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The Development of Silicone Rubber

Oct 16, 2019

The industry has achieved remarkable results. With the leaps and bounds of consumption, the silicone rubber industry has begun to transform from high-performance specialty rubber to mass synthetic rubber, making it one of the most used rubber varieties. It is reported that from the rubber consumption of rubber, natural rubber accounted for 41.8%, styrene-butadiene rubber and butadiene rubber accounted for 28.4%, while silicone rubber is usually only used in construction non-tire fields such as sealant and conductive buttons, only rubber 6.4% of total consumption. Therefore, as silicone rubber replaces other rubber types in the segmentation of some non-tires, its consumption will multiply and the market space will be further opened. In this regard, the industry also agrees with the above points. It is estimated that by 2015, silicone rubber will account for 10% to 15% of the total domestic rubber consumption, that is, the consumption of silicone rubber is expected to reach 1 million to 1.5 million tons, and by 2020, silicone rubber accounts for the total consumption of rubber. The ratio is expected to reach 20% to 33%, that is, the consumption of silicone rubber is expected to reach 3 million to 5 million tons. In other words, the development potential and long-term development of the silicone rubber industry are very attractive, and its rapid development will also have a profound impact on the upstream and downstream industries. In fact, the upstream and downstream industry linkage effect of the silicone rubber industry has begun to appear gradually. Some experts pointed out that the biggest bright spot in the development of the silicone rubber industry is that it can greatly increase the domestic self-sufficiency rate of rubber. According to statistics, if the proportion of silicone rubber in China's rubber consumption increases from 6.5% to 33% by 2020, the overall domestic self-sufficiency rate of rubber in China can be increased from about 50% to over 80%, thus greatly alleviating the tight supply of rubber. Reduce production costs in the rubber processing industry. It can be seen that the development of the silicone rubber industry is not only a single development of a single industry, but involves the common development of multiple industries, which has far-reaching significance for enhancing the profitability of the rubber processing industry and improving the quality level of rubber products.


Contact:Sharon Song(Sales manager)

Zhejiang Runhe Organosilicone New Material Co.,Ltd(Factory)

Zhejiang Runhe Chemical New Material Co.,Ltd(Exporter)


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