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Low Density Polyethylene Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024

  • ID: 4775688
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 105 pages
  • IMARC Group
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  • Dow Chemical
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Lone Star Chemical
  • Petkim
  • MORE
The global low density polyethylene market reached a value of US$ 33 Billion in 2018. The market is further projected to reach US$ 41 Billion by 2024, exhibiting a CAGR of nearly 4% during 2019-2024. Polyethylene, also known as PE, is a lightweight synthetic resin made from the polymerisation of ethylene. It is a highly crystalline non-polar thermoplastic and can be easily melted and reshaped. Owing to this, polyethylene is popularly used for manufacturing a wide range of products such as clear food wrap, medical devices, bulletproof vests, shopping bags, etc. It is most commonly categorised into LDPE, HDPE, LLDPE and UHMWPE. Among these, LDPE or low density polyethylene is a polyolefin material which has a high molecular weight. It is non-toxic, non-contaminating in nature and is resistant to impact, moisture and chemicals. LDPE is widely employed for the manufacturing of various products such as packaging, trash bins, floor tiles, shipping envelopes, dropper bottles, etc. Its renewability properties have made it recognised and acceptable to several end-use industries.

Flexibility and toughness are the two unique qualities of low-density polyethylene which have been primarily responsible for its increasing demand.

It also possesses transparency properties and a white appearance which makes it suitable to be used for the production of bags for groceries, bread covers, bubble wraps, etc.

We expect its demand to be strong from the automotive sector as it offers transparency at low weight. Strong demand from the food packaging industry is also expected to drive the market catalysed by a rising demand for transparent packaging. Applications of LDPE in food packaging is expected to be in meat and poultry wrapping, dairy packaging, bakery, frozen foods, etc.

Catalysed by the revival of the construction industry and a continuous population growth in both developed and emerging markets, demand for LDPE is expected to increase in the next five years. Increasing regulatory requirements from governments across the globe regarding energy efficient industrial infrastructure is also expected to catalyse the market.

LDPE products are renewable in nature owing to which they can be recycled under certain conditions. This is also positively influencing its global demand.

Market Summary:

Based on the manufacturing process, the market has been segmented as tubular method and autoclave method.

Based on the feedstock, the market has been segmented into naphtha, natural gas and others.

Based on the application, the market has been segmented as film and sheets, extrusion coatings, injection molding and others. Currently, film and sheets dominate the market, holding the largest share.

Region-wise, the market has been segmented into Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Amongst these, Asia Pacific is the leading market, accounting for the majority of the market share.

The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined with some of the key players being BASF, Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, LyondellBasell, SABIC, Sinopec, Borealis, Braskem, Chevron Phillips Chemical, DuPont de Nemours, Lone Star Chemical, Petkim, Total Petrochemicals, LG Chem Ltd., Formosa Plastics Corporation and Qatar Petrochemical Company.

This report provides a deep insight into the global low density polyethylene market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter's five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the low density polyethylene industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

How has the global low density polyethylene market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the key regional markets in the global low density polyethylene industry?
What are the major manufacturing processes in the global low density polyethylene industry?
What are the major feedstocks in the global low density polyethylene industry?
What are the major application segments in the global low density polyethylene industry?
What are the price trends of low density polyethylene?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the global low density polyethylene industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global low density polyethylene industry?
What is the structure of the global low density polyethylene industry and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the global low density polyethylene industry?
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1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Properties
4.3 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Low Density Polyethylene Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Market Breakup by Manufacturing Process
5.4 Market Breakup by Feedstock
5.5 Market Breakup by Application
5.6 Market Breakup by Region
5.7 Market Forecast
5.8 SWOT Analysis
5.8.1 Overview
5.8.2 Strengths
5.8.3 Weaknesses
5.8.4 Opportunities
5.8.5 Threats
5.9 Value Chain Analysis
5.9.1 Overview
5.9.2 Raw Material Procurement
5.9.3 Manufacturing
5.9.4 Distribution
5.9.5 Export
5.9.6 End-Use
5.10 Porters Five Forces Analysis
5.10.1 Overview
5.10.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.10.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.10.4 Degree of Competition
5.10.5 Threat of New Entrants
5.10.6 Threat of Substitutes
5.11 Price Analysis
5.11.1 Key Price Indicators
5.11.2 Price Structure
5.11.3 Margin Analysis

6 Market Breakup by Manufacturing Process
6.1 Autoclave Method
6.1.1 Market Trends
6.1.2 Market Forecast
6.2 Tubular Method
6.2.1 Market Trends
6.2.2 Market Forecast

7 Market Breakup by Feedstock
7.1 Natural Gas
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Market Forecast
7.2 Naptha
7.2.1 Market Trends
7.2.2 Market Forecast
7.3 Others
7.3.1 Market Trends
7.3.2 Market Forecast

8 Market Breakup by Application
8.1 Film and Sheets
8.1.1 Market Trends
8.1.2 Market Forecast
8.2 Extrusion Coatings
8.2.1 Market Trends
8.2.2 Market Forecast
8.3 Injection Molding
8.3.1 Market Trends
8.3.2 Market Forecast
8.4 Others
8.4.1 Market Trends
8.4.2 Market Forecast

9 Market Breakup by Region
9.1 Asia Pacific
9.1.1 Market Trends
9.1.2 Market Forecast
9.2 Europe
9.2.1 Market Trends
9.2.2 Market Forecast
9.3 North America
9.3.1 Market Trends
9.3.2 Market Forecast
9.4 Middle East and Africa
9.4.1 Market Trends
9.4.2 Market Forecast
9.5 Latin America
9.5.1 Market Trends
9.5.2 Market Forecast

10 Low Density Polyethylene Manufacturing Process
10.1 Product Overview
10.2 Raw Material Requirements
10.3 Manufacturing Process
10.4 Key Success and Risk Factors

11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Market Structure
11.2 Key Players
11.3 Profiles of Key Players
11.3.1 BASF
11.3.2 Dow Chemical
11.3.3 Exxon Mobil
11.3.4 LyondellBasell
11.3.5 SABIC
11.3.6 Sinopec
11.3.7 Borealis
11.3.8 Braskem
11.3.9 Chevron Phillips Chemical
11.3.10 DuPont de Nemours
11.3.11 Lone Star Chemical
11.3.12 Petkim
11.3.13 Total Petrochemicals
11.3.14 LG Chem Ltd.
11.3.15 Formosa Plastics Corporation
11.3.16 Qatar Petrochemical Company
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  • BASF
  • Dow Chemical
  • Exxon Mobil
  • LyondellBasell
  • Sinopec
  • Borealis
  • Braskem
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • DuPont de Nemours
  • Lone Star Chemical
  • Petkim
  • Total Petrochemicals
  • LG Chem Ltd.
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation
  • Qatar Petrochemical Company
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