ICIS price assessments for Asian polybutadiene rubber (PBR) are widely used by market players in contract and trade deals. Our Asian PBR report provides spot export prices for both PBR low-CIS grade and high-CIS grade, as well as domestic prices for China.
If you’re looking for a 360-degree perspective of the Asian PBR markets, our short-to-long term solutions – from pricing data, news, market analysis, to supply and demand forecasts – power your decision-making process by bringing clarity through data and ensuring you are able to evaluate the Asian PBR industry from every angle.
Whether you are buying or selling, our short-to-long term solutions – from pricing data, news, market analysis, to supply and demand forecasts – power your decision-making process by bringing clarity through data and ensuring you are able to evaluate the Asian polybutadiene rubber industry from every angle.
Key trading prices and activities: Spot export and domestic prices. Offers, bids and transactions for key polybutadiene rubber grades – low-CIS and high-CIS
Price alerts and market updates: Shifts in prices, latest news, market developments and changes to regulations and demand trends
Plant data: Production and capacity, plant maintenance and shutdowns
Feedstock: Prices and market updates for Asian butadiene
Historical prices: Download and/or chart pricing from as far back as the start of ICIS coverage
Weekly market outlook: Overview and outlook for the overall PE market, including a brief commentary on the other regional markets
Supply and demand: Analysis of domestic and international supply and demand
Regional coverage: Asia Pacific, China
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Widgets in this tool include: import parity, arbitrage/netbacks, substitution trends and feedstock trends
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Gain a long-term view of the market with ICIS Supply and Demand data (1978-2040)
ICIS Supply and Demand data offers end-to-end perspectives across the global PBR supply chain. Gain quick access to data on import and export volumes, plant capacities, production, trade flows, companies and routes. With historical data from 1978 and forecast available up to 2040, this powerful data and analytics service from ICIS helps senior management, strategists, business planners, analysts and risk managers to:
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Polybutadiene butadiene rubber (PBR/BR), is a polymerised butadiene. Butadiene is the main feedstock for PBR. Its key properties include high elasticity, strong wear resistance, along with high flexibility at variable temperatures. It is especially good for uses which require exposure to low temperatures.
The major use of PBR is in tyres, with a high portion of the polymer produced going into treads and sidewalls. PBR has excellent abrasion resistance (good tread wear), and low rolling resistance (good fuel economy) due to its low glass transition temperature.
Apart from tyre treads, belts, hoses, gaskets and other automobile parts are also made from the material because it stands up to cold temperatures better than other elastomers.
PBR also has a major application as an impact modifier for polystyrene (PS) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) resins.
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