Silicones to 2018

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Date: 18-Mar-2014
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US demand to rise 4.7% annually through 2018

US demand for silicones is forecast to climb 4.7 percent annually to $4.3 billion in 2018, with volume rising 3.2 percent per year to 900 million pounds. This will be an acceleration from the performance of the 2008-2013 period, spurred by improving economic conditions, rising manufactured goods output, and a strong rebound in construction activity. Ongoing technological developments and continued product innovation will also promote advances, as such improvements will further enhance the performance of silicones in a variety of applications. However, opportunities will be limited by market maturity, as well as the increasing tendency among users to regard silicones more as commodities than as specialty materials, which will restrict suppliers’ ability to raise prices, thus restraining overall value gains.

Silicone elastomers to pass fluids as leading type

Fluids and elastomers represent the two leading silicone product types, together accounting for more than 85 percent of total market value in 2013. Elastomers are projected to achieve the most rapid gains, overtaking fluids as the leading product type by 2018. Growth will be propelled by their widespread use in the rebounding construction sector, along with expanding opportunities in the medical field. 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 are also predicted to achieve healthy gains, led by renewed strength in the construction industry, where they are primarily employed in paint 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). Moreover, silicone gels are widely used as the basis for breast implant products and will continue to gained share at the expense of their saline-filled counterparts.

Construction, medical markets to be fastest growing

The industrial sector represents the leading outlet for silicones. Within this segment, the motor vehicle market will continue to offer strong opportunities for growth through 2018, despite a notable deceleration from the rapid gains achieved between 2008 and 2013, when domestic vehicle production rates rebounded from low levels. Advances will be promoted by automaker efforts to improve vehicle safety and fuel efficiency, as well as consumer preferences for quieter cabins. Among other outlets, the construction market is forecast to achieve the most rapid gains, expanding at a near double digit annual pace due to a substantial turnaround in building construction activity and greater use of high-performance silicone-based adhesives, sealants, and coatings. The medical market will continue to provide outsized gains, with the nation’s aging population driving demand for medical equipment and the ongoing technological development of new products expanding the range of applications for silicones in this field.

More moderate growth is projected for consumer outlets, constrained by maturity in the cosmetic and toiletry and motor vehicle polish markets. Nevertheless, silicone emollients and conditioning agents will remain an important ingredient in a variety of personal care formulations due to their ability to significantly enhance the performance attributes of these products.

Company Profiles

Company Profiles for 37 competitors in the US industry, including Dow Corning, Momentive Performance Materials and Wacker Chemie

Additional Information

This study examines the US market for silicones by product (e.g., fluids, elastomers, resins, and gels), market (e.g., industrial, consumer, construction, and medical), and application (e.g., vehicles and binders, elastomeric components, lubricants and greases, surfactants, emollients, polishes, defoamers, conditioning agents, and others). Historical data for 2003, 2008, and 2013 and forecasts for the years 2018 and 2023 are provided for silicone demand in current dollars and in pounds for each of the products, applications, and markets. In addition, the key strategic and competitive variables affecting the US silicone industry are discussed, the industry’s key players are identified and profiled, and US market share is evaluated. The entire study is framed within the silicone industry’s economic and market environments.

Silicones to 2018

Table  Of  Contents

Introduction  IX

I.  Executive  Summary  1

II.  Market  Environment  4
General  4
Macroeconomic  Overview  5
Consumer  Spending  9
Demographic  Trends  12
Manufacturing  Outlook  16
Historical  Market  Trends  20
Technology  22
Environmental  &  Regulatory  Trends  26
Occupational  Safety  and  Health  Administration  26
Environmental  Protection  Agency  27
Food  and  Drug  Administration  28
Pricing  Trends  30
Foreign  Trade  32
International  Activity  36

III.  Products  39
General  39
Fluids  42
Applications  45
Markets  48
Elastomers  52
Applications  56
Markets  58
Resins  62
Applications  63
Markets  65
Gels  69
Other  Silicone  Products  73

