2012 was a tough act to follow for plastics mergers and acquisitions activity, which declined in the first half of 2013.M&A firm P&M Corporate Finance LLC of Southfield, Mich., tracked 146 global plastics and packaging deals through June 11 — a drop of 23 percent when compared with the first half of 2012.
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.
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.