Silicones

As Quoted In Plastics News

Growth in US demand for silicones will moderate from the performance of the 2010-2015 period, which saw strong gains as a result of a broad economic recovery from the 2007-2009 recession. According to Silicones, a new study from The Freedonia Group, ongoing technological developments and continued product innovation will promote gains, as such improvements will further enhance the performance of silicones in a variety of applications. However, opportunities will be limited by market maturity and the increasing tendency among users to regard silicones more as commodities than as specialty materials. Nonetheless, suppliers continue to counter this market view via the development of value-added products and by making inroads into applications that have traditionally used other materials.

Elastomers & fluids account for over 85 percent of market value

Elastomers and fluids are the two leading silicone product types, together accounting for over 85 percent of market value in 2015. Advances for elastomers going forward will be propelled by fast-growing and expanding opportunities in the medical field as well as continued strong and widespread use in the construction sector. 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 will achieve healthy gains in the rebounding construction industry, where they are primarily employed in paints 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).

Industrial market to benefit from silicones used in motor vehicles

The industrial market is the leading outlet for silicones, due largely to the growing quantities of silicone used in motor vehicles. While growth in the motor vehicle market will decelerate substantially, silicones will continue to find opportunities as producers use them in higher quantities per vehicle to improve vehicle safety and fuel efficiency, as well as to meet consumer preferences for quieter cabins.

Medical market to see fastest gains

Among other outlets, the medical market is forecast to achieve the most rapid gains through 2020, expanding at a pace even faster than that of the 2010-2015 period. Growth will be driven by the superior heat resistance and chemical stability of silicones over competitive materials, and by the ongoing development of new products that will expand the range of medical applications for silicones. The construction market is also forecast to achieve rapid gains, outpacing those of the 2010-2015 period, as the turnaround in building construction activity continues and silicones find greater use in high-performance adhesives, sealants, and coatings.

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Silicones presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product, market, and application. The study also considers key market environment factors, details the industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles industry players.

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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

    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

        2. 3.3.1 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      5. 3.5 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | SILICONE DEMAND, 2005-2015

        2. CHART II-1 SILICONE MARKET, 2005-2015

      6. 3.6 Technology

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        1. CHART II-2 SILICONE MANUFACTURING PROCESS FLOW CHART

      7. 3.7 Environmental & Regulatory Trends

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        1. 3.7.1 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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        2. 3.7.2 Environmental Protection Agency

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        3. 3.7.3 Food and Drug Administration

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      8. 3.8 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | SILICONE PRICING

      9. 3.9 Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | SILICONE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART II-3 SILICONE EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2015

        3. CHART II-4 SILICONE IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2015

      10. 3.10 International Activity

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        1. CHART II-5 WORLD SILICONE DEMAND, 2015

    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, 2015

      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, 2015

      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, 2015

      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, 2015

      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, 2005-2025

      2. 5.2 Industrial

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        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR SILICONES

        2. CHART IV-2 INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SILICONES, 2015

        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 MARKET FOR SILICONES

        2. CHART IV-3 CONSUMER MARKETS FOR SILICONES, 2015

        3. 5.3.1 Cosmetics & Toiletries

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          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

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          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

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          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, 2015

      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 Surfactants

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        1. Table | SILICONE SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 6.5 Lubricants & Greases

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        1. Table | SILICONE LUBRICANT & GREASE DEMAND BY APPLICATION

      6. 6.6 Defoamers

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        1. Table | SILICONE DEFOAMER DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 6.7 Emollients

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        1. Table | SILICONE EMOLLIENT DEMAND

      8. 6.8 Conditioning Agents

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        1. Table | SILICONE CONDITIONING AGENT DEMAND

      9. 6.9 Polishes

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        1. Table | SILICONE POLISH DEMAND BY MARKET

      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 | SILICONE SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      2. 7.2 Market Share

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        1. CHART VI-1 US SILICONE MARKET SHARE, 2015

      3. 7.3 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      4. 7.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Marketing Strategies

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      6. 7.6 Channels of Distribution

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      7. 7.7 Technology & Manufacturing

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      8. 7.8 Research & Development

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      9. 7.9 Company Profiles

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        1. 7.9.1 Allergan plc

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        2. 7.9.2 Arkema SA

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        3. 7.9.3 Ashland Incorporated

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        4. 7.9.4 BASF SE

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        5. 7.9.5 Bentec Medical Incorporated

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        6. 7.9.6 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

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        7. 7.9.7 Chase Corporation

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        8. 7.9.8 China National Bluestar Group Company Limited

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        9. 7.9.9 Clariant International Limited

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        10. 7.9.10 CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies LLC

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        11. 7.9.11 CSL Silicones Incorporated

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        12. 7.9.12 Dongyue Group Limited

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        13. 7.9.13 Dow Chemical Company

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        14. 7.9.14 Dow Corning Corporation

          $312.00

        15. 7.9.15 Emerald Performance Materials LLC

          $82.00

        16. 7.9.16 Evonik Industries AG

          $213.00

        17. 7.9.17 Gelest Incorporated

          $115.00

        18. 7.9.18 Handy & Harman Limited

          $82.00

        19. 7.9.19 Henkel AG & Company KGaA

          $106.00

        20. 7.9.20 ICM Products Incorporated

          $215.00

        21. 7.9.21 Johnson & Johnson

          $84.00

        22. 7.9.22 Kaneka Corporation

          $82.00

        23. 7.9.23 KCC Corporation

          $113.00

        24. 7.9.24 Kemira Oyj

          $82.00

        25. 7.9.25 Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies

          $89.00

        26. 7.9.26 Milliken & Company

          $92.00

        27. 7.9.27 Momentive Performance Materials Incorporated

          $233.00

        28. 7.9.28 NuSil Technology LLC

          $153.00

        29. 7.9.29 Rogers Corporation

          $141.00

        30. 7.9.30 RPM International Incorporated

          $199.00

        31. 7.9.31 Saint-Gobain

          $157.00

        32. 7.9.32 Sherwin-Williams Company

          $156.00

        33. 7.9.33 Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited

          $133.00

        34. 7.9.34 Sientra Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 7.9.35 Silchem Incorporated

          $85.00

        36. 7.9.36 Specialty Silicone Products Incorporated

          $84.00

        37. 7.9.37 3M Company

          $156.00

        38. 7.9.38 Total SA

          $97.00

        39. 7.9.39 Wacker Chemie AG

          $172.00

        40. 7.9.40 Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group Company Limited

          $82.00

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