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Chemical Economics Handbook

Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Resins

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary6
Top producers list7
Salient statistics8
Consumption9
Price13
Trade13
World polyethylene (PE) overview15
Introduction19
Manufacturing processes22
Conversion processes23
Environmental issues24
Plastic bag legislation24
Supply and demand by region25
North America25
Producing companies25
North American cost advantage25
Salient statistics27
Consumption27
Trade28
United States29
Producing companies29
Copolymers32
Production32
Consumption33
Film and sheet35
Packaging36
Food packaging37
Nonfood packaging38
Shrink film39
Stretch film39
Nonpackaging40
Sheet41
Extrusion coating41
Injection molding42
Caps and closures42
Medical43
Toys/novelties/sporting goods43
Housewares43
Lids43
Other43
Wire and cable43
Blow molding44
Other44
Adhesives and sealants44
Other extruded products45
Solar panels45
Pipe and conduit46
Copolymers46
Trade48
Imports48
Exports49
Canada49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics50
Consumption51
Trade52
Mexico53
Producing companies53
Salient statistics53
Consumption54
Trade55
South America55
Producing companies56
Salient statistics57
Consumption58
Trade59
Western Europe59
Producing companies59
LDPE59
Copolymers63
Salient statistics63
LDPE63
Consumption64
Trade66
Central Europe66
Producing companies66
Salient statistics68
Consumption69
Trade69
CIS and Baltic States70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics71
Consumption72
Trade73
Middle East74
Producing companies74
Salient statistics76
Consumption78
Trade79
Africa79
Producing companies79
Salient statistics80
Consumption81
Trade81
Indian subcontinent82
Producing companies82
Salient statistics82
Consumption83
Trade84
Northeast Asia85
Producing companies85
Salient statistics85
Consumption86
Trade87
China87
Producing companies88
Salient statistics90
Consumption91
Trade92
Japan93
Producing companies93
Salient statistics94
Consumption95
Trade95
South Korea96
Producing companies96
Salient statistics97
Consumption97
Trade98
Taiwan99
Producing companies99
Salient statistics99
Consumption100
Trade101
Southeast Asia102
Producing companies102
Salient statistics103
Consumption103
Trade104
Other Asia105
Bibliography105

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