Molded Plastics: Market Research Report

Date: May 1, 2012
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Molded Plastics: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Molded Plastics in Thousand Tons by the following Product Segments: Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene, and Molded PVC.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin American.

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017.

Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 138 companies including many key and niche players such as ABC Group, Inc., Ameri-Kart, BASF SE, British Polythene Industries Plc, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC, Continental Structural Plastics, Inc., Doeflex-Vitapol, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Eastman Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation Formosa Plastics Corporation, Huntsman International, LLC, INEOS, Kaneka Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries N.V, Equistar Chemicals, LP, NOVA Chemicals Corporation, OxyVinyls, LP, Pactiv Corporation, Reliance Industries Limited, Rexam Plc, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Solvay S.A., StyroChem, The Dow Chemical Company, Tosoh Corporation, Total S.A, and Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.
I.INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definition and Scope of Study
Molded High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Molded Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
Molded Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
Molded Polypropylene (PP)
Molded Polystyrene (PS)
Molded Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1.INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

A Quick Primer
Current Market Scenario
Molded Plastic Consumption Slips Amid a Cooling World Economy
Outlook
Market Trends & Issues
China Edges Past US as the Largest Consumer of Polyethylene
Demand for PVC Comes Under the Yoke, Growth Takes a Dizzy Dip
Prices of Plastic Resins to Strengthen, Post Recession
Middle East: The New Haven for Molded Plastics
Asian Producers Targeting Export Market
Western Players to Focus on Specialty Polymers
Deregulation and Reduction of Trade Barriers
Packaging: The Largest End-Use Sector for Molded Plastics
Medical Plastics: A Promising Application Sector
Market for Injection Molded Wood-Plastic Composites
Compression Molded Plastics Make Inroads

2.MOLDED PLASTICS INDUSTRY: A BRIEF REVIEW

Injection Molding: The Leading Plastic Processing Technique
Demand Growing for Injection Molded Polypropylene and Nylon
Blow Molding: Increasing Applications
New Blow-Molded Plastics Effectively Blocks Moisture in Pharmaceutical Packaging
FTA and Other Similar Multilateral Agreements to Fuel Demand for Plastic Auto Parts
Injection Molded Polystyrene Loses Out to Other Competing Resins
Rise in Feedstock Prices Lowers the Profitability of Polyethylene (PE) Producers
Beverage Market: Driving Force for Blow Molded Bottles

3.PROCESSING APPLICATIONS

Blow Molding
Injection Molding
Injection Blow Molding: A Two-Stage Process
Extrusion
Extrusion Blow Molding
HDPE: Widely Used in the Packaging Industry
Three-Dimensional Process: Pioneering Technology
Requisites of Plastic Design & Processing Applications: A Critical Review
Rapid-Prototyping Techniques
Rapidtooling Technique

4.MATERIALS COMPATIBLE WITH VARIOUS APPLICATION PROCESSES

Polyethylene
High Density Polyethylene

Table 1. Global HDPE Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Low Density Polyethylene

Table 2. Global Top 5 Producers of LDPE by Capacity (2007 and 2008): Breakdown of Production Capacities for Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil Chemical, Sinopec, SABIC and LyondellBasell (Production Capacities in '000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3. Global LDPE Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Linear Low Density Polyethylene

Table 4. Global Top 5 producers of LLDPE by Capacity (2007 & 2008): Breakdown of Production Capacities for Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil Chemical, SABIC, Sinopec and Nova (Production Capacities in '000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5. Global LLDPE Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Polypropylene

Table 6. Global Polypropylene Market (2009): Breakdown of Production Capacity (in Million Metric Tonne Per Annum (MMTPA)) of Leading Players - Access Industries, SINOPEC, Total S.A, RIL, SABIC, Formosa Group, Exxon Mobil, CNPC, and Ineos (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 7. Global PP Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Increasing Application in Injection Molding
Relevance of Molded Polypropylene Foam in Advanced Computer Packaging
Polystyrene

Table 8. Global Polystyrene Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Segment – Packaging, Construction, Consumer Goods, Electric/ Electronic and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Leading Processing Techniques: Injection and Blow Molding
Polyvinyl Chloride

Table 9. World Per Capita Consumption of PVC (2007): Breakdown by Select Country/Region (In kilograms (includes corresponding Graph/Chart))
Table 10. Leading PVC Producers Worldwide in Terms of Capacity: 2007 (In '000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Categories of PVC: Suspension and Dispersion Resins
Suspension Resins
Leading Processing Technique: Extrusion
Dispersion Resins: A Minor Market
PVC Applications

