Polyethylene or polythene is the most common plastic available on the earth. Polyethylene is also the most common polymer which is used on a daily basis and is chemically synthesized from ethylene. As polyethylene can be melted into a liquid state and easily remolded, it is used in a variety of products like plastic bags, plastic films, plastic containers etc. Though it has a variety of uses, it is harmful to the environment. The demand for polyethylene depends on various factors like government and environmental issues and the trends in demand for various products made from polyethylene. The global market for polyethylene is experiencing steady growth over the past few years mainly due to the rise in global population. One of the major factors that is propelling the growth of polyethylene is that it is readily available and can be easily remolded according to requirement.
The global market for polyethylene has shown tremendous potential for growth, especially in developing countries like China, India, Brazil, and Russia. Since polyethylene is used in a variety of products, the demand is expected to grow at a rapid rate. Packaging bottles, polyethylene tubing, and polyethylene sheets are some of the major applications of polyethylene and the demand for these products is expected to remain high due to the development in the world economy and the ever-increasing population. Other major regions like North America and Europe are expected to have a constant demand and a slower growth for polyethylene for the next six years.
While polyethylene may be used in many applications, its environmental impact is a concern for regulatory bodies. Although it does not degrade easily, it can be melted down and reused for different products. Aerobic bacteria called sphingomonas is used to significantly degrade polyethylene and various methods have been adopted to create polyethylene from ethanol made from sugarcane. All these measures would help abide by the governments and environmental regulations, further enhancing the growth of the industry. Some of the major companies supplying polyethylene in the global market include Dow Polyethylene, Lone Star Chemical, Global Polymer Industries Inc., and Saudi Gazette KSA.
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