The market for liquid silicone rubber is expected to register a significant growth during the forecast period, 2018 to 2023. Major factors such as increasing application of liquid silicone rubber in the medical industry, and rising demand of liquid silicone rubber from the automotive industry are expected to drive the liquid silicone rubber market during the forecast period.
Rising Demand from the Automotive Industry Expected to Drive the Market
Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) owing to its resistivity towards heat and cold, weatherability, high tear strength, water repellency, defoaming properties, adhesiveness, releasability and dielectric properties are increasingly used in automotive manufacturing and are increasingly becoming a crucial component in the evolution of automotive technology. In the automotive industry, LSR is used in connectors, electrical actuators, sensors, ignitions systems, etc. They are particularly suitable for manufacturing such parts, where engineering plastics and elastomeric materials need to be combined in an over molding or co-molding process such as sealing elements, automotive connectors, membranes vibration dampening elements, etc. Automotive production has been increasingly steadily through the years, primarily in most European and Asia-Pacific regions. Such positive growth is expected to drive the market for liquid silicone rubber in automotive industry through the forecast period.
Medical – The Fastest End-User Industry Segment
Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) owing to its stability, ability to withstand high levels of heat and exposure to cleaning and disinfecting chemicals, heat resistivity (making it suitable for heat-related treatment applications such as cauterization), and its feature to not turn brittle under cold conditions, makes it an appropriate choice for its use in medical applications. Additionally, almost all grades of liquid silicone rubber available in the market at present are biocompatible and are specifically developed and approved for medical implants and similar medical applications. Moreover, liquid silicone rubber owing to its fast curing technology is widely used in medical devices.
North America to Dominate the Liquid Silicone Rubber Market
North America accounted for the largest market for liquid silicone rubber in 2017. The consumer products market, which is the major consumer of liquid silicone rubber, is rising rapidly in the United States owing to growing purchasing power among consumers, expanding disposable income, and rising population. Additionally, growing usage of liquid silicone rubber in medical, electronics, and automotive industries, coupled with the growth of these industries in United States is expected to drive the market through the forecast period.
Major Players: Dow Corning (Dow DuPont), Wacker Chemie AG, Momentive Performance Materials Inc., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., and KCC Corporation, among others.
Liquid Silicone Rubber Market Report Summary
|Industry||Liquid Silicone Rubber Market|
|Study Period||(2016 – 2023)|
|Largest Market Share by Region||North America|
|Companies Covered||Dow Corning (Dow DuPont), Wacker Chemie AG, Momentive Performance Materials Inc., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., and KCC Corporation, among others.|
|Report Offerings||Liquid Silicone Rubber Market offers latest trends, growth prospects, industry competitiveness, major players, value/supply chain, regional market share and forecast to 2023.|
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- Identify the current and future prospects of the global liquid silicone rubber market in the developed and emerging markets
- Analyze various perspectives of the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis
- Information about the growth of the end-user industry and type of LSR that are expected to dominate the market
- Identify the latest developments, market shares, and strategies employed by the major market players
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1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Study Assumptions
1.4 Study Deliverables
1.5 Research Phases
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness- Porters Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Increasing Application of LSR in the Medical Industry
4.1.2 Rising Demand from the Electrical & Electronics Industry
4.1.3 Other Drivers
4.2.1 Stringent Regulatory Policies
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3.1 High Demand for Transparent LSR in Optical Applications
4.3.2 Other Opportunities
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Food Grade LSR
5.1.2 Industrial Grade LSR
5.1.3 Medical Grade LSR
5.2 By End-User Industry
5.2.3 Electrical & Electronics
5.2.4 Consumer Goods (Food Contact Products, Baby Care Products, etc.)
5.2.5 Beauty & Personal Care
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2.4 United Kingdom
6.2.5 Rest of Europe
6.3 North America
6.3.1 United States
6.3.4 Rest of North America
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle-East & Africa
6.5.1 South Africa
6.5.2 Saudi Arabia
6.5.3 Rest of Middle-East & Africa
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)
8.1 Dow Corning (DowDuPont)
8.2 Wacker Chemie AG
8.3 Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
8.4 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
8.5 KCC Corporation
8.6 China National Bluestar (Group) Co., Ltd.
8.7 Laur Silicone, Inc.
8.8 SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC
8.9 Wynca Group
8.10 Jiangsu Tianchen New Materials Co., Ltd
8.11 Nusil Technology LLC
8.12 Stockwell Elastomerics, Inc.
8.13 Innovative Silicones
8.14 Applied Silicone Corporation
*List Not Exhaustive
**Subject to Feasibility & Availability on Public Domain