November 2010
ICIS Chemical Business;11/8/2010, Vol. 278 Issue 16, p43
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The article reports on the uses of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) and offers information on its demand, supply and prices. It reports that about 70 percent of SBR is consumed in the manufacture of tires and its other uses include footwear, industrial hoses and conveyer belts. The demand for SBR in Europe has been strong in 2010 compared to last year as manufacturers rebuilt inventories. There has been a steep rise in butadiene feedstock costs that caused an increase in European contracts.


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