Global and China Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Industry Report, 2019-2025
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Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), a kind of linear polyethylene with 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 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.

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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.

Global and China Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Industry Report, 2019-2025 highlights the following:
20120114.gifGlobal and Chinese UHMWPE resin market (supply & demand, price, competitive landscape, development trends, etc.);
20120114.gifGlobal and Chinese UHMWPE fiber market (status quo, demand, competitive landscape, development trends, etc.);
20120114.gifUHMWPE sheet, pipe, and lithium-battery separator markets;
20120114.gif12 major global and Chinese UHMWPE resin enterprises (operation, development strategies, etc.);
20120114.gif13 major global and Chinese UHMWPE fiber enterprises (operation, development strategies, etc.).

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
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Operation
5.1.3 UHMWPE Business
5.1.4 Development in China
5.2 Braskem
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 Operation
5.2.3 UHMWPE Business
5.3 DSM
5.3.1 Profile
5.3.2 Operation
5.3.3 UHMWPE Business
5.3.4 Development in China
5.4 Mitsui Chemicals
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 Operation
5.4.3 UHMWPE Business
5.4.4 Development in China
5.5 Asahi Kasei
5.5.1 Profile
5.5.2 Operation
5.5.3 UHMWPE Business
5.5.4 Development in China
5.6 Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry
5.6.1 Profile
5.6.2 Operation
5.6.3 UHMWPE Business
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
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Operation
6.1.3 UHMWPE Fiber Business
6.1.4 Development in China
6.2 Honeywell
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 Operation
6.2.3 UHMWPE Fiber Business
6.2.4 Development in China
6.3 Beijing Tongyizhong Specialty Fiber Technology & Development Co., Ltd.
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 UHMWPE Fiber Business
6.4 Jiangsu Bicon Pharmaceutical Listed Company
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Operation
6.4.3 UHMWPE Fiber Business
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.

