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World Polypropylene Market

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Examine the World Polypropylene Market

London, UK | Posted on September 24th, 2008

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polypropylene in Thousands of Metric Tons. The major end-use segments discussed are Extrusion Films, Sheets, Fibers and Filaments, & Other Extrusion Uses), Injection Molding (Appliances, Consumer Products, Medical Equipment, Rigid Packaging, Transportation, & Other Injection Molding), Blow Molding, and Miscellaneous Uses. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 85 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Alfa S.A. De C.V., Alpek II-64, Arkema, Borealis A/S, Dow Chemical Company, Union Carbide, ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Innovene, LyondellBasell Industries, Equistar Chemicals, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Reliance Industries Ltd., Royal Dutch Shell, SABIC, Sunoco Chemicals, and UBE Industries Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
Market Highlights II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Regional Analysis II-2
End-Use Segment Analysis II-2
Global Polypropylene Production - An Insight II-2
Competitive Scenario II-3
Table 1: World Market for Polypropylene (2005 & 2006):
Production Capacity of Leading Players in Thousand Metric
Tons for Basell, Sinopec, Ineos Polyolefins, Total
Petrochemicals, ExxonMobil, Reliance, Sabic and Boreali
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Global Production Capacity II-3
Table 2: World Market for Polypropylene (2006): Production
Capacity Percentage Share by Geographic Region for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest
of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

2. Plastics: A Profile II-4
An Integral Part of Daily Life II-4
Plastics - A Force to Reckon With II-4
Classification of Plastics II-4
Thermoplastics II-4
Table 3: Worldwide demand for Thermoplastics (2005):
Breakdown of Annual Consumption by Major Polymers - PP, PVC,
HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, PS, PET, ABS, and PC (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Commodity Plastics II-5
Engineering Plastics II-5
Other Thermoplastics II-5
Thermosets II-5
Hybrid Plastics II-5
Applications Galore II-6
Some Common Applications of Plastics II-6
Plastics - Production & Processing II-6
Acquiring Raw Materials II-6
Polymerization II-7
Use of Additives II-7
Shaping and Finishing II-7
Compression Molding II-7
Extrusion II-7
Extrusion Blow Molding II-7
Injection Molding II-7
Other Processes II-7
Outlook for Plastics II-8
Demand to Grow Faster in Developing Nations II-8
Asian Countries Emerging as Major Plastic Exporters II-8
China - To Don a Larger Than Life Image II-8

3. Polyolefins - Key Commodity Plastics II-9
Polyolefins in a 'Fix' II-9
Technological Developments Impact Market II-9
Single-Site Metallocene Catalyst Technology: Rising Star in
the Polyolefins Sky II-9
Means to Overcome Industry 'Mid-Life Crisis' II-9
Polyolefins - Plant Design & Related Technology II-9

4. Polypropylene (PP) II-11
The Product II-11
Primary Structures of Polypropylene II-12
Isotactic PP II-12
Syndiotactic PP II-12
Atactic PP II-12
Additives in Polypropylene II-12
Commercial Forms of Polypropylene II-12
Homopolymers II-12
Random Copolymers II-12
Impact Copolymers II-12
Strengths and Limitations of PP II-13

5. Commercial Production of PP II-14
Polypropylene Through Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Propane II-14
Borealis Engineers a Polypropylene Production Technology II-14
Chisso Conducts Mass Production of PP Using Metallocene Catalyst II-14
Propylene - A Key Raw Material II-14

6. Polypropylene Processing II-15
Versatile Processing Capabilities II-15

7. Areas of Applications II-16
A Wide Range of Applications II-16
Polypropylene in Orthotic and Prosthetic Appliances II-17
Standard Grade Polypropylene II-17
Orthopedic Grade Polypropylene II-17
Thermo-Formed Applications II-18
Collapsible PP - Substitute for Wood & Cardboard in Packaging II-18

8. Factors Influencing Selection of PP II-19
Patterns of Usage in Different Regional Markets II-20

9. The Marketplace II-21
Market Indicators II-21
Major Hurricanes in North America Cause Decline in Sales II-21
New Grades of PP to Be Released into the Market II-22
Dynamics of Supply and Demand II-22
Table 4: World Polypropylene Consumption (2005): Percentage
Share Breakdown by End Use Applications- Injection Molding,
Film & Sheet, Packaging, Fiber, Pipe & Profile, Blow Molding,
and Others (In million Metric Tons) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 5: Global Polypropylene Capacity (In Million Metric
Tons) and Operating Rates During 2000-2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Traditional Suppliers Face Competition from Emerging Markets II-23
Regional View of PP Supply and Demand II-23
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) II-24

