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Sector Fragmentation, High Costs Challenge Brazilian Resin Converters

11:04 AM MST | November 7, 2011 | Kara Sissell in Buenos Aires

Brazil´s plastics converters are working to resolve several challenges in an attempt to take advantage of the country´s enormous growth potential, says Jose Ricardo Roriz, president of Brazil´s plastics industry association Abiplast (Sao Paulo). Plastics consumption in Brazil is 32 kilograms per capita, compared with 105 kg per capita in the U.S. and 99 kg per capita in Western Europe, so the potential for growth is clear, but the converter sector remains fragmented. Brazil, has a single resin producer for some key polymers, Braskem, but 11,524...

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