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World Silicones Market

  • May 2015
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  • Freedonia
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  • 313 pages

World demand to rise 5.8% annually through 2019

World demand for silicones is forecast to rise 5.8 percent per year to $19.6 billion in 2019 thanks, in part, to an improved outlook for silicone prices. In real terms, the pace of growth will lag that of the 2009-2014 period, a time when growth was bolstered by recovery from the effects of the 2009 recession. Demand for silicone in developing regions is still ex-pected to see strong gains through 2019, benefiting from economic advancement and greater penetration of silicones in less mature markets..

Asia/Pacific region to offer best growth opportunities

The Asia/Pacific region will continue to be the strongest source of additional sili-cone demand, accounting for 58 percent of the total increase in global silicone consumption between 2014 and 2019. The bulk of these gains will be attribut¬able to China, which will represent three-fifths of the Asia/Pacific total in 2019. Although China’s silicone market will not be able to maintain the extremely rapid pace of gains seen in recent years, growth will still continue to be well in excess of the global average. Through 2019, China is expected to register the second fastest growth in silicone consumption of any nation worldwide, behind only India. Other developing countries in the Asia/ Pacific region, such as Indonesia and Thailand, are also expected to post strong gains in silicone demand through 2019, but the overall pace of growth will be limited by a below average performance in Japan, which remains the second largest silicone market in the region. Above average growth is also expected in the Africa/Mideast region and Central and South America. Gains in Eastern Europe are expected to be slightly below the world average, but will still represent a healthy increase through 2019.
The outlook for silicone demand in the mature markets of North America and Western Europe is somewhat weaker. In the US market, which ranks as the second largest worldwide behind China, demand for silicones will be bolstered by a major improvement in construction activity. However, a significant slowdown in the transportation market from a rebound-fueled 2009-2014 performance will limit the pace of silicone growth in the US. Stronger growth is expected in Mexico, where silicone usage is less mature. Demand for silicones in Western Europe will advance slowly, although a rebound in construction spending will allow for acceleration from the pace of growth seen between 2009 and 2014.

Construction market to see strongest growth

The largest market for silicones in 2014 was electrical and electronic products, which accounted for 20 percent of total demand. The other leading markets for silicones are construction, health and personal care, transportation, and chemi-cals. However, nearly one-fourth of total silicone demand is consumed outside of the leading markets, in applications such as paper production, textiles, and plastic additives. Through 2019, strong growth in silicone consumption is expected in the construction market, where an improved outlook in developed countries will be coupled with continued rapid advance¬ment in developing regions. Demand for silicones will also increase quickly in the health and personal care market, as rising global incomes support greater consump-tion of cosmetic and toiletry products.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study, World Silicones, presents historical demand data (2004, 2009, 2014) plus forecasts (2019, 2024) by market, product, world region, and for 15 countries. The study also details mar-ket environment factors, evaluates com-pany market share and profiles industry players worldwide.

