Dow executive: Shale boom offers an opportunity to boost plastics packaging industry

11/6/2013 | PlasticsToday.com

The U.S. shale gas boom presents an advantage for the American plastics packaging industry to "collaborate and innovate for growth," said Greg Jozwiak, Dow Chemical's commercial vice president for North America packaging. The abundance of low-cost raw materials makes it possible to reshore manufacturing for film bags and creates an opportunity to replace materials in some products with plastics, Jozwiak added.

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