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Global Dimethicone Industry Report: by Application; Country Overview; Value Chain Analysis; Production Process; Trade Analysis; Cost Structure; Market Dynamics: Drivers & Constraints, Industry Events, Innovations & Trends, SWOT Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces; Industry Best Practices: Sourcing Strategy, Procurement Model, Contract Structure, Negotiation Levers, Pricing Model; Key Supplier Analysis, 2022-2027

Dimethicone Industry Report by Regional Category Spend, Price Analysis, Key Demand, and Price Indicators, and Best Buying Practices


The global Dimethicone market reached a value of about 253.38 Kilo MT in 2021. The industry is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 3.0% in the forecast period of 2022-2027 to reach a value of about 304.06-kilo metric tonnes by 2027.

The global Dimethicone industry report gives a comprehensive analysis of the industry, including key segments, trends, drivers, restraints, the competitive landscape, and other essential market aspects. The industry is driven by the rapidly developing skincare and hair care sectors. The market is likely to benefit from increased demand from the cosmetics, personal care products, and food and beverage production industries. In the industry report, the key demand indicator is the highest category spender by region—Asia Pacific.

Industry Definition and Segmentation

Dimethicone or Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), sometimes known as dimethylpolysiloxane, is a polymeric organosilicon chemical that belongs to the silicone family. Because of its flexibility and characteristics, PDMS is the most often used silicon-based organic polymer. Many personal care products include the ingredient, a silicone-based chemical. It prevents the separation of all the constituents in a product and provides these items with a velvety, smooth feel. The Dimethicone industry report comprises segments by application (Haircare, Skincare, Others) and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and South America).

Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe Regions are Driving the Growth of the Dimethicone Industry

The significant development rates of its skincare and hair care industry have made the Asia Pacific the most important regional market for dimethicones. The Asia Pacific has been an important area for personal care and cosmetics product makers. It has been highlighted as a primary user of dimethicone and has served as a production hub for personal care and cosmetics goods. The dimethicone market in the Asia Pacific is likely to be driven by rising disposable income and the desire to keep up with the newest fashion trends such as perming, hair colouring, and BB/CC creams. The market in the region is being propelled even further by an increase in experimentation with novel and personalised personal care products. After the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America are the product's other significant demand markets. The steady expansion of the personal care business in Latin America is also likely to stimulate demand for dimethicones in the future years.

The market for dimethicone is primarily being propelled by its extensive application in a wide range of hair and skincare products. Dimethicone is used in hair products such as shampoos and conditioners because of its superior emulsification and anti-foaming qualities, furthering the market expansion. There has been a surge in product releases in the shampoo and conditioner category, indicating an increase in hair care product consumption, which is projected to boost the market even further. The product's second-largest application field is skincare. The great hydrating and skin-healing capabilities of skincare products such as moisturisers, cream-based cosmetics, and lotions drive the market for skincare goods. Antiperspirants, deodorants, and medicinal medicines for treating gastrointestinal and skin disorders are among their other uses. Factors such as the rise in disposable money and the desire to keep up with the newest fashion trends such as perming, hair colouring, and the usage of BB/CC creams are likely to propel the industry forward. More recent trends in the market like introducing new and innovative products with novel and customised personal care ranges. The desire for renowned items, i.e., high-value and branded products, propels the dimethicone market forward in Europe and North America. As people become more mindful of personal hygiene and health, and as their level of living rises, market participants are more likely to develop high-quality, environmentally friendly items.

Although there are doubts about the use of Dimethicone in skincare products as it is not a natural ingredient, there is no data to prove this. Nevertheless, just like any other skincare products, cosmetics, and creams prepared with Dimethicone may cause allergic reactions.

Best Procurement Practices

The global Dimethicone industry report by Procurement Resource gives an in-depth analysis of the best buying practices followed by major global Dimethicone regions, such as engagement models, contract terms, and buyer and supplier negotiation levers, among others.

Category Management Studies

End-blocked with trimethylsiloxy units, dimethicone is a fluid combination of completely methylated linear siloxane polymers." 6 Silicones' thermal and oxidative stability is due to the strong siloxane bonds that link silica and oxygen in these molecules. 7 Silicone, utilised in topical skin care products, is odourless, colourless, and non-toxic. It is also immiscible and insoluble in water, making it excellent for water-resistant formulations.

