Shortage of Propylene Feedstock to Reduce Polypropylene Production Volume According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

27 Jun 2011 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – As the key end-use markets for polypropylene are recovering the recession period, the demand for this polymer is undoubtedly good. However due to the shortage of propylene feedstock the volume of polypropylene production along with other stemming polymers can go down. At the same time the market will not be down completely although the price is high and the consumers are looking for more substitutes.

Key obstacle for the polypropylene market is the use of propylene in gasoline refineries, which can reduce the supply of the latter for the additional polymers production, polypropylene included.

Detailed review and forecast on global, regional and country markets of polypropylene  can be found in the new market research report “Polypropylene: 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast” that covers present situation, historical background and future forecast and addresses comprehensive data showing polypropylene capacities, production, consumption, trade statistics, and prices in the recent years are provided (globally, regionally and by country).

Report Details:

Polypropylene: 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast
Published: January, 2011
Pages: 424

The report indicates a wealth of information on polypropylene producers and suppliers, covers polypropylene production in the respective country, major polypropylene producers, expandable polypropylene in the country market, polypropylene trade in the country, polypropylene prices. Polypropylene market forecast for next five years, including market volumes and prices is also provided.

The study on polypropylene has been completed by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd, an internationally recognized market research agency, specializing in chemical industry.  “Polypropylene: 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast” is included into the catalogue “Polymers”, which also highlights Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Copolymer, Nitrile Rubber, Nitrobenzene, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene High Density, Polyethylene Terephthalate, PropylenePolyvinyl Chloride, Vinyl Acetate markets.

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