GLOBAL MARKET OUTLOOK FOR PLASTIC FILMS
SPE SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS EUROPE
CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGY
OCTOBER 29, 2007, K’2007, DÜSSELDORF
Françoise Pardos, Pardos Marketing
Total world plastics consumption
The total current world annual consumption of plastics taking concrete shapes, exclusive of polymers in liquid form for paints, adhesives and binders, is estimated at about 225 million tons in 2007. (Table 1).
This summarized world plastics consumption on Table 1 shows the difference between the commodity plastics, altogether close to 215 million tons worldwide, the engineering plastics, close to 8 million tons in the world and the specialty plastics, around 300 000 tons, all in 2007, as forecast from the most recent figures and outlook.
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