The growth in the S-SBR market is primarily driven by the increasing demand from the tire manufacturing industry, which is the largest consumer of S-SBR. The growing automobile market has been a major factor contributing to the growth of S-SBR. In addition, tire labeling regulations in countries such as Japan, Korea and the European Union have created huge demand for solution S-SBR.
Growing disposable income has resulted in increased need for mobility that has been a major driver for the growth of the automobile market. However, the volatility in raw material prices, especially butadiene prices, has been a major inhibitor for the market.
The demand for S-SBR from the tire industry was 424.16 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to witness double-digit growth rate over the next five years. In terms of revenue, the market was valued at USD 1,135.2 million in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 2,647.8 million in 2018.
Estimates suggest that S-SBR would grow at twice the pace as compared to E-SBR owing to the tire labeling regulations across various regions such as the European Union (EU) and Asia (Japan, South Korea). S-SBR is used for manufacturing tire treads and offers superior performance in terms of low rolling resistance, better-wet grip and superior fuel economy. This is achieved due to the structural difference between S-SBR and E-SBR in terms of their hysteresis behavior and molecular weight distribution (MWD). These properties result in lower hysteresis losses and better wear resistance for tires.
Over 75% of S-SBR produced globally is consumed by the tire industry. Tire is the largest application segment for S-SBR and is a major driver for the market. Apart from tires, footwear and polymer modification are two of the fastest growing application segments of the S-SBR market. The Asia Pacific region is the largest producer and consumer of S-SBR and is expected to drive the market in the future due to its robust demand and capacity expansion.
This market research report on solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) analyzes and estimates the global demand for S-SBR over a period of six years from 2012 to 2018, in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The report identifies and analyzes key drivers and inhibitors affecting the market demand along with the opportunities present and available over the next few years. The study also provides detailed raw material analysis in terms of their properties, current prices, future price trend and their global market share.
The S-SBR market has been segmented based on applications and on a regional level. An analysis is given in detail for each of its applications along with its drivers and restraints in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) spanning a period from 2012 to 2018. In addition, the report has also been segmented in terms of region and gives consumption of S-SBR region-wise. Accordingly, regional data on a granular level has been provided for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). This segment discusses the demand of S-SBR in terms of its applications in each region, with respect to volume (kilo tons) as well as revenue (USD million).
A detailed analysis of the value chain for S-SBR has been included for enhanced understanding of the market. The Porter’s five force analysis has also been discussed in detail. In addition, the report includes comparison of emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (E-SBR) and solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR). Besides, there is a focus on S-SBR with regards to points such as need for S-SBR, shift in consumer preference, role of S-SBR in tackling challenges, proliferation of S-SBR and challenges to the S-SBR market. Product portfolio of leading S-SBR manufacturers such as Lanxess, Versalis, Asahi Kasei and Michelin has been elaborated in the report in addition to the market shares of leading manufacturers segmented region-wise.
Key market participants profiled in this study include Lanxess, Sinopec, Michelin, Dynasol Elastomers, SIBUR Holding JSC and Asahi Kasei. The detailed profile includes attributes such as overview, financial data, recent developments, business strategy and SWOT analysis.
For research, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with numerous key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk research effort coupled with extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ annual reports, product portfolio, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and better understanding of the market. Secondary research includes in-depth research on current trends, technical writing, recent trades, internet sources, trade associations, statistical data from government websites and associated authorized agency websites. This has proved to be the most successful, effective and reliable approach for obtaining concise data, capturing industry participants’ insights and recognizing opportunities and growth
The 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. Additionally, 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. Furthermore, the market data is based on current information. However, presence of a large number of domestic manufacturers in China and India may cause variation in forecast by a small margin. The forecasts have been based on expected demand from application segments.
The report also presents a comprehensive assessment of the stakeholder strategies, winning imperatives for them by segmenting the Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) market as below:
Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) Market –Application analysis
- Polymer Modification
- Adhesives and Sealants
Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) Market - Regional Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World (RoW)