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WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 17, 2011) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has just released the 2011 edition of its statistical reference book on plastic resins, the  Resin Review . This authoritative resource is compiled annually from data collected by ACC's  Plastics Industry Producers' Statistics Group and other sources, and represents an authoritative resource for analyzing and understanding the U.S. plastic resins industry.

The 2011 edition contains detailed tables on North American resin production, sales, industry capacities and utilization rates from 2000-2010. Sales data for major thermoplastic resins are segmented into various end-use markets from 2006-2010, and a table with historical data on U.S. plastics production and sales and captive use tracks the trend from 1973 to 2010.

The publication explains the basic chemistry of plastics and manufacturing processes, and includes material flow diagrams and monomer derivatives diagrams. It also details the history of plastics development and modern-day applications and provides a glossary of basic plastics terms.

The 2011 edition of the  Resin Review is priced at $250 for a PDF download or $300 for a hard copy, plus shipping and handling, and can be ordered online at .

Please note the following: The ACC Plastics Industry Producers' Statistics Group makes more detailed reports (including monthly end-use sales figures for major thermoplastic and thermoset resins) available to subscribers of its various services. For more information about available subscription options and pricing, please call ACC at 202-249-7000 or visit .


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