Polyethylene Films – The Global Market 2021

Polyethylene Films – The Global Market 2021

Published: June 2021

A process of constant innovation and process development has driven the polyethylene market since its original inception with LDPE in the 1930’s. Common technology platforms and the commoditisation of grades means the market is becoming increasingly global. Together with changing patterns of demand, the polyethylene industry is entering a new era, with more mature Western markets and resin supply migrating to either the faster growing markets such as India, or to areas with a feedstock advantage i.e. North America and the Middle East. Sustainability and environmental concerns will also shape production trends and influence material innovation in all regions, across a wide variety of end use applications.

Companies active in the industry in addition to those considering entering the market for the first time, must understand the trends and developments that determine aspects including future industry size and structure. In this competitive market, knowledge is critical to the development of successful strategies for growth in sales and profitability.

This new study, reviews global production and trade flows for polyethylene films in order to assist companies in making key investment and marketing decisions.

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Within each region, the report provides comprehensive information on the following:

  • Supply and demand overview for polyethylene films including imports and exports
  • Film production volumes for the reported years by film application and growth rates for the studied periods
  • Polyethylene consumption volume by grade type and growth rates for the studied periods
  • Market drivers and inhibitors affecting the industry
  • Indications of regional cost structure and its impact on cost competitiveness globally


Product coverage

Industrial films - Agricultural films, Building films, Collation shrink films, Palletisation films, Heavy duty sacks

Consumer films - Hygiene films, Healthcare films, Retail bags, Food: barrier films and frozen food films

Other films - Liners, Laundry films, Tissue overwrap, Surface protection films, Refuse sacks

Polymer types

  • LDPE
  • LLDPE C4
  • Recycled

Reporting basis

  • Past 2015
  • Present 2020 & 2021
  • Future 2025

The study covers the global market. The regional breakdown is as follows:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • South & Central America
  • Asia and Australasia
  • Middle East
  • Africa

All subscribers will receive one printed copy and one downloadable PDF copy of the report and a spreadsheet in Excel format with all underlying data.

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