World Silicones

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Gains will be stimulated by an improved outlook for global manufacturing and construction activity, and from the rising use of high value materials in emerging applications, particularly in countries where markets are not yet mature.

World demand to rise 5.9% annually through 2017

World demand for silicones will rise 5.9 percent per year to $18.9 billion in 2017. Gains will represent an acceleration from recent historical trends, stimulated by an improved outlook for global manufacturing and construction activity from the recession-plagued 2007-2012 period, particularly in North America and Western Europe. Increases in silicone demand will also benefit from the rising use of high value materials in emerging applications, particularly in the newly industrialized nations of the world where the use of silicones is not yet mature. Advances will be limited, however, by the high cost of silicones relative to com-petitive materials in many applications.

Asia/Pacific region to remain fastest growing market

The Asia/Pacific region has risen to become the leading market for silicones, accounting for nearly 40 percent of global demand in 2012. Asian silicone demand grew nearly 10 percent annually from 2002 to 2012, fueled primarily by the rapid advancement of China as a silicone consumer. While slowing to some extent through 2017, silicone demand growth in the Asia/Pacific region will remain the world’s fastest. Gains will be driven by continued strong growth in China, the emergence of India as a leading silicone market, and a favorable economic outlook for the higher income countries in the region. 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 currently among the lowest in the world.

While silicone demand in the more mature regions of North America and Western Europe will rise at a pace below the global average through 2017, advances will be a marked improvement over the performance of the 2007-2012 period. In North America, demand for silicone will benefit from a strong rebound in construction spending as the large US market continues to recover from a housing slump. West European demand will be fueled be a turnaround in manufacturing and construction activity through the forecast period. As silicones become increasingly well established in these regions, technological advancements and product innovation will become essential for long-term market growth.

Construction to be most rapidly growing application

Electrical and electronics was the leading outlet for silicones in 2012, and will be bolstered by demand in high-growth new applications such as components for LEDs and solar energy products. The most rapid increases, however, will be in the construction market, driven in large part by a recovery in the silicone-intensive construction sectors of the US and Western Europe. More moderate gains are expected for outlets such as paper production, textiles, and plastic additives, restrained by slow-growing markets and limited new applications.

Silicone gels, elastomers to offer best growth prospects

Elastomers and fluids were the two leading silicone product types in 2012. Stronger growth is expected for elastomers, which will benefit from the rebounding construction market and rapid growth in the developing world. 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 $14.2 billion world silicones industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by market (e.g., electrical and electronic, construction, transportation, health and personal 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 33 industry participants such as Dow Corning, Momentive Performance Materials, and Wacker Chemie.

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  1. World Silicones

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $235.00

    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 2011 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Population Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Construction Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Manufacturing Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

        2. 3.5.1 World Chemicals Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

        3. 3.5.2 World Motor Vehicle Production Outlook

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

      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 & Personal Care

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          1. Table | WORLD HEALTH & PERSONAL 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 REGION & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 4.4.2 Fluids

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

        4. 4.4.3 Resins

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

        5. 4.4.4 Gels & Other

          $171.00

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

      5. 4.5 Production & Trade

        $92.00

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $930.00

      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. Table | UNITED STATES: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Canada

        $228.00

        1. Table | CANADA: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. Table | CANADA:SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million US dollars)

      5. 5.5 Mexico

        $217.00

        1. Table | MEXICO: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. Table | MEXICO: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,656.00

      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. Table | GERMANY: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. Table | GERMANY: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 France

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        1. Table | FRANCE: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. Table | FRANCE: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Italy

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        1. Table | ITALY: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. Table | ITALY: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 United Kingdom

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

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 Spain

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        1. Table | SPAIN: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. Table | SPAIN: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      8. 6.8 Other Western Europe

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

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

        3. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SILICONE DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)

    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. Table | CHINA: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. Table | CHINA: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      4. 7.4 Japan

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        1. Table | JAPAN: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. Table | JAPAN: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      5. 7.5 South Korea

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

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      6. 7.6 India

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        1. Table | INDIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. Table | INDIA: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      7. 7.7 Taiwan

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        1. Table | TAIWAN: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. Table | TAIWAN: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million US dollars)

      8. 7.8 Other Asia/Pacific

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

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

        3. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICONE DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 8.1 Central & South America

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

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

        3. 8.1.1 Brazil

          $241.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

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

        4. 8.1.2 Other Central & South America

          $212.00

          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. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

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

        3. 8.2.1 Russia

          $236.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

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

        4. 8.2.2 Other Eastern Europe

          $248.00

          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. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

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

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 General

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        1. Table | WORLD SILICONE SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      2. 9.2 Market Share

        $279.00

      3. 9.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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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

        $5,800.00

        1. 9.9.1 Allergan Incorporated

          $171.00

        2. 9.9.2 Ashland Incorporated

          $149.00

        3. 9.9.3 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $87.00

        4. 9.9.4 Caledonia Investments plc

          $264.00

        5. 9.9.5 China National Bluestar Group Company Limited

          $341.00

        6. 9.9.6 Clariant International Limited

          $145.00

        7. 9.9.7 CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies LLC

          $82.00

        8. 9.9.8 CSL Silicones Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 9.9.9 Dongyue Group Limited

          $82.00

        10. 9.9.10 Dow Corning Corporation

          $407.00

        11. 9.9.11 Emerald Performance Materials LLC

          $82.00

        12. 9.9.12 Evonik Industries AG

          $370.00

        13. 9.9.13 GB Silicone Technology Limited

          $82.00

        14. 9.9.14 Gelest Incorporated

          $137.00

        15. 9.9.15 Handy & Harman Limited

          $122.00

        16. 9.9.16 Henkel AG & Company KGaA

          $236.00

        17. 9.9.17 Jiangsu Hongda New Material Company Limited

          $82.00

        18. 9.9.18 Johnson & Johnson

          $82.00

        19. 9.9.19 Kaneka Corporation

          $131.00

        20. 9.9.20 KCC Corporation

          $189.00

        21. 9.9.21 Kemira Oyj

          $120.00

        22. 9.9.22 Milliken & Company

          $86.00

        23. 9.9.23 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

          $447.00

        24. 9.9.24 NuSil Technology LLC

          $308.00

        25. 9.9.25 Provista SA de CV

          $82.00

        26. 9.9.26 Rogers Corporation

          $128.00

        27. 9.9.27 Saint-Gobain

          $215.00

        28. 9.9.28 Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited

          $304.00

        29. 9.9.29 Silchem Silicone Chemicals Incorporated

          $175.00

        30. 9.9.30 Specialty Silicone Products Incorporated

          $107.00

        31. 9.9.31 Total SA

          $185.00

        32. 9.9.32 Wacker Chemie AG

          $362.00

        33. 9.9.33 Zhejiang Wynca Chemical Industry Group Company Limited

          $120.00

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