Published On : 2018-09-25
Low density polyethylene (LDPE) is a thermoplastic that is produced using monomer ethylene. Owing to its great attributes including low cost, moisture and impact resistance, chemical resistance, and food grade availability, the low density polyethylene are finding their application in various sectors. The packaging sector owing to the increasing need for effective packaging films and sheets for the need for coating and covering products has fostered the growth of the low density polyethylene market effectively.
Packaging film manufacturers are harnessing the potential of low density polyethylene owing to the various properties of the low density polyethylene. The use of low density polyethylene for making bags, films, sheets, injection molding, and extrusion coatings has been increasing widely in the recent times owing to the significance gained by packaging in the food and industrial sector.
Eco-friendly bags with low density polyethylene (LDPE) to Mark the Future of the Market
The Asia Pacific region is expected to dominate the global low density polyethylene films market owing to increasing need for films in the packaging application in food and beverages industry. With the low density polyethylene films gaining more significance in this region, the low density polyethylene market would gain greater profits from the Asia Pacific region. Countries like India are focusing on working towards their vision of a pollution free nation by producing bags out of a mix of plastic waste and paper pulp. The use of high density and low density polyethylene waste for making these bags has also projected the potential of producing cost-effect handmade paper with the use of polyethylene waste. Apart from an eco-friendly product innovation, the process could reduce the cost by over 30 percent and contribute to cheaper carry bags for their use in the country.
With the use of low density polyethylene for making sustainable products is expected to flourish new opportunities for the low density polyethylene manufacturers.
Changes in Emerging Regions to Influence the Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Market
The BRICS market is expected to grow significantly with the increasing use of low density polyethylene in this region. With recent reports stating the growing prices of low density polyethylene in Russia for its supply are expected to provide increased opportunities for low density polyethylene manufacturers looking to initiate or invent in the low density polyethylene business in Russia. Despite its moderate demand, increasing supply prices resulted in a tight market for low density polyethylene.
A European company, Polymir, chemical plant in Belarus, recorded an increased low density polyethylene output compared to the previous year. Furthermore, the company is focused on increasing the production plan to reach its full capacity by the end of the year 2018.
Similar growth is stated by low density polyethylene companies in the United States that are focused towards increasing the price for all grades of polyethylene in the coming months. ExxonMobil Chemical has reportedly become the latest LDPE provider to state additional price hike for North American polyethylene. Apart from ExxonMobil Chemical, Equistar Chemicals, Dow Chemical, and Ineos & Polymers USA also stated the rise in price.
These market transformations are expected to influence the low density polyethylene market in the nearing future.