World Silicones

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Advances will be fueled in part by the increased penetration of high-value silicone materials into emerging applications, particularly in countries where the use of silicones is not yet mature.

World demand to rise 6.2% annually through 2015

World demand for silicones will rise 6.2 percent per year through 2015. Advances will represent a notable acceleration from the pace of the 2005-2010 period, in which most developed world markets in North America and Western Europe experienced sluggish increases -- or even declines -- in silicone demand. Going forward, gains will be driven by an improved economic outlook as these regions recover from the global economic recession of 2009. Advances will also be fueled by the increased penetration of high-value silicone materials into emerging applications, particularly in the newly industrialized nations of the world where the use of silicones is not yet mature. Price increases will reflect more rapid growth in demand for higher-value silicone products, although intense price competition among suppliers will limit gains.

Asia/Pacific region to be largest, fastest-growing

The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest and fastest-growing outlet for silicones through 2015. Gains will continue to be driven by the large silicone market in China; although slowing from the nearly 20 percent annual growth seen during the 2005- 2010 period, the country will post strong double-digit annual gains going forward. Silicone demand in the region will also benefit from healthy gains in countries such as South Korea, Taiwan and India, although subpar increases in the Japanese market will temper this to some extent. Above-average growth is also forecast for Central and South America, Eastern Europe and the Africa/Mideast region, areas in which silicone demand per capita is among the world’s lowest.

North America and Western Europe, the historical centers of the world silicone industry, saw demand severely hampered by the recent economic recession. Through 2015, however, silicone demand is expected to make a solid recovery, fueled in large part by a strong rebound in construction spending and motor vehicle production. As silicones become increasingly mature in these regions, technological advancements and product innovation will become essential to expand the application base for long-term market growth.

Silicone gels among fastest growing products

Elastomers and fluids were the two leading silicone product types in 2010, accounting for over 80 percent of total demand. Of the two, stronger growth is expected for elastomers, which will benefit from the rebounding construction and transportation markets. The fastest increases, however, will be for silicone gels and other smaller-volume products, fueled by emerging opportunities in electronic components and motor vehicles.

Study Scope

This study examines the $12.4 billion world market for silicones. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by market (e.g., electrical and electronic, construction, transportation, health care, chemical), product (e.g., elastomers, fluids, resins, gels), world region and for 15 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry participants, including Dow Corning, Momentive Performance Materials and Wacker Chemie.

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  1. World Silicones

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD SILICONE DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Global Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Construction Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2009 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Manufacturing Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED (billion 2009 dollars)

        2. 3.5.1 World Chemicals Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED (billion 2009 dollars)

        3. 3.5.2 World Motor Vehicle Production Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION (thousand units)

        4. 3.5.3 World Electronics Overview

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          1. Table | WORLD ELECTRONIC PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

      6. 3.6 World Health Care Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD HEALTH CARE EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Technology

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        1. 3.7.1 Basic Silicone Synthesis

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        2. 3.7.2 Siloxane

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        3. 3.7.3 Silicone Products

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      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Trends

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Demand by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD SILICONE DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Demand by Market

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

        2. 4.3.1 Electrical & Electronic

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          1. Table | WORLD ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS FOR SILICONES (million dollars)

        3. 4.3.2 Construction

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          1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR SILICONES (million dollars)

        4. 4.3.3 Transportation

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          1. Table | WORLD TRANSPORTATION MARKETS FOR SILICONES (million dollars)

        5. 4.3.4 Health Care

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          1. Table | WORLD HEALTH CARE MARKETS FOR SILICONES (million dollars)

        6. 4.3.5 Chemical

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          1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MARKETS FOR SILICONES (million dollars)

        7. 4.3.6 Other Markets

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

      4. 4.4 Demand by Product

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

        2. 4.4.1 Elastomers

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

        3. 4.4.2 Fluids

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

        4. 4.4.3 Resins

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

        5. 4.4.4 Gels & Other

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          1. Table | WORLD GELS & OTHER SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 Production & Trade

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    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 5.1 North America: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

      2. 5.2 North America: Silicone Demand

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

      3. 5.3 United States

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        1. 5.3.1 United States: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 5.3.2 United States: Markets & Products

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

        3. 5.3.3 United States: Producers

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      4. 5.4 Canada

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        1. 5.4.1 Canada: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | CANADA -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 5.4.2 Canada: Markets & Products

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

        3. 5.4.3 Canada: Producers

          $82.00

      5. 5.5 Mexico

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        1. 5.5.1 Mexico: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | MEXICO -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 5.5.2 Mexico: Markets & Products

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

        3. 5.5.3 Mexico: Producers

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    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Western Europe: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Silicone Demand

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

      3. 6.3 Germany

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        1. 6.3.1 Germany: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | GERMANY -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 6.3.2 Germany: Markets & Products

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

        3. 6.3.3 Germany: Producers

          $82.00

      4. 6.4 France

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        1. 6.4.1 France: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | FRANCE -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 6.4.2 France: Markets & Products

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

        3. 6.4.3 France: Producers

          $82.00

      5. 6.5 Italy

        $237.00

        1. 6.5.1 Italy: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | ITALY -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 6.5.2 Italy: Markets & Products