The Product's Application in a Wide Range of Industries, Further Augmenting the Procurement of Dimethicone

Various applications in different industries are driving the market. It is used to make adhesives, coatings, and sealants in the construction sector. In addition, it is utilised in the manufacture of light-emitting diodes, field-effect transistors, and various wearable electronic devices. Another important end-use industry where dimethicone is employed in large amounts is pharmaceuticals. The worldwide pharmaceutical business has been rising because of the increased demand for hand sanitisers and vitamin capsules for everyday usage. Rheology modification, bio-adhesion, controlled release of solid dosage forms, and emulsification are just a few of the applications for dimethicone. It is also utilised in rubber goods, such as sanitary gaskets, suited for repeated use in biological research since it is optically clear, non-toxic, and non-flammable, boosting the market growth. Over the following years, increased investment by leading players in new product development will grow the global dimethicone market even higher. Various other factors are predicted to drive the market, including a rise in consumer desire for eco-friendly goods and an increase in low viscosity dimethicones.

The regional markets for the industry can be divided into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Key Industry Players Mentioned in the Dimethicone Industry Report

  • Dow
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Momentive Inc.
  • Elkem Silicones
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.

Market Landscape

Market players in the Dimethicone Market are changing their operational models to the new normal by focusing on digitising processes and embracing upcoming robotic automation and artificial intelligence technologies. During the forecast period, leading firms in the Dimethicone Market market will continue to use mergers and acquisitions to acquire new technologies, improve portfolios, and leverage capabilities. Despite the current challenging conditions, investing in R&D and technology to develop product lines will be the primary growth driver for the Dimethicone Market in the short to medium term.

Key Initiatives by Companies

  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (OTCMKTS: SHECY) has announced plans to expand its silicones production capacity at its Shin-Etsu Silicones of America (SESA) factory in Akron, Ohio.

1.    Executive Summary
2.    Global Dimethicone Market Snapshot

    2.1.    Dimethicone Market Outlook
    2.2.    Dimethicone Industry Analysis by Application
        2.2.1.    Haircare
        2.2.2.    Skincare
        2.2.3.    Others
    2.3.    Regional Overview
        2.3.1.    North America
        2.3.2.    Europe
        2.3.3.    Asia Pacific
        2.3.4.    Latin America
        2.3.5.    MEA
3.    Impact of Recent Events 
4.    Dimethicone Value Chain Analysis 
5.    Dimethicone Production Process
6.    Trade Analysis 
7.    Major Risk Factors in Sourcing
8.    Dimethicone Cost Structure
9.    Dimethicone Price Analysis 
10.    Key Demand Indicator Analysis
11.    Key Price Indicator Analysis
12.    Dimethicone Market Dynamics

    12.1.    Drivers & Constraints
    12.2.    Industry Events 
    12.3.    Innovations & Trends
    12.4.    SWOT Analysis
    12.5.    Porter’s Five Forces
        12.5.1.    Buyer Power
        12.5.2.    Supplier Power
        12.5.3.    Threat of New entrants
        12.5.4.    Threat of Substitutes
        12.5.5.    Industry Rivalry
13.    Feedstock Market Analysis 
    13.1.    Market Overview
    13.2.    Price Analysis 
14.    Industry Best Practices
    14.1.    Sourcing Strategy
    14.2.    Procurement Model
    14.3.    Contract Structure
    14.4.    Negotiation Levers
    14.5.    Pricing Model
    14.6.    Key Factors Influencing the Quotation 
15.    Key Supplier Analysis
    15.1.    Dow
    15.2.    Wacker Chemie AG
    15.3.    Momentive Inc.
    15.4.    Elkem Silicones
    15.5.    Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global Dimethicone market size was valued at 253.38 Kilo MT in 2021.

As per the application type provided, the haircare segment is anticipated to lead the market between the period 2022 – 2027.

The significant demand for personal care products is one of the essential drivers of the Dimethicone market growth.

The Dow Chemical Company, Momentive Performance, Inc., Wacker Chemie AG, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., and China National Bluestar Co, Ltd. are some of the leading companies in the market.

The Asia Pacific region of the Dimethicone industry holds a significant share in the market.

Analyst Review

The global Dimethicone market attained a value of 253.38 Kilo MT in 2021, driven by the increasing demand for personal care products such as shampoos and lotions. Factor such as a rise in disposable incomes newer and innovative product launches paired with increasing consumer awareness regarding health and hygiene is furthering the market growth—the rising trend for customisations in the products and demand for premium products in augmenting the market expansion. Aided by the extensive application of the product in a wide range of industries like construction, pharmaceutical, etc., the market is expected to witness further growth in the forecast period of 2022-2027, growing at a CAGR of 3.0%. The market is projected to reach 304.06-kilo metric tons by 2027.

Procurement Resources’ detailed research approach explores deep into the industry, encompassing the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Its team of experts uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and their expertise thus, delivering its customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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