  53. SILICONE FLUID DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  54. Silicone Fluids - Markets (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  55. Silicone Fluids - Markets (2 of 2)

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  56. SILICONE FLUID DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  57. Silicone Elastomers - Overview (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  58. Silicone Elastomers - Overview (2 of 3)

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  59. Silicone Elastomers - Overview (3 of 3)

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  60. SILICONE ELASTOMER DEMAND (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  61. Silicone Elastomers - Applications (1 of 2)

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  62. Silicone Elastomers - Applications (2 of 2)

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  63. SILICONE ELASTOMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  64. Silicone Elastomers - Markets (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  65. Silicone Elastomers - Markets (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  66. SILICONE ELASTOMER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  67. Silicone Resins - Overview

    $35.00

  68. SILICONE RESIN DEMAND 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  69. Silicone Resins - Applications (1 of 2)

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  70. Silicone Resins - Applications (2 of 2)

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  71. SILICONE RESIN DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  72. Silicone Resins - Markets (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  73. Silicone Resins - Markets (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  74. Silicone Resins - Markets (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  75. SILICONE RESIN DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  76. Silicone Gels (1 of 3)

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  77. Silicone Gels (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  78. Silicone Gels (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  79. SILICONE GEL DEMAND (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  80. Other Silicone Products (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  81. Other Silicone Products (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  82. OTHER SILICONE PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  83. MARKETS - SILICONES TO 2018

    $3,335.00

  84. Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  85. Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  86. SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  87. Industrial Markets for Silicones

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  88. INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SILICONES (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  89. INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SILICONES, 2013 (percent)

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  90. Motor Vehicles - Industry Outlook (1 of 3)

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  91. Motor Vehicles - Industry Outlook (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  92. Motor Vehicles - Industry Outlook (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  93. MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  94. Motor Vehicles - Silicone Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  95. Motor Vehicles - Silicone Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  96. Motor Vehicles - Silicone Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  97. MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  98. Electronics - Industry Outlook (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  99. Electronics - Industry Outlook (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  100. Electronics - Industry Outlook (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  101. Electronics - Industry Outlook (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  102. ELECTRONIC & COMPUTER PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  103. Electronics - Silicone Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  104. Electronics - Silicone Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  105. Electronics - Silicone Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  106. ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  107. Machinery - Industry Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  108. Machinery - Industry Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  109. MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  110. Machinery - Silicone Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  111. Machinery - Silicone Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  112. MACHINERY MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  113. Aerospace & Other Transportation - Industry Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  114. Aerospace & Other Transportation - Industry Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  115. AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  116. Aerospace & Other Transportation - Silicone Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  117. Aerospace & Other Transportation - Silicone Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  118. AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  119. OTHER INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SILICONES (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  120. Electric Utilities - Silicone Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  121. Electric Utilities - Silicone Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  122. Plastic Processing - Silicone Demand

    $35.00

  123. Pulp & Paper - Silicone Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  124. Pulp & Paper - Silicone Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  125. Textile Products - Silicone Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  126. Textile Products - Silicone Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  127. Oil & Gas - Silicone Demand

    $35.00

  128. All Other Industrial Markets - Silicone Demand

    $35.00

  129. CONSUMER MARKETS FOR SILICONES (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  130. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Industry Outlook (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  131. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Industry Outlook (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  132. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Industry Outlook (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  133. COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  134. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Silicone Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  135. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Silicone Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  136. COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  137. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Silicone Applications

    $35.00

  138. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Silicone Producers

    $35.00

  139. Motor Vehicle Polishes - Silicone Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  140. Motor Vehicle Polishes - Silicone Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  141. MOTOR VEHICLE POLISH MARKET FOR SILICONES 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  142. Other Consumer Markets for Silicones (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  143. Other Consumer Markets for Silicones (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  144. OTHER CONSUMER MARKETS FOR SILICONES 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  145. Construction - Industry Outlook (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  146. Construction - Industry Outlook (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  147. Construction - Industry Outlook (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  148. CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2009 dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  149. Construction - Silicone Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  150. Construction - Silicone Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  151. CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR SILICONES (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  152. Medical Industry Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  153. Medical Industry Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  154. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  155. Medical Silicone Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  156. Medical Silicone Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  157. MEDICAL PRODUCT MARKET FOR SILICONES (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  158. Medical Elastomeric Components - Silicone Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  159. Medical Elastomeric Components - Silicone Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  160. Medical Adhesives - Silicone Demand

