Metallocene Polyethylene Market Report, by Product Type (mHDPE, mMDPE, mLLDPE, and Others), by Application (Films, Sheets, Injection Molding, Extrusion Coating, and Others), and by Region (North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East & Africa) - Size, Share, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2019 - 2027

  • Published On : Aug 2019 |
  • Pages : 120 Pages |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

Metallocene Polyethylene Market – Insights

Metallocene polyethylene is a high performance polymer, which finds application in food & beverages packaging, agriculture, and several industrial applications. Products such as sheets and films made from metallocene polyethylene (mPE) resins have high tensile strength and are used in various industrial products such as custom marine parts, water tanks, chemical storage containers, as well as consumer products such as food packaging materials, heavy-duty sacks, and stretch films.

The global metallocene polyethylene market is projected to record significant growth over the forecast period, attributing to their excellent optical properties of mPE resins and their increasing use in packaging industry. Moreover, new generation metallocene polyethylene films are designed to offer improved mechanical strength, increased optical properties, greater stiffness, and high tensile strength. New generation metallocene polyethylene is also suitable for different range of film applications in industrial, food, and hygiene packaging.

Metallocene polyethylene is also a good alternative to polyvinyl chloride and ethylene-vinyl acetate. Majority of manufacturers claim that metallocene polyethylene has better hot tack than polyvinyl chloride and therefore, it serves as a good alternative to Surlyn films. This scenario is expected to upsurge the demand for metallocene polyethylene over the forecast period.

However, metallocene polyethylene resins offer several advantages, these resins fail to attract attention of the target customers at the initial stage due to several factors such as high production cost and high conversion cost of metallocene to finished products. Moreover, presence of cheaper alternatives such as conventional Ziggler-Natta catalyst along with HDPE films, LDPE films, and LLDPE films is also expected to restrain demand for metallocene polyethylene resins. Lack of consumer awareness and availability of poor quality of metallocene polyethylene is also expected to adversely impact the market growth.

Major players operating in the market are focused on adopting business strategies such as product development and launches to strengthen its position in the global market. For instance, in April 2011, Dow Inc. launched ELITE, which is a product based on advanced post-metallocene technology, to manufacture metallocene polyethylene and meet increasing demand for high performance films. This will help Dow to expand its product portfolio in Malaysia and other economies in Asia Pacific region.

The global metallocene polyethylene market was valued at US$ 4,633.4 Mn in 2018, and is expected to register a CAGR of 6.0%, in terms of revenue over the forecast period (2019-2027), to reach US$ 7,767.4 Mn by 2027.

Figure 1. Global Metallocene Polyethylene Market Share (%), By Region, 2018

Metallocene Polyethylene  | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights, 2018-19

Asia Pacific accounted for the largest revenue share of 39.4% in the global metallocene polyethylene market in 2018, and is projected to continue its dominance during 2019-2027. Furthermore, North America is expected to record significant growth of 6.1% in the global metallocene polyethylene market during the forecast period. Increasing demand for metallocene polyethylene in packaging industry, owing to features offered by metallocene polyethylene is expected to drive growth of the market in North America during the forecast period. For instance, metallocene linear low density polyethylene (mLLDPE) offers high transparency and high gloss when it is transformed into a film. Furthermore, its extraordinary tear and puncture resistance properties are useful in packaging applications.

Key players are focused on adopting strategies such as product development and launch in order to expand their business in North America metallocene polyethylene market. For instance, Repsol Company has presence in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and offers metallocene polyethylene worldwide. In 2016, the company started producing its new metallocene polyethylene range under the trade mark Repsol Resistex. The company produces metallocene linear low density polyethylene (mLLDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE).

Figure 2. Global Metallocene Polyethylene Market Share (%), By Application, 2018

Metallocene Polyethylene  | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights, 2018-19

On the basis of application, metallocene polyethylene market is segmented into films, sheets, injection molding, extrusion coatings, and others. In 2018, the films segment held dominant position in the global market. mPE films find applications in various end-use industries such as automotive, building & construction, and food & beverages packaging. The exceptional properties of mPE films such as improved toughness and high moisture properties are projected to boost the segment revenue in the global metallocene polyethylene market over the forecast period.

Major players operating in the global metallocene polyethylene market include, Borealis AG, Formosa Plastics Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, SABIC, INEOS Group Limited, Dow Inc., LyondellBasell Industries N.V., ExxonMobil, Total Petrochemicals USA, and Brentwood Plastics.

Metallocene polyethylene, also known as linear metallocene, is a high performance polymer that are used in a wide range of applications in the agriculture, building & construction, packaging, and industrial sector. Metallocene polyethylene improves the general properties of the polyethylenes and provides added value to the product manufactured using metallocene polyethylenes.

