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493K offical calls on rotomolding sector to boost technology
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Cleveland — Gareth McDowell thinks it’s time for rotational molding to step up — to multilayer molding, new materials, more demanding high-tech parts, and closed-loop process...
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06-27-2016
Chase opens customer service center, warehouse
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Updated  — Resin distributor Chase Plastic Services Inc. has gained a lot of experience in cutting ribbons lately. The Clarkston, Mich.-based firm officially has opened a $6 million...
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06-27-2016
Prism acquires Tech Molded Plastics
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In a union of two precision automotive molders, Chesterfield, Mich.-headquartered Prism Plastics Inc. has acquired Tech Molded Plastics Inc. of Meadville, Pa. Effective June 23, the deal nearly...
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06-27-2016
Spanish auto supplier Ficosa secures $500 million in new business for North America
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Spanish auto supplier Ficosa International SA is making big moves in North America, with contracts to make nearly 9 million mirror systems in the next five years, and new business coming to the U....
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06-27-2016
UK car sales 'could slump 25 percent after Brexit vote'
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An expert on the United Kingdom’s automotive sector has forecast a slump in UK new car sales following last week’s vote to leave the European Union. With previously divided politicians ...
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06-27-2016
Rotational molding veteran says ‘one size doesn’t fit all’
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Cleveland — Ken Bather, a 32-year-veteran of rotational molding, thinks the process is amazing. “Rotomolding is a very strange bird — I loved it ever since I first saw it,” ...
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06-27-2016
Roto Made Local to exhibit at IDSA 2016 conference in Detroit
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Cleveland — The Roto Made Local roadshow will continue at the Industrial Designers Society of America’s annual conference in Detroit, Aug. 17-20. Detroit will mark the third straight...
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06-27-2016
Worker killed at Detroit-area tool maker
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A worker was killed June 26 in an accident involving an injection molding machine at Delta Tooling Co. in Auburn Hills, Mich. Police responded to a call at around 11:15 p.m., Auburn Hills Police...
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06-27-2016
Pricing front quiet for everything but PP in May
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The North American commodity resin market gave peace a chance in May, with all prices flat except for polypropylene. Plastics News in May reported an additional 2-cent decrease on North American...
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06-24-2016
Matsui partners with SA Engineering Technology center
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Livonia, Mich. — Matsui America Inc. of Hanover Park, Ill., is partnering with the new SA Engineering Technology Collaboration Center in Livonia. The center’s main objective is to...
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06-24-2016
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Plastics in Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

Charts and graphs show forecasts of HDPE and PVC sales into construction, GDP growth, retail sales trends, historical housing trends, housing starts, housing supply and value of construction.

The report reviews 25 processors and six major retailers serving the building and construction end market, assessing their business strategies, challenges and manufacturing outlook.

There are also interviews with four industry thought leaders who are looking at the business prospects ahead.

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