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Metallocene Technologies and Global Markets

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Metallocene Technologies and Global Markets
Published: May 1, 2020
BCC Research
Content info: 155 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Tables

Highlights:

The global market, in volume terms, for metallocene-catalyzed resins and elastomers should reach 23.9 billion pounds by 2025 from 17.5 billion pounds in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% for the forecast period of 2020 to 2025.

The flexible nonfood packaging segment of the global market volumes of metallocene-catalyzed resins and elastomers is expected to grow from 6.1 billion pounds in 2020 to 8.3 billion pounds in 2025 at a CAGR of 6.4% for the forecast period of 2020 to 2025.

The shrink/stretch films segment of the global market volumes of metallocene-catalyzed resins and elastomers is expected to grow from 4.8 billion pounds in 2020 to 6.5 billion pounds in 2025 at a CAGR of 6.5% for the forecast period of 2020 to 2025.

Report Scope:

This report covers global markets for the metallocene-catalyzed versions of the following resins/elastomers: LLDPE, HDPE, VLDPE, polypropylene, and EPDM, along with the more recently introduced variants known as polyolefin plastomers (POPs) and polyolefin elastomers (POEs). Important competitive non-metallocene-based resins also are explored.

Major global producers are covered in terms of key trade-named products. Applications of metallocene resins/elastomers will be covered, including films used in nonfood packaging, non-packaging films, consumer/industrial packaging, flexible food packaging, rigid food packaging, shrink/stretch films, wire/cable, hose/tubing, polymer modification, medical products and automotive products.

Metallocene resin/elastomer producers, including specific trade named products, will be covered along with up-to-date information on joint ventures, licensing arrangements, new technologies, and patents.

Note: The volumes forecast in this report consider the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus.

Report Includes:

  • 30 data tables and 13 additional tables
  • A brief overview and contemporary analysis of the global market for metallocene technologies
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data corresponding to market size for 2019, estimates for 2020 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2025
  • Discussion of underlying factors driving the industry growth, economic trends, demographic shifts, technological advancements, and regulatory aspects that shape and influence the future marketplace
  • Characterization and quantification of metallocene catalyzed resins and elastomers, and breakdown of the global market data (in value and volumetric terms) by type, application, end use industry and geographical region
  • Identification of the technical as well as other non-technical challenges that must be prevailed over for the market to realize its full potential
  • Market share analysis of major stakeholders operating within the industry and their key competitive landscape
  • Comprehensive company profiles of leading global corporations, including Borealis AG, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., LLC, Dow Chemical, Japan Polychem Corp., LG Chemical Ltd., LyondellBasell Industries and Mitsui Chemicals
Product Code: PLS030D

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Sources
  • Methodology
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • BCC Custom Research
  • Related BCC Research Reports

Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3: Market and Technology Background

  • Background
  • Description
  • Technology
    • Critical Parameters
    • Bimodal Process
    • Role of Metallocenes
    • Importance of Molecular Weight Distribution
    • Techniques to Control Polyethylene Molecules
    • Metallocene Polyethylene Review
  • Evolution of Metallocene Catalysts
  • Comparison of Ziegler-Natta and Metallocene Catalysts
  • Market Drivers
    • Growing Application of Metallocene in the Packaging Industry
    • Increasing Demand for LLDPE in Films Segment
    • Rising Demand from Developing Countries
    • Rising Demand from the Automotive Industry
  • Market Restraints
    • Fluctuation in Raw Material Prices
    • Metallocene Substitutes: Other Economical Catalyst and Polymerization Methods
  • Geographic Summary of the Metallocene Market
    • Impact of Coronavirus on the Global Economy
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
  • Competitive Landscape and Market Share
  • Market Summary