Various advantages offered by metallocene PE are high resistance to perforation, tearing, and impact, excellent sealing and optical properties, and easy processing with high resistance. These advantages offered by metallocene polyethylene makes it a potential product for use in packaging and other applications. This in turn is projected to upsurge demand for metallocene polyethylenes over the forecast period.

Market Dynamics

Based on product type, the metallocene polyethylenes market is segmented into mHDPE, mMDPE, mLLDPE, and others. Among product type, mLLDPE segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 65.0% in the global metallocene polyethylene market in 2018. The mLLDPE offers better impact and puncture strength and outstanding optical properties. The segment growth is mainly driven by increasing demand for mLLDPE films in the packaging industry.

Among regions, in 2018, Asia Pacific held dominant position in the global metallocene polyethylene market and contributed revenue share of 39.4% in the global market. Factors such as growth of end-use industries including packaging industry coupled with increasing demand for metallocene polyethylene from these industries are expected to drive the market growth for metallocene polyethylene in the region over the forecast period. According to India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India packaging industry was worth US$ 13.3 billion in 2009 and reached US$ 27.8 billion in 2014, and is expected to continue its growth in the coming years.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of global metallocene polyethylene market and provides market size (US$ Mn & KT) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2019–2027), considering 2018 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approvals, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global metallocene polyethylene market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include, Borealis AG, Formosa Plastics Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, SABIC, INEOS Group Limited, Dow Inc., LyondellBasell Industries N.V., ExxonMobil, Total Petrochemicals USA, and Brentwood Plastics
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, technology up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global Metallocene Polyethylene market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, metallocene polyethylene manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global metallocene polyethylene market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Metallocene Polyethylene Market, By Product Type:
    • mHDPE
    • mMDPE
    • mLLDPE
    • Others
  • Global Metallocene Polyethylene Market, By Application:
    • Films
    • Sheets
    • Injection Molding
    • Extrusion Coating
    • Others
  • Global Metallocene Polyethylene Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • U.S.
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • Canada
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • Mexico
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
    • South America
      • Brazil
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • Argentina
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • Rest of South America
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
    • Europe
      • U.K.
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • Germany
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • Italy
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • Spain
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • France
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • Russia
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • Rest of Europe
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • India
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • Japan
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • South Korea
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • ASEAN
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Middle East
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
      • Africa
        • By Product Type:
          • mHDPE
          • mMDPE
          • mLLDPE
          • Others
        • By Application:
          • Films
          • Sheets
          • Injection Molding
          • Extrusion Coating
          • Others
  • Company Profiles
    • Borealis AG*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • Formosa Plastics Corporation
    • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
    • SABIC
    • INEOS Group Limited
    • Dow Inc.
    • LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
    • ExxonMobil
    • Total Petrochemicals USA
    • Brentwood Plastics
  •  
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 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet By Product Type
      • Market Snippet By Application
      • Market Snippet By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
        • Supply Side Drivers
        • Demand Side Drivers
        • Economic Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
      • PEST Analysis
      • PORTER Analysis
      • Regulatory Framework
      • Mergers & Acquisitions Scenario
      • List of Manufacturers, By Region
      • Key Processing Companies, By Region & Application
      • Overview of the Parent Industry
  4. Global Metallocene Polyethylene Market, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2019 - 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • mHDPE
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Mn & KT)
    • mMDPE
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Mn & KT)
    • mLLDPE
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Mn & KT)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Mn & KT)
  5. Global Metallocene Polyethylene Market, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2019 - 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Films
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Mn & KT)
    • Sheets
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Mn & KT)
    • Injection Molding
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Mn & KT)
    • Extrusion Coating
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Mn & KT)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Mn & KT)
  6. Global Metallocene Polyethylene Market, By Region, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2018 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Region, 2019 - 2027
    • North America
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2018 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country, 2019 - 2027
        • U.S.
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • Canada
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • Mexico
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
    • South America
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2018 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country, 2019 - 2027
        • Brazil
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • Argentina
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • Rest of South America
          • Country/Region Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
    • Europe
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2018 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country, 2019 - 2027
        • U.K.
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • Germany
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • Italy
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • Spain
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • France
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • Russia
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • Rest of Europe
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2018 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country, 2019 - 2027
        • China
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • India
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • Japan
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • South Korea
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • ASEAN
          • Country Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
          • Country/Region Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country/Region, 2018 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country/Region, 2019 - 2027
        • Middle East
          • Region Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
        • Africa
          • Region Trends
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
          • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Mn & KT)
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Market Share Analysis (3x3 Matrix)
    • Company Profiles
      • Borealis AG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Formosa Plastics Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • SABIC
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • INEOS Group Limited
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Dow Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • ExxonMobil
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Total Petrochemicals USA
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Brentwood Plastics
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
    • Analyst Views
  8. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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