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Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer: Market overview
Updated to Q4 2017
EPDM supply is expected to increase as a joint-venture new plant between South Korea’s Lotte and Italian’s Versalis will start up at the end of the year. The new unit was supposed to start up in September, but was delayed to the end of the year, sources said. And the supply from China will also increase once ARLANXEO and SK finished their turnarounds. Price uptrend may slow down in the fourth quarter.
Demand will improve in October amid the peak demand season. Some buyers and end-users will build stocks, which may lend some support to the market.
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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.