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Updated to Q4 2018
EPDM supply in the fourth quarter will remain ample as the overall supply in Asia exceeds the demand. Hence, most plants will continue to run at reduced rates. Major suppliers will be likely to maintain prices if feedstock prices are still strong.
The downstream demand is expected to slow down with the approaching of the year-end. Most end-users will not keep inventory at relatively low levels at the end of the year. China will impose a 5% additional duty on the imports from the US, which will lead to a decline for US imports.
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Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Methodology
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM), a 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, with about 43% of global demand.
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.
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