Adhesivesand sealants have beenknown since centuries. They are primarily used for bonding of two differentsubstrates. Development in chemicals and polymers technology have broughtadhesives and sealants to the next level of industrial solutions. The uniquechemicals structure of silicone offers outstanding adhesion properties overother materials. Silicone bonds can resist great stress, pressure and can bestable over extreme temperature conditions. Due to its versatility, siliconeadhesives and sealants deliver reliable and long lasting adhesion to differentsubstrates ranging from glass, metals and plastics. Silicone adhesives andsealants offer unparalleled flexibility, resistance to extreme temperatures,durability, outstanding performance and making it suitable for variousapplications in electronics, aerospace, construction, automotive and healthcareindustry.
Various types of silicone adhesives and sealants areavailable in the market such as one component, two component and UV curedadhesives, which differs on the basis of their functioning and benefits. Onecomponent adhesives are more convenient as no mixing is required and it has theability to cure at normal temperature. While the two component adhesivesrequire mixing and it can cure in thicker parts as compared to one componentadhesives. UV cured adhesives use electronic beam for curing without anyexcessive heat generation. Silicones have unique properties over otheradhesives such as temperature stability at high temperature and offerselasticity at low temperature. In addition, silicone has moisture resistanceand it is chemically inert which makes silicone adhesives and sealants suitablefor many industrial applications.
Silicone material retains its properties over longperiod and gives excellent performance as compare to other materials due tostrength and flexibility. The unique properties of silicone adhesives andsealants make it suitable for various applications such as sealing wires inelectronics, structural glazing of façade in construction and medical tapes inhealthcare industry. The ability to resist chemicals and water, they have beenused for sealing engines and gaskets in the automotive industry.
Silicone Adhesives and Sealants MarketSegmentation Based on the type: One Component, Two Component, UVCured; Based on the composition: Alkoxy Silicones, Acetic Silicones,Oximinics Silicones, Amino Silicones; Based on the end-use: Construction,Automotive, Marine & Aerospace, Electrical & Electronics, Healthcare,Packaging, Other End Use Industries.
Rising use of UV curing technology and thermosets inthe manufacturing of product is expected to enhance production speed, improvescratch resistance and provides superior bonding, which in turn is expected toemerge as the most significant growth driver for global silicone adhesives andsealants market over the forecast period. Further, growing demand of adhesivesin the construction industry owing to their various physical and chemicalproperties as compared to other sealants including polysulfide, acrylic andpolyurethane is expected to fuel the demand of silicone adhesives and sealantsand thus driving the global silicone adhesives & sealants market.
Silicone adhesives and sealants market is growing withfaster pace and trend is likely to continue for the next decade. Asia-Pacific,the largest market for silicone adhesives and sealants is the main contributorfor the growth of this market. However, volatile organic compound in siliconeadhesives and sealants and rising consumer awareness for environmental safetyis expected to restrain the growth of silicone adhesives and sealants. Thislimits the growth of global silicone adhesives and sealants market.
Examples of some of the key players identified in theglobal silicone adhesives and sealants market include 3M, Henkel Corporation,ALSTONE, Mc Coy Soudal, Dow Corning Corporation, Momentive, Aerol FormulationsPrivate Limited, Wacker Chemie AG, MASTERBOND, AVERY DENNISON, Sika AG, ACCSilicones Ltd., American Sealants, Inc., Novagard Solutions, NITTO DENKOCORPORATION. Companies are largely focusing on product innovation for providingexceptional performance of the silicone adhesives and sealants.