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

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In 2017, the global silicones market exceeded a volume of more than 2 Million Tons, whereas the global siloxanes market reached a volume of 2.7 Million Tons. The silicones market is further projected to reach a volume of 2.8 Million Tons by 2023, at a CAGR of more than 5% during 2018-2023. On the other hand, the global siloxanes market is anticipated to reach a volume of 3.7 Million Tons by 2023, projecting a CAGR of around 6%. Siloxanes refer to volatile organosilicon compounds that are composed of recurring silicon-oxygen (Si-O) bonds, occurring in either cyclic or linear form. They are highly stable and physiologically inert, and have lubricating properties. Silicones are formulated from siloxanes and can take a variety of physical forms ranging from solids and semi-viscous pastes to liquids and oils. Due to their advantageous characteristics such as flexibility, resistance to moisture, stability, inertness, permeability to gases, etc., silicones find a wide array of industrial applications.

Global Silicones and Siloxanes Market Drivers:

  • The chemical structure of silicones allows them to be produced in a number of variations, while the organic groups bound to the silicones pave the way for a diverse range of modifications. This variability allows the usage of silicones in a variety of products such as greases, release agents, antifoam agents, paint additives, hydrophobizing agents, etc.
  • Siloxanes (silicones) are well tolerated by humans and, therefore, form an integral part of innovative methods of treatment, health care and nursing. Alkylsiloxanes, especially the dimethylsiloxanes, find extensive usage in emulsions, antifoams and pastes on account of their low surface tension, high surface activity, good spreading power, chemical inertness and thermal stability. Liquid silicone is often used as a lubricant like waterproof sealant which is used in bathrooms and window fittings, whereas solid silicone rubber has a wide array of applications ranging from cake baking to internal sanitary protection.
  • As silicones provide a strong, durable, and weather- and UV-resistant seal with excellent adhesion, they are employed in the production of various construction materials. Apart from this, silicones are used for manufacturing polyurethane foam for building insulation, increasing building energy efficiency whilst hydrophobic properties of silicone coatings protect the external walls from weather damage.
  • Silicone polymers and cyclic siloxanes find applications in the personal care sector as a solvent in deodorants, hair, skin and sun care products, and make-up. This can be attributed to the benefits offered by them such as low skin irritation, low surface tension, anti-foaming properties and volatility. An increase in personal grooming has escalated the demand for cosmetics in the recent years. This is expected to facilitate the growth of the silicones and siloxanes market.
  • Earlier, the consumption of silicone products was largely confined to the developed countries. However, economic development, inflating income levels and improving standards of living have stimulated the demand for silicone-based products in the emerging countries.

        
Silicones and Siloxanes Market Report

Breakup by Type:

Based on type, the silicones market has been segmented into elastomers, fluids, resins and gels. Amongst these, elastomers account for more than a third of the total market share due to their non-reactive nature. This helps them to find applications in cooking, baking, and in the production of footwears, undergarments and cosmetics.

On the other hand, the siloxanes market has been divided into linear and cyclic, wherein linear siloxanes dominate the market. Dimethicones, a form of linear siloxane, is used as a medication to treat minor skin irritations. Apart from this, these siloxanes are majorly used as intermediates in the manufacturing of silicones.

Breakup by Application:

The silicones market has been segregated on the basis of application into construction materials, energy, industrial applications, home and personal care, transportation, healthcare and electronics. Currently, industrial applications represent the largest segment since silicones are used as RTV sealants and anti-foaming agents owing to their resistance to high temperature and pressure.

On the basis of application, the siloxanes market has been bifurcated into silicones and other applications. A dominant share of siloxanes is employed in the production of silicones which are further used in various industries. Other applications of siloxanes include household and cleaning products, deodorants and anti-perspirants.

Regional Insights:

On a geographical front, Asia Pacific enjoys the leading position in the silicones and siloxanes market on account of thriving construction and automotive industries, supported by surging population, rapid urbanisation and mounting disposable incomes. In addition, availability of raw materials and abundance of labour have created a positive outlook for the market growth. Other major regions include Europe, North America, Central and South America, and Middle East and Africa.

Competitive Landscape:

The market is concentrated in nature with the presence of a handful of players who account for the majority of the total production. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • Dow Corning
  • Momentive
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Elkem (Bluestar)


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 challenges, 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 market 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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