Rubber Process Oil: Post-COVID-19 Update

Base Year: 2019
To be published: 1st Quarter 2021
Regional Coverage: Asia, Europe, North America

Rubber process oils (RPO) function as internal lubricants, improve the blending of rubber formulations, facilitate the incorporation of fillers and other additives, improve certain physical characteristics, and function as low-cost extenders. As COVID-19 has caused economic distress, this report will focus on understanding the pandemic’s impact on the RPO market.


  • All rubber process oil products, including various aromatic (DAE, TDAE, RAE, TRAE, and MES), paraffinic, naphthenic, and bio products
  • 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

China, India, Malaysia, South Korea, the U.S., and Europe (EU and U.K. in a consolidated profile) will be covered. Each profile will cover product and end-use industry analysis as detailed below.

Product Analysis

This section covers aromatic RPOs (DAE, TDAE, RAE, TRAE, MES), Naphthenic RPO (NAP and naphthenic baseoils 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 2020 and post-COVID
  • RPO demand by products for 2013, 2019, and 2020
  • RPO demand by application. Focus will be on applications such as tires and rubber
  • RPO supply 2013, 2019, and 2020
    • 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 2020
  • Market trends
  • Market outlook including impact of COVID-19
    • RPO demand outlook 2020-2028 for the global market and by region
    • RPO supply outlook for 2020-2028 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 tire and other rubber products.

  • Rubber consumption and production
    • By product type such as NR, IR, SBR, BR, CR, EPDM, Nitrile rubber, Polystyrene, TPE for 2019
    • Consumption by application such as tires, gloves, footwear, and other rubber goods manufacturing for 2019
    • Impact of COVID-19 on consumption and production of rubber. For SBR, we will provide information on consumption and production for ESBR and SSBR.
    • Outlook for rubber consumption and production for 2028 (annual volume between 2020-2028) for the global market and by region. Kline will focus on providing this information for ESBR and SSBR.
  • Tire industry
    • Production for 2019 by region
    • Impact of COVID-19 on demand and production of tires
    • Outlook for tire production to 2028 (annual volumes from 2020-2028) for the global market and by region

Supplier Profiles

List of suppliers to be profiled is given in Table 1. Each profile will cover the following:

  • Business background
  • Estimates sales volume in 2019 and 2020
  • Impact of COVID-19 on their operations
  • Strengths and weaknesses


Table 1.  Suppliers Profiled
Ergon​ ​​Nynas
H&R (including Thai Oil) ​​Orgkhim
IRPC​ ​​Repsol
​JX Nippon​ ​​​Sinopec
Lotos​ ​​

Report Benefits

This report serves as an excellent resource for manufacturers and marketers of rubber process oils. 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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