PE production, demand shifts to Asia, Mideast

Esposito, Frank
April 2007
Plastics News;4/9/2007, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p1
Trade Publication
The article presents views of the plastics industry analyst Howard Rappaport on increased manufacturing and use of polyethylene (PE) in the Middle East and other parts of Asia. At Chemical Market Associates Inc.'s World Petrochemical Conference, he said that the Middle East and Asia will have 64 percent of global PE capacity by 2011. The combined market share of North America and Europe will fall from 54 percent to 36 percent in that period.


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