Ethylene is the most important product of the olefin market, predominantly consumed in the production of plastics. Consumed either as polyethylene or intermediates to produce PVC, ethylene oxide, polyesters or polystyrene.
Polyethylenes are commodity polymers used in a wide range of end use segments, including packaging, films and in agriculture, construction and automotive applications. With the wave of new crackers due to come online in North America this report will discuss the impact of Shale gas in light of low oil scenario on the ethylene market and how much of the expected 10 million tons of new capacity expected to come online over the next 5 years will go ahead. It will also analyze the influence of methanol to olefins, China’s ‘Black Gold’ and bio ethylene on the ethylene market.
This report provides intelligence and analysis on Ethylene supply sources, demand drivers and trade. The report includes a 5 year history and 10 year forecast for all major producing regions listed below with new capacity additions documented. The report includes demand of ethylene into its end use applications such as HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE etc. using Petrochemical Reporters bottom up approach making use of intelligence within Petrochemical Reporters data base. An overview of each of the commercial technologies mentioned will be included in the appendix along with a detailed methodology.