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June 22, 2009 Cover, Vol. 87, Issue 23

June 22, 2009 Cover, Vol. 87, Issue 25

Engineering Polymers

All plastics businesses have been hit by the recession; some will recover better than others. (pp. 15)

COVER: Made of nylon, Vegetal chairs are designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Swiss furniture maker Vitra. Paul Tahon with Ronan&Erwan Bouroullec

The Ole Standby

Nylon may be on the ropes, but observers say it isn’t down for the count. (pp. 16-17)

Slowing Down

As current uses of polycarbonate wane, producers search for new ones. (pp. 18-19)

A Mature Plastic

Makers of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene have struggled for a long time, and the recession isn't helping. (pp. 20-21)

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