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Latin America (LATAM) Silicones Market: D5 and Emulsion; By Type, By Application and By Region: Brazil, Argentina, Chile; Historical Supply and Demand (2014-2018); Supply and Demand Forecast (2019-2024); Feedstock: Methanol, Silicon Metal and Hydrochloric Acid; Regional Price Trends; Trade Analysis; Competitive Landscape; Consumer Analysis

Latin America Silicones Market Key Insights:

  • Silicone Types - Elastomers, Fluids, Gels, and Resins
  • Feedstock – Silicon Metal, Methanol and Hydrochloric Acid
  • Market Performance & Price Trends 2018
  • Price Analysis & Outlook 2019-2024
  • Trade Data Analysis
  • Demand by Application & Country
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Capacity Addition & Plant Turnarounds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

 

Latin America Silicones Market Outlook

The growth in the home and personal care sector, as well as the automotive sector in the Latin American regions, has driven the demand for fluids, elastomers and resins in the silicones market. Aided by the growth in the global silicones market, which is projected to grow at a CAGR of about 5% during the forecast period of 2019-2024, the Latin America silicones market is expected to reach  0.1 million metric tons by 2024.

LATAM Silicones Market Report and Forecast 2019-2024

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Properties and Applications

Silicones or polysiloxane, are oligomers with a silicon-oxygen backbone. They are capable of taking a variety of physical forms ranging from solids to liquids to semi-viscous pastes, greases and oils due to their molecular structure. Due to their properties like adhesion, water repellent, lubrication, anti-foaming, flexibility, and thermal and UV stability, silicones find application in a wide range of industries like:

  • Industrial Process
  • Construction Materials
  • Home and Personal Care
  • Transportation 
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Electronics

By product, the market may be segmented into resins, fluids, gels and elastomers. Silicone anti-foams are widely consumed in the processing of oil and gas, and paper and pulp. This report focuses on the application of silicones as D5 and emulsions in Latin America.

Latin America Silicones Market Analysis

Swift development of principal end-use industries like automotive, electrical, electronics and construction are expected to drive the growth in Latin America. Further, the presence of electronic producers should offer new opportunities for silicone producers in Latin America. Also, a broad crude oil production establishment in Brazil, Venezuela and Chile may stimulate the use of silicone polymers and fluids during the forecast period.

Rising demand for liquid silicone rubber is also likely to drive the market in Latin America. Expansion of the auto industry in Latin American markets, along with Asia Pacific and Africa, are projected to drive the high-temperature elastomer market growth. High-temperature elastomers are employed in the production of tyres, speciality rubber and seat cover. Silicones in Mexico might benefit from a robust increase in manufacturing activity.

The market for sealants and adhesives in Latin America should be driven by development in end-user segments such as construction and automobiles where adhesives and sealants are employed in panel laminating, flooring, insulation, facades, coating and lamination, etc. Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Peru and Argentina have witnessed rapid growth in their industrial sectors which has increased the demand for sealants and adhesives. While ecological concerns and volatility in prices of raw material may hinder market growth, bio-based sealants and adhesives may see greater demand in future. Among all types of sealants, silicone-based sealants should grow most rapidly during the forecast period owing to rising innovation in product development.

The report by EMR provides a detailed analysis of the silicones market in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The report also analyses the types of feedstock for Latin America silicones market.

Competitive Landscape

The report analyses the following key players in the global and Latin America silicones market, looking into their capacity, market share and latest developments like mergers and acquisitions, plant turnarounds and capacity expansions:

  • Elkem Silicones
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Silicon Argentina SRL
  • Axchem Brazil
  • Others

EMR’s comprehensive report also provides an in-depth look into the price trends, trade data and the value chain of the Latin America silicones market.

1    Preface
2    Research Methodology
3    Executive Summary

    3.1    Silicones Market Overview
    3.2    Silicones Market Key Demand Drivers
    3.3    Top Suppliers
    3.4    Feedstock Movements
    3.5    Supply Market Changes
4    Global Silicones Market Overview
 
   4.1    Chart: Global Silicones Demand by Type 
        4.1.1    Elastomers
        4.1.2    Fluids 
        4.1.3    Gels
        4.1.4    Resins
    4.2    Chart: Global Demand by End Use 
        4.2.1    Industrial Process
        4.2.2    Construction Materials
        4.2.3    Home and Personal Care
        4.2.4    Transportation 
        4.2.5    Energy
        4.2.6    Healthcare
        4.2.7    Electronics
    4.3    Figure: Global Silicones Market Historical Demand (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
    4.4    Figure: Global Silicones Market Historical Supply (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
5    LATAM Silicones Market Outlook
    5.1    D5
    5.2    Emulsion
6    LATAM Silicones Market 
    6.1    LATAM Silicones Market Analysis

