Sales of PVC and linear low density polyethylene showed strong improvement in the first half of 2010, according to data from the American Chemistry Council.
For PVC made in the region, sales grew 8.5 percent, according to Arlington, Va.-based ACC. But all of that growth came from export sales, which shot up almost 55 percent. Within the region, first-half PVC sales fell almost 3 percent, as the domestic building and construction market continued to struggle.
LLDPE made in the region enjoyed a first-half sales gain of 7.2 percent. Growth for that material came both domestically...