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Examine the World Silicones Market

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Demand to rise more than 4% annually through 2012

US silicone demand is forecast to grow 4.2 percent per annum through 2012 to $3.9 billion, approximating the gains of the 2002-2007 period. In volume terms, demand is projected to rise 2.7 percent per annum, reaching 825 million pounds in 2012. Growth will be spurred by ongoing technological advancements and product innovation that will continue to improve the performance of silicone in a variety of markets and applications. Gains will also be aided by the rising use of silicone in numerous cosmetic and toiletry products, as well as expanding opportunities in medical applications. Increases will be somewhat limited, however, by a slowdown in durable goods production through 2012, as well as the relatively high cost of silicone.


INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Overview
Consumer Spending Patterns
Demographic Trends
Manufacturers' Outlook
Durable Goods
Nondurable Goods
Construction Overview
Historical Market Trends
Environmental & Regulatory Trends
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
Food & Drug Administration
Pricing Trends
Foreign Trade
International Activity
III. PRODUCTS
General
Fluids
Applications
Markets
Resins
Applications
Markets
Elastomers
Applications
Markets
Gels
Foam & Other Silicone Products
Silicone Foam
Other Silicone Products
IV. MARKETS
General
Industrial
Motor Vehicles 


Industry Outlook
Silicone Demand

Electronics 


Industry Outlook
Silicone Demand

Machinery & Equipment 


Industry Outlook
Silicone Demand

Aerospace & Other Transportation Equipment 


Industry Outlook
Silicone Demand

Other Industrial 


Electrical/Power Generation
Plastic Processing
Textile Products
Petroleum
All Other

