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Azek opens $25M recycling plant
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Skokie, Ill.-based Azek Building Products opened a $25 million recycling facility in Wilmington, Ohio, capable of turning 100 million pounds of used polyethylene a year into a material for its...
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04-24-2019
Blackstone buys majority stake in India's Essel Propack
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Mumbai — New York-based private equity fund Blackstone Group said April 22 it is paying up to $462 million to buy Indian specialty packaging company Essel Propack Ltd., the world's largest...
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04-24-2019
Boy unveils latest US offering, its revamped headquarters
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Exton, Pa. — Boy Machines Inc. renovated its headquarters in Exton in 2018, moving back in last fall. Officials at the small-tonnage injection molding machinery company showed off the result ...
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04-24-2019
Webasto plans $48M roof systems operation near Detroit
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Webasto Roof Systems Inc. plans to invest up to $47.9 million on a new manufacturing plant in in suburban Detroit. The project in Plymouth Township, Mich., is expected to create 441 new jobs and...
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04-24-2019
Magna investing $11.3M in Morocco
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Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. has broken ground on a new greenfield production plant in Kenitra, Morocco, to manufacture exterior and interior automotive mirror systems....
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04-24-2019
P&G fabric care brands commit to cutting plastic packaging
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Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co. has announced plans to reduce plastic packaging across its fabric care brands in Europe by 30 percent by 2025. Speaking at the Sustainable Brands...
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04-24-2019
Rapid Granulator sees potential in Mexico market
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Mexico City — Rapid Granulator AB sales have been growing in Mexico in recent years, but the plastics recycling equipment company's CEO sees the potential for so much more. CEO Bengt Rimark...
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04-24-2019
DuPont film workers in Texas join union
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Workers at a plastic film plant operated by DuPont in Pasadena, Texas, have voted to join a local union in advance of a split from a merged DowDuPont. Engineers at the plant recently voted 28-2 to ...
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04-23-2019
Mexico's tooling sector faces challenges
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Mexico has a booming automotive sector and a growing consumer class using more plastic packaging, but local mold makers are in short supply. The lack of new toolmakers, of course, is a global...
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04-23-2019
Haitian to open more tech centers
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Mexico City — Chinese injection press maker Haitian International Holdings Ltd. is setting up two additional tech centers in Mexico this year, as it expects that a pause in investment in the ...
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04-23-2019
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Published on August 21, 2018 Trends in Plastics Processing Machinery & Equipment

The latest strategic business report published by Plastics News analyzes current demand and a forecast for plastics processing machinery post-NPE 2018.  Included is an in-depth review of primary machinery by segment, plastics processing auxiliary equipment and automation trends.   

For each machinery segment (e.g. Injection Molding), we provide an overview of the current landscape, outlook, trends in processing technology, Industry 4.0 applications and growth initiatives of leading manufacturers in North America.  

You will also gain insight and perspectives from these industry thought leaders:

  • John Martich, Sumitomo (SHI) Plastics Machinery
  • Jim Murphy, Davis-Standard
  • Conrad Bessemer, NOVATEC Inc.
  • Jay Daniel, Coperion K-Tron
  • Sam Rajkovich, Conair Group

Plastics News' Economics Editor, Bill Wood provides an update on machinery and equipment shipments, economic indicators and a forecast for the year ahead.

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