Attempting to look at global issues facing the plastics industry, a group of about 50 leaders from various resin producers formed the World Plastics Council at K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Patrick Thomas, CEO of Bayer MaterialScienceAG and president of PlasticsEurope, was nominated to initially chair the organization.
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.