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Export opportunities will drive SBR markets during the second half of 2013

1:22 PM MDT | March 22, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Global styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) prices are expected to be torn in the first half of this year between soft demand downstream from tire manufacturing, as the automotive sector continues to face challenges, and high feedstock costs upstream. Exports, mainly to Asia, are expected to be the driving force behind the SBR market during the second half of the year, provided that automotive demand recovers, a recent IHS Chemical global olefin and elastomer report says. Continued weak demand for SBR in Europe during early 2013 reflects falling car sales there in...

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