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North American plastics gains on reshoring of manufacturing

10:58 AM MST | November 8, 2013

The impact of North America’s shale gale was the prevailing theme at the Global Plastics Summit, held in Chicago by IHS Chemical in collaboration with the Society of the Plastics Industry on 5–6 November. Producers, convertors and equipment suppliers have agreed that the cheap energy and feedstocks supplied by shale-based oil and gas resources will drive steady growth in demand for North American plastics not only from abroad but also from the resurgent manufacturing sector. Greg Jozwiak, North America commercial v.p./packaging and specialty plastics at Dow...

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