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Resin makers seek sweet spots

By: Frank Esposito

AKRON, OHIO (Oct. 10, 2:30 p.m. ET) — Hope and fear are colliding in North American resin markets in 2012 — and they might be doing the same in 2013 as well. Growth rates for major commodity and engineering resins weren’t all that great in the first half of the year. But major new feedstock expansions on the way for ethylene and propylene feedstock — and for polyethylene resin as well — are keeping hope alive.

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