North America Silicone Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The North American Silicone Market is Segmented by Technology (Elastomer, Fluids), End-user Industry (Transportation, Construction Materials, Electronics, Healthcare, Industrial Processes, Personal Care and Consumer Products, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (United States, Canada, and Mexico). The report offers the market sizes and forecasts in terms of volume in kilotons for all the above-mentioned segments.

North America Silicone Market Size

North America Silicone Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: > 5 %

Major Players

North America Silicone Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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North America Silicone Market Analysis

The North American silicone market is expected to register a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the silicone market in North America. During COVID-19, major end-user industries like construction, industrial, and automotive were closed due to the lockdown, which decreased the consumption of silicone. After 2020, the market grew steadily due to the continuous activities in the major end-user sectors.

  • Growing usage of silicone in the healthcare segment and increasing demand in the construction industry are expected to drive the growth of the North American silicone market.
  • Growing use in the electronics industry is likely to act as an opportunity in the future.
  • High capital requirements and fluctuating raw material prices are likely to impede market expansion.
  • United States is expected to dominate the North American silicone market and is also likely to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

North America Silicone Industry Segmentation

Silicone, often known as polysiloxane, is a colorless, elastic polymer substance composed of siloxane. Silicones are used in sealants, cooking utensils, thermal insulation, medicine, electrical insulation, coatings, cosmetics, etc.

The North American silicone market is segmented by technology, end-user industry, and geography. By technology, the market is segmented into elastomers and fluids. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into transportation, construction materials, electronics, healthcare, industrial processes, personal care and consumer products, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the silicone market in three major countries across the North American region. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on volume in kilotons.

By Technology
By End-user Industry
Construction Materials
Industrial Processes
Personal care and consumer products
Other End-user Industries
By Geography
United States

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North America Silicone Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the North America Silicone Market according to our research experts:

Industrial Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Silicones are widely utilized in industrial coatings, hydraulic fluids and lubricants, polymer additives, benzene-toluene-xylene (BTX) extraction, oil and gas refining and drilling, heavy oil coking, and pulp and paper industry for a variety of applications.
  • The primary applications of silicones in the industrial processes sector are anti-foaming agents, RTV (room-temperature-vulcanizing silicone) sealants, molds, and polymer additives.
  • Antifoaming silicones are used in vacuum distillation units (VDUs) to prevent foam formation during the refining process by preventing froth over in hot bitumen storage tanks, asphalt processing, and asphalt blowing. Countries such as the United States, Canada, and Mexico are major oil producers. For instance, according to British Petroleum, the United States produced 16.6 million barrels of oil per day, a slight increase as compared to the previous year. These figures show the amount of silicone used in the refining of petroleum oil in North America.
  • Silicone has special properties that repel water and create waterproof seals, increasing the use of silicon-based resin in the coating industry, which improves durability, chemical resistance, and corrosion resistance at high temperatures. Furthermore, several leading North American coating manufacturers, such as The Sherwin-Williams Company, PPG Industries, and Axalta Coating Systems, are increasing the consumption of silicone in industrial coatings across North American countries.
  • Silicones are used in the automobile industry to make different automotive parts such as cylinder head gaskets, battery packs, connectors, power-train sealing, engine and gearbox gasketing, and rain and distance sensors. According to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries produced 1,34,27,869 units of vehicles in 2021, a modest rise over the previous year, which enhanced silicone consumption in North American countries.
  • Hence, the increasing demand for silicone in the Industrial segment is likely to dominate the market.
North America Silicone Market - Automotive Production, in million units, North America, 2017 - 2021

The United States to Dominate the Market

  • The United States dominated the North American silicone market in 2021, with a significant market and revenue share, and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period.
  • Silicone is utilized in a variety of end-user segments, including transportation, construction, electronics, healthcare, industrial processes, and other end-user sectors. Furthermore, the United States has a substantial market share in these industries, allowing it to continue its dominance across North American countries.
  • According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United States nominal GDP in 2022 was USD 20.49 trillion, the highest in the world. The US construction business is one of the largest in the world, accounting for 4.2% of the total GDP, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the United States. This is one of the primary reasons for the country's dominance in the silicone market.
  • The principal applications of silicones in the transportation industry include car production and automotive components, marine vessel manufacturing and components, airplane manufacturing, and aviation components. According to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), the United States produced 9.1 million vehicles in 2021, representing a 4% increase over the previous year.
  • Silicones are widely used in the electronics sector for electronic chips, semiconductors, printed circuit boards (PCBs), electronic control units (ECUs), LED displays, ICT equipment, and silicone rubber wiring insulation. According to the White House, following the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, numerous US corporations declared an investment of over USD 50 billion in American semiconductor production.
  • All aforementioned factors are likely to fuel the growth of the silicone market in the United States over the forecast period.
North America Silicone Market - Automotive Production, in million units, United States, 2017 - 2021

North America Silicone Industry Overview

The North American silicone market is consolidated in nature. Some of the major players (not in any particular order) in the market include Dow, Elkem ASA, Wacker Chemie AG, Evonik Industries, and Momentive.

North America Silicone Market Leaders

  1. Dow

  2. Elkem ASA

  3. Wacker Chemie AG

  4. Evonik Industries

  5. Momentive

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

North America Silicone Market Concentration

North America Silicone Market News

  • October 2022: Dow introduced the first recyclable silicone self-sealing tire solution. This will fall under the category of recyclable tire sealant technology, increasing the requirement for silicones in the recyclable tire production process.
  • May 2022: Wacker Chemie AG built a new research and development innovation center in Michigan, USA, to manufacture high-margin biotech and silicone specialties across major sectors.

North America Silicone Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Usage of Silicone in the Healthcare Segment

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand from the Construction Industry

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Capital Requirements

      2. 4.2.2 Fluctuating Raw Material Prices

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 By Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Elastomer

      2. 5.1.2 Fluids

    2. 5.2 By End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Transportation

      2. 5.2.2 Construction Materials

      3. 5.2.3 Electronics

      4. 5.2.4 Healthcare

      5. 5.2.5 Industrial Processes

      6. 5.2.6 Personal care and consumer products

      7. 5.2.7 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 United States

      2. 5.3.2 Canada

      3. 5.3.3 Mexico


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share(%)**/Rank Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 CHT Group

      2. 6.4.2 Dow

      3. 6.4.3 Elkem Silicones

      4. 6.4.4 Emerald Performance Materials

      5. 6.4.5 Evonik Industries

      6. 6.4.6 GELEST, INC.

      7. 6.4.7 Jiangsu Mingzhu Silicone Rubber Material Co., Ltd.

      8. 6.4.8 KCC CORPORATION

      9. 6.4.9 Kaneka Corporation

      10. 6.4.10 Momentive

      11. 6.4.11 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd

      12. 6.4.12 Wacker Chemie AG

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
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North America Silicone Market Research FAQs

The North America Silicone Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The North America Silicone Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

Dow, Elkem ASA , Wacker Chemie AG, Evonik Industries, Momentive are the major companies operating in North America Silicone Market.

North America Silicone Industry Report

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