Aarkstore : Fluoroelastomers Market by Type (Fluorocarbon Elastomers, Fluorosilicone Elastomers, and Perfluoroelastomers), by Application (O-Rings, Seals & Hoses, Gaskets and Compound Moulding Parts), and by End-User Industries (Automotive, Aerospace, Energy and Power, Chemicals Etc.) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019
This report on fluoroelastomers market covers latest market trends and forecasting reports for the global fluoroelastomers industry. Fluoroelastomers are polymeric resins in which some or all of the hydrogen atoms in the polymer chain have been replaced by fluorine. They offer a combination of good chemical resistance, excellent electrical insulation properties, and favorable mechanical properties. These are highly weather resistant and can function in extreme temperature and pressure.
These fluorinated polymers can be manufactured using various raw materials and different manufacturing processes. The value chain ranges from basic fluorochemicals and mineral products all the way to end-users such as aerospace companies, industrial manufacturers, or consumers. The key feedstock used in the manufacturing of fluoroelastomers is fluorspar. The supply of key raw materials has been affected by both supply constraints and manufacturing cost.
For instance, fluorspar is a naturally occurring mineral, used in a multitude of industries ranging from metallurgy, ceramics, glass, aluminum, and fluoroelastomers. So, its manufacturers have to compete with other industries to ensure smooth supply of fluorspar. Fluoroelastomers exist in many forms and based on their formulation and function, these can be segmented into fluorocarbon elastomers, Fluorosilicone elastomers and perfluoroelastomers.
The application of fluoroelastomers is increasingly becoming popular due to the performance advantage these materials offer. These possess an excellent combination of physical and chemical...