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Westfall adds micro mold tooling with Mold Craft acquisition
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Westfall Technik Inc. says its acquisition of Mold Craft Inc. "rounds out the company's industry-leading micro molding capabilities for medical device production." "Bringing full-scale, high-...
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01-18-2019
Klöckner Pentaplast invests $25M in Virginia for medical packaging
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Increased business opportunities thanks to America's aging population are spurring a multimillion-dollar expansion at a plastic film packaging site in Virginia. Trang Tilley, global marketing...
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01-18-2019
Operation Clean Sweep faces calls to transform
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The plastics industry's longtime voluntary program to fight pellet leakage from its factories, known as Operation Clean Sweep, is facing new pressure from governments and environmental groups....
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01-18-2019
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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01-18-2019
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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01-18-2019
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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01-18-2019
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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01-17-2019
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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01-17-2019
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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01-17-2019
Alliance members call project: 'A global organization set up for action'
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More than $1 billion is being pledged to help tackle the ocean plastics problem through a consortium of nearly 30 companies that includes some of the biggest names in the plastics industry. The...
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01-17-2019
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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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