Volume 90 Issue 18 | pp. 24-25
Issue Date: April 30, 2012

Plastics Revival In North America

A good manufacturing outlook raises demand for engineering polymers in the region
Department: Business | Collection: Economy
Keywords: engineering polymers, Asia, manufacturing, North America

It’s no surprise that buoyancy in the manufacturing sector today is good news for the major engineering polymers: polycarbonate, nylon, and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS). Used in everything from smartphones to automobiles, these polymers are enjoying a robust demand outlook.

What is surprising is that the demand is coming not only from Asia, but also from North America. For the past decade Asia has dominated the engineering polymers industry, and indeed, Asia will account for a large . . .

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