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US Silicone Market

  • March 2016
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  • Freedonia
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  • 278 pages

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Silicones presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product, market, and application. The study also considers key market environment factors, details the industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles industry players.

Growth in US demand for silicones will moderate from the performance of the 2010-2015 period, which saw strong gains as a result of a broad economic recovery from the 2007-2009 recession. According to Silicones, a new study from The Freedonia Group, ongoing technological developments and continued product innovation will promote gains, as such improvements will further enhance the performance of silicones in a variety of applications. However, opportunities will be limited by market maturity and the increasing tendency among users to regard silicones more as commodities than as specialty materials. Nonetheless, suppliers continue to counter this market view via the development of value-added products and by making inroads into applications that have traditionally used other materials.

Elastomers & fluids account for over 85 percent of market value

Elastomers and fluids are the two leading silicone product types, together accounting for over 85 percent of market value in 2015. Advances for elastomers going forward will be propelled by fast-growing and expanding opportunities in the medical field as well as continued strong and widespread use in the construction sector. Demand will further benefit from the increasing utilization of liquid silicone rubber in electronics, machinery, and medical markets due to its ease of processing, flexibility, and ability to form high precision parts. Silicone resins will achieve healthy gains in the rebounding construction industry, where they are primarily employed in paints and coatings. Opportunities for silicone gels will stem from their use as protective encapsulants in high growth applications such as solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Industrial market to benefit from silicones used in motor vehicles

The industrial market is the leading outlet for silicones, due largely to the growing quantities of silicone used in motor vehicles. While growth in the motor vehicle market will decelerate substantially, silicones will continue to find opportunities as producers use them in higher quantities per vehicle to improve vehicle safety and fuel efficiency, as well as to meet consumer preferences for quieter cabins.

Medical market to see fastest gains

Among other outlets, the medical market is forecast to achieve the most rapid gains through 2020, expanding at a pace even faster than that of the 2010-2015 period. Growth will be driven by the superior heat resistance and chemical stability of silicones over competitive materials, and by the ongoing development of new products that will expand the range of medical applications for silicones. The construction market is also forecast to achieve rapid gains, outpacing those of the 2010-2015 period, as the turnaround in building construction activity continues and silicones find greater use in high-performance adhesives, sealants, and coatings.

Table Of Contents

US Silicone Market
INTRODUCTION


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


MARKET ENVIRONMENT


General


Macroeconomic Overview


Consumer Spending


Demographic Trends


Manufacturing Outlook


Historical Market Trends


Technology


Environmental and Regulatory Trends


Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Environmental Protection Agency


