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Research and Markets: Butadiene Market in Asia-Pacific to 2020 - Polybutadiene, Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) to Fuel Demand

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Butadiene Market in Asia-Pacific to 2020 - Polybutadiene, Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) to Fuel Demand" report to their offering.

Growth in Asia to Help Synthetic Rubber Sector Bounce Back

Asia's weakened demand for synthetic rubbers, commonly used in tire production, is expected to recover following this year's drop in car production, says a new report from petrochemical experts GBI Research.

The business intelligence firm's latest research* states that hunger for synthetic rubbers (polybutadiene and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR)) has been damaged due to falling car manufacturing levels, but, as Asian economies such as China and India regain momentum, the need for synthetic rubber will return.

Asia-Pacific demand for butadiene (the chemical required to manufacture synthetic rubber) is expected to climb from 5,396 thousand tons in 2011 to 8,411 thousand tons in 2020, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.1%.

As one may expect, China maintains the greatest butadiene demand in the region, representing 39% of the total amount - a figure predicted to climb higher still to 46% by the end of the decade. However, GBI Research expects acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) to become the number one end-use portion in the Chinese butadiene industry, overtaking the polybutadiene and SBR segments in 2014.

In terms of demand, ABS is predicted to be the country's fastest growing butadiene segment, thanks to the household appliances, electronic and automotive sectors, all of which are expected to exhibit impressive growth in the lead-up to 2020.

Asia has the highest butadiene demand in the world due to industrial expansion and a strong emphasis on manufacturing. Butadiene production in Asia-Pacific stood at 5,594 thousand tons in 2011 and is forecast to climb at a CAGR of 4.4%, reaching 7,946 thousand tons in 2020.

This report was built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GBI Research's team of industry experts.

Companies Mentioned

- Bangkok Synthetics Co., Ltd.

- China National Petroleum Corporation

- China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

- CNOOC Limited

- CPC Corporation

- Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd.

- Exxon Mobil Corporation

- Formosa Plastics Group

- Haldia Petrochemicals Limited

- Honam Petrochemical Corporation

- Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.

- IRPC Public Company Limited

- Japan-Singapore Petrochemicals Company Limited (JSPC).

- JSR Corporation

- Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd.

- LG Chemical, Ltd.

- Liaoning Huajin Chemical Industry Group Co., Ltd

- Maruzen Petrochemical Co. Ltd.

- QPI and Shell Petrochemicals (Singapore) Pte Ltd (QSPS).

- Reliance Industries Limited

- Royal Dutch Shell plc

- Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

- SK Innovation Co., Ltd.

- Zeon Corporation

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