Synthetic Latex Polymers

Performance vs. Cost: Demand Trends in Synthetic Latex Polymers

The market of synthetic latex polymers assumes a unique set of characteristics in every geography, from performance of the economy, purchasing power of the population, and industrialization to demand patterns, competition from alternate technologies, and performance of the polymers in specific end uses.

North America and China both represent the largest markets of synthetic latex polymers by volume, each accounting for an approximate 25% share of global consumption. Meanwhile, India, which has a much smaller share of around 5% of global consumption, is the fastest-growing market for synthetic latex polymers in the world. It is these three key geographical markets of North America, China, and India that Kline studies in depth this year in its continuous Synthetic Latex Polymers Global Series: Business Analysis and Opportunities program.Continue reading

Synthetic Latex Polymers

Glove Dipping Continues to Drive the Southeast Asian Market for Synthetic Latex Polymers

Accounting for around 7.5% of the global market share, Southeast Asia is the fourth largest consumer of synthetic latex polymers globally, according to Southeast Asia report from Kline’s continuous program Synthetic Latex Polymers: Global Business Analysis and Opportunities. A robust economic growth, low industry regulations, and stability in raw material prices appeal to multinational corporations and domestic suppliers, increasing the market rivalry in the region.Continue reading

Synthetic Latex Polymers

High-performance Materials in Europe and the Rise of Manufacturing Industries in CIS Drive the Consumption of Synthetic Latex Polymers

Amounting to nearly USD 33 billion, the global synthetic latex polymers market is shaped by diverse regional characteristics, according to Synthetic Latex Polymers: Global Business Analysis and Opportunities program.

Europe and CIS together account for a total 20.4% of the global synthetic latex polymers market in 2017. Although the consumption of synthetic latex polymers in CIS is significantly lower than in Europe, the CIS region offers higher growth potential. Import substitution programs implemented by the Russian government, along with the focus of other CIS countries to develop manufacturing capabilities, will offer various business opportunities for synthetic latex polymer suppliers through 2022.Continue reading

Synthetic Latex Polymers Market in the Middle East

Middle East Synthetic Latex Polymers Market: A Unique Mix of Trends and Opportunities

The Middle East accounts for approximately 5% of the global consumption of synthetic latex polymers, with a market value of about USD 1.3 billion in 2016. This region represents an interesting mix of diverse economies, displaying a combination of varying market characteristics, ranging from the advanced Turkish market, which closely follows European trends, to the highly price-sensitive Egyptian market.

Like in most regions, except Southeast Asia, paints and coatings and adhesives and sealants are the largest application sectors in the Middle East. However, the region exhibits some striking differences in the application mix.Continue reading

Synthetic Latex Polymers: Global Market Overview

Application-related Trends Dominate the Dynamics of the Regional Synthetic Latex Polymers Markets

Amounting to nearly USD 33 billion, the global synthetic latex polymers market is shaped by diverse regional characteristics, according to Kline’s global program Synthetic Latex Polymers: Global Business Analysis and Opportunities. North America, China, and Europe are the largest markets, together accounting for around 70% of consumption globally. India and Southeast Asia are also significantly large markets, characterized by high growth.

Globally, paints and coatings is the largest application of synthetic latex polymers. However, regional dynamics play a pivotal role in determining the nature of application markets. Continue reading

Chinese Market for Synthetic Latex Polymers

Rivalry in the Chinese Market for Synthetic Latex Polymers will Continue to Intensify

Accounting for almost 25% of the global market share, China is the second largest consumer of synthetic latex polymers after North America, according to the just-published China report from Kline’s continuous program Synthetic Latex Polymers: Global Business Analysis and Opportunities. A considerably higher GDP growth compared to the developed world, low industry regulations, and stability in raw material prices appeals to multinational corporations and domestic suppliers, increasing market rivalry dramatically.
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Asian rubber sector looks forward to yearly gains after 2014

Asian rubber sector looks forward to yearly gains after 2014

Originally posted on Rubber Journal Asia, December 12, 2014.

Asia is a dominant region in terms of global rubber output and consumption.  The bloc accounted for about half of the global rubber consumption and close to half of the global output in 2012, according to an earlier report by Ceresana, a Germany-based industrial market research company.

This year, however, various issues involving prices, supply, and demand have put several roadblocks for the region’s rubber industry.Continue reading

Southeast Asia Synthetic Latex Polymers Market

Southeast Asia – The Fourth Largest Synthetic Latex Polymers Market Globally, Finds Kline

On a global scale, Southeast Asia represents the fourth largest market for synthetic latex polymers, accounting for 8% of the global consumption, according to the recently published Synthetic Latex Polymers: Southeast Asia Market Analysis and Opportunities report by global consulting and research firm Kline & Company. Although it is significantly smaller than the leading global markets, such as the United States, Europe, and China, it is still much larger than the developing markets of the Middle East, Brazil, and India. All markets are scheduled to be closely analyzed in our recently launched new program – Synthetic Latex Polymers: Global Business Analysis and Opportunities. Within Southeast Asia, countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia account for 82% of synthetic latex polymers consumption in the region. Acrylonitrile-butadiene (AB nitrile) is the leading product type, accounting for 44.6% of the total consumption in the region by volume, followed by styrene acrylics.Continue reading

Synthetic Latex Polymers

Synthetic Latex Polymers – A USD 30 Billion+ Market that’s Building Globally, Sees Kline

Consisting of a 10 million dry tonne, USD 30 billion+ market, the global synthetic latex polymers (SLP) market is a sizeable one. Although the North America and European markets remain the largest consumers of synthetic latex polymers, claiming some 56% of global volume, strong shifts are being seen in markets as diverse as China, India, and the Middle East according to recent findings within the Synthetic Latex Polymers Global Series: Business Analysis and Opportunities report by international market research and management consulting firm Kline & Company.Continue reading