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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US styrene-butadiene-rubber (SBR) prices steadily increased in the first quarter, in line with rising raw material costs for styrene and butadiene (BD).
Soaring prices in upstream benzene had put upward pressure on SBR feedstock styrene during the early part of the quarter. BD was a concern during the latter part of the quarter as prices had risen significantly as well.
Market participants said the upward trend in SBR prices was more reflective of higher feedstock costs, rather than demand, which was described as relatively flat.
Meanwhile, the market continued to monitor the situation with the former Lion Copolymer plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which was idled in late January because of unfavourable economic conditions.
Operations resumed in late March under the new management of East West Copolymer & Rubber, a company newly created by former Lion CEO Greg Nelson.
While the plant's re-entry into the market is welcoming news, this should help alleviate some tightness in supply and relieve upward pressure on SBR prices, many market participants wondered how East West would carve out enough share of the market to support business in a sustainable manner.
Updated to mid-April 2014
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