MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. - U.S. sales of polymers and plastics will grow from $32.4 billion in 1995 to $38.5 billion in 2001, according to Frost & Sullivan of Mountain View. The firm has published a new report, ``Profiles of U.S. Polymer and Fine Chemical Manufacturers: Detailed Analysis of Leading Companies.'' The report predicts that U.S. investment in the Pacific Rim for polypropylene and polystyrene will continue to increase. The report costs $995. Tel. (415) 961-9000, fax (415) 961-5042.
Blow molding, TPEs covered i n2 reports
NORWICH, N.Y. - Plastics Design Library is offering two reports, ``Thermoplastic Elastomers - Properties and Applications'' and ``Advances in Blow Moulding Process Optimization,'' published by the British firm Rapra Technology Ltd.
The TPE report reviews the range of materials available and their properties, processes and applications. A references and abstracts section contains more than 400 abstracts from Rapra's database. The blow molding report provides an overview of the evolution of the process during the past 60 years. It also contains a section of references and abstracts, Norwich-based PDL said. Each report costs $130 and is about 110 pages long.
Tel. (607) 337-5080, fax (607) 337-5090.
PVC predominate in constrction market
CLEVELAND - Demand for more durable and lower-maintenance products is one of the factors that will cause the use of plastics in construction to grow 3.6 percent per year through the end of the century, according to a new study.
U.S. demand for plastics in construction will reach 17.8 billion pounds in 2000, according to the Freedonia Group Inc. study. PVC, used in such major markets as siding and pipe, will account for about half of that demand, growing 4.2 percent per year to reach 9 billion pounds in 2000, according to the Cleveland-based company.
However, slow growth in residential building could threaten further gains for plastics.
The 245-page study, ``#703, Plastics in Construction,'' costs $3,000. Tel. (216) 921-6800, fax (216) 921-5459.