Styrene Block Copolymers Market Size Report, Industry Share, Analysis, Growth, 2030

Styrene Block Copolymers Market

Styrene Block Copolymers Market By Application (Footwear, Adhesives & Sealants, Wires & Cables, Polymer Modification & Compounding, Paints & Coatings, Paving & Roofing, Toys, Healthcare, Packaging, and Others), By Product (Styrene-Ethylene-Propylene-Styrene (SEPS), Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS), Styrene-Ethylene-Butylene-Styrene (SEBS), and Styrene-Isoprene-Styrene (SIS)), and By Region - Global and Regional Industry Overview, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, and Forecasts 2023 – 2030

Category: Chemical & Materials Report Format : PDF Pages: 220 Report Code: ZMR-7578 Published Date: Sep-2023 Status : Published
Market Size in 2022 Market Forecast in 2030 CAGR (in %) Base Year
USD 6.72 Billion USD 10.48 Billion 5.72% 2022

Styrene Block Copolymers Market

Styrene Block Copolymers Industry Prospective:

The global styrene block copolymers market size was worth around USD 6.72 billion in 2022 and is predicted to grow to around USD 10.48 billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 5.72% between 2023 and 2030.

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Styrene Block Copolymers Market: Overview

Styrene block copolymers (SBCs) fall in the category of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). It means that they are a type of copolymer containing a physical mix of polymers exhibiting both elastomeric and thermoplastic properties. Styrene block copolymers are the largest-volume category of TPE and annual consumption reaches as high as 1200 metric tons. Owing to their thermoplastic elastomeric properties, they showcase the same mechanical properties as rubber and still possess superior-grade attributes of thermoplastics. The most common types of SBCs include Styrene-Ethylene-Propylene-Styrene (SEPS), Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS), Styrene-Ethylene-Butylene-Styrene (SEBS), and Styrene-Isoprene-Styrene (SIS) with each type showcasing specific applications and advantages. There is a growing demand and consumption of SBCs in the commercial market as the copolymer is extremely versatile in terms of performance and can be used for multiple applications.

Key Insights:

  • As per the analysis shared by our research analyst, the global styrene block copolymers market is estimated to grow annually at a CAGR of around 5.72% over the forecast period (2023-2030)
  • In terms of revenue, the global styrene block copolymers market size was valued at around USD 6.72 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 10.48 billion, by 2030.
  • The styrene block copolymers market is projected to grow at a significant rate due to the increasing application in the construction industry
  • Based on application segmentation, adhesives & sealants segment was predicted to show maximum market share in the year 2022
  • Based on type segmentation, Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) was the leading type in 2022
  • On the basis of region, Asia-Pacific was the leading revenue generator in 2022

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Styrene Block Copolymers Market: Growth Drivers

Increasing application in the construction industry to drive market expansion

The global styrene block copolymers market is projected to grow owing to the increasing application of SBCs in the construction industry. These copolymers are considered ideal for use in coating, sealant, and adhesive industries due to their mechanical and physical properties. Over the years of extensive SBC application, it has been proven that derived styrene block copolymers can adhere to a wide range of surfaces and hence they have been used to produce high-quality sealants, tapes, and labels. With the increase in demand for housing units as the world population continues to rise along with surging urbanization-related projects, the construction industry has grown tremendously in the last few years.

Additionally, there are several ongoing infrastructure development projects further pushing the consumption of all products in the construction & building sector. In May 2023, it was reported that the Government of India (GoI) was planning to invest in 8 new cities to reduce the problems of rising pollution and pressure on the existing cities. Similarly, Saudi Arabia has been working on a USD 500 billion project called Neom through which it intends to build a 170-kilometer-long skyscraper. Such construction trends are visible across the globe as every nation tries to emerge as a developed country with excellent infrastructure. Styrene block copolymers will be consumed at higher levels since it is already one of the most popular TPEs for multiple end-users.

Styrene Block Copolymers Market: Restraints

Changing prices of raw materials to restrict market expansion

The raw materials required to produce SBCs are subject to constant price changes. This includes polymers butadiene and styrene in specific as they are derived using natural gas and crude oil that are petrochemical feedstocks. The cost of these materials is highly sensitive to external factors including the existing state of the international trade market, geopolitical relationships, the economic conditions of the trading partners, and oil production. For instance, the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in a serious price hike of crude oil thus impacting the production rate of SBCs. Such rapid changes can impact the operations of small businesses which affects the overall supply chain of SBCs.

Styrene Block Copolymers Market: Opportunities

Growing demand for high-performance SBCs to create growth opportunities

The styrene block copolymers industry’s  end-consumers have been demanding high-performance SBCs that can withstand even higher external conditions such as temperature and mechanical stress resulting in higher investments in the production of SBCs. In April 2023, Hainan Baling Chemical New Material Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. announced the addition of SBC production at its facility with an annual production capacity of 170,000 tons. The move will allow Sinopec to be called the largest producer of SBC plants with a total investment of USD 279 million. Apart from the increase in overall output, several research projects are funded globally to develop new and efficient SBC synthesis processes, further pushing the styrene block copolymers market toward higher revenue.

Rising demand for reducing pollution from the chemical industry to provide greater opportunities

Styrene block copolymers are considered environmentally friendly TPE since the production of the chemical leads to less wastage and the high durability of the products derived from it. In many cases, they are considered as the exact replacement to natural rubber which can be a severely environmentally-polluting agent. As the chemical industry is under pressure to reduce environmental pollution and carbon footprint, SBCs could provide the chemical industry players with the answer to the problem.

