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Westfall adds micro mold tooling with Mold Craft acquisition
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Klöckner Pentaplast invests $25M in Virginia for medical packaging
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Operation Clean Sweep faces calls to transform
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Donnelly adds press for complex parts
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Alexandria, Minn.-based Donnelly Custom Manufacturing Co. has installed a 70-ton press to produce complex molded parts, increase efficiency, and help customers get their products to market faster....
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Report: Bet on copolyester growth through 2027
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The global copolyester market is set for "moderate to high" growth in 2019, with demand approaching 400 million pounds, according to a new report from Irish research firm Fact.MR. Markets for...
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Plastic Age Products installs its largest press
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Montreal-based Plastic Age Products Inc. installed its largest machine yet — a 2,000-metric-ton injection molding press — for the versatility it offers in serving a diverse customer...
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China's Wellmei to invest $1.9M, create 71 jobs in US
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Chinese injection molding toolmaker and molder Wellmei Holding Co. Ltd. plans to invest $1.9 million and create 71 jobs by establishing its first North American manufacturing operation in Troy,...
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Texas fines Formosa $121,000 for pellet pollution
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Texas environmental regulators have fined resin maker Formosa Plastics Corp. USA $121,000 for leaking plastic pellets into waters around its Point Comfort plant, but local environmental groups...
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Evonik buying 3D printing material specialist
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Specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries AG is acquiring a Texas-based maker of powered polymers used in 3D printing. The deal for Structured Polymers Inc. of Austin provides Evonik "access...
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Alliance members call project: 'A global organization set up for action'
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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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