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Global Synthetic Rubber Market Report: 2015 Edition

Global Synthetic Rubber Market Report: 2015 Edition

Synthetic rubber is created from petroleum and is classified as an artificial elastomer. Synthetic rubber plants were built after 1945 and since then it has maintained the lead over natural rubber. There are two important types of synthetic rubber - Polybutadiene Rubber (BR) and Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR). Butadiene is the most important feedstock to produce a wide variety of synthetic rubber and polymer resins. Industrial players of synthetic rubber operate in the marketplace on the basis of low manufacturing cost, quality, and technology and most importantly price to stay ahead.

The synthetic rubber industry produces a variety of products that are used by the fabrication industries. Most of the output of synthetic rubber industry is taken up by tire industries thus categorizing this industry as one of the predominant users of synthetic rubber. Apart from tires, it is widely used for manufacturing rubber gloves, orthopedic braces and various other medical items. Synthetic rubber is also used to manufacture various types of protective clothes, boots, sleep sacks, diving suits and so forth.

The key factors driving the growth of the synthetic rubber industry include increasing automobile industry, expansion in emerging market and declining crude oil prices. Some of the noteworthy trends and developments in this industry are increasing demand for green tire, increasing proportionate synthetic rubber capacity more than their relative demand. However, the expansion of global synthetic rubber industry is hindered by rising environmental concerns and regulatory issues, decreasing natural rubber prices and depletion of fossil fuels.

The report “Global Synthetic Rubber Market” provides an in-depth analysis of the production, consumption and capacity of global synthetic rubber market with focus on its segments including: Polybutadiene Rubber and Styrene Butadiene Rubber. The major trends, growth drivers as well as issues being faced by the industry are being presented in this report. The four major players in the industry, Lanxess, Exxon Mobil Corp, Good Year and Kumho Petrochemical Co. and are being profiled.

By combining SPSS Inc.’s data integration and analysis capabilities with our relevant findings, we have predicted the future growth of the industry. We employed various significant variables that have an impact on this industry and created regression models with SPSS Base to determine the future direction of the industry. Before deploying the regression model, the relationship between several independent or predictor variables and the dependent variable was analyzed using standard SPSS output, including charts, tables and tests.