Table Of Contents

World Silicones Market
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 6
World Population Outlook 9
World Construction Outlook 11
World Manufacturing Overview 14
World Chemicals Outlook 17
World Motor Vehicle Production Outlook 19
World Healthcare Overview 22
Technology 25
Basic Silicone Synthesis 26
Siloxane 26
Silicone Products 28
Environmental and Regulatory Overview 31
III. OVERVIEW 34
General 34
Demand by Region 35
Demand by Market 38
Electrical and Electronic 41
Construction 44
Transportation 47
Health and Personal Care 51
Chemical 56
Other Markets 58
Demand by Product 62
Elastomers 64
Fluids 67
Resins 71
Gels and Other 74
Production and Trade 78
IV. NORTH AMERICA 80
Economic Overview 80
Silicone Demand 82
United States 85
Canada 92
Mexico 97
V. WESTERN EUROPE 103
Economic Overview 103
Silicone Demand 105
Germany 108
France 114
Italy 119
United Kingdom 124
Spain 129
Other Western Europe 134
VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 141
Economic Overview 141
Silicone Demand 143
China 146
Japan 153
South Korea 159
India 164
Taiwan 169
Other Asia/Pacific 174
VII. OTHER REGIONS 182
Central and South America 182
Economic Overview 182
Silicone Demand 184
Brazil 186
Other Central and South America 191
Eastern Europe 195
Economic Overview 195
Silicone Demand 197
Russia 199
Other Eastern Europe 204
Africa/Mideast 209
Economic Overview 209
Silicone Demand 211
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 215
General 215
Market Share 217
Acquisitions and Divestitures 222
Marketing Strategies 225
Channels of Distribution 225
Technology and Manufacturing 227
Research and Development 228
Cooperative Agreements 229
Company Profiles 234
ACC Silicones, see ICM Products
Actavis plc 235
Allergan, see Actavis
Amber Chemical, see ICM Products
Arkema SA 238
Arlon, see Rogers
Ashland Incorporated 240
Asia Silicones Monomer, see Shin-Etsu Chemical
Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated 242
Bluestar Silicones France, see China National Bluestar
Group
Bostik, see Arkema
Caledonia Investments plc 244
China National Bluestar Group Company Limited 245
Clariant International Limited 250
CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies LLC 251
CSL Silicones Incorporated 252
Dongyue Group Limited 254
Dow Corning Corporation 255
Elkem, see China National Bluestar Group
Emerald Performance Materials LLC 260
Evonik Industries AG 262
GB Silicone Technology, see Silteq
Gelest Incorporated 266
Handy and Harman Limited 268
Henkel AG and Company KGaA 269
Hutchinson, see Total
ICM Products Incorporated 272
Jiangsu Hongda New Material Company Limited 275
Johnson and Johnson 276
Kaneka Corporation 278
KCC Corporation 279
Kemira Oyj 282
Lubrizol, see Berkshire Hathaway
Mentor Worldwide, see Johnson and Johnson
Milliken and Company 284
Momentive Performance Materials Incorporated 286
NuSil Technology LLC 290
Provista SA de CV 292
Quantum Silicones, see ICM Products
Rogers Corporation 293
Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited 296
Silchem Incorporated 300
Silteq Limited 302
Siovation, see ICM Products
SiVance, see Milliken
Specialty Silicone Products Incorporated 303
Total SA 305
Wacker Chemie AG 307
Wynca Group, see Zhejiang Xinan Chemical
Industrial Group
Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group
Company Limited 312

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 9
2 World Population by Region 11
3 World Construction Expenditures by Region 14
4 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 17
5 World Chemical Manufacturing Value Added by Region 19
6 World Motor Vehicle Production 22
7 World Healthcare Expenditures 25
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Silicone Demand by Region 37
2 World Silicone Demand by Market 40
3 World Electrical and Electronic Markets for Silicones 44
4 World Construction Markets for Silicones 47
5 World Transportation Markets for Silicones 51
6 World Health and Personal Care Markets for Silicones 55
7 World Chemical Markets for Silicones 58
8 Other World Markets for Silicones 62
9 World Silicone Demand by Product 63
10 World Silicone Elastomer Demand by Region and Market 67
11 World Silicone Fluid Demand by Region and Market 71
12 World Silicone Resin Demand by Region and Market 74
13 World Silicone Gel and Other Silicone Demand
by Region and Market 77
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 82
2 North America: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 84
3 United States: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 87
4 United States: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 90
5 Canada: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 93
6 Canada: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 96
7 Mexico: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 99
8 Mexico: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 101
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 105
2 Western Europe: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 107
3 Germany: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 110
4 Germany: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 112
5 France: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 116
6 France: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 118
7 Italy: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 121
8 Italy: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 123
9 United Kingdom: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 126
10 United Kingdom: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 128
11 Spain: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 131
12 Spain: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 133
13 Other Western Europe: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 136
14 Other Western Europe: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 138
15 Other Western Europe: Silicone Demand by Country 140
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 143
2 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 145
3 China: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 148
4 China: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 151
5 Japan: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 155
6 Japan: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 158
7 South Korea: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 161
8 South Korea: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 163
9 India: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 166
10 India: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 168
11 Taiwan: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 171
12 Taiwan: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 173
13 Other Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 176
14 Other Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 178
15 Other Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand by Country 180
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 184
2 Central and South America: Silicone Demand by Market
and Product 185
3 Brazil: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 188
4 Brazil: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 190
5 Other Central and South America: Key Indicators for Silicone
Demand 192
6 Other Central and South America: Silicone Demand by
Market and Product 194
7 Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 197
8 Eastern Europe: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 199
9 Russia: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 201
10 Russia: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 203
11 Other Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 206
12 Other Eastern Europe: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 208
13 Africa/Mideast: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 211
14 Africa/Mideast: Silicone Demand by Market and Product 213
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Silicone Sales by Company, 2014 217
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 224
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 231

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Siloxane Production, 2014 28
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Silicone Demand by Region, 2004-2024 38
2 World Silicone Demand by Market, 2014 41
3 World Silicone Demand by Product, 2014 64
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Silicone Demand by Country, 2014 85
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Silicone Demand by Country, 2014 108
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand by Country, 2014 146
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Silicone Market Share, 2014 218

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