OREANDA-NEWS. The US produced 6.4bn lb of major plastic resins in September, up 0.5pc from last year, according to the latest statistics from the American Chemistry Council.

Overall production so far this year stands at 58.8bn lb, up 3pc year to date, as producers take advantage of cheap feedstocks. September sales and captive use of resins rose 3.6pc from last year to 6.6bn lb.