The global silicone elastomer market size is expected to reach USD 12.6 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 10.3% over the forecast period, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Superior quality over conventional elastomers makes it ideal for industrial usage, thereby positively affecting the overall industry. End-use industries, such as construction, automotive, and electrical & electronics, are expected to witness rapid growth over the forecast period. Silicone elastomers are widely used in the medical and healthcare industries. Silicone elastomers have quickly acquired popularity in the medical and healthcare industries, from medical equipment to drug delivery systems. Favorable features, such as inertness, high permeability, ease of processing, and low toxicity contribute to this acceptability.
With a rising population, the medical sector has been under immense pressure to meet the rising healthcare demand. Moreover, the aging population in certain countries of the world, such as North America, is expected to put a burden on the medical and healthcare business throughout the projection period. Construction was a dominant application segment in 2022. It was followed by the automotive and electrical & electronics segments, which held 23.8% and 13.8% shares, respectively, in the same year. The electrical & electronics segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2030. The electronics end-use segment is expected to witness a significant growth rate during the forecast period. Silicone elastomer is used to enclose electronic components to increase their stability against vibration, shock, and radiation.
Thus, it helps enhance durability, thereby, boosting the overall performance of the device under extreme conditions, such as zero gravity and low-pressure areas. Factors, such as expanding population, increasing disposable income of the middle-class population, and digitalization are creating significant growth opportunities for the electronics industry. This, in turn, is expected to boost product demand over the forecast period. Key companies are constantly engaged in mergers & acquisitions, developing new products, and other techniques to enhance their market share. For instance, in November 2021, Momentive Performance Materials Inc. acquired KCC Corp.’s silicone business in the U.K. and Korea as well as the sales operations in China. This agreement will enable Momentive Performance Materials Inc. to further expand its global footprint across advanced silicones.
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In 2022, Asia Pacific was the largest revenue-generating region due to rapidly growing economies, such as India, China, and South Korea
Moreover, leading players are shifting their manufacturing bases to Asia Pacific on account of the availability of cheap labor. This is expected to drive the regional market during the forecast period
Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) was the largest product segment in 2022 and is anticipated to expand further at a steady CAGR retaining the dominant position throughout the forecast period
LSR uses only additive curing with platinum and is compatible with temperatures ranging from -60°C to 250°C, owing to which, it is widely used in the production of complex and small-size elastomeric parts for automotive & medical devices
In March 2022, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. developed a new vulcanization type of one-component LSR under the recently introduced KCP series product line. The new product is superior in vulcanization attributes and safety
Grand View Research has segmented the global silicone elastomer market report based on product, application, and region:
Silicone Elastomer Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
High-temperature Vulcanize (HTV)
Room-temperature Vulcanize (RTV)
Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR)
Silicone Elastomer Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Electrical & Electronics
Automotive & Transportation
Silicone Elastomer Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
List Of Key Players Of Silicone Elastomer Market
China National BlueStar (Group) Co., Ltd.
Dow Corning Corporation
Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
Reiss Manufacturing Inc.
Wacker Chemie AG
Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group Co., Ltd.
Specialty Silicone Products, Inc.
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