In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
March 26-April 1, 2012

Cover story

Global polymers to face heightened competition

The global commodity polymers market continues to be under severe pressure from challenges such as the European debt crisis, slowing emerging market growth and increased competition. Despite these challenges, overall polymers consumption is poised to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7%/year through 2015.

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Global polymers producers will face greater competitive challenges



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