Reportlinker Adds Polypropylene Resins and Elastomers

Jan 04, 2010, 09:24 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Polypropylene Resins and Elastomers

http://www.reportlinker.com/p0170506/Polypropylene-Resins-and-Elastomers.html

THIS REPORT:

Provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for polypropylene resins and elastomers

Contains market forecasts for polypropylene resins and elastomers through 2013

Discusses applications including those for food packaging, other rigid packaging, healthcare packaging, housewares, automotive, medical devices, appliances, toys and housing

Reviews processes including extrusion, oriented/unoriented films, cast films, sheet, injection molded and blow molded

Considers increases in Middle East production

Looks at the activities of major producers including Lyondellbasel Industries, ExxonMobil Chemical, Ineos Polyolefins, Total Petrochemicals, Sunoco Chemicals, Asahi Kasei North America, Dow Plastics and others.

Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION -- Complimentary

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 1

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 1

SCOPE OF REPORT 1

METHODOLOGY 2

INTENDED AUDIENCE 2

RELATED BCC RESEARCH STUDIES 2

ANALYST CREDENTIALS 3

BCC ONLINE SERVICES 3

DISCLAIMER 3

Chapter-2: SUMMARY

SUMMARY TABLE U.S. POLYPROPYLENE RESIN MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 4

SUMMARY FIGURE U.S. POLYPROPYLENE RESIN MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2008-2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 5

Chapter-3: POLYPROPYLENE OVERVIEW

BACKGROUND 6

A CURRENT OVERALL SNAPSHOT OF POLYPROPYLENE 6

A CURRENT OVERALL SNAPSHOT ... (CONTINUED) 7

Chapter-4: POLYPROPYLENE PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES

ZIEGLER-NATTA 8

NOVOLEN 8

SPHERIZONE AND SPHERIPOL 8

BOREALIS-BORSTAR POLYPROPYLENE TECHNOLOGY 9

OTHER 10

METALLOCENE POLYPROPYLENE 10

BACKGROUND 10

HISTORY 10

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS 11

ASSESSMENT OF METALLOCENE POLYPROPYLENE IMPACT 11

ROLE OF METALLOCENES 12

IMPORTANCE OF MOLECULAR WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION 12

Importance of Molecular ... (Continued) 13

Chapter-5: TYPES OF POLYPROPYLENES

OVERVIEW 14

POLYPROPYLENE PROPERTIES 14

BACKGROUND 14

POLYPROPYLENE PROPERTY ADVANCES 15

UPGRADED POLYPROPYLENES 15

Background 15

Higher Melt Strength Polypropylenes 16

POLYPROPYLENE COPOLYMERS 17

RANDOM COPOLYMERS 17

Introduction 17

Chemistry 17

Manufacture, Properties and Applications 18

POLYPROPYLENE IMPACT COPOLYMERS 18

ISSUE OF BLENDS (TPOS) VS. COPOLYMERS (ALLOYS/BLENDS) 19

CATALLOY 19

Background 19

Applications 19

THERMOPLASTIC OLEFINS (TPOS) 20

OVERVIEW 20

PROCESSING 21

COMPOUNDING 21

GENERAL APPLICATIONS 21

THERMOFORMING OF TPOS 21

DETAILS ON TPO/TPV CLARIFICATION 22

RECENT TPO DEVELOPMENTS 22

TPOs for Large Part Thermoforming 22

TPOs with Excellent Scratch and Impact Resistance 22

TPO Elastomers as Alternatives to Styrene Block Copolymers 23

New TPO Sheet 23

Monolayer TPO Sheet Replaces PVC-Wrapped ABS 23

Auto Applications Drive TPOs and TPVs 23

Increased Movement of TPOs and TPVs into Non-Automotive Markets 24

ETHYLENE-PROPYLENE RUBBERS (EPR AND EPDM) 24

BACKGROUND 24

TECHNOLOGY 24

APPLICATIONS 25

R&D ACTIVITIES 25

PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES 26

TABLE 1 MAJOR EPDM PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITIES 26

