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Polyethylene Resins, Low-Density (LDPE)

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

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 32
High-pressure autoclave 33
LyondellBasell—Lupotech A 33
ExxonMobil 33
Versalis 33
High-pressure tubular 33
LyondellBasell—Lupotech T 33
ExxonMobil 33
SABTEC 33
Versalis 33
Conversion processes 34
Supply and demand by region 35
North America 35
Overview 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 37
Trade 38
United States 38
Producing companies 38
Salient statistics 41
Consumption 42
Film and sheet 43
Extrusion coating 48
Injection molding 49
Wire and cable 50
Blow molding 51
Other 51
Trade 54
Canada 54
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 55
Consumption 56
Trade 57
Mexico 57
Producing companies 57
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 59
Trade 59
South America 59
Producing companies 60
Salient statistics 61
Consumption 61
Trade 62
Western Europe 62
Producing companies 63
LDPE 63
Copolymers 66
Salient statistics 66
Consumption 67
Trade 68
Central Europe 68
Producing companies 68
Salient statistics 70
Consumption 70
Trade 71
CIS and Baltic States 72
Producing companies 72
Salient statistics 73
Consumption 73
Trade 74
Middle East 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 78
Trade 79
Africa 79
Producing companies 79
Salient statistics 80
Consumption 80
Trade 81
Indian Subcontinent 81
Producing companies 82
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 83
Trade 84
Northeast Asia 84
Overview 84
Producing companies 84
Salient statistics 85
Consumption 86
Trade 87
Mainland China 87
Producing companies 87
Salient statistics 90
Consumption 91
Trade 92
Japan 93
Producing companies 93
Salient statistics 94
Consumption 95
Trade 96
South Korea 96
Producing companies 96
Salient statistics 97
Consumption 98
Trade 99
Taiwan 99
Producing companies 100
Salient statistics 100
Consumption 101
Trade 102
Southeast Asia 102
Producing companies 102
Salient statistics 104
Consumption 104
Trade 105
Other Asia 105
Additional resources 107
Revisions 108
Data Workbook 109
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