Silicones in the US by Product, Market and Function, 9th Edition

Shift from Commodity to Specialty Products Continues in US Silicones Market

Silicones

Steady growth in manufacturing output will support gains going forward. Faster growth is expected in the smaller construction and medical markets.

While DowDuPont (Dow Corning) continues to dominate sales of commodity silicone products through its low cost XIAMETER platform, other market leaders have turned their attention to growing opportunities in specialty silicones. Specialty silicones are broadly defined but typically consist of more complex elastomers, resins, and gels used in demanding applications such as:

  • encapsulants and coatings designed to protect LEDs and solar cells
  • high value architectural coatings designed to withstand harsh conditions
  • medical devices, wound dressings, and implants

Key Findings in the Silicones Study:

Motor Vehicle Market Leads Growth in Large Industrial Sector

The motor vehicle market will continue to offer significant growth opportunities due to silicone’s resistance to high heat, oil, and shock. Gains will be driven primarily by the growing number of electronic components installed in vehicles. Automotive electronics are typically protected with high-value silicone gel encapsulants.

Silicones are also favored for their soundproofing and lightweighting capabilities in the form of weatherstrip sealants and a variety of elastomeric components. Liquid silicone rubber (LSR), for instance, is increasingly favored for under-the-hood components.

Medical Market to Post Fastest Growth of Major Outlets

Demand for silicones in the medical market is forecast to rise at a rapid 5.9% annual pace, reaching $363 million in 2022. Growth will be fueled by silicone’s biocompatibility and low toxicity compared to competitive latex and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Particularly fast-growing applications include gentle adhesives for wound dressings and wearable medical devices, as well as LSR tubing.

LSR Remains Small But Rapidly Growing Segment

LSR will continue to grow at a strong pace as more processors adopt production capabilities in response to a rapidly expanding range of applications. Notable growth opportunities include automotive under-the-hood components and high clarity lighting, as well as medical tubing. LSR is increasingly favored due to fast processing speeds and precision molding.

Faster gains will continue to be restrained by LSR’s relatively high cost and the specialty equipment and knowledge required to process it.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, 2017) and forecasts for 2022 by product (fluids, elastomers, resins, gels), market (motor vehicle, electronics, machinery, aerospace and other transportation, utilities, plastic processing, pulp and paper, textile products, oil and gas, cosmetics and toiletries, motor vehicle polish, construction, medical), and function (adhesives and sealants, elastomeric components, paints and coatings, emollients and conditioning agents, surfactants, lubricants and greases, defoamers, polishes). The study also evaluates company market share and offers analysis on industry participants including DowDuPont (Dow Corning), Elkem Silicones, Evonik Industries, Momentive Performance Materials, Shin-Etsu Chemical, and Wacker Chemie.

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  1. Silicones in the US by Product, Market and Function, 9th Edition

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | US Silicones Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Silicones Market

      2. 2.2 Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Silicone Demand, 2007 - 2022

      3. 2.3 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | Silicone Demand, 2007 - 2017

        2. Figure 2-2 | Silicone Demand, 2007 - 2017

      4. 2.4 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Silicone Pricing, 2007 - 2022

      5. 2.5 Environmental & Regulatory Trends

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        1. 2.5.1 Regulatory Bodies

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          1. Table | Regulatory Bodies: Key Responsibilities in Silicone Industry

        2. 2.5.2 D4 & D5 Update

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        3. 2.5.3 Silicone Breast Implants

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      6. 2.6 Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | Silicone Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

    3. 3 PRODUCTS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Trends in Silicone Products

      2. 3.2 Products Overview

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        1. Table | Silicone Demand by Product, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 3-2 | Silicone Demand by Product, 2017

      3. 3.3 Silicone Fluids

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        1. 3.3.1 Silicone Fluids: Scope

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          1. Table | Silicone Fluids: Major Markets & Functions

        2. 3.3.2 Silicone Fluids: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Silicone Fluid Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        3. 3.3.3 Silicone Fluids: Functions

