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    Worldwide High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Industry to 2026 - Players Include Braskem, Reliance Industries & Formosa Plastics Among Others

    Dublin, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global high density polyethylene (HDPE) market reached a value of US$ 70.4 Billion in 2020. High density polyethylene, or HDPE, is a strong, moderately stiff plastic which has a highly crystalline structure. It is strong, relatively inexpensive and possess excellent process ability. HDPE plastic has several characteristics that make it an ideal material for packaging and manufacturing applications. It is tougher than standard polyethylene, acts as a powerful barrier against moisture and remains solid at room temperature. It is resistance to insects, rot and other chemicals. HDPE also does not create any harmful emissions during its manufacturing or during its use by the consumer. Furthermore, HDPE leaks no harmful chemicals into the soil or water. Looking forward, the publisher expects the global high density polyethylene (HDPE) market to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.HDPE finds use in numerous applications and Industries where strong impact resistance, excellent tensile strength, low moisture absorption, and chemical and corrosion resistance characteristics are required. On account of these properties it is popularly used for manufacturing sanitary pipes as it has a tough chemical structure and is conveniently malleable. It has also gained popularity across the packaging industry as it is increasingly being used for the production of various products like bottle caps, food storage containers, bags, etc. Moreover, high density polyethylene has also been certified as a food grade polymer as a result of which it also finds applications in the food industry.Market Summary:Based on the feedstock, the market has been segmented as naphtha, natural gas and others.On the basis of application, blow molding represent the largest segment followed by film and sheet, injection molding, pipe and extrusion, and others.Based on the manufacturing process, the market has been segmented as gas phase process, slurry process and solution process.Region-wise, the market has been segmented into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Amongst these, Asia Pacific is the largest market, accounting for the majority of the market share.The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined with some of the key players being Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Dynalab Corp., The Dow Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., INEOS AG, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), SINOPEC Beijing Yanshan Company, PetroChina Company Ltd., Braskem, Reliance Industries Ltd., Formosa Plastics Corporation, Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd., Prime Polymer Co. Ltd. and Mitsui Chemicals Inc.This report provides a deep insight into the global high density polyethylene market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter's five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the high density polyethylene market in any manner.The publisher has done also a project on the global low density polyethylene (LDPE) market, which has enabled the clients to set up and expand their businesses successfully.Key Questions Answered in This Report: How has the global high density polyethylene market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global high density polyethylene industry?What are the key regional markets in the global high density polyethylene industry?What are the major manufacturing processes in the global high density polyethylene industry?What are the major feedstocks in the global high density polyethylene industry?What are the major application segments in the global high density polyethylene industry?What are the various stages in the value chain of the global high density polyethylene market?What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global high density polyethylene market?What is the structure of the global high density polyethylene market and who are the key players?What is the degree of competition in the global high density polyethylene market?How is high density polyethylene manufactured? Key Topics Covered: 1 Preface2 Scope and Methodology2.1 Objectives of the Study2.2 Stakeholders2.3 Data Sources2.3.1 Primary Sources2.3.2 Secondary Sources2.4 Market Estimation2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach2.4.2 Top-Down Approach2.5 Forecasting Methodology3 Executive Summary4 Introduction4.1 Overview4.2 Properties4.3 Key Industry Trends5 Global High Density Polyethylene Market5.1 Market Overview5.2 Market Performance5.3 Impact of COVID-195.4 Market Breakup by Feedstock5.5 Market Breakup by Application5.6 Market Breakup by Manufacturing Process5.7 Market Breakup by Region5.8 Market Forecast5.9 SWOT Analysis5.9.1 Overview5.9.2 Strengths5.9.3 Weaknesses5.9.4 Opportunities5.9.5 Threats5.10 Value Chain Analysis5.10.1 Overview5.10.2 Research and Development5.10.3 Raw Material Procurement5.10.4 Manufacturing5.10.5 Marketing5.10.6 Distribution5.10.7 End-Use5.11 Porters Five Forces Analysis5.11.1 Overview5.11.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers5.11.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers5.11.4 Degree of Competition5.11.5 Threat of New Entrants5.11.6 Threat of Substitutes5.12 Price Analysis5.12.1 Key Price Indicators5.12.2 Price Structure5.12.3 Margin Analysis6 Market Breakup by Feedstock6.1 Naphtha6.1.1 Market Trends6.1.2 Market Forecast6.2 Natural Gas6.2.1 Market Trends6.2.2 Market Forecast6.3 Others6.3.1 Market Trends6.3.2 Market Forecast7 Market Breakup by Application7.1 Blow Molding7.1.1 Market Trends7.1.2 Market Forecast7.2 Film and Sheet7.2.1 Market Trends7.2.2 Market Forecast7.3 Injection Molding7.3.1 Market Trends7.3.2 Market Forecast7.4 Pipe and Extrusion7.4.1 Market Trends7.4.2 Market Forecast7.5 Others7.5.1 Market Trends7.5.2 Market Forecast8 Market Breakup by Manufacturing Process8.1 Gas Phase Process8.1.1 Market Trends8.1.2 Market Forecast8.2 Slurry Process8.2.1 Market Trends8.2.2 Market Forecast8.3 Solution Process8.3.1 Market Trends8.3.2 Market Forecast9 Market Breakup by Region9.1 Asia Pacific9.1.1 Market Trends9.1.2 Market Forecast9.2 North America9.2.1 Market Trends9.2.2 Market Forecast9.3 Europe9.3.1 Market Trends9.3.2 Market Forecast9.4 Middle East and Africa9.4.1 Market Trends9.4.2 Market Forecast9.5 Latin America9.5.1 Market Trends9.5.2 Market Forecast10 High Density Polyethylene Manufacturing Process10.1 Product Overview10.2 Raw Material Requirements10.3 Manufacturing Process10.4 Key Success and Risk Factors11 Competitive Landscape11.1 Market Structure11.2 Key Players11.3 Profiles of Key Players11.3.1 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company11.3.2 Dynalab Corp.11.3.3 The Dow Chemical Company11.3.4 Exxon Mobil Corporation11.3.5 LyondellBasell Industries N.V.11.3.6 INEOS AG11.3.7 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)11.3.8 SINOPEC Beijing Yanshan Company11.3.9 PetroChina Company Ltd.11.3.10 Braskem11.3.11 Reliance Industries Ltd.11.3.12 Formosa Plastics Corporation11.3.13 Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd.11.3.14 Prime Polymer Co. Ltd.11.3.15 Mitsui Chemicals Inc.For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/izbrgk CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager press@researchandmarkets.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900