The global liquid silicone rubber market is expected to reach USD 3.29 billion by 2025. Increasing applications in end-use segment, particularly in medical and electronics industry has propelled the demand for the overall market. In addition, rising geriatric population and new material developments continue to fuel the demand of overall market.
Unique properties of liquid silicone rubber such as chemical inertness, heat resistance, flexibility, low viscosity has made it an ideal material to be incorporated into medical implants and devices. Moreover, the market is undergoing through extensive research and development process to innovate the material technology, which creates huge growth opportunities in upcoming years for the market.
Industrial grade was the largest segment in grade category in 2015 and held 53.5% of the overall market revenue. Automotive sector includes major applications of liquid silicone rubber in manufacturing of LED headlights, wiper blades and several other electronic components.
Medical application was the fastest growing segment over the forecast period with an estimated CAGR of around 9% from 2016 to 2025. The material is biocompatible thus has major applications in medical implants & devices, equipment parts such as sterilized parts, valves, skin contact devices, infusion pumps and others.
The U.S. liquid silicone rubber market in medical application is expected to reach a total revenue of over USD 234.4 million by 2025
The industry in Asia Pacific is projected to witness rapid growth over the next decade owing to various developments across major economies, especially in the automotive and electronics industry. The regional market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% from 2016 to 2025.