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Research and Markets: Global SBC Market 2015-2019 – Emergence of Bio-based Alternatives for Synthetic SBC

July 1, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Global SBC Market 2015-2019” report to their offering.

The Global SBC market to grow at a CAGR of 5.61% over the period 2014-2019.

SBC belong to the family of thermoplastic elastomers. SBC are consumed in bulk compared to other thermoplastic elastomers and have properties similar to rubber, though they are processed as thermoplastics. SBC are added in additives and other high-performance polymeric compounds for the formulation of the final end-products. The major end-users of SBC include the Footwear, Paving and Roofing, and Medical and Personal Care industries. SBC possess unique properties such as recyclability, elastic quality, and good flexibility at lower temperatures.

The emergence of bio-based alternatives for synthetic SBCs is one of the trends contributing to the market growth. Synthetic SBS polymers can be replaced using soybean-based SBS polymers in several applications including bitumen modification, personal care, and coating applications without change in specifications.

According to the report, the growing end-user markets of SBC are the major factor that drives the market growth. Major end-users such as the Construction, Infrastructure, Footwear, and Other industries are experiencing robust growth because of the improved global economic situation, growing populations in developing countries, and increased investments in infrastructure and construction activities.

Further, the report states that the rise in raw material prices in the Global SBC market is a major restraint for the market growth. The fluctuating crude oil prices have an adverse impact on the price and availability of the basic SBC raw materials.

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global SBC market for the period 2015-2019. It also provides data on the different segments of the market, based on the following:

  • Product type (SBS, SIS, HSBC)
  • Application (paving and roofing, footwear, advanced materials, adhesives, sealants and coatings, and others)
  • Geography (APAC, Americas, EMEA)

Key Vendors

  • Dynasol Elastomeros
  • Kraton Performance Polymers
  • LCY Chemical
  • Sinopec

Other Prominent Vendors

  • A. Schulman and Network Polymers
  • Dushanzi
  • Eastman Chemical
  • LG Chemicals
  • PolyOne
  • Styrolution Group
  • TSRC

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