The hottest global consumption of styrene butadien

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Global consumption of styrene butadiene rubber continues to soar

driven by the rapid growth in the demand of the automobile tire market, the global consumption of SBR (styrene butadiene rubber) continues to expand. Under this situation, relevant companies are actively expanding their production capacity, but the supply of butadiene raw materials is still tight. LANXESS predicts that the global demand for high-performance rubber SBR will continue to grow at an average annual rate of nearly 10% in the next few years. If capacity expansion is not carried out, it is expected that there will be a global supply shortage of SBR in 2014. At present, the replacement tire has become the industry with the largest demand for SBR in the United States

from 2017 to 2018, the subsidy standard for new energy vehicles decreased by 20% on the basis of 2016. On April 14, LANXESS announced its intention to expand the production capacity of its solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) and neodymium butadiene rubber (nd PBR) plant in orange, Texas by 20000 tons/year, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2012. The current SSBR and nd PBR capacities of the plant are 25000 T/A and about 25000 T/a respectively. LANXESS said that the expansion project will invest US $14.5 million. In addition, the company's capacity expansion work in Leverkusen will increase the force value, but the aluminum-plastic composite materials will be simply treated at a price 40% ~ 70% lower than that of pure plastics. The process from large to small and then to large will be completed in april2012. LANXESS also plans to expand the SSBR production capacity at the Jerome production base in the French port. With the development of the world automobile industry, especially the strong demand of Chinese and Indian automobile manufacturers, SBR consumption will continue to grow rapidly. At the same time, drivers' demand for more environmentally friendly and safer tires also promotes the rapid development of SBR Market

in the European Union, the new regulations to be implemented from november2012 require that new tires sold in Europe must be marked with indicators such as fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise, which will stimulate the growth of SBR demand. At the same time, the Japanese tire manufacturers also launched a similar tire labeling system in early 2010. At present, the United States is also evaluating similar labeling requirements. These programmes in Japan and the EU aim to reduce carbon dioxide and noise emissions by promoting the use of green tyres without lowering safety targets

in January, 2010, LANXESS announced that it would build a new butyl rubber plant with a capacity of 100000 tons/year in Jurong Island, Singapore, which is planned to be completed in the first quarter of 2013

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