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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polyethylene Resins, High-Density (HDPE)

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Consumption7
World capacity11
Price14
Trade14
World polyethylene (PE) overview16
Product developments19
Introduction21
Manufacturing processes22
Environmental issues24
Recycling24
Plastic bag legislation25
Supply and demand by region26
North America26
Producing companies26
Salient statistics27
Consumption27
Trade29
United States30
Producing companies30
Salient statistics33
Consumption33
Blow molding36
Liquid food bottles36
Household industrial chemicals37
Industrial drums and tight-head pails37
Pharmaceuticals/cosmetics/toiletries38
Fuel tanks38
Motor oil bottles38
Other39
Film and sheet39
Sacks and bags40
Trash can liners40
Food packaging40
Nonfood packaging40
Other film41
Geomembranes41
Dunnage42
Truck bed liners42
Other sheet42
Pipe and profile42
Solid-wall pipe (noncorrugated)43
Corrugated tubing44
Injection molding44
Shipping pails45
Crates, trays, and cases45
Caps and closures45
Housewares45
Food containers and tubs46
Toys and sporting goods46
Other46
Wire and cable46
Rotomolding46
Other46
Trade46
Imports46
Exports47
Canada47
Producing companies47
Salient statistics48
Consumption49
Trade50
Mexico50
Producing companies50
Salient statistics50
Consumption51
Trade52
South America52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics54
Consumption55
Trade56
Western Europe56
Producing companies56
Salient statistics59
Consumption59
Trade61
Central Europe61
Producing companies61
Salient statistics62
Consumption63
Trade64
CIS and Baltic States64
Producing companies64
Salient statistics66
Consumption67
Trade67
Middle East68
Producing companies68
Iran70
Kuwait71
Qatar71
Saudi Arabia71
Turkey71
United Arab Emirates72
Salient statistics72
Consumption73
Trade74
Africa74
Producing companies74
Salient statistics75
Consumption75
Trade76
Indian Subcontinent76
Producing companies76
Salient statistics78
Consumption78
Trade79
Northeast Asia80
Producing companies80
Salient statistics80
Consumption81
Trade81
China82
Producing companies82
Salient statistics85
Consumption85
Trade87
Japan88
Producing companies88
Salient statistics89
Consumption89
Trade90
South Korea91
Producing companies91
Salient statistics91
Consumption92
Trade93
Taiwan93
Producing companies93
Salient statistics94
Consumption94
Trade95
Other Northeast Asia95
Southeast Asia95
Producing companies95
Salient statistics97
Consumption98
Trade99
Bibliography 100

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