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Technology spurs blow molding advances

The U.S. market for blow molding machines is more mature than in fast-growth developing nations of Asia and Eastern Europe, but business should heat up here, as technological improvements lure buyers — and polyethylene and polypropylene prices stabilize from the shale gas boom, according to machinery executives. Read more

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Product News

Styrolution focusing on new specialty products

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — As it marks its second birthday, styrenics maker Styrolution Group GmbH is looking to grow with new products.
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Nearly 150,000 visitors at K 2013
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K 2013 show organizers say visitor attendance at the eight-day event, to date, has been 149,000 people.
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IKT develops processes and material solutions

The IKT Institute of Plastics Technology at Stuttgart University exhibited at a K show for the first time at the 2013 event in Düsseldorf, Germany in ...
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Opinion: Viewpoint

Counting blessings: Thanks all around
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The plastics industry has plenty to be thankful for this year. Let's take a look.
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Market Reports

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

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Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook – North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

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Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

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.

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