Polymerization Catalysts

US demand for polymerization catalysts will grow 5.5 percent annually through 2009 based on increased polymer production -- especially polypropylene and linear low density polyethylene -- and the expanding use of higher-value catalysts. Ziegler/Natta catalysts will remain dominant while metallocenes and other single-site catalysts grow the fastest.

This study analyzes the $848 million US polymerization catalyst industry. It presents historical demand data for 1994, 1999 and 2004 plus forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by catalyst type (e.g., Ziegler/Natta, reaction initiator, urethane, chromium, single-site); and by resin (e.g., polyolefins, synthetic rubber).

The study also considers market environment variables, details industry structure and company market share, and profiles leading competitors including Akzo Nobel, WR Grace, BP, Albemarle, Basell, Total, Degussa, and Crompton.

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