Published July 2020
This report focuses on high-purity isoprene. Isoprene, also known as 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene or terpene, is a colorless, volatile liquid, insoluble in water, but soluble in alcohol, ether, and hydrocarbon solvents. Isoprene is produced and sold in different concentrations (e.g., concentrated-type isoprene and high-purity isoprene). Major applications for high-purity isoprene include use as a monomer for the manufacture of polyisoprene elastomers, styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer (SIS), and butyl elastomers. Smaller volume amounts of isoprene can be used or converted for viscosity index improvers, specialty isoprenic elastomers, flavors and fragrances, epoxy hardeners, vitamins, medicinal chemicals, agrochemicals, and other uses.
The following pie chart shows world consumption of high-purity isoprene:
In 2019, global polyisoprene rubber production accounted for close to 70% of high-purity isoprene consumption; the remainder was for SIS block copolymer, butyl rubber, and other uses. Russia will continue to dominate high-purity isoprene capacity, production, and consumption in the forecast period (2019–25).
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