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INTRODUCTION

This chapter provides an introduction to this report, describing the study goals and objectives, reasons for doing the study, intended audience, scope, methodology, information sources, and analyst credentials for along with an introduction to BCC online services and disclaimer.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The goal of this study is to help the readers form a comprehensive understanding of the recent advances and trends in polyolefins manufacturing, applications, technologies, and global and regional markets. For this goal, this report will provide in-depth analysis for the polyolefin resins market, including polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) markets. PE includes low density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE).

Four objectives in this report will be met. Major types of polyolefins and their future demand will be described. Main technologies of polyolefin manufacturing will be discussed. Commercial applications in which polyolefin resins are used will be discussed. Present consumption and future demand for polyolefins will be evaluated for global markets by seven world regions: North America, South America, Europe, China, Asia, Middle East and Africa, and the rest of the world (ROW).

Trends in technology will be analyzed. The impact of governmental regulations and international agreements will be ascertained. Patents of polyolefins will be discussed. The structural dynamics of the polyolefin industry will be outlined, along with profiles of key manufacturers in the United States, China, Japan, Korea, India, Brazil, France, Germany, Austria, Taiwan, and other countries or regions.

This report will review global markets for polyolefins and will forecast trends and sales in these markets through 2016. Important manufacturers, technologies and factors influencing demand will be discussed.

The polyolefin market is closely relevant to the production and supplies of the olefin industry; therefore, olefin production will be described. Catalysts are important materials for polyolefin production and will be discussed.

BCC's goal in conducting this study was to determine the current status of the polyolefin industry and to assess its growth potential over a five-year period from 2011 to 2016. A primary objective was to present a comprehensive analysis of the current polyolefin market and project its future direction.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

There are two reasons for doing this study:

Polyolefin manufacturers need to understand the market trend and new technologies of the industry, planning their investment, production, and research and development (R&D) for the next five years or a longer period.

Raw materials suppliers and catalyst manufacturers need to understand the polyolefin market consumption and trends for planning their production and R&D for the next five years.

SCOPE OF REPORT

The report forecasts the size of the market in current U.S. dollars for polyolefin resins materials in value terms for each material and/or volume terms from 2011 through 2016.

The report forecasts the market size or output of polyolefins such as PP and PEs. PEs includes HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE. The forecasts are classified on the basis of product type, technology type, application, catalyst types and geographical region.

The report also describes the raw materials supplies and important players in the polyolefin industry.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

The intended audience of this report includes polyolefins (PE and PP) manufacturers and suppliers. Olefins (ethylene and propylene) producers, polyolefin catalysts producers, oil companies and petrochemicals (e.g., naphtha, hexane, propane and butane) suppliers may be interested in this report too.

METHODOLOGY

Estimates of current market demand are made for 2010 and are projected over the next five years. Projections are made in terms of constant U.S. dollars (2010). Growth is presented in terms of a compound average annual growth rate (CAGR). Prices are measured at the manufacturer level. Resin price levels of late 2010 to mid-2011 are used to determine the market value, unless specified otherwise. But factors that influence the price levels will be discussed.

INFORMATION SOURCES

Information sources for this report include experts, executives, professors and officials in polyolefin companies, olefin companies, petrochemical companies, industrial associations, universities and governmental departments. They include Sinopec, Sabic (Saudi Basic Industry Corporation), Dow, Chevron, Phillips Chemicals, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), ExxonMobil, Hanwha Chemical Corporation, Reliance Industries, Sabic, Tsinghua University, the Ministry of Commerce of China, and the National Bureau of Statistics of China.

Information sources for the study also include online research, patent literature, technical journals, trade magazines, governmental data and conference papers from China, Japan, Korea and the United States.

ANALYST CREDENTIALS

Jason Chen has been an analyst and consultant for the composite, fiber, textile and energy industries for a decade. He is or was a regular writer or contributing editor for Composites Manufacturing (American Composites Manufacturers Association), International Fiber Journal, Filtration News, Platts Emission Daily, Vision Systems Design, Pesticide and Toxic Chemical News, and MobileTex. He has authored the books, “Asian Automotive Textiles: Opportunities and Challenges for Leading Producers,” “China Technical Textiles: Key Producers and Market Trends to 2015,” and “China's Chemical Fiber Producers.” He is also the author of the BCC market research report, Tire Reinforcement Materials: Technologies and Global Markets (report code: AVM077A).