Table 11. Global PVC Market (2009): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5.MAJOR END-USERS OF MOLDED PLASTICS

Automotive
Major Industry Constituents
Polypropylene: Witnesses Extensive Usage
Materials Used in the Automotive Industry and Key Issues Affecting Them
Polypropylene
Applications
Key Issues Affecting Polypropylene
High Density Polyethylene
Applications
Key Issues Affecting HDPE
Polyvinyl Chloride
Applications
Key Issues Affecting PVC
Construction
Major Industry Constituents
PVC: Experiencing Increased Usage
Extensive Usage of Polystyrene and Polyethylene
Plastics: Playing a Prominent Role in Substituting Wood
Electronics
Major Industry Constituents
Medical
Major Industry Constituents
Commonly Used Medical Plastics and its Primary Features and Applications:
Polyethylene
Primary Features
Typical Applications
Polypropylene
Primary Features
Typical Applications
General Purpose Polystyrene
Primary Features
Typical Applications
High-Impact Polystyrene
Primary Features
Typical Applications
Packaging
Major Industry Constituents
Polyethylene: Widespread Application
Polypropylene: Gaining Wider Acceptance
PVC: Usage Threatened Due to environmental Concerns
Appliances
Major Industry Constituents

6.TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS

New PVC Technology from Solvay
Fabric-Free Seating Technology for Molded Seating Applications: Dow Chemicals
Milliken Chemical Develops Hyper-Nucleating Agent for Injection Molded Polypropylene
Performance of HPN-68 vis-à-vis Other Nucleating Agents
Historic Innovations
Efforts Undertaken to Use Wood as a Filler for Plastics
Plastic Molding Operations: Manual Operations Replaced By Robotic Devices
Computer Flow Simulation: Manufactures Efficient Injection Molded Plastic Parts
Introduction of Intrusion Molding Process
Spray Coating Technology: An Edge Over Other Applications
Blow Molded Technology: A Major Breakthrough
Open-Loop Process Control: A Superior Technique
Injection Molding Industry: Endeavors to Introduce Innovative Components
Plastic Injection Spin Process: Increases The Tensile Strength
Precision Injection Compression: An Advanced Version
Rotomolding: A Pioneering Technology
Chemical Blowing Agent Products: On an Increasing Trend
Multi-Material Injection Molding: Minimizes The Production Costs

7.PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS

LyondellBasell to Introduce New PP-Based High-Clarity Co-Polymer for Cosmetics Packaging
LyondellBasell Introduces New LDPE Resin, Lupolen 1800U
Dow Introduces New LLDPE Resin, XZ 89446.00
LyondellBasell to Introduce New Advanced Lupolen HDPE Resins for Rotomolding

8.PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS – A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER

RMAX Unveils Expanded Polystyrene, Polypropylene and Molded EPS Packaging
INEOS Releases a New Range of Low Density Eltex® MED Polyolefins

3D SYSTEMS UNVEILS A NEW SINTERING MATERIAL, DURAFORM® PP 100 PLASTIC

ACH Foam Technologies Introduces DuraThermTM EPS Shipping Containers
ExxonMobil Chemical Company Unveils Enable™ mPE Metallocene Polyethylene
BASF Introduces New Polyamides
ContiTech Vibration Control Introduces Plastic Engine Torque Rod
BASF Introduces New Ultramid® Seal-Fit
BASF New Polystyrene – PS ESCRimo™ for Refrigerators

