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Styrene Butadiene Rubber Production Cost Reports

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Styrene Butadiene Rubber (a.k.a. SBR, SBR Latex) is a synthetic polymer made of monomers 1,3-butadiene and styrene. In the copolymer generated, the butadiene molecule may assume three different forms, according to the way it is connected to the styrene component: (1) Cis 1,4-Butadiene; (2) Trans 1,4-Butadiene; and (3) Vinyl Butadiene. It represents by far the biggest market share between synthetic elastomers produced worldwide. This elastomer offers excellent abrasion resistance, excellent water resistance, good physical properties and easy processing. These properties vary depending on the molecular weight and styrene to butadiene ratio. There's two main Styrene-Butadiene polymer types: Styrene-Butadiene Latex and Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR). SBR has a higher butadiene content than Latex and this makes it more elastic-like.

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Styrene Butadiene Rubber production. Each study describes an industrial plant, including main process units and site infrastructure, and presents an independent analysis of capital and operating costs. All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q2 2019).

You can find below reports focused on Styrene Butadiene Rubber production processes available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

Styrene Butadiene Rubber Production - Cost Analysis | SBR E11A

This report presents the economics of SBR production starting from butadiene and styrene. The analysis encompasses a plant located in the USA, employing a typical cold emulsion process for generating a non-oil extended, non-staining grade of emulsion SBR (similar to 1502). In this process, an emulsion comprising water, styrene and butadiene is polymerized into a latex, which is then coagulated to form the SBR.

Analysis: 140 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Styrene Butadiene Rubber Production - Cost Analysis | SBR E12A

This report also presents the economics of SBR production starting from butadiene and styrene in the USA. However, differently from the report "SBR E11A", it approaches a continuous process for producing a solution SBR grade. In this process, the anionic copolymerization of styrene and butadiene is carried out in the presence of cyclohexane solvent.

Analysis: 120 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages