This report forecasts US plastics processing machinery demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2019. Total demand is segmented by machinery product in terms of: injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, other machinery, and aftermarket parts. Total demand is also segmented by primary application as follows: consumer/institutional, packaging, construction, and other primary applications.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand and total shipments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various demand segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, technology trends, legal and regulatory factors, NAFTA demand, and US plastics processing machinery shipments. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and primary applications, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and primary application segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.