Styrene butadiene latex market will be primarily driven by adhesives and paper industry growth over the forecast duration. The global demand for adhesives and sealants in 2014 was 8.1 million tons, which is anticipated to reach at 12 million tons by 2024. Adhesives are widely used in all major end-user industries such as construction, automobile, electricals, etc. High and low butadiene content SB latex is used in adhesives on large scale. Thus, growth in automobile and construction industries, will propel growth in adhesives demand, which will eventually be beneficial for styrene butadiene latex market size growth in the coming years.
Pertaining to the rising demand for latex binders in the paper, construction, and adhesives sectors, styrene butadiene latex market is expected to carve out a rather profitable growth path in the ensuing years. The product is essentially a type of emulsion polymer that has a higher crosslink density and tensile strength as compared to styrene butadiene rubber. It also exhibits other favorable qualities such as increased flexibility, resistance to oils and abrasion, lower water permeability and dimensional stability, subject to which styrene butadiene latex industry outlook is forecast to witness majorly lucrative transformations over 2017-2024. Global Market Insights, Inc., states that styrene butadiene latex market share will grow at a CAGR of 3.5% between 2017 and 2024 and will exceed USD 9 billion in the forecast time span.
The paper processing sector stands as one of the major application arenas of styrene butadiene latex market. The product is extensively used for paper coating in magazines, newspapers, flyers, catalogues and paper food cartons, given that it enhances the pigment’s binding ability and makes the end-product brighter, stiffer, glossier and water resistant. With rising global demands for innovative paper products and the exponential growth of the paper industry, styrene butadiene latex industry is likely to witness considerable growth prospects.
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Low butadiene content SB latex held a prominent share in global styrene butadiene latex market due to its extensive application in various end-user industries such as adhesives and textiles. The product is also used in non-woven fabrics and pressure sensitive adhesives.
In 2016, paper processing segment accounted for a major share of overall styrene butadiene latex market. Asia Pacific and Latin American paper industry is growing tremendously from past few years. In last 20 years, the paper products usage has increased from 92 million tons to 208 million tons. This shall be a growth indicator for styrene butadiene latex market size growth in future.
Latin America is likely to witness prominent CAGR during the forecast timespan for styrene butadiene latex market and held a prominent share in 2016. Latin America is a growing market for paper and textile products, increasing per capita income of consumers in Brazil and Mexico, have has led to surged demand for both paper and textile. This positive trend will subsequently drive the product demand in the region over the next few years.
Asia Pacific, led by China, will expand at prominent growth rate over the forecast timeframe. Asia Pacific is a leading carpet and paper producer and an enormous market for the paper based and textile & garments industry. Both, carpet and paper industries in Asia Pacific are growing at prominent rates, which clearly indicates new growth avenues for product demand in the next few years.
The styrene butadiene latex market is fragmented with many companies holding for the majority of the market share while Trinseo and BASF SE have emerged as market leaders. Key industry players include Trinseo, Dow Chemical Company, Styron Europe GmbH, Asahi Kasei Chemical Corporation. Other prominent styrene butadiene latex manufacturers include LG Chem, Mallard Creek Polymers, Synthomer Plc and Synthetic Latex Company (Pty) Ltd.