Styrene isoprene butylene styrene, also known as SIBS, is a biostable thermoplastic elastomer with physical properties that overlap silicone rubber and polyurethane. Initial data collected with SIBS stent-grafts and coatings on metallic stents demonstrate hemocompatibility, biocompatibility and long-term stability in contact with metal. SIBS polymers contain block segments of styrene monomers and rubber monomer units like other styrene block copolymers. However, SIBS also contains unsaturated elastomers or rubber units having isoprene and butadiene.
A shift towards polymer devices over metallic devices is gaining popularity in the medical industry, to improve the operational efficiency. This is expected to drive the SIBS demand in the global market. The adhesive & sealants industry is another key market to drive its demand in the global market. SIBS has potential application in pressure sensitive adhesives in the tapes market. Wires & cables is another segment, which drives the demand for SIBS in the emerging markets. However, fluctuating raw material prices are anticipated to act as a restraint for the global SIBS market growth.
The styrene isoprene butadiene (SIBS) market is segmented into three types - form, product type, and end-use industry. The form segment is further divided into pastille and flakes, by their availability. Flakes is the largest available form in the global SIBS market, due to its application flexibility. By product type, the market is further segmented into type I, type II, and type III, based on the available grades of the product. The end-use industry segment includes building & construction, footwear & leather, adhesives & sealants, packaging, healthcare, electrical & electronics, and others (including laminating, nonwovens, etc.), as per their demand from various sub-segments.
The market has been geographically segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East & Africa. Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing region in the global SIBS market. Low-cost of the product and easy handling, as compared to conventional equipment, are gaining popularity in countries like China and India. Mature healthcare industries in regions like North America & Europe are showing a positive response for SIBS products, which are poised to replace the metallic and heavy medical equipment, for efficient handling.
Opportunities and Major Players
SIBS polymers are used to manufacture various medical equipment such as syringes, medical containers, IV solution bags, etc. It is gaining popularity in the healthcare industry in emerging markets, due to the low-cost of the product and easy disposal, as compared to the conventional equipment. This is likely to create a growth opportunity for the SIBS market in emerging economies.
Some of the major companies dominating this market for its products, services, and continuous product development, include:
Eastman Chemical Company
ZEON CHEMICALS L.P.
Key Deliverables in the Study:
Market analysis for the global styrene isoprene butadiene (SIBS) market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.
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 styrene isoprene butadiene rubber (SIBS) 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 Market Definition
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Market Overview and Definition
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
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Shift from Metallic Devices to Polymer Devices in the Medical Industry
4.1.2 Rising Demand as Replacement for PVC in Various Applications
4.2.1 High-Price of Product Compared to Other Thermoplastics
4.3.1 Growing Demand from Heathcare Industry in Emerging Markets
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Form
5.1.1 Pastille Shape
5.2 By Product Type
5.2.1 Type I
5.2.2 Type II
5.2.3 Type III
5.3 By End-Use Industry
5.3.1 Building and Construction
5.3.2 Footwear and Leather
5.3.3 Adhesives & Sealants
5.3.6 Electrical & Electronics
5.3.7 Others (Including Laminating, Nonwovens, etc.)
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.6 Australia & New Zealand
6.1.7 ASEAN Countries
6.1.8 Rest of APAC
6.2.7 The Netherlands
6.2.8 Rest of Europe
6.3 North America
6.3.4 Rest of North America
6.4 South America
6.4.4 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East and Africa
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Saudi Arabia
6.5.5 Rest of MEA
7. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
8.2 Joint Ventures Collaborations and Agreements
8.3 Market Share Analysis
8.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles
9.1 Eastman Chemical Company
9.2 Kraton Polymers
9.3 TSRC Corporation
9.4 ZEON CHEMICALS L.P.
9.6 JSR Corporation
9.7 RCMA Rubber
9.9 LCY Chemical Corp.
9.10 Shandong Jusage Technology Co.,Ltd.
9.11 NINGBO ORETEL POLYMER CO., LTD
9.12 En Chuan Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.
9.13 - (List Not Exhaustive)