Minerals realise pipe dream
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...