Global Neoprene Market - Segmented by Type, End User, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4514935
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 150 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Dec 31st 2018
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  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • CHR
  • Covestro AG
  • Denka Company Limited
  • DowDuPont
  • GK GmbH Endlosband
  • MORE
The global neoprene market is expected to register moderate growth during the forecast period, 2018 to 2023. The mounting demand from the wire & cable industry is expected to drive the market in the forecast period. Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global neoprene market in 2017.

Mounting Demand from the Wire & Cable Industry

Neoprene rubber parts are widely used for protective covering solutions in cable and wire systems, owing to the better heat, chemical, flame, ozone, and weathering resistance than its natural rubber counterpart. Cable jackets, jacketing in lead press cured mining cables, and jacketing in heavy-duty cables are some of the applications that benefit from neoprene specifically. The global cables & wires market has been exhibiting strong growth, supported by demand from power supply companies, telecom operators, and other end-user industries such as building & construction and industrial segments. The use of neoprene in the burgeoning wire & cable industry is anticipated to escalate during the forecast period.

Automotive End-user Segment to Dominate the Market

In terms of revenue, the automotive end-user segment accounted for a major share of the global neoprene market in 2017. Owing to the significant growth rate of the automotive industry annually, neoprene is expected to have wide implementation in the manufacture of hoses to withstand high pressure, oil and fuel hoses, and molded parts like bellows, axle boots, membranes, spring elements, dampeners, and windshield wipers. In addition, neoprene foam tape is commonly used in applications such as sealing and gasketing of electronics within automotive devices. These applications are expected to fuel the demand for neoprene in the automotive industry in the future.

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market Growth

Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global neoprene market due to widespread adoption in automotive and other industrial segments of countries like Japan, China, and India. In Asia, capacities are mainly present in Japan and China. Historically, Japan has been the dominant country for neoprene production, with three companies catering to large exports. The steady growth rate of the neoprene market in Asia-Pacific is anticipated to be maintained, owing to the huge demand in China and ASEAN countries.

Key Developments in the Market

January 2018: ARLANXEO, a joint venture of LANXESS and Saudi Aramco, is expanding its global chloroprene rubber (CR) production at the site in Dormagen, Germany.

Major Players: Denka Company Limited, Lanxess, Shanxi-Nairit Synthetic Rubber Co. Ltd, Tosoh Corporation, Chongqing Chemical & Pharmaceutical Changshou Chemical Group Co. Ltd and Showa Denko K.K., amongst others.

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1. Introduction
1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Scope of the Report
1.3 Study Deliverables

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Raw Material Analysis
3.4 Technological Snapshot
3.5 Manufacturing Process
3.5.1 Acetylene-based
3.5.2 Butadiene-based

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Demand and Emerging Applications in the Automotive Industry
4.1.2 Rising Consumption in Developing Economies
4.1.3 Mounting Demand from Wire and Cable Industry
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Substitution of EPDM, Thermoplastic Elastomers, and Polyurethane Elastomers in Neoprene Applications
4.2.2 Stringent Environmental Regulations
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Growing R&D activities and Innovative Product Development
4.3.2 Augmenting Popularity of Neoprene Gloves

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Forecast, and CAGR)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Normal Linear Grades
5.1.2 Pre-Cross Linked Grades
5.1.3 Sulfur-Modified Grades
5.1.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades
5.2 By End-user
5.2.1 Latex Dipped Articles Surgical Gloves Oral and Nasal Airways Endotracheal Tubes Surgical Masks Rubber Aprons Injection Ports Anaesthesia Masks Blood Pressure Cuffs Syringes Stethoscopes Erasers Rubber Bands Balloons Moulded Foam Improvement of Bitumen
5.2.2 Elastomers
5.2.3 Coatings
5.2.4 Building & Construction
5.2.5 Automotive
5.2.6 Electrical

6. Regional Analysis (Market Size, Forecast, and CAGR)
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 China
6.1.2 India
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 US
6.2.2 Canada
6.2.3 Mexico
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Germany
6.3.2 UK
6.3.3 Italy
6.3.4 France
6.3.5 Spain
6.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa

7. Future of the Market

8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis**
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)
9.1 Asahi Kasei Corporation
9.2 Chang Horing Rubber Co. Ltd
9.3 Chongqing Changshou Chemical Co. Ltd
9.4 CHR
9.5 Covestro AG
9.6 Denka Company Limited
9.7 DowDuPont
9.8 GK GmbH Endlosband
9.9 Lanxess
9.10 Pidilite Industries Ltd
9.11 Shanxi-Nairit Synthetic Rubber Co Ltd (China Bluestar National Group Co Ltd)
9.12 TOSOH Corporation
9.13 Versalis S.p.A. (Polimeri Europa)
9.14 Zenith Rubber
*list not exhaustive

10. Disclaimer
** Subject to Availability in Public Domain
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  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Chang Horing Rubber Co.Ltd
  • Chongqing Changshou Chemical Co.Ltd.
  • CHR
  • Covestro AG
  • Denka Company Limited
  • DowDuPont
  • GK GmbH Endlosband
  • Lanxess
  • Pidilite Industries Ltd
  • Shanxi-Nairit Synthetic Rubber Co Ltd (China Bluestar National Group Co. LTD.)
  • TOSOH Corporation
  • Versalis S.p.A. (Polimeri Europa)
  • Zenith Rubber.
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