Global metallocene polyethylene market is projected to witness substantial growth in the forecast period due to rise in demand for metallocene polyethylene from packaging sector. Metallocene polyethylene, also known as linear metallocene, are the high performing polymers. They are widely used in numerous film applications, agriculture, packaging, building and construction, and industrial uses. They significantly enhance the characteristics of polyethylene and result in better finished product. Metallocene polyethylene is highly wear and tear resistant, can be easily processed with better resistant to melting, and hold brilliant optical properties.
Reasons for the growth of metallocene polyethylene (mPE) market includes increasing popularity of metallocene polyethylene in plastic products, growth of plastic industry, and growing demand from several end use industries, such as personal care, food and beverages, consumer goods and electronics, among others. Additionally, manufacturers are increasingly adopting growth strategies like collaborations, which is propelling the market. However, increasing concerns for plastic products and films is restraining the metallocene polyethylene market. Low awareness and easy availability of cheaper substitutes is also hampering the market.
Rise in investments for research and development for the introduction of new grades of metallocene polyethylene is tending in the market. Manufacturers are focusing on developing and introducing products for various industrial use and increasing their customer base.
Metallocene polyethylene market is categorized on the basis of product type, catalyst type, application, and geography. On the basis of product type, market is divided into metallocene High Density Polyethylene (mHDPE), metallocene Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (mLLDPE), and others. Metallocene Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (mLLDPE) segment is anticipated to hold larger share of the market in the near future owing to wide applications in several end use industries. Metallocene Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (mLLDPE) hold characteristics like highly resistant towards puncture and damage and excellent tensile strength. Based on catalyst type, the market is split into ferrocene, zirconocenes, titanocene, and others.
In terms of application, metallocene polyethylene market is divided into injection moulding, films, extrusion coating, sheets, and others. Film segment is projected to lead the market in forecast period owing to wide applications in packaging. Metallocene Polyethylene provides secure packaging due to damage resistance and high flexibility.
Based on end users, the market is divided into food & beverage, building & construction, packaging, healthcare, automotive, agriculture, and others. Packaging segment is expected to lead the market due to high demand for metallocene polyethylene. Further, food and beverage and healthcare industries also account for significant share in future.
Geographically, metallocene polyethylene industry is segmented as North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market in the forecast period owing to the high demand for metallocene polyethylene from several end use industries of developing economies like Japan, China, and India. Furthermore, North America and Europe also account for significant share of the market in future.
The major players in metallocene polyethylene market comprise Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Univation Technologies, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Tricon Energy Inc., INEOS Olefins and Polymers, The Dow Chemical Company, R. POLYMERS PVT. LTD., B LyondellBasell Industries Holdings. V, ChemChina, Repsol, Total Petrochemical & Refining USA Inc., Reliance Industries Limited, Borealis AG, Braskem, and Prime Polymer Co. Ltd., among others.
Leading players of Metallocene Polyethylene including:
• Dow Chemical
• Total Petrochemical & Refining
• Chevron Phillips Chemical
• Univation Technologies
• Prime Polymer
• LyondellBasell Industries
• INEOS Olefins and Polymers
• Nova Chemical
• Qilu Petrochemical
Market split by Type, can be divided into:
Market split by Application, can be divided into:
• Injection Molding
• Extrusion Coating
Market split by Sales Channel, can be divided into:
• Direct Channel
• Distribution Channel
Market segment by Region/Country including:
• North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
• Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia and Spain etc.)
• Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia and Southeast Asia etc.)
• South America Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Chile etc.)
• Middle East & Africa (South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia etc.)
Research Support Specialist, USA