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Polyisobutylene (Butyl Rubber) Market for Automotives, Additives and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019

67pages
Published Date: 2014-06-16
 

Description


Polyisobutylene (PIB) is a commercial polymer that finds a number of applications in various industries on account of its thermal stability, good flexibility and impermeability to gases. In addition, it has high resistance to acids, alkalis and salts. PIB, a synthetic rubber is used in the manufacture of inner tubes of tires, adhesives, agricultural chemicals, caulks, sealants, paper & pulp and chewing gum among others.

Polyisobutylene is used in the manufacture of inner tubes of tires, adhesives, agricultural chemicals, caulks, sealants, paper & pulp, and chewing gum, among others. Furthermore, its derivatives are used as additives in lubricating oils and motor fuels to reduce the generation of oil mist. It can also be used as a thickening agent in lubricants. Polyisobutylene is used for damp proofing and maintenance of roof membranes. The increasing applications of polyisobutylene are expected to drive the market over the next few years.

This report gives a detailed description of the PIB market in terms of volume share (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the period from 2013 to 2019. The report highlights the factors contributing towards the growth of the market and the restraints that the market faces. Detailed forecasts have been given for the years 2013-2019 for the PIB market for better understanding of the individual market scenario. The PIB market is described with respect to their various segments along with the opportunities that are expected in the coming six years.

For geographic analysis, the market has been segmented as - North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and rest of the world. The market has been segmented on the basis of application type such as automotives, additives and others (sports equipment, chewing gum, roof damping applications and others). The study segments the market on application basis and provides forecast and estimates for each application segment in terms of revenue and volume over forecast period from 2013 to 2019.

For a more comprehensive view of the market, a value chain analysis and Porter’s five forces model is provided to throw light on the nitty-gritty of the industry structure besides giving an overview of the degree of competitiveness.

Market estimates for this study have been based on volumes, with revenues being derived through regional pricing trends. The price for each of the materials mentioned in the report has been considered, and customized product pricing has not been included.The market has been analyzed based on expected demand and the market data for each segment is based on demand volumes and corresponding revenues.The prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors and direct selling regional producers. Market data is based on current information. Presence of a large number of domestic manufacturers in China and India may cause variation in forecast by a small margin. Forecasts have been based on expected demand from application segments. We have used the bottom-up approach to arrive at the global market by considering individual market segments and integrating them. Products and applications have been further bifurcated using the top-down approach to derive the regional product market consumption.Inflation has not been accounted for in our market estimates. Polyisobutylene and butyl rubber have been used interchangeably in this report.

The report also offers a competitive landscape of the overall market with company profiles of players such as BASF, ExxonMobil, Lanxess and TPC Group among others. A detailed description of the company overview, the financial overview and SWOT analysis in addition to recent developments gives a thorough idea about the competitive positioning of the players in the market. The report segments the global polyisobutylene market as,

Polyisobutylene Market - Application Analysis
  • Automotives
  • Additives
  • Others (Pharmaceutical, adhesives & sealants, construction, etc.)
Polyisobutylene Market - Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific  
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report description
1.2 Market segmentation
      1.2.1 Global polyisobutylene market segmentation
1.3 Research methodology
      1.3.1 Assumptions

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global polyisobutylene market, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
2.2 Global polyisobutylene: Market snapshot (2012 and 2019)

Chapter 3 Polyisobutylene – Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value chain analysis
3.3 Market drivers
      3.3.1 Rising demand for tires and tubes to augment PIB market growth
               3.3.1.1 Global tires and tubes market, 2012– 2019 (Billion Units)
      3.3.2 Rising demand for adhesives and sealants to drive the PIB market
               3.3.2.1 Global adhesives market, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
               3.3.2.2 Global sealants market, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      3.3.3 Growing demand for polyisobutylene in medical packaging
               3.3.3.1 Global medical packaging market, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
3.4 Market restraints
      3.4.1 Environmental impact of PIB spills to hamper market growth
3.5 Market opportunities
      3.5.1 Development of recoverable and recyclable polyisobutylene to open new avenues
3.6 Porter’s five forces analysis
      3.6.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
      3.6.2 Bargaining power of buyers
      3.6.3 Threat of new entrants
      3.6.4 Threat of substitutes
      3.6.5 Degree of competition
3.7 Polyisobutylene: Company market share
3.8 Polyisobutylene: Market attractiveness analysis

