World thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) demand will rise 5.5 percent per year to 5.8 million metric tons in 2017. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest market and will grow the fastest. Styrene block copolymers (SBCs) will continue as the leading TPE product, while polyolefin elastomers (POEs) will grow the fastest.This study analyzes the 4.5 million metric ton world TPE industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by market (e.g., motor vehicles; consumer goods; asphalt and roofing; adhesives, sealants and coatings; industrial products), product (e.g., SPCs, thermoplastic polyolefins, POEs, thermoplastic polyurethanes, thermoplastic vulcanizates, copolyester elastomers), world region, and for 15 countries.The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry players, including Kraton Performance Polymers, LyondellBasell and Sinopec.
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