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Article Title: Packaging accounts for nearly three-fourths of all plastic film use
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Publication: CEE Packaging, 7/23/2008
Freedonia Study: Plastic Film (2371)

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Advances will reflect film’s cost, performance and source reduction advantages over rigid packaging, as well as opportunities in film products such as pouches and modified atmosphere packaging. Low density polyethylene will remain the leading film, accounting for almost two-thirds of the total in 2012.
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Article Title: US demand for plastic film forecast to grow at 2.6% pa up to 2012 (29-7-2008
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Publication: plastemart, 7/29/2008
Freedonia Study: Plastic Film (2371)

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US demand for plastic film is forecast to grow at 2.6% annually up to 2012 as per a report by Freedonia Group. By 2012, polymer consumption in this sector will rise to 7.3 mln tons, valued at US$13.4 bln, and when additives, processing and other costs are included the market will reach nearly $32 bln.
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Article Title: US plastic film demand continues upwards
By: David Eldridge
Publication: Plastics & Rubber Weekly, 7/28/2008
Freedonia Study: Plastic Film (2371)

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28 July 2008 – Freedonia Group is forecasting a 2.6% annual growth rate in US demand for plastic film up to 2012. By that year, the consumption of polymer will be 16.1 billion pounds (7.3 million tonnes), valued at $13.4bn, and when additives and processing and other costs are included the market will reach nearly $32bn, it said.
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