TRADENAMED PRODUCTS 26

COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 26

METALLOCENE EPDMS 27

Background 27

ZN vs. Metallocene EPDM 27

More Recent Events 27

EPDM MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 28

TABLE 2 METALLOCENE-EPDM MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 28

POLYPROPYLENE FOAMS 28

OVERVIEW 28

APPLICATIONS OF POLYPROPYLENE FOAMS 29

REINFORCED POLYPROPYLENES 29

OVERVIEW 29

TYPES OF PLASTIC REINFORCEMENTS 30

Overview 30

Non-Fibrous 30

Talcs 30

Mica 30

Wollastonite 31

Glass-Fiber Reinforcements 31

Background 31

Types of Glass Fibers 31

Applications 32

DETAILS ON REINFORCED POLYPROPYLENES 32

LONG-FIBER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS (LFRTS) 32

Background 32

Properties 33

Technology 33

Twintex Products 34

Advantages 34

Limitations 35

Resin Matrices 35

Suppliers 35

StaMax 35

Ticona and LNP 36

Other Reinforced Polypropylene Issues 36

GLASS MAT THERMOPLASTICS (GMT) 36

Overview 36

Technology 37

Supplier Scenario 37

Applications 38

SELF-REINFORCED POLYPROPYLENE SHEET 38

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN REINFORCED POLYPROPYLENES 38

Borealis 38

Use of Polypropylene Reinforced Honeycombs 39

Milliken's Composite Polypropylene Material 39

Key Growth Areas 39

Long-Glass Fiber (LGF) Polypropylene News 40

All-Polypropylene Composites 40

Fully Recyclable Products 41

Lightweight Polypropylene/Glass Composites 41

Glass Roving for Long Glass Polypropylene 41

Molding of Long-Fiber Polypropylene Automotive Parts 42

Polypropylene Nanocomposites for Automotive Parts 42

New Sources of Long Fiber Glass-Reinforced Polypropylene 42

RTP Long Fiber Concentrates 42

Sabic Stamax Materials 42

Use of Ticona's Celstran 43

LFT Polypropylene Replaces Reinforced Nylon 43

CLEAR POLYPROPYLENE GRADES 43

TECHNIQUES USED TO IMPART CLARITY 43

COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 44

Competitive Scenario (Continued) 45

NEW DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING CLEAR POLYPROPYLENE 46