9.RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Reynolds Group Acquires Pactiv Corporation
Ramko Manufacturing Inaugurates New Facility
Rexam Extends Operations at Hot Springs Facility
Kutterer Mauer Expands Kentucky Closure Facility
Greystone Logistics Unveils Resin Division
Silgan and Kortec Enter into Licensing Agreement
Conocophillips Unveils Copylene-Brand Polypropylene Business
Monomoy Takes Over Atlantis Plastics
PMM Pockets Res-Tech
Patmian Takes Over Dickten Masch Plastics
Pretium Packaging Merges with Novapak
A. Schulman Takes Over ICO
Comar Acquires Universal Container Corporation
Stella Plastic Acquires Rosti Technical Plastics
Engineered Plastic Components Acquires Innatech Assets through Bankruptcy Court
Maag Pump Merges with Automatik Plastics
Irving Place to Acquire Mold-Rite Plastics
Graham Packaging Acquisition to Take Over Liquid Container and Subsidiaries
A.P. Moller-Maersk Divests Premier Technical Plastics to McCalmont Industries
Cal-Comp Electronics Signs Agreement with Avaplas
Protectus Medical Devices and Moll Industries Enter into Agreement
Fortis Plastics Buys Molding Facility in Mexico
Ball Divests Plastic Pail Plant
Citadel Plastics Acquires Fiberfil Engineered Plastics’ Assets
Citadel Plastics Acquires Meridian Automotive’s Brazilian Business
FPG Mexico Acquires Chihuahua Operations from Fortis Plastics
Parkway Products Takes Over Majority Interest in Nypro’s Marietta Facility
Berry Plastics Acquires Superfos Packaging
Sonoco Snaps Injection Molded Plastics Spools and Reels Assets from EconoReel
Pilgrim Plastics Completes Acquisition of Chatco
Pelican Products Takes over Hardigg Industries
San Miguel Yamamura Packaging International to Acquire Majority Stake in Cospak Group
A.P. Moller-Maersk to Sell Rosti Technical Plastics Holding Unit to Nordstjernan
Graham Packaging Acquires Minority Stake in PPI Blowpack
Pelican Products Acquires Hardigg Industries
Monomoy Capital Acquires Moll Industries’ Moll Ramos
IPIC to Take Over Nova Chemicals

10.STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS – A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER

Viking Plastics Partners to Jointly Own and Operate Poly-Cast
Citadel Plastics Acquires BMCI
Berry Plastics Pockets Captive Plastics
MedPlast Makes Concurrent Acquisitions of K&W Medical Specialties and ERPG
Röchling Takes Over Oertl Kunststofftechnik Group
SMC Takes Over Stoesser-Gordon Plastics
Protogenic Merges with Spectrum Plastics
SCG Chemicals Starts SCG Performance Chemicals to Extend HVA Product Trade
Viking Completes CP Plastics Acquisition
Sapona Plastics to Shut Down Thermoplastic Division of Premier Molded Plastics
Stella Plastic to Acquire Tielmans Plastindustri
Total and Samsung Joint Venture to Establish Polypropylene Compounding Plant
LyondellBasell Industries Takes Over Solvay Engineered Polymers
INEOS Polyolefins Unveils PP and PE Expansion Plans
INEOS Inks Agreement to Acquire BASF’s Seal Sands Site
INEOS Technologies Extends Licensing Deal with Sibur
Huntsman to Hike Prices of Polyurethane and MDI Systems Prices
ExxonMobil Chemical Inaugurates New High-Performance Polymer Compounds Plant
Eastman Chemical Company Announces Expansion Plans at Kingsport Facility
Eastman Chemical Company to Divest European PET and PTA Business
Total Inaugurates New Polypropylene Line in its South Korean Facility
Solvay Indupa to Expand Vinyls Facility in Brazil
Rexam Shuts Down Plastics Production Facilities in the US
Rexam Purchases O-I Plastics
Saudi Basic Industries Acquires GE Plastics
Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Inks Contract with Samsung Engineering and Simon Carves
Solvay and SolVin Enter into Vinyls Joint Venture Agreement with Sibur
Pipelife Takes Over Quality Plastics
INEOS NOVA Inks Letter of Intent with SEEA Polymers
INEOS NOVA Begins Expanded Operations
NOVA Chemicals Bags Exclusive Styrene Manufacturing Rights from Sterling Chemicals
Huntsman Sells Polyester Resin Operations to Nuplex Industries
INEOS Group Signs JV Agreement with LANXESS
INEOS ChlorVinyls Divests Emulsion PVC Operations
Huntsman Forms Polyurethanes Joint Venture with NMG
Huntsman Inks Agreement with Basic Chemical Industries
Huntsman Signs Definitive Merger Agreement with Hexion Specialty Chemicals
Eastman Chemical Sells Eastman Chemical Iberia to La Seda de Barcelona
Eastman Chemical to Expand Specialty Copolyester Capacity
Eastman Chemical Divests Latin American PET Polymers Assets
LANXESS Expands PBT Polymer Joint Venture with DuPont
DuPont Engineering Polymers Expands Compounding Capacity
Dow Chemical Inaugurates New Polyurethane Systems Laboratory
Dow Chemical Company to Expand Correggio Facility
Lyondell Chemical Company Completes Merger with Basell AF
Dow Chemical Company Teams Up with Chevron Phillips Chemical
British Polythene Industries Acquires Recycling Plant from Integrated Polymers and Evolution Polymers
Chevron Phillips Chemical to Restructure K-Resin® Styrene Butadiene Copolymer Operations
Chevron Phillips Chemical to Construct New Ryton® Polyphenylene Sulfide Plant
SABIC Acquires Huntsman Petrochemicals

