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Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 120 Pages
  • January 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5332880

The Global Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Market is projected to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. PDMS is used in the production of adhesives, coatings, and sealants in the construction industry. Furthermore, PDMS is also used in the fabrication of light-emitting diodes, field-effect transistors, and is also used in different wearable electronic devices. Considering the pandemic scenario, the electrical and electronics manufacturing, and construction activities were temporarily stopped during the government-imposed lockdown to curb the spread of new COVID-19 cases, thereby decreased the demand for PDMS from the construction and electronics industry. However, the demand for microfluidic chips based on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) has been increased during the current situation. Microfluidics is used to improve existing diagnostic tools, to render them more accurate, efficient, and less costly. Owing to this factor, the demand for the market studied has increased.

Key Highlights

  • Over the short term, the increasing demand for PDMS from the household and personal care segment and rising demand for PDMS elastomers are expected to drive the market's growth.
  • On the flip side, unfavorable conditions arising due to the COVID-19 outbreak are expected to hinder the market's growth.
  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the largest market due to the large-scale consumption of polydimethylsiloxane products across various sectors in the region.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Applications from Healthcare Segment

  • Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is also known as dimethylpolysiloxane or dimethicone. PDMS is the most commonly used silicon-based organic polymers. In the healthcare sector, PDMS is commonly used for various biomedical and medical applications, such as components for microfluidics, implants, catheters, punctual plugs, valves, orthopedics, and micro gaskets, among others. In addition to this, it provides a barrier to liquids, such as water, blood, and urine, while providing a permeable path for gaseous elements and compounds, such as nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide.
  • Furthermore, as PDMS is optically clear, non-toxic, non-flammable, and meets the requirements of FDA CFR 177.2600, it is used in rubber articles, such as sanitary gaskets, that are usually designed for repeated use in biological research. Polydimethylsiloxane also complies with rigorous USP Class VI testing requirements for implantation and acute systemic toxicity.
  • Moreover, countries, such as China, India, Germany, and United States, among others, hold major leading positions in the healthcare market. With the demographic changes and digitalization, various countries are investing in the mobile healthcare facility, which is providing a platform for the further expansion of the healthcare sector in various countries.
  • For instance, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the United States, the health care spending in the United States was increased by 4.6% in 2019 compared to the previous year, reaching USD 3.8 trillion or USD 11,582 per person. Furthermore, as a share of the nation's Gross Domestic Product, health spending accounted for 17.7% in 2019.
  • Additionally, the health care expenditure in Germany was increased by 4.9% in 2019 compared to the previous year, reaching about USD 492 billion, or USD 5,924 per inhabitant. With the demographic changes and digitalization, the country has been investing in the mobile healthcare facility, which is providing a platform for the further expansion of the German healthcare sector. Germany has a long history of producing high-quality medical equipment, with an emphasis on precision dental instruments, diagnostic imaging, and optical technologies.
  • Over a couple of years, the worldwide pharmaceutical market has encountered huge development. In 2019, the total worldwide pharmaceutical market size is estimated at USD 1.25 trillion.
  • Therefore, the aforementioned factors are expected to show a significant impact on the polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) market in the coming years.

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region holds a prominent share in the polydimethylsiloxane market, globally and is expected to dominate the market in the coming years.
  • According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the healthcare care market in India is expected to reach USD 372 billion by 2022 from the estimated value of about USD 193.83 billion in 2020, owing to the rising income, growing health awareness, and others.
  • According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the Chinese pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry was valued at about USD 399.65 billion in 2019. Furthermore, the pharmaceutical and medicine export value was amounted to about USD 32.36 billion in 2019, with a decline rate of about 4% compared to the previous year.
  • Furthermore, according to the Health Ministry of Japan, the Medical expenses in Japan were increased by 2.4% in 2019, reaching about USD 400 billion, thereby enhanced the demand for the market studied.
  • Additionally, PDMS also finds its application in the fabrication of light-emitting diodes (LED) and field-effect transistors. Also, integrated LED devices are coated with polydimethylsiloxane film. PDMS is also used in stretchable polymer substrate for wearable electronic devices. For instance, the global production by Japanese electronics and IT companies was valued at about USD 327 billion in 2020 and is estimated to reach about USD 340 billion by 2021, with a growth rate of about 4%, thereby is expected to enhance the demand for the market studied.
  • Therefore, the aforementioned factors are expected to show a significant impact on the polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) market in the coming years.

Competitive Landscape

The polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) market is fragmented in nature. Some of the key players in the market include Wacker Chemie AG, Dow, Elkem ASA, Evonik Industries AG, and DuPont, among others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand for the Household and Personal Care Applications
4.1.2 Rising Demand for PDMS Elastomers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 Type
5.1.1 Low-molecular Weight
5.1.2 High-molecular Weight
5.1.3 Ultra-high Molecular Weight
5.2 Form
5.2.1 Resins
5.2.2 Elastomers
5.2.3 Fluids
5.2.4 Other Forms
5.3 End-User
5.3.1 Building and Construction
5.3.2 Household and Personal Care
5.3.3 Transportation
5.3.4 Electrical and Electronics
5.3.5 Healthcare
5.3.6 Other End-users
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.2 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom Italy France Rest of Europe
5.4.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.2 BRB International
6.4.3 Clearco Products Co., Inc.
6.4.4 Dow
6.4.5 DuPont
6.4.6 Elkem ASA
6.4.7 Evonik Industries AG
6.4.8 KCC Basildon
6.4.9 Momentive
6.4.10 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
6.4.11 Thermo Fisher Scientific (Alfa Aesar)
6.4.12 Wacker Chemie AG
6.4.13 Wynca Group

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • BRB International
  • Clearco Products Co., Inc.
  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • Elkem ASA
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • KCC Basildon
  • Momentive
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific (Alfa Aesar)
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Wynca Group