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Prof. Robert B. Laughlin
Department of Physics
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305
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Plastics Statistics

ACC's Plastics Industry Producers Statistics Group (PIPS) provides relevant, timely, comprehensive and extensive business statistics on the plastic resins industry. Available for subscription on an annual basis, these statistical reports contain production and detailed sales by end use information, and capacity and inventory measures for major plastic resins. With key players and nearly the full industry in North America participating, these surveys have long been considered an authoritative, comprehensive and reliable source of information on the plastic resin industry.

Resin producers and other industry professionals use the PIPS data for making a wide variety of critical business decisions. The data represents an economic indicator used by plastics processing companies, machinery manufacturers, lobbyists and other industry segments to access the business climate. Industry consultants, investment banks and securities firms rely on PIPS reports for their ongoing market research and analysis.

Resin Report Subscriptions: ACC's Monthly Resin Report contains production and detailed sales information by end-use market for more than a dozen major plastic resins. Reports on preliminary production and sales volumes, capacity, inventory, and third party sales are also available for select resins.

The Resin Review: This annual publication provides the most comprehensive statistical measurements of the North American plastic resins industry, including detailed tables with historical trends on production, sales, capacity and utilization rates.