Polypropylene Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Salient statistics6
Producer6
Technology8
Consumption9
Trade12
Price13
Introduction15
Packaging applications17
Structural applications17
Manufacturing processes18
Polymerization18
Slurry-phase processes18
Bulk-phase processes19
Gas-phase processes20
Catalysts20
Conversion21
Interpolymer competition22
Performance application requirements22
Marketplace availability22
Polymer price vs. performance22
Advanced technology PP resins24
Catalloy processes24
Thermoplastic olefins (TPOs)24
Nanocomposites24
Single-site catalyzed (SSC) PP25
Single-site chemistry25
Manufacturing use of metallocenes25
Polypropylene single-site products26
Supply potential of single-site polypropylene26
Commercialization of SSC PP27
Production of SSC PP28
Engineered polymers28
Environmental issues30
Supply and demand by region31
North America31
Overview31
Producing companies31
Salient statistics32
Consumption32
Trade33
United States33
Producing companies34
Salient statistics37
Consumption37
Injection molding38
Fibers and filaments42
Film and sheet44
Blow molding46
Other47
Trade48
Canada48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics49
Consumption49
Trade50
Mexico50
Producing companies50
Salient statistics51
Consumption51
Trade52
South America52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics54
Consumption55
Trade56
Western Europe56
Producing companies56
Salient statistics61
Consumption61
Extrusion62
Molding62
Trade63
Central Europe63
Producing companies63
Salient statistics64
Consumption65
Trade66
CIS and Baltic States66
Producing companies66
Salient statistics69
Consumption70
Trade71
Middle East71
Producing companies72
Salient statistics75
Consumption76
Trade77
Africa77
Producing companies77
Salient statistics79
Consumption79
Trade 80
Indian Subcontinent 80
Producing companies 80
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 82
Trade 83
Northeast Asia 84
Overview 84
Producing countries 84
Salient statistics 85
Consumption 85
Trade 86
China 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 92
Consumption 93
Extrusion 94
Fiber 94
Film 95
Injection molding 95
Trade 96
Japan 96
Producing companies 96
Salient statistics 98
Consumption 99
Extrusion 100
Molding 100
Trade 101
South Korea 101
Producing companies 101
Salient statistics 103
Consumption 103
Trade 104
Taiwan 104
Producing companies 104
Salient statistics 105
Consumption 106
Trade 106
Southeast Asia 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 109
Consumption 110
Extrusion 111
Molding 111
Trade 111
Bibliography 113
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