Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Low-molecular Weight, High-molecular Weight, Ultra-high Molecular Weight), By Form (Resins, Elastomers, Fluids, Other Forms), By End-User Industry (Building And Construction, Household And Personal Care, Transportation, Electrical And Electronics, Healthcare), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jul 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616997
  • Pages : 149

The polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.85% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) market is one of the upcoming segments of the chemicals and materials industry. PDMS is a multifunctional material based on silicone polymer and has found its use in many fields of industry. PDMS has been known for its properties like flexibility, high-temperature stability, hydrophobicity, and biocompatibility. These properties suggest that it will be suitable for various uses, in areas such as personal hygiene products, in the medical field for use in devices, construction materials, electrical appliances as well as for industrial uses. The market analysis for PDMS reveals that the market in the global context is expected to show good growth in the future years due to the rising demand from the end-user industries.

The primary drivers that have led to increased demand for PDMS include increasing demand for high-performance lubricants, functional fluids, and specialty silicone elastomers in the manufacturing industries, automobile, and aerospace industries. Also, the increasing healthcare and personal care markets are driving the need for medical-grade silicon material and products made of silicone for personal care. Additionally, the diversification of opportunities within the evolving technologies like 3D printing and superior composite materials that innate element of PDMS is the creation of new market prospects. PDMS-based materials are currently being used for their malleability, formability, and biocompatibility; all these are essential in these unique uses. Therefore, it can be concluded that PDMS has a promising future in all industries it is used due to its malleability. Increasing demand for high-performance, eco-friendly, and specialty materials will be helpful in the future growth of the global PDMS market.

  • The market driving force of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) over the recent past has been at a high rise. One of which is the rising demand in the personal care and cosmetics industry which is used for poly dimethyl siloxane. PDMS is applied in a broad range of personal care products, massager, skin care, hair care and cosmetic products because of its characteristic such as spreadability, lubricity and water resistant. Therefore, as the consumers’ awareness and their expectations of good quality and effective personal care products rise around the world especially across APAC region and LAMEA region, the PDMS market stands to benefit from this drastically. Most manufacturers are placing emphasis on research and development thus come up with enhanced PDMS-based formulations that will suit the changing customers’ preferences thereby promoting market expansion.
  • The increasing focus on the delivery of healthcare and medical facilities is also considered as a strong driver of the PDMS market growth. PDMS is a versatile material that has numerous uses in the medical field: as an implant material, a prosthetic material, and in delivery of drugs due to the material’s biocompatibility and mechanical strength. Due to this, the enhancement of medical devices and implants is experienced so that they can accommodate the high demands of the aging population round the world and rising cost of health. Growth in the market is attributed by use of PDMS-based products which are widely employed in wound care, in surgeries and also in implantable applications. Growing reformative and quality standardization requirement in healthcare infrastructure have also played a key role in the development of PDMS market, as the stringently required products are developed by manufacturers.
  • PDMS finds its application in electronics and electrical industries, which is another factor responsible for the increasing market. Electronics goods and circuit boards are mainly associated with PDMS due to high dielectric strength, heat and chemical resistance. Thus, as the electronics industry grows and continues to develop such-required high-performance micro and nanoscale devices, the demand for highly advanced materials, such as PDMS, is going to increase. Another application of PDMS is in the manufacture of helmets especially for solar panels, an ever expanding market zone as the world more and more turns to green energy sources. The electronics industry and especially in the developing country is anticipated to grow in the next few years; thus, enhancing the growth of PDMS market.’


  • The low-molecular weight (LMW) segment by type is likely to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period.

Out of all the types of PDMS on the market, the growth rate of the LMW PDMS segment is expected to be the fastest throughout the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the higher demand for LMW PDMS in the various users’ industries especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

LMW PDMS which goes by other names like silicone fluids, are common as lubricants, damping, heat transfer, and dielectric fluids in industries. The new industrial processes, construction, and transport divisions in the nations including India, the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and South Korea among others are the main customers of the LMW PDMS. In the application & construction industry, LMW PDMS finds use in sealants, adhesives, and coatings thereby enhancing performance and longevity of the same. The level of urbanization in the Asia-Pacific region and construction infrastructure development is quite high, thus increasing the demand for LMW PDMS in the construction industry.

Similarly, the rising application of LMW PDMS in automobiles as a lubricant as well as damping media is the chief factor accentuating the segment’s growth. The increasing number of vehicles being manufactured and sold in the Asia-Pacific regions, especially in China and India fuels this industry for LMW PDMS.

