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Article Title: US demand to reach over 5m t by 2017 / Rebounding construction industry offers best prospects / PVC
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Publication: PIE Plastics Information Europe, 3/1/2013
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US demand for custom compounded thermoplastics is forecast to rise by 5% per year to nearly 5.2m t in 2017, valued at USD 14.3 bn (resin content only), according to the latest study published by US market researcher Freedonia (Cleveland, Ohio; www.freedonia.com). In 2012, the compound consumption in the US was around 4m t, an annual decline of 2.1% since 20017. Advances will be fuelled by continuing efforts among custom compounders to develop new and innovative products that will broaden the range of applications for thermoplastics, making them more competitive with alternative materials. Construction will offer the best prospects as it was beginning to emerge from its post-recession trough in 2012, leaving significant room for future expansion, the study – titled "Custom Thermoplastic Compounding" – states. PVC will be the largest, fastest growing resin because of its dominance in the construction market where it is widely used for pipes, fittings and siding.
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Article Title: Study predicts TPE demand to grow rapidly
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Publication: Rubber & Plastics News, 2/27/2013
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CLEVELAND—Demand for custom thermoplastic elastomers in the U.S. will grow at a 4.5-percent clip during the next five years, according to market research company Freedonia Group Inc. The firm said TPEs will benefit from their use in the motor vehicle market, where they are valued for their ability to reduce vehicle weight and cut costs while providing enhanced aesthetics and innovative design features.
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Article Title: U.S. Demand for Custom Compounded Thermoplastics to Reach 11.4 Billion Pounds in 2017
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Publication: International Association of Plastics Distribution , 4/4/2013
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U.S. demand for custom compounded thermoplastics is forecast to rise 5.0 percent annually to 11.4 billion pounds in 2017, valued at US$14.3 billion (resin content only) according to Custom Thermoplastic Compounding, a study from market research firm The Freedonia Group, Inc. Advances will be fueled by continuing efforts among custom compounders to develop new and innovative products that will broaden the range of applications for thermoplastics, making them more competitive with alternative materials.
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Article Title: US Demand for Custom Compounded Thermoplastics to Reach 11.4 Billion Pounds in 2017
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Publication: Packaging Europe , 2/26/2013
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US demand for custom compounded thermoplastics is forecast to rise 5.0 percent annually to 11.4 billion pounds in 2017, valued at $14.3 billion (resin content only). Construction will offer the best prospects, as it was just beginning to emerge from its post-recession trough in 2012, leaving significant room for expansion going forward. Strong gains in the pipe and fittings segment will be supported by plastic pipe’s competitive cost structure, light weight, corrosion resistance, long service life, and lower installed costs relative to competitive materials. Thermoplastic compounds also find favor in applications such as decking, fencing, siding, and windows due to a number of advantages over traditional wood products. However, pipe and siding processors frequently perform compounding in-house, thus restricting opportunities for custom compounders.
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Article Title: US demand to reach over 5m t by 2017 / Rebounding construction industry offers best prospects / PVC
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Publication: Plasteurope.com, 3/1/2013
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US demand for custom compounded thermoplastics is forecast to rise by 5% per year to nearly 5.2m t in 2017, valued at USD 14.3 bn (resin content only), according to the latest study published by US market researcher Freedonia (Cleveland, Ohio; www.freedonia.com). In 2012, the compound consumption in the US was around 4m t, an annual decline of 2.1% since 20017. Advances will be fuelled by continuing efforts among custom compounders to develop new and innovative products that will broaden the range of applications for thermoplastics, making them more competitive with alternative materials. Construction will offer the best prospects as it was beginning to emerge from its post-recession trough in 2012, leaving significant room for future expansion, the study – titled "Custom Thermoplastic Compounding" – states. PVC will be the largest, fastest growing resin because of its dominance in the construction market where it is widely used for pipes, fittings and siding.
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Article Title: Cresce La Domanda Statunitense
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Publication: Macplas, 5/28/2013
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