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The foam industry offers lightweight materials for a wide range of applications including packaging, automotive/transport, insulation in construction, furnishing and specialist clothing. The production process is tailored for each material and use, to generate the correct cellular structure and properties. Compounding ingredients may need to be reformulated to move from a denser plastic whilst maintaining performance. Foaming offers the chance to reduce costs as less material is required and the product weighs less in transport. The environmental benefits can be excellent with the correct choice of compound and blowing agent.
Polymer Foam 2013 offers the chance to meet and discuss production technology, innovations, and uses of cellular plastic materials with some of the most influential professionals in the industry.
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.
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.
This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.Learn more
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