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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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Automotive

Automakers look under the hood for the next lightweighting opportunities
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The automotive industry's current favorite target for lightweighting efforts is the powertrain, according to a recent survey.
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Medical

Westminster Tool creates academy to find, train future toolmakers
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Westminster Tool Inc. begins its own Westminster Academy to find and train skilled employees.
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Film & Sheet

Coveris makes another flexible packaging buy
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Coveris Holdings is continuing its rapid acquisition pace, this time picking up flexible print specialist Learoyd Packaging (Holdings) Ltd. to boost...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

German injection molders Metz-Werke and Inotech to collaborate
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German injection molding companies Metz-Werke GmbH & Co. KG and Inotech Kunststofftechnik GmbH have announced that they have joined forces to bring...
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Machinery

Reiloy Westland to build new headquarters
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Reiloy Westland Corp. will build a 45,000-square-foot headquarters factory, as the Kansas maker of screws and barrels expands under the ownership of...
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More reshoring success stories with Wal-Mart connections
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I feel like a fortune teller this week. Maybe I should pick up some lottery tickets.
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Plastics News Now: Plastic execs take the ice bucket challenge
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The North Face is using more recycled PET bottles, we check out advancements in prosthetic legs at the IDSA conference and watch those in the...
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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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Packaging

Promens closing 2 German blow molding plants
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Promens hf, the Icelandic packaging group, is planning to restructure its packaging operations in Germany with the closure of two blow molding plants ...
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Injection Molding

Making the most of complexity
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In the global market for injection molded parts, custom molders have tried a million different ways to differentiate themselves from the pack. Make...
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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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Materials

China's PVC exports face challenges
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Despite robust growth in the first half of the year, China's PVC exports now faces new challenges, due to trade barriers and new capacity ramping up...
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Recycling

Non-recyclable items gumming up the works at recycling centers
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The influx of all sorts of unacceptable items at recycling centers has gotten to the point that Charlotte, N.C.-based ReCommunity is trying to bring...
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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

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

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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