US Plastics Industry
Of the 7.5 billion barrels of oil Americans consume annually only 254 million barrels, or 3.6%, is used in plastic and chemical production. The U.S. bottled water market, including PE and PET uses 17.6 million barrels of oil annually in manufacturing its products. The energy transportation savings of plastics versus heavy glass and metal often outweigh the inherent oil content and recycled or “cascade reuse” of polymers offer sustainability benefits.
BRG's plastics product expertise includes:
- PS and styrenics (including ABS and SAN)
Process and technology expertise related to commodity plastics includes:
- Gas phase
- Slurry loop
- C4 MMA vs. C2 & C3