Industry corner: Plastics processing machinery

Gross, Andrew; Jovan, Wendy
April 1998
Business Economics;Apr98, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p53
Academic Journal
Presents the factor that determines the demand for plastic processing machinery in the United States. Why processors invest in the requisite machinery; Forecast on the annual production of the industry in 2001.


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