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Global Neoprene Market by Type (Normal Linear Grades, Precrosslinked Grades, Sulfur Modified Grades, Slow Crystallizing Grades), By Application (Automotive, Electrical, Construction, Others) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast To 2028

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The Global Neoprene Market size is projected to reach USD 13.7 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2021-2028. The major growth drivers for the global neoprene market are increasing demand from the automotive and construction sectors as well as an increase in the number of key players operating in the region.



Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that possesses high tensile strength and elasticity. It has excellent resistance to oil, temperature extremes, and ozone deterioration for long-term service life in many environments. Neoprene can be manufactured with varying densities from 15 lb/ft³ (180 kg/m³) up to about 65 lb/ft³ (1200 kg/m). The word "neo" comes from the prefix "new," which means new materials or substances derived from petroleum. The term “polymer” refers to large molecules composed of repeating units called monomers linked together by chemical bonds; neoprene is one such polymer known as polychloroprethylene. This family of compounds has the distinction of being made exclusively from synthetic chemicals and not natural ones.

The neoprene is produced by the polymerization process, where monomers are combined to form polychloroprethylene chains which can be crosslinked at different rates as dictated by the manufacturer’s design for a given application. The synthesis starts with a chlorinated butadiene monomer (CBD). Other materials may also be used in place of or along with CBD but will vary according to whether the final product is intended for electrical insulation applications, hoses, packing bands, gaskets, or seals. Neoprene's chemical properties make it an excellent insulator against high voltages while allowing current flow. This property makes it especially useful for electrical insulation applications. Neoprene is also resistant to a broad range of chemicals including many acids, bases, oils, and solvents such as gasoline and benzene



On the basis of Type, the global neoprene market is segmented into Normal Linear Grades (NLL), Pre-crosslinked grades (PCX), Sulfur Modified Grades (SM), and Slow Crystallizing grades (SC).



Normal Linear Grades (NLL):

Normal Linear Grades are the most common type of neoprene. They have a high degree of cross-linkage, which creates durable and long-lasting products for applications such as automotive seat covers or gaskets over engine ports. These materials also offer good abrasion resistance to vibration and impact in demanding environments, making them ideal for hoses on construction equipment and truck tires.



Pre-Crosslinked Grades (PCX):

Pre-crosslinked grades are neoprene rubber materials that have been crosslinking during the manufacturing process. Crosslinking is a chemical reaction in which two or more molecules bind to each other and form new compounds, making them much more resistant to attack by heat, light, and oxygen than uncrosslinked materials. The degree of pre-crosslinking controls how long it takes for the material to become fully cured. Less pre-crosslink means faster cure time and less expensive production cost; however, this also carries with it an increased risk of premature failure due to exposure (i.e., over-exposure). More pre-crosslinks mean slower curing times but greater resistance against premature failure caused by over-exposure. Pre-crosslinked grades are created by introducing a crosslinking agent during the production process. This results in materials that have good flexibility, elasticity, and barrier properties with moderate levels of abrasion resistance for applications such as sealing automotive window gaskets or electrical insulation around engine blocks.



Sulfur Modified Grades (SM):

Sulfur Modified Neoprene is a type of neoprene used in the rubber industry. Sulfur has been added to this grade as part of its manufacturing process, which has improved its properties and enhanced performance without significantly affecting cost or safety. This mixture produces products with excellent cold-flow resistance, high abrasion strength, and outstanding oil resistance. Sulfur-modified neoprene grades, which are often referred to as SM grades, have been designed for use in a variety of applications such as automotive and electrical.



Slow Crystallizing Grades (SC):

These types offer increased hardness and strength when compared to other neoprene grades. They also exhibit excellent resilience to compression sets, which makes them ideal for hoses on agricultural equipment as well as industrial safety gloves. These products can be susceptible to distortion from heat exposure if not properly handled before molding - they should never come into contact with any form of flame prior to being molded into shape because this can lead to the development of a strong and unpleasant odor.



On the basis of Application, the global neoprene market is segmented into automotive, electricals, and construction industries.




Neoprene is used in the manufacture of shock absorbers, fan belts, and radiator hoses. Neoprene is used in automobiles for its excellent insulation properties. It resists heat, sound, and vibration which make it ideal as a material to insulate components like fuel tanks, engine compartments, or seats that might become hot from the sun’s rays. It also does not harm people sitting on those seats with sensitive skin because there are no animal products involved when making neoprene, unlike leather or wool fabrics.




Neoprene is used in the manufacture of capacitors, insulation material for wires, and cables. In addition, neoprene has good dielectric properties which are vital for electrical components like switches and coils. It is an excellent insulator because it does not produce sparks when coming into contact with electrical current caused by static electricity resulting from friction between moving parts or abrasion. As a result, neoprene is a major component in many electrical items such as loose-tube wire insulation and some types of cable.



