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Ethylene-Propylene Elastomers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary 7
Producing companies 8
Production11
Consumption12
Trade15
Introduction16
Manufacturing processes18
Ethylene-propylene copolymers (EPMs)19
Ethylene-propylene terpolymers (EPDMs)19
Vulcanization20
Oil extension20
Environmental issues22
Supply and demand by region23
United States23
Producing companies23
Salient statistics23
Production24
Consumption25
Automotive uses26
Polymer modification and blending27
Single-ply roofing/construction27
Wire and cable insulation28
Oil additives28
Appliance parts28
Hoses28
Other29
Price29
Trade29
Imports29
Exports30
Canada33
Latin America34
Brazil34
Mexico36
Other Latin America36
Western Europe37
Producing companies37
Production38
Consumption38
Automotive uses40
Polymer modification40
Construction41
Wire and cable insulation41
Oil additives41
Appliance parts42
Other42
Price42
Trade43
Imports43
Exports44
Central and Eastern Europe46
Producing companies46
Production46
Consumption46
Trade47
Middle East49
Producing companies49
Production49
Consumption49
Trade50
Africa51
Japan51
Producing companies51
Salient statistics53
Production54
Consumption56
Industrial rubber products57
Plastics blending58
Construction59
Price59
Trade60
Imports60
Exports60
China62
Producing companies62
Salient statistics64
Consumption65
Automotive uses66
Polymer modification67
Construction67
Sports uses67
Oil additives68
Wire and cable insulation68
Other68
Price68
Trade69
India70
South Korea71
Producing companies71
Salient statistics71
Consumption72
Trade73
Taiwan74
Other Asia74
Oceania75
Appendix—Nonconjugated dienes used in EPDM manufacture77
Ethylidene norbornene (ENB)78
Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD)79
1,4-Hexadiene81
Additional resources82
Revisions83
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