Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), a Saudi multinational chemical manufacturing company announced its agreement with Exxon Mobil Corporation, an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, for the completion of a new elastomers plant at Kemya. The new synthetic rubber project will expand Kemya’s product portfolio. The new project involves a total investment of U.S. $3.4 billion, and has the capacity to produce up to 400,000 tons per year. The agreement between the companies is predicted to boost the synthetic rubber market trends in the foreseeable future owing to its high impactful technologies including proprietary ExxonMobil EPDM, thermoplastic elastomer and halobutyl rubber technologies. Moreover, the plant has a rigorous and sophisticated system for waste management, which, in turn, will reduce waste and promote healthy ecosystem. In addition, the growing demand for acrylic rubber is predicted to impel companies to increase their production capacities, which, in turn will facilitate the synthetic rubber market revenue. For instance, Zeon Corporation, a producer and supplier of a wide range of products including synthetic rubbers and specialty resins announced to establish a new subsidiary in Thailand for Acrylic Rubber manufacture and sale to cater to the demand for acrylic rubber in the Asian region. However, the health and environmental hazards due to soot produced during the vulcanization of rubber is expected to restrict the growth of the market. Soot is a dangerous mix of metals and chemicals, if inhaled deep in the lungs can cause heart attacks and cancer.