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Challenges remain for US recycling
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Naples, Fla. — The U.S. recycling market still has some work to do to meet its goals. "There needs to be a financial benefit to recycling," Leon Farahnik said March 5 as part of a recycling...
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03-19-2019
GW Plastics expands in Ireland
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Anaheim, Calif. —​ GW Plastics Inc. has continually reinvested in its operations during the course of the last five years. Add another investment to the list. The firm recently...
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03-19-2019
Engel targets sustainability, joins New Plastics Economy
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Engel Group has signed the New Plastics Economy global commitment of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, becoming one of the first machinery companies to make the circular economy pledge....
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03-19-2019
Coming to the Tour de France: Team Ineos
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Chemical company Ineos is moving from making headlines on the business pages to the sports section. Last year, the company revealed its design for the United Kingdom's entry in the America's Cup...
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03-19-2019
IPL Plastics buys Belgian molder Loomans
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Montreal — IPL Plastics Inc. will acquire Belgian manufacturer of plastic packaging Loomans Group NV for a total consideration of $85.5 million. The Quebec-based injection molder said in a...
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03-19-2019
MTD Micro Molding named Processor of the Year
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Naples, Fla. — MTD Micro Molding is the 2018 Plastics News Processor of the Year. The winner was named March 6 at the Plastics News Executive Forum in Naples. With 37 employees and 14...
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03-06-2019
Elkem shows off LSR Select to industry
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Anaheim, Calif. — Elkem Silicones USA Corp. has been working on its new process for liquid silicone rubber for a few years, and now it's ready to show the industry. The company officially...
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03-19-2019
Trelleborg enhances medical capabilities with Sil-Pro deal
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Delano, Minn. — Service continues to be a priority for Trelleborg AB's Sealing Solutions unit, and its latest acquisition only furthers that goal. The firm in January finalized a deal to...
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03-18-2019
University of Akron polymer researcher moving program to Duke
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The University of Akron's polymer program is losing a big-league researcher and his staff to Duke University, but officials vowed to continue investing in the school's College of Polymer Science...
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03-18-2019
Recycler, strapping firm Polychem sold
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Plastics recycler and strapping maker Polychem Corp. is being sold. The Mentor, Ohio-based company, which makes both PET and polypropylene strapping, was acquired by The Sterling Group, a private...
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03-18-2019
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Published on May 21, 2018 Plastic Film & Sheet Manufacturing Trends
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Film and sheet extruders and converters continue to thrive in 2018 with innovation and changing consumer preferences fueling growth and new opportunities across the plastics value chain.

Key questions answered in this report: 

  1. What is the estimate volume of sales in film & sheet in North America and what is the average sales per company?
  2. What is the global plastic films and sheet market forecast to reach by 2025?
  3. Key market trends that are shaping the film & sheet segment (e.g., barrier technology, material R&D trends, packaging design)?
  4. What are key drivers and potential barriers to market growth in North America?
  5. Is there a trend toward consolidation and how many packaging M&A deals were made in 2017 (rigid vs. flexible)?
  6. Who are the key industry players and what are they doing to gain the competitive edge?
Also included is a PDF of the Top 100 companies operating in the segment per Plastics News' 2017 ranking which tracks:

  • Total company sales and total film & sheet sales
  • % Break of film versus sheet sales
  • Materials processed
  • Number of employees & film/sheet lines
  • Services/processes performed in-house (e.g. bag making
  • Throughput (resin, annual in lbs.)
  • End markets served
  • Number and locations of North American film & sheet plants

 

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