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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

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

Report predicts growth for flexible packaging
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Flexible packaging in the United States grew last year and is expected to continue to grow this year, according to a new report by the Flexible...
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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

Milacron commits $30 million to investment in India
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MUMBAI — Cincinnati-based Milacron LLC plans to invest $30 million over the next three years in India. The investments will double capacity at...
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Small country introducing plastic coins
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You've heard of countries adopting plastic currency, to replace paper money. How about plastic coins, to replace metal? It's hard to believe but true....
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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

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

Enor expanding in S.C., moving toy production to U.S. from China
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has convinced toy producer Enor Corp. to expand U.S. production at the expense of sourcing from China.
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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

Bayer, SCAC partner on water reuse project
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Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) and Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. Ltd. (SCAC) have entered into a preliminary agreement for the reuse of waste water ...
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Recycling

GameDay Challenge expands the competition to the recycling bin
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GameDay Recycling Challenge is returning this year as college football stadiums will compete to see which school produces the least amount of waste...
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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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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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