11.FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

ABC Group, Inc. (Canada)
Ameri-Kart (USA)
BASF SE (Germany)
British Polythene Industries Plc (UK)
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC (USA)
Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. (USA)
Doeflex-Vitapol (UK)
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (USA)
Eastman Chemical Company (USA)
Exxon Mobil Corporation (USA)
Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan)
Huntsman International, LLC (USA)

INEOS (UK)

Kaneka Corporation (Japan)
LyondellBasell Industries N.V (The Netherlands)
Equistar Chemicals, LP (USA)
NOVA Chemicals Corporation (Canada)
OxyVinyls, LP (USA)
Pactiv Corporation (USA)
Reliance Industries Limited (India)
Rexam Plc (UK)
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) (Saudi Arabia)
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Solvay S.A. (Belgium)
StyroChem (USA)
The Dow Chemical Company (USA)
Tosoh Corporation (Japan)
Total S.A. (France)
Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc. (USA)

12.GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 12. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13. World Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 14. World 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 15. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded HDPE by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 16. World Historic Review for Molded HDPE by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17. World 15-Year Perspective for Molded HDPE by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded LDPE by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 19. World Historic Review for Molded LDPE by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20. World 15-Year Perspective for Molded LDPE by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 21. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded LLDPE by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22. World Historic Review for Molded LLDPE by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23. World 15-Year Perspective for Molded LLDPE by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 24. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Polypropylene by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 25. World Historic Review for Molded Polypropylene by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 26. World 15-Year Perspective for Molded Polypropylene by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 27. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Polystyrene by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 28. World Historic Review for Molded Polystyrene by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 29. World 15-Year Perspective for Molded Polystyrene by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 30. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded PVC by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 31. World Historic Review for Molded PVC by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 32. World 15-Year Perspective for Molded PVC by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET1.THE UNITED STATES

A. Market Analysis
Market Overview
Exports Provide Brief Respite to PVC Players
Statistical Findings On End-Use Applications by Material Compounds

Table 33. Polyethylene Market in North America (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Sectors – Packaging, Consumer & Institutional, Building & Construction, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 34. US Market for High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 35. US Market for Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 36. US Market for Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 37. US Market for Polypropylene (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 38. US Market for PVC (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 39. Injection-Molded Plastics Market in the US (2005 & 2006): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Plastics Resin Types – Polypropylene, HDPE, Polystyrene, LDPE, ABS/SAN, PVC and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Injection Molding: Leading Processing Application
Custom Injection Molders in the US by Process
Injection-Molded Toy Manufacturers Shift Production Base to Offshore Locations
New Designs Spark Up the Injection-Molded Toys Market
Blow Molding: Wide Variety of Applications
Blow Molded Bulk Containers: The High-Growth Market
Extrusion Blow Molding: A Major Breakthrough
Changing Lifestyle Drives Demand for Single-Use Packaging
Chlorine Capacity Shutdown to Limit US PVC Production
Slow Growth for Blow Molded Industrial Packaging Market
Packaging Industry Dominates the End-Use Market of Plastic Resins
Innovations in Packaging Technology Drives Growth
Growth of Molded Plastics in End-Use Markets
Electronics
Appliances
Medical

Table 40. Molded Plastics Market in the US (2010): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Segments – Packaging, Building & Construction, Consumer & Institutional, Exports, Transportation, Furniture/ Furnishings, Electrical/Electronics, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

