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Plastic Additives Experience Strong Demand, But Costs Soar

9:34 AM MDT | October 15, 2010 | Kerri Walsh

Plastic additive producers say demand for their products is strong, helped by a rebound in the auto industry and packaging sectors. The plastic additives sector is growing in line with demand for plastics, which is expected to expand 5%/year through 2014. Strong additives demand has led to capacity expansion plans, and a series of selling price hikes across the sector. Steep rises in raw material costs have also led to selling price hikes, but the increases have not been enough to offset rising costs, producers say. {indesign_image...

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