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Silanes and Silicones Market Size

ID: MRFR//5006-CR | 246 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| October 2018

In addition to their widespread use in various industries, silicones and silanes play a crucial role in enhancing the performance and durability of a broad spectrum of consumer and industrial products. Let's delve deeper into the characteristics and applications of these versatile materials.

Silicones, belonging to the family of synthetic materials, are renowned for their flexibility, anti-foam properties, and resistance to moisture, heat, chemicals, and UV radiation. These attributes make them indispensable in numerous sectors such as healthcare, aerospace, personal care, electronics, construction, and transportation. Their flexibility allows them to adapt to different environments and applications, making them suitable for a wide range of uses.

Silanes, on the other hand, are a diverse category of silicon chemical compounds, commonly known as silicon hydride. These compounds, including amino, alkyl, vinyl, sulfur, mono/chloro, epoxy, methacryloxy, and others, exhibit unique properties that contribute to their extensive application. Silanes are particularly significant in the improvement of wetting properties, compression strength, shear strength, and mechanical properties when integrated into thermosetting and thermoplastic resins.

One crucial area where silanes demonstrate their utility is in fiberglass production. Silanes are employed to enhance the mechanical and electrical properties of fiberglass materials. This is achieved by acting as dispersing agents for fillers and crosslinking modifiers that improve the mechanical properties of polymer blends. The use of silanes in the production of ultrapure silicon, especially in the semiconductor industry, underscores their importance in advanced technology and electronics.

Moreover, silanes serve as adhesives and sealants, providing increased adhesion and chemical resistance. This not only enhances the overall strength of materials but also contributes to their long-term durability. In essence, the combination of silicones and silanes acts as a cornerstone in the creation and improvement of a wide array of consumer and industrial products.

Taking a closer look at the market dynamics, the global silanes and silicones market has exhibited a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.93% during the period from 2018 to 2023. In terms of revenue, the market is anticipated to reach USD 22,403.0 million by 2023, reflecting a significant increase from USD 15,945.2 million in 2017. The market landscape is characterized by a degree of fragmentation, with DowDuPont leading the way, commanding 35% of the market share, followed by Wacker Chemie AG and Momentive Performance Materials Inc. with respective shares of 17%.

Diving deeper into the types of silanes, the market has been segmented into various categories, including amino, alkyl, vinyl, sulfur, mono/chloro, epoxy, methacryloxy, and others. Among these, the mono/chloro silane segment emerged as the largest in 2017, accounting for 27.4% of the market revenue. Its superior performance as an intermediate in the production of ultrapure silicon positions it as a key driver of demand in the semiconductor industry. The amino silane segment, the second-largest in 2017, is expected to witness a CAGR of 6.08% during the assessment period, driven by increasing demand for enhancing the chemical bonding of resins in inorganic fillers and reinforcing materials.

Moving on to the applications, the market has been bifurcated into silane application and silicone application. Silane applications cover areas such as paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, rubber and plastics, fiber treatment, and others. The paints and coatings segment accounted for a significant 31.3% market share, valued at USD 4,985.1 million in 2017, and is projected to reach USD 7,369.2 million by 2023. The growth in this segment is attributed to the rising use of silanes in building and construction, industrial machinery, and electronics due to their superior properties, including resistance to UV, water, and chemicals, as well as improved adhesion. The increasing infrastructure spending, particularly in BRICS countries, is expected to further boost the demand for these materials during the forecast period.

As for silicone applications, the market has been segmented into construction materials, transportation, industrial processing, consumer care, electronics, healthcare, energy, and others. The construction materials segment held approximately 31.4% of the market, valued at USD 4,998.9 million in 2017, and is projected to register a considerable CAGR of 7.06% during the forecast period. The growth in this segment is fueled by the expanding residential and construction industry, coupled with the rising demand for waterproofing and flame-resistant materials. Following closely, the transportation segment, encompassing aerospace and automotive, is expected to witness a CAGR of 6.01% due to the increased demand for lightweight automobiles aimed at reducing emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency.