Styrene Block Copolymers Market: Challenges

High initial production cost to create challenging situations

The initial cost of producing styrene block polymers is exceptionally high. Specialized equipment is required to produce SBCs including large production facilities. This attribute makes the entry of new players difficult as the final profitability is also extremely sensitive to the changing world order. In addition to this, SBCs are not perfect in all aspects as there are certain associated performance limitations. This includes limited resistance to heat and a slight risk of flammability further raising questions over return on investment.

Styrene Block Copolymers Market: Segmentation

The global styrene block copolymers market is segmented based on application, production, and region.

Based on application, the global market segments are footwear, adhesives & sealants, wires & cables, polymer modification & compounding, paints & coatings, paving & roofing, toys, healthcare, packaging, and others. In 2022, the highest growth rate was observed in the adhesives & sealants segment which controlled over 21.1% of the market revenue. SBC-derived adhesives have been used extensively for the production of baby hygiene products such as diapers. Since they are lightweight and yet effective in terms of performance, their application in diaper production has increased with time. Additionally, they are also used in the process of pavement construction since SBC use allows a reduction in evaporation of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Rising application in the growing infrastructure development projects is likely to push segmental growth.

Based on product, the styrene block copolymers industry is divided into Styrene-Ethylene-Propylene-Styrene (SEPS), Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS), Styrene-Ethylene-Butylene-Styrene (SEBS), and Styrene-Isoprene-Styrene (SIS). In 2022, SBS was the leading segment with total accountability for over 34.01% of the market share due to the extensive use of the variants in several applications. For instance, SBS is highly effective in asphalt modification which is an essential activity in road construction. Moreover, SBS is one of the main content of several adhesives and sealants brands. It is also used in consumer goods such as food wear and other everyday items driving the segmental growth.

Styrene Block Copolymers Market: Report Scope

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Name Styrene Block Copolymers Market
Market Size in 2022 USD 6.72 Billion
Market Forecast in 2030 USD 10.48 Billion
Growth Rate CAGR of 5.72%
Number of Pages 220
Key Companies Covered LCY Group, Kraton Corporation, Versalis (Eni), Sinopec Group, TSRC (Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corporation), Kumho Petrochemical, JSR Corporation, Dynasol Group, Styrolution (INEOS Styrolution), Zeon Corporation, Lanxess, LCY Chemical Corp. (LCY Elastomers), Eastman Chemical Company, ZEONEX, ExxonMobil Chemical., and others.
Segments Covered By Application, By Product, and By Region
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America, Middle East, and Africa (MEA)
Base Year 2022
Historical Year 2017 to 2021
Forecast Year 2023 - 2030
Customization Scope Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs. Request For Customization

Styrene Block Copolymers Market: Regional Analysis

Asia-Pacific to account for the largest market share in the near future

The global styrene block copolymers market will be dominated by Asia-Pacific. In 2022, the region generated around 35% of the total global revenue led by China and India. The former is one of the largest producers of chemicals in the world. Reports suggest that over 44% of the total chemical supply in the world is fulfilled by China since the country has managed to build some of the most extensive chemical production facilities with time. In the last few years, the number of production facilities has grown tremendously due to the ongoing efforts of the government to promote domestic production. Such efforts have caused international players to set up new plants in China.

In addition to this, the domestic demand for SBC in Asia-Pacific is equally high driven by the increasing consumption of consumer goods such as handles, grips, footwear, baby products, do-it-yourself items, and fashion accessories influenced by the adhesive properties of the copolymer. China has been the center of mass production promoting fast fashion with websites such as Alibaba and Shein that now dominate the global fashion world thus leading to higher demand in the regional economy. Other growth factors include rapidly expanding urban areas, an increase in commercial building construction, and several ongoing multi-million dollar infrastructure projects.

Styrene Block Copolymers Market: Competitive Analysis

The global styrene block copolymers market is led by players like:

  • LCY Group
  • Kraton Corporation
  • Versalis (Eni)
  • Sinopec Group
  • TSRC (Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corporation)
  • Kumho Petrochemical
  • JSR Corporation
  • Dynasol Group
  • Styrolution (INEOS Styrolution)
  • Zeon Corporation
  • Lanxess
  • LCY Chemical Corp. (LCY Elastomers)
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • ZEONEX
  • ExxonMobil Chemical.

The global styrene block copolymers market is segmented as follows:

By Application

  • Footwear
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Wires & Cables
  • Polymer Modification & Compounding
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Paving & Roofing
  • Toys
  • Healthcare
  • Packaging
  • Others

By Product

  • Styrene-Ethylene-Propylene-Styrene (SEPS)
  • Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS)
  • Styrene-Ethylene-Butylene-Styrene (SEBS)
  • Styrene-Isoprene-Styrene (SIS)

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France 
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Methodology

FrequentlyAsked Questions

Styrene block copolymers (SBCs) fall in the category of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE).

The global styrene block copolymers market is projected to grow owing to the increasing application of SBCs in the construction industry.

According to study, the global styrene block copolymers market size was worth around USD 6.72 billion in 2022 and is predicted to grow to around USD 10.48 billion by 2030.

The CAGR value of the styrene block copolymers market is expected to be around 5.72% during 2023-2030.

The global styrene block copolymers market will be dominated by Asia-Pacific. In 2022, the region generated around 35% of the total global revenue led by China and India.

The global styrene block copolymers market is led by players like LCY Group, Kraton Corporation, Versalis (Eni), Sinopec Group, TSRC (Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corporation), Kumho Petrochemical, JSR Corporation, Dynasol Group, Styrolution (INEOS Styrolution), Zeon Corporation, Lanxess, LCY Chemical Corp. (LCY Elastomers), Eastman Chemical Company, ZEONEX, and ExxonMobil Chemical.

The report explores crucial aspects of the styrene block copolymers market including a detailed discussion of existing growth factors and restraints while also browsing future growth opportunities and challenges that impact the market.

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