IV.  Markets  76
General  76
Industrial  79
Motor  Vehicles  81
Industry  Outlook  82
Silicone  Demand  85
Electronics  89
Industry  Outlook  90
Silicone  Demand  94
Machinery  97
Industry  Outlook  98
Silicone  Demand  100
Aerospace  &  Other  Transportation  103
Industry  Outlook  104
Silicone  Demand  106
Other  Industrial  109
Electric  Utilities  110
Plastic  Processing  112
Pulp  &  Paper  113
Textile  Products  115
Oil  &  Gas  117
All  Other  117
Consumer  118
Cosmetics  &  Toiletries  120
Industry  Outlook  121
Silicone  Demand  124
Motor  Vehicle  Polishes  129
Other  Consumer  132
Construction  134
Industry  Outlook  135
Silicone  Demand  138
Medical  141
Industry  Outlook  142
Silicone  Demand  144
Elastomeric  Components  147
Adhesives  148
Implants  149
Other  153

V.  Applications  154
General  154
Vehicles  &  Binders  156
Adhesives,  Sealants,  &  Caulks  157
Paints  &  Coatings  159
Other  161
Elastomeric  Components  162
Lubricants  &  Greases  165
Surfactants  167
Emollients  170
Polishes  172
Defoamers  174
Conditioning  Agents  178
Other  Applications  180

VI.  Industry  Structure  183
General  183
Market  Share  185
Competitive  Strategies  190
Marketing  Strategies  193
Channels  of  Distribution  194
Technology  &  Manufacturing  195
Research  &  Development  197
Company  Profiles  198
Allergan  Incorporated  199
Arlon  Silicone  Technologies,  see  Handy  &  Harman Ashland  Incorporated  201
Barry  Controls  Aerospace,  see  Total Barry  Controls  Defense  Industrial,  see  Total BASF  SE  203
Bellofram  Silicones,  see  Marsh  Bellofram  Group Bentec  Medical  Incorporated  205
Berkshire  Hathaway  Incorporated  207
Bluestar  Silicones  USA,  see  China  National  Bluestar  Group Bostik,  see  Total Caledonia  Investments  plc  209
Carboline,  see  RPM  International Chase  Corporation  211
China  National  Bluestar  Group  Company  Limited  213
Clariant  International  Limited  216
CRI-SIL  Silicone  Technologies  LLC  217
CSL  Silicones  Incorporated  219
DAP  Products,  see  RPM  International Dow  Chemical  Company  220
Dow  Corning  Corporation  222
Elkem,  see  China  National  Bluestar  Group Emerald  Performance  Materials  LLC  226
Evonik  Industries  AG  228
Gelest  Incorporated  231
Handy  &  Harman  Limited  234
Henkel  AG  &  Company  KGaA  236
HumiSeal,  see  Chase Hutchinson,  see  Total Johnson  &  Johnson  238
Kaneka  Corporation  239
KCC  Corporation  240
Kemira  Oyj  242
Lubrizol,  see  Berkshire  Hathaway Marsh  Bellofram  Group  of  Companies  244
Mentor  Worldwide,  see  Johnson  &  Johnson Milliken  &  Company  245
Momentive  Performance  Materials  Holdings  LLC  247
NuSil  Technology  LLC  251
Quantum  Silicones,  see  Caledonia  Investments Rogers  Corporation  254
RPM  International  Incorporated  256
Saint-Gobain  259
Sherwin-Williams  Company  261
Shin-Etsu  Chemical  Company  Limited  264
Sientra  Incorporated  267
Silchem  Silicone  Chemicals  Incorporated  268
Siovation,  see  Caledonia  Investments SiVance,  see  Milliken Specialty  Silicone  Products  Incorporated  270
3M  Company  271
Total  SA  275
Tremco  Commercial  Sealants  &  Waterproofing,  see  RPM International Wacker  Chemie  AG  277
Zhejiang  Xinan  Chemical  Industrial  Group  Company Limited  280

