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Global Plastic Industry


Plastic products are used in a wide array of commercial activities from leisure and nutrition to communication and transport. Plastics are also particularly important due to their role in recycling as governments and consumers look for ways to lessen the burden on the environment. For example, recycled plastic household products, such as containers and bottles, can be used to make a range of products including fleece jackets, carpets and lumber.


Plastics are used in a variety of consumer products and industries. One of the most common uses is preserving food; polyvinylidene chloride, polyethylene polypropylene are used to wrap foods (meat, vegetables), drinks (milk, juice) and products such as butter, respectively. They are necessary to prevent food from becoming spoiled, to protect from illness and to preserve the nutrient content of food. The medical industry uses plastics in a range of equipment like tubing, intravenous bags, gloves, masks, syringes, lab ware and stethoscopes. Plastics are also used in home insulation, PVC pipes for plumbing, transportation, clothing (spandex, polyester and nylon), and electronics such as mobile phones.



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World Plastic Key Market Figures

  • Industry report
  • January 2014
  • 48 pages

... No portion of this presentation may be reproduced, reused, or otherwise distributed in any form without prior written consent. polyethylene: global demand growing ldpe hdpe lldpe total global demand = 81 ...

  • Industries: Plastic
  • Countries: United States, World, North America

U.S. Plastic Composition Market : Production and Trade Statistics

  • Industry report
  • February 2014
  • 35 pages

... Is the only u.S. Trade association representing all segments of the plastics industry. Our mission spi advances a pro-manufacturing agenda, strengthens global competitiveness, improves productivity ...

  • Industries: Plastic
  • Countries: United States

Plastic Bag Sector in Europe

  • Industry report
  • November 2013
  • 9 pages
  • by Intergovernmental Agency

... Used 198 such bags, 89% of which are single-use. In a business as usual scenario their consumption is expected to increase further. The properties that have made plastic bags commercially successful ...

  • Industries: Plastic
  • Countries: Europe

The Asian Plastic Industry Brief

  • Industry report
  • November 2012
  • 8 pages

... Opportunities for the fast growing demand of iml thin wall packaging in thailand. A home kitchen environment that depicts everyday plastics packaging products made from borouge's polypropylene at chinaplas ...

  • Industries: Plastic
  • Countries: China, India, Asia

Plastic Sector in Thailand and Japan

  • Industry report
  • May 2013
  • 14 pages

... Product makers to secure niche markets: o mitsubishi chemical with faurecia to develop automotive interior applications for pbs by 2014 o toray with canon - office/business equipment made with exterior plastic ...

  • Industries: Plastic
  • Countries: World, Thailand, Japan

Plastic Sector in France

  • Industry report
  • August 2012
  • 7 pages

... And portuguese markets focuses especially on plastic injection for the automotive, packaging, housewares, and electrical component manufacturing industries, as well as on the compounding and extrusion ...

  • Industries: Plastic
  • Countries: France

Plastic Sector in Germany

  • Industry report
  • October 2013
  • 10 pages

... Apart from a negligible substance content, biodegradable plastics are exclusively comprised of biodegradable polymer material and additives. After a substantial fragmentation of macro-molecules, special ...

  • Industries: Plastic
  • Countries: Germany

The Italian Plastic Business

  • Industry report
  • January 2014
  • 25 pages
  • Industries: Plastic
  • Countries: Italy

Plastic Business in The United Kingdom and South Korea

  • Industry report
  • October 2013
  • 16 pages

... Of desiccant in plastics wp7: integration of desiccant in coatings wp1: project coordination and management wp4: organic stabilizer development wp9: dissemination and ipr management development ...

  • Industries: Plastic
  • Countries: United Kingdom, South Korea

Plastic Packaging Business in The United States and Canada

  • Industry report
  • January 2014
  • 12 pages

... And transportation energy, as well as the feedstock energy embodied in the packaging material. Expended energy excludes the energy embodied in the packaging material. This distinction is relevant for plastics ...

  • Industries: Plastic
  • Countries: United States, Canada
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