Milliken's New Clarifiers 46

Dow's Tough, Clear Polypropylene for Rigid Packaging 46

Reduction of Haze in Polypropylene 46

Sunoco Chemical's New Clear Grades 46

Total Petrochemical 47

LyondellBasell 47

Sabic 47

Clear Grades 47

POLYPROPYLENE GRAFTED GRADES 48

SUPER-SOFT POLYPROPYLENE GRADES 48

PLASTIC SHEET 48

DEFINITIONS 48

OVERVIEW 49

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS 49

SHEET EXTRUSION 49

POLYPROPYLENE SHEET 50

Overview 50

New Developments 50

BIAXIALLY-ORIENTED POLYPROPYLENE FILMS (BOPP) 50

BACKGROUND 50

APPLICATIONS 51

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BOPP FILMS 52

Food Products 52

Offshore Activities 52

Japan 52

China 52

South America 52

BOPP BOTTLES 52

CAST POLYPROPYLENE FILMS 53

POLYPROPYLENE FILM AND SHEET MANUFACTURERS 54

TABLE 3 KEY POLYPROPYLENE FILM AND SHEET MANUFACTURERS ($ MILLIONS) 54

TABLE 3 (CONTINUED) 55

INJECTION MOLDED POLYPROPYLENE 55

BACKGROUND 55

DETAILS 55

TABLE 4 POLYPROPYLENE INJECTION MOLDERS ($ MILLIONS) 56

BLOW MOLDED POLYPROPYLENE 56

BLOW MOLDING 56

EXTRUSION BLOW MOLDING 57

INJECTION BLOW MOLDING 57

STRETCH BLOW MOLDING 57

BLOW MOLDED POLYPROPYLENE 58

TABLE 5 POLYPROPYLENE BLOW MOLDERS ($ MILLIONS) 58

TABLE 5 (CONTINUED) 59

THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE 59

HISTORY 59

OVERVIEW 59

ADVANTAGES 59

BASIC STEPS OF THERMOFORMING 60

TECHNOLOGY 60

THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE APPLICATIONS 61

Overview 61

Food Packaging Applications 61

Healthcare Packaging 61

SOME THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 62

Sunoco 62

ExxonMobil 62

CMT Materials 62

Twin-Sheet Thermoforming 62

POLYPROPYLENE THERMOFORMED PACKAGING GAINS 62

POLYPROPYLENE THERMOFORMERS 63

TABLE 6 POLYPROPYLENE THERMOFORMERS ($ MILLIONS) 63

Chapter-6: POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS

OVERVIEW 64

TABLE 7 KEY GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS (BILLION POUNDS) 64

U.S.MARKET SHARES IN POLYPROPYLENE SALES 65

TABLE 8 U.S. MARKET SHARES OF LEADING POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS (%) 65

SELECTED GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE CAPACITY CHANGES 65

BACKGROUND 65

BOREALIS EXPANDS EUROPEAN POLYPROPYLENE CAPACITY 65

INEOS GROUP CHANGES IN POLYPROPYLENE CAPACITY 65

LYONDELLBASELL ACTIVITIES 66

DOW CLOSES POLYPROPYLENE PLANT 66

SUNOCO SHUTS DOWN POLYPROPYLENE PLANT 67

MORE POLYPROPYLENE CAPACITY FORECASTED 67

POLYPROPYLENE CAPACITY TO BE ELIMINATED 67

A COMMENT ON THE ABOVE 67

Chapter-7: POLYPROPYLENE RECYCLING

OVERVIEW 68

STATISTICS 68

LOCAL DIFFERENCES IN COLLECTION FOR RECYCLING 69

SOME ADDITIONAL DIFFICULTIES 69

A CURRENT PROGRAM 70

Chapter-8: PRICING

OVERVIEW 71

COMBATING FLUCTUATING OIL PRICES 71

MORE RECENT NEWS 72

Chapter-9: POLYPROPYLENE APPLICATIONS

OVERVIEW 73

PACKAGING 73

OVERVIEW 73

TYPES OF FLEXIBLE PLASTIC PACKAGING 74

Overview 74

Plastics Benefit from Flexible Packaging Demand 75

FOOD PACKAGING 75

Technical Background 75

Market Details 76

Flexible Pouches 77

Food Wraps 78

Snack Foods 78

Background 78

Types of Packaging 78

New Flexible Food Packaging Developments 79

Borealis Activities 79

Klockner Pentaplast Introduces Polypropylene Alloy Films 80

LyondellBasell Contributions to New Polypropylene Films for Food Packaging 80

Kraft Foods Sees Bright Future for Polypropylene Flexible Films in Food Packaging 80

