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Global Silicones Market: D5 and Emulsion; By Type, By Application and By Region; 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

Global Silicones Market Report Key Insights:

  • Silicone Types - D5, Emulsion
  • Feedstock – Silicon Metal, Methanol and Hydrochloric Acid
  • Silicones Market Performance & Price Trends 2018
  • Silicones Market Analysis & Outlook 2019-2024
  • Silicones Market Trade Data Analysis
  • Silicones Market Demand by Application & Region
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Capacity Addition & Plant Turnarounds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions


Global Silicones Market Outlook

Global Silicones Market attained a volume of more than 2.33 million metric tons backed by strong demand in 2017. Silicones are most widely consumed as anti-foaming agents in industrial processing of oil, gas, paper and pulp.

Silicones Market Report and Forecast 2019-2024

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The growth in the home and personal care sector, as well as the automotive sector in the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions, has driven the demand for fluids, elastomers and resins leading to a growth of 5% between 2016-17 in the silicones market. The silicones market is further expected to reach a volume of over 3.3 million metric tons by 2024, registering a CAGR of nearly 5% during 2019-2024.

Global Silicones Market Analysis

Industrial processes dominate the demand for silicones in the market attributed to more than one-third of the global demand for silicones. Asia Pacific has the largest market share in the global silicones market followed by Europe. Key end-users such as industrial processes, building & construction, personal care & consumer products, transportation and electronics contribute to the growing demand for silicones in Asia Pacific. The largest share of revenue in the silicones industry is contributed by silicone elastomers led by the extensive demand from sectors such as electronics, healthcare and transportation.

Silicones: Properties and Applications

Silicones, also known as polysiloxanes, are modern class synthetic polymers having a silicon-oxygen backbone. Due to their molecular structure, these oligomers can take a wide variety of physical forms which can range from semi-viscous pastes, greases and oils to water-thin liquids and solids. Some of the properties of silicones are:

  • Lubricative
  • Adhesive
  • Antifoaming
  • Water repellent
  • Flexibility
  • Thermal & UV stability

Products manufactured with silicones are also aesthetically pleasing, longer lasting and easy to use. On account of these numerous beneficial properties, silicones are widely used in industrial processes, cosmetic products, construction, transportation, etc.

Silicone fluids are extensively used in various home & personal care products owing to their versatility, biocompatibility, conditioning benefits, low surface tension and high permeability properties. The home & personal care industry accounts for one-fifth of the global demand for silicones. This report focuses on the application of silicones as D5, emulsions in this sector, across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. The demand for silicones in the HPC segment is anticipated to grow at an annual rate of 4% until 2024.

Silicones Market Price Trends

Silicone prices were at the highest levels in Q1 2017 fuelled with rising raw material prices. In Southeast Asia, a marginal change of about 4% was observed between Q1 2017 – Q2 2017, a change of about 2% in Europe and about 9% in the USA during the same period.

Silicone prices softened in the second half of 2018 led by the easier availability of raw materials due to relaxed environmental policy in China and decline in the raw material prices. Detailed market analysis including the price movement and regional market scenario of the silicone feedstock such as silicon metal, hydrochloric acid and methanol, is offered in the silicones market report.

Competitive Landscape

Key players mentioned in the report are:

  • Elkem Silicones
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Ferroglobe PLC
  • Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
  • Evonik Industries AG

KBR received a contract for work on Methanex’s potential third methanol project at Geismar, Louisiana. The final investment would be made by 2019.

Ferroglobe completed the acquisition of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glencore International AG of a 100% interest in Glencore's manganese alloys plants in Norway and France. The new subsidiaries will be renamed as Ferroglobe Mangan Norge and Ferroglobe Manganese France.

The Silicones Market Report presents detailed supplier analysis covering their capacities, market share and latest turn of events such as mergers and acquisitions, capacity expansions and plant turnarounds in the silicones industry.

EMR’s comprehensive report on Global Silicones Market also offers additional insights on value chain analysis, manufacturing process, trade data analysis and cost breakdown and margins.

1    Preface
2    Research Methodology
3    Executive Summary

    3.1    Silicones Market Overview
    3.2    Silicones Market Key Demand Drivers
    3.3    Top Global Suppliers
    3.4    Feedstock Movements
    3.5    Supply Market Changes
    3.6    Silicones Market Price Movements FY 2019 vs FY 2018 
4    Global Silicones Market Outlook
    4.1    D5
    4.2    Emulsion 
5    Global Silicones Market 
    5.1    Global Silicones Market Analysis

        5.1.1    Chart: Global Demand by Type 
            5.1.1.1    Elastomers
            5.1.1.2    Fluids
            5.1.1.3    Gels
            5.1.1.4    Resins
        5.1.2    Chart: Global Demand by Application
            5.1.2.1    Industrial Process
            5.1.2.2    Construction Materials
            5.1.2.3    Home and Personal Care
            5.1.2.4    Transportation 
            5.1.2.5    Energy
            5.1.2.6    Healthcare
            5.1.2.7    Electronics
        5.1.3    Figure: Global Silicones Historical Demand (2014-2018) & Demand Forecast (2019-2024)
            5.1.3.1    D5
            5.1.3.2    Emulsion 
        5.1.4    Figure: Global Silicones Historical Supply (2014-2018) & Supply Forecast (2019-2024)
            5.1.4.1    D5
            5.1.4.2    Emulsion 
        5.1.5    Figure: Global Consumption by Region 
            5.1.5.1    North America
            5.1.5.2    Europe
            5.1.5.3    Asia Pacific
            5.1.5.4    LATAM
            5.1.5.5    Middle East & Africa
        5.1.6    Figure: Applications by Regions
            5.1.6.1    Home & Personal Care 
            5.1.6.2    Industrial Processes 
            5.1.6.3    Construction Materials
        5.1.7    Figure: Global Basic Silicones Historical Demand (2014-2018) & Demand Forecast (2019-2024) 
    5.2    SWOT Analysis
        5.2.1    Overview
        5.2.2    Strengths
        5.2.3    Weaknesses 
        5.2.4    Opportunities
        5.2.5    Threats
    5.3    Value Chain Analysis
    5.4    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