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

        3. 6.5.3 Italy: Producers

          $82.00

      6. 6.6 United Kingdom

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        1. 6.6.1 United Kingdom: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 6.6.2 United Kingdom: Markets & Products

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

        3. 6.6.3 United Kingdom: Producers

          $82.00

      7. 6.7 Spain

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        1. 6.7.1 Spain: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | SPAIN -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 6.7.2 Spain: Markets & Products

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

        3. 6.7.3 Spain: Producers

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      8. 6.8 Other Western Europe

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        1. 6.8.1 Other Western Europe: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 6.8.2 Other Western Europe: Markets & Products

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE -- SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 6.8.3 Other Western Europe: Countries

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE -- SILICONE DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)

        4. 6.8.4 Other Western Europe: Producers

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    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC -- SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 China

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        1. 7.3.1 China: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | CHINA -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 7.3.2 China: Markets & Products

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

        3. 7.3.3 China: Producers

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      4. 7.4 Japan

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        1. 7.4.1 Japan: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | JAPAN -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 7.4.2 Japan: Markets & Products

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

        3. 7.4.3 Japan: Producers

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      5. 7.5 South Korea

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        1. 7.5.1 South Korea: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 7.5.2 South Korea: Markets & Products

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

        3. 7.5.3 South Korea: Producers

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      6. 7.6 Taiwan

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        1. 7.6.1 Taiwan: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | TAIWAN -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 7.6.2 Taiwan: Markets & Products

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

        3. 7.6.3 Taiwan: Producers

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      7. 7.7 India

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        1. 7.7.1 India: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | INDIA -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 7.7.2 India: Markets & Products

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

        3. 7.7.3 India: Producers

          $82.00

      8. 7.8 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. 7.8.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

          $119.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 7.8.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Markets & Products

          $118.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC -- SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 7.8.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Countries

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC -- SILICONE DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)

        4. 7.8.4 Other Asia/Pacific: Producers

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    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 8.1 Central & South America

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        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Silicone Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 8.1.3 Brazil

          $228.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL -- SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

        4. 8.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $230.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

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        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Economic Overview

          $105.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Silicone Demand

          $82.00

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

        3. 8.2.3 Russia

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          1. Table | RUSSIA -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA -- SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

        4. 8.2.4 Other Eastern Europe

          $254.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE -- SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

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        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST -- KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Markets & Products

          $110.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST -- SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 8.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Producers

          $82.00

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 General

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        1. Table | WORLD SILICONE SALES BY COMPANY, 2010 (million dollars)

      2. 9.2 Market Share

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      3. 9.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 9.4 Marketing Strategies

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      5. 9.5 Channels of Distribution

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      6. 9.6 Technology & Manufacturing

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      7. 9.7 Research & Development

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      8. 9.8 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

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        1. 9.9.1 Allergan Incorporated

          $114.00

        2. 9.9.2 Ashland Incorporated

          $132.00

        3. 9.9.3 Caledonia Investments plc

          $206.00

        4. 9.9.4 China National Bluestar Group Company Limited

          $206.00

        5. 9.9.5 Clariant International Limited

          $105.00

        6. 9.9.6 CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies LLC

          $82.00

        7. 9.9.7 CSL Silicones Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 9.9.8 Dongyue Group Limited

          $82.00

        9. 9.9.9 Dow Corning Corporation

          $424.00

        10. 9.9.10 Emerald Performance Materials LLC

          $82.00

        11. 9.9.11 Evonik Industries AG

          $245.00

        12. 9.9.12 GB Silicone Technology Limited

          $82.00

        13. 9.9.13 Gelest Incorporated

          $111.00

        14. 9.9.14 Handy & Harman Limited

          $85.00

        15. 9.9.15 Henkel AG & Company KGaA

          $164.00

        16. 9.9.16 Jiangsu Hongda New Material Company Limited

          $82.00

        17. 9.9.17 Johnson & Johnson

          $82.00

        18. 9.9.18 Kaneka Corporation

          $85.00

        19. 9.9.19 KCC Corporation

          $105.00

        20. 9.9.20 Kemira Oyj

          $82.00

        21. 9.9.21 Lubrizol Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 9.9.22 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

          $374.00

        23. 9.9.23 NuSil Technology LLC

          $135.00

        24. 9.9.24 Provista SA de CV

          $82.00

        25. 9.9.25 Rhodia SA

          $134.00

        26. 9.9.26 Rogers Corporation

          $100.00

        27. 9.9.27 Saint-Gobain

          $204.00

        28. 9.9.28 Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited

          $255.00

        29. 9.9.29 Silchem Silicone Chemicals Incorporated

          $218.00

        30. 9.9.30 SiVance LLC

          $82.00

        31. 9.9.31 Specialty Silicone Products Incorporated

          $113.00

        32. 9.9.32 Total SA

          $184.00

        33. 9.9.33 Wacker Chemie AG

          $310.00

        34. 9.9.34 Zhejiang Wynca Chemical Industry Group Company Limited

          $105.00

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