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Polyisobutylene (PIB) - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

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  • 358 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
  • ID: 1382356

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF SE
  • INEOS Group
  • Lubrizol Corporation
  • TPC Group Inc.

Global Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market to Reach $2.8 Billion by 2026


Polyisobutylene (PIB) or polyisobutene, (C4H8)n,,is a clear, synthetic hydrocarbon elastomer, produced by polymerization of isobutylene. Polyisobutylene (PIB) is one of the key raw materials used in the manufacture of a diverse range of products, including tires, lubricants, fuels, adhesives, sealants and others. Superior flexibility, thermal stability and impermeability characteristics make polyisobutylene a versatile material with several applications. Polyisobutylene properties include impermeability, ozone resistance, oxidation resistance, and enhanced stability. Additionally, it is weather-resistant, increasing its demand in manufacturing items such as pharmaceutical stoppers, hosepipes, construction sealants, and other mechanical items. The product is known for properties such as electrical insulation and impermeable to gases and water vapor, thus an ideal for sealants in the photovoltaic system panels. Primarily used in the manufacture of tires, demand for Polyisobutylene depends largely upon the trends in automotive industry. Increasing automotive production, driven by recovery in economies worldwide, along with rising sales of tires is driving demand for polyisobutylene across the globe. In addition, PIB continues to see rising demand as fuel additives, where it removes sludge, soot and oxidation byproducts that deposit in the engine and affect its performance. Technological advancements and trends have enabled greater use of PIB in tires resulting in growing demand. Enhanced bonding and air retention properties of PIB driven by technological advances contributing to growing demand for PIB in automotive applications. Rising demand for tubeless tires and increasing use of PIB in their fabrication are expected to engender significant opportunities for growth in this application market.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Polyisobutylene (PIB) estimated at US$2.2 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$2.8 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 5.5% over the analysis period. Conventional, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 5% CAGR and reach US$1.6 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Highly Reactive segment is readjusted to a revised 6% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $337.2 Million in 2022, While China is Forecast to Reach $648.5 Million by 2026


The Polyisobutylene (PIB) market in the U.S. is estimated at US$337.2 Million in the year 2022. China, the world's second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$648.5 Million by the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 7.3% over the analysis period. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 3.8% and 4.4% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 4.1% CAGR.

Given the economic recovery post the COVID-19 scenario, demand for polyisobutylene would benefit from expected surge in automobile sales and demand for tires from new cars and replacement market. The market would also benefit from increasing use of PIB in other key applications such as additives in lubricants; adhesives and sealants; and rising demand in the medical sector. Industrial oils based on PIB, for instance, contain lubricant additives that prevent rust and oxidation, and play the role of anti-wear additives and paint depressants. PIB`s physical properties, such as water resistance, viscosity, tackiness, and electrical resistance drive its use in industrial applications. In the additives sector, PIB is used for its chemical properties mainly in the manufacture of dispersants/detergents for fuels and lubricants. PIB`s features such as tackiness, resistance to moisture and adhesion drive its use as base polymer or modifier in the adhesives and sealants sector. Higher resistive characteristics and low absorptivity features of PIB have attracted its use in medical packaging space such as bottle seals and vials, over conventional products such as rubber. PIB is used in packaging applications such as bottle seals and serum vials drive

The market is also expected to register stronger growth in the Highly Reactive PIB (HR-PIB) market, while slower growth in the Conventional PIB market is expected to offset overall growth in the market to an extent. HR-PIB continues to witness significant growth, emerging from markets such as mechanical rubber goods, adhesives, flooring, pharmaceuticals and footwear among others. Some of the major trends in the market include increasing popularity of PIB based PSAs (pressure sensitive adhesives), growing use of additives made from enhanced PIB, and rising use of PIB in photovoltaic (PV) systems as sealing agents. Further, polyisobutylene is expected to witness high growth in two-stroke engine oil industry owing to its capability to remove engine deposits and clear burning in the industrial engines and automobile industry. Rising investments in R & D to enhance gasoline fuel performance and diesel is likely to increase the demand for fuel additives over the analysis period.

Environment Issues Plague Market Growth


PIB, when contacted with water, is known for forming a waxy, glue-like substance that is usually concealed or floating on the surface of the water. The compound, which generally enters the water through ships, is considered a grave threat to marine wildlife and seabirds that usually dive into the water in search of food. The unique sticky substance sticks on to the bodies or wings of the seabirds and in turn prevents them from feeding, hence causing hypothermia, starvation, immobilization and even death at times. Despite being used as a major substance across diverse applications, PIB and its overall impact on the marine environment is still being researched. Based on an assessment study carried out under the US EPA`s (Environmental Protection Agency`s) HPV (High Production Volume) Challenge Program as part of the Succinimide Dispersants Category, PIB as well its variants were found to be safe towards the environment as they do not include any form of functional groups that are vulnerable to hydrolysis and are also not biodegradable in nature. In addition, eco-toxicity tests performed also displayed lower possibilities of acute water toxicity. As part of an assessment program carried out under the US EPA`s (Environmental Protection Agency`s) HPV (High Production Volume) Challenge Program, the effects of PIB and its variants on human and animal health displayed low levels of acute toxicity when tested on animals. Moreover, they also displayed no signs of any adverse effects when ingested accidentally or after coming into contact with skin, hence eliminating any possibilities of reproductive toxicity hazard, sensitization and eye/skin irritation.