        5.4.1    Overview
        5.4.2    Buyer’s Power
        5.4.3    Supplier’s Power
        5.4.4    New Entrants
        5.4.5    Degree of Rivalry
        5.4.6    Substitutes
    5.5    Global (HS Code-391000) Trade Analysis (2018)
        5.5.1    Major Exporting Countries by Value & Volume
        5.5.2    Major Importing Countries by Value & Volume
    5.6    Regional Price Analysis
        5.6.1    North America 
            5.6.1.1    D5 Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019 – 2024)
            5.6.1.2    Emulsion Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        5.6.2    Europe
            5.6.2.1    D5 Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019 – 2024) 
            5.6.2.2    Emulsion Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        5.6.3    Asia Pacific
            5.6.3.1    D5 Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019 – 2024) 
            5.6.3.2    Emulsion Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        5.6.4    LATAM
            5.6.4.1    D5 Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019 – 2024)
            5.6.4.2    Emulsion Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        5.6.5    Middle East & Africa
            5.6.5.1    D5 Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019 – 2024) 
            5.6.5.2    Emulsion Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
6    Global Silicones Feedstock Market Outlook
    6.1    Silicon metal
    6.2    Methanol
    6.3    Hydrochloric Acid
7    Global Silicones Feedstock Market 
    7.1    Global Hydrochloric Acid Market Analysis

        7.1.1    Chart: Global Hydrochloric Acid Demand by Application
        7.1.2    Figure: Global Hydrochloric Acid Historical Demand (2014-2018) & Demand Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.1.3    Figure: Global Hydrochloric Acid Historical Supply (2014-2018) & Supply Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.1.4    Figure: Global Hydrochloric Acid Demand by Region
            7.1.4.1    North America
            7.1.4.2    Europe
            7.1.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.1.4.4    LATAM
            7.1.4.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.2    Global Methanol Market Analysis
        7.2.1    Chart: Global Methanol Demand by Application
        7.2.2    Figure: Global Methanol Historical Demand (2014-2018) & Demand Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.2.3    Figure: Global Methanol Historical Supply (2014-2018) & Supply Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.2.4    Figure: Global Methanol Demand by Region
            7.2.4.1    North America
            7.2.4.2    Europe
            7.2.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.2.4.4    LATAM
            7.2.4.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.3    Global Silicon Metal Market Analysis
        7.3.1    Chart: Global Silicon Metal Demand by Grade 
        7.3.2    Chart: Global Silicon Metal Demand by Application
        7.3.3    Figure: Global Silicon Metal Historical Demand (2014-2018) & Demand Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.3.4    Figure: Global Silicon Metal Historical Supply (2014-2018) & Supply Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.3.5    Figure: Global Silicon Metal Demand by Region
            7.3.5.1    North America
            7.3.5.2    Europe
            7.3.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.3.5.4    LATAM
            7.3.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.4    Global Silicones Feedstock Trade Analysis
        7.4.1    Major Exporting Countries by Value & Volume
            7.4.1.1    Hydrochloric Acid
            7.4.1.2    Methanol
            7.4.1.3    Silicon Metal
        7.4.2    Major Importing Countries by Value & Volume
            7.4.2.1    Hydrochloric Acid
            7.4.2.2    Methanol
            7.4.2.3    Silicon Metal
    7.5    Regional Silicones Feedstock Price Analysis
        7.5.1    North America
            7.5.1.1    Hydrochloric Acid Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            7.5.1.2    Methanol Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            7.5.1.3    Silicon Metal Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.5.2    Europe
            7.5.2.1    Hydrochloric Acid Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            7.5.2.2    Methanol Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            7.5.2.3    Silicon Metal Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.5.3.1    Hydrochloric Acid Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            7.5.3.2    Methanol Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            7.5.3.3    Silicon Metal Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.5.4    LATAM
            7.5.4.1    Hydrochloric Acid Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            7.5.4.2    Methanol Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            7.5.4.3    Silicon Metal Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.5.5    Middle East & Africa
            7.5.5.1    Hydrochloric Acid Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            7.5.5.2    Methanol Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
            7.5.5.3    Silicon Metal Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
8    Manufacturing Process
    8.1     Detailed Process Flow
    8.2     Operations Involved
    8.3     Mass Balance
9    Cost Analysis
    9.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    9.2    Construction
    9.3    Plant Machinery
    9.4    Cost of Raw Material
    9.5    Packaging
    9.6    Transportation
    9.7    Utilities
    9.8    Manpower
    9.9    Other Capital Investment 
10    Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis
    10.1    Elkem Silicones
    10.2    Dow Chemical Company
    10.3    Wacker Chemie AG
    10.4    Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    10.5    Ferroglobe PLC
    10.6    Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    10.7    Evonik Industries AG
11    Consumer Analysis
    11.1    Unilever PLC
    11.2    Procter & Gamble
    11.3    L'Oréal S.A. 
    11.4    Johnson & Johnson
    11.5    Colgate Palmolive Co.
    11.6    Henkel AG & Co KGaA
    11.7    Estée Lauder Companies Inc. 
    11.8    Beiersdorf AG
    11.9    Avon Products, Inc.
12    Events and Developments

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