Global Silicone Additives Market, By Function (Defoamers, Rheology Modifiers, Surfactants, Wetting &

Published Date: May 2019 | Report Code : CH1932109


Global Silicone Additives Market, By Function (Defoamers, Rheology Modifiers, Surfactants, Wetting & Dispersing Agents, Lubricating Agents, and Others), By Application (Agriculture, Paper & Pulp, Paint & Coatings, Personal & Home-Care, Plastics & Composites, Food & Beverages, Chemical Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, 3D Printing, and Others), and By Region (North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of the World) – Market Size & Forecasting (2016-2028)

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Domain : Chemicals

Report Code : CH1932109

Status : Published May 2019

The Global Silicone Additives Market is projected to reach USD 2.68 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period. Silicone additives are substances, which are added to paints, coatings, and plastics, among others to improve their properties, such as defoaming, wetting, dispersing, etc. Silicone additives are used in paints, coatings, and ink to provide special properties such as mar resistance, improved slip, foam control, and leveling.

Silicone Additives MarketBased on function, the silicone additives market has been segmented into defoamers, rheology modifiers, surfactants, wetting & dispersing agents, lubricating agents, and others. In the manufacturing of polyolefins such as polyethylene and polypropylene, silicone additives help in the processability of resin while maintaining their mechanical properties. Moreover, they prevent the accumulation of dust, which gathers on the surface due to the accumulation of organic waxes. Silicone additives impart various benefits such as water inhibition, UV resistance, and flame retardancy to resins. The defoamers function segment is expected to lead the market due to their important application in many related industries to prevent the formation of foam, which causes defects in products. Rheological modifiers are used in paints and coatings to reduce the sag. Sag is defined as the tendency of a substance to flow vertically due to gravity. This feature of silicone rheological modifiers is one of the main reasons for the growth of the rheology modifiers segment. Moreover, vendors in the market are increasingly using silicone rheological modifiers in their products. However, a key restraint in using silicone additives in paints and coatings is the usage of expensive platinum catalysts in their production.

Silicone Additives Market

Additives are increasingly being used in plastics and composites to either improve their properties or make them cheaper or both. Silicone is mainly used as a filler in plastics and composites to reduce the material cost, as it is cheaper than the plastic materials and does not change the properties of the end product. Hence, with the increasing use of composites in various end-use industries such as automotive, construction & building, etc., the demand for silicone additives in the plastic & composites application is expected to increase.

Furthermore, the rising demand for cosmetics is expected to drive this market due to various uses of silicone additives such as wetting, conditioning, and emulsifying agents in cosmetics. These additives offer durability, superior texture, appearance, moisture resistance, and color to personal care products. 3D printing technology has been gaining popularity. Silicone additives are widely used in additive manufacturing using 3D printing as a filler material. Thus, the 3D printing application segment is expected to increase the demand for silicone additives during the forecast period.

The silicone additives in the Asia Pacific region are expected to witness the highest growth due to the easy availability of raw materials used for manufacturing silicon additives and the growth of related sectors as a result of the increase in disposable income of consumers. The paints & coatings market in the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at a CAGR of over7.5%, which is expected to fuel the demand for silicon additives in the region.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Offers several advantages to the final product
  • High demand for use in cosmetics and paints & coatings applications
  • Rapid urbanization and increasing disposable income of consumers in the Asia Pacific region
  • Use of silicone additives in 3D printing

Key Developments:

  • In September 2017, Evonik Industries inaugurated a new plant dedicated to specialty silicone in Shanghai to meet the growing demand in the Asia Pacific region.
  • In July 2017, DowCorning launched an anti-slip silicone with superior mar and abrasion resistance for use in waterborne wood coatings.
  • In November 2017, DowDuPont introduced a new silicon additive for use in architectural facade coatings.
  • On November 2017, Wacker Chemie AG introduced their non-postcuring liquid silicone rubber. 

What This Study Provides:

  • Global market and submarket forecast covering the period of 2016 to 2028, with accompanying analysis
  • Regional market and submarket forecast covering the period of 2016 to 2028, with accompanying analysis
  • National market and submarket forecast covering the period of 2016 to 2028, with accompanying analysis
  • Extensive details and analysis of contracts, projects, and program
  • Market dynamics scenario, along with growth opportunities of the market in the years to come
  • Analysis of game-changing technological trends and how these will shape the industry
  • Explanation or political, regulatory and technical factors to consider
  • Barriers to entry analysis for markets around the world
  • Profiles of leading companies operating within the sector with market share analysis
  • SWOT analysis of the market, together with the opportunities available and the key threats faced
  • Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • Market conclusions & recommendations

Market Segmentation:

By Function:

  • Defoamers
  • Rheology Modifiers
  • Surfactants
  • Wetting & Dispersing Agents
  • Lubricating Agents
  • Others

By Application:

  • Agriculture
  • Paper & Pulp
  • Painting & Coatings
  • Personal & Home-care
  • Plastics & Composites
  • Food & Beverages
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • 3D Printing
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Function
    • By Application
  • Western Europe:
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Function
    • By Application
  • Eastern Europe:
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Function
    • By Application
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Function
    • By Application
  • Middle East:
    • By Country (UAE, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Function
    • By Application
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (Latin America, Brazil, Rest of the World)
    • By Function
    • By Application

Companies Covered: Shin-Etsu, Evonik Industries, Dow DuPont, Wacker Chemie AG, Elkem, BYK Additives, Momentive Performance Materials, KCC Corporation, and BRB International… 

Years Considered In The Study

Historic Year

2016, 2017

Base Year


Forecast Period


CAGR %(2019-2028)



Key Questions Answered By This Report:

  • How is the silicone additives market evolving?
  • What is driving and restraining silicone additives dynamics?
  • How will each silicone additives submarket segment grow over the forecast period and how much Sales will these submarkets account for in 2028?
  • How will market shares of each silicone additives submarket develop from 2019-2028?
  • Which silicone additives submarket will be the main driver of the overall market from 2019-2028?
  • How will political and regulatory factors influence regional silicone additives markets and submarkets?
  • Will leading national silicone additives broadly follow macroeconomic dynamics, or will individual country sectors outperform the rest of the economy?
  • How will market shares of the national markets change by 2028 and which nation will lead the market in 2028?
  • Who are the leading players and what are their prospects over the forecast period?
  • How will the sector evolve as alliances form during the period between 2019 and 2028?

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