Plastic materials production share Europe by polymer type 2015

This statistic shows the production share of plastic materials in Europe in 2015, by polymer type. PP (polyproylene) is the polymer with the greatest share of production in Europe at 19.2 percent, followed by polyethylene at 17.2 percent.

Plastic materials production share in Europe in 2015, by polymer type*

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Release date

March 2017



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*Common applications of these polymers are as follows:
PS, PS-E = spectacle frames, packaging, plastic cups.
PET = bottles.
PUR = mattresses and insulation panels.
PVC = window frames, flooring, pipes.
PE-HD, PE-MD = toys, milk bottles, pipes.
PE-LD, PE-LLD = films for food packaging, reusable bags.
PP = folders, food packaging, car bumpers.
Others = teflon coating, hub caps, roofing sheets.

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