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Worldwide Silicones and Siloxanes Industry to 2026 - Featuring Dow Corning, Wacker Chemie and Momentive Among Others

Research and Markets
·10-min read

Dublin, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Silicones and Siloxanes Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to's offering.

In 2020, the global silicones and siloxanes market reached a value of US$ 15.1 Billion and US$ 8.8 Billion respectively. 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. Looking forward the global silicones and siloxanes market is expected to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.

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.

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 has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global silicones and siloxanes market?

  • What has been the impact of silicones and siloxanes on 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?

Key Topics Covered:

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 Key Price Indicators
5.3.2 Price Structure
5.3.3 Price Trends
5.4 Impact of COVID-19
5.5 Market Breakup by Silicone Type
5.6 Market Breakup by Application
5.7 Market Breakup by Region
5.8 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 Key Price Indicators
6.3.2 Price Structure
6.3.3 Price Trends
6.4 Impact of COVID-19
6.5 Market Breakup by Siloxane Type
6.6 Market Breakup by Application
6.7 Market Breakup by Region
6.8 Market Forecast
6.9 SWOT Analysis
6.9.1 Overview
6.9.2 Strengths
6.9.3 Weaknesses
6.9.4 Opportunities
6.9.5 Threats
6.10 Value Chain Analysis
6.10.1 Overview
6.10.2 Research and Development
6.10.3 Raw Material Procurement
6.10.4 Manufacturing
6.10.5 Marketing
6.10.6 Distribution
6.10.7 End-Use
6.11 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
6.11.1 Overview
6.11.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
6.11.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.11.4 Degree of Rivalry
6.11.5 Threat of New Entrants
6.11.6 Threat of Substitutes

7 Silicones: Market Breakup by Type
7.1 Elastomers
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Market Forecast
7.2 Fluids
7.2.1 Market Trends
7.2.2 Market Forecast
7.3 Resins
7.3.1 Market Trends
7.3.2 Market Forecast
7.4 Gels
7.4.1 Market Trends
7.4.2 Market Forecast

8 Silicones: Market Breakup by Application
8.1 Industrial Applications
8.1.1 Market Trends
8.1.2 Market Forecast
8.2 Construction Materials
8.2.1 Market Trends
8.2.2 Market Forecast
8.3 Home and Personal Care
8.3.1 Market Trends
8.3.2 Market Forecast
8.4 Transportation
8.4.1 Market Trends
8.4.2 Market Forecast
8.5 Energy
8.5.1 Market Trends
8.5.2 Market Forecast
8.6 Healthcare
8.6.1 Market Trends
8.6.2 Market Forecast
8.7 Electronics
8.7.1 Market Trends
8.7.2 Market Forecast
8.8 Others
8.8.1 Market Trends
8.8.2 Market Forecast

9 Silicones: Market Breakup by Region
9.1 Asia-Pacific
9.1.1 Market Trends
9.1.2 Market Forecast
9.2 Europe
9.2.1 Market Trends
9.2.2 Market Forecast
9.3 North America
9.3.1 Market Trends
9.3.2 Market Forecast
9.4 Central and South America
9.4.1 Market Trends
9.4.2 Market Forecast
9.5 Middle East and Africa
9.5.1 Market Trends
9.5.2 Market Forecast

10 Siloxanes: Market Breakup by Type
10.1 Linear
10.1.1 Market Trends
10.1.2 Market Forecast
10.2 Cyclic
10.2.1 Market Trends
10.2.2 Market Forecast

11 Siloxanes: Market Breakup by Application
11.1 Silicones
11.1.1 Market Trends
11.1.2 Market Forecast
11.2 Other Applications
11.2.1 Market Trends
11.2.2 Market Forecast

12 Siloxanes: Market Breakup by Region
12.1 Asia-Pacific
12.1.1 Market Trends
12.1.2 Market Forecast
12.2 Europe
12.2.1 Market Trends
12.2.2 Market Forecast
12.3 North America
12.3.1 Market Trends
12.3.2 Market Forecast
12.4 Central and South America
12.4.1 Market Trends
12.4.2 Market Forecast
12.5 Middle East and Africa
12.5.1 Market Trends
12.5.2 Market Forecast

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

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

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