Construction Industry:

Neoprene also finds use in the construction industry for its ability to provide protection from chemicals, abrasion, weathering, and impact damage. For example, it is used extensively on hot water pipes and within mobile home roof shingles because it provides excellent resistance to tear propagation when subjected to punctures or cuts.



On basis of Region, the global neoprene market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. At present demand for neoprene in the North American region is the highest due to the increasing automotive industry coupled with the developing electricals sector. North America region dominated this industry followed by the Asia Pacific region while Europe was the third-largest market. In North America, the U.S and Canada accounted for more than 60% of total neoprene consumption in 2015 owing to major automotive industry presence there. In the Asia Pacific region, China is a leading consumer with about 40% share in global consumption followed by Japan while India ranks as number three according to production capacity.



Growth Factors For The Global Neoprene Market:

The major growth factors for the global neoprene market are the increasing demand from the construction sector, rising use in the electricals industry coupled with a growing automotive industry.

Up Market Research published a new report titled “Neoprene Market research report which is segmented by Types (Normal Linear Grades, Precrosslinked Grades, Sulfur Modified Grades, Slow Crystallizing Grades), By Applications (Automotive, Electrical, Construction, Others), By Players/Companies DuPont, Bayer, EniChem, TOSOH, Showa Gloves, Hecheng, Dow, SDK, Asahi Kasei, Lanxess, Showa Denko, Chongqing Changshou Chemical, Nairit Plant, China Bluestar New Chemical Materials, Zenith Rubber, Shanxi Synthetic Rubber Group”. As per the study the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% in the forecast period.


Report Scope

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Title Neoprene Market Research Report
By Type Normal Linear Grades, Precrosslinked Grades, Sulfur Modified Grades, Slow Crystallizing Grades
By Application Automotive, Electrical, Construction, Others
By Companies DuPont, Bayer, EniChem, TOSOH, Showa Gloves, Hecheng, Dow, SDK, Asahi Kasei, Lanxess, Showa Denko, Chongqing Changshou Chemical, Nairit Plant, China Bluestar New Chemical Materials, Zenith Rubber, Shanxi Synthetic Rubber Group
Regions Covered North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA
Base Year 2020
Historical Year 2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)
Forecast Year 2028
Number of Pages 224
Number of Tables & Figures 157
Customization Available Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

The report covers comprehensive data on emerging trends, market drivers, growth opportunities, and restraints that can change the market dynamics of the industry. It provides an in-depth analysis of the market segments which include products, applications, and competitor analysis.

Global Neoprene Industry Outlook

Global Neoprene Market Report Segments:

The market is segmented by Type Normal Linear Grades, Precrosslinked Grades, Sulfur Modified Grades, Slow Crystallizing Grades and By Application Automotive, Electrical, Construction, Others.


Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. DuPont
  2. Bayer
  3. EniChem
  4. TOSOH
  5. Showa Gloves
  6. Hecheng
  7. Dow
  8. SDK
  9. Asahi Kasei
  10. Lanxess
  11. Showa Denko
  12. Chongqing Changshou Chemical
  13. Nairit Plant
  14. China Bluestar New Chemical Materials
  15. Zenith Rubber
  16. Shanxi Synthetic Rubber Group

Neoprene Market research report delivers a close watch on leading competitors with strategic analysis, micro and macro market trend and scenarios, pricing analysis and a holistic overview of the market situations in the forecast period. It is a professional and a detailed report focusing on primary and secondary drivers, market share, leading segments and geographical analysis. Further, key players, major collaborations, merger & acquisitions along with trending innovation and business policies are reviewed in the report.


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  • Industry drivers, restraints, and opportunities covered in the study
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  • Historical, current, and projected market size, in terms of value
  • In-depth analysis of the Neoprene Market

Overview of the regional outlook of the Neoprene Market:

Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.

Neoprene Market Overview

Highlights of The Neoprene Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of Neoprene Market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2028.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

                1. Normal Linear Grades

                2. Precrosslinked Grades

                3. Sulfur Modified Grades

                4. Slow Crystallizing Grades

       7. By Application:

                1. Automotive

                2. Electrical

                3. Construction

                4. Others

  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Neoprene Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2028.


