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Polyisoprene Elastomers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary 5
Summary 7
Introduction 13
Synthetic cis-1,4-polyisoprene 13 13
Synthetic trans-1,4-polyisoprene 13 13
Synthetic 3,4-polyisoprene 13 13
IR and NR general characteristics 13
Manufacturing processes 15
Synthetic cis-polyisoprene 16
Synthetic trans-polyisoprene 19
Biobased isoprene for biopolyisoprene rubber 19
Supply and demand by region 21
United States 21
Producing companies 21
Production 21
Consumption 22
Tires and tire products 25
Mechanical rubber goods 25
Medical 26
Other 26
Price 26
Trade 27
Imports 27
Exports 28
Canada 30
Mexico 31
Central and South America 31
Producing companies 31
Production 31
Consumption 31
Western Europe 32
Producing companies 32
Production 32
Consumption 32
Price 34
Trade 35
Central and Eastern Europe 36
Producing companies 36
Production 38
Consumption 38
Trade 39
Middle East and Africa 42
Middle East 42
Africa 42
Mainland China 42
Producing companies 42
Salient statistics 44
Consumption 45
Price 46
Trade 47
Japan 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Price 52
Trade 53
India 53
South Korea 54
Taiwan 55
Other Asia 56
Oceania 57
Additional resources 58
Revisions 59
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