Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is a high-density synthetic rubber. It is durable and has high-resistance to abrasives, tearing, temperatures and solvents. It has good elasticity at low- and high-temperature and has excellent electrical insulating properties. EPDM is used in a wide-range of industries such as automotive, building & construction, plastic modification, lubricant additives, wires & cables, and tires & tubes. In the automotive industry, EPDM is used in the manufacturing of glass-run channel, brake parts, windshield wipers, body sealing, tubing, radiator, belts, engine mounts, roofing membrane, weather-stripping, thermoplastic vulcanizates and motor oil additive applications.
The increasing construction activities are likely to drive the EPDM market. Volatile raw material prices are the main restraint in the EPDM market, which will influence the demand-supply scenario.
EPDM is classified by the manufacturing process, namely, solution polymerization process, slurry/suspension process and gas-phase polymerization process. The market is also segmented by the end-user applications like automotive, building and construction, plastic modification, lubricant additive, electrical and electronics, tires and tubes, and wires and cables. Automotive is the largest end-user industry, with around 42% share in the global EPDM market. EPDM is used in the plastic modification of thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) and thermoplastic olefins (TPO) in the plastic manufacturing industry.
The market has been geographically segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America and the Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing market for EPDM due to the growth of the automobile industry in India, China, Japan, Thailand and South Korea. North America has relatively mature economic conditions. Due to the environmental issues in Germany, many industries like automobile and plastic choose to use innovative EPDM, which leads to further increase in the EPDM market in the European region.
Opportunities & Market Players
The development & commercialization of bio-based EPDM products is expected to provide an opportunity for the market in the future. Some of the major companies in the ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) market are:
Kumho Polychem Co., Ltd.
PetroChina Co. Ltd.
Johns Manville Inc.
Carlisle Companies Inc.
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd.
Lion Elastomers LLC
Firestone Building Products Company LLC
Key Deliverables in the Study:
Market analysis for the global ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales.
Market definition along with the identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario and prospective opportunities.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) market on both, global and regional scales.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
Insights on the major countries/regions where this industry is growing and identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Scope of the Study
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Current Market Scenario
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Model
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
3.3.5 Degree of Competition
3.4 Patent Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Increased Application in the Automotive and Construction Industry
4.1.2 Increased Usage of EPDM in Thermoplastic Modification
4.2.1 Volatile Raw Material Prices
4.3.1 Development of Bio-Based EPDM
4.3.2 Increase in Research & Development for Developing Environment-Friendly Finished Products
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Manufacturing Process
5.1.1 Solution Polymerization Process
5.1.2 Slurry/Suspension Process
5.1.3 Gas-phase Polymerization Process
5.2 By Application
5.2.2 Building and Construction
5.2.3 Plastic Modification
5.2.4 Electrical and Electronics
5.2.5 Lubricant Additive
5.2.6 Wires and Cables
5.2.7 Tires and Tubes
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
7.1.3 Rest of APAC
7.2.5 Rest of Europe
7.2.6 North America
7.3.1 Rest of North America
7.3.2 South America
7.4.1 Rest of South America
7.4.2 Middle East and Africa (MEA)
7.5 GCC countries
7.5.1 South Africa
7.5.2 Rest of MEA
7.5.3 Competitive Landscape
8. Mergers & Acquisitions
8.1 Joint Ventures Collaborations and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8.4 Company Profiles
9. Carlisle Companies Inc.
9.1 DoW Elastomers
9.2 ExxonMobil Corporation
9.3 Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
9.4 Johns Manville, Inc.
9.5 JSR Corporation
9.6 Kumho Polychem Co., Ltd.
9.7 Lanxess AG
9.8 Lion Elastomers, LLC
9.9 Mitsui Chemicals
9.10 OAO Nizhnekamskneftekhim
9.11 PetroChina Co. Ltd.
9.12 SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd.
9.13 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
9.14 Versalis S.p.A.
- (List Not Exhaustive)