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Silicone (DMC) Price Trend for the First Half of 2023
A fall in the prices of dimethylcyclosiloxane was seen in the first and second quarters of 2023. The first quarter was affected by low demand and high production activities in the region. This increased level of production caused the problem of oversupply in the region while the market dynamics of the downstream industries remained uncertain. The disruptions in trade activities and cautious consumption from consumers further proved to be a challenge for the prices of dimethylcyclosiloxane in the second quarter. As a result, the price trend of dimethylcyclosiloxane in the Asia-Pacific region fell throughout the first and second quarters of 2023.
In Europe, high uncertainties in the market affected the price trend of dimethylcyclosiloxane negatively. These uncertain conditions in the region were a direct result of shadows of recession looming over the European region. In the first two quarters of 2023, the demand for dimethylcyclosiloxane remained low, and the fall in the cost of energy also hampered the growth trajectory of dimethylcyclosiloxane prices. The downstream industries also struggled to maintain their momentum, which further added pressure on the market activities of dimethylcyclosiloxane.
The frequently shifting market conditions in the North American region and falling economic conditions in Europe led to the fall in the price trend of Silicone (DMC). In addition to this, in the second quarter, the prices also suffered from the low demand and high levels of inventories that also affected the rates of production and overall market conditions of dimethylcyclosiloxane. In all, the declining demand, low interest of buyers, and cuts in price quotations by traders led to the southward movement of the price trend of dimethylcyclosiloxane.
According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Dimethylcyclosiloxane is estimated to depict a declining trajectory given the sliding market activities and fall in downstream demand.
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Silicone (DMC) or Dimethylcyclosiloxane appears to be a colourless and transparent liquid without visible impurities and an oily consistency. It is the key feedstock used to produce silicone rubber and silicone oil and to handle silicone rubber packing and cosmetics.
|Product Name||Silicone (DMC)|
|Industrial Uses||Used to make silicone oil, silicone rubber and other polysiloxane products for handling silicone rubber packing and cosmetics|
|Chemical Formula||[(CH3 ) 2 SiO]n,n=3~7|
|Synonyms||MIXED CYCLICS, D3,D4,D5,D6 BLEND, Dimethylcyclosiloxane|
|Molecular Weight||222.5 - 445 g/mol|
|Supplier Database||Dow Corning, Wacker, Elkem Silicones, Shin Etsu, KCC, Dongyue Group, Xinan, Sucon, Hoshine, Jinling, Sanyou, Xingfa, Sanjia, Guifeng, Humbot.|
|Region/Countries Covered||Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand
Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece
North America: United States and Canada
Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
|Currency||US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)|
|Supplier Database Availability||Yes|
|Customization Scope||The report can be customized as per the requirements of the customer|
|Post-Sale Analyst Support||360-degree analyst support after report delivery|
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Silicone DMC can be produced by silicone powder. The silicone powder is first pretreated and added to a reactor with a solvent. The mixture is heated followed by the addition of methyl bromide and dimethyl ether giving silicone DMC as the final product.
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