Molecular Structure of Ultra high Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)
Overall Properties of UHMWPE
Main Excellent Properties of UHMWPE
Synthesis Methods of UHMWPE
UHMWPE Industry Chain
Main Applications of UHMWPE
Development History of UHMWPE Industry
Global UHMWPE Resin Capacity, 2016-2025E
Global UHMWPE Resin Demand, 2016-2025E
Development History of UHMWPE Resin in China
Global Demand for UHMWPE Resin, 2016-2025E
UHMWPE Resin Consumption Structure in China, 2018
Prices of Major Global and Chinese UHMWPE Resin Companies, 2018
Market Share of UHMWPE Resin Companies in China by Capacity, 2018
Major Global and Chinese UHMWPE Resin Producers and Their Capacity, 2018
Major Global UHMWPE Producers and Their UHMWPE Resin Brands
Development Trends of UHMWPE Resin
UHMWPE Resin Demand Structure in China, 2025E
Global and Chinese UHMWPE Resin Demand, 2016-2025E
Excellent Properties of UHMWPE Fiber
UHMWPE Fiber Synthesized by Dry Process
UHMWPE Fiber Industry Chain
Performance Parameters of Resins for UHMWPE Fiber
Global UHMWPE Fiber Capacity, 2015-2025E
Global UHMWPE Fiber Demand, 2015-2025E
UHMWPE Fiber Demand Structure in European and American Region by Purpose, 2018
Main Applications of UHMWPE Fiber
UHMWPE Fiber Applied in Aircraft Radar Cover
UHMWPE Fiber Applied in Aircraft Structure and Space Suit
UHMWPE Fiber Applied in Nautical Equipment
UHMWPE Fiber Applied in Amphibious Aircraft Equipment
UHMWPE Fiber Applied in Anti-cutting Gloves
Policies Concerning UHMWPE Fiber in China
UHMWPE Fiber Demand in China, 2015-2025E
UHMWPE Fiber Demand Structure in China by Purpose, 2018
Major Global and Chinese UHMWPE Fiber Companies and Their Capacity, 2018
Development Trends of UHMWPE Fiber in China
Intelligent Manufacturing Trends of Chemical Fiber Industry
Development Trends of Internet+ Textile Information Technology
Major UHMWPE Sheet Manufacturers in China and Their Capacity, 2018
Performance of UHMWPE Pipeline
Comparison of Performance between UHMWPE Pipeline and Other Pipelines
UHMWPE Pipeline Applied in Channel
UHMWPE Pipeline Applied in Municipal Engineering
Major UHMWPE Pipeline Manufacturers in China and Their Number of Production Lines
Micrograph of Wet-process PE Separator
Global Lithium Battery Separator Shipments by Product, 2012-2025E
Lithium Battery Separator Output in China, 2009-2018
Separator Output in China by Technology Roadmap--Wet-process Separator Growing Faster than Dry-process Separator, 2014-2025E
Market Share of Wet-process Separator in Global and China Markets by Output, 2018
Market Share of Global Wet-process Separator Companies, 2018
Techniques process of International Lithium Battery Separator Manufacturers
Resins for UHMWPE Used in Lithium Battery Separator
Celanese’s Product Layout
Global Presence of Celanese’s Factories
Celanese’s Revenue and Net Income, 2012-2018
Celanese’s Quarterly Sales, 2018
Celanese’s Sales Structure by Business, 2015-2018
Celanese’s Sales Structure by Region, 2014-2018
Main Products of Celanese’s Advanced Engineered Materials Division
Celanese’s UHMWPE Factories
Celanese’s Increase in Price of UHMWPE Products, Mar 2019
Celanese’s UHMWPE Product Models
Celanese’s Sales in China and % of Total Revenue, 2014-2018
Braskem’s Profile
Braskem’s Global Presence
Braskem’s Operating Data, 2017-2018
Braskem’s Capacity by Product, 2002-2018
Braskem’s Business Model, 2018
Braskem’s Revenue Structure by Business, 2018
Braskem’s Revenue Structure by Region, 2018
Braskem’s PE Capacity Expansion
Main Brands and Performance of Braskem’s UHMWPE Products
DSM’s Development History
DSM’s Fact, 2018
DSM’s Sales and Net Income, 2012-2018
DSM’s Sales Breakdown by Business, 2015-2018
DSM’s Sales Structure by Terminal Market, 2015-2018
DSM’s Sales Structure by Region, 2018
Operation of DSM’s Material Business, 2014-2018
Product Development Trends of DSM’s Material Business
Overview of DSM’s Dyneema Products
Industry Chain of DSM’s Dyneema Products
Main Downstream Markets of DSM’s UHMWPE Products
Operation of DSM’s Dyneema Products, 2018
DSM’s Dyneema Product Sales by Region, 2018
DSM’s Dyneema Product Sales by Downstream Market, 2018
DSM’s Global Layout of UHMWPE Products
Mitsui Chemicals’ Operating Data, FY2010-FY2018
Mitsui Chemicals’ Operating Data, FY2019Q1
Mitsui Chemicals’ Sales Breakdown by Business, FY2015-FY2018
Mitsui Chemicals’ Sales Breakdown and Operating Income by Business, FY2019Q1
Mitsui Chemicals’ Sales Structure by Region, FY2012-FY2018
Mitsui Chemicals’ Medium-term Plan
Mitsui Chemicals’ Business Development Goals, 2025
Mitsui Chemicals’ Investment Plans
Main Purposes of Mitsui Chemicals’ UHMWPE
Mitsui Chemicals’ Sales in China and % of Total Revenue, FY2012-FY2018
Presence of Mitsui Chemicals’ Factories in China
Global Presence of Asahi Kasei’s R&D Bases
Asahi Kasei’s Operating Data, FY2015-FY2018
Asahi Kasei’s Sales Breakdown and Operating Income by Division, FY2015-FY2018
Asahi Kasei’s Sales Breakdown and Operating Income by Business, FY2019Q1
Asahi Kasei’s Sales Goals by Business, 2025
Asahi Kasei’s Sales in China and % of Total Revenue, FY2015-FY2018
Presence of Mitsui Chemicals’ Subsidiaries in China
Revenue and Net Income of Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry, 2012-2018
UHMWPE Catalytic R&D Status of Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry
Models and Performance Parameters of Shanghai Lianle Chemical Industry’s Main UHMWPE Products
Brands and Performance Parameters of Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical’s Main UHMWPE Products
Operating Data of Anhui Tejiajin Fine Chemicals, 2013-2018
Toyobo’s Operating Data, FY2013-FY2018
Toyobo’s Sales Breakdown by Business, FY2013-FY2018
Toyobo’s Operating Income by Business, FY2013-FY2018
Toyobo’s Sales Structure by Region, FY2018
Main Models and Performance of Toyobo’s UHMWPE Fiber Products
Performance of Toyobo’s UHMWPE Fiber
Main Purposes of Toyobo’s UHMWPE Fiber
Honeywell’s Net Sales and Net Income, 2010-2018
Honeywell’s Net Sales Structure by Business, 2018
Honeywell’s Sales Structure by Region, 2018
Honeywell’s Sales Structure by Terminal Market, 2018
Honeywell Businesses at a Glance
Honeywell’s Development History in China by Business, 1994-2018
Development History of Beijing Tongyizhong Specialty Fiber’s UHMWPE Fiber Products
Revenue and Net Income of Jiangsu Bicon Pharmaceutical, 2014-2018
Revenue Structure of Jiangsu Bicon Pharmaceutical by Business, 2016-2018
Revenue Structure of Jiangsu Bicon Pharmaceutical by Product, 2016-2018
Revenue Structure of Jiangsu Bicon Pharmaceutical by Region, 2016-2018
UHMWPE Fiber Capacity of Jiangsu Bicon Pharmaceutical, 2016-2025E
Operating Business Distribution of Hunan Zhongtai Special Equipment
Main Models and Parameters of Hunan Zhongtai Special Equipment’s UHMWPE Fiber
Development History of Shandong ICD High Performance Fibre’s UHMWPE Fiber
UHMWPE Fiber Product Models of Shandong ICD High Performance Fibre
Layout and Development History of Jiangsu Zhongyi Special Fiber’s UHMWPE Fiber
Development History and Operating Business of Ningbo Dacheng New Materials
Models and Performance Parameters of Ningbo Dacheng New Materials’ Main UHMWPE Fiber Products
Operating Business Layout and Development History of Shanghai SURREY Technology
Operating Business and Development History of Sinopec Yizheng Chemical Fibre
Operating Business Distribution and Development History of Jian Qiao Technology

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