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Polybutadiene Elastomers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Introduction9
Manufacturing processes11
Catalyst systems11
Solution polymerization12
Oil-extended polymers12
Processing and compounding12
End uses13
Tires and tire products13
Impact modifiers13
Polystyrene13
ABS13
Industrial products14
Supply and demand by region15
World15
Capacity15
Salient statistics16
Consumption17
Prices19
Trade20
North America21
Capacity21
Salient statistics22
Consumption23
Trade24
United States24
Producing companies24
Salient statistics25
Consumption26
Tires and tire products27
Non-tire applications28
Impact modifiers28
Industrial Products29
Trade29
Canada29
Producing companies29
Salient statistics29
Consumption30
Trade31
Mexico32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics32
Consumption33
Trade34
South America34
Producing companies34
Salient statistics35
Consumption36
Trade37
Western Europe37
Producing companies37
Salient statistics39
Consumption39
Trade41
Central Europe42
Producing companies42
Salient statistics42
Consumption43
Trade44
CIS and Baltic States45
Producing companies45
Salient statistics45
Consumption46
Trade47
Middle East48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics48
Consumption49
Trade50
Africa51
Producing companies51
Salient statistics51
Consumption52
Trade53
Indian Subcontinent54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics54
Consumption55
Trade57
Northeast Asia57
Capacity57
Salient statistics58
Consumption59
Trade60
China60
Producing companies60
Salient statistics62
Consumption63
Trade65
Japan65
Producing companies65
Salient statistics65
Consumption66
Trade67
South Korea68
Producing companies68
Salient statistics68
Consumption69
Trade70
Taiwan70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics71
Consumption72
Trade73
Southeast Asia73
Producing companies73
Salient statistics75
Consumption76
Trade77
Appendix—Other polybutadiene elastomers and resins78
Emulsion-polymerized polybutadiene78
Description78
Producing companies78
End uses78
Emulsion-polymerized polybutadiene latex78
Vinyl polybutadiene79
Solid syndiotactic 1,2-polybutadiene79
Liquid 1,2-polybutadiene79
Description79
Producing companies79
End uses80
Liquid polybutadiene—Hydroxyl and carboxyl terminated80
Description80
Producing companies80
End uses81
Liquid 1,4-polybutadiene81
Trans-polybutadiene81
Bibliography82
Revisions83
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