Chapter 4: Market Breakdown by Type of Metallocene

  • Polyethylenes
    • Overview
    • General Properties
    • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
    • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
    • Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
    • Medium-Density Polyethylene (MDPE)
    • Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)
    • Ultra-Low-Density Polyethylene (ULDPE) and Very-Low-Density Polyethylene (VLDPE)
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Polypropylene
    • Overview
    • Applications
    • Properties
    • Upgraded Polypropylene
    • Advances in Polypropylene Technologies
    • Highly Crystalline Grades
    • Reinforced Polypropylenes
    • Random Copolymer Polypropylenes
    • Polypropylene Films
    • Polypropylene Process Technologies
    • Metallocene Polypropylenes
    • Polypropylene Producers
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Polyolefin Plastomers (POPs)
    • Background
    • Characteristics of Polyolefin Elastomers
    • ExxonMobil Chemical
    • Dow Chemical
    • Metallocene Plastomer Modification of Polypropylenes
    • Some Possible Confusion in Definitions
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Polyolefin Elastomers (POEs)
    • Background
    • Technology
    • Recent Developments in the Elastomer Industry
    • Characteristics of Polyolefin Elastomers
    • Applications of Polyolefin Elastomers
    • ExxonMobil Vistamaxx
    • Elastomer Definitions
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Ethylene-Propylene Rubbers (EPR and EPDM)
    • Background
    • Technology
    • Applications
    • Trade-Named Products
    • Metallocene EPDMs
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPOs)
    • Overview
    • Description
    • Use of Polyolefin Elastomers in TPOs
  • Foams
    • Background
    • Metallocene-Based Foams
    • Market Estimates for Metallocene Resins/Elastomers

Chapter 5: Market Breakdown by Application

  • Overview
  • Nonfood Packaging Bags and Sacks
    • Background
    • Materials Options for Waste Bags and Sacks
    • Resins Used in Plastic Can Liners
    • Consumer Trash Bags
    • Are Metallocene-Based Liners Better?
    • Gauge of Consumer Trash Bags is a Less Important Decision Parameter
    • Heavy-Duty Sacks
    • Summary and Trends of Resin Choices in Nonfood Flexible Packaging
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Shrink and Stretch Wrap Films
    • Background
    • Stretch Wrap
    • Shrink Film
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Flexible Food Packaging Films
    • Overview
    • Barrier Technology
    • Food Packaging Film Technologies
    • Packaging Formats
    • Specific Food Packaging Applications
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Consumer/Industrial Products Packaging
    • Overview
    • Healthcare Packaging
    • Envelopes and Overwrap
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Medical
    • Medical Bags
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Non-packaging Films
    • Agricultural Films
    • Diaper Products
    • Construction Films
    • Other Applications
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Automotive
    • Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Usage
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Wire and Cable
    • Materials
    • Metallocenes for Wires and Cables
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Polymer Additives (Impact Modifiers)
    • Types of Impact Modifiers
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Hose and Tubing
    • Polyethylenes
    • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
    • EPDM
    • Thermoplastic Vulcanites (TPVs)
    • PVC
    • Examples of Hoses/Tubing Made from Metallocene Elastomers
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Rigid Food Packaging
    • Metallocene Resin Developments
    • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Nonwoven Fibers
    • Nonwoven
    • Absorbent Products
    • Metallocenes Used for Nonwovens
  • Metallocene-Based Hot-Melt adhesives

Chapter 6: Patent Review/New Developments

  • Overview
  • Selected Patents

Chapter 7: Company Profiles

  • BOREALIS AG
  • BRASKEM
  • CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL CO. LLC
  • DAELIM CORP.
  • DOW CHEMICAL
  • EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL CO.
  • INEOS OLEFINS AND POLYMERS
  • JAPAN POLYCHEM CORP.
  • LG CHEMICAL LTD.
  • LUMMUS NOVALEN TECHNOLOGY GMBH
  • LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES
  • MITSUI CHEMICALS
  • TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS
  • UNIVATION TECHNOLOGIES LLC
  • WR GRACE & CO-CONN

Chapter 8: Pricing

Chapter 9: Plant Capacities

Chapter 10: Appendix A: Film/Sheet Materials

  • Background
  • Properties
  • Flexible Plastic Film Fabrication Technology
    • Overview
    • Film Extrusion
    • Other Primary Film Processing Methods
    • The Process of Film Conversion
    • Polymer and Film Orientation
    • Multilayer Lamination and Coextrusion
    • Film Thickness Units