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Neoprene Market Statistics

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Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Neoprene Market Overview
   4.1 Introduction 
      4.1.1 Market Taxonomy 
      4.1.2 Market Definition 
      4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth 
   4.2 Neoprene Market Dynamics 
      4.2.1 Market Drivers 
      4.2.2 Market Restraints 
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity 
   4.3 Neoprene Market - Supply Chain Analysis 
      4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers 
      4.3.2 List of Key Distributors 
      4.3.3 List of Key Consumers 
   4.4 Key Forces Shaping the Neoprene Market 
      4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 
      4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers 
      4.4.3 Threat of Substitution 
      4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants 
      4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry 
   4.5 Global Neoprene Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2028 
      4.5.1 Neoprene Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth 
      4.5.2 Neoprene Market Absolute $ Opportunity 

Chapter 5 Global Neoprene Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Type
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.2 Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Type
      5.2.1 Normal Linear Grades
      5.2.2 Precrosslinked Grades
      5.2.3 Sulfur Modified Grades
      5.2.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type

Chapter 6 Global Neoprene Market Analysis and Forecast by Applications
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Applications
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications
   6.2 Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Applications
      6.2.1 Automotive
      6.2.2 Electrical
      6.2.3 Construction
      6.2.4 Others
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 7 Global Neoprene Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Region
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   7.2 Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Region
      7.2.1 North America
      7.2.2 Europe
      7.2.3 Asia Pacific
      7.2.4 Latin America
      7.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region

Chapter 8 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact 
   8.1 Introduction 
   8.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis 
   8.3 Economic Impact Analysis 
   8.4 Government Policies 
   8.5 Investment Scenario

Chapter 9 North America Neoprene Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Country
      9.2.1 U.S.
      9.2.2 Canada
   9.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   9.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   9.6 North America Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Type
      9.6.1 Normal Linear Grades
      9.6.2 Precrosslinked Grades
      9.6.3 Sulfur Modified Grades
      9.6.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades
   9.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   9.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   9.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   9.10 North America Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Applications
      9.10.1 Automotive
      9.10.2 Electrical
      9.10.3 Construction
      9.10.4 Others
   9.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   9.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   9.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 10 Europe Neoprene Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 Germany
      10.2.2 France
      10.2.3 Italy
      10.2.4 U.K.
      10.2.5 Spain
      10.2.6 Russia
      10.2.7 Rest of Europe
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 Europe Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Type
      10.6.1 Normal Linear Grades
      10.6.2 Precrosslinked Grades
      10.6.3 Sulfur Modified Grades
      10.6.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   10.10 Europe Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Applications
      10.10.1 Automotive
      10.10.2 Electrical
      10.10.3 Construction
      10.10.4 Others
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 11 Asia Pacific Neoprene Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 China
      11.2.2 Japan
      11.2.3 South Korea
      11.2.4 India
      11.2.5 Australia
      11.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      11.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Asia Pacific Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Type
      11.6.1 Normal Linear Grades
      11.6.2 Precrosslinked Grades
      11.6.3 Sulfur Modified Grades
      11.6.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   11.10 Asia Pacific Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Applications
      11.10.1 Automotive
      11.10.2 Electrical
      11.10.3 Construction
      11.10.4 Others
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 12 Latin America Neoprene Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 Brazil
      12.2.2 Mexico
      12.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Latin America Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Type
      12.6.1 Normal Linear Grades
      12.6.2 Precrosslinked Grades
      12.6.3 Sulfur Modified Grades
      12.6.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   12.10 Latin America Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Applications
      12.10.1 Automotive
      12.10.2 Electrical
      12.10.3 Construction
      12.10.4 Others
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 13 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Neoprene Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2 South Africa
      13.2.3 UAE
      13.2.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Type
      13.6.1 Normal Linear Grades
      13.6.2 Precrosslinked Grades
      13.6.3 Sulfur Modified Grades
      13.6.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   13.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Neoprene Market Size Forecast by Applications
      13.10.1 Automotive
      13.10.2 Electrical
      13.10.3 Construction
      13.10.4 Others
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 14 Competition Landscape 
   14.1 Neoprene Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global Neoprene Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.3.1 DuPont
      14.3.2 Bayer
      14.3.3 EniChem
      14.3.4 TOSOH
      14.3.5 Showa Gloves
      14.3.6 Hecheng
      14.3.7 Dow
      14.3.8 SDK
      14.3.9 Asahi Kasei
      14.3.10 Lanxess
      14.3.11 Showa Denko
      14.3.12 Chongqing Changshou Chemical
      14.3.13 Nairit Plant
      14.3.14 China Bluestar New Chemical Materials
      14.3.15 Zenith Rubber
      14.3.16 Shanxi Synthetic Rubber Group
Segments Covered in the Report
The global Neoprene market has been segmented based on

By Types
  • Normal Linear Grades
  • Precrosslinked Grades
  • Sulfur Modified Grades
  • Slow Crystallizing Grades
By Applications
  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Construction
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Players
  • DuPont
  • Bayer
  • EniChem
  • Showa Gloves
  • Hecheng
  • Dow
  • SDK
  • Asahi Kasei
  • Lanxess
  • Showa Denko
  • Chongqing Changshou Chemical
  • Nairit Plant
  • China Bluestar New Chemical Materials
  • Zenith Rubber
  • Shanxi Synthetic Rubber Group

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