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Polypropylene Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Salient statistics 9
Producers 10
Technology 12
Consumption 14
Price 18
Trade 19
Introduction 22
Applications 25
Manufacturing processes 30
Polymerization 30
Slurry-phase processes 30
Bulk-phase processes 31
Gas-phase processes 32
Catalysts 33
Conversion 33
Interpolymer competition 34
Performance application requirements 34
Marketplace availability 34
Polymer price vs. performance 34
Advanced technology polypropylene resins 36
Catalloy processes 36
Thermoplastic olefins (TPOs) 36
Nanocomposites 36
Single-site catalyzed (SSC) polypropylene 37
Single-site chemistry 37
Manufacturing use of metallocenes 38
Polypropylene single-site products 38
Commercialization of SSC polypropylene 39
Engineered polymers 40
Environmental issues 41
Supply and demand by region 43
North America 43
Overview 43
Producing companies 43
Salient statistics 43
Consumption 44
Trade 45
United States 46
Producing companies 46
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Trade 52
Canada 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 53
Consumption 54
Trade 55
Mexico 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 56
Consumption 56
Trade 58
Central and South America 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 60
Consumption 61
Trade 62
Western Europe 63
Producing companies 63
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 69
Extrusion 70
Molding 70
Trade 70
Central and Eastern Europe 71
Producing companies 71
Salient statistics 73
Consumption 74
Trade 75
CIS and Baltic States 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 79
Consumption 79
Trade 81
Middle East 81
Producing companies 81
Salient statistics 84
Consumption 85
Trade 86
Africa 87
Producing companies 87
Salient statistics 88
Consumption 89
Trade 90
Indian Subcontinent 90
Producing companies 90
Salient statistics 93
Consumption 94
Trade 96
Northeast Asia 96
Overview 96
Producing countries 96
Salient statistics 97
Consumption 97
Extrusion 98
Molding 99
Trade 100
Mainland China 100
Producing companies 100
Salient statistics 106
Consumption 107
Trade 108
Japan 108
Producing companies 108
Salient statistics 110
Consumption 111
Trade 112
South Korea 112
Producing companies 112
Salient statistics 114
Consumption 115
Trade 116
Taiwan 116
Producing companies 116
Salient statistics 117
Consumption 117
Trade 119
Southeast Asia 119
Producing companies 119
Salient statistics 122
Consumption 122
Extrusion 123
Molding 124
Trade 124
Additional resources 125
Revisions 126
Data Workbook 127
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