List  Of  Tables

Section  I  --  Executive  Summary
Summary  Table  3

Section  II  --  Market  Environment
1  Macroeconomic  Indicators  9
2  Personal  Consumption  Expenditures  12
3  Population  &  Households  16
4  Manufacturers’  Shipments  19
5  Silicone  Market,  2003-2013  21
6  Silicone  Pricing  32
7  Silicone  Supply  &  Demand  34

Section  III  --  Products
1  Silicone  Demand  by  Product  41
2  Silicone  Fluid  Demand  44
3  Silicone  Fluid  Demand  by  Application  48
4  Silicone  Fluid  Demand  by  Market  51
5  Silicone  Elastomer  Demand  56
6  Silicone  Elastomer  Demand  by  Application  58
7  Silicone  Elastomer  Demand  by  Market  61
8  Silicone  Resin  Demand  63
9  Silicone  Resin  Demand  by  Application  65
10  Silicone  Resin  Demand  by  Market  68
11  Silicone  Gel  Demand  72
12  Other  Silicone  Product  Demand  by  Type  &  Market  75

Section  IV  --  Markets
1  Silicone  Demand  by  Market  78
2  Industrial  Markets  for  Silicones  80
3  Motor  Vehicle  Indicators  85
4  Motor  Vehicle  Market  for  Silicones  by  Application  89
5  Electronic  &  Computer  Product  Shipments  93
6  Electronics  Market  for  Silicones  by  Application  97
7  Machinery  Shipments  100
8  Machinery  Market  for  Silicones  by  Application  103
9  Aerospace  &  Other  Transportation  Equipment  Shipments  106
10  Aerospace  &  Other  Transportation  Equipment  Market for  Silicones  by  Application  109
11  Other  Industrial  Markets  for  Silicones  110
12  Consumer  Markets  for  Silicones  119
13  Cosmetic  &  Toiletry  Supply  &  Demand  123
14  Cosmetic  &  Toiletry  Market  for  Silicones  by  Application  126
15  Motor  Vehicle  Polish  Market  for  Silicones  131
16  Other  Consumer  Markets  for  Silicones  134
17  Construction  Expenditures  138
18  Construction  Market  for  Silicones  141
19  Medical  Equipment  &  Supply  Shipments  144
20  Medical  Product  Market  for  Silicones  146

Section  V  --  Applications
1  Silicone  Demand  by  Application  155
2  Silicone  Vehicle  &  Binder  Demand  by  Application  157
3  Silicone  Elastomeric  Component  Demand  by  Application  164
4  Silicone  Lubricant  &  Grease  Demand  by  Application  167
5  Silicone  Surfactant  Demand  by  Market  170
6  Silicone  Emollient  Demand  172
7  Silicone  Polish  Demand  by  Market  174
8  Silicone  Defoamer  Demand  by  Market  178
9  Silicone  Conditioning  Agent  Demand  180
10  Silicone  Demand  in  Other  Applications  182

Section  VI  --  Industry  Structure
1  US  Silicone  Sales  by  Company,  2013  185
2  Selected  Cooperative  Agreements  192

List  Of  Charts

Section  II  --  Market  Environment
1  Silicone  Market,  2003-2013  22
2  Silicone  Manufacturing  Process  Flow  Chart  23
3  Silicone  Exports  by  Destination,  2013  35
4  Silicone  Imports  by  Source,  2013  35
5  World  Silicone  Demand,  2013  38

Section  III  --  Products
1  Silicone  Demand  by  Product,  2013  42
2  Silicone  Fluid  Demand  by  Market,  2013  52
3  Silicone  Elastomer  Demand  by  Market,  2013  62
4  Silicone  Resin  Demand  by  Market,  2013  69

Section  IV  --  Markets
1  Silicone  Demand  by  Market,  2003-2023  79
2  Industrial  Markets  for  Silicones,  2013  81
3  Consumer  Markets  for  Silicones,  2013  120

Section  V  --  Applications
1  Silicone  Demand  by  Application,  2013  156

Section  VI  --  Industry  Structure
1  US  Silicone  Market  Share,  2013  186

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