Posts Tagged ‘north-america’

Developments in Thin Wall Packaging

Applications of thin wall packaging range from dairy ice cream tubs and yogurt pots to ready meals, bakery trays and long-life jar and can replacements. Applied Market Information LLC launched a new packaging event- Thin Wall Packaging Films 2012

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Global electro-active polymers market estimated to be worth US$3.4 bln by 2017

The common applications where electro-active polymers are used include batteries, actuators, sensors, capacitors, solar cells, EMI & ESD shielding, electrostatic paintable plastics, corrosion-resistant coatings, and organic light emitting diodes.

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Global automotive plastics forecast to grow to US$42135 mln in 2016 at an estimated CAGR of 13.7%.

The global automotive plastics revenue is forecast to grow from US$ 22,155 mln in 2011 to US$42,135 mln in 2016 at an estimated CAGR of 13.7% from 2011 to 2016. The consumption of automotive plastics worldwide is expected to increase from last year’s from 6.7 mln tons to 10.2 mln tons by 2016 at a projected CAGR of 8.5% for the same period, as per a report worked out by MarketsandMarkets

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Growing demand for petrochemicals in China creates opportunities for JVs with US and European companies

China has surpassed North America and Europe as the largest consumer of petrochemicals in the world, creating opportunities for joint ventures with US and European companies, a report by GlobalData has found. China has established itself as the frontrunner in the global petrochemicals market, largely due to impressive demand from its large population

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SABIC?s new US based PP compounding operation opened to meet rising automotive OEM demand

SABICÂ’s Innovative Plastics business celebrated a major milestone with the official opening of its specialty polypropylene (PP) compounding operation at its Bay St. Louis, Mississippi manufacturing site

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SABIC inaugurates polypropylene compounding plant in Mississippi

SABIC Innovative Plastics has officially opened its specialty polypropylene (PP) compounding operation at its Bay St. Louis, Mississippi manufacturing site

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Increase in global polyolefin consumption will continue to be driven by novel applications

Polyolefins represent almost two-thirds of the major commodity thermoplastics used worldwide, and have numerous applications ranging from automotive parts to carpet fibers, household and food containers, toys, stretch film/shrink film, diapers and trash bags. The global polyolefin market is changing dramatically in response to the quickly advancing industrialization process in emerging markets, as well as improvements in global communications and trade liberalization. According to the CMAI analysis, increases in consumption will continue to be driven by novel applications where plastics can deliver cost advantages, performance enhancements, or both.

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