Metallocene Polyolefin Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, India, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait), Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025
Report ID: GMI4463
Metallocene Polyolefin Market size is expected to witness promising gains due to robust growth in food and non-food packaging industry in Asia Pacific. Metallocene polyolefin is produced with metallocene catalysts, which are copolymerized with ethene or propene with different olefins to form a polymer chain. Furthermore, catalysts gives control over various parameters including co-monomer distribution, molecular weight distribution, molecular architecture, molecular weight, stereo-specificity and branching of the polymers thus giving substantial advantage over conventional polyolefins. Product is primarily consumed in injection molding, film & sheet, extrusion coating, blow molding, etc. Growing product demand from various end-user industries such as automotive, construction and electronics, etc. owing to its superior qualities such as high tensile strength, stress cracking resistance, tenacity and high dart impact strength shall augment the metallocene polyolefin market growth during the forecast period.
Metallocene polyolefin is largely used in multiple end-user industries such as consumer goods, food packaging, industrial packaging, agricultural films and other plastic components (injection molded, blow molded, pipes & cables). Rising globalization, international trade and rapid industrialization in developing nations including Asia pacific and Africa shall propel the market size in the coming years. The application of metallocene catalysts allows manufacturers to produce the end product as per the end-user requirements. For instance, properties such as melting point and heat resistance can be altered based on its varied applications.
Growing awareness among the end-user industries regarding advantages of metallocene polyolefins over the conventional polyolefins is among the major driver for the metallocene polyolefin market share. For instance, the manufacturing process of metallocene polyolefin is environment friendly and it can be recycled thus further lowering the environment impact. However, product advantages come with a trade-off as metallocene catalysts are expensive as compared to their counterpart. High cost associated with the metallocene catalyst is probable to be a major setback to the overall market demand by 2025. Additionally, metallocene resins such as LLDPE (linear low-density polyethylene) were harder to process in traditional film blowing equipment. Now, end-user industries counter this problem by modernizing their equipment, which led the resin companies to come up with the product innovations. Thus, investment in R&D and technology advancement are likely to overcome the market hindrances in the coming years.
Metallocene polyolefin market is segmented by product type into metallocene polyethylene and metallocene polypropylene. Metallocene polyethylene is further segmented into metallocene high density polyethylene, metallocene linear low-density polyethylene and others. On the basis of application, market is segmented into injection molding, film & sheets, pipes & panels, cables & wires, blow molding and others including raffia, extrusion coating, roto molding and fibers, etc. Rising end-user industries all around the world shall drive the market size over the forecast period.
Asia Pacific metallocene polyolefin market is likely to witness very strong growth due to rising demand of film and sheet applications across the region. Rapid urbanization and industrial growth are likely to push the market growth over the forecast period. This is majorly attributed to strong growth from the packaging industry, which is triggered by growing food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry in the region.
North America is among the major consumers of product due to growing packaging industry in the region. Europe is also likely to witness modest growth owing to rising demand of superior quality polyolefins from end user industry. Improving economic condition in Latin America shall propel the product demand across end user industries in the region.
Key players engaged in metallocene polyolefin market share are The Dow Chemical Company, ExxonMobil Corporation, LyondellBasel Industries Holdings B.V., Japan Polychem Corporation Ltd, LG Chem Ltd., Total SA, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, SABIC, Braskem AG, Gas Authority of India Ltd., Daelim Industrial Corp. Ltd., Nova Chemicals Ltd., Sumitomo Chemical Corp. Ltd., etc. Most of these players adopt growth strategies to increase the market share. For instance, LG Chem Ltd. invested USD 2 billion in 2018 to increase metallocene-catalysed PE production capacity in South Korea.
Metallocene Polyolefin Market, By Product Type, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)
- Metallocene polyethylene
- Metallocene High Density Polyethylene
- Metallocene Linear Low-Density Polyethylene
- Metallocene polypropylene
Metallocene Polyolefin Market, By Application, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)
- Injection Molding
- Films & Sheets
- Pipes & Panels
- Cables & Wires
- Blow Molding
- Others (raffia, extrusion coating, roto molding and fibers, etc.)
The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- The Dow Chemical Company
- ExxonMobil Corporation
- Lyondell Basel Industries Holdings B.V.
- Japan Polychem Corporation Ltd
- LG Chem Ltd.
- Total SA
- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
- Braskem AG
- Gas Authority of India Ltd.
- Daelim Industrial Corp. Ltd.
- Nova Chemicals Ltd.
- Sumitomo Chemical Corp. Ltd
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