Expert forecasts SBR prices to remain stable, but high

ERJ staff report (BC)

Styrene-butadiene rubber prices should be relatively stable this year and next, according to a market research expert quoted by Edward Noga in Rubber & Plastics News.

There’s a caveat, however, in the good news for SBR customers.

“We’re talking about relative stability at high historical prices,” said Bill Hyde, senior director of olefins and elastomers at IHS Chemicals. He indicated SBR prices in the U.S. are more than double what they were before the beginning of the recession in 2000. The trend is even…

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