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CW Conferences/PEPP 2011: Shale Will Change Olefins Landscape; Dow to Keep PP Licensing Business

10:28 AM MDT | September 21, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz in Amsterdam

The global polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) industry will benefit from increased demand, buoyed particularly by the BRIC countries; innovation; and the advent of shale gas in North America, delegates at the PEPP 2011 conference, currently taking place in Amsterdam, heard today.  The conference is organized by IHS Maack Business Services. Matthew Thoelke, director/olefins & derivatives, EMEA at IHS CMAI said in a presentation that the impact of shale gas on the North American petrochemical industry will be very substantial by about 2017-18 when...

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