Silicones

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Gains in US demand for silicones through 2016 will be driven by renewed economic growth, along with rising manufacturing output and rebounding growth in construction activity.

US demand to climb 5.6% annually through 2016

US demand for silicones is forecast to climb 5.6 percent annually to $4.1 billion in 2016, with advances accelerating strongly from the pace of the recessionimpacted 2006-2011 period. Gains will stem from renewed economic growth, along with rising manufacturing output and rebounding construction activity. In volume terms, silicone demand is projected to rise at a 4.8 percent annual pace to 890 million pounds in 2016.

Cosmetics, toiletries to boost key fluids segment

Silicone fluids and elastomers comprised the largest share of silicone demand in 2011, with each product accounting for more than 40 percent of the total. Although silicone fluids will experience below average gains through 2016 due to maturity in certain markets, increasing output of cosmetics and toiletries will promote the development of innovative silicone fluid emollients and conditioning agents designed for use with natural ingredients.

Rebounding growth in the construction market will drive above average gains in demand for silicone elastomers, as well as for silicone resins. Advances will also be promoted by greater use of elastomers in medical applications, where liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is increasingly valued for its ease of processing, flexibility, and ability to form high precision parts. Silicone gels represent a small but important product segment. Demand for these materials will benefit from the increasing utilization of silicone gel encapsulants in the fast growing photovoltaic and LED sectors of the electronics market. Moreover, silicone gel-filled breast implants -- which were reintroduced to the market in 2006 after a 14-year ban -- will continue to capture market share from their salinefilled counterparts.

Industrial uses to remain largest silicone market

The industrial market will remain by far the largest outlet for silicones. The motor vehicle segment is projected to provide the best growth opportunities, driven by substantial increases in vehicle output from relatively low 2011 levels, as well as by advancements in silicone technology aimed at improving vehicle safety and fuel efficiency. In addition, consumer preferences for quieter cabins will promote the use of silicone sealants and other products that aid in noise and vibration reduction. Among other markets, construction and medical products will achieve particularly rapid growth. Advances in the construction segment will be propelled by a strong recovery in building construction, particularly in the new residential segment, as well as by the use of high performance siliconebased adhesives, caulks, and coatings. The medical market will continue to expand strongly due to the ongoing technological development of new products.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $3.1 billion US silicone industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 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, emollients, surfactants, conditioning agents, polishes, defoamers).

It 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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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | SILICONE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Overview

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Spending

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        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | SILICONE DEMAND, 2001-2011

      7. 3.7 Technology

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      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Trends

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        1. 3.8.1 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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        2. 3.8.2 Environmental Protection Agency

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        3. 3.8.3 Food and Drug Administration

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      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | SILICONE PRICING (dollars per pound)

      10. 3.10 Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | SILICONE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      11. 3.11 International Activity

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    4. 4 PRODUCTS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | SILICONE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

      2. 4.2 Fluids

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        1. Table | SILICONE FLUID DEMAND

        2. 4.2.1 Applications

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          1. Table | SILICONE FLUID DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

        3. 4.2.2 Markets

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          1. Table | SILICONE FLUID DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Elastomers

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        1. Table | SILICONE ELASTOMER DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Applications

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          1. Table | SILICONE ELASTOMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

        3. 4.3.2 Markets

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          1. Table | SILICONE ELASTOMER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Resins

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        1. Table | SILICONE RESIN DEMAND

        2. 4.4.1 Applications

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          1. Table | SILICONE RESIN DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

        3. 4.4.2 Markets

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          1. Table | SILICONE RESIN DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 Gels

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        1. Table | SILICONE GEL DEMAND (million dollars)

      6. 4.6 Other Silicone Products

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        1. Table | OTHER SILICONE PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Industrial

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        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SILICONES (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Electronics

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          1. Table | ELECTRONIC & COMPUTER PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Motor Vehicles

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

          2. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.3 Machinery

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          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | MACHINERY MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

        5. 5.2.4 Aerospace & Other Transportation

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          1. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

        6. 5.2.5 Other Industrial

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          1. Table | OTHER INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SILICONES (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Consumer

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        1. Table | CONSUMER MARKETS FOR SILICONES (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Cosmetics & Toiletries

