The international rubber research group synthetic rubber release a message, Global total consumption of synthetic rubber up to 15.182 million tons in 2017 that increased 2.1 percent year-on-year.
EPDM seal strip for automotive applications is normal product and more and more driver know it, this phenomenon show that consumption of synthetic rubber are increasing.
According to date, China is top at synthetic rubber consumption, reaching 4.324 million tons, up 0.5 percent year on year. except 2014, all the year consumption at the same level, and showing an increase trend.
America is the world's second largest rubber synthetic consumer, decrease 2.1 percent year-on-year and the decline followed the previous year.
In third place was Japan, with 875,000 tonnes, up 1.0 per cent year-on-year. Thanks to a rebound in demand for industrial goods such as hoses, Washers, EPDM automotive rubber extrusion profiles, growth has shifted from the previous year's decline.
In addition, consumption in emerging Asia such as India, Thailand and Malaysia has been growing synthetic rubber.
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