The global Elastomers Market has grown evidently during the past few years and is expected to grow at a healthy pace in the next five years, driven by cost effectiveness and adaptability of Elastomers in major end-user markets. China shared about 25% of the Elastomers demand in 2014. Consumption and revenue generation of Elastomers is seen to be high in APAC, followed by the North American region.
Global Elastomers production is currently estimated to be 7.31 million tonnes in 2014 and is expected to reach 9.8 million tonnes by 2020 showing a compound annual growth rate of 5%. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest market and will grow the fastest. Growing segments such as bio TPEs are emerging commercially and would be very effective due to cleanliness of the bio material and harmless wastage that they may leave, in future.
Elastomers are used in an increasing number of markets – from Automobiles, Sports goods, electronics, Industrial products, Adhesives and a number of other segments.
Competitive scenario and market shares of the major players in the Market are discussed in detail. We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic initiatives in the industry. These include : Kraton Polymer LLC (US), BASF SE (Germany), TSRC Corp (Taiwan), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), The DOW Chemical Company (U.S), Arkema SA (France), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Advanced Elastomer Systems (U.S.), Polyone Corporation (U.S.), Lyondellbasell Industries N.V. (The Netherlands), L.G. CHEM Ltd (South Korea), Teknor Apex Company (U.S.), EMS Group (U.S.), Yantai Wanhua Polyurethane Co. Ltd (China), Lubrizol Corporation (U.S.) and other market players.
The study indicates that the growing demand from automotive industry is the main driver for the elastomers market. Also, advancement in Processing Industry and growing purchasing power in the developing economies are anticipated to boost the industry.
China is the most attractive market for Elastomers in the world and will be the principal driver for global Elastomers demand to 2020. Among the elastomers the thermoplastic elastomers are expected to show more growth relatively mainly due the diverse range of its applications and increasing R&D efforts.
The industry is expected to face certain challenges such as fluctuation of crude oil prices, and product commoditization. Other major concern is the market saturation in applications for elastomers.
What the report contains
The report elucidates the situation of elastomers around the world and studies the markets of the elastomers product type which include Nitrile rubber (NBR), Ethylene Propylene (EPR), Fluorocarbon Elastomers (FKM), Styrenic block copolymers (TPS), Polyolefin blends (TPO), Elastomeric alloys (TPV), Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) and others.
Lastly, the report is divided by geography – North Americas, Europe, the Asia-Pacific (APAC), South America and Middle-East & Africa (MEA); where-in the market share of each region is analyzed and estimates are provided for the next 6 years. The various applications of elastomers have been discussed in detail in addition to a comprehensive overview of the market.
Key points in table of content
1.2 Research Methodology
- Executive Summary
- Elastomers Market
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s 5 Force Analysis
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.3.5 Degree of Competition
- Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Growing Demand from Automotive Industry
4.1.2 Advancement In Processing Industry
4.1.3 Growing purchasing power in the developing economies
4.2.1 Volatility in raw material prices
4.2.2 Market saturation in applications
4.3.1 Bio-Based Thermoplastic Elastomers
4.3.2 Opportunities in the healthcare sector
- Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Product type
5.1.1 Thermoset Elastomers
18.104.22.168 Nitrile rubber (NBR)
22.214.171.124.1 Carboxylated nitriles (XNBR)
126.96.36.199.2 Hydrogenated Nitrile (HNBR)
188.8.131.52 Ethylene Propylene (EPR)
184.108.40.206 Fluorocarbon Elastomers (FKM)
5.1.2 Thermoplastic Elastomers
220.127.116.11 Styrenic block copolymers (TPS)
18.104.22.168 Polyolefin blends (TPO)
22.214.171.124 Elastomeric alloys (TPV)
126.96.36.199 Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU)
5.2 By Application
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