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Global Polyolefin Market 2017-2021

Global Polyolefin Market 2017-2021

About Polyolefins

Polyolefins are the biggest class of commodity thermoplastics. These polymers are made of simple alkenes, which include ethylene, propylene, butenes, and pentenes, and their copolymers. Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) are the two most widely used polyolefins in the world.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global polyolefins market to grow at a CAGR of 7.48% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global thoracic surgery market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of polyolefins in key applications in the automotive, construction, packaging, and consumer goods industries.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Polyolefins 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
  • Arkema
  • CNPC
  • ExxonMobil
  • LyondellBasell
  • SABIC
Other prominent vendors
  • Braskem
  • Borealis
  • Borouge
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Formosa Plastics
  • INEOS
  • Reliance Industries (RIL)
  • Repsol
  • Sasol
  • Dow Chemical
  • Total Plastics
Market driver
  • Increasing use of polyolefin films in solar power generation industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Rising concern related to plastic disposal
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing demand for metallocene-based polyolefin
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Polyolefins Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global polyolefins market: Arkema, CNPC, ExxonMobil, LyondellBasell, and SABIC

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Braskem, Borealis, Borouge, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Formosa Plastics, INEOS, Reliance Industries (RIL), Repsol, Sasol, Dow Chemical, and Total Plastics

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Green polyolefin is produced by effective sequestration of carbon dioxide in sugarcane. This helps in reducing greenhouse gas effect on global warming. The market for bio-based polyolefin is increasing due to combined efforts of manufacturers, consumers, and government officials for promoting development and acceptance of these products across the globe.”

According to the report, polyolefins are easy to color and mold. These are lightweight, non-porous, odorless materials. Polyolefins can absorb added color effectively and provide the same thermal stability to both hot and cold items. Advantages of packaging using polyolefin shrink film include cost efficiency, good product protection and preservation, and the ability to bundle multiple products in one. Increasing demand for polyolefin, primarily from the food packaging industry is expected to drive this market during the forecast period.

Further, the report states that most polyolefins (plastics) are made from oil and do not biodegrade. These are difficult to dispose of. There is no natural process that can absorb non-biodegradable plastic back to the biological cycle. These materials do not decompose like organic wastes. Plastics last for centuries, possibly forever.

Companies Mentioned

Arkema, CNPC, ExxonMobil, LyondellBasell, SABIC, Braskem, Borealis, Borouge, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Formosa Plastics, INEOS, Reliance Industries (RIL), Repsol, Sasol, Dow Chemical, and Total Plastics

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global polyolefin market
      • Table Segmentation of polyolefin market by type
      • Table Segmentation of polyolefin market by region
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Market overview
  • Market landscape
    • Global polyolefin market
      • Table Global polyolefin market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global polyolefin market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global polyolefin market by type
      • Table Global polyolefin market by type 2016 and 2021
    • Global PE market
      • Table Global PE market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PE market 2016-2021
    • Global PP market
      • Table Global PP market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PP market 2016-2021
    • Global functional polyolefin market
      • Table Global functional polyolefin market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global functional polyolefin market 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global polyolefin market by application
      • Table Global polyolefin market by application 2016 (revenue %)
      • Table Global PE market by application 2016 (revenue %)
      • Table Global PP market by application 2016 (revenue %)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global polyolefin market by geography
      • Table Global polyolefin market by geography 2016 and 2021
    • Polyolefin market in Americas
      • Table Polyolefin market in Americas 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Polyolefin market in Americas 2016-2021
      • Table Polyolefin market in Central and South America 2015 (revenue %)
    • Polyolefin market in Europe
      • Table Polyolefin market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Polyolefin market in Europe 2016-2021
      • Table Food packaging market in Europe 2015 ($ millions)
    • Polyolefin market in APAC
      • Table Polyolefin market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Polyolefin market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Polyolefin market in ROW
      • Table Polyolefin market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Polyolefin market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Market drivers
    • Increasing use of polyolefin films in solar power generation industry
      • Table Top PV installations 2015 (gigawatts)
    • Shale gas boom in North America
    • Growth in packaging industry
      • Table Global packaging market 2015-2021 ($ billions)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • High capacity-to-demand ratio
      • Table Global PE and PP surplus 2009-2013 (thousand metric tons)
    • Rising concern related to plastic disposal
    • Fluctuation in crude oil prices
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing demand for bio-based polyolefin
      • Table Bio-PE process route: Feedstock corn
      • Table Bio-PE process route: Feedstock sugar beet
      • Table Bio-PE Process route: Feedstock sugar cane
    • Growing demand for metallocene-based polyolefin
    • Economic growth in APAC
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key vendors in global polyolefin market
      • Table Global polyolefin market: Capacity split 2016 (%)
    • Arkema
      • Table Arkema: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • CNPC
    • ExxonMobil
    • LyondellBasell
      • Table LyondellBasell: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • SABIC
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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