Polypropylene Rigid Food Packaging Applications 80

Overview 80

Some Additional Details 81

More Specific Rigid Polypropylene Food Packaging Applications 81

Limitations of Polypropylene in Rigid Food Packaging 82

Dependence of Polypropylene on Clarifiers and Nucleating Agents 82

Prepared Food Container Packaging 82

Overview 82

Types of Food Packaging Structures 83

Meat/Deli Product Containers 83

Dairy Products 84

Background 84

Caps, Lids and Closures 84

Hot-Filled Food Packaging 84

Background 84

Recent PET and Polypropylene Developments 85

Take-out Foods 85

New Polypropylene Trays Replace Polystyrenes in Take-out Foods 85

Frozen Food Packaging 86

Overview 86

New Polypropylene Grades for Freezer Packaging 86

Polypropylene Ice Cream Tubs 86

New Polypropylene Grades for Food Packaging 86

Total Petrochemicals 86

Dow Plastics 87

LyondellBasell 87

Sabic Innovative Plastics 87

Borealis 88

PackAlloy 88

Polypropylene vs. PET for Rigid Plastics Packaging 88

Polypropylene (Continued) 89

Plastic Bottles 90

Renewed Interest in Polypropylene Bottles 90

Polypropylene Usage 90

New Developments 91

Upgraded Blow Molded Polypropylene Bottles 91

Plasma-Coated Polypropylene 91

Clear Polypropylenes for Oriented Bottles 91

Clear Polypropylene Bottles Compete for Post-Polycarbonate Baby Bottles 91

CONSUMER PRODUCTS PACKAGING 92

Background 92

Shrink and Stretch Wrap Films 93

Examples of Recent Polypropylene Product Introductions for Packaging Applications 94

