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Chemical Economics Handbook

Silicones

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Profiles of major world producers10
Dow Corning Corporation10
Wacker Group11
Bluestar Silicones13
Momentive Performance Materials Inc.14
Shin-Etsu Chemical Company, Ltd.15
Introduction18
Silicone fluids18
Silicone elastomers19
Silicone resins20
Manufacturing processes21
Silicone fluids21
Silicone elastomers21
Silicone resins22
Environmental issues23
Supply and demand by region24
North America24
United States24
Producing companies24
Production27
Consumption27
Silicone fluids28
Silicone elastomers36
Silicone resins41
Price43
Trade44
Canada and Mexico46
Canada46
Mexico47
Central and South America48
Producing companies48
Consumption49
Trade49
Western Europe50
Producing companies50
Compounders and formulators52
Production54
Consumption54
Silicone fluids56
Silicone elastomers59
Silicone resins62
Price64
Trade65
Imports66
Exports66
Central and Eastern Europe67
Producing companies67
Production68
Consumption68
Trade70
Middle East and Africa70
Asia72
China73
Producing companies73
Production76
Consumption76
HCR (heat-cured elastomer type) silicone rubber78
LSR (liquid silicone rubber)78
RTV (room-temperature vulcanizing) silicone rubber78
Silicone fluids79
Silicone resin79
Price79
Trade80
Japan80
Producing companies80
Production81
Consumption83
Silicone fluids84
Silicone elastomers85
Silicone resins85
Other (silane coupling agents)86
Price86
Trade87
Imports87
Exports88
Other Asia89
Producing companies89
Consumption90
Price91
India91
Producing companies91
Consumption92
Trade92
Malaysia92
Consumption92
Trade92
Singapore93
Consumption93
Trade93
South Korea94
Producing companies94
Consumption94
Trade95
Taiwan95
Producing companies95
Consumption95
Trade96
Thailand96
Producing companies96
Consumption97
Trade97
Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Vietnam97
Consumption97
Trade98
Bibliography99

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