10. Product Innovations/Introductions II-25
LyondellBasell Unveils New Purell PP Resins II-25
Borealis Launches 100% PP-based Body Panels in Smart(R) fortwo Car II-25
Borealis Launches Bormod(TM) BJ368MO for Food Packaging Applications II-26
New PP Fiber Products from Borealis Prolong Upholstery and
Carpet Life Spans II-26
Borealis Unleashes RE450MO for Liquid Beverage Packaging Caps II-27
Borealis Offers Glass-Strengthened PP for Consumer Appliances II-27
Borclear RF926MO Presents Greater Design Flexibility and
Improved Processibility II-27
Borealis Unveils New Transparent Borclear Grade for Food
Packaging II-28
Borealis Develops BA110CF for Economical Film Production II-28
Borealis Debuts BH374PO to Benefit the Pail Packaging Market II-28
Dow Chemical Launches Four PP Offerings in Europe II-29
Dow Europe on a PP Product Launch Spree II-30
Grupo Repol Develops New Polymer Range II-30
Dow Launches New Propylene-based Polymer for Thermoforming
Products II-30
Basell Promotes Three New Metocene Polypropylene and Injection
Molding Grades II-30
Brazilian Companies Manufacture Resin-coated Wood II-31
Vibatan Offers New Flame-Retardant Master Batch II-31
Braskem Develops New process for Polypropylene and Polyethylene II-31
3M Properties Discover Hydrophilic and Antimicrobial
Polypropylene II-31
Kiefel Machine Innovates Machine-Direction Orientation II-31
MCP-HEK Develops New Vacuum Resin for Polypropylene II-31
Borealis Introduces GB366WG II-32
Ciba Presents Nucleating Agent for Polypropylene II-32
Nidaplast Creates New Polypropylene II-32
Petronas Introduces New Series of Polypropylene Grades II-32
East China Develops Heat-Resistant Transparent PP Special
Material II-32
Petronas Produces New Homopolymer Polypropylene grades II-32
Borealis Presents Borcoat Polypropylene Material II-33
Exxonmobil Chemical Introduces SFT315 Polypropylene II-33
Basell Presents New Moplen Polypropylene Resin II-33
Lanzhou Launches PP Coating Special Resin II-33
Basell Adds New Grades to Metallocene Polypropylenes Line II-34
Hengshui Introduces Improved Polypropylene Variety II-34
Innovia Launches Polypropylene Films in New Versions II-34
SABIC Launches CPC Clearpact Line of Polypropylene Products II-35
Borealis Unveils Novel Polypropylene II-35
Drytac Launches Versamount's Polypropylene Substrate II-36
Mold & Hotrunner Present Moulds for Polypropylene Preforms II-36
Milliken Unveils Light, Reinforced Polypropylene II-36
Technoflex Introduces New Polypropylene Film Formula II-36
Ferro Introduces New Edition of Polypropylene Compound Technology II-36
Borealis Releases New PE Technology II-37
Johnson Develops Closed Loop Technology for PP Seat Back
Recycling II-37
Borealis Introduces the New Variety of Polypropylene Grades II-37
Oce Introduces Outdoor Polypropylene Banner Material II-38