Select Competitors (Total 15 Featured):

  • BASF SE
  • Chevron Oronite Company LLC
  • Daelim Industrial. Co. Ltd.
  • INEOS Group
  • Lubrizol Corporation
  • TPC Group Inc.

What`s New for 2022?

  • Global competitiveness and key competitor percentage market shares
  • Market presence across multiple geographies - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF SE
  • INEOS Group
  • Lubrizol Corporation
  • TPC Group Inc.

I. METHODOLOGYII. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. MARKET OVERVIEW
  • Influencer Market Insights
  • World Market Trajectories
  • Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession
  • COVID-19 Crisis Set to Derail Momentum in the Polyisobutylene Market
  • COVID Crisis Weakens Global Economic Environment, Triggering Negative Tide in GDP & Industrial Output Forecasts
  • World Economic Growth Projections (Real GDP, annual % Change) for 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • Industrial Activity to Remain Subdued in the Immediate Term, Inducing Weakness into PIB Market
  • Global PMI Index Points for the Years 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • Business Climate Indicator in the Euro Area for the Period June 2019 to May 2020
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) - Global Key Competitors Percentage Market Share in 2022 (E)
  • Competitive Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial for Players Worldwide in 2022 (E)
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB): An Introduction
  • Chemical and Physical Properties of PIB
  • Types of Polyisobutylene
  • Major Grades of PIB Resins by Weight
  • Applications of PIB
  • Outlook
  • Asia-Pacific to Exhibit Faster Growth
  • Production Landscape
  • World Polyisobutylene Breakdown of Annual Production Capacity by Region: 2019
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Market Share of Leading PIB Producers: 2020E
  • Recent Industry Activity
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
  • Despite the Crushing Impact of COVID-19 Crisis, Automotive Industry Remains an Important Consumer of Polyisobutylene
  • World Automobile Production in Million Units: 2008-2022
  • Automobile Production % YoY Change Across Select Countries: 2020 Vs 2019
  • Automotive Tires Remains a Major Market for PIB
  • Composition of Passenger Car/Light Truck Tires by Weight
  • World Tires Market by Region: Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for China, Other Emerging Regions and Developed Regions for the Years 2019 & 2025
  • World Tires Market: Geographic Regions Ranked by Value CAGR for 2018-2025
  • Trend Towards Tubeless Tires Benefits PIB Demand
  • Unique Benefits of PIB Drive Use as Additives in Lubricants
  • Global Lubricant Additives Market Split by Automotive and Industrial Sectors: 2019
  • Global Lubricant Demand (In Million Metric Tons) for the Years 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021
  • COVID-19 Weakens Demand for Lubricant Additives
  • Use of PIBs as a Substitute for Bright Stocks
  • PIB to Garner Significant Growth as an Edge Sealant in Solar Power
  • Global Solar Power Market: Solar PV Capacity (in GW) for the Years 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2023
  • Rise in Application of PIB as a Binding Agent in Plastic Explosives to Push Demand
  • Global Explosives Market (In Million Metric Tons) for the Years 2020, 2022, 2025 and 2027
  • PIB Makes Inroads into Medical Arena
  • Environment Issues Continue to Hinder Growth
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVEIII. MARKET ANALYSIS
UNITED STATES
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United States for 2022 (E)
CANADA
JAPAN
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Japan for 2022 (E)
CHINA
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in China for 2022 (E)
EUROPE
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Europe for 2022 (E)
FRANCE
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in France for 2022 (E)
GERMANY
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Germany for 2022 (E)
ITALY
UNITED KINGDOM
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United Kingdom for 2022 (E)
SPAINRUSSIAREST OF EUROPE
ASIA-PACIFIC
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Asia-Pacific for 2022 (E)
AUSTRALIA
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Australia for 2022 (E)
INDIA
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in India for 2022 (E)
SOUTH KOREAREST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
LATIN AMERICA
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Latin America for 2022 (E)
BRAZILMEXICOREST OF LATIN AMERICA
MIDDLE EAST
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Middle East for 2022 (E)
AFRICA
  • Polyisobutylene (PIB) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Africa for 2022 (E)
IV. COMPETITION
  • Total Companies Profiled: 15

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • BASF SE
  • Chevron Oronite Company LLC
  • Daelim Industrial. Co. Ltd.
  • INEOS Group
  • Lubrizol Corporation
  • TPC Group Inc.