Chapter 11: Appendix B: Joint Venture and Licensing Activities

  • Overview
  • History of Selected Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Joint Ventures
  • History of Selected Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Licensing Arrangements
    • Licensing Activities of Major Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Producers
    • Selected Licensing Agreements for Metallocene Resin/Elastomer Catalyst Technology and Processing

Chapter 12: Appendix C: Selected Metallocene Resin/ Elastomer Product Trade Names

Chapter 13: Appendix D: Acronyms

List of Tables

  • Summary Table: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene-Catalyzed Resins and Elastomers, by Major Application, Through 2025
    • Table 1: Timeline of the Evolution of Polyolefin Catalysts, 1930s-2010s
    • Table 2: Competitive Landscape of the Metallocene Market
    • Table 3: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene-Catalyzed Resins and Elastomers, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 4: Leading Global HDPE Producers
    • Table 5: The LLDPE Groups
    • Table 6: Characteristics and Primary Uses of LLDPE, HDPE and LDPE
    • Table 7: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene LLDPE, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 8: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene LLDPE for Flexible Nonfood Packaging, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 9: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene LLDPE for Consumer/Industrial Packaging, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 10: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene LLDPE for Non-packaging Film, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 11: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene HDPE, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 12: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene VLDPE, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 13: Further Examples of Metallocene Polypropylene Applications
    • Table 14: Leading Global Polypropylene Producers
    • Table 15: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Polypropylene, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 16: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Polypropylene for Consumer Industrial Packaging, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 17: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Polyolefin Plastomers, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 18: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene-Based Polyolefin Plastomers for Consumer/Industrial Packaging, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 19: Polyolefin Plastomer and Polyolefin Elastomer Definitions as a Function of Density
    • Table 20: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Polyolefin Elastomers, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 21: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene EPDM, by Application, Through 2025
    • Table 22: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers, by Type of Metallocene, Through 2025
    • Table 23: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene LLDPE for Flexible Nonfood Packaging Films, by Application, Through 2025*
    • Table 24: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers in Shrink/Stretch Wrap Film Applications, by Type of Resin, Through 2025
    • Table 25: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers in Flexible Food Packaging Applications, by Type of Metallocene, Through 2025
    • Table 26: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers in Consumer/Industrial Packaging Applications, by Type of Metallocene, Through 2025
    • Table 27: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers for Healthcare Packaging, by Type of Metallocene, Through 2025
    • Table 28: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers for Envelope/Overwrap, by Type of Resin, Through 2025
    • Table 29: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers in Medical Device Applications, by Type of Resin, Through 2025
    • Table 30: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers in Non-Packaging Film Applications, by Type of Resin, Through 2025
    • Table 31: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers for Agricultural Films, by Type of Metallocene, Through 2025
    • Table 32: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers for Hygiene-Related Films, by Type of Metallocene, Through 2025
    • Table 33: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers for Automotive Films, by Type of Metallocene, Through 2025
    • Table 34: Resins and Elastomers Competing within Metallocene Resins/Elastomers in Three Major Automotive Market Segments
    • Table 35: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers for Wires and Cables, by Type of Metallocene, Through 2025
    • Table 36: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resins/Elastomers for Polymer Modification, by Type of Metallocene, Through 2025
    • Table 37: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Elastomer Hoses and Tubing, by Type of Metallocene, Through 2025
    • Table 38: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene Resin for Rigid Food Packaging, by Type of Resin, Through 2025
    • Table 39: Major Applications of Resins Used in Nonwovens
    • Table 40: Selected Recent MLLDPE Resin Capacity Increases
    • Table 41: Selected Key Metallocene and Competitive Trade-Named Resins and Elastomers
    • Table 42: Abbreviations and Their Expanded Form used in This Report

List of Figures

  • Summary Figure: Global Market Volumes of Metallocene-Catalyzed Resins and Elastomers, by Major Application, 2019-2025