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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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $108.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | SILICONE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

    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

      3. 3.3 Consumer Spending

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        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      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 MARKET, 2003-2013

        2. CHART II-1 SILICONE MARKET, 2003-2013

      7. 3.7 Technology

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        1. CHART II-2 SILICONE MANUFACTURING PROCESS FLOW CHART

      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

      10. 3.10 Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | SILICONE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART II-3 SILICONE EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2013

        3. CHART II-4 SILICONE IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2013

      11. 3.11 International Activity

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        1. CHART II-5 WORLD SILICONE DEMAND, 2013

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | SILICONE DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART III-1 SILICONE DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013

      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

        3. 4.2.2 Markets

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          1. Table | SILICONE FLUID DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. CHART III-2 SILICONE FLUID DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      3. 4.3 Elastomers

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        1. Table | SILICONE ELASTOMER DEMAND

        2. 4.3.1 Applications

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          1. Table | SILICONE ELASTOMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        3. 4.3.2 Markets

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          1. Table | SILICONE ELASTOMER DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. CHART III-3 SILICONE ELASTOMER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      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

        3. 4.4.2 Markets

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          1. Table | SILICONE RESIN DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. CHART III-4 SILICONE RESIN DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      5. 4.5 Gels

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        1. Table | SILICONE GEL DEMAND

      6. 4.6 Other Silicone Products

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        1. Table | OTHER SILICONE PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-1 SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2003-2023

      2. 5.2 Industrial

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        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SILICONES

        2. CHART IV-2 INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SILICONES, 2013

        3. 5.2.1 Motor Vehicles

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

          2. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION

        4. 5.2.2 Electronics

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          1. Table | ELECTRONIC & COMPUTER PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION

        5. 5.2.3 Machinery

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          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | MACHINERY MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION

        6. 5.2.4 Aerospace & Other Transportation

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          1. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION

        7. 5.2.5 Other Industrial

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          1. Table | OTHER INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SILICONES

      3. 5.3 Consumer

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        1. Table | CONSUMER MARKETS FOR SILICONES

        2. CHART IV-3 CONSUMER MARKETS FOR SILICONES, 2013

        3. 5.3.1 Cosmetics & Toiletries

          $518.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKET FOR SILICONES BY APPLICATION

        4. 5.3.2 Motor Vehicle Polishes

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE POLISH MARKET FOR SILICONES

        5. 5.3.3 Other Consumer

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          1. Table | OTHER CONSUMER MARKETS FOR SILICONES

      4. 5.4 Construction

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        1. 5.4.1 Industry Outlook

          $148.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 5.4.2 Silicone Demand

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          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR SILICONES

      5. 5.5 Medical

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        1. 5.5.1 Industry Outlook

          $122.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.5.2 Silicone Demand

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          1. Table | MEDICAL PRODUCT MARKET FOR SILICONES

    6. 6 APPLICATIONS

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | SILICONE DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        2. CHART V-1 SILICONE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

      2. 6.2 Vehicles & Binders

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        1. Table | SILICONE VEHICLE & BINDER DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        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

      4. 6.4 Lubricants & Greases

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        1. Table | SILICONE LUBRICANT & GREASE DEMAND BY APPLICATION

      5. 6.5 Surfactants

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        1. Table | SILICONE SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 6.6 Emollients

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        1. Table | SILICONE EMOLLIENT DEMAND

      7. 6.7 Polishes

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        1. Table | SILICONE POLISH DEMAND BY MARKET

      8. 6.8 Defoamers

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        1. Table | SILICONE DEFOAMER DEMAND BY MARKET

      9. 6.9 Conditioning Agents

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        1. Table | SILICONE CONDITIONING AGENT DEMAND

      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, 2013

      2. 7.2 Market Share

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        1. CHART VI-1 US SILICONE MARKET SHARE, 2013

      3. 7.3 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      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

          $82.00

        5. 7.8.5 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 7.8.6 Caledonia Investments plc

          $142.00

        7. 7.8.7 Chase Corporation

          $82.00

        8. 7.8.8 China National Bluestar Group Company Limited

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        9. 7.8.9 Clariant International Limited

          $89.00

        10. 7.8.10 CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies LLC

          $82.00

        11. 7.8.11 CSL Silicones Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 7.8.12 Dow Chemical Company

          $97.00

        13. 7.8.13 Dow Corning Corporation

          $282.00

        14. 7.8.14 Emerald Performance Materials LLC

          $84.00

        15. 7.8.15 Evonik Industries AG

          $232.00

        16. 7.8.16 Gelest Incorporated

          $135.00

        17. 7.8.17 Handy & Harman Limited

          $99.00

        18. 7.8.18 Henkel AG & Company KGaA

          $109.00

        19. 7.8.19 Johnson & Johnson

          $82.00

        20. 7.8.20 Kaneka Corporation

          $82.00

        21. 7.8.21 KCC Corporation

          $105.00

        22. 7.8.22 Kemira Oyj

          $82.00

        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 Holdings LLC

          $294.00

        26. 7.8.26 NuSil Technology LLC

          $164.00

        27. 7.8.27 Rogers Corporation

          $108.00

        28. 7.8.28 RPM International Incorporated

          $175.00

        29. 7.8.29 Saint-Gobain

          $153.00

        30. 7.8.30 Sherwin-Williams Company

          $167.00

        31. 7.8.31 Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited

          $187.00

        32. 7.8.32 Sientra Incorporated

          $82.00

        33. 7.8.33 Silchem Silicone Chemicals Incorporated

          $91.00

        34. 7.8.34 Specialty Silicone Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 7.8.35 3M Company

          $204.00

        36. 7.8.36 Total SA

          $125.00

        37. 7.8.37 Wacker Chemie AG

          $157.00

        38. 7.8.38 Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group Company Limited

          $82.00

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