Moreover, expansion in the personal care and consumer products segment from the LMW PDMS segment in the region is also projected to drive this market. LMW PDMS is implemented in diverse personal care products, skin care, hair care, and makeup goods because of its spreadability, lubricity, and water resistance features. In summary, the low molecular weight PDMS segment has shown potential growth in the future years presuming the growth of different end-use industries mainly in the Asia-Pacific region. The fact that LMW PDMS is a rather universal fluid and is used in numerous industries is expected to stimulate segment growth in the future years.

Asia Pacific region to dominate the polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) market during the forecast period.

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region will continue to emerge as the largest consumer of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) throughout the forecast period for the following reasons.

  • Rapid Industrialization and Urbanization: The APAC region, specifically China and India, is still seeing stiff industrialization but has realized high levels of urbanization. This is influencing the need for PDMS in other end-use sectors including construction, automotive, and electronics among others. PDMS found their application in the construction industry; SCC sealants, adhesives, and coatings, and in the automotive industry; SCC lubricants and damping fluids. Primeset increase in industrial activities and structure construction throughout the area is boosting the industry for PDMS.
  • Expanding Personal Care and Consumer Products Industry: The APAC region is also experiencing a new level of growth in the personal care and consumer products industry as adoption increases due to increasing disposable income levels and shifts in the consumer market. It is valuable for formulating many skin care, hair care, and cosmetics products because of characteristics like spreadability, lubrication, and water resistance. Hence, it might be possible to link the rising demand for the products in the region with the expansion of the PDMS market.
  • Booming Electronics and Electrical Sector: The electronics and electrical industry is one of the rapidly growing industries, especially in the APAC region and countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea. It is applied in electronic parts, circuit boards, and electrical insulation materials as a result of features such as dielectric constant, thermal stability, and chemical resistance. The demand for tiny high-performing electronic gadgets is increasing and so is the need for materials such as PDMS in the region.
  • Supportive Government Policies and Investments: End-use industries of PDMS such as automotive, aerospace, construction, semiconductor, chemical, healthcare, electrical & electronics, pharmaceutical, and renewable energy have been endorsed by governing bodies of the APAC countries for industrialization hence fast-tracking the growth of PDMS market. For instance, the Chinese government has its policy called ‘Made in China 2025’ targeting improving its manufacturing industry, and on the other side Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ policy aimed at boosting the manufacturing industry is the key reason that drives the demand for PDMS.

Altogether, the quickly growing industrialization levels, urbanization significance, increasing penetration into the personal care and consumer products sector, as well as the rapidly developing electronics and electrical industry together with favorable government policies will ensure the APAC’s position on the PDMS market during the forecast period.’

The polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) market is segmented and analyzed as follows:

  • By Type
    • Low-molecular Weight
    • High-molecular Weight
    • Ultra-high Molecular Weight
  • By Form
    • Resins
    • Elastomers
    • Fluids
    • Other Forms
  • By End-User Industry
    • Building and Construction
    • Household and Personal Care
    • Transportation
    • Electrical and Electronics
    • Healthcare
    • Other End-users
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Rest of Europe
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Saudi Arabia
      • United Arab Emirates
      • Rest of Middle East and Africa
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Rest of Asia-Pacific


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base and Forecast Years Timeline

1.8. Key benefits for the stakeholders


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Key Findings

3.2. Analyst View


4.1. Market Drivers

4.1.1.  Increasing Demand for the Household and Personal Care Applications 

4.1.2.  Rising Demand for PDMS Elastomers 

4.2. Market Restraints

4.2.1. Threats from Substitutes

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. The Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Low-molecular Weight

5.3.  High-molecular Weight

5.4.  Ultra-high Molecular Weight


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Resins 

6.3.  Elastomers

6.4.  Fluids 

6.5. Other Forms


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Building and Construction 

7.3.  Household and Personal Care

7.4.  Transportation 

7.5.  Electrical and Electronics 

7.6. Healthcare 

7.7. Other End-users 


8.1. Global Overview

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Rest of South America

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Italy

8.4.5. Spain

8.4.6. Rest of Europe

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. United Arab Emirates

8.5.3. Rest of Middle East and Africa

8.6. Asia-Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. India

8.6.3. Japan

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Taiwan

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Indonesia

8.6.8. Rest of Asia-Pacific


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Competitive Dashboard



10.2.  BRB International 

10.3. Clearco Products Co., Inc.

10.4.  Dow 

10.5.  DuPont 

10.6. Elkem ASA 

10.7. Evonik Industries AG 

10.8. KCC Basildon 

10.9. Momentive 

10.10.  Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. 

10.11. Thermo Fisher Scientific (Alfa Aesar)

10.12.  Wacker Chemie AG 

10.13.  Wynca Group 


BRB International 

Clearco Products Co., Inc.



Elkem ASA 

Evonik Industries AG 

KCC Basildon 


Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. 

Thermo Fisher Scientific (Alfa Aesar)

Wacker Chemie AG 

Wynca Group

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