In terms of growth, the silicone release films market is projected to witness a prominent sales growth rate by 2031, owing to the increasing trend of showcasing more aesthetics, ease & convenience, and increasing consumption of dissolving labels and tags.
Global Silicone Release Films Market: Market Outlook
Silicone release films is a clear polyester film with one or two side siliconized which is strong and chemical resistant with excellent dimensional stability over a varied temperature range and provides excellent slip over the product. These films are formulated to give premium release from selected solvent-based adhesives.
The surface of the film is coated with the releasing material with smooth and even coating of the materials. These films are majorly used in the pressure sensitive adhesive application as the carrier film which is used in carrying the silicone-based releasing agents.
The silicone release films have high tensile strength and good printability. These films are used for various applications like, in label, tapes, hologram, etc. The silicone release films is available in different colour, sizes, thickness and finishes. Silicone coated films work with both standard adhesives, acrylic as well as water-based adhesives.
What are the Key Trends Impacting Growth of the Silicone Release Films Market?
Manufacturers dealing in the manufacturing of the silicone release films are involved in reducing the platinum and fossil-free silicone coating in the manufacturing of the silicone release films. The silicone release films generally use the platinum-based curing catalyst.
To avoid the depletion of the natural resources, the manufacturers are involved into inventing the new technology that makes the use of the less platinum as compared to the platinum used in the conventional technology. These silicone release films are used in various applications like, adhesive tapes, stickers and labels.
What are the Key Challenges that may restrain the Growth of the Silicone Release Films Market?
Silicone is highly viscous in nature and requires the highly trained staff to work on the machinery or equipment used while manufacturing the silicone release films. The improper handling of the silicone and negligence while adding the releasing materials to the film can lead to the defective product manufacturing.
The cost of the equipment used while manufacturing of the silicone release films are also high in the cost which can be a market holding factor for the silicone release films market.
The following global key players such a
- Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc.
- MTI Polyexe Corp.
- UK Insulations
- PPI Adhesive Products
- Dow Inc.
- Mondi Group
- Lintec Corporation
- Wacker Chemie
- Sappi Limited
Key Asian players manufacturing Silicone Release Films are Globus International, Ganapathy Industries, Quanzhou Niso Industry Co., Ltd., Xinfeng Group Corporation, Polyplex Corporation Limited, Cangnan Donghui Industrial Co., Ltd. and Shriram Spectech.
What strategies are the Key Players Adopting for Increasing their Market Share in the Silicone Release Films Market?
The manufacturers involved in the manufacturing of silicone release films are involved in developing the new technology that makes less usage of the limited or non-renewable materials and metals in the production of the silicone release films.
- In July 2020, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. developed a new technology that uses the lower amount of the platinum in the silicone release films. This technology makes half use of the platinum as compared to the conventional technology used in the manufacturing of the silicone release films.
What are the Key Opportunities for Silicone Release Films Market?
The dissolvable silicon release films can be effectively used for transferring of the release materials on the silicon paper, especially for the labels which are used in the medical applications. These dissolvable release films can lead to effective release of the releasing materials or substances with no error caused during the transferring process with minimum wastage.
Why is India a Big Market for Silicone Release Films Market?
The majority of the key players manufacturing silicone release films have their presence in India which is the key factor driving the growth of the silicone release films market. Adding to this, also the changing packaging technologies in the packaging industry by emphasizing research & development activities leading to changing in the advancements of the release properties of the silicone release films.
How has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted the Silicone Release Films Market?
The COVID-19 pandemic has slightly to moderately affected the silicone release films owing to the coronavirus pandemic wherein the manufacturing and the production businesses were completely closed when the corona infection was at its peak.
After the slight reduction of the coronavirus severity and decrease in the infection and thereby cases, the manufacturing industries ranging from food & beverages to the hospitals & healthcare made the most use of the silicon release films for the labelling required on the products.
Also, the upliftment in the restrictions framed by the regulatory bodies and government is forecasted to boost the market for silicone release films owing to its use in electronics, food & beverages, industrial applications, etc.
Key Segments of Silicone Release Films Market Covered in the Report
Based on the Coatings:
- Single-side Coating
- Dual-side Coating
Based on Thickness:
- Up to 20 microns
- 20-30 microns
- 30 to 50 microns
- Above 50 microns
Based on Film Base:
- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
- Low density polyethylene (LDPE)
- High density polyethylene (HDPE)
- Polypropylene (PP)
Based on the Application:
- Adhesive tapes
- Others (window films, etc.)
Based on the Region:
- North America
- Latin America
- South Asia
- East Asia
- Middle East & Africa
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