AKRON, OHIO — Dow Chemical Co.'s expansion plans for the U.S. Gulf Coast are featured in this weeks' Material Insights video. Also this week, we report on plastic film maker Bemis Associates Inc.'s first compounding acquisition as well as news that Gevo Inc. has opened a plant making plastic feedstock paraxylene from biomass.
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.