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Linear Low-density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Market for Films, Injection Molding, Rotomolding and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023


Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) is a linear polymer (polyethylene) with substantial amount of short branches. It is commonly produced by copolymerization of ethylene with higher alpha-olefins such as butene, hexane, and octane. Solution polymerization and gas-phase polymerization are two major techniques used in the manufacture of LLDPE. LLDPE is primarily used in applications such as films, injection molding, rotomolding, wires and cables, sheets, and pipes and conduits. These are utilized in end-user industries such as packaging, agriculture, construction, automotive, houseware, marine, and toys. 

Films was the largest application segment of the LLDPE market, accounting for more than 70% share in 2014. The segment is also expected to be the fastest-growing application segment of the LLDPE market, expanding at a CAGR of over 5% between 2015 and 2023. Wide range of LLDPE resins are utilized in blown and cast film applications that require high impact and tear and puncture resistance. LLDPE is extensively used in the production of agricultural films, stretch films, heavy-duty sacks, lamination, personal care film, freezer film, heavy-duty bags, and overwrap. Rapid growth in the flexible packaging industry is likely to drive demand for LLDPE in the films segment. Furthermore, demand for LLDPE in applications such as injection molding and rotomolding, is estimated to increase at a decent rate in the next few years.

In terms of volume, Asia Pacific held the largest share of the global LLDPE market in 2014. This growth is mostly attributed to rising demand for LLDPE films in the flexible packaging industry in the region. Asia Pacific accounted for more than 40% share of the global LLDPE market in 2014. It is also projected to be the fastest growing regional market for LLDPE during the forecast period. Demand for LLDPE in the region is estimated to be primarily driven by rapid surge in consumption of LLDPE in China, India, and ASEAN. Factors such as growth in the flexible packaging industry and increasing demand for films in the agriculture industry are projected to drive demand for LLDPE in Asia Pacific in the next few years. The LLDPE market in the Middle East & Africa is also anticipated to witness considerable growth during the forecast period. The LLDPE market in North America is expected to experience decent growth due to slow but steady recovery from the economic downturn. The market for LLDPE in Europe is projected to witness average growth due to sustained economic downfall. The LLDPE market in Latin America is anticipated to expand significantly in the next eight years, primarily due to growth in the packaging industry. 
 
The global LLDPE market is chiefly driven by rising demand for LLDPE films in flexible packaging and agriculture industries. However, supply tightness in Europe is expected to hamper growth of the LLDPE market. Increasing recycling rate of LLDPE is likely to act as an opportunity for the LLDPE market in the next eight years. Key players in the LLDPE market include Exxon Mobil Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Borealis AG, Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. (Formosa Plastics), China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corporation), INEOS Group AG, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, NOVA Chemicals Corporation, Sasol Limited, and Braskem S.A.

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Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Research Scope
1.3 Assumptions
1.4 Market Segmentation
1.5 Research Methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global LLDPE Market, 2010 - 2023, (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
2.2 LLDPE: Market Snapshot 

Chapter 3 LLDPE Market – Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
     3.3.1 Rapidly Growing Flexible Packaging Industry Expected to Boost LLDPE Market
     3.3.2 Rising Market for Agricultural Films Projected to Drive LLDPE Market
3.4 Restraints
     3.4.1 Tighter Supply in Europe Likely to Restrain LLDPE Market
3.5 Opportunity
     3.5.1 Increasing Recycling Rate Anticipated to Act as Opportunity for LLDPE Market
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
     3.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
     3.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
     3.6.3 Threat of New Entrants
     3.6.4 Threat of Substitutes
     3.6.5 Degree of Competition
3.7 LLDPE: Market Attractiveness Analysis, 2014
3.8 LLDPE: Company Market Share Analysis, 2014