New Polypropylenes for Food Packaging 94

Polypropylenes for Clear Pouches and Rigid Packaging 94

Modified Polypropylenes for Lightweight Packaging 94

HEALTHCARE PACKAGING 95

Overview 95

Pharmaceutical Packaging 95

Prescription Pharmaceuticals 95

Non-Prescription Products 96

Types of Pharmaceutical Product Packaging 96

Overview 96

Bottles 96

Closures 97

Blister Packaging 98

Overview 98

Advantages 98

Blister Pack Materials 98

Other Important Issues 99

More Details on Resin Choices 99

Use of Clamshells 99

MEDICAL PRODUCT PACKAGING 100

Overview 100

Trends in Medical Product Packaging 101

Background 101

Home Healthcare 101

Medical Packaging Applications 102

Overview 102

Packaging Choices 102

Syringes 103

Background 103

Products and Applications 103

Syringe Alternatives 104

No Needles 104

Polymer Usage 105

Tubing and Containers 105

IV Bags and Parts 106

Overview 106

Alternatives to PVC in Medical IV Bags 107

New Developments 108

MEDICAL DEVICES 108

STATUS OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY 108

OVERALL PLASTIC USAGE 108

PLASTIC OVERVIEW 109

TABLE 9 SELECTED RESIN USAGE BY TYPE OF MEDICAL DEVICE 109

MEDICAL DEVICE CATEGORY CRITERIA 109

Disposables 110

Nondisposables 110

DISPOSABLE MEDICAL DEVICES 110

Overview 110

Resins Used 111

Background 111

Commodity Thermoplastics 111

Styrenics 111

Engineering Resins 112

Thermoset Resins 112

Elastomers 112

Miscellaneous Resins 112

Kits 113

Overview 113

Performance Criteria 113

TABLE 10 MATERIAL PROPERTY CRITERIA: DISPOSABLE KITS 114

Medical Bags 114

Labware 114

TABLE 11 EXAMPLES OF DISPOSABLE MEDICAL PLASTIC LABWARE 115

Catheters 115

Utensils 116

NON-DISPOSABLE MEDICAL DEVICES 116

Surgical Instruments 116

Overview 116

Materials Used 117

Testing and Diagnostic Equipment 117

Overview 117

Polymers Used 117

Overview 117

Specific Examples 118

Implants and Prosthetic Devices 119

Overview 119

Scope 119

Thermoplastic Materials Used 119

Overview 119

Organ Replacements 120

Implanted and Ingested Drug Delivery Systems 120

SUMMARY OF PHYSICAL PROPERTY CHARACTERISTICS OF MEDICAL PLASTICS 120

TABLE 12 PHYSICAL PROPERTY ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MEDICAL PLASTICS 120

TABLE 12 (CONTINUED) 121

Polypropylene's Advantageous Medical Properties 121

Examples of Medical Devices 122

Examples of Polypropylene Medical Grades 122

STERILIZATION TECHNIQUES 122

Overview of Methods 122

Polymer Reactions to Sterilization Methods 123

Background 123

Sterilization of Polypropylene 123

AUTOMOTIVE 124

OVERVIEW 124

TABLE 13 HISTORICAL, CURRENT AND PROJECTED U.S. AUTOMOTIVE SALES, 1997-2012 ($ MILLIONS) 124

CAFE ISSUES 125

ROLE OF PLASTICS 125

AUTOMOTIVE PLASTIC USAGE 126

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF PLASTICS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR 127

