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Buildings aren’t just for space; they’re an extension of who we are. People increasingly depend on buildings and infrastructure to live, work and play.
The global population is rising significantly, especially in urban areas, creating a growing need for well-built buildings and infrastructure. The number of households and commercial buildings will increase rapidly in the coming decades, driving demand for building materials. In meeting this demand, the building and construction industry needs to balance a number of trends, including higher performance, increased durability, improved safety, better aesthetics, reduced maintenance, greater energy efficiency, reduced material use and waste, and lower costs.
Collaborating with customers and across the value chain including trade associations, we are committed to helping the industry develop high-performance, sustainable building products.
Our products are increasingly being used to produce construction materials that are more energy-efficient, more durable and better performing. Plastic materials are used extensively because they are waterproof, stable, weather-resistant, light and easy to handle. From roofing to flooring, water pipes to window seals and house-wraps to insulation, plastics can deliver energy savings and last longer than other traditional materials, reducing material use and waste.
Our performance materials are enabling the development of high-quality solutions used in a broad range of building and construction applications.
*The American Chemistry Council.