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Reynolds adding film extrusion line in Texas
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Plaskolite creates sheet giant with Covestro deal
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Acrylic sheet giant Plaskolite LLC has expanded the scope of its business by acquiring the North American polycarbonate sheet unit of materials maker Covestro. Officials with Plaskolite in...
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Prices for most commodity resins rose in February
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Sonoco Products buying Florida-based thermoformer
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An extra focus on recycling regulations
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China's Haitian sees sales jump 25 percent
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Turkish composites supplier Metyx building in North Carolina
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Published on January 7, 2014 Mold Making and Tooling Review and Outlook 2014 – North America

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

Charts and graphs outline forecast GDP growth, retail sales trends, consumer price index, steel production from 2005 to 2012, and top steel producing and consuming nations in 2012.

We review 25 leading mold and toolmakers, assessing their business strategies, challenges and manufacturing and production outlook.

Our experts also provide perspectives from the following industry thought leaders regarding industry trends, threats to business and growth prospects:

  • Jeffrey Barhoff, New Business Development, Rexam

Mold Manufacturing

  • Laurie Harbour, President and CEO, Harbour

Results Inc.

  • Roger Klouda, President, MSI Mold Builders Inc.
  • Craig Porter, President and Owner, PlastiCert Inc.

These companies are profiled:

  • Integrity Tool & Mold Inc.
  • Concours Mold Inc.
  • Active Burgess Mould & Design
  • Omega Tool Corp.
  • H.S. Die & Engineering Co.
  • Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering Inc.
  • Proper Group International Inc.
  • Triangle Tool Corp.
  • NyproMold Inc.
  • Prospect Mold and Die Co.
  • StackTeck Systems Inc.
  • Strohwig Industries Inc.
  • MGS Mfg. Group Inc.
  • R&D/Leverage
  • MSI Mold Builders Inc.
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
  • Delta Tooling Co.
  • Unique Tool & Gauge Inc.
  • Pyramid Mold & Tool
  • Aalbers Tool & Mold Inc.
  • Model Die & Mold Inc.
  • Rexam Mold Manufacturing

The following tables are included in the report:

  • Consumer Price Index 2000-2013
  • Retail Sales Growth 2000-2013
  • Real Retail Sales
  • U.S. Real GDP
  • North American GDP 2012-2017
  • Crude Steel Production
  • Per Capital Steel Use
  • Top 10 Steel Producers
  • Top Steel Users
  • Profiled Company Sales

Statistical data contained in this report is compiled by primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by Plastics News' team of experts.

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