America's Cup racers feature a variety of plastic and composite components again this year, as designers continue to push the envelope to make the boats as lightweight as possible without sacrificing strength. But this year, controversy surrounds the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series in San Francisco Bay. (The winning challenger will face defender Oracle Racing Inc. starting Sept. 7.)
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.