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Polymer Trends: How Industry Shifts Will Affect Polyethylene Production


Even after COVID-19 caused a slight dip in 2020, plastics production is still expected to rise 8.3%.


In response to the coronavirus, major industries including automotive, construction, healthcare, food and beverage, and home and personal care had to quickly shift how they operated and provided products to consumers.

In this report, dive into industry research from credible market sources including the Independent Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS), McKinsey, and Kantar to learn about relevant industry shifts, such as:

  • When stay-at-home orders became reality for many, consumers stockpiled home care products, causing sales for related products to increase by 40%.
  • Between 2020 and 2025, the HDPE market is expected to register a CAGR of over 4%.
  • The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that the risk of infection through food packaging or bags is thought to be very low, therefore packaged food items have been considered the most hygienic way of getting food during the pandemic.

Download the report to delve deeper into these changes with commentary from our Polymer Pros and Pioneers on how they anticipate shifts affecting converters coming out of 2020.



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