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Examine the World High Density Polyethylene Market

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World High Density Polyethylene Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for High Density Polyethylene in Millions of Pounds. The major end-use segments/applications discussed are Blow Molding, Extrusion Applications (Film, Pipes, & Other Extruded Products), Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging, Housewares, & Others), Resellers & Compounders, Rotomolding, and Miscellaneous Applications. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 55 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as ChevronPhillips Chemical Company, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil Chemical, Equistar Chemicals, Formosa Plastics Corp., Ineos Plc, LyondellBasell Industries, SINOPEC Corp., Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp, and TOTAL SA. 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 & PPRODUCT 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

Major End-Use Segments/Applications I-4

Blow Molding I-4

Extrusion Applications I-4

Injection Molding I-4

Other End-Use Segments I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Market Dynamics II-1

Introduction II-1

Table 1: Worldwide Polymer Market (2005): Percentage

Breakdown of Various Polymers-PP, PVC, HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE,

PET, PS, and ABS-Ranked by Consumption (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-1

HDPE-A Volatile Market II-1

Plastic - An Indispensable Multipurpose Product II-2

Table 2: A Peek into the Consumption Pattern of Bottle

Packaging Container by Polymer for Years 2003 & 2007 II-2

Comparative Analysis of Various Polymers based on Market

Drivers in the Packaging Market II-2

HDPE: An Extensively Used Plastic II-3

Competitive Scenario II-3

Dominant Players in the HDPE Market II-3

Table 3: Global HDPE Capacity for 2006: Percentage Breakdown

for Exxon, Chevron, Ineos, SABIC, Dow, Basell, Total SA,

SINOPEC, Lyondell, Formosa and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Capacity and Production Trends by Region II-4

Table 4: World HDPE Capacity Trends from 2000-2008 for North

America, Japan, Europe (Western Europe, Central Europe &

Former Soviet Union), Asia (China, South Korea, Taiwan,

Indian Subcontinent & Southeast Asia), Middle East (Iran,

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey & Others), Latin America and

Africa (In Million Pounds) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 5: World HDPE Capacity Trends: Percentage Breakdown of

Volume for 2001, 2006 and 2008 for North America, Japan,

Europe (Western Europe, Central Europe & Former Soviet

Union), Asia (China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indian

Subcontinent & Southeast Asia), Middle East (Iran, Saudi

Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey & Others), Latin America and Africa

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 6: World HDPE Production Trends from 2000-2008 for

North America, Japan, Western Europe, Eastern Europe,

Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Latin America and Rest of World