Considering the geographical distribution, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. Asia-Pacific takes the lead, accounting for a substantial 40.6% market share, with a valuation of USD 6,467.4 million in 2017. This figure is anticipated to reach USD 9,571.0 million by the end of 2023. The remarkable growth in the Asia-Pacific region is attributed to the expanding automotive industry, marked by the increased production of electric and lightweight vehicles in both developed and developing countries. This trend is expected to be a key driver in the global silanes and silicones market during the review period.

In conclusion, silicones and silanes have become indispensable components in various industries, contributing significantly to the enhancement of material properties and the creation of innovative products. Their flexibility, resistance to environmental factors, and adhesive properties make them key players in the development of advanced materials for diverse applications. As industries continue to evolve and technology advances, the demand for silicones and silanes is expected to persist, driving the growth of the global market in the coming years.

Covered Aspects:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Growth Rate   5.93% (2022-2030

Global Silanes and Silicones Market Overview

Silanes offers its advantages to both the primary, as well as, secondary-market dealing in rubber and plastic products. The tire industry is generating its focus on the development of technologies that are fuel-efficient and are playing a major role in reducing the emission of carbon dioxide levels in the environment. The production of green tires ensures fuel efficiency and is emerging as the most preferred during the other deliverables by the automotive industry. There is a stupendous growth in the demand for these tires. The end result of this is increased growth for plastics, as well as, rubber amongst the other market segments of silanes.

There has been a subsequent rise witnessed of the developed products from various sectors functioning in the market. Also, there is an increase in the quantum of ongoing construction projects in developing countries on a large scale.

Also, the increased demand for painted and coated products is surging the level of demand for the construction sectors. Further, many other factors are likely to help the market grow by the end of the future forecast period in 2023. global silanes and silicones market is set to expand at a CAGR of 5.93% during the forecast period 2022-2030. The valuation of the market is poised to reach USD 22,400 million by 2030-end up from USD 3927.2 million in 2020.

COVID 19 Analysis:

The impact of the COVID 19 pandemic has imposed various kinds of restrictions on the market, its production, and manufacturing units. Many countries are facing a bad pandemic wave of different stages and to curb the same, the governments are imposing temporary, as well as, permanent lockdowns. This is hampering the growth of the market and declining supply chain management. The unavailability of raw material and declined demand in the pandemic period has reduced the revenue and growth scale for the global market. Also, the rising environmental concerns related to plastic pollution are driving the market towards the adoption of other sources as alternatives. However, the government sector, as well as, the key market players are investing in the research and development and positively curb these restrictions, and help the market make its way towards the growth scale. Also, the governments are focusing on developing key market strategies that will help the market attain a good growth pace in the coming forecast years.

Market Dynamics:Drivers:
The global silanes and silicons market is witnessing an increased level of focus on fuel efficiency, as well as, regulatory compliance from the government and other regulatory bodies. Also, there is an increase in the number of automobiles, as well as, construction companies and industries on a large scale to meet the widespread demand of the same. Also, the market is being driven by large-scale adoption of the water-based coating formulation. To meet the rising demand, a subsequent increase in the manufacturing and production units is on a rise.

Restraints and Challenges:
As far as the major geographical locations of the world are concerned, the market has the least growth in the European countries and nations. This is likely to have an impact on the global revenue collection, as well as, CAGR and market valuation by the end of the global forecast period in 2023. Also, there is a steep increase in the demand for paper packaging. Also, the concern for environmental damage is real and awareness is being spread on a large scale. Hence, people are opting for packaging materials that do not cause harm or damage to the environment.

Technology Analysis:
One of the major concerns that the market needs to overcome is the high cost of production. The steps to reduce the input cost is on the way with good deliverables expected by the end of the global forecast in 2023. The APAC region is witnessing the emergence of excellent growth opportunities that are likely to help the market reach its peak and dominate the global scale by the end of the future forecast in 2023. Further, there is an emergence of market applications in sectors like the pharma, as well as, cosmetics industry on a large scale.

