+1-518-618-1030 866 - 552 - 3453 USA-Canada Toll Free

Silicone Elastomers Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Pre Book Price: $ 5216

Original Price: $ 5795

Silicone elastomers are in general referred as silicone-based polymers that are vulcanized. Silicone elastomers are majorly available in different forms, such as closed cell sponges, solids, thermally conductive and open cell foams. Silicone elastomers with their unique ability to retain mechanical properties over a wide temperature range make them suitable in several industrial sectors like construction, mould making in furniture, automotive applications and electronics division. The market for silicone elastomers is largely dominated by China which is followed by Europe and then the U.S. With several production facilities and availability of local suppliers the consumption of silicone elastomers is expected to rise at rapid pace in China. However this market is expected to be price sensitive with further increase in production rate across several other regions like Middle East and Africa.    

Silicones or polysiloxanes are one of the most versatile polymers consisting of an alternating silicon-oxygen backbone, characteristically with aromatic side group. Silicones are generally classified as elastomers, fluids, or resins based on the extent of cross-linking or their molecular weight. Silicone elastomers are majorly cross linked linear silicone fluids having a three-dimensional structure. In order to increase the strength of silicone elastomers they are added with reinforcing fillers like silica. The major properties of silicone elastomers include excellent ozone and UV resistance, high thermal conductivity, exceptional weatherability, easy to fabricate or process, high gas and drug permeability, outstanding electrical insulating properties, low flammability, low compression set at elevated temperatures and sterilizable. 

With this wide range of chemical and mechanical properties silicone elastomers have several commercial and industrial applications as sealants and structural glazing (construction sector), mold making (prototyping and restoration), gaskets, vibration dampers, hoses, spark plug boots, ignition cables and o-rings (automotive sector), door seals and masks(aerospace and aviation sector),adhesives(electronic sector), shoe inserts, bakeware, kitchen utensils, gasketing, tubes, infant care products (consumer goods), dental and surgical devices, orthopedics and prosthetics, medical tubing, sterilization mats and catheters (health care sector). 
The extensive range of applications in numerous sectors makes the market for silicone elastomers most lucrative. The growth in automotive sector is one of the most important catalysts for the silicone elastomers. Also the demand for safe and sterile surgical and other instruments in health sector across all countries will boost up the market for silicone elastomers. The common applications in consumer goods will further propel the need of silicone elastomers. As the electronic sector flourishes it will add to the demand of silicone elastomers which are as used as adhesive primarily due to their high thermal conductivity. The increase in aviation sector will boost the aerospace applications will indirectly fuel the need of silicone elastomers. The major regions that dominate the silicone market are 

China, Europe and the U.S. However as per current market share China acts as a leader. The major reason behind this is increased manufacturing facilities coupled with the accessibility of domestic sources. The developed countries across the U.S. and Europe are expected to have stable market for silicone elastomers as they face stiff price completion from China and other countries. The other regions like Middle East and other African countries are expected to have upward trend in consumption of silicone elastomers.     

The foremost companies operating in the silicone elastomers market are Reiss Manufacturing Incorporated, Allergan, Arlon Silicone Technologies, ELMET, Dow Corning, Cabot Corporation, MESGO s.p.A, ContiTech AG, Marsh Bellofram, Bentec Medical Incorporated, AkzoNobel, Sigmasoft Engineering GmbH, Momentive, Rogers Corporation, Saint-Gobain, Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited, and Wacker Chemie AG.

This research report analyzes this market on the basis of its market segments, major geographies, and current market trends. Geographies analyzed under this research report include 
  • North America 
  • Asia Pacific 
  • Europe
  • Rest of the World  
This report provides comprehensive analysis of 
  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for upcoming years 
This report is a complete study of current trends in the market, industry growth drivers, and restraints. It provides market projections for the coming years. It includes analysis of recent developments in technology, Porter’s five force model analysis and detailed profiles of top industry players. The report also includes a review of micro and macro factors essential for the existing market players and new entrants along with detailed value chain analysis. 

Reasons for Buying this Report
  • This report provides pin-point analysis for changing competitive dynamics
  • It provides a forward looking perspective on different factors driving or restraining market growth 
  • It provides a six-year forecast assessed on the basis of how the market is predicted to grow 
  • It helps in understanding the key product segments and their future
  • It provides pin point analysis of changing competition dynamics and keeps you ahead of competitors
  • It helps in making informed business decisions by having complete insights of market and by making in-depth analysis of market segments 
  • It provides distinctive graphics and exemplified SWOT analysis of major market segments

To receive discount, please click on the button below.

Please click on the button below to customize this report.

Back To Top