(In Million Pounds) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

2. Trends & Issues II-8

Widespread Use of HDPE Products in Liquid Food Packaging II-8

Blow-Molded HDPE End-Use Faces Divergent Trends II-8

Innovative Packaging Designs in the Cosmetic Industry II-8

Growing Demand for Sterile Packaging II-8

Use of HDPE in Automotives Levels Off II-8

Increasing Acceptance of Recycled HDPE II-8

Producers Upgrade Plants for Producing both HDPE and LLDPE Resins II-9

Changing Consumer Demand Fuels Technological Innovations II-9

HDPE Pipes Face Challenge from Concrete Pipes II-9

Metallocene Catalysts: Promising New Vistas II-9

3. An Insight Into The Plastic Industry II-10

Plastics II-10

Development of the Plastic Industry: A Historical Review II-10

Early Period II-10

World War II Era II-10

Postwar Period II-10

Applications II-10

Plastics in the Medical Field II-10

Plastics in Automotive Sector II-10

Plastics in Cosmetics II-11

Plastic Manufacturing Processes II-11

Classification II-11

Based on Chemical Structure II-11

Based on the Ability to Crystallize II-11

Based on their Moldability II-11

Properties II-12

Molecular Weight II-12

Mechanical Properties II-12

Electrical Properties II-12

Optical Properties II-12

Wear Properties II-12

Processing II-12

Commonly Used Processes for Shaping Thermoplastics II-12

Injection Molding II-13

Extrusion II-13

Rotomolding II-13

Thermoforming II-13

Calendering II-13

Casting II-13

Recycling II-14

Ethylene II-14

Basic Raw Material II-14

Uses of Ethylene Derivatives II-14

Polyethylene II-14

Classification of Polyethylene on the basis of Density II-14

Characteristics II-15

Mechanical Properties II-15

Environmental Properties II-15

High-Density Polyethylene II-15

Product Description II-15

Characteristics II-16

End-Use Applications II-16

Extrusion Applications: The Most Vital HDPE Market II-16

End-Uses of HDPE Extrusion Films II-16

Oriented HDPE Film: The Latest in Flexible Packaging II-17

Blow Molding II-17

End-Uses of Blow Molded HDPE Resins II-17

Blow Molded Drums and Tight-Head Pails II-17

Injection Molding II-17

Enhancing Food Packaging Through the Use of Vitamin E II-18

Other End-use Segments II-18

4. Recent Industry Activity II-19

Braskem Acquires Petrochemical Assets of Ipiranga II-19

Sri Khemisati to Boost HDPE Woven Fabrics Capacity II-19

Goel Cottex Sets Up PE and HDPE Safety-Fencing Plant II-19

Ineos to Raise its French HDPE Capacity II-19

Petromont to Suspend Petrochemical Operations II-19

Ineos to Modernize and Spruce Up European Polyolefin Facilities II-19

Rompetrol Initiates Production of High-Density Polyethylene II-20

Nampak to Set Up HDPE Bottle Recycling Facility II-20

Eleme Petrochemicals Commences Exports to Europe II-20

Basell and Lyondell Merge to Form LyondellBasell II-20

ABSA Capital Backed Consortium Acquires Safripol II-20

ADS to Open New HDPE Products Facility II-20

Audax Acquires Dura-Line and Arnco II-20

IPCL Amalgamates with Reliance Industries II-21

Haldia to Build New Plant and Expand Capacity II-21

GAIL Completes Construction of HDPE Facility II-21

Laxmi Pipes to Bolster PVC and HDPE Pipes Capacity II-21

SABIC Enters into Agreement with Sinopec II-21

PetroChina Opts for Univation's Unipol PE Process II-21

PetroChina to Set Up Two HDPE Facilities in China II-22

Tosoh to Boost Sales of Innovative HDPE II-22

Basell to Acquire Stake in Kazakhstan Petrochemical II-22

Titan Chemicals Acquires PT Petrokimia Nusantara Interindo II-22

Thai Petrochemical Changes its Name to IRPC II-22

Basell to Establish Polyethylene Plant in Germany II-22

Basell to Set Up HDPE plant in Munich, Germany II-22

IOC Undertakes Petrochemicals Project in Panipat II-23

Sahara Olefins Establishes Polyethylene and Ethylene Plant in

Saudi Arabia II-23

Alpha Packaging Starts New Facility in USA II-23

SABIC to Replace HDPE Plant in Germany II-23

SINOPEC Chooses PE Process of Univation Technologies II-23

Pemex Builds New Polyethylene Unit at Morelos Petrochemicals

Complex II-23

Mehr Petrochemical Establishes HDPE Plant in Iran II-24

GAIL India Receives the PIB Approval for Assam Gas Cracker

Project II-24

Access Industries Acquires Basell II-24

Ineos Acquires Innovene II-24

NPCI Acquires Stake in NPC Alliance Corp II-24

SHARQ Undertakes Expansion Projects in Saudi Arabia II-24

Basell Signs Co-operative Agreement with Braskem II-24

Basell Orlen Establishes Marketing Unit in Poland II-25

PTT Forms New Subsidiary to Distribute Polymer Products II-25

Basell Introduces New HDPE Grade II-25

Borealis Polymers Introduces New Line of HDPE Grades II-25

Basell Licenses Technology to Sabic to Build Two HDPE Plants II-25

Basell Acquires Stake in Saudi Polyethylene Plants II-25

Solvay SA Disposes Stake in BP Solvay Polyethylene Joint

Ventures to BP II-25

GAIL Licenses Mitsui Chemicals' Technology II-26

BP Group Consolidates Petrochemical Business as Innovene II-26

BP and Solvay Terminate BP Solvay Joint Venture II-26

Lyondell Acquires Millennium Chemicals II-26

5. Focus on Select Players II-27

ChevronPhillips Chemical Company (US) II-27

Dow Chemical (US) II-27

ExxonMobil Chemical (US) II-27

Equistar Chemicals (US) II-28

Formosa Plastics Corp. (US) II-28

Ineos Plc (UK) II-28

LyondellBasell Industries (The Netherlands) II-29

SINOPEC Corp. (China) II-29

Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) (Saudi Arabia) II-29

TOTAL SA (France) II-30

6. Global Market Perspective II-31

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East

and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 8: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 9: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America for Years

1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Blow Molding Applications by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 12: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Blow Molding Applications by Geographic Region

- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 13: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Blow Molding Applications by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed

withAnnual Sales in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Blow Molding Applications by Geographic Region-

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

America for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Extrusion Applications by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 16: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Extrusion Applications by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 17: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Extrusion Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Extrusion Applications by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle Eastand Latin

America for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Extrusion Applications by End Use

Segment - Film, Pipes & Other Extruded Products Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years

2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 20: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Extrusion Applications by End Use Segment -

Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 21: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Extrusion Applications by End Use Segment - Film, Pipes and

