SBR prices reported fresh hikes during the quarter as feedstock Styrene prices spiked by approximately 15% between Oct-Nov due limited supply from the America’s due to Hurricane related disruptions and pent-up demand from the Asian region. Availability in Russia was reported to be constrained which resulted in higher SBR cost in December. Pre-stocking activity supported the demands fundamentals as consumers secured supplies in October. The second lockdown imposed in late December impacted the downstream tire sector thereby decelerating the purchasing activity towards the end of the year.
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Company-wise installed capacity, production volume and plant operating efficiency is captured directly from manufacturers. Import and Export volume is captured from government sources and demand for Acrylonitrile is calculated considering the production, import, export and inventory-levels on the country and regional level markets.
Acrylonitrile price is correlated with the price trend of crude oil, demand-supply gap, Propylene and with movement across the downstream derivatives such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) etc.
Basic details and information on financial performance of leading global players in the Acrylonitrile market is presented in a visually captivating manner. Expansion plans and the company’s strategy is also captured to understand the vision and mission of the company to help understand the areas where companies need to focus more.
Daily updates on industry-specific and product-specific news, exclusive primary-based news capturing plant shutdowns/outages/closures, capacity expansions, operating rates, insights on demand-supply situation, awarding of technology licenses, new product launch and deals specifying mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and disinvestments, to help players capitalize on market opportunity.
Finally, region-specific markets for Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) are analyzed and region-wise demand pattern is tracked.
Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) is a synthetic rubber commonly known as the Buna-S. The rubber was first developed during 1930s in Germany. Widely used as a substitute of natural rubber, SBR has desirable properties such as improved strength, abrasion resistance, and blend compatibility, which can be further enhanced using some additives. SBR comprises of nearly 10-25% styrene and 60-70 % butadiene. The copolymerization reaction involves Butadiene and Styrene in 3:1 proportion by weight, respectively. SBR can be produced via free-radical solution polymerization (known as S-SBR) or by emulsion polymerization (known as E-SBR) by either warming at 30 to 60°C (hot rubber) or by subjecting to cold at around 0°C. Solution SBR is known to be a better choice for high-performance tires over Emulsion SBR. The key applications of SBR are in tire, tire products, automotive parts, conveyor belt, gasket, and other mechanical rubber.