Table Of Contents

Global Markets for Polyolefin Resins -- Focus on North America
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 1
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 1
SCOPE OF REPORT 2
INTENDED AUDIENCE 2
METHODOLOGY 2
INFORMATION SOURCES 2
ANALYST CREDENTIALS 2
RELATED REPORTS 3
BCC ONLINE SERVICES 3
DISCLAIMER 3
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY 5
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL SIZE FOR POLYOLEFIN MARKET, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2016
($ BILLIONS) 5
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL SIZE FOR POLYOLEFIN MARKET, BY SEGMENT, 2010-2016 ($
BILLIONS) 5
LARGEST AND FASTEST-GROWING MARKETS 6
LARGEST POLYOLEFIN MARKETS 6
FASTEST-GROWING POLYOLEFIN MARKETS 6
SIGNIFICANT TRENDS 7
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 10
DEFINITION OF THE INDUSTRY 10
FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS 10
INTERNATIONAL TARGETS AND REGULATIONS 11
CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSION REDUCTION 11
GLOBAL TARIFFS 11
CHINA'S 12TH FIVE YEAR PLAN FOR OLEFINS 12
REACH 12
CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY PRODUCTS 14
TABLE 1 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 14
MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS AND AVERAGE PRICES 15
TABLE 2 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY PRODUCT, IN VOLUME TERMS,
THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 15
GLOBAL MARKET FOR LDPE RESINS 16
HISTORY 16
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 17
Growth Drivers 17
Growth Inhibitors 17
GLOBAL LDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION 18
TABLE 3 GLOBAL SIZE OF LDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 18
Film-Grade LDPE Resins 19
Coating-Grade LDPE Resins 19
Injection Molding-Grade LDPE Resins 20
Wire- and Cable-Grade LDPE Resins 20
Blow-Molding-Grade LDPE Resins 20
LDPE Resins for Other Applications 21
GLOBAL LDPE MARKET BY REGION 21
TABLE 4 GLOBAL SIZE OF LDPE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 21
GLOBAL LLDPE RESIN MARKET 22
HISTORY 23
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 23
Growth Drivers 23
Growth Inhibitors 23
GLOBAL LLDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION 23
TABLE 5 GLOBAL SIZE OF LLDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 24
Film-Grade LLDPE Resins 24
Injection Molding LLDPE Resins 24
Rotational Molding LLDPE Resins 25
Wire- and Cable-Grade LLDPE Resins 25
Other Applications for LLDPE Resins 25
GLOBAL LLDPE MARKET BY REGION 25
TABLE 6 GLOBAL SIZE OF LLDPE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 25
GLOBAL HDPE RESINS MARKET 27
HISTORY 27
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 27
Growth Drivers 27
Growth Inhibitors 27
GLOBAL HDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION 28
TABLE 7 GLOBAL SIZE OF HDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 28
Blow Molding HDPE Resins 28
Injection Molding HDPE Resins 29
Film-Grade HDPE Resins 29
Panel and Pipe-Grade HDPE Resins 29
Fiber-Grade HDPE Resins 29
Wire- and Cable-Grade HDPE Resins 30
HDPE Resins for Other Applications 30
GLOBAL HDPE MARKET BY REGION 30
TABLE 8 GLOBAL SIZE OF HDPE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 31
GLOBAL PP MARKET 32
HISTORY 32
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 32
Growth Drivers 32
Growth Inhibitors 32
GLOBAL PP MARKET BY APPLICATION 33
TABLE 9 GLOBAL SIZE OF PP MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 33
Injection Molding PP Resins 33
Fiber-Grade PP Resins 34
