|Title:||China major styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) producers ranked by capacity in kilotons for 2010|
|Source:||China Chemical Reporter|
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Major SBR producers in the world in 2010
Producer Capacity (kt/a)
China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) XXX Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co. XXX LANXESS XXX Goodyear XXX China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) XXX International Specialty Products (ISP) XXX Japan Synthetic Rubber Co. (JSR) XXX TSRC Corp. XXX Dow Chemical XXX ENI Chemical XXX Bridgestone Corp. XXX Japan Zeon Co Ltd XXX Sibneft XXX DESC XXX Kauchuk XXX Others XXXX Total XXXX
According to statistics, was in 2010 the global production capacity of SBR (styrene butadiene rubber about X.XX mil lion t/a, of which the capacity of ESBR (emulsion-polymerized SBR) was about X.XX million t/a, accounting for XX.X% of the total; and SSBR (solution-polymerized SBR) about X.XX million t/a, accounting for XX.X% of the total (see Table X). As the downstream demand for SBR grows rapidly, SBR capacity expansion is very active worldwide. It is expected that by 2015, the global SBR capacity will reach X.X million t/a. The Asia-Pacific region, North America and Western Europe will remain the world's leading producing regions of SBR.
Table X Major SBR producers in the world in 2010
Producer Capacity (kt/a)
China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopcc Group) XXX Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co. XXX LANXESS XXX Goodyear XXX China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) XXX International Specialty Products (ISP) XXX Japan Synthetic Rubber Co. (JSR) XXX TSRC Corp. XXX Dow Chemical XXX ENI Chemical XXX Bridgestone Corp. XXX Japan Zeon Co Ltd XXX Sibneft XXX DESC XXX Kauchuk XXX Others XXXX Total XXXX
X. Production of SBR keeps growing in China
By the end of 2010, China's total production capacity of SBR was close to X.X million t/a, up X.X% year on year, including ESBR XXX XXX t/a and SSBR XXX XXX t/a (see Table X); and China's SBR output was about XXX XXX tons, up X.X%.
Table X Capacity of SBR manufacturers in China in recent years (kt/a)
Producer Product 2008 2009 2010
Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Co. ESBR XXX XXX XXX PetroChina Jilin Petrochemical Co. ESBR XXX XXX XXX PetroChina Lanzhou Petrochemical Co. ESBR XXX XXX XXX Nantong Shenhua Chemical Industrial Co Ltd ESBR XXX XXX XXX Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao Petrochemical Co. SSBR XX XX XX YPC-GPRO (Nanjing) Rubber Co Ltd ESBR XXX XXX XXX Bridgestone (Huizhou) Synthetic Rubber Co Ltd ESBR XX XX XX PetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemical Co Ltd SSBR - XXX XXX Hangzhou Zhechen Rubber Co Ltd SSBR - - XX Total XXX XXXX XXXX
Note: PetroChina is a listed company of CNPC.
The 2008 global financial crisis has disturbed the global rubber industry. In recent years, the production and consumption of SBR in many developed countries have dropped significantly; but China's SBR market has kept growing. In 2009, China's SBR producers were generally in good operational conditions. In 2010, the country's SBR capacity continued to increase, mainly due to the capacity expansion of SBR facilities at Hangzhou Zhcchen Rubber Co Ltd and Tianjin Lugang Petroleum Rubber Co Ltd.
X. Consumption of SBR increases in China
In 2010, China's apparent consumption of SBR reached X.XXXX million tons. Data in Table X show that in recent years, the import of SBR in China had been increasing, and its export and apparent consumption had also been growing.
Table X Apparent Consumption of SBR IN China in 2006-2010 (kt)
Year Output Import Export Apparent consumption
2006 XXX XXX XX XXX 2007 XXX XXX XX XXX 2008 XXX XXX XX XXXX 2009 XXX XXX XX XXXX 2010 XXX XXX XXX XXXX
Note: apparent consumption = output + import - export
In China, SBR is mainly used for the production of tires, rubber shoes, rubber tubes & tapes and cycle tires, of which tires and rubber shoes account for more than XX% of the total consumption.