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          1. Table | Silicone Fluid Demand by Function, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Silicone Fluid Functions: Market Segmentation & Competitive Materials

        4. 3.3.4 Silicone Fluids: New Products

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          1. Table | Silicone Fluids: Major New Products

      4. 3.4 Silicone Elastomers

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        1. 3.4.1 Silicone Elastomers: Scope

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          1. Table | Silicone Elastomers: Major Markets & Functions

        2. 3.4.2 Silicone Elastomers: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Silicone Elastomer Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        3. 3.4.3 Silicone Elastomers: Demand by Type

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          1. Table | Silicone Elastomer Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 3-3 | Silicone Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        4. 3.4.4 Silicone Elastomers: New LSR Products

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          1. Table | Silicone Elastomers: Major New LSR Products

        5. 3.4.5 Silicone Elastomers: Other New Elastomer Products

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          1. Table | Silicone Elastomers: Other Major New Elastomer Products

        6. 3.4.6 Silicone Elastomers: Functions

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          1. Table | Silicone Elastomer Demand by Function, 2007 - 2022

      5. 3.5 Silicone Resins

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        1. 3.5.1 Silicone Resins: Scope

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          1. Table | Silicone Resins: Major Markets & Functions

        2. 3.5.2 Silicone Resins: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Silicone Resin Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        3. 3.5.3 Silicone Resins: Functions

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          1. Table | Silicone Resin Demand by Function, 2007 - 2022

      6. 3.6 Silicone Gels

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        1. 3.6.1 Silicone Gels: Scope

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          1. Table | Silicone Gels: Major Markets & Functions

        2. 3.6.2 Silicone Gels: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Silicone Gel Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        3. 3.6.3 Silicone Gels: New Products

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          1. Table | Silicone Gels: Major New Products

      7. 3.7 Other Silicone Products

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        1. 3.7.1 Other Silicone Products: Scope

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          1. Table | Other Silicone Products: Major Markets & Functions

        2. 3.7.2 Other Silicone Products: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Other Silicone Product Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Other Silicone Products: Functions

    4. 4 MARKETS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in Silicone Markets

      2. 4.2 Markets Overview

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        1. Table | Silicone Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 4-2 | Silicone Demand by Market, 2007 - 2017

      3. 4.3 Industrial Silicone

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        1. Table | Industrial Markets for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 4-3 | Industrial Markets for Silicones, 2017

      4. 4.4 Motor Vehicle Silicone

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        1. 4.4.1 Motor Vehicle: Scope

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        2. 4.4.2 Motor Vehicle Silicone: Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 4-4 | Motor Vehicle Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.4.3 Motor Vehicle Silicone: Functions

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          1. Table | Motor Vehicle Market for Silicones by Function, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Motor Vehicle Functions for Silicones

      5. 4.5 Electronics Silicone

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        1. 4.5.1 Electronics Silicone: Scope

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        2. 4.5.2 Electronics Silicone: Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 4-5 | Electronics Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.5.3 Electronics Silicone: Functions

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          1. Table | Electronics Market for Silicones by Function, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Electronics Functions for Silicones

      6. 4.6 Machinery Silicone

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        1. 4.6.1 Machinery Silicone: Scope

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        2. 4.6.2 Machinery Silicone: Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 4-6 | Machinery Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.6.3 Machinery Silicone: Functions

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          1. Table | Machinery Market for Silicones by Function, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Machinery Functions for Silicones

      7. 4.7 Aerospace & Other Transportation Silicone

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        1. 4.7.1 Aerospace & Other Transportation Silicone: Scope

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        2. 4.7.2 Aerospace & Other Transportation Silicone: Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 4-7 | Aerospace & Other Transportation Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.7.3 Aerospace & Other Transportation Silicone: Functions

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          1. Table | Aerospace & Other Transportation Equipment Market for Silicones by Function, 2007 2022

          2. Table | Aerospace & Other Transportation Functions for Silicones

      8. 4.8 Other Industrial Silicone Markets

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        1. 4.8.1 Demand Overview