Film-Grade PP Resins 34
Extrusion PP Resins 34
Blow Molding PP Resins 34
PP Resins for Other Applications 34
GLOBAL PP MARKET BY REGION 35
TABLE 10 GLOBAL SIZE OF PP MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 35
CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY APPLICATION 38
TABLE 11 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 38
FILM-GRADE POLYOLEFIN RESINS 38
INJECTION MOLDING POLYOLEFIN RESINS 39
FIBER-GRADE POLYOLEFIN RESIN 39
POLYOLEFIN RESINS FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS 39
CHAPTER 6 POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY TECHNOLOGIES 41
TABLE 12 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, THROUGH 2016
($ BILLIONS) 41
GAS PHASE PROCESS 41
TABLE 13 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN GAS PHASE PROCESS BY TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH
2016 ($ BILLIONS) 42
TABLE 14 MAIN PE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES, BY CAPACITY IN 2010 (MILLION
METRIC TONS, %) 43
UNIPOL PE 43
INNOVENE G 43
SPHERILENE 44
BORSTAR 44
LIQUID PROCESS 44
TABLE 15 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN LIQUID PROCESS BY SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGY,
THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 45
TABLE 16 MAIN PE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION
METRIC TONS, %) 45
SLURRY PHASE PROCESS 46
Phillips Loop Slurry Process 46
Mitsui CX Process 46
Innovene S 46
Hostalen ACP 46
SOLUTION PROCESS 47
Sclairtech 47
BULK PROCESS 47
TABLE 17 GLOBAL SIZE OF BULK PHASE PROCESS FOR POLYOLEFINS BY TECHNOLOGY,
THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 47
TABLE 18 MAIN PP MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION
METRIC TONS, %) 48
SPHERIPOL PP PROCESS 48
UNIPOL PP 48
INNOVENE PP 48
NOVOLEN GAS PHASE PP PROCESS 48
HIGH-PRESSURE PROCESS 49
TABLE 19 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN HIGH-PRESSURE PROCESS BY SPECIFIC
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 49
TABLE 20 MAIN PE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES, BY CAPACITY IN 2010 (MILLION
METRIC TONS, %) 50
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL HIGH-PRESSURE AUTOCLAVE AND TUBULAR REACTOR
PROCESS 50
LUPOTECH PE PROCESS 50
POLIMERI EUROPA HIGH-PRESSURE AUTOCLAVE AND TUBULAR REACTOR
PROCESS 51
SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT 51
TABLE 21 SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT IN MANUFACTURING
TECHNOLOGIES (SINCE 1960S) 51
U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS 52
PATENTS BY COMPANY 52
TABLE 22 POLYOLEFIN PATENT NUMBERS, BY COMPANY (2006-2011) 52
PATENTS BY YEAR 53
TABLE 23 POLYOLEFIN PATENT NUMBERS BY YEAR, 2006-2011 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 53
PATENTS BY MAJOR COUNTRY 53
TABLE 24 POLYOLEFIN PATENT NUMBERS BY COUNTRY, 2006-2011 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 53
CHAPTER 7 POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY CATALYST 55
TABLE 25 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY CATALYST, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 55
GLOBAL POLYOLEFINS MARKET BY CATALYST SEGMENT 56
MGCL2/TICL4 POLYOLEFINS MARKET BY SEGMENT 56
TABLE 26 GLOBAL SIZE OF MGCL2/TICL4 POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH
2016 ($ BILLIONS) 56
METALLOCENE POLYOLEFINS MARKET BY SEGMENT 57
TABLE 27 GLOBAL SIZE OF METALLOCENE POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH
2016 ($ BILLIONS) 57
POLYOLEFINS MADE WITH CHROMIUM CATALYSTS 57
CHAPTER 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS BY PRODUCT 59
GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN INDUSTRY BY PRODUCT 59
GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN CAPACITY BY PRODUCT 59
TABLE 28 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN CAPACITIES, BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION
METRIC TONS) 59
GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN OUTPUT BY PRODUCT 60
TABLE 29 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN OUTPUT BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 60
GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN OPERATING RATES BY PRODUCT 60
TABLE 30 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN OPERATING RATES BY PRODUCT, 2010-2016 (%) 61
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND COMPETITIVENESS 61
MARKET PLAYERS 62
STRATEGIES FOR STAYING COMPETITIVE AND SUCCESSFUL 62
NEW ENTRANTS 63
INDUSTRY LEADERS 63
Industry Leaders of LDPE Resins 63
TABLE 31 LEADING GLOBAL LDPE PRODUCERS, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 64
Industry Leaders of LLDPE Resins 65
TABLE 32 LEADING GLOBAL LLDPE PRODUCERS, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 65
Industry Leaders of HDPE Resins 66
TABLE 33 LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 66
Industry Leaders of PP Resins 67
TABLE 34 LEADING GLOBAL PP PRODUCERS, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 67
MANUFACTURING COSTS AND PROCESS ECONOMICS 68
TABLE 35 MANUFACTURING COSTS OF PE AND PP RESINS ($/METRIC TON) 68
RAW MATERIALS MANUFACTURE AND SUPPLIES 69
RAW MATERIALS SUPPLIES AND COST 69
IMPACT OF RAW MATERIAL PRICE 70
IMPACT OF TARIFFS AND TAXES 70
ETHYLENE SUPPLIES 70
Ethylene Capacity 70
TABLE 36 GLOBAL ETHYLENE CAPACITY BY REGION, 2010 (MILLION METRIC TONS, %) 71
Ethylene Producers 71
TABLE 37 GLOBAL ETHYLENE PRODUCERS, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 71
PROPYLENE SUPPLIES 72
TABLE 38 GLOBAL PROPYLENE CAPACITY BY REGION, 2010 (MILLION METRIC TONS, %) 73
NATURAL GAS AND NAPHTHA SUPPLIES 73
CHAPTER 9 POLYOLEFIN INDUSTRY AND TRADE BY REGION 75
GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN CAPACITY BY REGION 75
TABLE 39 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN CAPACITY BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 75
GLOBAL LDPE CAPACITY BY REGION 76
TABLE 40 GLOBAL LDPE CAPACITY BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 76
GLOBAL LLDPE CAPACITY BY REGION 76
TABLE 41 GLOBAL LLDPE CAPACITY BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 77
GLOBAL HDPE CAPACITY BY REGION 77
TABLE 42 GLOBAL HDPE CAPACITY BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 77
GLOBAL PP CAPACITY BY REGION 78
TABLE 43 GLOBAL PP CAPACITY BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 78
GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN OUTPUT BY REGION 78
TABLE 44 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN OUTPUT BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 79
GLOBAL LDPE OUTPUT BY REGION 79
TABLE 45 GLOBAL LDPE OUTPUT BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 79
GLOBAL LLDPE OUTPUT BY REGION 80
TABLE 46 GLOBAL LLDPE OUTPUT BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 80
GLOBAL HDPE OUTPUT BY REGION 80
TABLE 47 GLOBAL HDPE OUTPUT BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 81
GLOBAL PP OUTPUT BY REGION 81
TABLE 48 GLOBAL PP OUTPUT BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 81
GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN TRADE BY REGION 82
TABLE 49 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN NET IMPORTS BY REGION, 2010-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 82