11. Recent Industry Activity II-39
LyondellBasell Takes Over Solvay Engineered Polymers II-39
Sunoco Acquires the Outstanding 50% Interest in Epsilon Products II-39
Carmel Takes Over 49% Share in Domo Polypropylene BV II-39
Borouge to Further Expand Polyolefins Operations II-39
Borealis AG, IPIC and ADIC Signs MoU to Develop New Chemicals
Industrial City II-40
PetroChina Fushun to Align with Aker and Dow II-40
SunAllomer Chooses Spheripol Technology from LyondellBasell II-40
LyondellBasell to Cease HMS PP Production in Quebec II-41
LyondellBasell Establishes New Sales Center in Bratislava II-41
Uflex Commences New Polyester Film Production Chain II-41
Reliance Industries Eyes Greater Market Share in Plastics Sector II-41
Mitsui Prime Plans to Establish Polypropylene Unit in Rajastan II-42
Dow Sells 50% Share in Various Businesses to Kuwait Company II-42
Graham Unveils a New PP Facility in Tuzia II-42
Basell and Lyondell Merge to Form LyondellBasell Industries II-42
Titan Chemicals Plans to Acquire Fatrapolindo II-42
ABSA Capital's Group Acquires Safripol II-43
Correct Building Takes Over Tendura Corporation II-43
ALFA Acquires PET Plants from Eastman Chemicals II-43
Borealis to Acquire New Extrusion Line in Brazil II-43
BASF Supplements Polypropylene Catalyst Capacity at Tarragona
Unit II-44
Basell Signs MoU to Build a 450,000 TPY Polypropylene Unit II-44
Korean-Vietnamese Consortium Pioneers in Building
Polypropylene Facility II-44
Saudi Polymers to Build and Manage an Extensive Petrochemicals
Facility II-44
Graham Unveils Bottle Facility in Turkey II-45
Braskem Plans to Spend US$150 Million to Produce 'Green' Plastic II-45
Braskem to Establish a Joint Venture with Pequiven II-45
Total SA Commences Polypropylene Production in South Korea II-45
Sumitomo Chemical Voices New PP Facility Establishment
Initiatives II-46
Stavrolen Commences Operations at a 120,000 tpa PP Facility II-46
Ineos to Draw Shutters on Two PP Production Chains II-46
Tokuyama Disposes Shares in PP Film-Making Business II-46
Basell Augments PP Capacity in Italy II-46
Mitsubishi Chemical Plans to Build PP Compound Plant in Guangdong II-46
Reliance Opts for Dow's UNIPOL Procedure for its Impending PP
Facility II-47
Arkema to Develop Crosby Site II-47
Borealis Divests Norway-Based Petrochemical Business to Ineos II-47
Borouge to Establish New Compounding Facility in China II-47
Borealis and Piramidal Enters into Strategic Distribution
Alliance II-48
Borealis to Expand Finland PP Plant Capacity II-48
Dow Chemicals and Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait
to Form Joint Venture II-48
Dow Chemical to Defer Production at UCC Plant II-49
PetroChina GuangXi Polypropylene Facility to Use UNIPOL(TM) II-49
PP Process Technology II-49
ExxonMobil Commissions Upgraded OPP Film Production Line II-49
Mitsui Chemicals and Prime Polymer Establish New PP Automotive
Materials Company II-49
Saudi Kayan Signs Agreement to Establish New LDPE and PP Plants II-50
SABIC Acquires Huntsman Petrochemicals (UK) Ltd II-50
Vitopel Acquires Votocel II-50
SABIC Acquires Additional Stake in IBN ZAHR from NESTE Oil II-50
Mitsubishi Agrees to Buy EMCC's Stake in MYTEX Companies II-51
Orka Acquires Hipol from Serbia II-51
PTT Snaps Up Stake in HMC II-51
Toray Establishes New Polypropylene Spunbond Company in China II-51
Shanxi Signs Agreements with High, APP and Minghua II-51
Basell Divests Stake in TPP II-52
