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Inorganic Polymers: Technologies, Applications and Opportunities

  • ID: 4894604
  • Report
  • December 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 172 pages
  • BCC Research
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Arkema France S.A.
  • CHT Group
  • Evonik Industries Ag
  • KCC Corp.
  • Primasil Silicones Ltd.
  • SGL Carbon Se
  • MORE
Report Scope:
The inorganic polymer market is segmented into the following categories:
  • Product type: silicones, graphite, chalcogenide glasses, boron polymers and others.
  • Application: aerospace and defense, building and construction, medical and healthcare, electronics, industrial process, personal care and consumer products, and others.
  • Class: polysilane, polysiloxane, polyphosphazene, and polygermane and polystannane.
  • Region: North America is segmented into the U.S., Canada and Mexico; Europe is segmented into the U.K., Russia, Italy, Germany and Rest of Europe; Asia-Pacific (APAC) is segmented into China, Japan, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific; South America is segmented into the Brazil, Argentina and rest of South America; Rest of the World (RoW) is segmented into the Middle East, Africa and Rest of RoW.
In addition to industry and competitive analyses of the inorganic polymer market, this report includes a list of company profiles for key players in the global market.

Report Includes:
  • 83 tables
  • An overview of global markets for inorganic polymers
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2018, 2019, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2024
  • Explanation of the major drivers and regional dynamics and current trends within the industry
  • A look at the opportunities and highlights of the innovation-driven inorganic polymers market, as well as the major regions and countries involved in such developments
  • Identification of the segments with high growth potential and understand their future applications
  • Examination of the global market in terms of key trends, various types and end-use applications that have an influence on the inorganic polymers industry
  • Comprehensive company profiles of the major players in the market, including BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Co., Evonik Industries Ag, Kaneka Corp. and UBE Industries Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Arkema France S.A.
  • CHT Group
  • Evonik Industries Ag
  • KCC Corp.
  • Primasil Silicones Ltd.
  • SGL Carbon Se
  • MORE
1. Introduction
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Research Methodology
  • Intended Audience
  • Information Sources
  • Regional Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Related Reports
2. Summary and Highlights

