Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) is the most widely used synthetic rubber. Emulsion SBR contains 23.5% styrene and 76.5% butadiene. SBR is used in tyre production, which accounts for 76% of global consumption. Other uses include mechanical goods which account for 15%, automotive for 5% and others such as adhesives, floor tiles and shoe soles for 4%. Adhesives and chewing gum have been identified as two growing markets for SBR applications.
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