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          1. Table | Other Industrial Markets for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        2. 4.8.2 Utilities

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          1. Figure 4-8 | Utilities Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Utilities Applications for Silicones

        3. 4.8.3 Plastics Processing

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          1. Figure 4-9 | Plastics Processing Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        4. 4.8.4 Pulp & Paper

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          1. Figure 4-10 | Pulp & Paper Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        5. 4.8.5 Textile Products

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          1. Figure 4-11 | Textile Products Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        6. 4.8.6 Oil & Gas

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          1. Figure 4-12 | Oil & Gas Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        7. 4.8.7 All Other

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          1. Figure 4-13 | All Other Industrial Markets for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

      9. 4.9 Consumer Silicone

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        1. Table | Consumer Markets for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 4-14 | Consumer Markets for Silicones, 2017

      10. 4.10 Cosmetics & Toiletries Silicone

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        1. 4.10.1 Cosmetics & Toiletries Silicone: Scope

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        2. 4.10.2 Cosmetics & Toiletries Silicone: Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 4-15 | Cosmetic & Toiletry Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.10.3 Cosmetics & Toiletries Silicone: Functions

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          1. Table | Cosmetic & Toiletry Market for Silicones by Function, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Cosmetic & Toiletry Functions for Silicones

      11. 4.11 Motor Vehicle Polish Silicone

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        1. 4.11.1 Motor Vehicle Polish Silicone: Scope

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        2. 4.11.2 Motor Vehicle Polish Silicone: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Motor Vehicle Polish Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-16 | Motor Vehicle Polish Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

      12. 4.12 Other Consumer Silicone

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        1. 4.12.1 Other Consumer Silicone: Scope

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        2. 4.12.2 Other Consumer Silicone: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Other Consumer Markets for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Other Consumer Markets for Silicones

      13. 4.13 Construction

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        1. 4.13.1 Construction Silicone: Scope

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        2. 4.13.2 Construction Silicone: Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 4-17 | Construction Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.13.3 Construction Silicone: Functions

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          1. Table | Construction Market for Silicones by Function, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Construction Functions for Silicones

      14. 4.14 Medical

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        1. 4.14.1 Medical Silicone: Scope

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        2. 4.14.2 Medical Silicone: Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 4-18 | Medical Market for Silicones, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.14.3 Medical Silicone: Functions

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          1. Table | Medical Market for Silicones by Function, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Medical Functions for Silicone

    5. 5 FUNCTIONS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in Silicone Functions

      2. 5.2 Functions Overview

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        1. Table | Silicone Demand by Function, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 5-2 | Silicone Demand by Function, 2017

      3. 5.3 Adhesive & Sealant Silicones

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        1. 5.3.1 Adhesive & Sealant Silicones: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Silicone Adhesives & Sealants Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-3 | Silicone Adhesives & Sealants Demand by Market, 2017 - 2022

        2. 5.3.2 Adhesive & Sealant Silicones: Characteristics

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          1. Table | Adhesive & Sealant Silicones: Advantages, Disadvantages, & Usage Details in Major Markets

      4. 5.4 Elastomeric Component Silicones

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        1. 5.4.1 Elastomeric Component Silicones: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Silicone Elastomeric Components Demand by Application, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-4 | Silicone Elastomeric Components Demand by Market, 2017 - 2022

        2. 5.4.2 Elastomeric Component Silicones: Characteristics

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          1. Table | Elastomeric Component Silicones: Usage Details of Major Component Types

      5. 5.5 Paint & Coating Silicones

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        1. 5.5.1 Paint & Coating Silicones: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Silicone Paints & Coatings Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-5 | Silicone Paints & Coatings Demand by Market, 2017 - 2022

        2. 5.5.2 Paint & Coating Silicones: Characteristics

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          1. Table | Paint & Coating Silicones: Advantages & Usage Details in Major Markets

      6. 5.6 Emollient & Conditioning Agent Silicones

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        1. 5.6.1 Emollient & Conditioning Agent Silicones: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Silicone Emollients & Conditioning Agents Demand, 2007 - 2022

