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China Drives Plastics Additives Demand

October 20, 2008 | Lb with Esther D’Amico

The global plastics additives market is expected to grow 4.5%/year through 2010, driven by strong growth in emerging regions, especially China, according to a report from Townsend Polymer Services & Information (Houston). These drivers as well as globalization and regulatory pressure are reshaping the $32-billion market, Townsend says. Asia remains the fastest-growing plastics additives market. However, China now surpasses all other reporting regions, accounting for 28% of worldwide additives volume, Townsend says. Major players in the plastics additives...

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