Food and Drug Administration


Pricing Trends


Foreign Trade


International Activity


PRODUCTS


General


Fluids


Applications


Markets


Elastomers


Applications


Markets


Resins


Applications


Markets


Gels


Other Silicone Products


MARKETS


General


Industrial


Motor Vehicles


Industry Outlook


Silicone Demand


Electronics


Industry Outlook


Silicone Demand


Machinery


Industry Outlook


Silicone Demand


Aerospace and Other Transportation


Industry Outlook


Silicone Demand


Other Industrial


Electric Utilities


Plastics Processing


Pulp and Paper


Textile Products


Oil and Gas


All Other


Consumer


Cosmetics and Toiletries


Industry Outlook


Silicone Demand


Motor Vehicle Polishes


Other Consumer


Construction


Industry Outlook


Silicone Demand


Medical


Industry Outlook


Silicone Demand


Elastomeric Components


Adhesives


Implants


Other


APPLICATIONS


General


Vehicles and Binders


Adhesives, Sealants, and Caulks


Paints and Coatings


Other


Elastomeric Components


Surfactants


Lubricants and Greases


Defoamers


Emollients


Conditioning Agents


Polishes


Other Applications


INDUSTRY STRUCTURE


General


Market Share


Competitive Strategies


Mergers and Acquisitions


Marketing Strategies


Channels of Distribution


Technology and Manufacturing


Research and Development


Company Profiles


Allergan plc


Amber Chemical, see ICM Products


Arkema SA


Arlon, see Rogers


Ashland Incorporated


BASF SE


Bellofram Silicones, see Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies


Bentec Medical Incorporated


Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated


Bluestar Silicones USA, see China National Bluestar Group


Bostik, see Arkema


Carboline, see RPM International


Chase Corporation


Chemtron International, see RPM International


China National Bluestar Group Company Limited


Clariant International Limited


CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies LLC


CSL Silicones Incorporated


DAP Products, see RPM International


Dongyue Group Limited


Dow Chemical Company


Dow Corning Corporation


Emerald Performance Materials LLC


Evonik Industries AG


Gelest Incorporated


Handy and Harman Limited


Henkel AG and Company KGaA


ICM Products Incorporated


Johnson and Johnson


Kaneka Corporation


KCC Corporation


Kemira Oyj


Lubrizol, see Berkshire Hathaway


Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies


Meguiar's, see 3M


Mentor Worldwide, see Johnson and Johnson


Milliken and Company


Momentive Performance Materials Incorporated


NuSil Technology LLC


Quantum Silicones, see ICM Products


Rogers Corporation


RPM International Incorporated


Saint-Gobain


Sherwin-Williams Company


Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited


Sientra Incorporated


Silchem Incorporated


Siovation, see ICM Products


SiVance, see Milliken and Company


Specialty Silicone Products Incorporated


3M Company


Total SA


Tremco Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing, se RPM International


Vesta, see Berkshire Hathaway


Wacker Chemie AG


Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Grou Company Limited




List of Tables


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


Summary Table


MARKET ENVIRONMENT


Macroeconomic Indicators


Personal Consumption Expenditures


Population and Households


Manufacturers' Shipments


Silicone Demand, 2005-2015


Silicone Pricing


Silicone Supply and Demand


PRODUCTS


Silicone Demand by Product


Silicone Fluid Demand


Silicone Fluid Demand by Application


Silicone Fluid Demand by Market


Silicone Elastomer Demand


Silicone Elastomer Demand by Application


Silicone Elastomer Demand by Market


Silicone Resin Demand


Silicone Resin Demand by Application


Silicone Resin Demand by Market


Silicone Gel Demand


Other Silicone Product Demand by Type and Market


MARKETS


Silicone Demand by Market


Industrial Market for Silicones


Motor Vehicle Indicators


Motor Vehicle Market for Silicones by Application


Electronic and Computer Product Shipments


Electronics Market for Silicones by Application


Machinery Shipments


Machinery Market for Silicones by Application


Aerospace and Other Transportation Equipment Shipments


Aerospace and Other Transportation Equipment Marke for Silicones by Application


Other Industrial Markets for Silicones


Consumer Market for Silicones


Cosmetic and Toiletry Supply and Demand


Cosmetic and Toiletry Market for Silicones by Application


Motor Vehicle Polish Market for Silicones


Other Consumer Markets for Silicones


Construction Expenditures


Construction Market for Silicones


Medical Equipment and Supply Shipments


Medical Product Market for Silicones


APPLICATIONS


Silicone Demand by Application


Silicone Vehicle and Binder Demand by Application


Silicone Elastomeric Component Demand by Application


Silicone Surfactant Demand by Market


Silicone Lubricant and Grease Demand by Application


Silicone Defoamer Demand by Market


Silicone Emollient Demand


Silicone Conditioning Agent Demand


Silicone Polish Demand by Market


Silicone Demand in Other Applications


INDUSTRY STRUCTURE


Silicone Sales by Company, 2015


Selected Cooperative Agreements


Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures




List of Charts


SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
MARKET ENVIRONMENT


Silicone Market, 2005-2015


Silicone Manufacturing Process Flow Chart


Silicone Exports by Destination, 2015


Silicone Imports by Source, 2015


World Silicone Demand, 2015


PRODUCTS


Silicone Demand by Product, 2015


Silicone Fluid Demand by Market, 2015


Silicone Elastomer Demand by Market, 2015


Silicone Resin Demand, 2015


MARKETS


Silicone Demand by Market, 2005-2025


Industrial Markets for Silicones, 2015


Consumer Markets for Silicones, 2015


APPLICATIONS


Silicone Demand by Application, 2015


INDUSTRY STRUCTURE


US Silicone Market Share, 2015

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