May 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: China hungry for thermoplastics

Newly discovered plastic blends are helping to satisfy the huge demand for thermoplastics being brought about by China’s swelling home retail industry, according to a new report by market intelli..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Newly discovered plastic blends are helping to satisfy the huge demand for thermoplastics being brought about by China’s swelling home retail industry, according to a new report by market intelligence company GBI Research. The report found that new blends, which have expanded the potential uses for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) (Fig. 1), have enabled the plastics market to keep up with orders from end-use sectors such as household appliances, electrical and electronics products.   Fig. 1. Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is in high   demand in China.While the demand for ABS has been steadily increasing across the world over the last decade, a signific

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