Chapter 4 Global Polyisobutylene Market – Application Analysis
4.1 Global polyisobutylene market: Application overview
      4.1.1 Global polyisobutylene market volume share, by application, 2012 and 2019
4.2 Global polyisobutylene market, by application
      4.2.1 Automotives
               4.2.1.1 Global polyisobutylene market for automotives, 2012– 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      4.2.2 Additives
               4.2.2.1 Global polyisobutylene market for additives, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      4.2.3 Others
               4.2.3.1 Global polyisobutylene market for other applications, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 5 Global Polyisobutylene Market – Regional Analysis
5.1 Global polyisobutylene market: Regional overview
      5.1.1 Global polyisobutylene market volume share, by region, 2012 and 2019
5.2 North America
      5.2.1 North America polyisobutylene market, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      5.2.2 North America polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
      5.2.3 North America polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
5.3 Europe
      5.3.1 Europe polyisobutylene market, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      5.3.2 Europe polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
      5.3.3 Europe polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
5.4 Asia Pacific
      5.4.1 Asia Pacific polyisobutylene market, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      5.4.2 Asia Pacific polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
      5.4.3 Asia Pacific polyisbutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
5.5 Rest of the World
      5.5.1 RoW polyisobutylene market, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      5.5.2 RoW polyisobtuylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
      5.5.3 RoW polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)

Chapter 6 Company Profiles
6.1 BASF SE
      6.1.1 Company overview
      6.1.2 Product portfolio
      6.1.3 Financial overview
      6.1.4 Business strategies
      6.1.5 SWOT analysis
      6.1.6 Recent developments
6.2 ExxonMobil Corporation
      6.2.1 Company overview
      6.2.2 Product Portfolio
      6.2.3 Financial overview
      6.2.4 Business strategy
      6.2.5 SWOT analysis
      6.2.6 Recent developments
6.3 Lanxess
      6.3.1 Company overview
      6.3.2 Product Portfolio
      6.3.3 Financial overview
      6.3.4 Business strategy
      6.3.5 SWOT analysis
      6.3.6 Recent developments
6.4 TPC Group
      6.4.1 Company overview
      6.4.2 Product portfolio
      6.4.3 Business strategy
      6.4.4 SWOT analysis
      6.4.5 Recent developments
6.5 Ineos
      6.5.1 Company overview
      6.5.2 Product portfolio
      6.5.3 Business strategy
      6.5.4 SWOT analysis
6.6 The Lubrizol Corporation
      6.6.1 Company overview
      6.6.2 Product portfolio
      6.6.3 Business strategy
      6.6.4 SWOT analysis
      6.6.5 Recent developments
6.7 Chevron Oronite Company LLC
      6.7.1 Company overview
      6.7.2 Product portfolio
      6.7.3 Business strategy
      6.7.4 SWOT analysis
      6.7.5 Recent developments
6.8 Infineum International Ltd.
      6.8.1 Company overview
      6.8.2 Product portfolio
      6.8.3 Business strategy
      6.8.4 SWOT analysis
      6.8.5 Recent developments

List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Global polyisobutylene market segmentation
FIG. 2 Global polyisobutylene market, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 3 Polyisobutylene: Value chain analysis
FIG. 4 Global tires and tubes market, 2012– 2019 (Billion Units)
FIG. 5 Global adhesives market, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 6 Global sealants market, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 7 Global medical packaging market, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
FIG. 8 Porter’s five forces analysis
FIG. 9 Polyisobutylene: Company market share (2012)
FIG. 10 Polyisobutylene: Market attractiveness analysis
FIG. 11 Global polyisobutylene market volume share, by application, 2012 and 2019
FIG. 12 Global polyisobutylene market for automotives, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 13 Global polyisobutylene market for additives, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 14 Global polyisobutylene market for other applications, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 15 Global polyisobutylene market volume share, by region, 2012 and 2019
FIG. 16 North America polyisobutylene demand, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 17 Europe polyisobutylene market, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 18 Asia Pacific polyisobutylene demand, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 19 RoW polyisobutylene demand, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)