METAL-PLASTIC HYBRIDS 128

HYBRID AUTO MARKET 129

TABLE 14 ESTIMATED U.S. HYBRID SALES, 2008-2014 (THOUSANDS) 129

OVERVIEW OF POLYPROPYLENE AUTOMOTIVE USAGE 129

NEW DEVELOPMENTS WHICH MAY IMPACT POLYPROPYLENE USAGE 130

Polypropylene/Metal Hybrid 130

Long-Glass Fiber Polypropylene for Front-Ends and Other Auto Parts 130

AUTOMOTIVE EXTERIORS 131

Background 131

Bumper System and Products 131

Overview 131

Bumper Beams 132

Side Molding/Trim 132

Fenders 133

Background 133

Polypropylene Fenders 133

Body-Panel Update 133

Automotive Coating Developments 134

More Paintable TPOs 134

New Polypropylene Developments in Auto Exteriors 134

Resin Changes in Door Panels 134

Coextruded Polypropylene Sheets 135

Long-Glass Fiber Polypropylene Used to Make Running Boards 135

Scratch Protection 135

Upgrading Bumper Fascias 135

Front End Modules 135

Green Jeep Uses Polypropylene 136

Sabic IP and Azdel Join Forces 136

AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS 136

Background 136

Some Reasons for Polypropylene Auto Interior Usage 136

Instrument Panels (IPs) 137

Overview 137

Polypropylene Usage 138

Consoles 139

Overview 139

Background 139

Resin Usage 139

Headliners 140

Background 140

Resin Usage 140

Knee Bolsters 140

Background 140

Resins Used 141

Interior Trim 141

Overview 141

Background 141

Resins Used 142

Background 142

Overview of the ABS-Polypropylene Battle 142

Effects of Resin Properties 142

Window Encapsulation 142

Background and Definitions 142

Weather-Stripping 143

Encapsulation 144

Overview 144

Role of TPOs 144

Background 144

TPO Technical Roadblocks 144

Summary of Resin Usage 145

New Developments in Interior Applications 145

Instrument Panels 145

Polypropylene for IP Carriers 145

Soft-Touch Polypropylene 146

UNDER-THE-HOOD AUTOMOTIVE SEGMENT 146

Background 146

Key Factors of UTH Resin Market 146

TABLE 15 SELECTED AUTOMOTIVE UNDER-THE HOOD RESINS/ELASTOMERS BY PART 147

APPLIANCES 147

OVERVIEW 147

APPLIANCE USAGE IN U.S. HOUSEHOLDS 148

HOUSING IS THE DRIVER 149

NEW DEVELOPMENTS 149

INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES 149

KEY APPLICATIONS FOR PLASTICS IN APPLIANCES 149

TABLE 16 SELECTED MAJOR APPLICATIONS FOR POLYMERS IN APPLIANCES 150

RECENT CHANGES IN RESIN CHOICES 150

COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC USAGE 151

POLYPROPYLENES INCREASE PRESENCE IN KITCHEN APPLIANCES 152

Background 152

Replacing Steel 153

Maytag Neptune Washer Cover 154

OTHER NEW DEVELOPMENTS 154

HOUSEWARES 154

BACKGROUND 154

SPECIFIC HOUSEWARE PRODUCTS 155

THE SEARCH FOR HIGH-FLOW PLASTIC GRADES 155

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS 156

INDUSTRY CHANGES 156

TOYS 157

OVERVIEW 157

BACKGROUND 157

USE OF PLASTICS IN TOYS 157

Background 157

Polystyrene 158

ABS 158

SBCs 159

Polycarbonates 159

Polypropylene 159

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COUNCIL 159

RECENT EVENTS IMPACTING PLASTICS USAGE IN TOYS 160

PIPE 160

OVERVIEW 160

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 161

HOSE AND TUBING 161

WIRE AND CABLE 161

MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS 162

SPORT/RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT 162

Overview 162

General Resin Usage 163

LAWN/GARDEN EQUIPMENT 163

Overview 163

TABLE 17 CURRENT AND FORECASTED OUTLOOK FOR METAL AND PLASTIC USAGE IN LAWN/GARDEN EQUIPMENT, 2007-2013 (PERCENT OF TOTAL) 163

Resins Used 163

Examples of Polypropylene Lawn/Garden Products 164

DECKING 164

Background 164

Some Polypropylene Usage 164

PALLETS 165

Overview 165

Plastic Processes 165

Pallet Types 165

Materials and Demand 166

Polypropylene-Based Pallet 166

PERSONAL CARE PACKAGING 166

OTHER EXAMPLES OF POLYPROPYLENE USAGE 167

Chapter-10: POLYPROPYLENE USAGE NOT BASED ON SPECIFIC PRODUCT APPLICATIONS

POLYPROPYLENE USAGE NOT BASED ON SPECIFIC PRODUCT APPLICATIONS 168

Chapter-11: MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

A REVIEW OF RECENT EVENTS 169

MARKET TABLES 170

OVERVIEW 170

TABLE 18 POLYPROPYLENE MARKET BY MAJOR APPLICATION, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 170

GENERAL PACKAGING MARKET 171

TABLE 19 TOTAL POLYPROPYLENE GENERAL PACKAGING MARKET*, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 171

RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET 172

TABLE 20 POLYPROPYLENE RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 172

TOTAL POLYPROPYLENE HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MARKET 173

TABLE 21 TOTAL POLYPROPYLENE HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MARKET, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 173

TABLE 22 POLYPROPYLENE HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MARKET: MEDICAL, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 174

TABLE 23 POLYPROPYLENE HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MARKET: PHARMACEUTICAL, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 174

TOTAL POLYPROPYLENE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY MAJOR SEGMENTS 175

TABLE 24 POLYPROPYLENE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY MAJOR SEGMENTS (MILLION POUNDS) 175

Polypropylene Interior Automotive Market 175

TABLE 25 POLYPROPYLENE INTERIOR AUTOMOTIVE MARKET, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 175

TABLE 25 (CONTINUED) 176

Polypropylene Automotive UTH Market 176

TABLE 26 POLYPROPYLENE AUTOMOTIVE UTH MARKET, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 176

TABLE 26 (CONTINUED) 177

TABLE 27 POLYPROPYLENE AUTOMOTIVE EXTERIOR MARKET, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 177

POLYPROPYLENE MEDICAL MARKET 177

TABLE 28 POLYPROPYLENE MEDICAL MARKET, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 178

Polypropylene Non-Disposable Medical Market 178

TABLE 29 POLYPROPYLENE NON-DISPOSABLE MEDICAL MARKET, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 178

Polypropylene Disposable Medical Market 179

TABLE 30 POLYPROPYLENE DISPOSABLE MEDICAL MARKET, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 179

OTHER KEY POLYPROPYLENE MARKETS 179

TABLE 31 OTHER KEY POLYPROPYLENE MARKETS, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 179

TABLE 31 (CONTINUED) 180

OTHER KEY POLYPROPYLENE MARKETS 180

TABLE 32 OTHER KEY POLYPROPYLENE MARKETS, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 180

