Published October 2020
This report is intended to serve as a world overview of elastomer supply and demand; however, the various CEH reports on each of the individual elastomers should be considered the definitive source of data and information for each material. This report includes the following large-volume synthetic elastomers (as well as natural rubber), which are referred to as general-purpose elastomers: butyl, ethylene-propylene, nitrile (excluding latex), polybutadiene, polychloroprene (neoprene), polyisoprene, and styrene-butadiene (SBR). This report does not cover styrene-butadiene latexes nor nitrile elastomer latexes.
The following pie charts show world consumption of natural rubber and synthetic elastomers.
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