Dec 2020
Polymers and Plastics

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.