Metallocene polyethylene industry has high technology barrier and is technology intensive industry. Currently, there are several producing companies in the world metallocene polyethylene industry. The main market players are ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical, Total Petrochemical & Refining, Chevron Phillips Chemical and SK. ExxonMobil is the largest manufacturer of metallocene polyethylene with production of 1975 K MT in 2017.
n consumption market, the sales of metallocene polyethylene will increase to 14521 K MT in 2017 from 13187 K MT in 2012 with average growth rate of 1.95%. North America and Europe are the main consumption regions. In 2017, these two regions occupied 87.37% of the global consumption volume.
Metallocene polyethylene mainly has three types, which include mLLDPE, mHDPE, mLDPE and other types. And each type has application industries relatively. With growth of packaging market, the downstream application industries will need more metallocene polyethylene. So, metallocene polyethylene has a huge market potential in the future.
The major raw materials for metallocene polyethylene are ethylene, metallocene catalyst, and other auxiliary chemicals. Fluctuations in the price of the upstream product will impact on the production cost of metallocene polyethylene. The production cost of metallocene polyethylene is also an important factor which could impact the price of metallocene polyethylene.