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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polybutadiene Elastomers

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary5
Introduction8
Manufacturing processes10
Catalyst systems10
Solution polymerization11
Oil-extended polymers11
Processing and compounding11
End uses12
Tires and tire products12
Impact modifiers12
Polystyrene12
ABS12
Industrial products13
Supply and demand by region14
World14
Capacity14
Salient statistics15
Prices17
Trade18
North America20
Overview20
Capacity20
Salient statistics21
Trade22
United States23
Producing companies23
Salient statistics23
Trade25
Canada25
Salient statistics25
Trade26
Mexico26
Producing companies26
Salient statistics26
Trade27
South America27
Producing companies28
Salient statistics28
Trade29
Western Europe30
Producing companies30
Salient statistics31
Trade32
Central Europe33
Producing companies33
Salient statistics33
Trade34
CIS and Baltic States35
Producing companies35
Salient statistics35
Trade36
Middle East37
Producing companies37
Salient statistics37
Trade38
Africa39
Producing companies39
Salient statistics39
Trade40
Indian Subcontinent41
Producing companies41
Salient statistics41
Trade42
Northeast Asia43
Overview43
Capacity43
Salient statistics43
Trade44
China45
Producing companies45
Salient Statistics47
Trade48
Japan48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics48
Trade49
South Korea50
Producing companies50
Salient statistics50
Trade51
Taiwan52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics52
Trade53
Southeast Asia54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics55
Trade56
Appendix—Other polybutadiene elastomers and resins58
Emulsion-polymerized polybutadiene58
Description58
Producing companies58
End uses58
Emulsion-polymerized polybutadiene latex58
Vinyl polybutadiene59
Solid syndiotactic 1,2-polybutadiene59
Liquid 1,2-polybutadiene59
Description59
Producing companies59
End uses60
Liquid polybutadiene—Hydroxyl and carboxyl terminated60
Description60
Producing companies60
End uses61
Liquid 1,4-polybutadiene61
Trans-polybutadiene61
Bibliography62

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