GLOBAL LDPE TRADE BY REGION 83
TABLE 50 GLOBAL LDPE NET IMPORTS BY REGION, 2010-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 83
GLOBAL LLDPE TRADE BY REGION 83
TABLE 51 GLOBAL LLDPE NET IMPORTS BY REGION, 2010-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 84
GLOBAL HDPE TRADE BY REGION 84
TABLE 52 GLOBAL HDPE NET IMPORTS BY REGION, 2010-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 84
GLOBAL PP TRADE BY REGION 85
TABLE 53 GLOBAL PP NET IMPORTS BY REGION, 2010-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 85
CHAPTER 10 NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN MARKET AND INDUSTRY 87
SUMMARY OF NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN MARKET 87
TABLE 54 NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 87
FIGURE 1 NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2010-2016 ($ BILLIONS) 87
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 89
GROWTH DRIVERS 89
GROWTH INHIBITORS 89
NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY PRODUCT 90
TABLE 55 NORTH AMERICAN SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2016
($ BILLIONS) 90
NORTH AMERICAN LDPE MARKET 90
TABLE 56 NORTH AMERICAN SIZE OF LDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 91
North American Film-Grade LDPE Resins 91
North American Coating LDPE Resins 91
North American Injection Molding LDPE Resins 92
North American Wire and Cable LDPE Resins 92
North American Blow Molding LDPE Resins 92
Other LDPE Resins Applications in North America 92
NORTH AMERICAN LLDPE MARKET 92
TABLE 57 NORTH AMERICAN SIZE OF LLDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 93
North American Film-Grade LLDPE Market 93
North American Injection Molding LLDPE Market 93
North American Rotational Molding LLDPE Resins 94
North American Wire- and Cable-Grade LLDPE Resins 94
Other Applications of LLDPE Resins in North America 94
NORTH AMERICAN HDPE MARKET 94
TABLE 58 NORTH AMERICAN SIZE OF HDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 94
North American Blow Molding HDPE Resins 95
North American Injection Molding HDPE Resins 95
North American Film-Grade HDPE Resins 95
North American Panel and Pipe-Grade HDPE Resins 95
North American Fiber-Grade HDPE Resins 95
North American Wire- and Cable-Grade HDPE Resins 96
Other Applications of HDPE Resins in North America 96
NORTH AMERICAN PP MARKET 96
TABLE 59 NORTH AMERICAN SIZE OF PP MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 96
North American Injection Molding PP Resins 97
North American Fiber-Grade PP Resins 97
North American Film-Grade PP Resins 97
North American Extrusion PP Resins 97
North American Blow Molding PP Resins 97
North American PP Resins for Other Applications 97
NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN INDUSTRY 97
NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN CAPACITY 98
TABLE 60 NORTH AMERICAN CAPACITY OF POLYOLEFIN BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2016
(MILLION METRIC TONS) 98
NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN OUTPUT 99
TABLE 61 NORTH AMERICAN OUTPUT OF POLYOLEFIN BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2016
(MILLION METRIC TONS) 99
NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN TRADE 99
TABLE 62 NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN NET IMPORTS BY PRODUCT, 2010-2016 ($
MILLIONS) 100
CHAPTER 11 COMPANY PROFILES 102
TABLE 63 MARKET SHARE OF COMPANIES INVOLVED IN POLYOLEFINS PRODUCTION, 2010
($ BILLIONS, %) 102
BOREALIS AG 102
BRASKEM 103
CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICALS COMPANY 104
