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Liquid Silicone Rubber Market Revenue Growth Predicted by 2017-2027

Author: Ankush Nikam
by Ankush Nikam
Posted: Dec 27, 2017

Liquid Silicone Rubber Market: Overview

Silicone rubbers are elastomers composed of silicones and depending on the viscosity, are classified as solid silicone rubbers and liquid silicone rubbers. Liquid silicone rubbers are characterized by presence of relatively shorter chain, lower molecular weight polymers. Liquid silicone rubbers are addition curing polymers involving use of platinum based catalyst. Liquid silicone rubbers find a wide range of applications across a diverse set of industries. Its exceptional properties render it ideal for use in demanding applications involving intricate geometries. Liquid Silicone Rubber exhibits several properties such as, high heat resistance, biocompatibility, chemical inertness and ease of molding. Liquid silicone rubber is ideal for use in high value applications such as those in healthcare and medical sector including manufacture of medical devices, among others. Market for liquid silicone rubbers is expected to register significant growth owing to anticipated steady growth in global healthcare and medical devices industry. Additionally, increasing demand from electrical & electronics industry is also expected to foster growth of the market during forecast period. Increasing demand for alternative materials that can be molded in to intricate shapes and products is expected to create new opportunities for liquid silicone rubber manufacturers and therefore leading to introduction of wide range of new Liquid Silicone Rubber products and expansions by companies.

Liquid Silicone Rubber Market: Dynamics

The Liquid Silicone Rubber market is expected to, in turn, be driven by steady growth in global healthcare industry coupled with increasing aging population in the near future. The demand of liquid silicone rubbers is also expected to amplify owing to anticipated robust growth in electronics sector. Furthermore, demand for Liquid Silicone Rubber from automotive segment is also estimated to uplift the overall demand for liquid silicone rubber over the forecast period. On the other hand stringent rules and regulations concerning specifications associated with use of liquid silicone rubber, especially, in medical devices is expected to hamper the growth of liquid silicone rubber market. Moreover, there has been an increase in application of transparent liquid silicone rubber in optical applications. This is expected to create lucrative opportunities for manufacturers in terms of revenue.

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Liquid Silicone Rubber Market: Segmentation

Global Liquid Silicone Rubber market can be segmented on the basis of grade, application and region.

On the basis of grade, global Liquid Silicone Rubber market can be segmented as

  • Industrial Grade
  • Medical Grade
  • Food Grade

On the basis of application, global Liquid Silicone Rubber market can be segmented as

  • Automotive
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Healthcare & Medical Devices
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others

Liquid Silicone Rubber Market: Regional Outlook

North America is expected to be the dominant market for Liquid Silicone Rubber during the forecast period. This can mainly be attributed to strong healthcare and medical devices manufacturing activity in the region. Moreover, steady growth in demand for Liquid Silicone Rubber from across a wide range of applications including medical, automotive, electronics & electrical, and consumer goods, among others is expected to drive growth in demand for liquid silicone rubber during forecast period. Among all applications healthcare & medical application is expected to hold significant share in the Liquid Silicone Rubbers market. This application is primarily driven by the demand for Liquid Silicone Rubber based medical components, medical devices, and implants. Asia-Pacific market is forecast to be the fastest growing market of Liquid Silicone Rubber. In Asia Pacific, India and China are among the leading consumers of liquid silicone rubber and China is expected to account for major share of Liquid Silicone Rubber market in the region whereas India is expected to register relatively faster growth over the forecast period. Anticipated rapid growth in demand from healthcare industry is expected to drive the growth of Liquid Silicone Rubber market in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Liquid Silicone Rubber Market: Market Participants

Some of the market participants operating in global liquid silicone rubber market value chain include:

  • DOW Corning
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
  • Nusil Technology LLC
  • Simtec Silicone Parts, LLC
  • Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group Co., Ltd.
  • Reiss Manufacturing Inc.
  • Bluestar Silicones (Elkem Group)
  • KCC Corporation
  • Stockwell Elastomerics Inc.
  • Applied Silicone
  • Mesgo S.P.A.
  • Accurate Products
  • Innovative Silicones

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