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Airlite Plastics buys maker of HDPE paving system TrueGrid
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Airlite Plastics Co., the manufacturer of Fox Blocks-brand insulated concrete forms for the building industry, has acquired Stiles Manufacturing LLC, maker of TrueGrid pavers. The acquisition...
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04-19-2019
3D printing is strange to me, but getting familiar to manufacturers
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Detroit — I took a 2D design class in college. The focus was mostly on drawing and taking pencil, pen or paintbrush to paper to create a flat image or pattern. Sometimes, through light and...
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04-19-2019
Adidas introduces fully recyclable running shoe
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Shoe and sportswear giant Adidas AG is unveiling a new way for its customers to do running repeats, unveiling what it says it the first 100 percent recyclable running shoe. While sports footwear...
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04-19-2019
Firms jointly target Mexican mold market
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Mexico City — A trio of companies — two from China and one from Mexico — are hoping that a partnership aimed at building more standardized mold systems can help them pick up...
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04-19-2019
Trelleborg opens combined manufacturing site
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Aurora, Ohio — Trelleborg Sealing Profiles U.S. Inc. welcomed visitors to a grand opening of its new 156,250-square-foot manufacturing facility in Aurora. The new site brings three...
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04-19-2019
SPE Panel: Autos can benefit from nanomaterials
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Detroit —​ Nanotechnology and graphene holds great promise for the automotive market, a Ford Motor Co. technical expert said at Antec 2019. Deborah Mielewski, senior technical leader...
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04-19-2019
Berry takes 'multifaceted' approach to sustainability
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Berry Global Group Inc. is continuing to raise the company's profile when it comes to environmental issues. The Evansville, Ind.-based plastics packaging company is out with a sustainability...
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04-18-2019
Plastics News Now: Greenpeace targets Nestlé over plastic packaging
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An all composite airplane took flight, the Plastics Pioneers Association held its spring meeting and Greenpeace is targeting Nestlé over plastic packaging.

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04-18-2019
RGS realigns to focus on in-roof solar shingles
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Denver-based Real Goods Solar Inc.'s first-quarter launch of Powerhouse 3.0 solar roof shingles was even tougher than expected, but a multi-pronged plan to energize sales and turn a profit for the ...
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04-18-2019
Forget about the mousetrap. Who can build better sustainability?
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What's in the future for plastics? I don't mean for next quarter or even the rest of the year. You can ask an economist and get an intelligent guess about the short-term outlook for any market,...
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04-18-2019
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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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