CHINA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (CNPC) 104
DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY (THE) 105
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL COMPANY 105
FORMOSA PLASTICS GROUP 106
HANWHA CHEMICAL CORPORATION 107
INEOS OLEFINS and POLYMERS USA 107
JAPAN POLYCHEM CORPORATION 108
LUMMUS NOVOLEN TECHNOLOGY GMBH 109
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES 109
MITSUI CHEMICALS INC. 110
NOVA CHEMICALS CORPORATION 111
POLIMERI EUROPA S.P.A. 111
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED (RIL) 112
SINOPEC GROUP 112
SUMITOMO CHEMICAL CO. LTD. 113
TOTAL S.A. 114
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORPORATION 114
CHAPTER 12 APPENDIX I: COMPANIES 116
TABLE 64 COMPANY ADDRESS AND PRODUCTS 116
CHAPTER 13 APPENDIX II: PATENTS 118
POLYMER BLENDS 118
BIMODAL POLYETHYLENE FILM 118
POLYETHYLENE PIPE RESINS 118
ROTOMOULDING POLYETHYLENE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID
ROTOMOULDING POLYETHYLENE 118
PRODUCTION OF BROAD MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE 118
BLOW MOLDING POLYETHYLENE RESINS 118
SINGLE CATALYST LOW, MEDIUM, AND HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENES 119
LOW COMONOMER INCORPORATING METALLOCENE CATALYST COMPOUNDS 119
PROPYLENE POLYMERS 119
POLYETHYLENE BLOW MOLDING COMPOSITION FOR PRODUCING SMALL CONTAINERS 119
POLYOLEFIN COMPOSITION WITH IMPROVED ABRASION RESISTANCE 119
POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITION FOR INJECTION MOLDED CAPS AND CLOSURE
ARTICLES 119
TRANSPARENT POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITION 120
CROSSLINKABLE HIGH-PRESSURE POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITION, A PROCESS FOR THE
PREPARATION THEREOF, A PIPE AND A CABLE PREPARED THEREOF 120
PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A POLYETHYLENE COATING ON A SUBSTRATE 120
HDPE RESINS FOR USE IN PRESSURE PIPE AND RELATED APPLICATIONS 120
ULTRAHIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE FRACTIONS HAVING NARROW
MOLECULAR WEIGHT DISTRIBUTIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE
SAME
120
MULTIMODAL POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITIONS AND PIPE MADE FROM SAME 120
POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITE FILM COMPRISING A METALLOCENE-CATALYZED
PROPYLENE/1-BUTENE RANDOM COPOLYMER 120
AUTOMOBILE PART OF POLYPROPYLENE RESIN COMPOSITION 121
CLOSURES FOR BOTTLES 121
HETEROGENEOUS/HOMOGENEOUS COPOLYMER 121
METHOD FOR MAKING PROPYLENE IMPACT COPOLYMERS WITH BALANCED IMPACT
STRENGTH AND STIFFNESS 121
PROPYLENE-BASED BLOWN FILMS WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE, STABILITY, AND
ELASTIC PROPERTIES COMPARED TO POLYETHYLENE FILMS 121
ENHANCED ESCR OF HDPE RESINS 121
TRANSPARENT POLYOLEFIN COMPOSITIONS 122
HEAVY METAL DEACTIVATOR/INHIBITOR FOR USE IN OLEFINIC POLYMERS 122
THERMOPLASTIC OLEFIN POLYMER BLEND AND ADHESIVE FILMS MADE THEREFROM 122
CATALYST SYSTEM FOR POLYMERIZATION OF OLEFINS 122
SUPERTRANSPARENT HIGH IMPACT STRENGTH RANDOM BLOCK COPOLYMER 122
ZIEGLER-NATTA CATALYST, PREPARATION, AND USE FOR THE POLYMERIZATION OF
ALKENES 122
ELECTRICAL WIRE AND METHOD OF MAKING AN ELECTRICAL WIRE 123
ADHESION OF POLYETHYLENE ON POLYPROPYLENE 123
PARTIALLY HYDROLYZED CHLOROSULFONATED POLYOLEFIN ELASTOMERS 123
EXTENSIBLE SPUNBONDED NONWOVEN FABRICS 123
POLYPROPYLENE RESIN COMPOSITION AND INJECTION MOLDED ARTICLE MADE FROM
THE SAME 123
CHAPTER 14 APPENDIX III: REGULATIONS AND TARGETS 125
CHAPTER 15 APPENDIX IV: GLOSSARY 127
CHAPTER 16 APPENDIX V: BIBLIOGRAPHY 131

