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SBR, butadiene markets expected to remain flat

Report originally published in ERJ’s January/February issue

London – European synthetic rubber and butadiene markets are expected to be flat in the first half of the year with buyers in a “wait and see” mode, according to a leading market trader.

The global supply and price volatility in Asia has led to buyers becoming more cautious at this point in time, the trader, who declined to be identified, told ERJ.

“SBR and butadiene buyers learned a lesson from last year’s panic in the market, when prices nose-dived after…

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