Minerals realise pipe dream

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Published: Monday, 26 October 2009

Liu Yingjun reviews the growing consumption of minerals in plastics and how they are playing a key role in reducing the consumption of oil

There are many factors contributing to the fast and sustained growth of plastic products and materials, which soared from 1m. tonnes in the early 1980s to over 70m. tpa at present Ð a rate which is exhibiting a steady growth rate every year.

Minerals have made exceptional contributions to this...

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