This week’s Plastics News has something different: stories about strategic buyers picking up major component makers from their private equity owners. And the businesses they’re buying — Xaloy Inc., Synventive Molding Solutions Inc. and Extrusion Dies Industries LLC, cover the broad spectrum of plastics. And both buyers are publicly traded. That certainly goes against the tidal wave of private equity money that has swept through some sectors of plastics.
The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.Learn more
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