Initially unveiled in Europe, the new digital manufacturing platform will be coming to the U.S. in early 2021, bringing greater speed and flexibility to quoting of injection molded, CNC machined, and 3D-printed parts.
U.S. exports of plastics molds in June were 36% above June 2019, and imports were up 4% from a year ago. Both exports and imports of molds are back to pre-COVID-19 levels. This could be an indication that demand from plastics processors has picked up in both domestic and export markets since the lockdown in March.
This monthly trade statistics report—developed by Perc Pineda, PhD, Plastics Industry Association’s Chief Economist—includes monthly and year-over-year analysis of U.S. plastics mold trade. In this report, exports and imports of plastics molds are broken down by HTS number and by country, providing deeper insights on export market growth and import trends by product and country of origin.
Demand for hand sanitizer, alcohol, cleaning products and beverages is reportedly straining capacity in blow molding.