Published March 2021
Chlorinated polyethylene resins and elastomers (CPEs) exhibit excellent physical and mechanical properties, including resistance to chemicals, oils, heat, and weathering; low-temperature performance; compression-set resistance; flame retardancy; high filler acceptance; tensile strength; and resistance to abrasion. In addition, CPE polymers can range from crystalline or rigid resins to a flexible elastomer product, making them highly versatile products. These polymers are used as the major or minor component in a wide assortment of applications in industry. The largest application for CPE is as an impact modifier. Other important end-use applications for CPE include roofing membranes, wire and cable jacketing, geomembranes, automotive and industrial hose and tubing, coatings, molded shapes, extruded profiles, and use as a base polymer..
The use of CPE as an impact modifier, primarily in PVC, amounted to nearly 69% of global consumption in 2020. Usage in sheeting and roofing products (13%) and wire and cable applications (7%) are the next most important.
The following pie chart shows world consumption of chlorinated polyethylene resins and elastomers:
World consumption of CEP is forecast to grow at an average rate close to 4.3% per year during 2020–25. This larger-than expected growth rate is due to a depressed base year of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic had a dramatic impact on most of the applications for CPE.
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