ethylene propylene diene monomer

EPDM Rubber Prices Driven up by Complex Web of Factors

Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber is seeing a rise in its overseas market prices. The increase here has been driven by a wide range of factors, including supply–demand tightness, U.S.–China tensions, the recent U.S. cold snap and the global shortage of shipping containers. The U.S., for its part, is not only facing a tight supply–demand balance for domestic EPDM...

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Supply–Demand Balance Tightens in Japan’s EPDM Rubber Market

Japan’s market for ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is tightening due to a number of factors, with trends in the COVID-19 pandemic top among this list. While demand for EPDM rubber did decline as a result of the virus, it has more recently been making a resurgence due to the turnaround in automotive production recovery that started last autumn. And...

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JSR Plans Price Hikes for Synthetic Rubbers, Emulsions

Major synthetic rubber firm JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) announced on Oct. 1 that it will be increasing prices for a range of its synthetic rubbers, emulsions and other products from Oct. 21 onward. For synthetic rubbers, the company will raise its per-kilogram prices by at least 15 yen ($0.13) for styrene–butadiene rubber; 16 yen for butadiene rubber; 16 yen for isoprene...

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