The global vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane market was valued at US$ 921.4 Mn in 2016 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.7% over the forecast period. The intermediate viscosity fluids segment in the global vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane market is estimated to account for major revenue share of 37.9% in 2017. This can be attributed to increasing adoption of intermediate vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane fluids in textile industries as durable fabric softeners.
Vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane is a colorless clear liquid, with average molecular weight of around 25,000. Vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane is water, heat, dirt, and dust resistant.
Major factors driving growth of the global vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane market are its easy availability, easy storage and transportation owing to less volatility and non-toxicity as compared to various other chemical compounds.
Vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane provides weatherproofing and insulation to cable connectors and high voltage equipment, which is increasing its usage in the electronic industry.However, high cost of low viscosity products may hamper growth of the global vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxanes market.
Companies profiled in the report are Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., The Dow Chemical Company, GELEST, INC., BlueStar New Chemical Materials Co. Ltd., Hangzhou Zhixin Chemical Co., Ltd., PCC SE, Milliken & Company, Siltech Corporation, Wuhan Kemi-Works Chemical Co., Ltd., Finetech Industry Limited, AB Specialty Silicone Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Sucon Silicone Co., Ltd.,