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Plastics Makers Upbeat at K

9:35 AM MDT | October 29, 2010

Resin makers at K2010, the triennial plastics exhibition held in Düsseldorf, Germany, say they are more confident that recovery can be sustained now that a feared second-half slowdown has not materialized. The activity and mood at the show seemed more upbeat for resin makers compared with equipment companies, who by far have the largest presence at K. Machine orders are picking up but the longer lead time for equipment deliveries puts revenue recovery farther out. Production for plastics and machinery fell 25% in 2009, to €17 billion ($23.6 billion), as...

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