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U.S. pipe demand
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Annual growth from 2008-2013 and projected growth into 2018.
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Material Insights

Material Insights: PolyOne shows off material to designers
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PolyOne takes its shape memory polymers to a designers conference, PET resin prices rise and Lanxess announces expansion.
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Ohio molder sold to private equity firm
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Private equity firm TVV Capital of Nashville has acquired injection molder Design Molded Plastics Inc. for an undisclosed price.
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Sintex Wausaukee Composites opens manufacturing plant in India
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Sintex Wausaukee Composites is bringing its light resin transfer molding expertise to India, opening a fiber reinforced plastic production cell for...
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Film & Sheet

Flexible film waste-to-oil pilot project continuing in California
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A recent decision to discontinue operations at a plastics waste-to-oil site in Portland, Ore., is not impacting a pilot program aimed at hard-to-...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Pactiv selling building products unit to Ireland's Kingspan
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Irish building material manufacturer Kingspan Group plc is acquiring the insulation business of Lake Forest, Ill.-based Pactiv Building Products for...
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Trade group lists China's top plastics machinery manufacturers
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The China Plastic Machine Industry Association has unveiled its latest rankings of the top 25 plastics machinery suppliers in China as well as...
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Plastics company CEO speaks out on immigration reform
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Kevin Kelly, CEO of flexible packaging company Emerald Packaging Inc., has written a powerful story for the National Catholic Reporter about the need ...
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Plastic News Now: Plastic brace helps duck walk again
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A 3-D printed brace helps Quack-Quack get back walking, a sound-proofing polymer is put to the test on a national television show and a group...
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25th Anniversary

Despite its history, bioplastics remains a niche industry
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Headlines about bioplastics practically write themselves. “Bioplastics market growing,” “Bioplastics take root,”...
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Mauser opening joint venture in Mexico
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Mauser USA is teaming with Servicios Ambeintales Internacionales to open a new intermediate bulk container joint venture in Mexico that will include...
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Injection Molding

Electrolux a suitor for GE Appliances
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Swedish appliance conglomerate AB Electrolux has confirmed it is one of the suitors for a possible acquisition of GE Appliances.
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Blow Molding

Minnesota blow molder adding space and equipment
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Blow Molded Specialties Inc. is expanding its capacity, taking over a nearby building to add 25,000 square feet of space for more molding and...
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ISO publishes international standard for measuring phthalates in toys
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The Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published an international standard on phthalates used as plasticizers in...
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BMW closes the carbon fiber loop
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BMW's extensive use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic in its i-series vehicles has prompted the development of ways to recycle unused material.
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Numbers that Matter

Consumer spending accelerates in second quarter
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The United States Commerce Department recently released the advance estimate of U.S. gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2014. Their data ...
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Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

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Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

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2014 Injection Molding Industry Report


In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

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