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Silicones

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
Profiles of major world producers 12
Dow Silicones Corporation 12
Wacker Group 13
Elkem Silicones 15
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. 16
Shin-Etsu Chemical Company, Ltd. 18
Introduction 21
Silicone fluids 21
Silicone elastomers 23
Silicone resins 23
Manufacturing processes 24
Silicone fluids 24
Silicone elastomers 24
Silicone resins 26
Environmental issues 27
Supply and demand by region 29
North America29
United States29
Producing companies 29
Production 33
Consumption 33
Silicone fluids 34
Silicone elastomers 44
Silicone resins 49
Price 51
Trade 53
Canada and Mexico 54
Canada 54
Mexico 55
Central and South America 56
Producing companies 56
Consumption 57
Trade 57
Western Europe 57
Producing companies 57
Compounders and formulators 61
Production 62
Consumption 63
Silicone fluids 65
Silicone elastomers 69
Silicone resins 72
Price 74
Trade 75
Imports 76
Exports 76
Central and Eastern Europe 77
Producing companies 77
Production 78
Consumption 78
Trade 80
Middle East and Africa 81
Asia82
Indian Subcontinent83
Producing companies 83
Salient statistics 84
Consumption 84
Trade 86
Northeast Asia 86
Overview 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 86
Consumption 87
China 87
Producing companies 87
Production 91
Consumption 92
Price 96
Trade 97
Japan 97
Producing companies 97
Production 98
Consumption 100
Price 103
Trade 104
Other Northeast Asia 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 107
Consumption 107
Trade 109
Southeast Asia 110
Producing companies 110
Salient statistics 111
Consumption 111
Price 113
Trade 113
Indonesia 113
Malaysia 113
Thailand 114
Vietnam 114
Oceania 115
Producing companies 115
Salient statistics 115
Consumption 116
Additional resources 118
Revisions 120
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