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Polyethylene Resins, High-Density (HDPE)

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Executive summary 6
World polyethylene (PE) overview 8
Capacity 8
Salient statistics 9
Consumption 11
Extrusion 13
Molding 14
Other processes 14
Trade 14
Environmental issues 15
Summary 18
Capacity 19
Consumption 21
Price 23
Trade 24
Product developments 26
Introduction 28
Manufacturing processes 30
Supply and demand by region 35
North America 35
Overview 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 35
Consumption 36
Blow molding 37
Film and sheet 41
Injection molding 44
Pipe and profile 46
Trade 48
United States 49
Producing companies 49
Salient statistics 52
Consumption 53
Trade 55
Canada 56
Producing companies 56
Salient statistics 57
Consumption 57
Trade 59
Mexico 59
Producing companies 59
Salient statistics 60
Consumption 60
Trade 62
South America 62
Producing companies 62
Salient statistics 64
Consumption 64
Trade 66
Western Europe 66
Producing companies 66
Salient statistics 69
Consumption 70
Trade 72
Central Europe 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 74
Consumption 75
Trade 77
CIS and Baltic States 77
Producing companies 77
Salient statistics 79
Consumption 80
Trade 82
Middle East 82
Producing companies 82
Salient statistics 86
Consumption 87
Trade 88
Africa 89
Producing companies 89
Salient statistics 90
Consumption 91
Trade 92
Indian Subcontinent 93
Producing companies 93
Salient statistics 95
Consumption 95
Trade 97
Northeast Asia 97
Overview 97
Producing companies 97
Salient statistics 98
Consumption 99
Trade 100
Mainland China 100
Producing companies 101
Salient statistics 104
Consumption 105
Trade 106
Japan 107
Producing companies 107
Salient statistics 108
Consumption 109
Trade 111
South Korea 111
Producing companies 111
Salient statistics 112
Consumption 113
Trade 114
Taiwan 114
Producing companies 114
Salient statistics 115
Consumption 116
Trade 116
Other Northeast Asia 116
Southeast Asia 117
Producing companies 117
Salient statistics 119
Consumption 120
Trade 121
Additional resources 123
Revisions 124
Data Workbook 125
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