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From your car’s dashboard or brake lights, to the cockpit in a 747, your storage tank to the switches and circuits in your house, from food packaging to the vials your medicines come in, plastics have a whole array of benefits. They are effectively replacing traditional engineering materials like metals and ceramics. Industries like automobiles, aerospace, construction, pharmaceuticals, food, packaging, electric and electronics have started relying on engineering plastics for the various properties and characteristics they impart. In fact, the global market for engineering plastics is growing at 15% per annum and is expected to touch $76.8 billion by 2017.

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