PVC Market
Major Challenges
Historic Market Share Findings: A Review

Table 41. Leading Players in the North American LLDPE Market by Capacity (2004 & 2005): Market Share for Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil Chemical, Nova Chemicals, Equistar Chemicals and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 42. Polyethylene Production in North America (2005 & 2006): Market Share of Key Players – Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil Chemical, Equistar Chemicals, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Nova Chemicals, Solvay Polymers and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 43. Leading Players in the North American HDPE Market by Capacity (2004 & 2005): Market Share for Exxon Mobil, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Dow Chemical, Lyondell, Formosa Plastics, Nova Chemicals, Solvay, BP, Millennium, Total S.A and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 44. Leading Players in the North American Polypropylene Market by Capacity (2004 & 2005): Market Share for Basell, BP, Exxon Mobil, Total S.A, Sun Company, Formosa Plastics, Dow Chemical, Chevron Phillips, Huntsman Group, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 45. Leading Players in the North American Polystyrene Market (2004 & 2005): Market Share by Capacity for Dow Chemical, Nova Chemicals, Total S.A., BASF, Ineos, Chevron Phillips Chemical, DESC, Dart Container and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 46. Leading Players in the North American Expandable Polystyrene Market (2005 & 2006): Market Share for Nova Chemicals, Huntsman, Polioles, Styrochem, Dart Container, BASF and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 47. US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 48. US Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 49. US 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene, and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2.CANADA

A. Market Analysis
Market Overview
Plastics Processing Industry
Composite Materials
Injection Molding
End-User Profile
B. Market Analytics

Table 50. Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene, and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 51. Canadian Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 52. Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3.JAPAN

Market Analytics

Table 53. Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 54. Japanese Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 55. Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4.EUROPE

A. Market Analysis
Market Overview

Table 56. Blow Molded Industrial Containers Market in Europe (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales by End-Use Sectors – Industrial Bulk Containers, Open Top Drums and Tight-Head Drums (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Injection Molding: EU Expansion Accelerates Rationalization
Market Forces
Major End-Users
Environmental Aspects
B. Market Analytics

Table 57. European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 58. European Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 59. European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 60. European Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 61. European 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 62. European 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4A.FRANCE

Market Analytics

Table 63. French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 64. French Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 65. French 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4B.GERMANY

A. Market Analysis
Plastics Market
B. Market Analytics

Table 66. German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 67. German Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 68. German 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4C.ITALY

Market Analytics

Table 69. Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 70. Italian Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 71. Italian 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4D.THE UNITED KINGDOM

Market Analytics

Table 72. UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 73. UK Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene, and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 74. UK 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4E.SPAIN

Market Analytics

Table 75. Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 76. Spanish Historic Review for Molded Plastic by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 77. Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4F.RUSSIA

A. Market Analysis
Polystyrene Market
B. Market Analytics

Table 78. Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 79. Russian Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 cthrough 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 80. Russian 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene, and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4G.REST OF EUROPE

A. Market Analysis
Factors Affecting Growth in Eastern Europe
B. Market Analytics

Table 81. Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene, and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 82. Rest of Europe Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 83. Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5.ASIA-PACIFIC

A. Market Analysis
Overview of Select Markets
China
PE Film Market
Hollow Plastic Containers Project Huge Market for HDPE Special Material
A Major Importer of Engineering Plastics
India
Plastic Processing Industry
Korea
Electric & Electronic Industry
Automotive Industry
Food Packaging Equipment Market
Malaysia
Singapore
End-Users
Thailand
PVC Market
B. Market Analytics

Table 84. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 85. Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 86. Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6.THE MIDDLE EAST

A. Market Analysis
PVC Market in Middle East – An Oasis of Growth During Recession

Table 87. Polyethylene Market in the Middle East (2005-2007): Percentage Breakdown of Capacity for Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Qatar and Rest of Middle East (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 88. Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 89. Middle East Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 90. Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7.LATIN AMERICA

A. Market Analysis
Overview of Select Markets
Brazil
End-Users
Competitive Analysis
Technological Developments
Chile
Mexico
Plastic Processing Industry
End-Users
Packaging and Bottling Industry
Construction Industry
Household Products
Electrical Consumer Industry
Automotive Parts Industry
Other Industries
B. Market Analytics

Table 91. Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 92. Latin American Historic Review for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 93. Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Molded Plastics by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Molded HDPE, Molded LDPE, Molded LLDPE, Molded Polypropylene, Molded Polystyrene and Molded PVC Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 138 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 172)
The United States (58)
Canada (3)
Japan (12)
Europe (36)
- France (6)
- Germany (7)
- The United Kingdom (6)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (15)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (50)
Latin America (12)
Africa (1)
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