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Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Silicones in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).
The price trends for silicones registered an upward trend throughout the Asian market during the said period. The price of silicone depends on the buoyant downstream demand from the pharmaceutical, electrical, and packaging industries. During the first quarter, the price of feedstock dimethylcyclosiloxane (DMC) kept strong averaging 37000-39500 RMB/MT.
However, the prices of DMC started declining during the second quarter owing to the logistic and transportation issues. The reduced market sentiments and inflated operating costs further impacted the prices. Despite the reduced quotations for feedstock DMC, the price trends for silicone remained strong throughout the Chinese market owing to robust demand.
The continuing Russia-Ukraine war has triggered an acute energy crisis in the European region causing high-cost inflation. The high operating costs, reduced market inventories and supply-side constraints have impacted the prices of DMC. The robust demand from the electric vehicles sector has kept the prices of silicone intact across the European region. The prices of silicone recorded an average rise of 5-7% during the said period.
The US domestic market mirrored the global price trends for silicone. The price of silicone kept increasing owing to the increased input costs. The high-power costs, labour shortages, expensive logistics and booming downstream demand from the pharmaceutical and electric industry kept the silicone prices anchored throughout the domestic market. The silicon prices rose by 5-6% averaging 4500 USD/MT.
A silicone or polysiloxane is essentially any of the several polymers that incorporate any synthetic product comprising repeating units of silicon and oxygen atoms linked together with carbon, hydrogen, or occasionally additional elements. Silicone is frequently liquid, rubber-like, and heat-resistant. It is frequently used in thermal and electrical insulations, sealants, adhesives, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, and culinary utensils. Typical forms include silicone caulk, silicone rubber, silicone resin, silicone oil, silicone grease, and silicone rubber.
|Industrial Uses||Transportation industry, Healthcare industry, Production of automobile components, Production of adhesives|
|Supplier Database||The Dow Chemical Company, Evonik Industries AG, Elkem ASA, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co, Ltd., Momentive, KCC Corporation, Wacker Chemie AG|
|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|
The first step in the synthesis of silicone is to purify silicon from silica. In this process, a significant amount of quartz sand is heated to temperatures as high as 1800 C. Pure, isolated silicon is the end product, and it is then allowed to cool before being milled into a fine powder.
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