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Updated to Q3 2018
Maintenance closures in the third quarter among existing regional EPDM plants would keep supply tightened to some extent. However, once exports from newer plants in the Middle East and northeast Asia, involving more than 200,000 tonne/year of production capacity, stabilise and grow, regional supply is expected to lengthen.
Demand onEPDM is expected to hinge on how requirements from the automotive sector may shape up. Automotive production may slow down in third quarter in India, as factories typically scale back operations during this flood-prone monsoon period. But in China, automotive sector operations are expected to remain vibrant in the quarter.
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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.