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Beck Automation shows robotic system for in-mold labeling
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Beck Automation AG’s Beck-Flex high-speed in-mold labeling robotic system has the flexibility to run both inside- and outside-gated parts, and stack them on a conveyor. Beck-Flex works on...
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Arburg to have 27 exhibits at K 2016
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During K 2016, Arburg GmbH + Co. KG will display 12 machines at its own traditional “lucky number” booth of Hall 13, Standard A13 — and a total of 27 exhibits. The company from...
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Professional Plastics named Orange County, Calif., family-owned business of the year
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Irvine, Calif. — Professional Plastics Inc. has been named a 2016 family-owned business of the year by the Orange County Business Journal. CEO David Kietzke accepted the award on June 21 at...
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PE pipe making potable inroads
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The qualities of polyethylene pipe are piquing the interest of more civil engineers of potable water systems in North America. The telecommunications and utility industries have long used PE pipe...
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Milacron opens eSTORE
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Milacron Holdings Corp. has made its new Milacron eSTORE live, and the site is fulfilling orders for customers in North America and Europe. In the past, the company’s leading product brands...
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Pretium Packaging buys Custom Blow Molding
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Pretium Packaging LLC of Chesterfield, Mo., has added an operation with locations in Escondido, Calif., Carrollton, Texas, and Aurora, Ill. Genstar Capital LCC owns Pretium, a rigid plastic...
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PolyOne buying two businesses, creating Advanced Composites platform
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PolyOne Corp. is paying $85.5 million to acquire two composites businesses from Gordon Holdings Inc. Avon Lake, Ohio-based PolyOne will take ownership of Gordon Composites and Polystrand Inc....
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Major upgrades help Otto Environmental prepare for growth
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Waste and recycling container maker Otto Environmental Systems North America Inc. ended up spending about 18 months and about $18 million improving infrastructure, adding manufacturing capacity...
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New optical sorter can speed sortation
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National Recovery Technologies (NRT) has announced a next-generation platform of its SpydiR and ColorPlus optical sorters, for bottle sortation. “For our customers, a couple of percentage...
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Jomar to introduce new injection blow molding technology at K 2016
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Jomar Corp., which makes injection blow molding machines in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., has launched the IntelliDrive series that incorporates a custom-designed, servo-driven hydraulic system....
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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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