in this issue
Chemical Week Magazine :: Cover Story
Electronics, Auto Sectors Rev Up Engineering Plastics Demand
12:43 PM MDT | October 20, 2008 | Lindsey Bewely, Rebecca Coons, and Gdlm
Demand for engineering plastics will rise 3.1%/year to reach 5.4 billion lbs by 2012, says a recent report from The Freedonia Group (Cleveland). “Advances will be driven by a continued trend toward the replacement of metal parts with high-performance plastic resins,” Freedonia says. The automotive as well as electrical and electronic products industries, the main markets for engineering plastics, will drive sales of these resins to $10.7 billion by 2012, Freedonia says. These industries combined accounted for nearly 60% of total volume in 2007...
This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.
Forgot your user ID or password?
Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?
Here's why you should be:
100% Satisfaction Guarantee