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Medical companies assess damage in Puerto Rico
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Medical manufacturers with facilities in Puerto Rico are still assessing damage caused by Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit the island in more than 80 years. Maria made landfall with ...
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09-22-2017
Speaker: Expect PP price increases post-Harvey
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Norwalk, Calif. — Expect big increases in polypropylene prices for months in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, an industry consultant warned members of the Western Plastics Association. Samantha ...
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09-22-2017
DowDuPont starts up new PE and ethylene units in Texas
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DowDuPont Inc. has started production on a specialty polyethylene resin unit and on a new ethylene unit in Freeport, Texas. The new unit will have annual production of almost 900 million pounds of ...
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09-22-2017
Plastimagen still on schedule after earthquake
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Mexico City — Plastimagen México 2017 will go ahead in Mexico City as planned on November 7-10, organizer E.J. Krause and Associates said Sept. 21. Mexico City and surrounding areas...
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09-22-2017
CPSC votes to limit flame retardants in plastics
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission narrowly voted Sept. 20 to limit use of a group of flame retardants in plastics and other materials, saying that they see growing evidence that the...
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09-22-2017
Wrapping up safe shipping
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When it comes to securing loads on goods for transport, stretch wrap plays a key role in keeping the loads from shifting around in an economical and effective fashion. Load stability is a matter...
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09-22-2017
DS Smith making two Midwest US investments
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DS Smith plc is expanding operations in the United States on two fronts, including a new rigid plastic packaging location near Chicago and expansion of an injection molding location in Minnesota....
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09-22-2017
Compounder Star adds equipment and new look
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Custom compounder Star Plastics Inc. has added new equipment and launched a rebranding campaign. Since late 2016, the firm has added a twin-screw extrusion line for development work at its...
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09-21-2017
Plastics News Now: Large beverage company drops bottled water production
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San Miguel Corp. in the Philippines announced it is dropping the production of bottled water for sustainability reasons, Ford Motor Co. files a patent for an autonomous interior and Method...
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09-21-2017
Raumedic bringing 4.0 to all German, US facilities
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Raumedic AG is introducing a new IT-based quality assurance and production control system in all its production locations in Germany and the U.S. by 2019. Raumedic, a medical technology...
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09-21-2017
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Published on November 15, 2013 Rotational Molding Market Review and Outlook 2014 - North America

This report provides in-depth analysis of the rotational molding market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor and equipment trends impacting rotomolders.

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

  • Rotational molding sales growth from 2001-2013
  • U.S. GDP growth
  • Throughput trends from 2003-2013
  • Quarterly resin prices from 2007-2013 for materials used to manufacture rotational molded products

In addition, we review 31 leading rotational molders, 6 equipment manufacturers, 5 release agent manufacturers and 5 resin suppliers, assessing their business strategies, challenges and manufacturing and production outlook.

Profiled companies include:

Rotational Molders:

  • Acrylon Plastics Inc.
  • Ameri-Kart Corp.
  • Ball Bounce & Sport Inc.
  • Centro Inc.
  • Chem-Tainer Industries Inc.
  • Confluence Watersports Co.
  • Den Hartog Industries Inc.
  • Dutchland Plastics Corp.
  • Elkhart Plastics Inc.
  • Formed Plastics Inc.
  • GameTime
  • Iowa Rotocast Plastics Inc.
  • Jacobson Plastics Inc.
  • Johnson Outdoors Inc.
  • Laerdal Medical Corp.
  • Little Tikes Co.
  • Meese Orbitron Dunne
  • Moeller Marine Products Inc.
  • Norwesco Inc.
  • Pelican Products Inc.
  • Plastic Professionals Inc.
  • PlayPower Inc.
  • Poly Processing Co. LLC
  • Rhino Inc.
  • RTS Companies Inc.
  • Seljan Co. Inc.
  • Snyder Industries Inc.
  • Solar Plastics Inc.
  • Step 2 Co. LLC
  • Toter Inc.
  • Trilogy Plastics Inc.

Equipment Manufacturers:

  • Caccia Engineering
  • Ferry Industries Inc.
  • Persico SpA
  • Reinhardt Roto-Machines
  • Rotoline
  • Rotomachinery Group

Release Agent Manufacturers:

  • Axel Plastic Research Laboratories
  • Chem-Trend LP
  • DuPont Coating & Release Systems
  • McLube
  • Stoner Inc.

Resin Suppliers:

  • A. Schulman Inc.
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Nova Chemicals Corp.

Our experts also provide perspectives from industry thought leaders regarding their views on industry trends, market conditions and growth opportunities. These Q&A interviews include:

  • Peter Mooney, Economist and President, Plastics Custom Research Services
  • Bruce Muller, President, Plastics Consulting

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