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Chemical Economics Handbook

Silicones

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary6
Profiles of major world producers9
Dow Corning Corporation9
Wacker Group11
Bluestar Silicones13
Momentive Performance Materials Inc14
Shin-Etsu Chemical Company, Ltd16
Introduction18
Silicone fluids19
Silicone elastomers20
Silicone resins21
Manufacturing processes21
Silicone fluids22
Silicone elastomers22
Silicone resins23
Environmental issues24
Supply and demand by region25
North America25
United States25
Producing companies25
Production27
Consumption27
Silicone fluids29
Cosmetics, toiletries and medicinal/pharmaceutical preparations30
Processing aids31
Polishes and coatings33
Paper coatings34
Textile applications35
Other35
Silicone elastomers37
Silicone resins40
Water repellents40
Electrical/electronic applications40
Paints and coatings41
Other41
Price42
Trade44
Canada and Mexico47
Canada48
Mexico48
Central and South America49
Producing companies49
Consumption50
Trade51
Western Europe52
Producing companies52
Compounders and formulators55
Production57
Consumption58
Silicone fluids60
Personal care and pharmaceutical applications60
Processing aids61
Textile applications62
Paints, coatings and waxes63
Paper and film release coatings63
Functional fluids64
Other65
Silicone elastomers65
Silicone sealants66
Silicone rubber (mostly HTV and LSR)67
Silicone resins68
Water-repellent coatings69
Electrical/electronic uses70
Paints and coatings70
Other70
Price70
Trade72
Imports73
Exports74
Central and Eastern Europe74
Producing companies74
Production76
Consumption76
Trade77
Middle East and Africa79
Asia80
China81
Producing companies81
Production85
Consumption86
Price88
Trade88
Japan89
Producing companies89
Production91
Consumption93
Silicone fluids94
Silicone elastomers95
Silicone resins96
Other (silane coupling agents)96
Price96
Trade98
Imports98
Exports99
Other Asia100
Producing companies100
Consumption101
Price102
India103
Producing companies103
Consumption104
Trade104
Republic of Korea104
Producing companies104
Consumption105
Trade106
Malaysia106
Consumption106
Trade106
Singapore107
Consumption107
Trade107
Taiwan108
Producing companies108
Consumption108
Trade109
Thailand109
Producing companies109
Consumption110
Trade110
Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam111
Consumption111
Trade111
Bibliography111

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