Borealis Enters into a Distribution Agreement with Resin Express II-52
Dow Technology Enters into Licensing Contract to Provide PP
Process Technology II-52
Samsung Gains Contract from SEPC to Construct Polypropylene Plant II-52
ExxonMobil Gains Order for BMU133 Polypropylene From Renault II-52
DMT Bags Polypropylene Film Plant Construction Project II-53
ICA Fluor Inks Contract with Indelpro to Construct
Polypropylene Second Line II-53
Sinopec to Set up New Polypropylene Plant Using Basell's
Spherizone Process II-53
Basell Licenses Spherizone PP Process to Lotte Daesan II-53
Indian Government Licenses EMRE Technology for Use in RPL II-54
Novolen and Borealis Sign License Agreement for Metallocene PP
Technology II-54
Mentor Gains FDA Approval to Market NovaSilk II-54
CSJC Nizhnekamsk Receives License from Basell to Use its
Spherizone Technology II-54
Nizhnekamskneftekhim Sets up Polypropylene Plant II-54
BIKPC Starts Production of Industrial Transparent Polypropylene II-55
Indelpro Brings on Stream Polypropylene Reactor II-55
Treofan Commissions BOPP Plant in Mexico II-55
APPC to Set Up Polypropylene Plant at Jubail II-55
NATPET Sets Up Polypropylene Plant in Saudi II-55
Toray Industries Expands Production Capacity of Polypropylene
Film II-55
Basell Acquires Norcom from Suzano Petroquimica II-56
Repsol Acquires Polypropylene Facility in Spain II-56
Suzano Takes Total Control of Polibrasil II-56
Basell Acquires Polypropylene Unit of Qenos II-56
International Finance Acquires Marginal Stake in Cosmo Films II-56
Pactiv Acquires Newspring II-57
Goldman Acquires Treofan II-57
Intertape to Acquire Fib-Pak and Flexia II-57
Al Khaleej Acquires Egyptian Company 2M II-57
Fiberfil Acquires DSM's Polypropylene Operations II-57
Noble Forms Joint Venture with Alujain and Xenel II-58
Petroquisa and Braskem Sign Joint Venture to Construct a
Polypropylene Plant II-58
Shell and BASF Divest Basell to Nell Acquisition II-58
Repsol Divests Stake in Petroken to Basell II-58
Borealis Enters into a Metallocene PP Agreement with Novolen II-59
Braskem Registers a Patent to Develop PP Resins Process Based
on Nanotechnology II-59
SABIC Grants Letter of Intent to Aker and SINOPEC II-59
Sahara Enters into an Agreement to Construct PP/PDH Facility II-59
Grupo Repol Enters into a Distribution Contract with Sabic Europe II-60
Gazprom and Novatek Enter into Long-Term Agreement II-60
Dushanzi Petrochemical Receives License From Innovene II-60
Saudi European Petrochemical Signs LOI with Aker Kvaerner II-60
Formosa Plastic Corp Constructs Polypropylene Plant II-60
Polibrasil to Expand Polypropylene Capacity II-60
HBPO Develops Plastic Component for Providing Protection to
Pedestrians II-61
Al Hassan Engineering Signs a Contract with LG International II-61
Basell Enters into a Joint Venture with Sahara Petrochemical II-61
Atofina Chemicals Takes on New Name II-61
TLC Acquires DSM Specialty Compounds II-62
Basell and Koos Group Enters into a Joint Venture II-62
Cosmo Films Expands Capacity II-62
Technip Enters into a Contract with Sasol Ltd to Construct a
Polypropylene Plant in South Africa II-62
Oman Oil Co., Enters into an Agreement Gulf Investment
Corporation II-62
PTT PCL and Siam Cement Enters into a Joint Venture II-63
Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Enters into an Agreement with
Oriental Petrochemicals II-63
Shanghai Petrochemical Adopts the AspenTech's Polymer Process
Control Solution II-63