    $35.00

  161. Medical Implants - Silicone Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  162. Medical Implants - Silicone Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  163. Medical Implants - Silicone Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  164. Other Medical Silicone Applications

    $35.00

  165. APPLICATIONS - SILICONES TO 2018

    $1,265.00

  166. Overview

    $35.00

  167. SILICONE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  168. SILICONE VEHICLE & BINDER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  169. Silicone Vehicles & Binders in Adhesives, Sealants, & Caulks (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  170. Silicone Vehicles & Binders in Adhesives, Sealants, & Caulks (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  171. Silicone Vehicles & Binders in Paints & Coatings (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  172. Silicone Vehicles & Binders in Paints & Coatings (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  173. Silicone Vehicles & Binders in Other Applications

    $35.00

  174. Silicone Elastomeric Components (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  175. Silicone Elastomeric Components (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  176. SILICONE ELASTOMERIC COMPONENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  177. Silicone Lubricants & Greases (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  178. Silicone Lubricants & Greases (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  179. SILICONE LUBRICANT & GREASE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  180. Silicone Surfactants (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  181. Silicone Surfactants (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  182. SILICONE SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  183. Silicone Emollients

    $35.00

  184. SILICONE EMOLLIENT DEMAND 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  185. Silicone Polishes

    $35.00

  186. SILICONE POLISH DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  187. Silicone Defoamers (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  188. Silicone Defoamers (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  189. Silicone Defoamers (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  190. SILICONE DEFOAMER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  191. Silicone Conditioning Agents

    $35.00

  192. SILICONE CONDITIONING AGENT DEMAND 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  193. Other Applications for Silicones

    $35.00

  194. SILICONE DEMAND IN OTHER APPLICATIONS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  195. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE - SILICONES TO 2018

    $565.00

  196. General

    $35.00

  197. US SILICONE SALES BY COMPANY, 2013 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  198. Market Share (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  199. Market Share (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  200. Market Share (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  201. Market Share (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  202. US SILICONE MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2013 (percent)

    $60.00

  203. Competitive Strategies (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  204. Competitive Strategies (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  205. SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

    $60.00

  206. Marketing Strategies

    $35.00

  207. Channels of Distribution

    $35.00

  208. Technology & Manufacturing

    $35.00

  209. Research & Development

    $35.00

  210. COMPANY PROFILES - SILICONES TO 2018

    $1,505.00

  211. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  212. Allergan Incorporated

    $35.00

  213. Ashland Incorporated

    $35.00

  214. BASF SE

    $35.00

  215. Bentec Medical

    $35.00

  216. Berkshire Hathaway (Lubrizol)

    $35.00

  217. Caledonia Investments (Quantum) (Siovation)

    $35.00

  218. Chase Corporation (HumiSeal)

    $35.00

  219. China National Bluestar Group Company (Elkem)

    $35.00

  220. Clariant International

    $35.00

  221. CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies

    $35.00

  222. CSL Silicones

    $35.00

  223. Dow Chemical Company

    $35.00

  224. Dow Corning (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  225. Dow Corning (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  226. Emerald Performance Materials

    $35.00

  227. Evonik Industries (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  228. Evonik Industries (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  229. Gelest Incorporated

    $35.00

  230. Handy & Harman (Arlon)

    $35.00

  231. Henkel AG & Company

    $35.00

  232. Johnson & Johnson (Mentor)

    $35.00

  233. Kaneka Corporation

    $35.00

  234. KCC Corporation

    $35.00

  235. Kemira Oyj

    $35.00

  236. Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies

    $35.00

  237. Milliken & Company (SiVance)

    $35.00

  238. Momentive Performance Materials Holdings (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  239. Momentive Performance Materials Holdings (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  240. NuSil Technology

    $35.00

  241. Rogers Corporation

    $35.00

  242. RPM International (Tremco) (Carboline) (DAP)

    $35.00

  243. Saint-Gobain

    $35.00

  244. Sherwin-Williams Company

    $35.00

  245. Shin-Etsu Chemical Company

    $35.00

  246. Sientra Incorporated

    $35.00

  247. Silchem Silicone Chemicals

    $35.00

  248. Specialty Silicone Products

    $35.00

  249. 3M Company (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  250. 3M Company (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  251. Total SA (Bostik) (Barry) (Hutchinson)

    $35.00

  252. Wacker Chemie

    $35.00

  253. Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group Company

    $35.00

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