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Global PDMS Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Forecast: By Type: Low-Molecular Weight PDMS, High-Molecular Weight PDMS, Ultra-High Molecular Weight PDMS; By Form: PDMS Elastomers, PDMS Fluids, PDMS Resins, Others; By Application: Industrial Process, Others; Regional Analysis; Competitive Landscape; 2024-2032

Global PDMS Market Outlook

The PDMS market size was estimated at USD 5.08 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 10.20 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 8% in the forecast period of 2024-2032.

 

PDMS, or Polydimethylsiloxane, is a versatile and widely used silicon-based organic polymer. The basic chemical formula of PDMS is (C2H6OSi)n(C2H6OSi)n, where 'n' represents the number of repeating units.

 

PDMS is typically available as a clear, colourless, and viscous liquid, but it can also be found in solid forms. It is stable across a wide range of temperatures, which makes it suitable for both high-temperature and low-temperature applications, which supports the PDMS market growth. It is relatively inert, non-toxic, and non-flammable, making it safe for use in various applications, including those in contact with food and skin. Due to its biocompatibility and stability, PDMS is widely used in medical devices, implants, and as a coating for medical instruments.

 

Global PDMS Market

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PDMS Market Segmentation

The market can be divided on the basis of its type as:

  • Low-molecular weight PDMS
  • High-molecular weight PDMS
  • Ultra-high molecular weight PDMS

 

High-molecular weight PDMS finds use in a wide range of applications due to its excellent properties like high viscosity, thermal stability, and mechanical strength. These applications span across industries like automotive, electronics, textiles, personal care, and construction.

 

With higher molecular weight, PDMS exhibits properties such as greater film-forming ability, better lubrication, and enhanced conditioning effects. These properties are crucial in many industrial and consumer applications, such as in lubricants, hydraulic fluids, coatings, and personal care products. It is also more durable and stable under various environmental conditions, making it suitable for applications requiring long-lasting performance.

 

The market can be divided based on its form as:

  • PDMS elastomers
  • PDMS fluids
  • PDMS resins
  • Others

 

Global PDMS Market

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PDMS fluids hold the largest PDMS market share, as they are incredibly versatile and find applications across a diverse set of industries. They are used in personal care products, lubricants, hydraulic fluids, pharmaceuticals, and as anti-foaming agents in food and industrial processes.

 

PDMS fluids are valued for their stability, non-toxicity, hydrophobicity, and non-reactivity. They can be formulated in a range of viscosities, further expanding their applicability. The large market for consumer goods, especially in personal care products like shampoos, conditioners, and skin care items, heavily utilises PDMS fluids due to their excellent spreadability and smoothing properties. Furthermore, in industrial settings, PDMS fluids are used as lubricants, anti-foaming agents, and in heat transfer fluids due to their thermal stability and inertness.

 

The market can be broadly categorised based on its application into:

  • Industrial Process 
  • Building and Construction 
  • Household and Personal Care 
  • Transportation 
  • Electrical and Electronics 
  • Healthcare 
  • Others

 

Among the key application sectors, the household and personal care segment holds the largest share of the polydimethylsiloxane market. PDMS is widely used in personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and makeup. Its properties like non-toxicity, smooth texture, and ability to form a protective layer on the skin or hair make it highly desirable in this sector.

 

There is a consistently high consumer demand for personal care and beauty products globally. The versatility and effectiveness of PDMS in these applications support its large market share. The personal care sector is characterised by constant innovation and the introduction of new products, many of which incorporate PDMS to improve texture, longevity, or application properties.

 

By region, the market is classified into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

 

PDMS Market Analysis

The growing demand for PDMS and its types in developing countries of the Asia Pacific, South America, and the Middle East and Africa is anticipated to drive the market. It is anticipated that the development in healthcare, personal care, cosmetics, and other sectors will drive the demand for PDMS elastomers. This, coupled with the high growth rate of the building and construction and automotive sectors is expected to favour the market.

 

The growing demand for elastomers is one of the crucial PDMS market trends, shaping the market dynamics.

 

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Regional Insights

The demand for PDMS (Polydimethylsiloxane) in the Asia Pacific region is substantial and has been growing due to several factors. The Asia Pacific is characterised by rapid industrialisation, especially in countries like China, India, and Southeast Asian nations. This industrial growth boosts demand for PDMS in various sectors including automotive, electronics, and construction.

 

The region has a large and growing market for personal care and cosmetic products. PDMS, known for its smooth texture and stability, is extensively used in these products, driving the PDMS market demand. With significant infrastructure and construction activities in the region, the demand for PDMS in sealants, adhesives, and coatings is expected to increase further.

