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Plastics

9:34 AM MDT | October 15, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley, Gregory DL Morris, and Natasha Alperowicz

Recovery Replenishes Outlook Polymer demand growth, at more than 5%/year, is expected to increase faster than global GDP through 2014, driven by the emerging economies of China, India, Latin America, and Central Europe, industry players say. Resin suppliers, machine manufacturers, and processors say they are encouraged by recent economic trends. Martin Brudermüller, BASF board member responsible for plastics, forecasts that Asia will see the fastest market growth rates for the foreseeable future. “Up to 2015 and beyond, the fastest growth is expected...

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