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Engineering Plastics Buck European Downturn

2:43 PM MST | November 21, 2011 | —Lindsey Bewley

Crew: Steady demand for engineering plastics. Amid concerns about the European sovereign debt crisis and the possibility of a worldwide double dip recession, demand for engineering plastics—including acyrolnitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polycarbonate (PC)—has remained healthy, market players say. “Overall, we have seen pretty good demand, but it is industry specific,” says Charlie Crew, president of Sabic Innovative Plastics (Sabic IP; Pittsfield, MA). “In the major industries for durable goods it is a mixed demand profile right...

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