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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polypropylene Resins

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary7
Salient statistics7
Producers8
Technology9
Consumption10
Trade14
Price16
Introduction16
Packaging applications19
Structural applications19
Manufacturing processes20
Polymerization20
Slurry-phase processes21
Bulk-phase processes22
Gas-phase processes22
Catalysts23
Conversion24
Interpolymer competition24
Performance application requirements24
Marketplace availability24
Polymer price vs. performance24
Advanced technology PP resins26
Catalloy and Hivalloy-polymer alloying processes26
Thermoplastic olefins (TPOs)27
Nanocomposites27
Single-site catalyzed (SSC) PP28
Single-site chemistry28
Manufacturing use of metallocenes28
Polypropylene single-site products29
Supply potential of single-site polypropylene29
Commercialization of SSC PP30
Production of SSC PP31
Engineered polymers32
Environmental issues32
Supply and demand by region33
North America33
Producing companies33
Salient statistics33
Consumption34
Trade36
United States36
Producing companies36
Salient statistics40
Consumption41
Injection molding42
Consumer products42
Rigid packaging42
Transportation43
Appliances45
Medical products46
Other46
Fibers and filaments46
Textile fibers46
Nontextile fibers48
Film and sheet48
Film48
Extruded sheet50
Blow molding51
Other52
Blending and compounding resins52
Foams52
Wire and cable53
Miscellaneous53
Trade53
Canada54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics54
Consumption54
Trade55
Mexico56
Producing companies56
Salient statistics56
Consumption57
Trade58
Central and South America59
Producing companies59
Salient statistics61
Consumption62
Trade63
Western Europe63
Producing companies63
Salient statistics70
Consumption70
Extrusion71
Molding72
Trade72
Central Europe72
Producing companies72
Salient statistics74
Consumption75
Trade75
CIS and Baltic States76
Producing companies76
Salient statistics77
Consumption78
Trade79
Middle East80
Producing companies80
Salient statistics84
Consumption85
Trade86
Africa86
Producing companies86
Salient statistics87
Consumption88
Trade89
Indian Subcontinent89
Producing companies89
Salient statistics91
Consumption92
Trade92
Northeast Asia93
Producing countries93
Salient statistics93
Consumption94
Trade95
China96
Producing companies96
Salient statistics104
Consumption105
Extrusion106
Fiber106
Raffia106
Pipe, sheet, and plate107
Film107
Injection molding107
Household appliances, housewares, and toys107
Automotive107
Washing machines108
Trade108
Japan108
Producing companies108
Salient statistics111
Consumption112
Extrusion113
Molding113
Trade113
South Korea113
Producing companies113
Salient statistics115
Consumption116
Trade117
Taiwan117
Producing companies117
Salient statistics117
Consumption118
Trade119
Southeast Asia120
Producing companies120
Salient statistics122
Consumption123
Extrusion124
Molding124
Trade125
Bibliography125

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