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Sanner launches new 'senior-friendly' packaging closures
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German firm Sanner GmbH has unveiled new packaging which it claims only uses a third of the effort to open. The new FOG 27 closure is for nutritional supplements such as vitamins or minerals, and...
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06-28-2016
493K offical calls on rotomolding sector to boost technology
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Cleveland — Gareth McDowell thinks it’s time for rotational molding to step up — to multilayer molding, new materials, more demanding high-tech parts, and closed-loop process...
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06-27-2016
Chase opens customer service center, warehouse
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Updated  — Resin distributor Chase Plastic Services Inc. has gained a lot of experience in cutting ribbons lately. The Clarkston, Mich.-based firm officially has opened a $6 million...
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06-27-2016
Prism acquires Tech Molded Plastics
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In a union of two precision automotive molders, Chesterfield, Mich.-headquartered Prism Plastics Inc. has acquired Tech Molded Plastics Inc. of Meadville, Pa. Effective June 23, the deal nearly...
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06-27-2016
Spanish auto supplier Ficosa secures $500 million in new business for North America
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Spanish auto supplier Ficosa International SA is making big moves in North America, with contracts to make nearly 9 million mirror systems in the next five years, and new business coming to the U....
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06-27-2016
IBM develops polycarbonate recycling technology
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IBM is out with a new way to recycle polycarbonate — a type of plastic that’s commonly used in electronics as well as everyday items. The company’s research unit has developed...
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06-27-2016
UK car sales 'could slump 25 percent after Brexit vote'
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An expert on the United Kingdom’s automotive sector has forecast a slump in UK new car sales following last week’s vote to leave the European Union. With previously divided politicians ...
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06-27-2016
Fire damages Mississippi molder Custom Engineered Wheels
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The fire that tore through Custom Engineered Wheels Inc. in Tupelo, Miss., on June 23 was started by a “failed” pump system that sent flames shooting out near combustible materials...
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06-27-2016
Covestro previews developments for K 2016
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Germany-based plastics company Covestro held an event on Friday 24 June in Cologne to preview its stand and developments that will be on show at K 2016 in Düsseldorf in October....
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06-27-2016
Rotational molding veteran says ‘one size doesn’t fit all’
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Cleveland — Ken Bather, a 32-year-veteran of rotational molding, thinks the process is amazing. “Rotomolding is a very strange bird — I loved it ever since I first saw it,” ...
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06-27-2016
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Published on August 9, 2013

Plastics Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Review & Outlook 2013 - North America

This report includes in-depth discussions of market trends, opportunities and threats as well as the latest developments in automation innovation. It also details lights-out manufacturing, equipment trends and automation's impact on employment as well as the outlook for automation adoption in North America.

The report uses charts and graphs to provide insight into key market indicators, including:

  • North American robot shipments from 1999-2012
  • Forecast growth for North American economies
  • Top 10 countries by robot density in 2012

In addition, we review 10 leading manufacturers of automation and robotic solutions, assessing their business strategy, challenges, opportunities for growth as well as their manufacturing and production outlook.

Profiled manufacturers include:

  • ABB
  • CBW Automation
  • Motoman Robotics
  • Ranger Automation Systems Inc.
  • Reis Robotics USA
  • Sailor Automation Inc.
  • Sepro America LLC
  • Stäubli America
  • Wittmann Battenfeld Inc.
  • Yushin America Inc.

Our experts also offer perspectives from industry thought leaders regarding their views on industry trends, threats to business and growth prospects.

These Q&A interviews include:

  • Jeff Burnstein, President, Association for Advancing Automation
  • Jisuke Hozumi, President, Sailor Automation
  • Christopher Parrillo, National Sales Manager, Yushin America
  • Jim Swim, Business Manager, CBW Automation
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