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IHS: China to drive strong growth for acrylic resins and plastics

7:43 AM MDT | September 20, 2013 | —Clay Boswell

Acrylic resins and plastics retain a strong hold on key end markets, and the prospects for demand growth remain bright, say analysts at IHS Chemical. Worldwide demand during 2012–18 will grow at an average annual rate of 3.6%, according to IHS Chemical Economics Handbook—Acrylic Resins and Plastics. About half of the market’s expansion will be in China, where demand for acrylic resins and plastics is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 5% through 2018. The report, published in August, focuses on plastics and resins composed of 50% or...

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