Global Chloroprene Rubber (CR) Market 2015-2019

Aug 25, 2015, 02:10 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Chloroprene Rubber (CR) Market 2015-2019" report to their offering.

 In December 2014, Denka signed a definitive agreement with DuPont, to sell DuPont's neoprene polychloroprene business to Denka Performance Elastomer, a new joint venture company owned 70% by Denka and 30% by Mitsui. Neoprene, invented by DuPont in 1931, is a synthetic rubber used for some chemical and climate-safe items, such as wet suits and orthopedic supports. It is also utilized as a base resin in cements, electrical sheathing, and coatings. DuPont is the main producer of neoprene polychloroprene in North America at its Pontchartrain Works site in Los Angeles, US.

According to the report, CR is used in the manufacture of tires, oil seals, and even in tire adhesive in the automotive sector. The rapid growth of the automotive sector in developing countries and increased demand for high-performance tires, oil seals, and even in tire adhesive, are contributing to the growth of the global CR market. Tires are being made from CR as it provides improved performance, safety, and fuel efficiency. APAC was the largest producer and consumer of CR in 2014, with its tire sector exhibiting substantial growth. Due to the low labor and operating costs, many manufacturers have shifted their production facilities to APAC. However, the downstream tire sector in China is operating its plants at a reduced rate because of anti dumping duties on China-produced tires in the US.

Furthermore, the report states that butadiene obtained from crude oil is used to manufacture chloroprene, so the fluctuations in the price of crude oil have a significant impact on the global CR market.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.

Key Questions Answered in this Report

- What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?

- What are the key market trends?

- What is driving this market?

- What are the challenges to market growth?

- Who are the key vendors in this market space?

- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?

- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

Companies Mentioned

- Asahi kasei Chemicals - Chongqing Changshou Chemical - Denka - Dupont - Lanxess - Showa Denko - China Bluestar New Chemical Materials - Chongqing Longevity Chemical - Nairit Plant - Zenith Industrial Rubber Products

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