World Silicones Market

  • May 2013
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  • Freedonia
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  • 310 pages

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 competitive 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 siliconeintensive 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 coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, World Silicones, is priced at $6100. It presents historical demand data (2002, 2007, 2012) plus forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by market, product, world region, and for 15 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 32 global industry competitors.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ix

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4
Global Economic Overview 5
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 7
World Population Outlook 10
World Construction Outlook 12
World Manufacturing Overview 14
World Chemicals Outlook 16
World Motor Vehicle Production Outlook 18
World Health Care Overview 21
Technology 24
Basic Silicone Synthesis 25
Siloxane 25
Silicone Products 27
Environmental and Regulatory Trends 30

III. OVERVIEW 33

General 33
Demand by Region 34
Demand by Market 37
Electrical and Electronic 40
Construction 43
Transportation 45
Health and Personal Care 49
Chemical 53
Other Markets 56
Demand by Product 59
Elastomers 61
Fluids 64
Resins 68
Gels and Other 71
Production and Trade 74

IV. NORTH AMERICA 77

Economic Overview 77
Silicone Demand 79
United States 81
Canada 87
Mexico 91

V. WESTERN EUROPE 97

Economic Overview 97
Silicone Demand 99
Germany 102
France 107
Italy 112
United Kingdom 117
Spain 121
Other Western Europe 126

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 133

Economic Overview 133
Silicone Demand 135
China 138
Japan 145
South Korea 152
India 156
Taiwan 161
Other Asia/Pacific 166

VII. OTHER REGIONS 173

Central and South America 173
Brazil 177
Other Central and South America 181
Eastern Europe 186
Russia 190
Other Eastern Europe 195
Africa/Mideast 200

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 206

General 206
Market Share 208
Acquisitions and Divestitures 213
Marketing Strategies 214
Channels of Distribution 215
Technology and Manufacturing 217
Research and Development 218
Cooperative Agreements 219
Company Profiles 223
ACC Silicones, see Caledonia Investments
Allergan Incorporated 224
Amber Chemical, see Caledonia Investments
Arlon Silicone Technologies, see Handy and Harman
Ashland Incorporated 227
Asia Silicones Monomer, see Shin-Etsu Chemical
Basildon Chemical, see KCC
Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated 229
Bluestar Silicones International, see China National
Bluestar Group
Bostik, see Total
Caledonia Investments plc 231
China National Bluestar Group Company Limited 235
Clariant International Limited 240
CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies LLC 242
CSL Silicones Incorporated 243
Dongyue Group Limited 244
Dow Corning Corporation 245
Elkem, see China National Bluestar Group
Emerald Performance Materials LLC 251
Evonik Industries AG 253
GB Silicone Technology Limited 258
Gelest Incorporated 259
Handy and Harman Limited 261
Henkel AG and Company KGaA 263
Hutchinson, see Total
Jiangsu Hongda New Material Company Limited 266
Johnson and Johnson 267
Kaneka Corporation 268
KCC Corporation 270
Kemira Oyj 273
Lubrizol, see Berkshire Hathaway
Mentor Worldwide, see Johnson and Johnson
Milliken and Company 275
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC 276
NuSil Technology LLC 282
Provista SA de CV 286
Quantum Silicones, see Caledonia Investments
Rogers Corporation 287
Saint-Gobain 289
Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited 292
Silchem Silicone Chemicals Incorporated 296
Siovation, see Caledonia Investments
SiVance Specialty Silicones, see Milliken and Company
Specialty Silicone Products Incorporated 299
Total SA 301
Wacker Chemie AG 304
Zhejiang Wynca Chemical Industry Group Company
Limited 309
Zhejiang Xinan Momentive Performance Materials, see
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings and
Zhejiang Wynca Chemical Industry Group



LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 10
2 World Population by Region 12
3 World Construction Expenditures by Region 14
4 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 16
5 World Chemical Manufacturing Value Added by Region 18
6 World Motor Vehicle Production 21
7 World Health Care Expenditures 24

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Silicone Demand by Region 36
2 World Silicone Demand by Market 39
3 World Electrical and Electronic Markets for Silicones 43
4 World Construction Markets for Silicones 45
5 World Transportation Markets for Silicones 49
6 World Health and Personal Care Markets for Silicones 53
7 World Chemical Markets for Silicones 55
8 Other World Markets for Silicones 59
9 World Silicone Demand by Product 60
10 World Silicone Elastomer Demand by Region and Market 64
11 World Silicone Fluid Demand by Region and Market 68
12 World Silicone Resin Demand by Region and Market 71
13 World Silicone Gel and Other Silicone Demand by Region
and Market 74

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 78
2 North America: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 80
3 United States: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 83
4 United States: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 85
5 Canada: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 88
6 Canada: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 90
7 Mexico: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 93
8 Mexico: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 95

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 99
2 Western Europe: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 101
3 Germany: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 104
4 Germany: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 106
5 France: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 109
6 France: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 111
7 Italy: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 114
8 Italy: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 116
9 United Kingdom: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 118
10 United Kingdom: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 120
11 Spain: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 123
12 Spain: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 125
13 Other Western Europe: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 128
14 Other Western Europe: Silicone Demand by Market
and Product 130
15 Other Western Europe: Silicone Demand by Country 132

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 135
2 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 137
3 China: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 140
4 China: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 143
5 Japan: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 147
6 Japan: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 150
7 South Korea: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 153
8 South Korea: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 155
9 India: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 158
10 India: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 160
11 Taiwan: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 163
12 Taiwan: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 165
13 Other Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 168
14 Other Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 170
15 Other Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand by Country 172

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Central and South America: Key Indicators for Silicone
Demand 175
2 Central and South America: Silicone Demand by Market
and Product 176
3 Brazil: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 178
4 Brazil: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 180
5 Other Central and South America: Key Indicators for Silicone
Demand 183
6 Other Central and South America: Silicone Demand
by Market and Product 185
7 Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 188
8 Eastern Europe: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 190
9 Russia: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 192
10 Russia: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 194
11 Other Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 197
12 Other Eastern Europe: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 199
13 Africa/Mideast: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 202
14 Africa/Mideast: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 204

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Silicone Sales by Company, 2012 208
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 214
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 221



LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Siloxane Production, 2012 27

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Silicone Demand by Region, 2002-2022 37
2 World Silicone Demand by Market, 2012 39
3 World Silicone Demand by Product, 2012 61

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Silicone Demand by Country, 2012 81

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Silicone Demand by Country, 2012 102

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand by Country, 2012 138

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Silicone Market Share, 2012 209

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