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Article Title: US demand for specialty plastic additives forecast to rise 4.5% pa to 4 bln lbs in 2017
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Publication: Plastemart, 5/14/2013
Freedonia Study: Specialty Plastic Additives (3016)

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US demand for specialty plastic additives is forecast to rise 4.5% pa to 4 bln lbs in 2017, with market value reaching US$7.3 bln, as per Freedonia. Advances will be fueled by an improved macroeconomic climate, which will boost overall demand for plastics in a number of markets. In particular, a strong rebound in construction activity following the severe declines of the recession-impacted 2007-2012 period will create significant opportunities in the construction market, which is anticipated to generate over two-thirds of new demand for plastic additives through 2017.
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