The North America silicones market has grown at a CAGR of around 4% in during 2015-2019. Due to the rising demand for silicone elastomers in the USA and Canada, the market for silicones in North America is expected to boost in the coming years, attaining a volume of 0.5 million metric tons by 2025.
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Growing demand for silicones in the personal care, renewable energy and healthcare sector are the major drivers for the North America silicones market. In 2017, the region had close to one-fourth of the market share in the global market and was the largest market as well as the leading exporter of silicone additives. It also represented the largest market for medical grade silicones in 2017.
Properties and Applications
Silicones are synthetic polymers with highly stable silicon-oxygen backbone, having hydrogen and/or hydrocarbon groups attached to the silicon atoms. Due to its properties like adhesion, lubrication, antifoaming, water repellent, flexibility and thermal and UV stability, silicones find their applications across a wide range of industries. The major application sector of silicones are industrial processes, home and personal care, healthcare, transportation, construction materials, energy, and electronics, among others.
Based on its form, silicones are categorised as:
Due to its thermal stability, silicone elastomers find their application in power distribution, wire insulation, lamps and lighting segments. Silicones are used to make lightweight automobile components resulting in high fuel efficiency and lower emissions. They form an integral part of the medical sector because of its biocompatibility and used to make various medical devices like pacemakers and prosthetics.
The North American silicones market is being driven by a rise in demand in personal care, healthcare and medical, transportation, and renewable energy sectors. In the medical sector, there has been a rise in demand for silicones to make aesthetic implants, heart implants and other medical instruments inserted into the body of the patients. Lightweight automotive components made of silicones are also gaining favour in the transportation industry in the region. In the energy sector, silicones are being used in the windmill shafts and solar power cells in North America. The construction and the electronic sectors are other significant application sectors in the region.
North America is the leading market for silicone additives due to a rise in demand in plastics and composites, paper and pulp, paints and coatings, chemical manufacturing, and food and beverage. The region is also a leading market for medical grade silicones driven by robust growth in the healthcare industry and the availability of several large manufacturers in the region.
The region is self-sufficient in terms of its silicones supply and exports its supply surplus to countries with a deficiency of supply like Mexico. The region exports pharma-grade silicones to Asia Pacific countries like China, Korea and Japan owing to a rise in demand in healthcare and personal care industries. In 2016, China imported 17% of its silicones from the US. Although Europe and North America are both self-sufficient regions in terms of their silicones demand, trade still flows between the two regions driven by demand for silicones of specific quality and grade based on downstream applications.
The report by EMR provides a detailed analysis of the silicones markets in the United States of America and Canada. The report also analyses the feedstock market for North America silicones.
The report provides an analysis of the following key players of the North America silicones market, looking into their market share, capacity, and latest developments like plant turnarounds, capacity expansions, and mergers and acquisitions:
EMR’s comprehensive report provides an in-depth insight into the various components of the value chain, price trends and the trade data.
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
3.1 Market Overview
3.2 Key Demand Drivers
3.3 Top Suppliers
3.4 Feedstock Movements
3.5 Supply Market Changes
4 Global Silicones Market Overview
4.1 Chart: Demand by Type
4.2 Chart: Demand by End Use
4.2.1 Industrial Process
4.2.2 Construction Materials
4.2.3 Home and Personal Care
4.3 Figure: Global Silicones Market Historical Demand (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
4.4 Figure: Global Silicones Market Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
5 North America Silicones Market Outlook
6 North America Silicones Market
6.1 North America Silicones Market Analysis
6.1.1 Chart: Demand by Type
6.1.2 Chart: Demand by End Use
188.8.131.52 Industrial Process
184.108.40.206 Construction Materials
220.127.116.11 Home and Personal Care
6.1.3 Figure: North America Silicones Market Historical Demand (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
6.1.4 Figure: North America Silicones Market Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
6.1.5 Figure: North America Demand by Region
18.104.22.168 United States
6.1.6 Chart: Regional Silicones Market Historical Demand (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
22.214.171.124 United States
6.2 SWOT Analysis
6.3 Value Chain Analysis
6.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6.4.2 Buyer’s Power
6.4.3 Supplier’s power
6.4.4 New Entrants
6.4.5 Degree of Rivalry
6.5 Global (HS Code-391000) Trade Analysis (2019)
6.5.1 Major Exporting Countries by Value & Volume
6.5.2 Major Importing Countries by Value & Volume
6.6 North America Silicones Price Analysis
6.6.1 United States
126.96.36.199 D5 Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
188.8.131.52 Emulsion Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
184.108.40.206 D5 Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
220.127.116.11 Emulsion Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
7 North America Silicones Feedstock Market Outlook
7.1 Silicon metal
7.3 Hydrochloric Acid
8 North America Silicones Feedstock Market
8.1 Hydrochloric Acid Market Analysis
8.1.1 Chart: Demand by Application
8.1.2 Figure: Hydrochloric Acid Historical Demand (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
8.1.3 Figure: Hydrochloric Acid Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
8.2 Methanol Market Analysis
8.2.1 Chart: Demand by Application
8.2.2 Figure: Methanol Historical Demand (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
8.2.3 Figure: Methanol Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
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 (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
8.3.4 Figure: Silicon Metal Historical Supply (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
8.4 Global Silicones Feedstock Trade Analysis
8.4.1 Major Exporting Countries by Value & Volume
18.104.22.168 Hydrochloric Acid
22.214.171.124 Silicon Metal
8.4.2 Major Importing Countries by Value & Volume
126.96.36.199 Hydrochloric Acid
188.8.131.52 Silicon Metal
8.5 North America Silicones Feedstock Price Analysis
8.5.1 Hydrochloric Acid Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
8.5.2 Methanol Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
8.5.3 Silicon Metal Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
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 NuSil Technology LLC
9.1.8 Advanced Polymer Inc.
9.1.9 SiVance, LLC
9.1.10 Siltech Inc.
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
13.3 Plant Machinery
13.4 Cost of Raw Material
13.9 Other Capital Investment
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