Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Pricing Report 2024: Price Trend, Chart, Market Analysis, News, Demand, Historical and Forecast Data

Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Pricing Report 2024: Price Trend, Chart, Market Analysis, News, Demand, Historical and Forecast Data

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Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Prices December 2023

Category Region Price
Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Polymer & Resin Germany 3225 USD/MT

In Germany, the DMC market experienced an upward price trend. A notable increase in production costs, coupled with a surge in trade activities from Germany to neighboring European countries, supported the price elevation. This scenario was further bolstered by healthy spot market transactions.

The domestic market's utilization of inventories, alongside a rising demand, continued to underpin distributor activities. The buying patterns primarily revolved around immediate needs, as downstream entities struggled to preserve profitability amidst these changing market conditions. By December 2023, the price for DMC in Germany was recorded at 3225 USD/MT.

Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Price Trend, Market Analysis, and News

IMARC’s newly published report, titled “Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Pricing Report 2024: Price Trend, Chart, Market Analysis, News, Demand, Historical and Forecast Data” offers an in-depth analysis of dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) pricing, covering an analysis of global and regional market trends and the critical factors driving these price movements.

It encompasses an in-depth review of spot prices at major ports, a breakdown of prices including Ex Works, FOB, and CIF, alongside a region-wise dissection of price trends across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

The report examines the elements influencing dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) price fluctuations, such as changes in raw material costs, supply-demand dynamics, geopolitical factors, and industry-specific developments. Additionally, it integrates the latest market news, providing stakeholders with up-to-date information on market shifts, regulatory changes, and technological advancements, thereby offering a comprehensive overview that aids in strategic decision-making and forecasting.

Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Price Trend

Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Market Analysis

The global dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) market size reached US$ 8.8 Billion in 2023. By 2032, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 14.3 Billion, at a projected CAGR of 5.50% during 2023-2032.

  • DMC's properties make it a valuable ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products, driving demand. As per estimates by IMARC Group, the global beauty and personal care products market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% during 2024-2032, reaching US$ 759.3 Billion by 2032. As the demand for beauty products increases, the need for materials like DMC is projected to rise simultaneously.
  • As a key silicone precursor, expanding silicone applications across automotive, electronics, and medical fields propel DMC demand. According to the latest study by IMARC Group, the global silicones market value is anticipated to reach US$ 22.7 Billion by 2032. As a result, the demand for DMC is projected to rise considerably during 2024-2032.
  • DMC's role in medical devices and pharmaceuticals, due to its biocompatibility, spurs market growth. In April 2023, DuPont introduced low-cyclic silicone elastomer blends and silicone resin blends under its Liveo Healthcare Solutions division. The company has developed four new low-cyclosiloxane silicone topical excipient blends to help customers meet evolving regulatory requirements, particularly the REACH regulation's threshold for concerned cyclosiloxanes below 0.1%.
  • The new silicone elastomer blends, Liveo TE-9320 and Liveo TE-9330, are non-occlusive rheology modifiers and thickening agents that provide a smooth, silky feel without high levels of cyclic siloxanes. They can be used in topical drug delivery formulations. The new silicone resin blends, Liveo TE-9720 and Liveo TE-9721, exhibit film-forming behavior and deliver long-lasting, water-resistant films. They can be used in skin barrier applications, wound care, sunscreens, and drug delivery.
  • The use of silicones in sealants, adhesives, and coatings, which require DMC, is increasing with the construction industry's growth. According to the American Chemistry Council, silicones have revolutionized the construction industry by providing excellent adhesion to a range of building materials, resistance to weathering and decay, and improved energy efficiency. Being used since the 1960s, silicones are essential components in numerous residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, as well as critical infrastructure like bridges, oil rigs, and pipelines.
  • The automotive sector's need for lightweight and durable materials leads to greater use of silicones and, by extension, DMC. In the transportation sector, silicones help improve the strength, durability, and fuel efficiency of vehicles by making components lighter and more resistant to heat, cold, and other elements.
  • DMC's utilization in sealants, lubricants, and insulators for energy infrastructure contributes to market expansion. In electronics, silicones protect components from extreme heat, moisture, and corrosion, allowing devices to use less energy and last longer.

Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) News

The report covers the latest developments, updates, and trends impacting the global dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) market, providing stakeholders with timely and relevant information. This segment covers a wide array of news items, including the inauguration of new production facilities, advancements in dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) production technologies, strategic market expansions by key industry players, and significant mergers and acquisitions that shape the industry landscape.

