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Plastics for the Building and Construction Industry

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Published: 13 Jan 2017

Plastics are used in all forms in the building and construction industry for many purposes such as insulation, construction liners, roofing systems, and many more application. Attributes such as high mechanical strength, lightweight, ease of installation, and energy efficiency are driving the use of plastics in the construction industry. The rising research activities focused on cost effectiveness and enhancing durability and performance can also help in boosting adoption, especially in growing economies. Polypropylene, polystyrene, polyurethane, polycarbonate, and polyvinyl chloride are some of the key polymers that are gaining importance in the building and construction industry due to their superior properties. Plastics Advisor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights of various plastics and composites and also analyses their impact across various industries. The Materials and Coatings cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and their impact and applications across industries. Keywords: Buildings, construction, plastics, reinforced plastics, polypropylene, polycarbonate, roof insulation, construction liners

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