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The plastics and composites industry Being on the ball to stay in the game

May 1, 2016
François Dupuis, Vice-President and Chief Economist • Joëlle Noreau, Senior Economist

The plastics and composites industry has experienced continuous growth since its applications have gradually substituted for glass and metal. Despite the recession, the sector did well. Since 2009, it has performed better than manufacturing as a whole in Quebec, in many respects. However, the coming years will have their share of roadblocks and hard battles will have to be fought to keep the markets and buyers happy, whether they be companies or individuals. The industry’s health will depend on its ability to respond to challenges involving competition, labour, the environment and technological developments.