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High Molecular Weight Polyisobutylene Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Application (Lubricants, Stretch Films, Adhesives, Sealants, Transportation, Industrial, Food, Others) And Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI105370 | Status : Ongoing



The high molecular weight polyisobutylene is a solid rubber­like substance and appears as a transparent non-drying synthetic polyisobutylene polymer, low color, with ultra-high viscosity and molecular weight. The product is compatible with synthetic polymers such as polypropylene, polyethylene, natural rubbers, resins, and waxes. Additionally, the high molecular weight polyisobutylene retains high elastic and resilient properties. These properties make it a preferred choice in wide range of applications which include lubricants, stretch films, adhesives, sealants, transportation, industrial, and food.

The increasing demand for high molecular weight polyisobutylene in the rubber industry will aid to fuel the market growth. The chemical stability of polyisobutylene makes it compatible to modify the rubber, which further helps in corrosion protection of equipment. Whereas, the rubber finds its main use in wires, cables, tires, belts, and rubber. These products are mainly utilized in the automotive and electronics industry. The rising demand for the rubber product will aid to surge the product need. Hence, this leads to contribute sustainable growth in the high molecular weight polyisobutylene market during the forecast timeline.      

However, the availability of alternatives such as low and medium molecular weight polyisobutylene restricts the demand of high molecular weight polyisobutylene in various applications. Hence, this is anticipated to hamper the market growth.

Key Market Driver -

The rising demand for high molecular weight polyisobutylene in the rubber industry to drive the market growth

Key Market Restraint -

The availability of alternatives of high molecular weight polyisobutylene to restrict the market growth

Market Segmentation:

Based on application, the high molecular weight polyisobutylene market is segmented into lubricants, stretch films, adhesives, sealants, transportation, industrial, food, and others. From a geographical standpoint, the market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.  

Key Players Covered:

The key players in the high molecular weight polyisobutylene market include CHEMSPEC, LTD., BASF SE, TRiiSO, OJSC "Efremov Synthetic Rubber Enterprise", Naxant, Connect Chemicals, KEMAT Polybutenes, Lanxess AG, Daelim, FERRO-PLAST S.r.l., and SpecialChem.

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  • Key Developments: Mergers, Acquisition, Partnership, etc.

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  • Insights on Regulatory Scenarios

  • Porters Five Forces Analysis

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness sustainable growth in the high molecular weight polyisobutylene market. The growth is attributed to the rising adoption of the product in the adhesive and sealant applications. The increasing product demand from the food industry will aid to fuel the market growth in North America. In Europe, the growth is due to the high demand for rubber from the automotive industry, which further helps to surge the demand for high molecular weight polyisobutylene in this region. The Middle East & Africa is anticipated to witness significant growth, owing to the adoption of the product in the industrial and transportation.

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By Application

  • Lubricants

  • Stretch Films

  • Adhesives

  • Sealants

  • Transportation

  • Industrial

  • Food

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, Taiwan, India, South Korea, Southeast Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of the Middle East & Africa)

High Molecular Weight Polyisobutylene Industry Developments

  • In May 2015, BASF SE acquired the intellectual property from LANXESS in order to start a new manufacturing process of high molecular weight polyisobutene (HM PIB). In this agreement, BASF SE will market the products under the product name Oppanol® N. This agreement will help BASF to serve the customers demand.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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