12. Focus on Select Global Players II-64
Alfa S.A. De C.V. (Mexico) II-64
Alpek II-64
Arkema (France) II-64
Borealis A/S (Denmark) II-64
Dow Chemical Company (USA) II-65
Union Carbide (USA) II-65
ExxonMobil Chemical Co. (USA) II-66
Innovene (UK) II-66
LyondellBasell Industries (Netherlands) II-67
Equistar Chemicals (USA) II-67
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan) II-68
Reliance Industries Ltd. (India) II-68
Royal Dutch Shell (Netherlands) II-69
SABIC (Saudi Arabia) II-69
Sunoco Chemicals (USA) II-70
UBE Industries Ltd. (Japan) II-70

13. Global Market Perspective II-71
Table 6: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polypropylene by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 7: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 8: World Historic Review for Polypropylene by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 9: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
South America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Extrusion Applications by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-75


Table 11: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Extrusion Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 12: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Extrusion Applications by Geographic Region-
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
South America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Extrusion Applications by Geographic Region- Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polypropylene in Extruded Films by End Use Segment - Films,
Sheets, Fibers and Filaments, and Other Extrusion Uses
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 15: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Extruded Films by End Use Segment - Films, Sheets, Fibers and
Filaments, and Other Extrusion Uses Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 16: World Historic Review for Polypropylene in Extrusion
Applications by End Use Segment - Films, Sheets, Fibers and
Filaments, and Other Extrusion Uses Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Extrusion Applications by End Use Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Films, Sheets, Fibers and
Filaments, and Other Extrusion Uses for Years 1998, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Extruded Films by Geographic
Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 19: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Extruded Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 20: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Extruded Films by Geographic Region- US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Extruded Films by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Extruded Sheets by Geographic
Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 23: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Extruded Sheets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 24: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Extruded Sheets by Geographic Region- US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Extruded Sheets by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Extruded Fibers and Filaments
by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 27: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Extruded Fibers and Filaments by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 28: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Extruded Fibers and Filaments by Geographic
Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 29: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Extruded Fibers and Filaments by Geographic Region- Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 30: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Other Extrusion Uses by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 31: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Other Extrusion Uses by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 32: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Other Extrusion Uses by Geographic Region-
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
South America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in Other
Extrusion Uses by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Injection Molding Applications
by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 35: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Injection Molding Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 36: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Injection Molding Applications by Geographic
Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 37: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Injection Molding Applications by Geographic Region-
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polypropylene in Injection Molding Applications by End Use
Segment - Appliances, Consumer Products, Medical Equipment,
Rigid Packaging, Transportation Equipment and Other Injection
Molding Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 39: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Injection Molding Applications by End Use Segment -
Appliances, Consumer Products, Medical Equipment, Rigid
Packaging, Transportation Equipment and Other Injection
Molding Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 40: World Historic Review for Polypropylene in Injection
Molding Applications by End Use Segment - Appliances, Consumer
Products, Medical Equipment, Rigid Packaging, Transportation
Equipment and Other Injection Molding Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 41: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Injection Molding Applications by End Use Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Appliances, Consumer
Products, Medical Equipment, Rigid Packaging, Transportation
Equipment and Other Injection Molding for Years 1998, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 42: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Injection Molded Appliances by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 43: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Injection Molded Appliances by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 44: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Injection Molded Appliances by Geographic
Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 45: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Injection Molded Appliances by Geographic Region- Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 46: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Injection Molded Consumer
Products by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 47: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Injection Molded Consumer Products by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 48: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Injection Molded Consumer Products by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 49: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Injection Molded Consumer Products by Geographic Region-
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 50: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Injection Molded Medical
Equipment by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 51: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Injection Molded Medical Equipment by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 52: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Injection Molded Medical Equipment by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 53: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Injection Molded Medical Equipment by Geographic Region-
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-114

Table 54: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Injection Molded Rigid
Packaging by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115

Table 55: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Injection Molded Rigid Packaging by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 56: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Injection Molded Rigid Packaging by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 57: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Injection Molded Rigid Packaging by Geographic Region-
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118

Table 58: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Injection Molded
Transportation Equipment by Geographic Region- US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 59: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Injection Molded Transportation Equipment by Geographic Region
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
South America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 60: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Injection Molded Transportation Equipment by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-121

Table 61: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Injection Molded Transportation Equipment by Geographic
Region- Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South
America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 62: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Other Injection Molding
Applications by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 63: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Other Injection Molding Applications by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
South America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 64: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Other Injection Molding Applications by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 65: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in Other
Injection Molding Applications by Geographic Region-
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 66: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Blow Molding Applications by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-127

Table 67: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Blow Molding Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 68: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Blow Molding Applications by Geographic
Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 69: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in Blow
Molding Applications by Geographic Region- Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130

Table 70: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Polypropylene in Miscellaneous Uses by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 71: World Long-term Projections for Polypropylene in
Miscellaneous Uses by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 72: World Historic Review for Consumption of
Polypropylene in Miscellaneous Uses by Geographic Region- US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Figuresin Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-133

Table 73: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in
Miscellaneous Uses by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134


III. MARKET

1. North America III-1
North American Polypropylene Industry III-1
Stable Growth Expected III-1
Increasing On-Purpose Propylene Production III-1
Pricing III-1