LIST OF TABLES
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL SIZE FOR POLYOLEFIN MARKET, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 5
TABLE 1 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 14
TABLE 2 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY PRODUCT, IN VOLUME TERMS,
THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 15
TABLE 3 GLOBAL SIZE OF LDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 18
TABLE 4 GLOBAL SIZE OF LDPE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 21
TABLE 5 GLOBAL SIZE OF LLDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 24
TABLE 6 GLOBAL SIZE OF LLDPE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 25
TABLE 7 GLOBAL SIZE OF HDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 28
TABLE 8 GLOBAL SIZE OF HDPE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 31
TABLE 9 GLOBAL SIZE OF PP MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 33
TABLE 10 GLOBAL SIZE OF PP MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 35
TABLE 11 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 38
TABLE 12 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 41
TABLE 13 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN GAS PHASE PROCESS BY TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH
2016 ($ BILLIONS) 42
TABLE 14 MAIN PE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES, BY CAPACITY IN 2010 (MILLION
METRIC TONS, %) 43
TABLE 15 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN LIQUID PROCESS BY SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGY,
THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 45
TABLE 16 MAIN PE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION
METRIC TONS, %) 45
TABLE 17 GLOBAL SIZE OF BULK PHASE PROCESS FOR POLYOLEFINS BY TECHNOLOGY,
THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 47
TABLE 18 MAIN PP MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION
METRIC TONS, %) 48
TABLE 19 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN HIGH-PRESSURE PROCESS BY SPECIFIC
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 49
TABLE 20 MAIN PE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES, BY CAPACITY IN 2010 (MILLION
METRIC TONS, %) 50
TABLE 21 SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
(SINCE 1960S) 51
TABLE 22 POLYOLEFIN PATENT NUMBERS, BY COMPANY (2006-2011) 52
TABLE 23 POLYOLEFIN PATENT NUMBERS BY YEAR, 2006-2011 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 53
TABLE 24 POLYOLEFIN PATENT NUMBERS BY COUNTRY, 2006-2011 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 53
TABLE 25 GLOBAL SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY CATALYST, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 55
TABLE 26 GLOBAL SIZE OF MGCL2/TICL4 POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH
2016 ($ BILLIONS) 56
TABLE 27 GLOBAL SIZE OF METALLOCENE POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH
2016 ($ BILLIONS) 57
TABLE 28 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN CAPACITIES, BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION
METRIC TONS) 59
TABLE 29 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN OUTPUT BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 60
TABLE 30 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN OPERATING RATES BY PRODUCT, 2010-2016 (%) 61
TABLE 31 LEADING GLOBAL LDPE PRODUCERS, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 64
TABLE 32 LEADING GLOBAL LLDPE PRODUCERS, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 65
TABLE 33 LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 66
TABLE 34 LEADING GLOBAL PP PRODUCERS, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 67
TABLE 35 MANUFACTURING COSTS OF PE AND PP RESINS ($/METRIC TON) 68
TABLE 36 GLOBAL ETHYLENE CAPACITY BY REGION, 2010 (MILLION METRIC TONS, %) 71
TABLE 37 GLOBAL ETHYLENE PRODUCERS, BY CAPACITY, IN 2010 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 71
TABLE 38 GLOBAL PROPYLENE CAPACITY BY REGION, 2010 (MILLION METRIC TONS, %) 73
TABLE 39 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN CAPACITY BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 75
TABLE 40 GLOBAL LDPE CAPACITY BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 76
TABLE 41 GLOBAL LLDPE CAPACITY BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 77
TABLE 42 GLOBAL HDPE CAPACITY BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 77
TABLE 43 GLOBAL PP CAPACITY BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 78
TABLE 44 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN OUTPUT BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC
TONS) 79
TABLE 45 GLOBAL LDPE OUTPUT BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 79
TABLE 46 GLOBAL LLDPE OUTPUT BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 80
TABLE 47 GLOBAL HDPE OUTPUT BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 81
TABLE 48 GLOBAL PP OUTPUT BY REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 81
TABLE 49 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN NET IMPORTS BY REGION, 2010-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 82
TABLE 50 GLOBAL LDPE NET IMPORTS BY REGION, 2010-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 83
TABLE 51 GLOBAL LLDPE NET IMPORTS BY REGION, 2010-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 84
TABLE 52 GLOBAL HDPE NET IMPORTS BY REGION, 2010-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 84
TABLE 53 GLOBAL PP NET IMPORTS BY REGION, 2010-2016 ($ MILLIONS) 85
TABLE 54 NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 87
TABLE 55 NORTH AMERICAN SIZE OF POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 90
TABLE 56 NORTH AMERICAN SIZE OF LDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 91
TABLE 57 NORTH AMERICAN SIZE OF LLDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 93
TABLE 58 NORTH AMERICAN SIZE OF HDPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 94
TABLE 59 NORTH AMERICAN SIZE OF PP MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 ($
BILLIONS) 96
TABLE 60 NORTH AMERICAN CAPACITY OF POLYOLEFIN BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2016
(MILLION METRIC TONS) 98
TABLE 61 NORTH AMERICAN OUTPUT OF POLYOLEFIN BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2016
(MILLION METRIC TONS) 99
TABLE 62 NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN NET IMPORTS BY PRODUCT, 2010-2016 ($
MILLIONS) 100
TABLE 63 MARKET SHARE OF COMPANIES INVOLVED IN POLYOLEFINS PRODUCTION, 2010
($ BILLIONS, %) 102
TABLE 64 COMPANY ADDRESS AND PRODUCTS 116

LIST OF FIGURES
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL SIZE FOR POLYOLEFIN MARKET, BY SEGMENT, 2010-2016 ($
BILLIONS) 5
FIGURE 1 NORTH AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2010-2016 ($ BILLIONS) 87

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