Europe Polyolefins Market - Segmented by Type, Extrusion Process, End-User Industry, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4520052
  • Report
  • Region: Europe
  • 125 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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  • Arkema S.A.
  • Bayer MS
  • Braskem SA
  • Eni SpA
  • Ineos Group AG
  • LG Chem Limited
  • MORE
The Europe polyolefins market is expected to witness a moderate CAGR during the forecast period, 2018 - 2023. Germany dominated the Europe polyolefins market in 2017.

Shift in End-user Preference towards Flexible Packaging to Drive the Market

Consumer, retail and technology trends have contributed towards a gradual shift from rigid packaging to flexible packaging in the recent years. Flexible packaging provides convenience and durability, which is mostly preferred by the consumers. LDPE, HDPE, PP are few of the most used flexible packaging materials in the market today. Flexible packaging is primarily used to produce various films whose application is highest in the food industry. At present, flexible packaging is the fastest growing segment, even when in terms of share rigid packaging dominates the market. In food industry such packaging is preferred due to their moisture absorption properties, temperature control, product freshness, while maintaining the shelf life of the product. Other common uses are as shopping bags, carry bags, courier bags, foam packaging, bubble wrap, and others. Going usage of such packaging products across the globe will drive the use of polyolefins in the flexible packaging market.

Films - The Fastest Growing Segment

Film end-use application is expected to be the fastest market during the forecast period. Increasing demand for fast moving consumer goods is estimated to increase the consumption of films used for packaging purpose. In addition, increase in demand for packaged food and ready to eat food among consumers is expected to drive the consumption of films, which, in turn, will drive the market for polyolefins for films through the forecast period.

Germany - The Largest Market amongst Countries

Germany is the major consumer of rigid plastic packaging and is expected to grow at a rate more than 1.5% through 2023. The construction industry in the country too is growing significantly, experiencing a spectacular growth of around 5% in 2017 with further expected in the coming years. Other industries, such as electronics, healthcare, etc. too are growing at a steady rate. Such positive growth in the end-user industries is expected to reflect positively on the polyolefins market in Germany.

Notable Developments

January 2018: Kaneka Corporation has decided to expand its production facilities for its expanded polyolefin particle foam products (Eperan and Eperan-PP) at Kaneka Belgium N.V

Major players: Arkema S.A., BASF SE, Borealis AG, Braskem SA, DowDuPont, Eni SpA, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Ineos Group AG, Lanxess AG, LG Chem Limited, Lotte Chemical Corporation, Lyondellbasell Industries NV, and Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, amongst others.

Reason to Purchase this Report

Analyzing various perspectives of the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis

To understand, which type, extrusion process, and end-user industry is dominating the market

Information about the countries, which are expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period

Identifying the latest developments, market shares, and strategies employed by the major market players

3-month analyst support, along with the Market Estimate sheet in excel

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  • Arkema S.A.
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  • Ineos Group AG
  • LG Chem Limited
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1. Introduction
1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness- Porters Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Technological Snapshot

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Shift in End-user Preference towards Flexible Packaging
4.1.2 Growing Demand From End-user Industries
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 High Capacity-To-Demand Ratio
4.2.2 Growing Environmental Concerns
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Growing Focus on Green Polyolefin
4.3.2 Rising Awareness of Highly Reactive Polybutene

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Polyethylene High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE) Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Others
5.1.2 Polypropylene
5.1.3 Ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA)
5.2 By Extrusion Process
5.2.1 Film
5.2.2 Injection Molding
5.2.3 Blow Molding
5.2.4 Extrusion Coating
5.2.5 Fiber
5.2.6 Others
5.3 By End-user Industry
5.3.1 Packaging Flexible Rigid
5.3.2 Construction
5.3.3 Transportation
5.3.4 Electrical and Electronics
5.3.5 Consumer Goods
5.3.6 Healthcare/Medical
5.3.7 Others

6. Europe Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1 Germany
6.2 United Kingdom
6.3 Italy
6.4 France
6.5 Spain
6.6 Russia
6.7 Rest of Europe

7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Future of the Bio-based Polyolefins Market

9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)
9.1 Arkema S.A.
9.3 Bayer MS
9.4 Borealis AG
9.5 Braskem SA
9.6 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
9.7 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)
9.8 DowDuPont
9.9 Eni SpA
9.10 Exxon Mobil Corporation
9.11 Ineos Group AG
9.12 Lanxess AG
9.13 LG Chem Limited
9.14 Lotte Chemical Corporation
9.15 Lyondellbasell Industries NV
9.16 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
9.17 Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
9.18 MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas plc
9.19 Nova Chemicals Corporation
9.20 Petkim PetroKimya Holding AS
9.21 PetroChina Company Limited
9.22 PKN Orlen
9.23 PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
9.24 Reliance Industries Limited
9.25 Repsol SA
9.26 SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation)
9.27 Sasol Ltd
9.28 Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
9.29 Tosoh Corporation
9.30 Total SA
9.31 Trinseo
9.32 Westlake Chemical Corporation
*List Not Exhuastive

10. Disclaimer
**Subject to Availability on Public Domain
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  • Arkema S.A.
  • Bayer MS
  • Borealis AG
  • Braskem SA
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)
  • DowDuPont
  • Eni SpA
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Ineos Group AG
  • Lanxess AG
  • LG Chem Limited
  • Lotte Chemical Corporation
  • Lyondellbasell Industries NV
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
  • MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas plc
  • Nova Chemicals Corporation
  • Petkim PetroKimya Holding AS
  • PetroChina Company Limited
  • PKN Orlen
  • PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Repsol SA
  • SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation)
  • Sasol Ltd
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
  • Tosoh Corporation
  • Total SA
  • Trinseo
  • Westlake Chemical Corporation
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