World thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) demand will grow 5.2 percent annually to 6.7 million metric tons in 2019. Styrenic block copolymers will remain the largest segment, while thermoplastic vulcanizates and polyolefin elastomers will grow the fastest. China will remain the largest and fastest growing market.This study analyzes the 5.2 million metric ton world TPE industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by market (e.g., motor vehicles; consumer goods; asphalt and roofing; adhesives, sealants and coatings; industrial products) and product (e.g., styrenic block copolymers, thermoplastic polyolefins, polyolefin elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes, thermoplastic vulcanizates, copolyester elastomers) for six world regions and 16 major countries.The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 40 industry players, including Kraton Performance Polymers, LyondellBasell, and Sinopec.
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