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Polymers

The Cumulative Global Consumption of Polymers in 2011 was estimated at 205M Tonnes.

The World Per Capita Consumption of Polymers in 2011 is estimated at 30kgs. The US leading with 100kgs, followed by china at 30kgs. India's Per Capita Consumption is estimated at 10kgs for 2011 which makes it the 3rd largest per capita consumer in the world.

The world polymer consumption is expected to reach 225M Tones by 2015, with PE accounting for the largest share of increase.

China is and will continue to be the world's largest market for polymers with annual consumption of about 50m Tonnes.

India's consumption of plastics is expected to grow from 7.5M tones to 15 M tones by 2015.

Commodity Polymers:

  • Polyproplylene (PP)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalte (PET)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA)

Styrenic Polymers :

  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene(ABS)
  • Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN)
  • Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR)

Other Polymers:

  • Polycarbonates
  • Polyamides
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