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Silicones and Siloxanes Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

Silicones and Siloxanes Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

Siloxanes are volatile organosilicon compounds which consist of repeating silicon-oxygen (Si-O) bonds attached to the silicon atom. They generally occur in either linear or cyclic form. Siloxanes are characterised by their physiological inertness, high stability, and good release and lubricating properties. On the other hand, silicones or polysiloxanes are polymeric synthetic materials which are formulated from siloxanes. They commonly occur in the form of plastic with a flexible or rubberlike texture as well as have a high oxidation and temperature stability. According to IMARC Group’s latest report, titled “Silicones and Siloxanes Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, the global silicones market reached a volume of 2.1 Million Tons in 2017, whereas the global siloxanes market reached a volume of 2.7 Million Tons in 2017.

Silicones are being increasingly used as sealants, adhesives, and lubricants owing to the various properties offered by them. This is one of the major factors that is propelling the growth of the global silicones market. Additionally, silicones find several commercial applications ranging from electrical-wire insulation to biomedical implants. Moreover, the key force which is facilitating the growth of the siloxanes market is the flourishing food and cosmetics industries, where it is widely used as an oil substitute for low-calorie food products such as salad dressings, mayonnaise and potato chips; and to enhance skin texture, reduce greasiness, provide shiny look, etc. Looking forward, the global market for silicones is expected to reach a volume of 2.8 Million Tons by 2023, exhibiting a CAGR of more than 5% during 2018-2023. On the other hand, the global siloxanes market is expected to reach a volume of 3.7 Million Tons by 2023, exhibiting a CAGR of around 6% during 2018-2023.

The report has segmented the silicones market on the basis of type into elastomers, fluids, gels and resins. Among these, elastomers are the most popular product type. Based on application, the silicones market is segregated into industrial processes, construction materials, home and personal care, transportation, energy, healthcare and electronics. Currently, industrial processes represent the largest application segment. On a regional-basis, the report covers Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Central and South America, and Middle East and Africa, wherein Asia Pacific accounts for the majority of the global market share. The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Dow Corning, Momentive, Wacker, Shin-Etsu and Elkem (Bluestar), China National BlueStar and KCC Corp.

This report provides a deep insight into the global silicones and siloxanes market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and success factors, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the silicones and siloxanes industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

How has the global silicones and siloxanes market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the key regions in the global silicones and siloxanes market?
What are the key application segments in the global silicones and siloxanes market?
Which are the popular product types in the global silicones and siloxanes market?
What are the price trends of silicones and siloxanes?
What are the major raw materials required in the production of silicones?
What are the major raw materials required in the production of siloxanes?
How are silicones and siloxanes manufactured?
What are the various stages in the value chain of silicones and siloxanes?
Who are the key players in the global silicones and siloxanes market?
What is the structure of the global silicones and siloxanes market?
What is the degree of competition in the global silicones and siloxanes market?
What is the supply demand of various feedstocks that are used in the manufacturing of silicones and siloxanes?
Who are the key manufacturers of silicone and siloxane feedstocks?
What are the import and export trends in the global silicones and siloxanes market?


