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.