FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY (Dec. 21, 1:35 p.m. ET) — Udo Bodmer has built a better egg carton: the injection molded chickPack. "This is brand new. The market is cardboard and vacuum formed. Injection molding is new," said Bodmer, a mold maker with 30 years of experience.
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.
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