US SBR producers worried by demand uncertainty

A weak domestic economy and higher butadiene feedstock costs could slow the market to a crawl.

It is uncertainty about the future that causes chemical producers the greatest worry when considering demand. With obstacles such as rising prices, the approaching end of the US summer vacation season and a weak domestic economy littering the road ahead, US styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) producers worry that their market could soon slow to a crawl.