Styrene butadiene rubber Prices, markets & analysis
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Styrene butadiene rubber US Transcript
The US styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) report is a weekly assessment of contract and spot prices for 1502 non-oil grade and 1712 oil extended grade product. Information in the report includes input from buyers, sellers and traders, as well as a comprehensive look at the upstream and downstream factors that can influence pricing.
Details about feedstock butadiene are also highlighted since this has a huge impact on pricing and market sentiment.
The ICIS report is an essential source of information providing producers and consumers with up to date market conditions affecting SBR.
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Updated to Q4 2014
US styrene-butadiene-rubber (SBR) prices fell during the fourth quarter on the back of lower feedstock costs for butadiene (BD) and styrene.
BD and styrene prices declined to their lowest levels all year, prompting SBR prices to fall accordingly.
The market continued to see a high number of imports, forcing some producers to lower their prices in order to remain competitive, although others were not willing to sell at levels said to be below production costs.
Meanwhile, overall demand remained lacklustre, with producers saying they were seeing a slowdown from downstream tyre makers, and it was expected to wane even further in December for the seasonal lull.
In other news, US specialty chemicals company Ashland has completed the sale of its elastomers business to US rubber producer Lion Copolymer. The business will be renamed Lion Elastomers.
Market participants were also monitor the impacts of a preliminary countervailing duty on Chinese imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tyres, starting in late November.
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