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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polyethylene Resins, Low-Density (LDPE)

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Capacity6
Salient statistics7
Consumption9
Price13
Trade13
World polyethylene (PE) overview16
Introduction20
Manufacturing processes23
High-pressure autoclave23
LyondellBasell—Lupotech A24
ExxonMobil24
Versalis24
High-pressure tubular24
LyondellBasell—Lupotech T24
ExxonMobil24
SABTEC24
Versalis24
Conversion processes25
Environmental issues26
Supply and demand by region28
North America28
Overview28
Producing companies28
Salient statistics29
Consumption30
Trade31
United States31
Producing companies31
Salient statistics34
Consumption35
Film and sheet36
Extrusion coating41
Injection molding42
Wire and cable43
Blow molding43
Other43
Trade46
Canada47
Producing companies47
Salient statistics47
Consumption48
Trade49
Mexico49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics50
Consumption51
Trade51
South America51
Producing companies51
Salient statistics53
Consumption53
Trade54
Western Europe54
Producing companies54
LDPE54
Copolymers57
Salient statistics57
Consumption58
Trade59
Central Europe59
Producing companies59
Salient statistics61
Consumption61
Trade62
CIS and Baltic States62
Producing companies62
Salient statistics63
Consumption64
Trade65
Middle East65
Producing companies65
Salient statistics68
Consumption69
Trade70
Africa70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics70
Consumption71
Trade72
Indian Subcontinent72
Producing companies72
Salient statistics73
Consumption73
Trade74
Northeast Asia74
Overview75
Producing companies75
Salient statistics75
Consumption76
Trade77
China77
Producing companies77
Salient statistics80
Consumption80
Trade81
Japan82
Producing companies82
Salient statistics83
Consumption83
Trade84
South Korea84
Producing companies84
Salient statistics85
Consumption86
Trade87
Taiwan87
Producing companies87
Salient statistics88
Consumption89
Trade89
Southeast Asia90
Producing companies90
Salient statistics91
Consumption91
Trade92
Other Asia92
Bibliography93

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