Plastics: the materials revolution

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Abstract

Plastics, steel, paper and glass sales are compared and analyzed for the last 35 years. Plastics growth is attributed to cost performance advantages of low density, high strength, versatility in properties and low price inflation. The capital costs of plastics, steel and paper manufacturing are also reviewed and determined to be a competitive advantage for polymer resins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpecial Areas
Pages2933-2936
Number of pages4
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 54th Annual Technical Conference. Part 3 (of 3) - Indianapolis, IN, USA
Duration: May 5 1996May 10 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 54th Annual Technical Conference. Part 3 (of 3)
CityIndianapolis, IN, USA
Period5/5/965/10/96

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