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Metallocene Technologies and Global Markets

Metallocene Technologies and Global Markets

Report Scope:

This report covers global markets for the metallocene-catalyzed versions of the following resins/elastomers: LLDPE, HDPE, VLDPE, polypropylene, and EPDM, along with the more recently introduced variants known as polyolefin plastomers (POPs) and polyolefin elastomers (POEs). Important competitive non-metallocene-based resins will also be covered.

Major global producers are covered in terms of key trade-named products. Applications of metallocene resins/elastomers will be covered, including films used in non-food packaging, non-packaging films, consumer/industrial packaging, flexible food packaging, rigid food packaging, shrink/stretch films, wire/cable, hose/tubing, polymer modification, medical products and automotive products.

Metallocene resin/elastomer producers, including specific trade named products, will be covered along with up-to-date information on joint ventures, licensing arrangements, new technologies, and patents.

Report Includes:

- 30 data tables and 11 additional tables
- A detailed overview and industry analysis of the global market for metallocene-catalyzed resins and elastomers
- Analyses of global market trends with data from 2016 and 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022
- Characterization and quantification of metallocene materials and segmentation of the market by type, application, end-user industries etc.
- Elaboration on the influence of government regulations, current technology, and the economic factors that are and will shape the marketplace
- Identification of end-use markets and materials that would be replaced by metallocene polymers
- Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the market, including Borealis AG, Dow Chemical Corp., ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Japan Polychem Corp., and Total Petrochemicals


Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background
Background
Description
Technology
Critical Parameters
Bimodal Process
Role of Metallocenes
Importance of Molecular Weight Distribution
Techniques to Control Polyethylene Molecules
Metallocene Polyethylene Review
Market Summary
Chapter 4 Market Breakdown by Metallocene Type
Polyethylenes
Overview
General Properties
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
Linear Low-density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
Medium-Density Polyethylene (MDPE)
Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)
Ultra-Low-Density Polyethylene (ULDPE) and Very-Low-Density Polyethylene (VLDPE)
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Polypropylene
Overview
Applications
Properties
Upgraded Polypropylene
Advances in Polypropylene Technologies
Highly Crystalline Grades
Reinforced Polypropylenes
Random Copolymer Polypropylenes
Polypropylene Films
Polypropylene Process Technologies
Metallocene Polypropylenes
Polypropylene Producers
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Polyolefin Plastomers (POPs)
Background
Characteristics of Polyolefin Elastomers
ExxonMobil Chemical
Dow Chemical
Metallocene Plastomer Modification of Polypropylenes
Some Possible Confusion in Definitions
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Polyolefin Elastomers (POEs)
Background
Technology
Characteristics of Polyolefin Elastomers
Applications of Polyolefin Elastomers
ExxonMobil Vistamaxx
Elastomer Definitions
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Ethylene-Propylene Rubbers (EPR and EPDM)
Background
Technology
Applications
Trade-Named Products
Metallocene EPDMs
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPOs)
Overview
Description
Use of Polyolefin Elastomers in TPOs
Foams
Background
Metallocene-Based Foams
Market Estimates for Metallocene Resins/Elastomers
Chapter 5 Market Breakdown by Application
Overview
Major Applications
Non-Food Packaging Bags and Sacks
Background
Materials Options for Waste Bags and Sacks
Grocery Sacks
Carry-Out and Other Light-Duty Bags
Trash/Lawn Bags and Can Liners
Heavy-Duty Sacks
Summary and Trends of Resin Choices in Non-Food Flexible Packaging
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Shrink and Stretch Wrap Films
Background
Stretch Wrap
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Flexible Food Packaging Films
Overview
Barrier Technology
Food Packaging Film Technologies
Packaging Formats
Specific Food Packaging Applications
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Consumer/Industrial Products Packaging
Overview
Healthcare Packaging
Envelopes and Overwrap
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Medical
Medical Bags
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Non-Packaging Films
Agricultural Films
Diaper Products
Construction Films
Other Applications
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Automotive
Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Usage
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Wire and Cable
Materials
Metallocenes for Wire and Cable
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Polymer Additives (Impact Modifiers)
Types of Impact Modifiers
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Hose and Tubing
Polyethylenes
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
EPDM
Thermoplastic Vulcanites (TPVs)
Examples of Hoses/Tubing Made from Metallocene Elastomers
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Rigid Food Packaging
Metallocene Resin Developments
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Nonwoven Fibers
Nonwoven
Absorbent Products
Metallocenes Used for Nonwovens
Metallocene-based Hot-Melt adhesives
Chapter 6 Patent Review/New Developments
Overview
Selected Patents
Chapter 7 Company Profiles
BOREALIS AG
BRASKEM
CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY LLC
DAELIM CORP.
DOW CHEMICAL
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL COMPANY
INEOS OLEFINS AND POLYMERS
JAPAN POLYCHEM CORP.
LG CHEMICAL LTD.
LUMMUS NOVALEN TECHNOLOGY GMBH
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES
MITSUI CHEMICALS
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS
Chapter 8 Appendix A: Film/Sheet Materials
Background
Properties
Flexible Plastic Film Fabrication Technology
Overview
Film Extrusion
Other Primary Film Processing Methods
The Process of Film Conversion
Polymer and Film Orientation
Multilayer Lamination and Coextrusion
Film Thickness Units
Chapter 9 Appendix B: Joint Venture and Licensing Activities
Overview
History of Selected Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Joint Ventures
History of Selected Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Licensing Arrangements
Licensing Activities of Major Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Producers
Selected Licensing Agreements for Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Catalyst Technology and Processing
Chapter 10 Appendix C: Pricing
Chapter 11 Appendix D: Plant Capacities
Chapter 12 Appendix E: Selected Metallocene Resin/ Elastomer Product Trade Names
Chapter 13 Appendix F: Acronyms
List of Tables
Summary Table : Global Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Market, by Major Application, Through 2022
Table 1 : Polyolefin Catalyst Evolution Timeline, 1930s-2010s
Table 2 : Global Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 3 : Leading Global HDPE Producers
Table 4 : The LLDPE Groups
Table 5 : Characteristics and Primary Uses of LLDPE, HDPE and LDPE
Table 6 : Global Metallocene LLDPE Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 7 : Global Metallocene LLDPE Flexible Nonfood Packaging Market, Through 2022
Table 8 : Global Metallocene LLDPE Consumer/Industrial Packaging Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 9 : Global Metallocene LLDPE Non-Packaging Film Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 10 : Global Metallocene HDPE Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 11 : Global Metallocene VLDPE Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 12 : Further Examples of Metallocene Polypropylene Applications
Table 13 : Leading Global Polypropylene Producers
Table 14 : Global Metallocene Polypropylene Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 15 : Global Metallocene Polypropylene Consumer Industrial Packaging Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 16 : Global Metallocene Polyolefin Plastomer Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 17 : Global Metallocene-Based Polyolefin Plastomer Consumer/Industrial Packaging Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 18 : Polyolefin Plastomer and Polyolefin Elastomer Definitions as a Function of Density
Table 19 : Global Metallocene Polyolefin Elastomer Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 20 : Global Metallocene EPDM Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 21 : Global Metallocene Resins/Elastomers Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 22 : Global Metallocene Resin Flexible Non-Food Packaging Film Market, by Application, Through 2022*
Table 23 : Global Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Shrink/Stretch Wrap Film Market, by Resin Type, Through 2022
Table 24 : Global Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Flexible Food Packaging Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 25 : Global Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Consumer/Industrial Packaging Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 26 : Global Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Healthcare Packaging Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 27 : Global Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Envelope/Overwrap Market, by Resin Type, Through 2022
Table 28 : Global Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Medical Market, by Resin Type, Through 2022
Table 29 : Global Market for Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Non-Packaging Film, by Resin Type, Through 2022
Table 30 : Global Market for Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Agricultural Film, Through 2022
Table 31 : Global Market for Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Hygiene-Related Film, by Type, Through 2022
Table 32 : Global Market for Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Automotive Film, by Resin Type, Through 2022
Table 33 : Resins and Elastomers Competing with Metallocene Resins/Elastomers in Three Major Automotive Market Segments
Table 34 : Global Market for Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Wire and Cable, by Type, Through 2022
Table 35 : Global Market for Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Polymer Modification, by Type, Through 2022
Table 36 : Global Market for Metallocene Elastomer Hose and Tubing, by Type, Through 2022
Table 37 : Global Market for Metallocene Resin Rigid Food Packaging, by Type, Through 2022
Table 38 : Major Applications of Resins Used in Nonwovens
Table 39 : Selected Recent MLLDPE Resin Capacity Increases
Table 40 : Selected Key Metallocene and Competitive Trade-Named Resins and Elastomers
List of Figures
Summary Figure : Global Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Market, by Major Application, 2016-2022

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