Rubber Process Oil: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Regional Coverage: Asia, Europe, North America, South America

Base Year: 2019
Published: Q1 2021

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Base Year: 2023/2024
To be Published: Q3/Q4 2024

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Rubber process oils (RPO) function as internal lubricants, improve the blending of rubber formulations, facilitate the incorporation of fillers and other additives, enhance certain physical characteristics, and function as low-cost extenders. This report will focus on post-COVID-19 recovery in the RPO market.


  • All rubber process oil products, including various aromatic (DAE, TDAE, RAE, TRAE, and MES), paraffinic, naphthenic, and bioproducts
  • All major rubber and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) types, including SBR, BR, CR, EPDM, IIR, IR, NR, and others
    Rubber process oil pricing
  • Market estimates at the global and regional level, as well as detailed market estimates for all major country markets identified in the table of contents
  • Key suppliers and market share
  • Demand outlook to 2028 and market appraisal


Table of Contents


Executive Summary

Global Market Overview

Country Profile

Brazil, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand), Germany, France, Italy, and the U.S. Each profile will cover product and end-use industry analysis as detailed below. Please note that there will be only one profile for Southeast Asia combining data for Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, and one combined profile for France and Italy.

Product Analysis

This section covers aromatic RPOs (DAE, TDAE, RAE, TRAE, MES), Naphthenic RPO (NAP and naphthenic base oils that are used as RPO), and Paraffinic RPO (PAR excludes white oils).

  • Product pricing and contracting patterns
  • Key factors for buyers for RPO procurement in 2023 and post-COVID-19
  • RPO demand by-products for 2023
  • RPO demand by application. The focus will be on applications such as tires and rubber
  • RPO supply for 2023
    • - Supplier market shares
    • - Information on RPO production capacity by product type
    • - Information on integration or consolidation
    • - Information on new or capacity expansion projects for RPO
    • - Information on measures adopted by suppliers for COVID-19
  • RPO Trade Balance 2023
  • Market trends
  • Market outlook including the impact of COVID-19
    • - RPO demand outlook 2023-2028 for the global market and by region
    • - RPO supply outlook for 2023-2028 for the global market and by region
    • - Opportunities and challenges

End-Use Analysis

This section covers the rubber industry as well as end-use industries for rubber such as tires and other rubber products.

  • Rubber consumption and production
    • - By product type such as NR, IR, SBR, BR, CR, EPDM, Nitrile rubber, Polystyrene, TPE
    • -Consumption by application such as tires, gloves, footwear, and other rubber goods manufacturing
    • -Post-COVID-19 recovery in consumption and production of rubber.
    • -Five-year outlook for rubber consumption and production for the global market and by region
  • Tire industry
    • - Production by region
    • - Post-COVID-19 recovery in demand and production of tires
    • - Five-year outlook for tire production for the global market and by region

Supplier Profiles

The list of suppliers to be profiled is given in Table 2. Each profile will cover the following:

  • Business background
  • Estimates sales volume
  • Strengths and weaknesses
Ergon​ Nynas
H&R (including Thai Oil) Orgkhim
IRPC​ Repsol
​JX Nippon
Lotos Enerco

Subscriber Benefits

This report serves as an excellent resource to gain an understanding of the RPO market in terms of key markets, product trends, market opportunities, and challenges. Specifically, it helps subscribers:

  • Develop business strategies by understanding the economic, technological, and legislative
    trends shaping and driving the rubber process oil market
  • Evaluate the major global rubber process oil suppliers and their products to identify gaps in
    product portfolios and evaluate new product introductions
  • Design and develop products, marketing, and sales strategies targeting key end-use segments

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