        6.1.1    Chart: LATAM Silicones Demand by Type 
            6.1.1.1    Elastomers
            6.1.1.2    Fluids 
            6.1.1.3    Gels
            6.1.1.4    Resins
        6.1.2    Chart: LATAM Silicones Demand by End Use 
            6.1.2.1    Industrial Process
            6.1.2.2    Construction Materials
            6.1.2.3    Home and Personal Care
            6.1.2.4    Transportation 
            6.1.2.5    Energy
            6.1.2.6    Healthcare
            6.1.2.7    Electronics
        6.1.3    Figure: LATAM Silicones Market Historical Demand (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            6.1.3.1    D5
            6.1.3.2    Emulsion
        6.1.4    Figure: LATAM Silicones Market Historical Supply (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            6.1.4.1    D5
            6.1.4.2    Emulsion
        6.1.5    Figure: LATAM Demand by Region 
            6.1.5.1    Brazil
            6.1.5.2    Argentina
            6.1.5.3    Chile
        6.1.6    Chart: Regional Silicones Market Historical Demand (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            6.1.6.1    Brazil
            6.1.6.2    Argentina
            6.1.6.3    Chile
    6.2    SWOT Analysis
        6.2.1    Overview
        6.2.2    Strengths
        6.2.3    Weaknesses 
        6.2.4    Opportunities
        6.2.5    Threats
    6.3    Value Chain Analysis
    6.4    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

        6.4.1    Overview
        6.4.2    Buyer’s Power
        6.4.3    Supplier’s power
        6.4.4    New Entrants
        6.4.5    Degree of Rivalry
        6.4.6    Substitutes
    6.5    Global (HS Code-391000) Trade Analysis (2018) 
        6.5.1    Major Exporting Countries by Value & Volume
        6.5.2    Major Importing Countries by Value & Volume
    6.6    LATAM Silicones Price Analysis
        6.6.1    Brazil
            6.6.1.1    D5 Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019 – 2024) 
            6.6.1.2    Emulsion Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        6.6.2    Argentina
            6.6.2.1    D5 Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019 – 2024) 
            6.6.2.2    Emulsion Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        6.6.3    Chile
            6.6.3.1    D5 Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019 – 2024) 
            6.6.3.2    Emulsion Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
7    LATAM Silicones Feedstock Market Outlook
    7.1    Silicon metal
    7.2    Methanol
    7.3    Hydrochloric Acid
8    LATAM Silicones Feedstock Market 
    8.1    Hydrochloric Acid Market Analysis

        8.1.1    Chart: Demand by Application
        8.1.2    Figure: Hydrochloric Acid Historical Demand (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        8.1.3    Figure: Hydrochloric Acid Historical Supply (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
    8.2     Methanol Market Analysis
        8.2.1    Chart: Demand by Application
        8.2.2    Figure: Methanol Historical Demand (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        8.2.3    Figure: Methanol Historical Supply (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
    8.3    Silicon Metal Market Analysis
        8.3.1    Chart: Demand by Grade 
        8.3.2    Chart: Demand by Application
        8.3.3    Figure: Silicon Metal Historical Demand (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        8.3.4    Figure: Silicon Metal Historical Supply (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
    8.4    Global Silicones Feedstock Trade Analysis
        8.4.1    Major Exporting Countries by Value & Volume
            8.4.1.1    Hydrochloric Acid
            8.4.1.2    Methanol
            8.4.1.3    Silicon Metal
        8.4.2    Major Importing Countries by Value & Volume
            8.4.2.1    Hydrochloric Acid
            8.4.2.2    Methanol
            8.4.2.3    Silicon Metal
    8.5    LATAM Silicones Feedstock Price Analysis
        8.5.1    Hydrochloric Acid Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        8.5.2    Methanol Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        8.5.3    Silicon Metal Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
9    Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis
    9.1    Global/Regional Suppliers

        9.1.1    Elkem Silicones
        9.1.2    Dow Chemical Company
        9.1.3    Wacker Chemie AG
        9.1.4    Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd
        9.1.5    Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
        9.1.6    Evonik Industries AG
        9.1.7    Silicon Argentina SRL
        9.1.8    Axchem Brazil
        9.1.9    Others
10    Consumer Analysis
11    Events and Developments

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12    Manufacturing Process
    12.1     Detailed Process Flow
    12.2     Operations Involved
    12.3     Mass Balance
13    Cost Analysis
    13.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    13.2    Construction
    13.3    Plant Machinery
    13.4    Cost of Raw Material
    13.5    Packaging
    13.6    Transportation
    13.7    Utilities
    13.8    Manpower
    13.9    Other Capital Investment

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