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Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Salient statistics 9
Capacity 10
Consumption 12
Price 16
Trade 17
World polyethylene (PE) overview 20
Introduction 25
Manufacturing processes 27
Business dynamics 27
Technologies 29
Gas-phase LLDPE 29
Univation—UNIPOL™ 29
INEOS—Innovene™ G 29
LyondellBasell—Spherilene™ 29
Solution LLDPE 30
Dow Chemicals—Dowlex™ 30
NOVA Chemical—Sclairtech™ 30
Other 30
Borealis—Borstar® 30
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPC) 30
Catalysts systems 31
Single-site LLDPE 32
United States 35
Canada 36
South America 36
Argentina 36
Brazil 36
Europe 36
Middle East 36
Saudi Arabia 36
United Arab Emirates 37
Asia 37
China 37
India 37
Japan 37
Malaysia 38
Singapore 38
South Korea 38
Thailand 38
Environmental issues 39
Sources of recycled LLDPE 40
Uses for recycled LLDPE 41
Supply and demand by region 42
North America 42
Producing companies 42
Salient statistics 42
Consumption 43
Trade 44
United States 44
Producing companies 44
Salient statistics 47
Consumption 49
Film 50
Packaging 51
Nonpackaging 56
Injection molding 59
Rotomolding 59
Wire and cable 60
Sheet 61
Pipe and conduit 61
Latest generation LLDPE 61
Plastomers 62
mVLDPE 63
mLLDPE 64
mMDPE 65
Trade 65
Canada 65
Producing companies 65
Salient statistics 66
Consumption 67
Trade 68
Mexico 68
Producing companies 68
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 69
Trade 69
South America 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 71
Trade 72
Western Europe 72
Producing companies 72
Salient statistics 75
Consumption 76
Trade 77
Central Europe 77
Producing companies 77
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 78
Trade 79
CIS and Baltic states 79
Producing companies 79
Salient statistics 80
Consumption 80
Trade 81
Middle East 81
Producing companies 81
Iran 83
Kuwait 83
Oman 84
Qatar 84
Saudi Arabia 84
United Arab Emirates 85
Salient statistics 85
Consumption 86
Trade 87
Africa 87
Producing companies 87
Salient statistics 88
Consumption 88
Trade 89
Indian subcontinent 89
Producing companies 89
Salient statistics 90
Consumption 91
Trade 92
Northeast Asia 92
Producing companies 92
Salient statistics 93
Consumption 93
Trade 94
China 95
Producing companies 95
Salient statistics 98
Consumption 98
Trade 99
Japan 99
Producing companies 99
Salient statistics 100
Consumption 101
Trade 102
South Korea 102
Producing companies 102
Salient statistics 103
Consumption 103
Trade 104
Taiwan 104
Producing companies 104
Salient statistics 104
Consumption 105
Trade 106
Southeast Asia 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 107
Consumption 108
Trade 109
Additional resources 110
Revisions 111
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