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Global & Chinese Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Industry Analysis & Outlook (2019-2025) Featuring 25 Major Resin & Fiber Enterprises - ResearchAndMarkets.com

May 20, 2019

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2019--

The “Global and China Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Industry Report, 2019-2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The report highlights the following:

  • Global and Chinese UHMWPE resin market (supply & demand, price, competitive landscape, development trends, etc.)
  • Global and Chinese UHMWPE Fiber market (status quo, demand, competitive landscape, development trends, etc.)
  • UHMWPE sheet, pipe, and lithium-battery separator markets
  • 12 major global and Chinese UHMWPE resin enterprises (operation, development strategies, etc.)
  • 13 major global and Chinese UHMWPE fiber enterprises (operation, development strategies, etc.)

Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), a kind of linear polyethylene with a relative molecular weight of above 1.5 million used as an engineering thermoplastic with excellent comprehensive properties, can be processed into a range of products like sheets, pipes, fibers, and films. It is primarily applied to high-end fields from body armor, bulletproof helmet, bulletproof armor and anti-cutting gloves to the aerospace and marine equipment, rail transit, medical stents, and lithium-battery separator.

Global UHMWPE resin capacity and demand were 240kt and 250kt in 2018, respectively. As key industries such as medical care, automotive, consumer goods and energy storage demand more special materials, 650kt UHMWPE resin is expected to be produced and 600kt demanded in 2025.

Global UHMWPE resin market is dominated by foreign companies like Germany’s CELANESE and Braskem, Holland-based DSM and Japanese producer Mitsui Chemicals. Among them, CELANESE boasts the largest capacity and has built production bases in Oberhausen of Germany, Texas of the US and Nanjing of China, with a collective capacity of approximately 108kt/a. In 2018, CELANESE added a 14kt/a UHMWPE resin plant in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, which would become operational in the second half of 2019.

There are only a few resin producers in China such as Henan Wosen Ultra-high Chemical Industry Science and Technology Co, Ltd, Shanghai Lianle Chemical Industry Science and Technology Co, Ltd, Anhui Tejiajin Fine Chemicals Co, Ltd, Jiujiang Zhongke Xinxing New Materials Co, Ltd, Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Corporation and Nanjing Jinling Plastic Chemical Co, Ltd, with a combined capacity of about 90kt/a (including Celanese’s Nanjing-based plant) in 2018, indicating a highly concentrated market Chinese resin players, however, focus on low- and mid-end products because of backward technology They have continued capacity expansion over the years to scramble for market shares Examples include Jiujiang Zhongke Xinxing New Materials Co, Ltd which is constructing Phase II of its 60kt/a UHMWPE resin project, and Hubei Yuhong Advanced Material Technology Co, Ltd with a plan of building an 8kt/a UHMWPE project.

UHMWPE fiber, a fiber spun out of UHMWPE as a key strategic and high-tech material among the world’s three major high-performance fibers, is in short supply. Global demand for UHMWPE fiber reaches roughly 70kt, compared with an output of a mere 30kt. As more military and civilian products (like high-strength light cables) are developed, UHMWPE fiber demand is expected to grow at a rate of around 15% in the next five years, up to 200kt in 2025, but still less than the volume demanded.

In the Chinese market, the gap between supply and demand remains big as well. About 30kt of UHMWPE fiber is needed annually in the country, while the output is less than 10kt per annum. Local companies focus on low- and mid-end products because they remain weaker in production technology for spinning-grade specialty resins, spinning technology and production facilities than their foreign counterparts like DSM, Honeywell, and Mitsui Chemicals, which monopolize core technologies and high-end products. DSM ranks first worldwide by output.

UHMWPE market will usher in a period of prosperity amid increasing demand for special materials, of which UHMWPE resin will tend to be more efficient, cheaper and more specialized. Besides price, Chinese producers should prioritize quality improvement if wanting larger shares

Key Topics Covered

1. Overview

1.1 Definition

1.2 Preparation Technology

1.3 Industry Chain

1.4 Development Course

2. UHMWPE Resin Market

2.1 Global Market

2.1.1 Supply

2.1.2 Demand

2.2 Chinese Market

2.2.1 Status Quo

2.2.2 Demand

2.3 Price

2.4 Competitive Pattern

2.4.1 Market Share

2.4.2 Capacity

2.5 Development Trend

3. UHMWPE Fiber Market

3.1 Overview

3.2 Global Market

3.2.1 Status Quo

3.2.2 Demand

3.3 Chinese Market

3.3.1 Status Quo

3.3.2 Policy

3.3.3 Demand

3.4 Corporate Pattern

3.5 Development Trend

4. Other UHMWPE Products Market

4.1 UHMWPE Sheets

4.1.1 Status Quo

4.1.2 Corporate Pattern

4.2 UHMWPE Pipes

4.2.1 Status Quo

4.2.2 Corporate Pattern

4.3 UHMWPE Lithium Battery Separator

4.3.1 Lithium Battery Separator Market

4.3.2 UHMWPE Lithium Battery Separator Market

5. UHMWPE Resin Companies

5.1 Celanese

5.2 Braskem

5.3 DSM

5.4 Mitsui Chemicals

5.5 Asahi Kasei

5.6 Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry

5.7 Shanghai Lianle Chemical Industry Science and Technology Co, Ltd

5.8 Henan Wosen Ultra-high Chemical Industry Science and Technology Co, Ltd

5.9 Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Company

5.10 Jiujiang Zhongke Xinxing New Materials Co, Ltd

5.11 Wuxi Fukun Chemical Co, Ltd

5.12 Anhui Tejiajin Fine Chemicals Co, Ltd

6. UHMWPE Fiber Companies

6.1 Toyobo

6.2 Honeywell

6.3 Beijing Tongyizhong Specialty Fiber Technology & Development Co, Ltd

6.4 Jiangsu Bicon Pharmaceutical Listed Company

6.5 Jiangsu Bicon Pharmaceutical Listed Company

6.6 Shandong ICD High-Performance Fibre Co, Ltd

6.7 Jiangsu Zhongyi Special Fiber Co, Ltd

6.8 Ningbo Dacheng New Materials Co, Ltd

6.9 Shanghai SURREY Technology Co, Ltd

6.10 Sinopec Yizheng Chemical Fibre Co, Ltd

6.11 Beijing Winyarn High-Performance Fiber Co, Ltd

6.12 Jian Qiao Technology Co, Ltd

6.13 Zhejiang Qianxilong Special Fiber Co, Ltd

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