Strong Projected Growth in Silicon Production

As a rubber manufacturer, Goodyear Rubber in Southern California formulates silicon for various applications because it is a very popular material. For example, silicon used for purposes in the automobile industry grew to $2.6 billion dollars in sales in 2015 and is projected to reach $5.84 billion by 2025.

Use in Automobile Production

The growing awareness of the lightweight properties of silicon and the rising automobile production emanating from developing countries in Brazil, Vietnam and India are main reasons for the projected growth. Another main driver is the automobile manufacturer focus on increasing fuel efficiencies. Another use stems from producing more high performance materials in the OEM markets.

Dominated by the Asia Pacific Region

The Asia Pacific region is home to a large number of automotive parts manufacturers and silicone production facilities causing major players in the sector to outsource parts production to this area because of the low cost of silicone.

Other Uses

In North America, automotive silicones are used in many other applications because of the resistance to heat, corrosion, chemicals and ultraviolet rays.

Another fast -growing segment includes resins where the growth may reach 8.5%. The binding ability makes the material perfect for adhesives and sealants. It is also used as fillers in automotive paints because it boosts the viscosity and serves as crosslinkers and catalysts.

About Goodyear Rubber

Goodyear Rubber is involved in all aspects of the rubber manufacturing process from design through production with the goal of complete customer satisfaction. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified and ROHS compliant. Contact us at (909) 987-1774 or or visit for more information.

Goodyear Rubber, based in Southern California, manufactures rubber molds, extrusions, rubber sheeting and roll coverings. Our rubber manufacturing solutions are applied by customers in the canning, aerospace, defense, construction, sporting goods, commercial, automotive, mining, food processing and material handling sectors.

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