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Liquid silicone rubber industry forecast to reach $10 billion by 2033

Pune, India – The liquid silicone rubber industry is expected to hold a valuation of US$ 6.9 billion in 2023. The market is expected to witness a 3.9% from 2023 to 2033. By 2033, the value is expected to cross US$ 10.1 billion according to Future Market Insights.

The liquid silicone rubbers are equipped with the ability to perform under a wide range of temperatures, ranging from -50 0C to 165 0C. Owing to this, these are majorly used in the aviation industry. Furthermore, these also display excellent resistance to chemicals. Thus, they find application in procedures in the medical sector, including ENT, heart surgery, etc.

Liquid silicone rubber is witnessing massive demand in the automobile and automotive sectors as well. The ability to provide a superior compression set and to act as a gloss enhancer is expected to surge their application. The silicone rubbers also work as a dampening medium for the instruments in vehicles. The significant surge in demand for electric vehicles represents massive scope for the market. These are being used in power transmission equipment owing to their heat stability.

The surging electronics sector presents lucrative opportunities for the market. Silicone is believed to be the heart of the electronics industry as it assists in encapsulating a bulky circuit into a miniaturized system. The liquid silicone rubbers protect the electronic circuits from shock, heat, and various forms of contaminants. These are also employed in critical electronic components like transistors, capacitors, and tubes in electronic devices.

The injection molding market also makes use of liquid silicone rubbers. This can be attributed to the fact that these silicone rubbers offer high shelf life and provide electrical resistance as well.

The key players operating in the liquid silicone rubber market are expected to form strategic partnerships with players from other niches, especially those from the electronics and automobile sector. There is also a lot of emphasis being laid on the process of mergers and acquisitions. The players who are entering into new markets are focusing on inorganic growth, as the local players would be well-versed with demographic tastes. Furthermore, huge amounts are being invested in technological upgradation with a view to reducing waste accumulation.

In November 2022, Dow selected AB Specialty Silicones as the authorized distributor for the elastomeric roof coating market in the United States and Canada.