Other Extruded Products Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Extrusion Applications by End Use Segment -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Film, Pipes and Other

Extruded Products for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Extruded Film by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 24: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Extruded Film by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 25: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Extruded Film by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Extruded Film by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

America for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Extruded Pipes by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 28: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Extruded Pipes by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 29: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Extruded Pipes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Extruded Pipes by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East andLatin

America for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Other Extruded Products by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 32: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Other Extruded Products by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 33: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Other Extruded Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 34: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene inOther Extruded Products by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

America for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Injection Molding Applications by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 36: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Injection Molding Applications by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years

2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 37: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Injection Molding Applications by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed

withAnnual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991

through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 38: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Injection Molding Applications by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East

and Latin America for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 39: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Injection Molding Applications by

End Use Segment - Industrial Containers, Packaging, Houseware

and Other Injection Molding Applications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales for Years 2001 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 40: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Injection Molding Applications by End Use

Segment - Industrial Containers, Packaging, Houseware and

Other Injection Molding Applications Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 41: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Injection Molding Applications by End Use Segment -

Industrial Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Other

Injection Molding Applications Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through

2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 42: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Injection Molding Applications by End Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Industrial

Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Other Injection Molding

Applications for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Injection Molded Industrial

Containers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 44: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Injection Molded Industrial Containers by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 45: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Injection Molded Industrial Containers by Geographic Region

- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991

through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 46: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Injection Molded Industrial Containers by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East and Latin America for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 47: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Injection Molded Packaging by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 48: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Injection Molded Packaging by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years

2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 49: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Injection Molded Packaging by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed

withAnnual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991

through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 50: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Injection Molded Packaging by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin America for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 51: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Injection Molded Houseware by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 52: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Injection Molded Houseware by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 53: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Injection Molded Houseware by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed

withAnnual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991

through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 54: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Injection Molded Houseware by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East

and Latin America for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 55: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Other Injection Molding

Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 56: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Other Injection Molding Applications by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 57: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Other Injection Molding Applications by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991

through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 58: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Other Injection Molding Applications by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East and Latin America for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 59: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Resellers and Compounders by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 60: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Resellers and Compounders by Geographic Region

- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 61: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Resellers and Compounders by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed

withAnnual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991

through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 62: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Resellers and Compounders by Geographic Region-

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

America for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 63: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Rotomolding Applications by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 64: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Rotomolding Applications by Geographic Region-

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 65: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Rotomolding Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 66: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Rotomolding Applications by Geographic Region

- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

America for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 67: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene in Miscellaneous Applications by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 68: World Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years

2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 69: World Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through

2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 70: World 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East

and Latin America for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Outlook III-1

Market Overview III-1

Table 71: HDPE Capacity in the US by Company for 2005 (In

'000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1

Trends III-2

Polyethylene: Rapidly Replacing Traditional Packaging

Materials III-2

In Food Industry III-2

In Healthcare Industry III-2

Table 72: North America Packaging Market (2004 & 2009):

Percentage Breakdown of Plastic Healthcare Packaging By

Type-Polypropylene, PVC, HDPE and Others- (In terms of

Volume) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

PET to Emerge as a Leading Plastic Resin III-3

Ziegler/Natta catalysts is Still a Dominant Technology III-3

Plastic Recycling III-3

Strategic Corporate Developments III-3

Select Players III-4

B.Market Analytics III-7

Table 73: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for High

Density Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding,

Extrusion Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded

Products), Injection Molding (Industrial Containers,

Packaging, Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 74: US Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion

Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products),

Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging,

Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for the

Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 75: US Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion Applications

(Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products), Injection Molding

(Industrial Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Others),

Resellers and Compounders, Rotomolding and Miscellaneous

Applications Independently Analyzedwith Annual Sales Figures

in Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 76: US 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Blow Molding, Extrusion Applications (Film,

Pipes and Other Extruded Products), Injection Molding

(Industrial Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Others),

Resellers and Compounders, Rotomolding and Miscellaneous

Applications for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012Pounds for Years

1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

2. Canada III-11

A.Market Analysis III-11

Outlook III-11

Table 77: HDPE Capacity in Canada by Company for 2005 (In

'000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Recycling of Plastics III-11

Strategic Corporate Development III-11

Nova Chemicals - A Major Player III-11

B.Market Analytics III-12

Table 78: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for High Density Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow

Molding, Extrusion Applications (Film, Pipes and Other

Extruded Products), Injection Molding (Industrial

Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Others), Resellers and

Compounders, Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 79: Canadian Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion

Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products),

Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging,

Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 80: Canadian Historic Review for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion

Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products),

Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging,

Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzedwith Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 81: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Blow Molding, Extrusion Applications (Film,