        2. 5.6.2 Emollient & Conditioning Agent Silicones: Characteristics

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          1. Table | Emollient & Conditioning Agent Silicones: Characteristics

      7. 5.7 Surfactant Silicones

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        1. 5.7.1 Surfactant Silicones: Scope

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        2. 5.7.2 Surfactant Silicones: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Silicone Surfactants Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        3. 5.7.3 Surfactant Silicones: Characteristics

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          1. Table | Surfactant Silicones: Advantages & Usage Details in Major Markets

      8. 5.8 Lubricant & Grease Silicones

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        1. 5.8.1 Lubricant & Grease Silicones: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Silicone Lubricants & Greases Demand by Application, 2007 - 2022

        2. 5.8.2 Lubricant & Grease Silicones: Characteristics

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          1. Table | Lubricant & Grease Silicones: Advantages & Usage Details by Major Types

      9. 5.9 Defoamer Silicones

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        1. 5.9.1 Defoamer Silicones: Scope

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        2. 5.9.2 Defoamer Silicones: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Silicone Defoamers Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        3. 5.9.3 Defoamer Silicones: Characteristics

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          1. Table | Defoamer Silicones: Advantages, Disadvantages, & Usage Details in Major Markets

      10. 5.10 Silicone Polishes

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        1. 5.10.1 Silicone Polishes: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Silicone Polishes Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        2. 5.10.2 Silicone Polishes: Characteristics

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      11. 5.11 Encapsulants & Other Functions

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        1. Table | Silicone Demand in Other Functions, 2007 - 2022

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Silicones Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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        1. 6.2.1 Overview

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          1. Figure 6-1 | US Silicones Market Share, 2017

        2. 6.2.2 DowDuPont

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          1. Figure 6-2 | US Silicones Market Share: Leading Supplier

        3. 6.2.3 Momentive Performance Materials

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          1. Figure 6-3 | US Silicones Market Share: Second Leading Supplier

        4. 6.2.4 Wacker Chemie

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          1. Figure 6-4 | US Silicones Market Share: Third Leading Supplier

        5. 6.2.5 Shin-Etsu Chemical

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          1. Figure 6-5 | US Silicones Market Share: Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. 6.2.6 Elkem Silicones

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          1. Figure 6-6 | US Silicones Market Share: Fifth Leading Supplier

        7. 6.2.7 Evonik Industries

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          1. Figure 6-7 | US Silicones Market Share: Sixth Leading Supplier

      3. 6.3 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Table | Competitive Strategies in the US Silicones Industry

      4. 6.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      5. 6.5 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      6. 6.6 Marketing & Distribution

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        1. 6.6.1 Marketing Strategies

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        2. 6.6.2 Distribution Channels

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        3. 6.6.3 E-Commerce

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      7. 6.7 Research & Development

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      8. 6.8 List of Industry Participants

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    7. 7 APPENDIX

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      1. 7.1 Scope

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        1. 7.1.1 Segmentation

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          1. Table | Study Scope: Silicones Markets

        2. 7.1.2 NAICS & SIC Codes

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          1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

      2. 7.2 Methodology

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      3. 7.3 Sources

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      4. 7.4 Associations & Agencies

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      5. 7.5 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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        1. 7.5.1 US Studies

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        2. 7.5.2 Global Studies

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      6. 7.6 Definitions

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        1. 7.6.1 General

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        2. 7.6.2 Silicone Products

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      7. 7.7 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      8. 7.8 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 7.8.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2017, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 7.8.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 - 2017

        3. 7.8.3 Personal Consumption Expenditures

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        4. 7.8.4 Manufacturers' Shipments

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          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2006 - 2021

      9. 7.9 Technological Overview

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        1. 7.9.1 Silicone Properties

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        2. 7.9.2 Mueller-Rochow Manufacturing Process

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          1. Figure 7-3 | Silicone Manufacturing Process Flow Chart

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