Global Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) Industry

  • May 2012
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts
  • -
  • 189 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) in Thousand Metric Tons. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.The report profiles 22 companies including many key and niche players such as Eliokem S.A.S., Industrias Negromex S.A., JSR Corporation, Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Lanxess AG, Lanxess Elastômeros do Brasil SA, LG Chem Ltd., Nantex Industry Company Ltd., Nitriflex, PetroChina Company Limited, Polimeri Europa SpA, Sibur Holding JSC, Synthos SA, Zeon Corporation, Zeon Chemicals Europe Limited, and Zeon Chemicals L.P. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents





I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Nitrile Butadiene Rubber: A Primer II-1
Growth Prospects II-1
Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (HNBR): A Market to Mine II-2
Increase in Automotive Parts Production: A Key Driver II-2
Medical Gloves: A Lucrative End-Use Market for NBR II-2

2. MARKET DYNAMICS II-4
Production II-4
Table 1: World NBR Capacity by Region: 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Leading Players II-4
Table 2: Leading Worldwide Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)
Manufacturers (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Production Capacity for Lanxess, ZEON, Kumho, Nantex,
PetroChina / CNPC and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-4
Leading Manufacturers of NBR by Production Location II-5
Butadiene Market II-5
Table 3: Global Butadiene Supply Capacity (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown for USA, Western Europe, China, Korea, Japan
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 4: Global Butadiene Market by End-Use Application
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR Solid and Latex), Polybutadiene
Rubber, Styrenic Copolymers, Nitrile Rubber, Adiponitrile/
HMDA, ABS Resins and SB Copolymer Latex (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 5: Global Butadiene Market (2010): Percentage Market
Share Breakdown of Leading Manufacturers - Royal Dutch/Shell,
China Petrochemical, Texas Petrochemical, Exxon Mobil,
Huntsman, BP and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Butadiene Price Rise Brings Down NBR Production II-7
Table 6: Global Butadiene Market (2009): Quarterly Price of
Butadiene in US$ per ton By Region - Asia, North America and
Europe (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

3. SYNTHETIC RUBBER INDUSTRY - A PRELUDE II-8
Table 7: Global Rubber Consumption (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown for Natural and Synthetic Rubber (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 8: Percentage Breakdown of Synthetic Rubber Consumption
by End-Use Areas (2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Developing Countries: Major Consumption Hubs II-9
Table 9: Worldwide Rubber Consumption (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown for Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America,
Latin America and Africa (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Production of Synthetic Rubber II-9
Classification II-10
Types of Synthetic Rubbers II-10
Recession Affects Synthetic Rubber Demand II-11
RandD - Critical for Competitiveness of Synthetic Rubber Producers II-11

4. AN OVERVIEW OF NITRILE BUTADIENE RUBBER II-12
Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) II-12
Effect of ACN Composition on Polymer II-13
Manufacturing Process and Chemistry II-13
Environmental Concerns II-14
Types of NBR II-14
HNBR II-15
Cold NBR II-15
Carboxylated Nitrile (XNBR) II-15
Crosslinked Hot NBR II-15
Hot NBR II-16
Bound Antioxidant NBR II-16
Applications II-16

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES/ APPROVALS II-18
Ansell Healthcare Unveils Starpack® 48-651 Glove II-18
Zeon Launches Zetpol® EP II-18
Female Health Receives FDA Approval for FC2 II-18
Sibur to Launch BNRP in Russia II-19
Lanxess Launches Therban AT 3400 VP II-19
NewAge Industries Launches Innovative Hose II-19
Lanxess Introduces New Ultra-High CAN Therban (HNBR) Product
Range II-19

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-20
SIBUR Partners Sinopec for NBR Production II-20
Sibur to Expand Krasnoyarsk’s Production Capacity II-20
Lanxess Opens Global RandD Center for NBR in France II-20
Lanxess Enters into Joint Venture with TSRC II-21
Omnova Solutions Acquires Eliokem II-21
Zeon Increases NBR Capacity II-22
Laxness Inks Trademark License Agreement with Eriks II-22
GACL Signs Agreement with GSFC and GNFC II-22
ExxonMobil Chemical and Sabic to Locate Nitrile Rubber Unit at
Al Jubail II-22
Zeon Chemicals Finishes HNBR project II-23
Rubber World Industries Bags Supply Contract from Lanxess II-23
Eliokem to Integrate Valia Facility into Company's System II-23
Zeon to Enhance Production Capacity of Automotive Elastomers II-23
JSR to Cut Synthetic Rubber Production Due to Butadiene Shortage II-23
Eliokem Acquires Apar Industries’ Polymer Division II-24

