All Things Data
While some in the media are convinced that plastics recycling is a myth, the numbers show that it's a substantial business — and growing.
Looking at our survey results, medical-grade LSR hits the top as the most used material and the biggest end market, representing well over half our list.
When it comes to planning for our rankings and lists, I wanted to check in more frequently with timely questions about the industry or business in general.
Packaging sales are 100 percent responsible for a $1.5 billion increase in sales because industrial thermoforming sales totals for the ranking were flat year over year.
This week our annual ranking of North American blow molders swoops in on a puff of air to the beat of an industrial drum.
Based on the survey submissions, film producers had an average gain of 15 percent and sheet producers reported an 8 percent average gain.
For rotational molders, this year's ranking shows larger volumes and higher prices. The average sales per company is up 15 percent, and the total related sales for our 106 ranked firms is $2.9 billion, up 14 percent over last year.