1. China is the world’s largest producer of rubber additives in 2018
1.1 China dominates the market
In 2018, China is the world’s largest automobile producer and the largest tire producer. It has the world’s largest rubber consumption (about 1/3 of the world’s total) and the world’s largest production of rubber additives. China will consume nearly 10 million tons of rubber in 2018, and its output of rubber auxiliaries will reach 1.172 million tons in 2018 (including 357000 tons of accelerators and 365000 tons of anti-aging agents), according for more than 70% of the world’s output of rubber auxiliaries.
1.2 A variety of manufactures
In China, we know the industry as many as dozens of rubber additives manufactures, the production of a complete range of quality has basically replaced imported products.
1.3 Research direction of rubber additives
At present, it has developed toward the direction of intelligent, green and high performance, leading the future development of rubber additives industry in the world.
In the United States, the consumption of rubber in 2018 is basically the same as that in 1988, hovering at more than 2.8 million tons. However, the factories and production of rubber additives have changed a lot. Except for retaining some advantageous products like insoluble sulfur, other products have been basically imported from China.