1 Preface
2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Properties
4.3 Key Industry Trends
5 Global Silicones Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.2.1 Volume Trends
5.2.2 Value Trends
5.3 Price Analysis
5.3.1 Price Indicators
5.3.2 Price Structure
5.3.3 Price Trends
5.4 Market Breakup by Silicone Type
5.5 Market Breakup by Application
5.6 Market Breakup by Region
5.7 Market Forecast
6 Global Siloxanes Market
6.1 Market Overview
6.2 Market Performance
6.2.1 Volume Trends
6.2.2 Value Trends
6.3 Price Analysis
6.3.1 Price Indicators
6.3.2 Price Structure
6.3.3 Price Trends
6.4 Market Breakup by Siloxane Type
6.5 Market Breakup by Application
6.6 Market Breakup by Region
6.7 Market Forecast
6.8 SWOT Analysis
6.8.1 Overview
6.8.2 Strengths
6.8.3 Weaknesses
6.8.4 Opportunities
6.8.5 Threats
6.9 Value Chain Analysis
6.9.1 Overview
6.9.2 Research and Development
6.9.3 Raw Material Procurement
6.9.4 Manufacturing
6.9.5 Marketing
6.9.6 Distribution
6.9.7 End-Use
6.10 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6.10.1 Overview
6.10.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
6.10.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.10.4 Degree of Rivalry
6.10.5 Threat of New Entrants
6.10.6 Threat of Substitutes
7 Silicones: Market Breakup by Type
7.1 Elastomers
7.2 Fluids
7.3 Resins
7.4 Gels
8 Silicones: Market Breakup by Application
8.1 Industrial Applications
8.2 Construction Materials
8.3 Home and Personal Care
8.4 Transportation
8.5 Energy
8.6 Healthcare
8.7 Electronics
8.8 Others
9 Silicones: Market Breakup by Region
9.1 Asia-Pacific
9.2 Europe
9.3 North America
9.4 Central and South America
9.5 Middle East and Africa
10 Siloxanes: Market Breakup by Type
10.1 Linear
10.2 Cyclic
11 Siloxanes: Market Breakup by Application
11.1 Silicones
11.2 Other Applications
12 Siloxanes: Market Breakup by Region
12.1 Asia-Pacific
12.2 Europe
12.3 North America
12.4 Central and South America
12.5 Middle East and Africa
13 Silicones and Siloxanes: Trade Data
13.1 Imports by Major Countries
13.2 Exports by Major Countries
14 Competitive Landscape
14.1 Competitive Structure
14.2 Key Players
15 Silicones and Siloxanes Manufacturing Process
15.1 Product Overview
15.2 Manufacturing Process
15.3 Detailed Process Flow
15.4 Chemical Reactions Involved
15.5 Raw Material Requirements
15.6 Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rates
15.7 Key Success and Risk Factors
16 Silicones and Siloxanes: Feedstock Analysis
16.1.1 Hydrochloric Acid
16.1.1.1 Volume and Value Trends
16.1.1.2 Price Trends
16.1.1.3 Market Breakup by Region
16.1.1.4 Market Breakup by End-Use Sector
16.1.1.5 Key Suppliers
16.1.2 Methanol
16.1.2.1 Volume and Value Trends
16.1.2.2 Price Trends
16.1.2.3 Market Breakup by Region
16.1.2.4 Market Breakup by End-Use Sector
16.1.3.5 Key Suppliers
16.1.3 Silicon Metal
16.1.3.1 Volume and Value Trends
16.1.3.2 Price Trends
16.1.3.3 Market Breakup by Region
16.1.3.4 Market Breakup by End-Use Sector
16.1.3.5 Key Suppliers
17 Profiles of Key Players
17.1 Dow Corning
17.1.1 Company Overview
17.1.2 Description
17.1.3 Product Portfolio
17.1.4 Financial Performance
17.2 Wacker Chemie AG
17.2.1 Company Overview
17.2.2 Description
17.2.3 Product Portfolio
17.2.4 Financial Performance
17.3 Momentive
17.3.1 Company Overview
17.3.2 Description
17.3.3 Product Portfolio
17.3.4 Financial Performance
17.4 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
17.4.1 Company Overview
17.4.2 Description
17.4.3 Product Portfolio
17.4.4 Financial Performance
17.5 Elkem (Bluestar)
17.5.1 Company Overview
17.5.2 Description
17.5.3 Product Portfolio
17.5.4 Financial Performance
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global: Silicones and Siloxanes Industry: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Silicones Market: Sales Volume (in Million Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 3: Global: Silicones Market: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2010-2017
Figure 4: Global: Silicones Market: Average Prices (in US$/Ton), 2010-2017
Figure 5: Global: Silicones Market: Average Price Forecast (in US$/Ton), 2018- 2023
Figure 6: Global: Silicones Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2017
Figure 7: Global: Silicones Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 8: Global: Silicones Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 9: Global: Silicones Market Forecast: Sales Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 10: Global: Silicones Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2018-2023
Figure 11: Global: Siloxanes Market: Sales Volume (in Million Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 12: Global: Siloxanes Market: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2010-2017
Figure 13: Global: Siloxanes Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2017
Figure 14: Global: Siloxanes Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 15: Global: Siloxanes Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 16: Global: Siloxanes Market Forecast: Sales Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 17: Global: Siloxanes Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2018-2023
