Published: 2023 March 01

Polyisobutylene Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2030

SKU : CH397
180 pages
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Polyisobutylene Market is segmented By Molecular Weight (Low, Medium, High), By Application (Tires & Tubes, Automotive, Lubricants, Adhesives & Sealants, Others), By End-user (Transportation, Industrial, Food & Beverages, Others), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029

Market Overview

The global polyisobutylene (PIB) market reached US$ XX million in 2022 and is projected to witness lucrative growth by reaching up to US$ XX million by 2030. The market is growing at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period (2023-2030).

A synthetic rubber, or elastomer, is polyisobutylene. Because it is the only rubber that is gas-impermeable, it is unique. It is the only rubber with a lengthy air-holding capacity. Polyisobutylene, sometimes PIB or butyl rubber, is a vinyl polymer. Structure-wise, it is extremely similar to polyethylene and polypropylene, except every other carbon atom is replaced with two methyl groups. It is produced by cationic vinyl polymerization from the monomer isobutylene.

Market Scope





Size Available for Years


Forecast Period


Data Availability

Value (US$) 

Segments Covered

Molecular Weight, Application, End-User and Region

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa

Fastest Growing Region


Largest Region


Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and Acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, Porter’s Analysis, Pricing Analysis, Regulatory Analysis, Supply-Chain Analysis and Other key Insights.


Market Dynamics


The growing construction industry

Due to its tackiness and stability, which make it ideal for various hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives, polyisobutylene offers many benefits in the construction industry as adhesives & sealants. Additionally, the need for machinery and equipment for manufacturing facilities is being fueled by an increase in industrialization and construction around the world. As a result, hydraulic fluids and sealants are utilized extensively in these sectors. Excellent sealant qualities of polyisobutylene include a reduction in shrinkage.

The usage in tires & tubes manufacturing

A significant market driver is an expanding tire and tube demand. The market's primary demand generators are strong rubbers used to make the tires. Polyisobutylene is a rubber that can be altered to suit any requirement. The product is appropriate for the tire industry because of its low molecular weight. Synthetic polyisobutylene is composed of both solids and oligomers. It is an elastomer rubber with the appropriate flexibility and sturdiness at the same time. Its flexibility and variety of functions contribute to a higher adoption rate. Synthetic rubbers made of polyisobutylene are now used more frequently in the automotive industry. The Automotive is suited for this technique due to its high tensile strength and flexibility.

Segment Analysis

The global polyisobutylene market is segmented based on molecular weight, application, end-user and region.

The rising demand for automotive drives the growth of the segment

Due to the increased population migration to urban regions, the automotive industry is observing an increase in demand for passenger and commercial private and public transportation cars. Additionally, it is anticipated that the expanding global e-commerce and logistics sectors will increase the need for commercial cars.

Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2023)

Geographical Penetration

The rapidly expanding automotive sector in Asia-Pacific

The strong demand from important industries, such as automotive, construction, cosmetics and aerospace, in developing nations like China and India, is the main driver of polyisobutylene demand in Asia-Pacific. For simple replacement, tubeless tires are being developed by major tire producers in Asia-Pacific. It will be the largest market due to demand from the automobile industry.

Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2023)

Competitive Landscape

The major global players include LANXESS AG, Exxon Mobil Corporation, INEOS Capital Limited, TPC Group, Lubrizol Corporation, BASF SE, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Shandong Hongrui Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Shunda New Material Co and Infineum International Limited.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis


By Molecular Weight

  • Low 
  • Medium
  • High

By Application

  • Tires & Tubes
  • Automotive
  • Lubricants
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Others

By End-User

  • Transportation
  • Industrial
  • Food & Beverages
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

Key Developments

  • BASF SE introduced its polyisobutylene product in North America market in February 2021 under the trade name OPPANOL C. To decrease manufacturing stages for clients and shorten the time it takes to manufacture a product, OPPANOL C is made in one-inch chips. It allows for easier and quicker processing.
  • BASF is planning to invest roughly US$10 billion in the new "Verbund" site; if China doesn't find a partner company, it's expected that China will eventually possess the entire site. The new BASF project is their largest investment to date. Additionally, the business intends to launch its first facilities in 2029.
  • The chemical giant Lanxess AG plans to invest US$500 million in North America between now and 2022 to upgrade and expand Brownfield sites.

The global polyisobutylene market report would provide approximately 61 tables, 60 figures and 202 pages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Polyisobutylene Market growth?

The market is growing at a CAGR of 5.33%.

What is the Polyisobutylene Market size in 2021?

The Market size was valued at USD YY million in 2021.

Who are the key players in the Surface Disinfectant Market?

Major Players are LANXESS, EYYon Mobil Corporation, INEOS Capital Limited, TPC Group, Lubrizol Corporation, BASF, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Shandong Hongrui Petrochemical Co. Ltd, Zhejiang Shunda New Material Co, and Infineum International Limited.


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