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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polyisoprene Elastomers

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary4
Summary5
Introduction9
Synthetic cis-1,4-polyisoprene9
Synthetic trans-1,4-polyisoprene9
Synthetic 3,4-polyisoprene9
IR and NR general characteristics9
Manufacturing processes 11
Synthetic cis-polyisoprene 12
Synthetic trans-polyisoprene 16
Biobased isoprene for biopolyisoprene rubber 16
Supply and demand by region 18
United States 18
Producing companies 18
Production 18
Consumption 19
Tires and tire products 22
Mechanical goods 23
Medical 23
Other 23
Price 23
Trade 25
Imports 25
Exports 26
Canada 27
Mexico 28
Central and South America 28
Producing companies 28
Production 29
Consumption 29
Western Europe 29
Producing companies 29
Production 29
Consumption 30
Price 32
Trade 33
Central and Eastern Europe 34
Producing companies 34
Production 35
Consumption 36
Trade 37
Middle East and Africa 39
Producing companies 39
Consumption 40
Trade 40
China 40
Producing companies 40
Salient statistics 41
Consumption 42
Price 43
Trade 44
Japan 45
Producing companies 45
Salient statistics 46
Consumption 46
Price 49
Trade 50
South Korea 50
Taiwan 51
Other Asia 52
Oceania 53
Bibliography 54

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