CLEVELAND - Natural polymer demand is expected to grow 5.9 percent annually to $3.6 billion in 2010, reaching 1.7 billion pounds. Increased levels of food production, and opportunities in packaging, medical and other areas, will stimulate gains. Average natural polymer prices are expected to stabilize, reflecting declining prices for starch and fermentation products. These and other trends are presented inNatural Polymers, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc. For more information, e-mail