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-25
Eliokem S.A.S. (France) II-25
Industrias Negromex S.A. (Mexico) II-25
JSR Corporation (Japan) II-25
Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (South Korea) II-26
Lanxess AG (Germany) II-26
Lanxess Elastômeros do Brasil SA (Brazil) II-26
LG Chem Ltd. (South Korea) II-26
Nantex Industry Company Ltd. (Taiwan) II-27
Nitriflex (Brazil) II-27
PetroChina Company Limited (China) II-27
Polimeri Europa SpA (Italy) II-27
Sibur Holding JSC (Russia) II-28
Synthos SA (Poland) II-28
Zeon Corporation (Japan) II-28
Zeon Chemicals Europe Limited (UK) II-29
Zeon Chemicals L.P. (US) II-29

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-30
Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Nitrile Butadiene Rubber by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30

Table 11: World Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for
Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Leading Players III-1
Table 13: Leading manufacturers of Nitrile Butadiene Rubber
in the US by Plant Capacity (2009) (In ‘000 tpa) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1
Major Applications III-2
Table 14: NBR Market in the US by End-Use (2011) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Export-Import Scenario III-2
NBR Exports III-2
Table 15: US NBR Industry (2009): Percentage Breakdown of
US Exports of NBR (Including Latex) by Country - Mexico,
Japan, Italy, China, Canada and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 16: US NBR Industry (2009): Percentage Breakdown of
US Exports of NBR (Excluding Latex) by Country - Belgium,
Germany, Japan, Canada, Mexico and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
NBR Imports III-3
Table 17: US NBR Industry (2009): Percentage Breakdown of
US Imports of NBR (Including Latex) by Country - the UK,
Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 18: US NBR Industry (2009): Percentage Breakdown of
US Imports of NBR (Excluding Latex) by Country - France,
Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
B.Market Analytics III-4
Table 19: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 20: US Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4

2. CANADA III-5
A.Market Analysis III-5
Export Import Scenario III-5
NBR Exports III-5
Table 21: Canadian NBR Industry (2009): Percentage
Breakdown of Exports of NBR (Excluding Latex) by Country -
United States, Hong Kong and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
NBR Imports III-5
Table 22: Canadian NBR Industry (2009): Percentage
Breakdown of Imports of NBR (Including Latex) by Country -
United States, United Kingdom, France and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 23: Canadian NBR Industry (2009): Percentage
Breakdown of Imports of NBR (Excluding Latex) by Country -
United States, France, Mexico, South Korea, India, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
B.Market Analytics III-6
Table 24: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 25: Canadian Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

3. JAPAN III-8
A.Market Analysis III-8
Leading Players III-8
Table 26: Leading Manufacturers of Synthetic Rubber in
Japan (2007): Percentage Share Breakdown for JSR, Zeon,
Asahi Kasei, Ube Industries, Sumitomo Chemical, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
B.Market Analytics III-8
Table 27: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 28: Japanese Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

4. EUROPE III-10
A.Market Analysis III-10
Leading Players III-10
Table 29: Leading Manufacturers of NBR in Europe (2010)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10
Regulatory Environment III-10
Major Rubber Producers Fined by EC for Price Fixing Cartel III-10
B.Market Analytics III-11
Table 30: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 31: European Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 32: European 15-Year Perspective for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

4a. FRANCE III-14
Market Analytics III-14
Table 33: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 34: French Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

4b. GERMANY III-16
Market Analytics III-16
Table 35: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 36: German Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

4c. ITALY III-18
Market Analytics III-18
Table 37: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 38: Italian Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-20
Market Analytics III-20
Table 39: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 40: UK Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

4e. SPAIN III-22
Market Analytics III-22
Table 41: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 42: Spanish Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

4f. RUSSIA III-24
Market Analytics III-24
Table 43: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 44: Russian Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-26
Market Analytics III-26
Table 45: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 46: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Nitrile
Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Asian NBR Producers Cut Production III-28
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 47: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 48: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 49: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Nitrile
Butadiene Rubber by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Consumption for China, India, Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

5a. CHINA III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Impact of Global Economic Recession III-32
Competition III-32
Table 50: NBR Production Capacity in China (2008-2015) (In
’000 tons per annum) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33
NBR Registers Slack Import Growth in China III-33
Table 51: Chinese Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Market
(2006-2008): Production, Import and Export Statistics (in
Thousand Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33
NBR Prices Witness Uptrend III-34
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 52: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 53: Chinese Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

5b. INDIA III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Tire Manufacturers Continue to Favor Natural Rubber III-36
Table 54: Rubber Consumption in India (2011): Percentage
Breakdown by End Use (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36
Regulatory Environment III-36
Indian Government Adjusts Anti-Dumping Duties on NBR III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 55: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 56: Indian Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Export of Malaysian Nitrile Gloves Witnesses Rise III-38
B.Market Analytics III-38
Table 57: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 58: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Nitrile
Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-40
Market Analytics III-40
Table 59: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 60: Middle East Historic Review for Nitrile Butadiene
Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

7. LATIN AMERICA III-42
Market Analytics III-42
Table 61: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 62: Latin American Historic Review for Nitrile
Butadiene Rubber Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 22 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 31)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 4
Japan 2
Europe 9
France 1
Germany 2
The United Kingdom 2
Italy 2
Rest of Europe 2
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 12
Latin America 4
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