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Polybutadiene Rubber Market

Market Insights on Polybutadiene Rubber covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

Polybutadiene Rubber Market : Global Industry Analysis 2016 - 2020 and Opportunity Assessment 2021 - 2031

Polybutadiene Rubber Market Overview

According to latest research, the demand of polybutadiene rubber (PBR) is anticipated to grow with a steady growth rate of about 4.0% to 6.0% in between the coming assessment period of 2021-2031.

The growth of the market is attributed to major applications of this rubber in tires, chemicals and the use of solid PBR rubber in other applications such as polymer modification, sporting goods, industrial rubber goods manufacturing, and footwear products is also driving its consumption. The growing demand for improved performance and low rolling-resistance tires is expected to provide growth opportunities for the market.

What is Driving Demand for Polybutadiene Rubber Market?

Major factors driving the market are the growing demand from the automotive industry, and more specifically because of the automotive tire market that is witnessing expansion. It accounted for the largest share of the overall PBR market. This rubber is widely used in tire manufacturing due to its toughness, good abrasion resistance, cold resistance, high tensile strength, high resilience, tear resistance, and durability.

However the demand of PBR was hampered significantly in the year 2020 due to COVID-19 crisis. Owing to the pandemic scenarios, several countries around the world went into lockdown to curb the spreading of the virus. Major tire manufacturers have shut down plants due to low demand as automotive production and sales plunged.

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Automotive Industry to Remain a Key Segment for the Consumption of Polybutadiene Rubber Market

Increasing demand from the automotive industry is one of the major factors driving the global polybutadiene market. The automotive industry is one of the key end-user industries of this rubber. The automotive sector in the market contributes the maximum share in terms of volume consumption.

PBR is used in the industry to produce tires for all types of vehicle categories. The properties exhibited by PBR such as high resilience, enhanced abrasion resistance, and increased cut growth resistance makes it a suitable material to produce tires.

Asia Pacific Polybutadiene Rubber Market Outlook

Asia Pacific region is anticipated to remain the fastest growing region all over the globe. With the substantially growing automotive sector in this region especially in China, South Korea, Japan, India etc., the growth rate of this region is projected to remain high during the forecast period. APAC is expected to account for the largest value share of the global polybutadiene market in 2021. The market is primarily driven by the strong demand from the automotive tire manufacturing sector.

China is expected to boost the demand for polybutadiene rubber during the forecast period. Various manufacturers from developed regions are shifting their manufacturing units to APAC because of the availability of raw materials, low labor cost, and favorable government policies in emerging markets such as India, Indonesia, and Thailand. Furthermore, economic growth, rising population, and growing urbanization are the important drivers of the global polybutadiene market in APAC region.

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North-America Demand Outlook for Polybutadiene Rubber

The presence of large petrochemical firms in North America along with the expansion of the downstream industry is driving market expansion. Consumption in the North America has been greatly affected by the supply of butadiene in that region. Demand in this region is supposed to grow at a moderate pace due to the slowdown in production in end use industries.

The capacity additions in the region of US and Canada are an indicator of increasing demand in the market over the outlook period. The presence of major automakers in the U.S. and a renewed focus on domestic component manufacturing is projected to prove beneficial for the polybutadiene rubber market in North America. The escalating number of new cracking capacity region is a big boost for manufacturers as it is predicted to streamline the supply of butadiene.

Who are the Key Manufacturers and Suppliers of Polybutadiene Rubber?

Some of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of polybutadiene rubber include

  • ARALNXEO (Netherlands)
  • UBE Industries Ltd (Japan)
  • JSR Corporation (Japan)
  • Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd (South Korea)
  • Reliance Industries Ltd. (India)
  • SABIC (Saudi Arabia)
  • LG Chem Ltd (South Korea)
  • Versalis SPA (Italy)
  • PJSC SIBUR Holdings (Russia)
  • Sinopec (China)
  • Kuraray Co. Ltd (Japan) .

Several key market participants are focusing on new & innovative product development to cater the growing demand from the end use sector. Key players are investing an enormous amount in research and development to introduce new products and they are also investing to manufacture products in a sustainable way, by minimizing carbon emission.

Key players are also focusing on acquisitions of small and medium size players and collaborations with other market participants either for the R&D or to manufacture the product at a large scale.

The Polybutadiene rubber report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

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Key Segments

By Type:

  • Cis- Polybutadiene
  • Trans Polybutadiene

By Application:

  • Tires Manufacturing
  • Footwear
  • Wire insulation compounds
  • Sporting Accessories
  • Tape

By Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Mexico
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • France
    • U.K
    • Spain
    • BENELUX
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • South Asia
    • India
    • Asian
    • Australia & New Zealand
  • East Asia
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • Turkey
    • S. Africa
    • Northern Africa
    • Rest of MEA
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