Polypropylene copolymer is a thermoplastic resin produced by the polymerization of propylene and ethylene. Originally it was a creation of Karl Rehn (a German chemist), but Natta perfected & synthesised the first polypropylene resin in Spain, in 1954. The main characteristics of polypropylene are its heat resistance, recyclability and high tensile strength. Polypropylene copolymer has well-diversified applications across various sectors. As it can withstand high heat, it is used to manufacture food containers and plastic items for medical or laboratory use. It also serves as an excellent packaging material for artistic and retail products. It can also be used to manufacture carpets, rugs, ropes, piping systems and mats. During 2009-2016, the global polypropylene copolymer market grew at a CAGR of around 4%. Its consumption is driven by the packaging and textile sector which account for the majority of its total global consumption. This report by Expert Market Research entitled “Polypropylene Copolymer Market Report and Forecast 2017-2022” provides a comprehensive analysis for anyone who plans to foray into the polypropylene copolymer market.
Historical market trends for the polypropylene copolymer industry have been provided from 2009-2016 and forecasts have been presented till 2022. On a regional level, the report has segmented the global polypropylene copolymer market into the following regions – Asia, North and South America, Western and Central Europe, Middle East, Africa and Others. Asia currently represents the largest market. On the basis of end-use, the global polypropylene copolymer market has been segmented as rigid packaging, textiles, technical parts, films and consumer products. Rigid packaging and textiles currently represent the biggest end-use markets for polypropylene copolymer.
The value chain analysis of polypropylene copolymer has also been covered in this report encompassing all the activities in the value chain such as procurement, manufacturing, sales and distribution. Furthermore, the study assesses the market based on Porter’s five forces model, which evaluates the level of competition in the market by analysing factors such as bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, threat from substitutes and new entrants. A thorough evaluation of the competitive landscape of the polypropylene copolymer industry has also been provided. The report also covers the global import and export trends of polypropylene copolymer with China being the largest importer and Singapore being the largest exporter.
This report provides an exhaustive insight into the manufacturing of polypropylene copolymer. Factors such as chemical reactions involved, process flow, raw material requirements, mass balance and various manufacturing steps have been thoroughly discussed in the report. The report also provides a comprehensive market evaluation of the major feedstocks required for manufacturing polypropylene copolymer viz. Propylene and Ethylene. For each feedstock, the report provides market trends, price trends, market by application, market by region and its key manufacturers.
The following are the key questions answered by this report:
- What are the market trends for the global polypropylene copolymer market?
- Which are the biggest markets (regions) for polypropylene copolymer?
- What are the key application areas for polypropylene copolymer?
- Who are the key manufacturers in the polypropylene copolymer market?
- What are the price trends of polypropylene copolymer?
- What are the raw material requirements for the manufacturing of polypropylene copolymer?
- What are the chemical reactions involved during the manufacturing of polypropylene copolymer?
- Who are the major importers and exporters of polypropylene copolymer?
- What is the value chain analysis of the polypropylene copolymer industry?
- What are the market trends of major feedstocks?
- What are the price trends of major feedstocks?
- Which are the biggest markets (regions) for major feedstocks?
- What are the key application areas for various feedstocks?
- Who are the key players for various feedstocks?
In order to prepare this research report, Expert Market Research conducted face to face and telephonic interviews with numerous industry participants in the polypropylene copolymer industry. They included manufacturers, distributors, end users, consultants, marketing professionals, researchers, etc. Primary research accounted for the bulk of the research efforts, complemented by an extensive secondary research. Secondary sources included annual reports, press releases, books, journals, white papers, newspapers, magazines, government sources and various proprietary databases.
Expert Market Research uses its comprehensive database of macroeconomic and industry specific data to produce its market forecasts. The initial baseline forecast is produced with the most recent market data. After an initial baseline forecast, all future macroeconomic and sector-specific events and assumptions are taken into account to generate the final forecast.