List of Tables 

TABLE 1 Polyisobutylene: Global snapshot
TABLE 2 Drivers for polyisobutylene market: Impact analysis
TABLE 3 Restraints for polyisobutylene market: Impact analysis
TABLE 4 North America polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 5 North America polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
TABLE 6 Europe polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 7 Europe polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
TABLE 8 Asia Pacific polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 9 Asia Pacific polyisbutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
TABLE 10 RoW polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 11 RoW polyisobutylene market, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)

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Polyisobutylene (PIB) or butyl rubber (IIR) is a commercial synthetic rubber used for manufacturing a range of products such as innerliners of tires, additives for motor oils, adhesive tapes, sealants, stoppers for medical bottles and sports equipment among others. PIB has applications in various industries on account of its excellent impermeability, thermal stability and flexibility. 

Different innovations and changing trends in the tire technology have led to the growing demand for polyisobutylene in the automotives industry. Polyisobutylene is increasingly being used to manufacture durable tires. In addition, the growing automotive industry coupled with the increasing demand for replacement of tires and tubes is expected to drive the demand for the polyisobutylene within the forecast period. The rising demand for polyisobutylene in sealants and adhesives on account of its superior elastic properties coupled with the rapid growing need of polyisobutylene in pharmaceutical packaging is expected to augment the demand for PIB in the near future. PIB is transported around the world on a regular and increasing basis. It is one of the most rapidly growing segments of the rubber industry. However, PIB becomes highly reactive and unstable at high temperatures which may lead to potentially hazardous accidents. Additionally, use of polyisobutylene in ship engines as a lubricant results in the contamination of water leads to pollution of the water bodies which in turn may result in harming aquatic life by causing deaths and genetic alteration in the long run. These parameters are expected to hamper the PIB market over the next few years. Focus towards R&D activities on recycling of rubber is expected to provide new opportunities for the growth of the market.

Automotives was the largest application segment of PIB accounting for 75.3% in 2012 followed by its demand in additives. This trend is expected to grow within the forecast period. Strong economic environment which is resulting in new vehicle production is expected to increase the demand for tires and tubes and in turn polyisobutylene. Emerging economies such as the BRIC represent major markets for automobiles which would drive the PIB market within the forecast period. In addition, increasing demand for additives in lubricants, other fuels and formulations is anticipated to increase the demand for PIB in additives. Demand for PIB in other applications such as construction, adhesives and pharmaceuticals are expected to be one of the attractive segments for the PIB market within the forecast period.

In 2012, demand for PIB was 485.7 kilo tons in Asia Pacific and is expected to witness the highest growth over the next six years. Several factors such as rising demand of tubeless tires, changing lifestyles, growing demand for hygiene in medical areas, urbanization, rising infrastructural activities are expected to drive the demand for PIB in this region. Demand for PIB is expected to be steady in developed markets of North America and Europe in the next few years with respect to end-use categories such as replacement of lubricants, motor oils and additives for other applications. Presence of stringent regulations regarding packaging of pharmaceuticals to prevent presence of fraudulent drugs in the market and maintenance of the chemical properties of the drugs is expected to boost the demand for polyisobutylene over the next few years. 

Companies such as BASF SE, Chevron Oronite, ExxonMobil Corporation, Infineum, Lanxess, TPC Group and the Lubrizol Corporation are the key players of the PIB market. In addition, the polyisobutylene market is highly consolidated, with the top six companies having a market share of more than 60%. The consolidated nature of the market provides very less scope for new players to enter into the market. 

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