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Second quarter 2016 shipments were up year over year but down on a quarterly basis for the second straight month.
Analysts, industry leaders and plastics manufacturers will address expanding use of plastics and composites at this year’s IHS Markit and SPI event.
The first ever such event featured educational information, including infographics, reports and blog posts.
The company is projecting a revenue increase of approximately $20,000 for 2017 based on recycling efforts.
Shipments of primary plastics equipment in the first quarter were up 13.5% from the year-ago quarter.
Generally speaking, there’s a lot of doom and gloom talk in the recycling space at the moment, mostly thanks to low oil prices, but despite that consumers remain passionate about the topic.
A robust fourth quarter helped push North American shipments of plastics machinery to their sixth straight year of growth.
The Bottle Zone will include exhibits and education opportunities for the beverage and bottling industries.
SPI’s new report analyzes the key factors impacting the plastic industry in the building and construction sector.
Plastics continue to be the material of choice for the packaging market, according to a new report by SPI.
As PT’s Editorial Director Jim Callari wrote earlier this year: recycling is here to stay.
In a move hailed by SPI, the ACC and other trade groups, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to reform the country’s 39-year-old chemical regulation: TSCA.
Shipments of primary plastics equipment in the third quarter were flat compared to the previous quarter and down 4.6% year over year.
Shale gas, reshoring and trade helped the U.S. plastics industry outpace the broader manufacturing sector over the last year.
Expect lower prices for PET and more competitive prices for base nylon 6 and 66 resins.
PP imports--pellets and finished goods--on the increase and to continue to 2019.
IHS expects flat prices to end the year, followed by one increase in Q1 2016, and lower prices in Q2 and Q3.
Pack Expo Last Vegas returned to Sin City where members of the entire packaging supply chain got their fill of both vitamin D and all things packaging.
After BRIC countries largely built up their markets during the Great Recession, developed economies today seek continued growth despite emerging market maladies.
Both new threats and opportunities for end markets such as packaging and automotive to be addressed at SPI/IHS Global Plastics Summit.