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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polyisoprene Elastomers

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary 5
Introduction 8
Synthetic cis-1,4-polyisoprene 8
Synthetic trans-1,4-polyisoprene 8
Synthetic 3,4-polyisoprene 8
IR and NR general characteristics 9
Manufacturing processes 9
Synthetic cis-polyisoprene 11
Synthetic trans-polyisoprene 12
Bio-based isoprene for bio-polyisoprene rubber 13
Supply and demand by region 13
United States 13
Producing companies 13
Production 14
Consumption 15
Tires and tire products 17
Mechanical goods 18
Other 18
Price 19
Trade 20
Imports 20
Exports 22
Canada 23
Mexico 24
Central and South America 24
Western Europe 25
Producing companies 25
Production 25
Consumption 26
Price 28
Trade 29
Central and Eastern Europe 31
Producing companies 31
Production 32
Consumption 33
Trade 34
Middle East and Africa 37
Producing companies 37
Consumption 37
Trade 37
Japan 37
Producing companies 37
Salient statistics 38
Consumption 39
Price 43
Trade 44
China 44
Producing companies 44
Salient statistics 46
Consumption 48
Price 48
Trade 49
Republic of Korea 50
Taiwan 50
Other Asia 51
Oceania 52
Bibliography 52

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