May 14, 2015

“WASHINGTON — There has been much speculation on the renaissance the U.S. shale gas boom has created for the plastics industry, and a new report finally provides quantifiable proof that plastics jobs have not only recovered from the recession but are expected to continue to grow by more than 20 percent over the next decade.

Abundant, accessible and affordable natural gas feedstocks have already driven a 12 percent increase in jobs since the end of the Great Recession in late 2009. According to analysis by the American Chemistry Council released May 13, that trend is expected to explode in the coming years, creating 462,000 jobs through the plastics supply chain.”

January 20, 2015

Airbus Turns to New Recyclable Composites (

Plastic helps create net-zero energy home (Plastics News)

December 23, 2014

A great summary of production, demand, trade and recovery (Europe, 2014)

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