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The Plastics Industry

Natural gas in the plastics processing industry plays an ever more important role. Each year, the plastics industry grows an average of 2-5% with shipments topping $300 billion. As the industry grows, it consumes an increasing amount of energy. Once nearly all electric, the plastics industry is now reaping many benefits of using natural gas in its processes.

There are major benefits of using natural gas in plastics processing:

1. Gas-based technologies can offer significant energy cost savings for plastics processors.
2. Equipment manufacturers have developed a portfolio of gas products to help plastic processors be more competitive.
3. Gas companies have their distribution lines where the plastics processors are located.