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Polypropylene Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 8
Salient statistics 8
Producers 9
Technology 10
Consumption 11
Price 15
Trade 16
Introduction 18
Packaging applications 20
Structural applications 21
Manufacturing processes 22
Polymerization 22
Slurry-phase processes 22
Bulk-phase processes 24
Gas-phase processes 24
Catalysts 25
Conversion 25
Interpolymer competition 26
Performance application requirements 26
Marketplace availability 26
Polymer price vs. performance 26
Advanced technology polypropylene resins 28
Catalloy processes 28
Thermoplastic olefins (TPOs) 28
Nanocomposites 28
Single-site catalyzed (SSC) polypropylene 29
Single-site chemistry 29
Manufacturing use of metallocenes 30
Polypropylene single-site products 30
Supply potential of single-site polypropylene 31
Commercialization of SSC polypropylene 31
Production of SSC polypropylene 33
Engineered polymers 33
Environmental issues 34
Supply and demand by region 35
North America 35
Overview 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 35
Consumption 36
Trade 37
United States 37
Producing companies 38
Salient statistics 41
Consumption 42
Injection molding 43
Fibers and filaments 47
Film and sheet 49
Blow molding 52
Wire and cable 52
Other 53
Trade 54
Canada 54
Producing companies 54
Salient statistics 55
Consumption 55
Trade 56
Mexico 57
Producing companies 57
Salient statistics 57
Consumption 58
Trade 59
South America 59
Producing companies 59
Salient statistics 61
Consumption 61
Trade 63
Western Europe 63
Producing companies 63
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 68
Extrusion 70
Molding 70
Trade 70
Central Europe 70
Producing companies 70
Salient statistics 73
Consumption 73
Trade 75
CIS and Baltic States 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 78
Trade 80
Middle East 80
Producing companies 80
Salient statistics 83
Consumption 84
Trade 85
Africa 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 87
Consumption 88
Trade 89
Indian Subcontinent 89
Producing companies 89
Salient statistics 91
Consumption 92
Trade 93
Northeast Asia 93
Overview 93
Producing countries 93
Salient statistics 94
Consumption 95
Trade 96
China 96
Producing companies 96
Salient statistics 104
Consumption 105
Extrusion 106
Molding 107
Trade 108
Japan 108
Producing companies 108
Salient statistics 110
Consumption 111
Extrusion 112
Molding 112
Trade 112
South Korea 113
Producing companies 113
Salient statistics 115
Consumption 116
Trade 117
Taiwan 117
Producing companies 117
Salient statistics 118
Consumption 119
Trade 120
Southeast Asia 120
Producing companies 120
Salient statistics 122
Consumption 123
Extrusion 124
Molding 124
Trade 124
Additional resources 126
Revisions 127
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