Study Objectives:

  • To describe the market segments and analyze their growth over 5 major world geographical locations and further draw a competitive market landscape to predict the highest-earning sector by the end of the global forecast year in 2023

  • To analyze the impact of the pandemic on the market and the key strategies and recent developments of the market to cover the losses and grow as per the predicted market rate

  • To get detailed information regarding the market dynamics like drivers, opportunities, market strategies, restrictions, as well as, challenges

Segment Overview:
The global silanes and silicons market is functioning in various geographical regions of the world under multiple segments. The market has further segments that are based on the following:

Based on type:
The type market segment further includes mono and chloro silane, amino and alkylsilane, vinyl and sulfur silane, epoxy silane, as well as, methacryloxy silane

Based on Silane Application:
As the market includes both silanes, as well as, silicons, the applications for both of them are a little different. Based on the silane application, the market includes paints and coatings, fiber treatment, rubber and plastics, adhesives and sealants, as well as, others

Based on Silicone Application:
However, the silicone application further includes transportation and construction materials, industrial processes, electronics, consumer healthcare, energy care, and much more.

Regional Analysis:
Based on the regions, the global silanes and the silicons market is currently functioning in 5 major geographical locations of the world. These are the North American countries, Latin America, the European nations, the Asian Pacific countries, as well as, the Middle East and Africa. The major focus of the key market players in the North American region is on the automotive industry. The key players are currently functioning to provide fuel-efficient solutions to the target audience and thus improve the degree of road safety. Depending on the OEM requirement, the global use of silanes across various market departments is resulting in an increased reduction of rolling resistance. Further, there is an improvement of traction on either wet or slippery surfaces. The US federal agencies have set targets for meeting the fuel standards and the same is being done by the EU, as well. The European Union has fixed strict regulations to reduce the quantum of carbon emissions. For the new cars, the limit is lower than 96 grams per kilometer. This was being followed till the pandemic year of 2020. Also, since November 2012, the main focus of EU for regulation implementation is also prevalent for wet grips, fuel consumption, as well as, lowering the noise level emission by the vehicles.

Competitive Landscape:
To study and analyze the market growth by the end of the global forecast period in 2023, it is necessary to study the production and revenue model of the prominent market players. Also, having an idea about the working of the key market players, it becomes easier to decode the key growth strategies, as well as, draw a competitive market landscape that is applicable for all the players functioning in 5 major locations of the world, and their segments. The key market players are:

  • Evonik Industries (Germany)

  • Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC (U.S.)

  • WD Silicone Company Limited (China)

  • Wacker Chemie AG (Germany)

  • Dow Corning Corporation (U.S.)

  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Ltd. (Japan)

  • Gelest Incorporation (U.S.)

Recent Developments:

July 2021: Wacker Group, headquartered in Munich, begun building of an alcoholysis coating plant at its Nünchritz location. The facility will provide critical precursors for the development of silicone-based building protection solutions as well as binders for facade paints and industrial coatings. At the moment, these compounds are manufactured entirely at the Burghausen plant. By the end of 2022, the plant is projected to be operating. The investment will be approximately USD 34 million. Wacker formulates a variety of silicone specialties using silanes and liquid resins: Architectural preservatives and concrete protection coatings, as well as binders for facade paints, corrosion-resistant protective coatings, and heat-resistant powder coatings, contain such hydrophobic and hence water-repellent active components.
The increased use of composites, plastics, reinforced plastics for the silanes reinforces tire is likely to meet the fuel standard set by both the EU, as well as, the US federal agencies. Hence, the market is likely to witness a steep demand and growth by the end of the global forecast period in 2023

In 2015, several products under SILRES WH, BS, as well as, GENIOSIL XT were launched by a major market player with the name of Wacker Chemie AG. the investment for the production of these products in China was worth USD 8 million.
Further in 2015, Evonik, with a motive of expansion, launched a new range of production facilities in both China, as well as, Germany. The motive behind this is to optimally serve the market end-users like furniture, construction companies, coating companies, as well as, the textile sector.
Sivate A 200 was launched in 2016 by Gelesr Inc. This is an activated form of silane. The major purpose behind this establishment was to increase the product portfolio of the company.

Report Overview:
The global silanes and silicons market research report considers the viewpoint of the industry leaders and experts. The impact of the pandemic is considered and further, the report provides detailed market dynamics for growth opportunities and restraints. Also, the report mentions the functioning of the important market segments across various regions. Many key market players are functioning on the regional and global levels. Their recent developments are covered to provide an edge and predict the figures related to the market growth by the end of the forecast period in 2023.

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