The global plastics market is being impacted by the dramatic changes in the availability of key feedstocks. The biggest game changer, the shale gas boom in North America, is driving a renaissance of the North American plastics industry. While exports are on the horizon for the US, Europe is under severe competitive pressure. Meanwhile, China is leveraging coal-based olefin production to strengthen their economic position.
What impact will this dynamic industry landscape have on your business?
IHS Chemical, the leading global source of information and analytics for the global chemical industry, and SPI, the U.S. plastics industry trade association, are pleased to announce they are collaborating to launch the premier plastics industry event, the Global Plastics Summit: “Where Critical Insight and Technology Converge,” Nov. 4-6, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.
The inaugural Global Plastics Summit will bring together decision makers, thought leaders and technical experts from IHS Chemical, the plastics industry, oil and gas, and from all areas of American manufacturing. Over the course of three days, they will share their insights on the market outlook for key polymer and raw materials, technical and product development, innovations, challenges and opportunities in the dynamic plastics industry, which impacts plastic producers, converters, distributors and all related industry professionals....