Polyethylene Overview

Low density polyethylene (LDPE) is used predominantly as a packaging film, either on its own or blended with linear low density PE to improve mechanical properties. Blown LDPE film has good processability due to a strain hardening effect of the polymer melt caused by the long branched, long chain structure of the polymer. It can be used in food and medical/pharmaceutical packaging in high purity grades as well as in agricultural film and disposable nappies. LDPE is also used in sheathing for electrical and communication cables, and the extrusion coating of paper and board for the packaging of liquids and in moisture barrier applications.

The typical LDPE lamination/coating grade utilised in India is of a melting index at 7.0, which is produced under autoclave technology. It is used in coatings such as on flexible packaging and paper lamination. LDPE lamination/coating grade produced under tubular technology is used in coating of roofing films for example, but trade of this grade is not included in the price assessment.

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Polyethylene Asia Margin Report Methodology – 30 September 2015

Methodology

This document is intended to provide methodology support for customers receiving the ICIS Weekly Margin – PE Asia report. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. To find out more, please see Polyethylene Asia Margin Report Methodology – 30 […]

Polyethylene China Margin Report Methodology – 30 September 2015

Methodology

This document is intended to provide methodology support for customers receiving the ICIS Weekly Margin – PE China report. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. To find out more, please see Polyethylene China Margin Report Methodology – 30 […]

Polyethylene Europe Margin Report Methodology – 30 September 2015

Methodology

This document is intended to provide methodology support for customers receiving the ICIS Weekly Margin – PE Europe report. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. To find out more, please see Polyethylene Europe Margin Report Methodology – 30 […]

Polyethylene US Margin Report Methodology – 30 September 2015

Methodology

This document is intended to provide methodology support for customers receiving the ICIS Weekly Margin – PE US report. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. To find out more, please see Polyethylene US Margin Report Methodology – 30 […]

LLDPE Forward Curve Methodology – 17 June 2016

Methodology

The ICIS linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) forward price assessment provides a basis for determining bid and offer prices for forward month contracts. It is based on information gathered in Singapore. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. […]

Polyethylene Methodology Consultation 2016

Consultation

ICIS is implementing a process of rolling consultation on all of its methodologies. This consultation paper is part of this formal process and covers all of the ICIS primary price points included in the polyethylene weekly publications. The consultation asks both general questions about the suitability of the ICIS methodology and questions addressing specific polyethylene market issues. […]

Polyethylene Methodology – 11 August 2016

Methodology

This is the ICIS pricing methodology for polyethylene. ICIS quotes polyethylene prices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, China, the US, Middle East/West Asia, Latin America, Africa and Turkey. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. To find out more, please see Polyethylene Methodology – […]

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