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Polyethylene Resins, High-Density (HDPE)

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary7
Capacity8
Consumption12
Price16
Trade16
Product developments18
World polyethylene (PE) overview20
Introduction25
Manufacturing processes27
Environmental issues30
Recycling30
Plastic bag legislation31
Supply and demand by region32
North America32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics33
Consumption34
Trade35
United States37
Producing companies37
Salient statistics41
Consumption41
Blow molding44
Film and sheet48
Pipe and profile52
Injection molding54
Wire and cable56
Rotomolding57
Other57
Trade57
Imports57
Exports57
Canada57
Producing companies57
Salient statistics58
Consumption59
Trade61
Mexico61
Producing companies61
Salient statistics61
Consumption62
Trade63
South America64
Producing companies64
Salient statistics66
Consumption66
Trade67
Western Europe67
Producing companies68
Salient statistics71
Consumption72
Trade73
Central Europe73
Producing companies73
Salient statistics75
Consumption75
Trade77
CIS and Baltic States78
Producing companies78
Salient statistics80
Consumption81
Trade82
Middle East82
Producing companies82
Iran85
Kuwait86
Qatar86
Saudi Arabia86
Turkey87
United Arab Emirates87
Salient statistics87
Consumption88
Trade90
Africa90
Producing companies90
Salient statistics91
Consumption96
Trade97
Indian Subcontinent93
Producing companies93
Salient statistics95
Consumption96
Trade97
Northeast Asia97
Producing companies97
Salient statistics97
Consumption98
Trade99
China99
Producing companies100
Salient statistics103
Consumption104
Trade107
Japan107
Producing companies107
Salient statistics109
Consumption110
Trade110
South Korea111
Producing companies111
Salient statistics112
Consumption113
Trade114
Taiwan114
Producing companies114
Salient statistics115
Consumption116
Trade116
Other Northeast Asia117
Southeast Asia117
Producing companies117
Salient statistics119
Consumption120
Trade122
Additional resources 123
Revisions124
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