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Plastics and rubber products represent a major subdivision of the chemical industry. Globally, plastic manufacturers produce around 300 million metric tons of plastics annually, with a quarter of that production coming from China. While 60% of global rubber manufacturing is now done synthetically, largely deriving from petrochemicals. Dominant multinational players within the industry include household names, such as DuPont, BASF and Bayer. The industry operates within the context of growing global demand, manufacturers in this sector face a number of ongoing challenges, including: increasing global competition, fluctuating raw material prices, as well as public and legislative pressures surrounding sustainability.
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