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Polypropylene Market in the US

  • ID: 1878102
  • Report
  • October 2012
  • Region: United States
  • 175 Pages
  • Taiyou Research

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF
  • Cereplast
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Formosa Plastics
  • Koch Industries
  • PolyOne Corporation
Polypropylene or PP is also known as polypropene. It is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications including packaging, textiles, medical, etc. A major virtue of polypropylene is its ability to be used in a wide range of fibrous forms. Recently, its price has been on the rise and buyers are looking for substitutions. However, polypropylene is still essential to manufacturers and is likely to stay strong for a while. As a result, the polypropylene (PP) market has been under a lot of pressure lately from scarce propylene feedstock and slack demand; the beleaguered polymer may be down, but it is certainly not out.

The demand for polypropene accounted for nearly $25 billion in 2010. Demand for it is highly influenced by the type of resins used in recurrent markets such as for construction and motor vehicles. Injection molding is the largest end use for PP in the United States, followed by PP fibers as well as films or sheets. Till date, nearly 70% of the US market is based on homopolymer.

PP prices are likely to be influenced by PGP costs and with PGP monomer moving back up into the mid 70 cents per pound, it is anticipated to run only a couple cents higher in the future. Also, as ethylene production shifts to gas-rich regions worldwide, less propylene by-product is being produced, as compared to oil-based naphtha ethylene production.

One driving force for the polypropylene market in the US is the significant pickup in auto production recently. But one cannot look to the housing and construction or the carpeting market for any signs of improvement, not until the economy starts picking up at least. Whatever be the outcome, PP will remain a viable product in the long term, particularly due to its specific properties that make it the material of choice for most of its applications.

In this industry scenario, Taiyou Research analyzes the Polypropylene Market in the US. The report covers the following:

- A statistical analysis of the US market for polypropylene.

- Analysis of the demand for polypropylene segmented according to products. Segments analyzed include injection molded PP, extruded PP, and PP used in other processes.

- Industry trade, industry trends, regulatory framework, and the industry structure are analyzed, along with an analysis of the product development in the industry.

- Markets analyzed in this research report include furniture & furnishings, consumers and institutional markets, packaging markets, and others.

- Major players are analyzed in this report through a company overview, analysis of business segments, presence in the market, and a SWOT analysis.

Taiyou Research’s report on the Polypropylene Market in the US is a comprehensive research offering on the industry.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF
  • Cereplast
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Formosa Plastics
  • Koch Industries
  • PolyOne Corporation
1. Executive Summary

2. Polypropylene 101
2.1 What is Polypropylene?
2.2 Chemical & Physical Properties
2.3 Processing of Polypropylene
2.4 Applications of Polypropylene

3. Market for Polypropylene in the US
3.1 Market Profile
3.2 Polypropylene Demand in the US
3.3 Demand for Injection Molded Polypropylene
3.4 Demand for Extruded Polypropylene
3.5 Demand for Polypropylene in Other Processes
3.6 Import/Export Scenario

4. Market Segmentation
4.1 Consumer & Institutional Segment
4.2 Furniture & Furnishings Segments
4.3 Packaging Segment
4.4 Other Segments

5. Technological Developments in the Industry

6. Industry Trends & Industry Structure
6.1 Trends
6.2 Industry Structure

7. Major Industry Players
7.1 Exxon Mobil Corporation
7.1.1 Company Overview
7.1.2 Business Segments
7.1.3 Major Products & Services
7.1.4 Presence in the Industry
7.1.5 SWOT Analysis
7.2 INEOS Group
7.2.1 Company Overview
7.2.2 Business Segments
7.2.3 Major Products & Services
7.2.4 Presence in the Industry
7.2.5 SWOT Analysis
7.3 Dow Chemical Company
7.3.1 Company Overview
7.3.2 Business Segments
7.3.3 Major Products & Services
7.3.4 SWOT Analysis
7.4 BASF
7.4.1 Company Overview
7.4.2 Business Segments
7.4.3 Major Products & Services
7.4.4 SWOT Analysis
7.5 ConocoPhillips
7.5.1 Company Overview
7.5.2 Business Segments
7.5.3 Major Products & Services
7.5.4 SWOT Analysis
7.6 Koch Industries
7.6.1 Company Overview
7.6.2 Business Segments
7.6.3 Major Products & Services
7.6.4 SWOT Analysis
7.7 Milliken & Company
7.7.1 Company Overview
7.7.2 Business Segments
7.7.3 Major Products & Services
7.7.4 SWOT Analysis
7.8 PolyOne Corporation
7.8.1 Company Overview
7.8.2 Business Segments
7.8.3 Major Products & Services
7.8.4 SWOT Analysis
7.9 Sumitomo Chemical
7.9.1 Company Overview
7.9.2 Business Segments
7.9.3 Major Products & Services
7.9.4 SWOT Analysis
7.10 Sunoco Inc
7.10.1 Company Overview
7.10.2 Business Segments
7.10.3 Major Products & Services
7.10.4 SWOT Analysis
7.11 Total SA
7.11.1 Company Overview
7.11.2 Business Segments
7.11.3 Major Products & Services
7.11.4 SWOT Analysis
7.12 Braskem SA
7.13 Cereplast
7.14 Formosa Plastics
7.15 LyondellBasell Industries NV

8. Industry Forecast
8.1 Market Outlook
8.2 Demand Forecast for Extruded PP
8.3 Demand Forecast for Injection Molded Polypropylene
8.4 Demand Forecast for Polypropylene in Other Processes
8.5 Forecast for the Consumer & Institutional Segment
8.6 Forecast for the Furniture & Furnishings Segment
8.7 Forecast for the Packaging Segment
8.8 Forecast for Other Segments

9. Glossary
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- Exxon Mobil Corporation
- INEOS Group
- Dow Chemical Company
- BASF
- ConocoPhillips
- Koch Industries
- Milliken & Company
- PolyOne Corporation
- Sumitomo Chemical
- Sunoco Inc
- Total SA
- Braskem SA
- Cereplast
- Formosa Plastics
- LyondellBasell Industries NV
- Exxon Mobil Corporation
- INEOS Group
- Dow Chemical Company
- BASF
- ConocoPhillips
- Koch Industries
- Milliken & Company
- PolyOne Corporation
- Sumitomo Chemical
- Sunoco Inc
- Total SA
- Braskem SA
- Cereplast
- Formosa Plastics
- LyondellBasell Industries NV
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