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Polybutadiene Elastomers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary 7
Summary 8
COVID-19 impact10
Introduction 13
Manufacturing processes 15
Catalyst systems 15
Solution polymerization 16
Oil-extended polymers 16
Processing and compounding 16
End uses 17
Tires and tire products 17
Impact modifiers 17
Polystyrene 17
ABS 18
Industrial products 18
Supply and demand by region 19
World 19
Capacity 19
Salient statistics 20
Consumption 21
Prices 23
Trade 23
North America 25
Overview 25
Capacity 25
Salient statistics 26
Consumption 27
Trade 28
United States 29
Producing companies 29
Salient statistics 29
Consumption 30
Tires and tire products 31
Nontire applications 32
Impact modifiers 32
Industrial products 33
Trade 34
Canada 34
Producing companies 34
Salient statistics 34
Consumption 35
Trade 36
Mexico 36
Producing companies 36
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 37
Trade 38
Central and South America 38
Producing companies 38
Salient statistics 39
Consumption 40
Trade 41
Western Europe 41
Producing companies 41
Salient statistics 43
Consumption 44
Trade 45
Central and Eastern Europe 46
Producing companies 46
Salient statistics 46
Consumption 47
Trade 48
CIS and Baltic States 49
Producing companies 49
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Trade 51
Middle East 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 52
Consumption 53
Trade 54
Africa 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 55
Consumption 56
Trade 57
Indian Subcontinent 57
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 59
Trade 61
Northeast Asia 61
Overview 61
Capacity 61
Salient statistics 62
Consumption 63
Trade 64
Mainland China 64
Producing companies 64
Salient statistics 66
Consumption 67
Trade 68
Japan 68
Producing companies 68
Salient statistics 69
Consumption 69
Trade 70
South Korea 71
Producing companies 71
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 72
Trade 73
Taiwan 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 74
Consumption 74
Trade 75
Southeast Asia 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 78
Trade 79
Appendix—Other polybutadiene elastomers and resins 81
Emulsion-polymerized polybutadiene 81
Description 81
Producing companies 81
End uses 81
Emulsion-polymerized polybutadiene latex 81
Vinyl polybutadiene 82
Solid syndiotactic 1,2-polybutadiene82
Liquid 1,2-polybutadiene82
Description 82
Producing companies 82
End uses 83
Liquid polybutadiene—Hydroxyl and carboxyl terminated 83
Description 83
Producing companies 84
End uses 84
Liquid 1,4-polybutadiene84
trans-Polybutadiene 85
Additional resources 86
Revisions 87
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