Chapter-12: SELECTED POLYPROPYLENE COMPETITIVE AREAS

TABLE 33 EXAMPLES OF POLYPROPYLENE'S COMPETITIVE SCENARIOS 181

TABLE 33 (CONTINUED) 182

Chapter-13: SELECTED RECENT POLYPROPYLENE OFFSHORE ACTIVITIES

INDIA 183

JAPANESE PRODUCER NEWS 183

SOUTH AMERICAN EVENTS 184

MEXICAN CAPACITY INCREASES 184

CHINESE SCENARIO 184

MIDDLE EAST PLANS 185

SABIC EUROPE COMPOUNDING PLANT 185

SABIC MAKES SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN ITS POLYPROPYLENE BUSINESS 185

EXXONMOBIL INCREASING POLYPROPYLENE COMPOUNDING IN FRANCE 185

INDIA'S IMPACT ON THE POLYPROPYLENE MARKET INCREASES 186

BIOBASED POLYPROPYLENE SAID TO BE DEVELOPED IN BRAZIL 186

MIDDLE EAST PRODUCER OPTS FOR SPHERIZONE TECHNOLOGY 186

Chapter-14: OTHER SELECTED NEW POLYPROPYLENE DEVELOPMENTS AND PRODUCTS

OVERVIEW 187

METALLOCENE POLYPROPYLENE GRADES AIM FOR THINWALL PACKAGING 187

POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITES 187

POLYPROPYLENE GOES FOR LOW TEMPERATURE MARKETS 187

NEW POLYPROPYLENE FILMS FOR LUGGAGE AND JERRY CANS 188

POLYPROPYLENES FOR BEVERAGE PACKAGING 188

METALLOCENE POLYPROPYLENES FILMS 188

INJECTION MOLDED METALLOCENE POLYPROPYLENES 188

POLYPROPYLENES MADE VIA CATALLOY PROCESS 188

DOW'S PROPYLENE-ETHYLENE PLASTOMERS AND TPES 189

POLYPROPYLENES TO COMPETE WITH PET 189

HIGH-IMPACT POLYPROPYLENES FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET 189

DOW PLASTICS INTRODUCES SEVERAL NEW POLYPROPYLENE GRADES 189

SUNOCO CHEMICALS NEW CLEAR POLYPROPYLENES 190

EXXONMOBIL EXPANDS VISTAMAXX ELASTOMER APPLICATIONS 190

POLYPROPYLENE FOR RIGID PACKAGES AND POUCHES 190

BOREALIS NEW POLYPROPYLENES 191

DOW'S NEW POLYPROPYLENES 191

LYONDELLBASELL EXPANDS ITS POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY 192

SABIC IP EXTENDS IT STAMAX PRODUCT LINE 192

LYONDELLBASELL'S NEW BLOWN POLYPROPYLENE FILMS 193

NEW POLYPROPYLENES WITH HIGH THERMAL STABILITIES 193

BASF NEW NEOPOLEN POLYPROPYLENE GRADES 193

WESTLAKE PLASTICS COMPANY INTRODUCES MEDICAL GRADE POLYPROPYLENES 194

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL'S INVOLVEMENT IN POLYPROPYLENE COMPOUNDING 194

Chapter-15: KEY TRADE NAMED POLYPROPYLENES

TABLE 34 SELECTED KEY TRADE NAMED POLYPROPYLENE OF PRODUCERS/SUPPLIERS 195

Chapter-16: COMPANY PROFILES

BOREALIS COMPOUNDS, INC 196

DOW CHEMICAL 196

EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL 197

INEOS OLEFINS & POLYMERS, USA 197

LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES 198

SUNOCO CHEMICALS, INC. 198

TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS USA 199

APPENDIX: ACRONYMS 200

ACRONYMS (CONTINUED) 201

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