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Development of Silicone rubber
Jul 06, 2018

In recent years, the silicone rubber industry has achieved remarkable results. With the rapid growth of consumption, the silicone rubber industry has begun to transform from high-performance special rubber to large synthetic rubber, one of the most used rubber varieties. It is reported that rubber consumption from the situation, natural rubber accounted for 41.8%, SBR and BR total accounted for 28.4%, and silicone rubber is usually used only for building sealant, conductive buttons, such as a small number of non-tire areas, only the total rubber consumption of 6.4%. Therefore, with the silicone rubber in some of the subdivision of the tire to replace other plastic species, its consumption will multiply, market space will be further opened. In this respect, insiders also agree with the above view. It is expected that by 2015, silicone rubber will account for the total consumption of domestic rubber 10%~15%, that is, silicone rubber consumption is expected to reach 1 million ~150 million tons, and by 2020, silicone rubber accounted for the proportion of the total consumption is expected to 20%~33%, that is, silicone rubber consumption is expected to reach 3 million ~500 million tons. In other words, the silicone rubber industry's development potential and long-term development are very attractive, its high-speed development will also have a very far-reaching impact on the upstream and downstream industries. In fact, the upstream and downstream industry linkage effect of silicone rubber industry has begun to show gradually. Some experts pointed out that the silicone rubber industry development of the biggest bright spot is that can significantly improve the domestic self-sufficiency rate of rubber. According to statistics, if by 2020 silicone rubber accounted for China's rubber consumption ratio from the current 6.5% to 33%, then China's overall domestic self-sufficiency rate of rubber can be increased from about 50% to more than 80%, thus greatly alleviating the rubber supply tension, reduce the rubber processing industry production costs. Thus, the development of silicone rubber industry is not only a single industry development, but involves the common development of many industries, to enhance the rubber processing industry profitability and improve the quality of rubber products have far-reaching significance.

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