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[GreenYes] Resin Statistics
According to the February issue of Modern Plastics' Resin 2001 report, PVC continues to decline and PET has completed its takeover of the top packaging spot in the bottle segment from HDPE:
 
     RESINS in U.S. and CANADA

2000

1999

Delta

2000

1999

(millions of pounds)

(percent)

BOTTLES

HDPE Nat

1380

1410

-2.1%

22.2%

23.0%

HPDE Pig

1400

1430

-2.1%

22.6%

23.4%

PET

3062

2864

6.9%

49.3%

46.8%

PVC

156

165

-5.5%

2.5%

2.7%

PP

150

185

-18.9%

2.4%

3.0%

LDPE

57

64

-10.9%

0.9%

1.0%

6205

6118

100.0%

100.0%

 

 

TUBS AND PAILS

HDPE

288

268

7.5%

7.6%

6.7%

PP

1550

1487

4.2%

41.0%

37.3%

PS

1940

2232

-13.1%

51.3%

56.0%

3778

3987

100.0%

100.0%


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