Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
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About Polychloroprene. Polychloroprene (a.k.a. Neoprene, Chloroprene Rubber) is the first synthetic rubber produced commercially by the free radical emulsion polymerization of chloroprene. It was first marketed by Dupont in 1933 under the DuPrene brand, and after significant improvements in the production process the brand was changed to Neoprene. Nowadays, it is one of the most important special rubbers produced, alongside butyl rubber, nitrile rubber (NBR) and ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM).
Chemical Formula. (C4H5Cl)n
Commercial Grades. general-purpose grade; crystallization resistant grade; adhesive grade; specialty grade; and latex grade.
Uses. Polychloroprene and its numerous grades are used in several applications: General-purpose and specialty grades are most suitable for extrusion of molded parts. Specialty grade presents improved mechanical performance due to the use of xanthogen disulfides as chain-transfer agent. Crystallization resistant grades are commonly used to produce rubber articles that should retain their rubber properties even at very low temperatures. Adhesive grade's rapid crystallization tendency makes it ideal for applications in several glues and adhesives products. Latex grades are used in the applications such as adhesives; binders; coatings; elasticizers; and foams.
- Acetylene + hydrochloric acid (radical polymerization of chloroprene)
- Butadiene + chlorine (radical polymerization of chloroprene)
To know more about Polychloroprene production processes, click here.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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