COVID-19 Economic Impact Report: Global Rubber Processing Chemicals

The global rubber processing chemicals industry is facing a number of challenges as it deals with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. How has the macroeconomic environment changed and what does it mean for the global rubber processing chemicals industry going forward?

Rubber Chemicals

COVID-19 Economic Impact Report: Global Rubber Processing Chemicals looks at how the expected impact of the pandemic on the current macroeconomic environment compares to other major events since 2000, including the bursting of technology bubble, the SARS outbreak, the 2009 global downturn, and the European financial crisis. It also provides a historical view of global industry sales since 2000, a look at how the industry is being currently impacted, and estimates for global industry sales through 2023.

The term “rubber processing chemical” as used in this report includes only chemicals used in rubber compounding under the following functional product types:

  • antidegradants, which include antioxidants, antiozonants, and stabilizers
  • accelerators, which include retarders
  • other processing chemicals, including adhesion promoters, blowing agents, colorants, dispersing agents, mold release agents, odorants, peptizers, processing aids and plasticizers, secondary vulcanizing agents and other non-sulfur curing agents, and tackifiers

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