Polyethylene (PE) or polythene refers to a polymer of ethylene, particularly belonging to lightweight thermoplastics that are partially crystalline in nature and are resistant to moisture and chemicals. Polyethylene is the most commonly used plastic globally. It is used in the production of products ranging from shopping and food wrap bags to automobile fuel tanks and detergent bottles. Polyethylene can be spun or slit to form synthetic fibers or can be modified to assume the elastic properties pertaining to rubber.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global polyethylene market to grow at a CAGR of 3.78% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global polyethylene market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography: • Americas • APAC • EMEA
Technavio’s report, Global Polyethylene Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Key vendors • BASF • China Petrochemical • DuPont • Exxon Mobil • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings • SABIC • Sumitomo Chemical • The Dow Chemical Company
Other prominent vendors • Borealis • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company • Royal DSM • Formosa Plastics • INEOS • National Petroleum Company (Iran) • NOVA Chemicals • Reliance Industries • USI • Versalis
Market driver • Growing sectoral demand for use of polyethylene products • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge • Volatility in prices of raw materials coupled with product commoditization • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend • New developments in application of polyethylene • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be? • What are the key market trends? • What is driving this market? • What are the challenges to market growth? • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
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