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Shale-based feedstock to unlock high-growth markets

7:10 AM MST | November 30, 2012 | —Clay Boswell

Access to inexpensive shale-based feedstocks is revitalizing North America’s polyethylene (PE) industry by providing a competitive advantage in high-growth markets around the world, says a new study, The IHS Chemical 2013 World Analysis – Polyethylene.“Many of the target export regions are investing in export-oriented plastics converting capacities, which will also help fuel polyethylene demand growth,” says Nick Vafiadis, senior director/global polyolefins and plastics at IHS Chemical and author of the study, which focuses on the next...

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