Evolving global plastics demand, 1983 vs. 2012

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Automotive

China's nylon demand, 2013   (August 16, 2013 ) Top industrial thermoforming markets (2013 survey)   (February 22, 2013 ) Global auto market for fuel storage & delivery, 2011   (January 22, 2013 ) Greatest impact on fuel economy and CO2 emission reductions, 2012-25   (August 17, 2012 ) Automotive market snapshot (2012 North American injection molders surv...   (June 15, 2012 )

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Packaging

US plastic film demand by industry   (February 17, 2015 ) Global pouch demand   (December 8, 2014 ) World protective packaging demand   (December 1, 2014 ) Blow molders and rigid packaging plant locations   (November 3, 2014 ) US rigid bulk packaging demand   (October 20, 2014 )

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Molds/Tooling

Sales trends for North American tooling firms   (October 6, 2014 ) Injection molding machine costs 2013   (March 3, 2014 ) North American mold makers: tooling types manufactured (2013 survey)   (October 7, 2013 ) Italy's plastics machinery & mold demand, 2009 vs. 2012   (May 3, 2013 ) N. American mold makers: Market share by sales (2012 survey)   (October 19, 2012 )

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Recycling

Independent recycler processing habits   (March 16, 2015 ) Gross PET recycling rates 2003-2013   (October 13, 2014 ) Plastics recycler mergers and acquisitions   (May 19, 2014 ) Postconsumer non-bottle rigid plastic recovered   (March 19, 2014 ) US non-bottle rigid plastics recovery, 2007-11: exports vs. domestic   (May 17, 2013 )

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Processors

Most optimistic plastics markets for 2015   (March 9, 2015 ) European injection molding polymer demand   (February 23, 2015 ) Rotational molding sales   (August 25, 2014 ) U.S. pipe demand   (August 18, 2014 ) Pipe, profile and tubing sales   (July 28, 2014 )

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Materials

US plastic film demand   (February 9, 2015 ) US biocompatible materials demand   (January 19, 2015 ) Revenue of chemical companies in China   (January 12, 2015 ) Global market: Printing materials for thin films   (January 5, 2015 ) Bioplastics global production capacity   (December 15, 2014 )

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Machinery

World plastics processing machinery demand   (January 23, 2014 ) Global additive manufacturing/3-D printing   (November 8, 2013 ) Italy's plastics machinery & mold demand, 2009 vs. 2012   (May 3, 2013 ) US recycled plastic demand, 2006-16   (December 17, 2012 ) US recycled plastic demand, 2006-16   (December 7, 2012 )

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Miscellaneous

Plastic pipe production in Europe   (March 2, 2015 ) Distribution of profile production in Europe in 2014   (February 2, 2015 ) Countries with the most Fakuma exhibitors   (October 27, 2014 ) Breakdown of executive pay   (September 8, 2014 ) US composite and plastic lumber demand   (June 9, 2014 )

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