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Halobutyl is ‘Strategic Product’ for Lanxess

9:40 AM MDT | March 10, 2008 | Kate Phillips in Singapore

The global butyl rubber market is expected to rise 3.1%/year during the next 15 years, though the growth rate will differ from region to region, says Ron Commander, head of the butyl rubber business at Lanxess, a major supplier. Demand in Greater China is and will remain the strongest worldwide, with a growth rate of 6.3%/year, Commander told attendees at a press conference in Singapore last month. India will post record growth of 8.7%/year, although “this is from a much smaller base than the rest of the market,” at around 55,000 m.t., Lanxess says...

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