Chapter 4 Price Trend Analysis
4.1 LLDPE: Global Price Trends, 2010 - 2023

Chapter 5 LLDPE Market – Application Analysis
5.1 Global LLDPE Market: Application Overview
     5.1.1 Global LLDPE Market Volume Share, by Application, 2014 and 2023
     5.1.2 Global LLDPE Market for Films, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
     5.1.3 Global LLDPE Market for Injection Molding, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
     5.1.4 Global LLDPE Market for Rotomolding, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
     5.1.5 Global LLDPE Market for Others, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

Chapter 6 LLDPE Market - Regional Analysis
6.1 Global LLDPE Market: Regional Overview
     6.1.1 Global LLDPE Market Volume Share, by Region, 2014 and 2023
6.2 North America
     6.2.1 North America LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.2.2 North America LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.2.3 U.S. LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.2.4 U.S. LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.2.5 Canada LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.2.6 Canada LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.2.7 Mexico LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
6.2.8 Mexico LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.3 Europe
     6.3.1 Europe LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.2 Europe LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.3 France LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.4 France LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.5 UK LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.6 UK LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.7 Spain LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.8 Spain LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.9 Germany LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.10 Germany LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.11 Italy LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.12 Italy LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.13 Rest of Europe LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.14 Rest of Europe LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.4 Asia Pacific (APAC)
     6.4.1 Asia Pacific LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.4.2 Asia Pacific LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.3 China LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.4.4 China LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.5 India LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.4.6 India LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.7 ASEAN LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.4.8 ASEAN LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.9 Rest of APAC LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
6.4.10 Rest of APAC LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.5 Latin America (LA)
     6.5.1 Latin America LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.5.2 Latin America LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.5.3 Brazil LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.5.4 Brazil LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.5.5 Rest of LA LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.5.6 Rest of LA LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
     6.6.1 Middle East & Africa LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.6.2 Middle East & Africa LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.3 GCC LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.6.4 GCC LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.5 South Africa LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.6.6 South Africa LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.7 Rest of Middle East & Africa LLDPE Market Volume, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.6.8 Rest of Middle East & Africa LLDPE Market Revenue, by Application, 2010 – 2023 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 7 LLDPE Market: Production Analysis, 2014

Chapter 8 Company Profiles
8.1 Exxon Mobil Corporation
8.2 The Dow Chemical Company 
8.3 LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
8.4 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
8.5 Borealis AG
8.6 Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. (Formosa Plastics)
8.7 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corporation) 
8.8 INEOS Group AG
8.9 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
8.10 NOVA Chemicals Corporation
8.11 Sasol Limited
8.12 Braskem S.A.

Chapter 9 Primary Research – Key Findings


This report analyzes and forecasts the market for LLDPE at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2015 to 2023. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global LLDPE market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for LLDPE during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the LLDPE market at the global and regional level.

The report includes a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global LLDPE market. Porter’s Five Forces Model for the LLDPE market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view of the global LLDPE market by segmenting it in terms of applications. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. The report also covers demand for individual applications in all the regions.

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global LLDPE market. Key players profiled in the report include Exxon Mobil Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Borealis AG, Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. (Formosa Plastics), China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corporation), INEOS Group AG, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, NOVA Chemicals Corporation, Sasol Limited, and Braskem S.A. Market players are profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments.

The report provides the estimated market size of LLDPE for 2015 and forecast for the next eight years. The global market size of LLDPE is provided in terms of both volume and revenue. Market volume is defined in kilo tons, while market revenue is in US$ Mn. Market numbers are estimated based on key applications of LLDPE. Market size and forecast for each major application is provided in terms of global and regional markets.

In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, Internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, SEC filings, Plastemart magazine, TPE magazine, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases such as ICIS, Hoovers, oneSOURCE, Factiva, and Bloomberg, national government documents, statistical databases, trade journals, market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market.

Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews, and face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate data and analysis. Primary interviews provide firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook, etc. These help validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

The report segments the global LLDPE market as follows:

LLDPE Market: Application Analysis
  • Films
  • Injection molding
  • Rotomolding
  • Others 
LLDPE Market: Regional Analysis
  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC 
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


 
 
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