The Asia Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer price report is published weekly. Price assessments focus on the spot market, while news and analysis include an overview, economic news, regional updates, demand and supply issues as well as any other key factors driving the prices at the time of publication.
Our locally based reporters will keep you up-to-date with market developments and the information will assist you in making your business decisions.
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The ICIS Asia Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) price report gives buyers, sellers and traders access to unbiased price assessments for Asia, including China and India, which are the key markets driving price movements in the region. You can use this weekly pricing information as a benchmark for your transactions.
Insights into the various factors influencing price enable you to build a view of where the market is heading and anticipate the best time to buy and sell EPDM.
Information covered in the report includes:Weekly EPDM assessed price quotes – CIF China, CFR Southeast Asia and CFR India for the medium ENB grade
- Weekly overview and outlook of the overall Asian EPDM market
- Related industry news updates
- Analysis of the various EPDM price and market drivers in Asia
- Market news, updates and commentary on the key Asian markets
- Price and market commentary on other key EPDM grades (except medium ENB)
- Feedstock (Ethylene and Propylene) price and market updates in Asia
- Production news in Asia - including plant capacity, shutdowns and maintenance plans
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Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer: Market overview
Updated to Q1 2016
Spot ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) prices in Asia are expected to fall further in the first quarter of 2016 due to prevailing weak demand amid an oversupplied market.
Weak crude oil and upstream ethylene and propylene prices had weighed on demand.
A slowing Chinese economy and depreciated Asian currencies, including the Chinese yuan, Malaysian ringgit, Indonesian rupiah and Indian rupee against the US dollar, are expected to dampen buying sentiment.
Additional EPDM capacities in China, South Korea and Saudi Arabia are likely to further weigh on demand.
Distributors and end-users are expected to trim their inventories and purchase on a need-to-basis, given the abundant supply.
The overall sluggish economies in Asia, with the automotive industry experiencing slower-than-expected growth, had curtailed spot interest in EPDM.
EPDM is used in a wide range of applications including gaskets and window seals in the automotive industry and roofing membrane and electrical insulation material in the construction industry.
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About Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer
Ethylene Propylene (EP) elastomer is the third largest synthetic rubber market after styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) and polybutadiene rubber (PBR). Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM), a key type of EP elastomer, has excellent resistance to ozone and heat, and good resistance to alkalis, acids, and oxygenated solvents. Asia is the largest and fastest growing market, representing about 43% of global demand.
EPDM is used in a wide range of applications including gaskets and window seals in the automotive industry and roofing membrane and insulation material in the construction industry.