Metallocene Technologies and Global Markets: PLS030C | BCC Research

Metallocene Technologies and Global Markets

Published - Jun 2018| Analyst - Andrew McWilliams| Code - PLS030C
Metallocene Technologies and Global Markets
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Report Highlights

The global market volume of metallocene-catalyzed resins and elastomers should reach 20.4 billion pounds by 2022 from 14.5 billion pounds in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% during 2017-2022.

Report Includes

  • 30 data tables and 11 additional tables
  • A detailed overview and industry analysis of the global market for metallocene-catalyzed resins and elastomers
  • Analyses of global market trends with data from 2016 and 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022
  • Characterization and quantification of metallocene materials and segmentation of the market by type, application, end-user industries etc.
  • Elaboration on the influence of government regulations, current technology, and the economic factors that are and will shape the marketplace
  • Identification of end-use markets and materials that would be replaced by metallocene polymers
  • Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the market, including Borealis AG, Dow Chemical Corp., ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Japan Polychem Corp., and Total Petrochemicals

Report Scope

This report covers global markets for the metallocene-catalyzed versions of the following resins/elastomers: LLDPE, HDPE, VLDPE, polypropylene, and EPDM, along with the more recently introduced variants known as polyolefin plastomers (POPs) and polyolefin elastomers (POEs). Important competitive non-metallocene-based resins will also be covered.

Major global producers are covered in terms of key trade-named products. Applications of metallocene resins/elastomers will be covered, including films used in non-food packaging, non-packaging films, consumer/industrial packaging, flexible food packaging, rigid food packaging, shrink/stretch films, wire/cable, hose/tubing, polymer modification, medical products and automotive products.

Metallocene resin/elastomer producers, including specific trade named products, will be covered along with up-to-date information on joint ventures, licensing arrangements, new technologies, and patents.

Analyst Credentials

Andrew McWilliams spent more than 25 years as a consultant with Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Company and A.T. Kearny focused on manufacturing before segueing into research analysis. He has been covering myriad technology categories for BCC Research for more than 15 years. McWilliams has a BA from Princeton University and an MA from Harvard University. He has worked in more than 40 countries and he resides in the greater Boston area.

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Published - Jan-2013| Analyst - Melvin Schlechter| Code - PLS030B

Report Highlights

The global metallocene resin/elastomer market reached nearly 11.4 billion pounds in 2012 and should reach nearly 11.9 billion pounds in 2013.  Total market volume is expected to reach 14.8 billion pounds in 2018 after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5%. 

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global market for metallocene technologies with coverage of the metallocene-catalyzed versions of the following resins/elastomers: LLDPE, HDPE, VLDPE, polypropylene, polystyrene and EPDM, along with variants known as polyolefin plastomers (POPs) and polyolefin elastomers (POEs); ethylene-styrene copolymers and cyclic olefin copolymers which are both based on metallocene technology will also be described
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011, estimates for 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017
  • Identification of end-use markets and materials that will be replaced by metallocene polymers
  • Discussion of the competitive scenario in which these resins and elastomers will compete with traditional LLDPE, HDPE, VLDPE, EVA, ionomers; other resins/elastomers will also be analyzed, along with the backdrop of a wide array of applications led by nonfood and food packaging flexible films, stretch/shrink films, nonpackaging films, and many other uses in markets such as rigid packaging, medical, automotive, wire/cable, hose/tubing, polymer modification and a miscellaneous category made up of foams, sporting goods, toys, footwear, continuous filament, and nonwoven fibers
  • Coverage of topics such as technologies, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, FDA status, legal issues, industry structure, recycling, and pricing
  • Comprehensive company profiles of major players.
Published - Feb-2003| Analyst - Melvin Schlechter| Code - PLS030A

Report Highlights

  • Metallocene resin/elastomer applications will grow at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 7.3%.
  • The leading metallocene application, packaging films, will grow from 710 million lbs. in 2002 to 973 Million lbs in 2007.
  • The aggregate total of metallocene resins/elastomers is about 1.5 billion pounds.
  • The metallocene resin/elastomer industry is characterized by complex, overlapping licensing arrangements.

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