1. Overview
1.1 Natural Rubber v/s Synthetic Rubber
1.2 Uses of Synthetic Rubber
1.3 Synthetic Rubber Production
1.4 Types of Synthetic Rubber
1.5 Supply Chain Management
2. Synthetic Rubber - Market Size
2.1 Global Market
-Production Growth
-Consumption Growth
2.2 Regional Analysis
-Production by Region
-Consumption by Region
2.2.1 China
2.2.2 Malaysia
-End Markets
2.2.3 India
-Key Segments
2.3 Segment Analysis
Polybutadiene Rubber
Emulsion-Styrene Butadiene Rubber (ESBR)
Solution-Styrene Butadiene Rubber
Ethylene propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
2.4 Butadiene
3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Key Trends and Developments
3.1.1 Surplus Synthetic Rubber Capacity Relative to Demand
3.1.2 BD and SBR Price Trend
3.1.3 Evolution of “Green Tires”
3.2 Growth Drivers
3.2.1 Increased Demand from Automobile Sector
3.2.2 Economic Growth
3.2.3 Expansion in Emerging Markets
3.2.4 Declining Crude Oil Prices
3.3 Issues & Challenges
3.3.1 Overcapacity
3.3.2 Decreasing Natural Rubber Prices
3.3.3 Depleting Fossil Fuel Reserves
3.3.4 Rising Environmental Concerns
4. Competitive Landscape
-Financial Comparison
-Market Share
5. Company Profiles
5.1 Lanxess
5.1.1 Business Overview
5.1.2 Financial Overview
5.1.3 Business Strategies
-Extensive Realignment Program
-Expanding in Less Cyclical Business
5.2 Exxon Mobil Corp
5.2.1 Business Overview
5.2.2 Financial Overview
5.2.3 Business Strategies
-Selectively Invest in Advantaged Project
-Expansion through Joint Venture and Acquisitions
5.3 GoodYear Tire & Rubber Co.
5.3.1 Business Overview
5.3.2 Financial Overview
5.3.3 Business Strategies
-Strategic Expansion
-Increasing Production Capacity
5.4 KKPC (Kumho Petrochemical Co.)
5.4.1 Business Overview
5.4.2 Financial Overview
5.4.3 Business Strategies
-Introduction of New Products
-Expansion through Strategic Investments
6. Market Outlook
6.1 Market Forecast
6.2 Forecast Methodology
6.2.1 Dependent and Independent Variables
6.2.2 Correlation Analysis
6.2.3 Regression Analysis
List of Charts
Production process for Synthetic Rubber
Supply Chain of Natural and Synthetic Rubber
Global Rubber Production (2008-2014E)
Global Rubber Consumption (2008-2014E)
Share of Global Rubber Consumption by Type (2014)
Global Synthetic Rubber Production (2008-2014E)
Global Synthetic Rubber Consumption (2008-2014E)
Regional Share of Synthetic Rubber Production (2014E)
Synthetic Rubber Production by Region – by Volume (2014E)
Regional Share of Synthetic Rubber Consumption (2014E)
Synthetic Rubber Consumption by Region – by Volume (2014E)
China’s Synthetic Rubber Capacity (2008-2014)
China’s Synthetic Rubber Consumption (2011-2015E)
China’s Butadiene Capacity (2010-2015E)
China’s Ethylene Capacity (2012-2015E)
Malaysia Synthetic Rubber Consumption by Type (2014)
Share of Malaysia’s Rubber Consumption by Type (2014E)
Malaysia’s Rubber Consumption by Product (2014)
Share of Natural and Synthetic Rubber Consumption in India (2014E)
Share of India’s Synthetic Rubber Production by Type (2013-14)
Share of India’s Synthetic Rubber Consumption by Type (2013-14)
ESBR Market in India (2014-20E)
Share of Global Synthetic Rubber Capacity by Type (2014E)
Global PBR Supply (2012-17E)
Global PBR Demand (2012-17E)
Global ESBR Supply (2012-2015E)
Global ESBR Demand (2012-2015E)
Global SSBR Supply (2012-2017E)
Global SSBR Demand (2012-2017E)
Global EPDM Supply (2012-17E)
Global EPDM Demand (2012-17E)
Butadiene Global Capacity (2007-2014)
Butadiene Global Production (2007-2014)
Global Synthetic Rubber Capacity and Relative Demand (2006-2014)
Global Synthetic Rubber Utilization by Type (2012-2017E)
Butadiene Rubber and Styrene Butadiene Rubber Prices (2006-2014)
Global Vehicle in Use (2010-2022E)
Global Tire Market (1998-2014)
Global GDP (2007-2013)
Declining Crude Oil Prices (2011-2015E)
Low Natural Rubber Prices (Jan13-Apr14)
SR Market Share by Production Capacity (2014)
Lanxess Revenue Share by Business Segment (2014)
Lanxess’ Revenue and Net Income (2010-2014)
ExxonMobil’s Net Income Share by Business Segment (2014)
ExxonMobil’s Revenue and Net Income (2010-2014)
Goodyear’s Revenue Share by Business Segment (2014)
Goodyear’s Net Sales and Net Income (2010-2014)
KKPC Revenue Share by Business Segment (2014)
KKPC’s Revenue and Net Income (2010-2014)
Global Synthetic Rubber Consumption (2014-2018E)
List of Tables
Properties of Different Synthetic Rubber Types
Natural and Synthetic Rubber Consumption Ratio in India (2007-2014E)
Butadiene Capacity Additions (2014)
BR Capacity Additions
SBR Capacity Additions
Financial Comparison of Key Players

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