Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most widely used polymers globally due to its versatility and application across a range of applications, from construction uses to blood bags. It is produced from vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), itself produced either via an acetylene, coal based route (mainly in China) or cracking of Ethylene Dichloride (EDC).
EDC is primarily used for production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), the rest of EDC is used for producing chlorinated intermediates.
The vinyls business is closely linked to GDP through the construction sector. Driven by downstream demand for PVC used in window frames, door frames, sidings, piping and electrical insulation amongst other diverse applications such as credit cards amongst others.
This report covers the latest developments in renewable vinyl including recycling, technology developments and the impact of the latest merger and acquisition activity on the business.
This report provides intelligence and analysis on the vinyl value chain, including 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 vinyl into its end use applications making use of intelligence within Petrochemical Reporters data base to obtain a detailed analysis of demand based on derivative consumption. An overview of each of the commercial technologies mentioned will be included in the appendix along with a detailed methodology.