Latest developments in the dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) industry:

  • July 2023: Shin-Etsu Chemical announced a new ¥100 billion investment plan to enhance its high-performance silicones products and expand its line-up of eco-friendly products. This investment comes in addition to an earlier ¥80 billion investment plan announced in February 2022, which has been almost fully implemented. The company plans to make new investments in its main silicones production hub in Japan, as well as its plants in Niigata, Fukui, Thailand, other Asian countries, the United States, and Hungary.
  • June 2022: Novagard introduced a new UV-cured silicone gel for off-road vehicle, automotive, aerospace, and industrial markets. The new silicone gel provides up to 50% weight reduction compared to traditional potting and encapsulation materials. It also offers a 50% reduction in cure time compared to traditional silicone gels. The new gel has a thermal conductivity of 0.18 W/m-K and a hardness of 10-20 Shore 00.
  • March 2022: Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MRP) acquired Primasil Silicones Ltd., a U.K.-based custom silicone rubber compounder, mixer and manufacturer. Primasil has over 40 years of silicone materials science expertise and specializes in the medical, HVAC and specialty industrial end markets. It has high precision manufacturing capabilities including cleanroom molding, extrusion, assembly, mixing, injection molding and proprietary gum silicone and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) products. The acquisition will complement MRP's existing offerings and expand its global scope, particularly in the medical end market, and further its plans to expand its European footprint.

Product Description

Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC), primarily known in forms like Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4), is a cyclic siloxane compound characterized by the chemical formula [(CH3)2SiO]n, where 'n' typically denotes the number of silicon-oxygen repeating units forming a ring structure. This colorless, odorless liquid is distinguished by its low viscosity, high volatility, and hydrophobic nature, making it an excellent water repellent. DMC exhibits thermal stability, chemical inertness, and a low surface tension, which contribute to its widespread use as an intermediate in the production of silicones.

With a boiling point ranging from 175°C to 200°C for common cyclics like D4, and a density close to 0.955 g/cm^3, DMC serves as a critical raw material in synthesizing silicone oils, rubbers, and resins. Its physical and chemical properties allow for versatile applications across industries, including personal care products, medical devices, and electronics, where it enhances durability, flexibility, and moisture resistance. Additionally, DMC's compatibility with a wide range of materials further solidifies its position as a vital component in manufacturing processes requiring high-performance silicon-based polymers.

Regional Coverage

The report provides a detailed analysis of the dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) market across different regions, each with unique pricing dynamics influenced by localized market conditions, supply chain intricacies, and geopolitical factors. This includes price trends and supply and demand trends for each region, along with spot prices by major ports. The report also provides coverage of ex-works, FOB, and CIF prices, as well as the key factors influencing the price trends.

Global Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Price

The report offers a holistic view of the global dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) pricing trends, reflecting the worldwide interplay of supply-demand balances, international trade policies, and overarching economic factors that shape the market on a macro level.

Europe Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Price

Europe's DMC market faced sluggish demand and rising production costs, impacting trading fundamentals negatively. However, the FOB Hamburg DMC price rose due to limited supplies and stronger demand in Q4 2023, supported by healthy spot market transactions. Despite the challenges in maintaining margins, there was an indication of demand recovery in the downstream market, particularly from the personal care and silicone elastomer sectors. The market's slight upward price trajectory was accompanied by cautious negotiations in the export market.

This analysis can be extended to include detailed dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) price information for a comprehensive list of countries.

Region Countries Covered
Europe Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal, and Greece, among other European countries.

North America Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Price

In North America, the DMC market saw an increase in prices due to higher trading activity, lower product inventories, and increased production costs. The growth was also supported by strong spot market trades and rising demand across the region. Domestic stock utilization and robust demand helped distributors, while tighter supplies and heightened demand in November led to a price increase. The personal care and silicone elastomer markets contributed to this upward trend, indicating an improvement in downstream demand.

Specific data on dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) prices within the United States and Canada can also be provided.

Region Countries Covered
North America United States and Canada

Middle East and Africa Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Price

The report explores the dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) pricing trends in the Middle East and Africa, considering factors like regional industrial growth, the availability of natural resources, and geopolitical tensions that uniquely influence market prices.

In addition to region-wise data, information on dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) prices for countries can also be provided.

Region Countries Covered
Middle East & Africa Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Iran, South Africa, Nigeria, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco, among other Middle Eastern and African countries.

Asia Pacific Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Price

The Asia Pacific DMC market experienced a downturn due to declining market trends and weak demand, despite adequate supply. Prices fell as Chinese suppliers reduced quotes to maintain profit margins, further impacted by a seasonal consumption slowdown in downstream sectors. The market's overall weakness led to increased bidding activity and a narrowing price range. Meanwhile, rising methanol prices did little to bolster market fundamentals due to lackluster trading activities.

This analysis can be further extended to include detailed dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) prices for a comprehensive list of countries within the region.

Region Countries Covered
Asia Pacific China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Hongkong, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand, among other Asian countries.

Latin America Dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) Price

The analysis of dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) prices in Latin America provides a detailed overview, reflecting the unique market dynamics in the region influenced by economic policies, industrial growth, and trade frameworks.

This comprehensive review can be extended to include specific countries within the region.

Region Countries Covered
Latin America Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, among other Latin American countries.

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Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece* 
North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru*

Middle East & Africa: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Iran, South Africa, Nigeria, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco*

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  • The study examines factors affecting dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) price volatility, including raw material costs, supply-demand shifts, geopolitical impacts, and industry developments, offering insights for informed decision-making.
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