3. Market and Technology Background
  • Market Dynamics
  • Drivers
  • Restraints
  • Opportunities
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Drivers
  • Restraints
  • Opportunities
  • Europe
  • Drivers
  • Restraints
  • Opportunities
  • North America
  • Drivers
  • Restraints
  • Opportunities
  • Latin America
  • Drivers
  • Restraints
  • Opportunities
4. Market Breakdown by Product Type
  • Introduction
  • Silicones
  • Graphite
  • Chalcogenide Glass
  • Boron Polymers
  • Others
5. Market Breakdown by Class
  • Introduction
  • Polysilanes
  • Polysiloxanes
  • Polyphosphazenes
  • Polygermanes and Polystannanes
6. Market Breakdown by Application
  • Introduction
  • Medical and Healthcare
  • Electronics
  • Building and Construction
  • Personal Care and Consumer Products
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Industrial Processes
  • Others
7. Market Breakdown by Region
  • Introduction
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
8. Company Profile
  • ARKEMA FRANCE S.A.
  • ASHLAND GLOBAL INC.
  • BASF SE
  • CHT GROUP
  • COMPAGNIE DE SAINT-GOBAIN S.A.
  • CSL SILICONES INC.
  • THE DOW CHEMICAL CO.
  • ELKEM ASA
  • EMERLAND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
  • EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
  • GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD.
  • HEG LTD.
  • KANEKA CORP.
  • KCC CORP.
  • MILLIKEN & CO.
  • MOMENTIVE
  • PRIMASIL SILICONES LTD.
  • REISS MANUFACTURING INC.
  • ROGERS CORP.
  • SGL CARBON SE
  • SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO. LTD.
  • SILTECH CORP.
  • SILTEQ LTD.
  • TOKAI CARBON CO., LTD.
  • UBE INDUSTRIES LTD.
  • WACKER CHEMIE AG
  • ZHEJIANG XINAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL GROUP CO. LTD.
List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Type, Through 2024
Table 1: Global Market for Silicones, by Application, Through 2024
Table 2: Global Market for Silicones, by Region, Through 2024
Table 3: Global Market for Silicones, by Class, Through 2024
Table 4: Global Market for Graphite, by Application, Through 2024
Table 5: Global Market for Graphite, by Region, Through 2024
Table 6: Global Market for Graphite, by Class, Through 2024
Table 7: Global Market for Chalcogenide Glass, by Application, Through 2024
Table 8: Global Market for Chalcogenide Glass, by Region, Through 2024
Table 9: Global Market for Chalcogenide Glass, by Class, Through 2024
Table 10: Global Market for Boron Polymers, by Application, Through 2024
Table 11: Global Market for Boron Polymers, by Region, Through 2024
Table 12: Global Market for Boron Polymers, by Class, Through 2024
Table 13: Global Market for Other Types of Inorganic Polymers, by Application, Through 2024
Table 14: Global Market for Other Types of Inorganic Polymers, by Region, Through 2024
Table 15: Global Market for Other Types of Inorganic Polymers, by Class, Through 2024
Table 16: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Class, Through 2024
Table 17: Global Market for Polysilanes, by Application, Through 2024
Table 18: Global Market for Polysilanes, by Region, Through 2024
Table 19: Global Market for Polysilanes, by Type, Through 2024
Table 20: Global Market for Polysiloxanes, by Application, Through 2024
Table 21: Global Market for Polysiloxanes, by Region, Through 2024
Table 22: Global Market for Polysiloxanes, by Type, Through 2024
Table 23: Global Market for Polyphosphazenes, by Application, Through 2024
Table 24: Global Market for Polyphosphazenes, by Region, Through 2024
Table 25: Global Market for Polyphosphazenes, by Type, Through 2024
Table 26: Global Market for Polygermanes and Polystannanes, by Application, Through 2024
Table 27: Global Market for Polygermanes and Polystannanes, by Region, Through 2024
Table 28: Global Market for Polygermanes and Polystannanes, by Type, Through 2024
Table 29: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Application, Through 2024
Table 30: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Medical and Healthcare, by Type, Through 2024
Table 31: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Medical and Healthcare, by Class, Through 2024
Table 32: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Electronics, by Type, Through 2024
Table 33: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Electronics, by Class, Through 2024
Table 34: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Building and Construction, by Type, Through 2024
Table 35: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Building and Construction, by Class, Through 2024
Table 36: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Personal Care and Consumer Products, by Type, Through 2024
Table 37: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Personal Care and Consumer Products, by Class, Through 2024
Table 38: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Aerospace and Defense, by Type, Through 2024
Table 39: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Aerospace and Defense, by Class, Through 2024
Table 40: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Industrial Processes, by Type, Through 2024
Table 41: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Industrial Processes, by Class, Through 2024
Table 42: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Other Applications, by Type, Through 2024
Table 43: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Other Applications, by Class, Through 2024
Table 44: North American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Country, Through 2024
Table 45: North American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Type, Through 2024
Table 46: North American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Application, Through 2024
Table 47: North American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Class, Through 2024
Table 48: European Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Country, Through 2024
Table 49: European Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Type, Through 2024
Table 50: European Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Application, Through 2024
Table 51: European Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Class, Through 2024
Table 52: Asia-Pacific Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Country, Through 2024
Table 53: Asia-Pacific Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Type, Through 2024
Table 54: Asia-Pacific Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Application, Through 2024
Table 55: Asia-Pacific Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Class, Through 2024
Table 56: Latin American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Country, Through 2024
Table 57: Latin American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Type, Through 2024
Table 58: Latin American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Application, Through 2024
Table 59: Latin American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Class, Through 2024
Table 60: Middle East and African Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Country/Region, Through 2024
Table 61: Middle East and African Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Type, Through 2024
Table 62: Middle East and African Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Application, Through 2024
Table 63: Middle East and African Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Class, Through 2024
Table 64: Arkema France S.A.: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 65: Ashland Inc.: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 66: BASF SE: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 67: CHT Group: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 68: Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 69: The Dow Chemical Co.: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 70: Elkem: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 71: Evonik Industries AG: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 72: Graftech International: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 73: HEG Ltd.: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 74: Kaneka Corp.: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 75: KCC Corp.: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 76: Momentive: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 77: Rogers Corp.: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 78: SGL Carbon SE: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 79: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 80: Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd.: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 81: UBE Industries Ltd.: Company Financials, Through 2018
Table 82: Wacker Chemie AG: Company Financials, Through 2018