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          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Motor Vehicle Polishes

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE POLISH MARKET FOR SILICONES (million dollars)

        4. 5.3.3 Other Consumer

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          1. Table | OTHER CONSUMER MARKETS FOR SILICONES (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Construction

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        1. 5.4.1 Industry Outlook

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          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        2. 5.4.2 Silicone Demand

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          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR SILICONES (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Medical

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        1. 5.5.1 Industry Outlook

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          1. Table | MEDICAL PRODUCTS & EQUIPMENT DEMAND (billion dollars)

        2. 5.5.2 Silicone Demand

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          1. Table | MEDICAL PRODUCT MARKET FOR SILICONES (million dollars)

    6. 6 APPLICATIONS

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | SILICONE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Vehicles & Binders

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        1. Table | SILICONE VEHICLE & BINDER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Adhesives, Sealants, & Caulks

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        3. 6.2.2 Paints & Coatings

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        4. 6.2.3 Other

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      3. 6.3 Elastomeric Components

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        1. Table | SILICONE ELASTOMERIC COMPONENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Lubricants & Greases

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        1. Table | SILICONE LUBRICANT & GREASE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Emollients

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        1. Table | SILICONE EMOLLIENT DEMAND

      6. 6.6 Surfactants

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        1. Table | SILICONE SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 Conditioning Agents

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        1. Table | SILICONE CONDITIONING AGENT DEMAND

      8. 6.8 Polishes

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        1. Table | SILICONE POLISH DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      9. 6.9 Defoamers

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        1. Table | SILICONE DEFOAMER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      10. 6.10 Other Applications

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        1. Table | SILICONE DEMAND IN OTHER APPLICATIONS

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

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        1. Table | US SILICONE SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Market Share

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      3. 7.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Marketing Strategies

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      5. 7.5 Channels of Distribution

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      6. 7.6 Technology & Manufacturing

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      7. 7.7 Research & Development

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      8. 7.8 Company Profiles

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        1. 7.8.1 Allergan Incorporated

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        2. 7.8.2 Ashland Incorporated

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        3. 7.8.3 BASF SE

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        4. 7.8.4 Bentec Medical Incorporated

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        5. 7.8.5 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

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        6. 7.8.6 Caledonia Investments plc

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        7. 7.8.7 Chase Corporation

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        8. 7.8.8 China National Bluestar Group Company Limited

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        9. 7.8.9 Clariant International Limited

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        10. 7.8.10 CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies LLC

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        11. 7.8.11 CSL Silicones Incorporated

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        12. 7.8.12 Dow Chemical Company

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        13. 7.8.13 Dow Corning Corporation

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        14. 7.8.14 Emerald Performance Materials LLC

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        15. 7.8.15 Evonik Industries AG

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        16. 7.8.16 Gelest Incorporated

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        17. 7.8.17 Handy & Harman Limited

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        18. 7.8.18 Henkel AG & Company KGaA

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        19. 7.8.19 Johnson & Johnson

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        20. 7.8.20 Kaneka Corporation

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        21. 7.8.21 KCC Corporation

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        22. 7.8.22 Kemira Oyj

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        23. 7.8.23 Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies

          $82.00

        24. 7.8.24 Milliken & Company

          $82.00

        25. 7.8.25 Momentive Performance Materials Incorporated

          $263.00

        26. 7.8.26 NuSil Technology LLC

          $218.00

        27. 7.8.27 Rogers Corporation

          $82.00

        28. 7.8.28 RPM International Incorporated

          $186.00

        29. 7.8.29 Saint-Gobain

          $190.00

        30. 7.8.30 Sherwin-Williams Company

          $208.00

        31. 7.8.31 Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited

          $321.00

        32. 7.8.32 Silchem Silicone Chemicals Incorporated

          $187.00

        33. 7.8.33 Specialty Silicone Products Incorporated

          $99.00

        34. 7.8.34 3M Company

          $235.00

        35. 7.8.35 Total SA

          $159.00

        36. 7.8.36 Wacker Chemie AG

          $168.00

        37. 7.8.37 Zhejiang Wynca Chemical Industry Group Company Limited

          $82.00

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