Figure 18: Global: Silicones and Siloxanes Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 19: Silicones and siloxanes Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 20: Global: Silicones and Siloxanes Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 21: Global: Silicones Market: Elastomers Sales Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 22: Global: Silicones Market: Fluids Sales Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 23: Global: Silicones Market: Resins Sales Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 24: Global: Silicones Market: Gels Sales Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 25: Global: Silicones Market (Application in Industrial): Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 26: Global: Silicones Market (Application in Construction Materials): Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 27: Global: Silicones Market (Application in Home and Personal Care): Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 28: Global: Silicones Market (Application in Transportation): Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 29: Global: Silicones Market (Application in Energy Sector): Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 30: Global: Silicones Market (Application in Healthcare): Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 31: Global: Silicones Market (Application in Electronics): Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 32: Global: Silicones Market (Other Applications): Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 33: Asia-Pacific: Silicone Market: Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 34: Europe: Silicone Market: Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 35: North America: Silicones Market: Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 36: Central and South America: Silicones Market: Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 37: Middle East and Africa: Silicones Market: Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 38: Global: Siloxanes Market: Linear Siloxane Sales Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 39: Global: Siloxanes Market: Cyclic Siloxane Sales Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 40: Global: Siloxanes Market (Application in Silicones): Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 41: Global: Siloxanes Market (Other Applications): Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 42: Asia-Pacific: Siloxanes Market: Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 43: Europe: Siloxanes Market: Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 44: North America: Siloxanes Market: Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 45: Central and South America: Siloxanes Market: Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 46: Middle East and Africa: Siloxanes Market: Sales Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 47: Global: Silicones Market: Import Breakup by Country (in %), 2017
Figure 48: China: Silicones Market: Import Value Trend (in ‘000 US$), 2010-2017
Figure 49: Global: Silicones Market: Export Breakup by Country (in %), 2017
Figure 50: USA: Silicones Market: Export Value Trend (in ‘000 US$), 2010-2017
Figure 51: Siloxane and Silicone Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 52: Siloxane Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 53: Silicone Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 54: Global: Hydrochloric Acid Market: Production Volume (in Million Tons) 2010-2017
Figure 55: Global: Hydrochloric Acid Market: Production Value (in US$ Million) 2010-2017
Figure 56: Hydrochloric Acid: Average Historical and Future Prices (in US$/Tons) 2010-2023
Figure 57: Global: Hydrochloric Acid Market: Production Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 58: Global: Methanol Market: Volume Demand (in Million Tons) 2010-2017
Figure 59: Global: Methanol Market: Value Trends (in US$ Million), 2010-2017
Figure 60: Global: Methanol Market: Average Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2010-2017
Figure 61: Global: Methanol Market: Breakup by Key Players (in %), 2017
Figure 62: Global: Silicon Metal Market: Production Volume (in Million Tons) 2010-2017
Figure 63: Global: Silicon Metal Market: Production Value (in US$ Million) 2010-2017
Figure 64: Silicon Metal: Average Historical and Current Prices (in US$/Ton) 2010-2017
Figure 65: Global: Silicon Metal Market: Consumption Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 66: Global: Silicon Metal Market: Breakup by End-Use Sector (in %), 2017
List of Tables
Table 1: Silicones: General Properties
Table 2: Siloxanes: General Properties
Table 3: Global: Silicones Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 4: Global: Siloxanes Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 5: Global: Silicones Market Forecast: Sales Breakup by Type (in ‘000 Tons), 2018-2023
Table 6: Global: Silicones Market Forecast: Sales Breakup by Application (in ‘000 Tons), 2018-2023
Table 7: Global: Silicones Market Forecast: Sales Breakup by Region (in ‘000 Tons), 2018-2023
Table 8: Global: Siloxanes: Market Forecast: Sales Breakup by Type (in 000’ Tons), 2018-2023
Table 9: Global: Siloxanes Market Forecast: Sales Breakup by Application(in ‘000 Tons), 2018-2023
Table 10: Global: Silicones Market Forecast: Sales Breakup by Region (in 000’ Tons), 2018-2023
Table 11: Global: Silicones Market: Import Data by Country, 2017
Table 12: Global: Silicones Market: Export Data by Country, 2017
Table 13: Global: Siloxanes and Silicones Market: Competitive Landscape
Table 14: Global: Silicones Market: Key Players
Table 15: Global: Siloxanes Market: Key Players
Table 16: Siloxane Manufacturing: Chemical Reactions Involved in Siloxane Formation
Table 17: Silicones Manufacturing: Chemical Reactions Involved in Silicones Formation
Table 18: Siloxanes: Raw Material Requirements
Table 19: Silicones: Raw Material Requirements
Table 20: Global: Hydrochloric Acid Market: Key Manufacturers
Table 21: Global: Silicon Metal Market: Key Manufacturers
Table 22: The Dow Chemical Company: Key Financials (in US$ Million)
Table 23: Wacker Chemie AG: Key Financials (in US$ Million)
Table 24: Momentive: Key Financials (in US$ Million)
Table 25: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.: Key Financials (in US$ Million)
Table 26: Elkem: Key Financials (in US$ Million)

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