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Engineering Thermoplastics Demand is Growing, Sabic Innovative Plastics Says

10:05 AM MDT | June 26, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Demand for engineering thermoplastic resins is growing, says Kim Choate, global product director for Ultem resins at Sabic Innovative Plastics (Sabic-IP). The company expects short-term demand for Ultem-brand polyetherimide resin “to have growth in the double-digits,” Choate says. Target markets and applications for Ultem include flame retardant fabrics, ultra-lightweight aircraft interiors and communications equipment, the company says. “Demand is exploding and it’s being driven by applications in aircraft apparatus, automotive elements...

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