Consumer
Cosmetics & Toiletries 


Industry Outlook
Silicone Demand
Applications
Producers

Motor Vehicle Polishes
Other Consumer Markets
Construction
Sealants & Caulks
Paints & Coatings
Medical
Industry Outlook
Silicone Demand
Elastomeric Components
Adhesives
Implants
Other
V. APPLICATIONS
General
Vehicles & Binders
Elastomeric Components
Surfactants
Polishes
Lubricants & Greases
Emollients
Conditioning Agents
Defoamers
Other Applications
VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Mergers & Acquisitions
Marketing Strategies
Channels of Distribution
Technology & Manufacturing
Research & Development
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
Aearo Technologies Incorporated, see 3M
Allergan Incorporated
BASF SE
Bentec Medical Incorporated
Bondo Corporation, see 3M
Bostik Incorporated, see Total
Caledonia Investments plc
Chase Corporation
Chemtura Corporation
China National Bluestar Group Corporation
Clariant International Limited
DAP Products Incorporated, see RPM International
Dow Chemical Company
Dow Corning Corporation
Evonik Industries AG
Gelest Incorporated
General Electric Company
Hallmark Cards Incorporated
Henkel AG & Company KGaA
Hercules Incorporated
Hutchinson SA, see Total
Kaneka Corporation
Kemira Oyj
Lion Copolymer LLC
Lubrizol Corporation
Mentor Corporation
Momentive Performance Materials Incorporated
MTI Global Incorporated
NuSil Technology LLC
Quantum Silicones Incorporated, see Caledonia
Rhodia SA
Rogers Corporation
RPM International Incorporated
Saint-Gobain
Sartomer Company Incorporated, see Total
Sherwin-Williams Company
Shincor Silicones Incorporated, see Shin-Etsu
Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited
Silchem Silicone Chemicals Incorporated
SiliconeZone
SILMEX, see Wacker-Chemie AG
Specialty Silicone Products Incorporated
Taylor Chemical Company, see Caledonia
3M Company
Total SA
Tremco Incorporated, see RPM International
Wacker-Chemie AG
Wausau Paper Corporation
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Consumer Expenditures
3 Resident Population & Households
4 Manufacturers' Shipments
5 Construction Expenditures
6 Silicone Market, 1997-2007
7 Silicone Pricing
8 Silicone Foreign Trade
SECTION III -- PRODUCTS
1 Silicone Demand by Product
2 Silicone Fluid Demand
3 Silicone Fluid Demand by Application
4 Silicone Fluid Demand by Market
5 Silicone Resin Demand
6 Silicone Resin Demand by Application
7 Silicone Resin Demand by Market
8 Silicone Elastomer Demand
9 Silicone Elastomer Demand by Application
10 Silicone Elastomer Demand by Market
11 Silicone Gel Demand
12 Silicone Foam & Other Product Demand by Type & Market
SECTION IV -- MARKETS
1 Silicone Demand by Market
2 Industrial Markets for Silicones
3 Motor Vehicle Indicators
4 Motor Vehicle Market for Silicones by Application
5 Electrical & Electronic Product Shipments
6 Electronics Market for Silicones by Application
7 Machinery & Equipment Shipments
8 Machinery & Equipment Market for Silicones by Application
9 Aerospace & Other Transportation Equipment Shipments
10 Aerospace & Other Transportation Equipment Market for Silicones by
Application
11 Other Industrial Markets for Silicones
12 Consumer Markets for Silicones
13 Cosmetic & Toiletry Shipments
14 Cosmetic & Toiletry Market for Silicones by Application
15 Motor Vehicle Polish Market for Silicones
16 Other Consumer Markets for Silicones
17 Construction Markets for Silicones
18 Medical Products & Equipment Demand
19 Medical Market for Silicones by Application
SECTION V -- APPLICATIONS
1 Silicone Demand by Application
2 Silicone Vehicle & Binder Demand by Application
3 Silicone Elastomeric Component Demand by Application
4 Silicone Surfactant Demand by Application
5 Silicone Polish Demand by Application
6 Silicone Lubricant & Grease Demand by Application
7 Silicone Emollient Demand
8 Silicone Conditioning Agent Demand
9 Silicone Defoamer Demand by Application
10 Other Silicone Applications Demand
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Silicone Sales by Company, 2007
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Silicone Market, 1997-2007
2 World Silicone Demand, 2007
SECTION III -- PRODUCTS
1 Silicone Demand by Product, 2007
2 Silicone Resin Demand by Market, 2007
SECTION IV -- MARKETS
1 Silicone Demand by Market, 2007
SECTION V -- APPLICATIONS
1 Silicone Demand by Application
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 Silicone Market Share, 2007

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Silicone fluids to register fastest product gains

Silicone fluids are expected to post the most rapid gains of all the major product segments through 2012. Advances will be buoyed by strong growth in cosmetic and toiletry production, as these fluids tend to improve the performance of products such as antiperspirants, deodorants, eye make-up, foundation, lipsticks and shampoos. Moderate growth is also expected in industrial and automotive applications, where silicone fluids can be used in greases, lubricants and polishes. Silicone resins are projected to expand at a healthy pace, benefiting from strong growth in construction expenditures through 2012, as well as a positive turnaround in motor vehicle production. Within a wide range of applications, silicone conditioning agents are expected to post the strongest increases, followed closely by emollients. Both will benefit from healthy gains in cosmetic and toiletry production through 2012, as well as continued advancements in silicone technology. Lubricant and grease applications are expected to rise at the slowest pace, hampered by a slowdown in the production of machinery and equipment.

Medical market to post strongest growth

Gains in the medical market are expected to exceed all other markets, due to silicone's biocompatibility, low surface tension, chemical and thermal stability, and water-resistant qualities. The increased use of silicone gel-filled breast implants will also stimulate demand in the medical segment, following their reintroduction to the US market in late 2006. Construction markets will benefit from the rising use of higher performing silicone-based sealants/caulks and paints/ coatings. Industrial markets are forecast to post below-average growth, primarily resulting from a slowdown in machinery and equipment production through 2012.

Study coverage

Silicones is a new Freedonia industry study priced at $4500. It presents historical demand data (1997, 2002, 2007) as well as forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by product, market, and application. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 US industry competitors.

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