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Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
World polyethylene (PE) overview 9
Capacity 9
Salient statistics 10
Consumption 12
Extrusion 14
Molding 15
Other processes 15
Trade 15
Environmental issues 16
Summary 19
Capacity 19
Salient statistics 20
Consumption 22
Price 25
Trade 26
Introduction 29
Manufacturing processes 31
Business dynamics 32
Technologies 33
Gas-phase LLDPE 33
Univation—UNIPOL™ 33
INEOS—Innovene™ G 34
LyondellBasell—Spherilene™ 34
Solution LLDPE 34
Dow Chemicals—Dowlex™ 34
NOVA Chemical—Sclairtech™ 35
Other 35
Borealis—Borstar® 35
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPC) 35
Catalysts systems 35
Single-site LLDPE 36
United States 40
Canada 41
South America 41
Argentina 41
Brazil 41
Europe 41
Middle East 42
Saudi Arabia 42
United Arab Emirates 42
Asia 42
Mainland China 42
India 43
Japan 43
Malaysia 43
Singapore 43
South Korea 43
Thailand 44
Supply and demand by region 45
North America 45
Overview 45
Producing companies 45
Salient statistics 46
Consumption 47
Trade 48
United States 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 51
Consumption 54
Film 55
Packaging 56
Nonpackaging 61
Injection molding 63
Rotomolding 64
–Wire and cable 65
Sheet 65
Pipe and profile 66
Latest-generation LLDPE 66
Plastomers 67
–mVLDPE 68
–mLLDPE 69
–mMDPE 69
Trade 70
Canada 70
Producing companies 70
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 72
Trade 73
Mexico 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 74
Consumption 74
Trade 75
South America 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 78
Trade 79
Western Europe 79
Producing companies 79
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 83
Trade 84
Central Europe 85
Producing companies 85
Salient statistics 85
Consumption 85
Trade 86
CIS and Baltic states 87
Producing companies 87
Salient statistics 89
Consumption 90
Trade 91
Middle East 91
Producing companies 91
Iran 93
Kuwait 93
Oman 94
Qatar 94
Saudi Arabia 94
United Arab Emirates 95
Salient statistics 96
Consumption 96
Trade 97
Africa 98
Producing companies 98
Salient statistics 99
Consumption 100
Trade 101
Indian Subcontinent 101
Producing companies 101
Salient statistics 103
Consumption 104
Trade 105
Northeast Asia 106
Overview 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 107
Consumption 108
Trade 109
Mainland China 109
Producing companies 109
Salient statistics 112
Consumption 113
Trade 114
Japan 115
Producing companies 115
Salient statistics 116
Consumption 117
Trade 117
South Korea 118
Producing companies 118
Salient statistics 119
Consumption 120
Trade 121
Taiwan 121
Producing companies 121
Salient statistics 122
Consumption 123
Trade 123
Southeast Asia 123
Producing companies 123
Salient statistics 125
Consumption 126
Trade 128
Additional resources 129
Revisions 130
Data Workbook 131
Notice 132
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