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WASHINGTON (June 23, 2021) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has just released the 2021 edition of its statistical reference book on plastic resins, Resin Review. This annual publication reflects data compiled from members of 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 2021 edition contains detailed tables on North American resin production, sales, industry capacities and utilization rates from 2010-2020.  Sales data for major thermoplastic resins are segmented into end-use markets from 2016-2020, and historical data on U.S. plastics production, sales and captive use illustrate key trends from 1973 to 2020.

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

The 2021 edition of Resin Review is priced at $350 for a PDF version, plus applicable sales tax, and can be ordered online at

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


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