Pipes and Other Extruded Products), Injection Molding

(Industrial Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Others),

Resellers and Compounders, Rotomolding and Miscellaneous

Applications for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

3. Japan III-16

A.Market Analysis III-16

Outlook III-16

Strategic Corporate Development III-16

B.Market Analytics III-17

Table 82: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for High Density Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow

Molding, Extrusion Applications (Film, Pipes and Other

Extruded Products), Injection Molding (Industrial

Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Others), Resellers and

Compounders, Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 83: Japanese Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion

Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products),

Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging,

Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 84: Japanese Historic Review for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion

Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products),

Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging,

Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzedwith Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 85: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Blow Molding, Extrusion Applications (Film,

Pipes and Other Extruded Products), Injection Molding

(Industrial Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Others),

Resellers and Compounders, Rotomolding and Miscellaneous

Applications for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

4. Europe III-21

A.Market Analysis III-21

Outlook III-21

Market Restructuring Activity III-21

Plastics Usage in Beverage and Food Packaging Gains Momentum III-21

Table 86: European Milk Packaging Market (2004): Packaging

of Pasteurized Milk Ranked by Type of Material Used (In

Million Packs) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 87: European Milk Packaging Market (2004): Packaging

of Long Life Milk Ranked by Type of Material Used (In

Million Packs) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

HDPE Trade Scenario III-22

Strategic Corporate Developments III-22

LyondellBasell Industries (The Netherlands) - A Major Player III-22

B.Market Analytics III-23

Table 88: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for High Density Polyethylene by Geographic Region - France,

Germany, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 89: European Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK and

Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 90: European Historic Review for High Density

Polyethylene by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK and

Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 91: European 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for France, Germany, UK and Rest of Europe for

Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 92: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for High Density Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow

Molding, Extrusion Applications (Film, Pipes and Other

Extruded Products), Injection Molding (Industrial

Containers, Packaging, Houseware & Others), Resellers and

Compounders, Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 93: European Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion

Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products),

Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging,

Houseware & Others), Resellers and Compounders, Rotomolding

and Miscellaneous Applications Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 94: European Historic Review for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion

Applications (Film, Pipes & Other Extruded Products),

Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging,

Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous pplications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 95: European 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Blow Molding, Extrusion Applications (Film,

Pipes and Other Extruded Products), Injection Molding

(Industrial Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Others),

Resellers and Compounders, Rotomolding and Miscellaneous

Applications for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4a. France III-29

A.Market Analysis III-29

Outlook III-29

Table 96: French HDPE Market (2005): Annual Production

Capacity of Leading Producers (In Thousand Metric Tons)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Strategic Corporate Development III-29

TOTAL SA - A Major Player III-29

B.Market Analytics III-30

Table 97: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding,

Extrusion Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded

Products), Injection Molding (Industrial Containers,

Packaging, Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 98: French Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion

Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products),

Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging,

Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 99: French Historic Review for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment -Blow Molding, Extrusion

Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products),

Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging,

Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 100: French 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Blow Molding, Extrusion Applications (Film,

Pipes and Other Extruded Products), Injection Molding

(Industrial Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Others),

Resellers and Compounders, Rotomolding and Miscellaneous

Applications for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4b. Germany III-34

A.Market Analysis III-34

Outlook III-34

Table 101: HDPE Capacity in Germany by Company for 2005 (In

'000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Strategic Corporate Developments III-34

B.Market Analytics III-35

Table 102: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for High Density Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow

Molding, Extrusion Applications (Film, Pipes and Other

Extruded Products), Injection Molding (Industrial

Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Others), Resellers and

Compounders, Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 103: German Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion

Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products),

Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging,

Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 104: German Historic Review for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion

Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products),

Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging,

Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 105: German 15-Year Perspective for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Blow Molding, Extrusion Applications (Film,

Pipes and Other Extruded Products), Injection Molding

(Industrial Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Others),

Resellers and Compounders, Rotomolding and Miscellaneous

Applications for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4c. The United Kingdom III-39

A.Market Analysis III-39

Outlook III-39

Recycled Supplies III-39

Strategic Corporate Developments III-39

Ineos Plc (UK) - A Major Player III-40

B.Market Analytics III-40

Table 106: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

High Density Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding,

Extrusion Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded

Products), Injection Molding (Industrial Containers,

Packaging, Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 107: UK Long-term Projections for High Density

Polyethylene by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion

Applications (Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products),

Injection Molding (Industrial Containers, Packaging,

Houseware and Others), Resellers and Compounders,

Rotomolding and Miscellaneous Applications Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for

Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 108: UK Historic Review for High Density Polyethylene

by End-Use Segment - Blow Molding, Extrusion Applications

(Film, Pipes and Other Extruded Products), Injection Molding

(Industrial Containers, Packaging, Houseware and Others),

Resellers and Compounders, R

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