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Global Linear Low-density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Market 2017-2021

About Linear Low-density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

LLDPE is part of the polyolefins family. It is a type of polyethylene (PE) with a density less than 965 kg/m and is mainly produced by a low-pressure process. Polyolefins are mainly produced from the olefin monomers due to the presence of a highly reactive double bond. LLDPE is a linear polymer with large numbers of short branches, produced by the copolymerization of ethylene with higher alpha olefin co-monomers such as hexene, butene, and octene. Co-monomers are mainly used to control the physical properties of LLDPE.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global linear low-density polyethylene (LLPDE) market to grow at a CAGR of 6.01% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenues generated from various applications such as films, rotomolding, injection molding, and others.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Linear Low-density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Borealis
  • China Petrochemical Corporation
  • Exxon Mobil
  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings
  • The Dow Chemical Company
Other prominent vendors
  • Braskem
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Formosa Plastics
  • INEOS
  • MITSUI CHEMICALS
  • National Petrochemical
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • Petro Rabigh
  • Reliance Industries
  • SABIC
  • Sasol
  • Westlake Chemical
Market driver
  • High demand from the flexible packaging segment
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Volatility in the price of raw materials
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing rate of recycling
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Linear Low-density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) market: Borealis, China Petrochemical Corporation, Exxon Mobil, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings, and The Dow Chemical Company.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Braskem, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Formosa Plastics, INEOS, MITSUI CHEMICALS, National Petrochemical, NOVA Chemicals, Petro Rabigh, Reliance Industries, SABIC, Sasol, and Westlake Chemical.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is increasing rate of recycling. The increasing rate of recycling plastics in the developed regions such as the US, Germany, and the UK due to the stringent regulations in these regions is expected to drive the demand for LLDPE during the forecast period. The circular economy is gaining attention due to the growing concern of environmental issues.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is high demand from the flexible packaging segment. Flexible packaging is a container or package made of flexible or easily yielding materials that can readily change in shape when it is filled or closed. Flexible packaging can be made of foil, paper, plastic film, or a combination of any of these. It is at the forefront of packaging trends in design and performance, product protection, consumer convenience, and sustainability, all of which have a positive impact on the consumers, environment, and businesses. The flexible packaging segment includes bags, pouches, roll stock, liners, shrink, bulk shipping sacks, stretch wrap, and sleeves.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is volatility in the price of raw materials. The raw materials for LLDPE are derived from crude oil downstream chemicals. The main raw materials for the production of LLDPE are ethylene and alpha olefins such as butene, hexene, and octene. The oil and gas industry is one of the principal suppliers of raw materials for the global LLDPE market as it is produced from petroleum fraction products. The fluctuations in the price of crude oil have a severe effect on the price of the raw materials, affecting the costs of the LLDPE in the market.

Companies Mentioned

Borealis, China Petrochemical Corporation, Exxon Mobil, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings, The Dow Chemical Company, Braskem, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Formosa Plastics, INEOS, MITSUI CHEMICALS, National Petrochemical, NOVA Chemicals, Petro Rabigh, Reliance Industries, SABIC, Sasol, and Westlake Chemical.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table LLDPE production processes
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast (revenue)
      • Table Global LLDPE market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global LLDPE market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Market size and forecast (volume)
      • Table Global LLDPE market 2016 and 2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global LLDPE market 2016-2021 (million metric tons)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global LLDPE market by application
      • Table Global LLDPE market by application 2016
      • Table Global LLDPE market by application 2021
    • Global LLDPE market in the films application
      • Table Global LLDPE market in the films application 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global LLDPE market in films application 2016-2021
    • Global LLDPE market in the rotomolding application
      • Table Global LLDPE market in the rotomolding application 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global LLDPE market in rotomolding application 2016-2021
    • Global LLDPE market in injection molding application
      • Table Global LLDPE market in injection molding application 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global LLDPE market in injection molding application 2016-2021
    • Global LLDPE market in other applications
      • Table Global LLDPE market in other applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global LLDPE market in other applications 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global LLDPE market by geography
      • Table Global LLDPE market by geography 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global LLDPE market by geography 2021 (% share)
    • LLDPE market in APAC
      • Table LLDPE market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: LLDPE market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • LLDPE market in North America
      • Table LLDPE market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: LLDPE market in North America 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • LLDPE market in Europe
      • Table LLDPE market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: LLDPE market in Europe 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • LLDPE market in ROW
      • Table LLDPE market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: LLDPE market in ROW 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global PE projects in the APAC region 2016
      • Table GDP growth rate of certain emerging economies 2013-2015 (%)
      • Table World population (billions) versus arable land (hectares per person) 1950-2050
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing rate of recycling
    • Growing demand from the construction industry
    • Increase in R&D activities
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive Scenario
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key vendors in LLDPE market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Borealis
      • Table Borealis: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Borealis: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • China Petrochemical Corporation
      • Table China Petrochemical Corporation: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%share)
      • Table China Petrochemical Corporation: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (%share)
    • Exxon Mobil
      • Table Exxon Mobil: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Exxon Mobil: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings
      • Table LyondellBasell Industries Holdings: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%share)
      • Table LyondellBasell Industries Holdings: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (%share)
    • The Dow Chemical Company
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (%share)
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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