 

Competitive Landscape

The PDMS market report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the market, looking into their capacity, competitive landscape, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

 

  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Avantor, Inc.
  • Elkem Asa
  • KCC Corporation
  • Others

 

The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the market by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of the Porter’s Five Forces model.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Type
  • Form
  • Application
  • Region
Breakup by Type
  • Low-Molecular Weight PDMS
  • High-Molecular Weight PDMS
  • Ultra-High Molecular Weight PDMS
Breakup by Form
  • PDMS Elastomers
  • PDMS Fluids
  • PDMS Resins
  • Others
Breakup by Application
  • Industrial Process
  • Building and Construction
  • Household and Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Healthcare
  • Others
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Avantor, Inc.
  • Elkem Asa
  • KCC Corporation
  • Others

 

*While we strive to always give you current and accurate information, the numbers depicted on the website are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the main report. At Expert Market Research, we aim to bring you the latest insights and trends in the market. Using our analyses and forecasts, stakeholders can understand the market dynamics, navigate challenges, and capitalize on opportunities to make data-driven strategic decisions.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8    Global PDMS Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global PDMS Historical Market (2018-2023) 
    8.3    Global PDMS Market Forecast (2024-2032)
    8.4    Global PDMS Market by Type
        8.4.1    Low-Molecular Weight PDMS
            8.4.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.2    High-Molecular Weight PDMS
            8.4.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.3    Ultra-High Molecular Weight PDMS
            8.4.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    8.5    Global PDMS Market by Form
        8.5.1    PDMS Elastomers
            8.5.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.2    PDMS Fluids
            8.5.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.3    PDMS Resins
            8.5.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.4    Others
    8.6    Global PDMS Market by Application
        8.6.1    Industrial Process
            8.6.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.2    Building and Construction
            8.6.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.3    Household and Personal Care
            8.6.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.4    Transportation
            8.6.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.5    Electrical and Electronics
            8.6.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.6    Healthcare
            8.6.6.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.6.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.7    Others    
    8.7    Global PDMS Market by Region
        8.7.1    North America
            8.7.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.7.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.7.2    Europe
            8.7.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.7.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.7.3    Asia Pacific
            8.7.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.7.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.7.4    Latin America
            8.7.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.7.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.7.5    Middle East and Africa
            8.7.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.7.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9    North America PDMS Market Analysis
    9.1    United States of America 
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    9.2    Canada
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
10    Europe PDMS Market Analysis
    10.1    United Kingdom
        10.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.2    Germany
        10.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.3    France
        10.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.4    Italy
        10.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.5    Others
11    Asia Pacific PDMS Market Analysis
    11.1    China
        11.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.2    Japan
        11.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.3    India
        11.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.4    ASEAN
        11.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.5    Australia
        11.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.6    Others
12    Latin America PDMS Market Analysis
    12.1    Brazil
        12.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        12.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.2    Argentina
        12.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        12.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.3    Mexico
        12.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        12.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.4    Others
13    Middle East and Africa PDMS Market Analysis
    13.1    Saudi Arabia
        13.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.2    United Arab Emirates
        13.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.4    South Africa
        13.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.5    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    14.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    14.4    Key Indicators for Price
15    Price Analysis
    15.1    North America Historical Price Trends (2018-2023) and Forecast (2024-2032)
    15.2    Europe Historical Price Trends (2018-2023) and Forecast (2024-2032)
    15.3    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends (2018-2023) and Forecast (2024-2032)
    15.4    Latin America Historical Price Trends (2018-2023) and Forecast (2024-2032)
    15.5    Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends (2018-2023) and Forecast (2024-2032)
16    Competitive Landscape
    16.1    Market Structure
    16.2    Company Profiles
        16.2.1    Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
            16.2.1.1    Company Overview
            16.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.1.4    Certifications
        16.2.2    Wacker Chemie AG
            16.2.2.1    Company Overview
            16.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.2.4    Certifications
        16.2.3    Avantor Inc.
            16.2.3.1    Company Overview
            16.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.3.4    Certifications
        16.2.4    Elkem ASA
            16.2.4.1    Company Overview
            16.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.4.4    Certifications
        16.2.5    KCC Corporation
            16.2.5.1    Company Overview
            16.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.5.4    Certifications
        16.2.6    Others
17    Key Trends and Developments in the Market

 

List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global PDMS Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2032
2.    Global PDMS Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2018-2023
3.    Global PDMS Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2024-2032
4.    Global PDMS Historical Market: Breakup by Form (USD Million), 2018-2023
5.    Global PDMS Market Forecast: Breakup by Form (USD Million), 2024-2032
6.    Global PDMS Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2018-2023
7.    Global PDMS Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2024-2032
8.    Global PDMS Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2018-2023
9.    Global PDMS Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2024-2032
10.    North America PDMS Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
11.    North America PDMS Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
12.    Europe PDMS Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
13.    Europe PDMS Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
14.    Asia Pacific PDMS Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
15.    Asia Pacific PDMS Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
16.    Latin America PDMS Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
17.    Latin America PDMS Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
18.    Middle East and Africa PDMS Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
19.    Middle East and Africa PDMS Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
20.    North America Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2028
21.    Europe Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2028
22.    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2028
23.    Latin America Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2028
24.    Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2028
25.    Global PDMS Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2023, the global PDMS market attained a value of nearly USD 5.08 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8% between 2024 and 2032.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2024-2032 to reach a value of USD 10.20 billion by 2032.

The major drivers of the market include the expansion of the building and design, industrial process, personal care and consumer goods, transportation, and electronics sectors, especially in emerging regions like India and China, and the growing demand for elastomers.

The growth of the building and construction and automotive sectors is expected to be a key trend guiding the growth of the market.

The major regions in the market are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

Low-molecular weight PDMS, high-molecular weight PDMS, and ultra-high molecular weight PDMS are the major types of the product in the market.

PDMS elastomers, PDMS fluids, and PDMS resins, among others are the different forms of the product in the market.

Industrial process, building and construction, household and personal care, transportation, electrical and electronics, and healthcare, among others are the significant applications of the product in the market.

The major players in the global PDMS market are Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Wacker Chemie AG, Avantor, Inc., Elkem Asa, and KCC Corporation, among others.

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