Regarding your Viewpoint ["Grandma, Sedgwick raise the hue and cry," Page 6, April 16]: Activists continue their efforts to ban the plastic bottle and the industry continues attempts at appeasement by "increasing the rate of recycling." If activists don’t like 30 percent maybe they’ll like 50 percent, or 60 percent? There is always going to be an activist somewhere that is offended by something, and today they get heard. We can’t stop that, but we can educate the consumer of the values and the real environmental costs of PET bottles.
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