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Global Automotive Silicone Market Expected to Reach $9.47 Billion by 2025, Growing at a CAGR of 6.4% - Analysis Breakdown by Product, Application and Region - ResearchAndMarkets.com

February 25, 2019

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 25, 2019--The “Automotive Silicone Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Rubber, Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants), By Application (Electrical, Suspension, EDT Systems, Interior & Exterior), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global automotive silicone market size is expected to reach USD 9.47 billion by 2025 growing at a CAGR of 6.4% over the forecast period.

Growing production of automobiles, especially lightweight vehicles, and stringent regulations pertaining to harmful emissions are the driving factors for the market. Silicones help reduce the overall vehicle weight, thus, possess vital importance in lightweight vehicles market. Factors, such as government regulations, high fuel consumption, increasing environmental concerns, and technological advancements are driving the lightweight vehicles market.

The product is extensively used in vehicles as rubber, adhesives & sealants, and coatings. They play a major role in enhancing the fuel efficiency of vehicles, thus, leading to a decrease in harmful emissions. Interior & exterior application segment accounted for a share of 34.3% of the overall revenue in 2017. The superior characteristics of silicones over other products has led to their increased demand in the manufacturing of different parts of vehicles. From seat belts to tires, flooring to door panels, and lubricants to cables & plugs, the product is used in most of the interior & exterior parts. Silicone rubber is a versatile product that has properties of both organic and inorganic materials.

It is available in different forms, such as compounds, bases, or liquid, which make it applicable in various automotive applications including fuel cells, exhaust mounts, electronic control system seals, spark plug boots, grommets, and airbags. The product also has strong prospects for its usage in hybrid engines. Hence, growing utilization of silicone rubber is anticipated to have a positive influence on the market over the forecast period. Moreover, supportive emission control standards in various regions are likely to augment the product usage over the forecast period. Asia Pacific is expected to be the largest and fastest-growing regional segment in future.

Growing population and rapid developments in Asia Pacific are driving the product demand, thereby resulting in capacity expansions by key companies in the regional market. For instance, in September 2018, the Dow Chemical Company began the construction of its new silicone resin plant in Jiangsu’s Zhangjiagang to meet the growing product demand. The new plant is expected to be operational by 2021. Also, in September 2018, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. announced its plan of increasing its silicone output by 50%.

Increasing production capacities, new product developments, and extensive research & development activities are some of the key strategies adopted by prominent companies. For example, In June 2017, Wacker Chemie AG opened a new silicones R&D Center in Ann Arbor, U.S. to support its overall business and product development in North America.

Further key findings from the study suggest:

  • In terms of revenue, electrical systems is anticipated to witness a CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period due to increasing preference for these systems in vehicles
  • Silicone rubber is expected to be the fastest-growing product segment during the estimated time as a result of its extensive usage in high-temperature applications
  • Coatings accounted for 25.8% of the global automotive silicones market volume share in 2017 owing to its increased adoption in airbags
  • In terms of volume, MEA is expected to be the second fastest-growing regional market due to increasing production of automobiles in the region
  • Integration across the value chain has been witnessed in the market. For instance, in March 2017, Elkem Silicones integrated its two plants in China into Elkem Group for enriching the its silicone value chain

Topics Covered

Chapter 1 Methodology & Scope

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

Chapter 3 Market Snapshot

Chapter 4 Market Variables, Trends & Scope
4.1 Market segmentation & scope
4.2 Penetration & growth prospect mapping
4.3 Value chain analysis
4.4 Raw material trends
4.5 Technology framework
4.6 Market dynamics
4.6.1 Market driver analysis
4.6.1.1 Stringent regulations on vehicular emissions and fuel efficiency
4.6.1.2 Growth of novel applications in silicone automotive market
4.6.2 Market restraint analysis
4.6.2.1 High production costs
4.7 PESTLE Analysis
4.8 Industry Analysis - Porter’s

Chapter 5 Automotive Silicones Market: Product Estimates & Trend Analysis
5.1 Automotive silicones market: Product movement analysis
5.2 Rubber
5.3 Adhesives & sealants
5.4 Coatings
5.5 Other products

Chapter 6 Automotive Silicones Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis
6.1 Automotive silicones market: Application movement analysis
6.2 Interior & exterior parts
6.3 Engine & drive train systems
6.4 Electrical systems
6.5 Suspension systems
6.6 Other applications

Chapter 7 Automotive Silicones Market: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis
7.1 Automotive silicones market share by region, 2014 - 2025
7.2 North America automotive silicones market, 2014 - 2025
7.3 Europe automotive silicones market estimates and forecasts, 2014 - 2025
7.4 Asia Pacific automotive silicones market estimates and forecasts, 2014 - 2025
7.5 Central & South America automotive silicones market estimates and forecasts 2015 & 2025
7.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) automotive silicones market estimates and forecasts 2014 - 2025

Chapter 8 Competitive Landscape
8.1 Competitive environment
8.2 Strategy Framework
8.3 Vendor Landscape

Chapter 9 Company Profiles
9.1 3M Company
9.2 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
9.3 Permatex
9.4 Elkem Silicones
9.5 KCC Basildon
9.6 Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
9.7 Specialty Silicone Products Inc.
9.8 The Dow Chemical Company
9.9 ACC Silicones Ltd.
9.10 Wacker Chemie AG
9.11 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.
9.12 Laur Silicone Inc.
9.13 CSL Silicones Inc.

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