2. The United States III-2
A.Market Analysis III-2
Current and Future Analysis III-2
Table 74: US Market for Polypropylene (2006): Production
Capacity of Select Leading Players in Thousand Metric Tons
for Basell, Ineos, ExxonMobil Chemical, Total
Petrochemicals, Sunoco, Formosa Plastics, Dow Chemical,
Huntsman, Phillips-Sumika PolyPropylene, Pinnacle Polymers,
and Epsilon Product (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Polypropylene: The Fastest Growing Resin III-2
Pricing III-3
Increasing Usage of Polypropylene in Automobile Industry III-3
Product Innovations/Introduction III-3
Strategic Corporate Developments III-4
Select Players III-8
Dow Chemical Company III-8
Union Carbide III-9
Equistar Chemicals III-9
ExxonMobil Chemical Co. III-10
Phillips Sumika Polypropylene Company III-10
Pinnacle Polymers Company III-11
Sunoco Chemicals III-11
B.Market Analytics III-12
Table 75: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polypropylene by End Use Applications-Extrusion (Films,
Sheets, Fibers and Filaments, and Other Extrusion Uses),
Injection Molding (Appliances, Consumer Products, Medical
Equipment, Rigid Packaging, Transportation Equipment and
Other Injection Molding), Blow Molding and Miscellaneous
Uses Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 76: US Long-term Projections for Polypropylene by End
Use Applications-Extrusion (Films, Sheets, Fibers and
Filaments, and Other Extrusion Uses), Injection Molding
(Appliances, Consumer Products, Medical Equipment, Rigid
Packaging, Transportation Equipment and Other Injection
Molding), Blow Molding and Miscellaneous Uses Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 77: US Historic Review for Polypropylene by End Use
Applications- Extrusion (Films, Sheets, Fibers and
Filaments, and Other Extrusion Uses), Injection Molding
(Appliances, Consumer Products, Medical Equipment, Rigid
Packaging, Transportation Equipment and Other Injection
Molding), Blow Molding and Miscellaneous Uses Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 78: US 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene by End
Use Applications- Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption
for Extrusion (Films, Sheets, Fibers and Filaments, and
Other Extrusion Uses), Injection Molding (Appliances,
Consumer Products, Medical Equipment, Rigid Packaging,
Transportation Equipment and Other Injection Molding), Blow
Molding and Miscellaneous Uses for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

3. Canada III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Current and Future Analysis III-16
Strategic Corporate Developments III-16
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 79: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polypropylene by End Use Applications-Extrusion (Films,
Sheets, Fibers and Filaments, and Other Extrusion Uses),
Injection Molding (Appliances, Consumer Products, Medical
Equipment, Rigid Packaging, Transportation Equipment and
Other Injection Molding), Blow Molding and Miscellaneous
Uses Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 80: Canadian Long-term Projections for Polypropylene
by End Use Applications-Extrusion (Films, Sheets, Fibers and
Filaments, and Other Extrusion Uses), Injection Molding
(Appliances, Consumer Products, Medical Equipment, Rigid
Packaging, Transportation Equipment and Other Injection
Molding), Blow Molding and Miscellaneous Uses Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 81: Canadian Historic Review for Polypropylene by End
Use Applications- Extrusion (Films, Sheets, Fibers and
Filaments, and Other Extrusion Uses), Injection Molding
(Appliances, Consumer Products, Medical Equipment, Rigid
Packaging, Transportation Equipment and Other Injection
Molding), Blow Molding and Miscellaneous Uses Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 82: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene by
End Use Applications- Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Consumption for Extrusion (Films, Sheets, Fibers and
Filaments, and Other Extrusion Uses), Injection Molding
(Appliances, Consumer Products, Medical Equipment, Rigid
Packaging, Transportation Equipment and Other Injection
Molding), Blow Molding and Miscellaneous Uses for Years
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

4. Japan III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Current and Future Analysis III-21
Production Capacity III-21
Table 83: Japanese Market for Polypropylene (2006):
Production Capacity of Leading Players in Thousand Metric
Tons for Japan PolyPropylene, Prime Polymer, Sumitomo
Chemical, and SunAllomer (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 84: Japanese Market for Polypropylene Glycol (2006):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production by Producers for
Mitsui, Asahi Glass Urethane, Sanyo Chemicals Inc., Adeka
Corp., Dainippon Ink & Chemicals and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22
Strategic Corporate Developments III-22
Select Players III-23
Asahi Glass Urethane Co., Ltd. III-23
DIC Corporation III-23
Japan Polypropylene Corporation III-24
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation III-24
Mitsui Chemicals Inc. III-25
Prime Polymer Co., Ltd. III-25
Sanyo Chemical Industries Ltd. III-25
Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited III-25
Sunallomer Ltd. III-26
UBE Industries Ltd. III-26
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 85: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polypropylene by End Use Applications-Extrusion (Films,
Sheets, Fibers and Filaments and Other Extrusion Uses),
Injection Molding (Appliances, Consumer Products, Medical
Equipment, Rigid Packaging, Transportation Equipment and
Other Injection Molding), Blow Molding and Miscellaneous
Uses Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumpt


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