First-quarter numbers show electronics is growing more than twice as fast as overall economy.
June 2018’s reading of 56.3 pulls half-year index to 57.1.
Overall index for April hits 58.1; custom processors climb to 62.4.
More brand owners are embracing a circular economy mindset—a plan of action that covers the entire lifecycle, from production to consumption to waste management and the market for post-consumer plastics.
The good news for all those in attendance at NPE2018—processors and suppliers alike—is that all signs point to continued growth in housing in 2018. Read on to find out what Perc Pineda, PhD, chief economist for Plastics Industry Association, has to say about how home ownership affects the plastics industry.
March comes in at 57.7. Index for the first-quarter of 2018 reaches 57.1
NPE will host lots of news in engineered thermoplastic compounds, customized TPEs, polyolefins for packaging, bioplastics, recycled content compounds, purging agents, 3D printing materials, and a slew of innovative additives.
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