ID: MRFR/CnM/3502-CR | February 2020 | Region: Global | 213 pages
Chloroprene is a monomer that is a colorless fluid and is used to produce a polymer polychloroprene. Chloroprene Rubber is a synthetic or an artificial polymer that acts as Elastomer or can be called a synthetic rubber. The Elastomers have significantly greater elastic deformation. The primary properties of the Chloroprene Rubber are high flexibility, heat resistance, perspiration, solvent resistance, weather aging, and bonds with various substrates and chemicals. Chloroprene is used in various kinds of applications such as rubber and adhesive industries. The utilization of this product is playing a central role in the enhancement of the global economy and the major application sectors for the market growth are medical industries, consumer goods, automotive, and manufacturing.
The global chloroprene rubber market has grown at a value of $1222.6 million in 2018 witnessed a CAGR of 5.89% and 6.36% over the year 2014-2019 based on production and consumption. The market analysis projected a CAGR growth of 4% and it is estimated to reach $1.57 billion by the year 2025.
During the global covid-19 outbreak, the demand and supply chain market was almost shut down and the import-export market came to a halt. The detailed analysis shows the restricted growth in 2020. In 2020, there was an inclination of around 13-32% in the global trade volumes. This led to a forced recession in the manufacturing and production market. The value and the prices of the market have been dropped during the pandemic. The main restraints were that the consumer is not active in the market and the production has been hampered and that too made it a problem at a global level and impacted the distributors and manufacturers. Several small-scale industries have emerged during pandemic times and have given a boost to the demands as well and now it is developing more amongst the local regions as well.
The widespread usage of chloroprene rubber in the automotive and general industries is one of the driving factors for the growth of the market. Apart from this, in the application segment, the usage of Chloroprene has been increased as the Chloroprene Rubber adhesive is majorly in the footwear industry.
Certainly, there are some alternatives for chloroprene rubber and the manufacturers have given effective substitutes such as natural rubber, styrene-butadiene, and isoprene. The increasing consumption of elastomers with lower cost and their various applications may hinder the growth of the market.
With the increased awareness and changed mindsets, most of the industries are approaching eco-friendly and natural materials. Also, the chloroprene rubber can neither be recycled nor be re-processed which can be a threat to the growth of the market. Moreover, this market requires capital investments and has extended paybacks. So, emerging new players might be a substantial risk factor for the future.
Value Chain Analysis
One of the most favored synthetic rubbers is Chloroprene rubber. There are many potential substitutes for its application. One of the factors for the growth in the market is acceptance and other substitutes are expected to account for substantial demand. The APAC region is responsible for the maximum growth in the Chloroprene Rubber Market. The growing application of Chloroprene Rubber is majorly in the automotive industry, followed by
Coating, binders and adhesives, belts and hoses, and others. It is widely used in motor vehicle components and such usages have projected to be the fastest-growing segment as per the forecast period. The overall boost in the growth of the Chloroprene Rubber market is held by the regions of North America and Europe. Last year, North America generated a share of 24% in the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.73% during the forecast period.
The global chloroprene rubber market is segmented based on Grade, Application, Type, End-User, and Region. The major profit to the market is based on segmentation is divided into coating and adhesives, hoses and tubes, wires and cables, and others. As per the end-user, the market is broken into construction, automotive, furniture, electronics, textile and adhesives, and others. Based on region, APAC has provided the highest revenues to the global Chloroprene Rubber Market.
Coating and Adhesives
Wires and Cables
Hoses and Tubes
Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
Rest of Asia Pacific
US & Canada
The Middle East and Africa
Brazil, Argentina & Others
The detailed overview of the report provided both qualitative and quantitative details of the global chloroprene rubber based on various segments. The market size and forecast estimates from the years 2018 to 2025 concerning five major regions are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa and South America. Out of all, APAC is expected for the largest and the fastest growth in the chloroprene rubber market. This region is surging demands from china in both automobile and industrial component applications. Out of all the regions, North America and Europe are expected to witness significant growth in this sector. Afterward, the increase in the population and the developments in the urban areas will get rapid industrialization, this will increase the demand and supply chain in the APAC region and Europe. Many outcomes for the Chloroprene Rubber have shown very beneficial results, the extensive R&D has been conducted by potential key players, they replaced the smoked rubber suppression with vulcanization during the manufacturing process of chloroprene, and the properties after that are better in terms of elasticity and non-absorbing properties. This will lead to extensive growth for the participants of the region that will eventually generate revenues for the Chloroprene Rubber Market.
The high consumption and demand for chloroprene rubber are majorly increasing in the areas of China, Japan, and the US. The rapid increase in consumption and demand has led to the emergence and rapid increase in industries in the location. Certain developing countries in the regions of APAC, Latin America, and Eastern Europe witnessed a high demand for the material in the past few years. So it is expected that most of the major players emerging in these areas will have a significant role to propel the market. The increase in automotive outputs, the economic growth, and the higher demand and manufacturing require raw material so the consumption of Chloroprene Rubber will increase so rapidly in the forecast period till 2025.
The major key players in the Chloroprene Rubber market are listed below:
● Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
● Denka Group
● DuPont Performance Elastomers
● Dow Chemical Company
● Showa Denko K.K.
● Lanxess AG
● Chongqing Longevity Salt and Chemical Co. Ltd.
● Tosoh Corporation
● Nairit Plant CJSC
● Zenith Industrial Rubber Products Pvt. Ltd.
● Shanxi Synthetic Rubber Group Co. Ltd.
● Polymer-Technik Elbe Gmbh
● Maclellan Rubber Ltd.
● Zenith Rubber
● Trelleborg AB
● Polymer-Technik Elbe Gmbh
● In 2007, Shanxi Synthetic Rubber Group Co. Ltd. and Armenia irit co. Ltd. collaborated and jointly established Shanner synthetic rubber co. ltd. and by December 2009 the chloroprene rubber production plant was completed and was put into operation in May 2010. This plant gave an annual input of 30,000 tons and the production is still growing rapidly.
● In 2017, Chongqing longevity chemical co. Ltd. and Shanxi Changzhi family industrial co. Ltd. started a joint venture co-operation and built 40,000 tons of neoprene devices per year.
● In 2018, Tosoh corporation located in Shunan City in Japan proposed a rapid increase in the synthetic rubber production capacity increasing the market shares and this made it difficult for the new players to gain a stronghold in the market.
● In the past few years, several new companies have been established and the continuous growth of the industries lead to new techniques, chemical demands, and industrial equipment growth. Domestic chloroprene rubber production increased the market competition and the production capacities.
● Report Overview:
In the report analysis for the Chloroprene Rubber Market Research, the study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape where the market shares of the leading players are increased and are expected to grow at a rapid rate as per the forecast period. The units are presented for shipment of the product. The opportunities, drives, and restraints in the market development have been keenly observed. The market trends and challenges are done in the report analysis. The new technologies and the emergence of the new companies have shown the specific application growth by different end-user industries.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :
Chloroprene rubber is produced by polymerizing 2-chloro 1-3 butadiene in the presence of a catalyst, emulsifying agents, modifiers, and protective agents.
Major advantages of chloroprene rubber include a higher resistance to chemicals, oils, ozone, and heat.
The chloroprene rubber market stood at 280,000 tonnes in 2018.
The major driver for the global chloroprene rubber market is the growth of the automotive industry.
The major restraints acting on the global chloroprene rubber market include the widespread adoption of alternative rubber products such as natural rubber, styrene butadiene rubber, and isoprene.