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Polyethylene Resins, Low-Density (LDPE)

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Capacity 9
Salient statistics 10
Consumption 12
Price 16
Trade 17
World polyethylene (PE) overview 20
Introduction 24
Manufacturing processes 28
High-pressure autoclave 29
LyondellBasell—Lupotech A 29
ExxonMobil 29
Versalis 29
High-pressure tubular 29
LyondellBasell—Lupotech T 29
ExxonMobil 29
SABTEC 29
Versalis 29
Conversion processes 30
Environmental issues 31
Sources of recycled LDPE 32
Uses for recycled LDPE 33
Supply and demand by region 34
North America 34
Overview 34
Producing companies 34
Salient statistics 35
Consumption 36
Trade 37
United States 37
Producing companies 37
Salient statistics 40
Consumption 41
Film and sheet 43
Packaging 44
Nonpackaging 47
Sheet 48
Extrusion coating 48
Injection molding 49
Caps and closures 49
Medical 49
Toys/novelties 50
Housewares 50
Lids 50
Other 50
Wire and cable 50
Blow molding 51
Other 51
Adhesives and sealants 51
Other extruded products 51
Pipe and conduit 52
Copolymers 52
Trade 54
Canada 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 56
Consumption 56
Trade 57
Mexico 57
Producing companies 57
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 59
Trade 59
South America 59
Producing companies 59
Salient statistics 61
Consumption 61
Trade 62
Western Europe 62
Producing companies 62
LDPE 62
Copolymers 66
Salient statistics 66
Consumption 67
Trade 68
Central Europe 68
Producing companies 68
Salient statistics 70
Consumption 71
Trade 72
CIS and Baltic States 72
Producing companies 72
Salient statistics 73
Consumption 74
Trade 75
Middle East 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 78
Consumption 79
Trade 80
Africa 80
Producing companies 80
Salient statistics 80
Consumption 81
Trade 82
Indian Subcontinent 82
Producing companies 82
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 83
Trade 84
Northeast Asia 84
Overview 85
Producing companies 85
Salient statistics 85
Consumption 86
Trade 87
China 87
Producing companies 87
Salient statistics 90
Consumption 91
Trade 92
Japan 92
Producing companies 92
Salient statistics 93
Consumption 94
Trade 95
South Korea 95
Producing companies 95
Salient statistics 96
Consumption 97
Trade 98
Taiwan 98
Producing companies 98
Salient statistics 99
Consumption 100
Trade 100
Southeast Asia 100
Producing companies 101
Salient statistics 102
Consumption 103
Trade 104
Other Asia 104
Additional resources 105
Revisions 106
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