July 1999

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Plastics, synthetic resins segments see 'dynamic' sales

Major change in the petrochemical industry has been a constant this past decade. Restructuring, reengineering and market consolidation have been methods used by corporations to stay competitive. In..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Major change in the petrochemical industry has been a constant this past decade. Restructuring, reengineering and market consolidation have been methods used by corporations to stay competitive. In analyzing what's ahead for the industry, business researchers at Kline & Co., Little Falls, New Jersey, report that "one of the most distinguishing characteristics of the chemical industry has long been its capacity for relatively rapid and sustained growth in selected sectors. Plastic materials and synthetic resins make up one of the largest and surprisingly most dynamic segments of the chemical industry." U.S. merchant sales are estimated at about $44 billion in 1998 and growth is ex

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