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 1: Global Market for Silicones, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 2: Global Market for Silicones, by Region, 2018-2024
Figure 3: Global Market for Silicones, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 4: Global Market for Graphite, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 5: Global Market for Graphite, by Region, 2018-2024
Figure 6: Global Market for Graphite, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 7: Global Market for Chalcogenide Glass, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 8: Global Market for Chalcogenide Glass, by Region, 2018-2024
Figure 9: Global Market for Chalcogenide Glass, by Region, 2018-2024
Figure 10: Global Market for Boron Polymer, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 11: Global Market for Boron Polymers, by Region, 2018-2024
Figure 12: Global Market for Boron Polymer, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 13: Global Market for Other Types of Inorganic Polymers, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 14: Global Market for Other Types of Inorganic Polymers, by Region, 2018-2024
Figure 15: Global Market for Other Types of Inorganic Polymers, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 16: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 17: Global Market for Polysilanes, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 18: Global Market for Polysilanes, by Region, 2018-2024
Figure 19: Global Market for Polysilane, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 20: Global Market for Polysiloxanes, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 21: Global Market for Polysiloxanes, by Region, 2018-2024
Figure 22: Global Market for Polysiloxanes, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 23: Global Market for Polyphosphazenes, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 24: Global Market for Polyphosphazenes, by Region, 2018-2024
Figure 25: Global Market for Polyphosphazenes, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 26: Global Market for Polygermanes and Polystannanes, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 27: Global Market for Polygermanes and Polystannanes, by Region, 2018-2024
Figure 28: Global Market for Polygermanes and Polystannanes, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 29: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 30: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Medical and Healthcare, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 31: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Medical and Healthcare, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 32: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Electronics, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 33: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Electronics, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 34: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Building and Construction, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 35: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Building and Construction, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 36: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Personal Care and Consumer Products, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 37: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Personal Care and Consumer Products, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 38: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Aerospace and Defense, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 39: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Aerospace and Defense, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 40: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Industrial Processes, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 41: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Industrial Processes, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 42: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Other Applications, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 43: Global Market for Inorganic Polymers in Other Applications, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 44: North American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Country, 2018-2024
Figure 45: North American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 46: North American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 47: North American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 48: European Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Country, 2018-2024
Figure 49: European Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 50: European Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 51: European Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 52: Asia-Pacific Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Country, 2018-2024
Figure 53: Asia-Pacific Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 54: Asia-Pacific Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 55: Asia-Pacific Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 56: Latin American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Country, 2018-2024
Figure 57: Latin American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 58: Latin American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 59: Latin American Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Class, 2018-2024
Figure 60: Middle East and African Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Region, 2018-2024
Figure 61: Middle East and African Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Type, 2018-2024
Figure 62: Middle East and African Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 63: Middle East and African Market for Inorganic Polymers, by Class, 2018-2024
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Arkema France S.A.
  • CHT Group
  • Evonik Industries Ag
  • KCC Corp.
  • Primasil Silicones Ltd.
  • SGL Carbon Se
  • MORE
A polymer is a large chain of hundreds or thousands of atoms, all linked together in a one-dimensional array to form a macromolecule. The skeletal atoms usually bear side groups; generally there are two. These side groups can be very small - such as chlorine, fluorine or hydrogen - or it can be long chain of alkyl units or long aryl units. Polymers are different from other molecules because the long-chain character allows the chains to become entangled in solution or the solid-state or, for specific macromolecular structures, to become lined up in regular arrays in the solid-state. These molecular attributes give rise to solid-state material properties - such as strength, elasticity, fiber-forming qualities or film-forming properties - that are not found for small-molecule systems. The molecular weights of polymers are normally so high that, for all practical purposes, they are nonvolatile. These characteristics underlie the widespread use of polymers in all aspects of modern technology.

The term polymer came from two different Greek terms, poly and meros. Poly means many, and meros means part. Nature is abundant with carbon-based organic polymers, such as wool, silk, proteins, starch and cellulose. In addition, plastic and rubber are made of a wide-ranging variety of man-made organic polymers (elastomer, industrial polymers, the chemistry of plastic). But many inorganic compounds, such as oxyanions and oxyacids, are also made of polymers. Based on the type of backbone chain, polymers are divided into organic polymers and inorganic polymers. Essentially, organic polymers are made of carbon backbone structures, while inorganic polymers do not have carbon atoms as the
backbone of the skeletal structure.

The term inorganic polymer was first widely used in the 1950s, when the demand for new materials in the aircraft and aerospace industry that were resistant to low densities and high temperatures led researchers to explore the possibility of preparing inorganic substances to replace well-known organic polymers. Polymers containing organic and inorganic compounds are sometimes called hybrid polymers. Some of the best-known examples of inorganic polymers include silicone rubber (polydimethylsiloxane), polyphosphazenes, polysiloxanes and polysilanes. On the other hand, examples of synthetic organic polymers include low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, nylon, Teflon and thermoplastic polyurethane. Inorganic polymers offer some properties not found in organic materials, including electrical conductivity, nonflammability and lowtemperature flexibility. The term inorganic polymer is now not limited to materials with plastic or elastomeric products. Inorganic polymers have wide applications such as in glasses, ceramics, rubber and plastic.

Inorganic polymers are extensively used in petrochemical industries. Silicone rubber, another inorganic polymer product, is used in the building and construction industry for window and door seals. Furthermore, in electrical engineering, inorganic polymers such as silicone rubber are utilized in wire and cable jacketing, as well as in electrical safety stinger covers. Additionally, the inorganic polymer polydimethylsiloxane is widely used as a versatile ingredient in many skincare and beauty products, because it can serve as an anti-foaming agent, skin protectant and conditioner.
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  • Arkema France S.A.
  • Ashland Global Inc.
  • BASF Se
  • CHT Group
  • Compagnie De Saint-Gobain S.A.
  • CSL Silicones Inc.
  • Elkem Asa
  • Emerland Performance Materials
  • Evonik Industries Ag
  • Graftech International Ltd.
  • HEG Ltd.
  • Kaneka Corp.
  • KCC Corp.
  • Milliken & Co.
  • Momentive
  • Primasil Silicones Ltd.
  • Reiss Manufacturing Inc.
  • Rogers Corp.
  • SGL Carbon Se
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Siltech Corp.
  • Silteq Ltd.
  • The Dow Chemical Co.
  • Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd.
  • UBE Industries Ltd.
  • Wacker Chemie Ag
  • Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group Co. Ltd.
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