LLDPE (2020 Program)
The process technologies and production economics for linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), including LLDPE/HDPE swing processes are presented. Processes from major technology developers are reviewed. Cost of production estimates have been developed on a USGC, China, and Middle East basis for conventional and second generation resins. Demand by end-use, capacity, and supply/demand/trade data is provided on a global basis and for North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific.