Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS provides timely and reliable pricing information for ethylene propylene diene monomer (EDPM), enabling buyers, traders and sellers to make strategic business decisions, maximising revenue and profit.
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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
Demand for ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) is expected to remain soft in the first quarter of 2014 because of the sluggish global economy.
EPDM makers have raised their offers for EPDM in January because of squeezed margins from higher feedstock ethylene and propylene costs, but there has been resistance from the buyers.
Traders and distributors have adopted a cautious stance this year amid concerns over the uncertain global market outlook.
However, EPDM makers are cautiously optimistic that a recovering US economy and improved auto sales in Europe may help lift demand for EPDM.
The European car market is expected to grow in 2014 after a six-year slump, raising expectations that vehicle sales may rise by up to 3% in Europe in 2014.
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.
However, a slowing Chinese economy and faltering Indian economy are expected to curb growth in the automotive sector in these countries.
Updated to mid-Jan 2014
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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.