Rotational Molding Market Review and Outlook 2014 - North America

  • ID: 3197590
  • Report
  • Region: America, North America, United States
  • 59 Pages
  • Plastics News
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North America’s Rotational Molding Sector Plunged In 2009 - By Nearly 7 Percent - But The Sector Managed To Bounce Back For A Modest Gain In 2010 And Has Continued Its Rebound Since

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • A. Schulman Inc.
  • Chem-Trend LP
  • Formed Plastics Inc.
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Persico SpA
  • Rotoline
  • MORE
This report provides in-depth analysis of the rotational molding market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor and equipment trends impacting rotomolders.

The report uses charts and graphs to provide insight into key market indicators, including:

- Rotational molding sales growth from 2001-2013
- U.S. GDP growth
- Throughput trends from 2003-2013
- Quarterly resin prices from 2007-2013 for materials used to manufacture rotational molded products

In addition, we review 31 leading rotational molders, 6 equipment manufacturers, 5 release agent manufacturers and 5 resin suppliers, assessing their business strategies, challenges and manufacturing and production outlook.

Rotational molding is a competitive technology for the production of hollow plastic items of medium to large size with uniform wall thickness and complex shapes using polymers such as polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, nylon and polycarbonate.

Like other plastic segments hit by the recession, North America’s rotational molding sector plunged in 2009 - by nearly 7 percent - but the sector managed to bounce back for a modest gain in 2010 and has continued its rebound since.

From the late-1970s to the mid-1990s, rotomolding grew much faster than real or inflation-adjusted GDP.

Rotational molding is unlike any other plastic process. It is a physically demanding job in which production workers load the resin, in powder form, into large hollow molds and use brushes to distribute the plastic evenly.

When it comes to materials, rotomolding is unusual among plastic processes in that it has relatively few resins available for use.

Some rotomolders make their own powder in-house, using machines called pulverizers.

While the global financial crisis impacted all manufacturing sectors, rotomolding has seemingly rebounded and growth rates are expected to remain consistent.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • A. Schulman Inc.
  • Chem-Trend LP
  • Formed Plastics Inc.
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Persico SpA
  • Rotoline
  • MORE
1. Market Overview

- Market overview
- Employment overview
- Materials overview
- Release agent overview

2. Supplier Profiles

- A. Schulman Inc.
- ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
- Nova Chemicals Corp.
- Dow Chemical Co.
- LyondellBasell Industries

3. Release Manufacturer Profiles

- Chem-Trend LP
- DuPont Coating & Release Systems
- McLube
- Stoner Inc.
- Axel Plastic Research Laboratories

4. Equiptment Manufacturer Profies

- Ferry Industries Inc.
- Rotoline
- Rotomachinery Group
- Caccia Engineering
- Persico SpA
- Reinhardt Roto-Machines

5. Rotational Molder Profiles

- Step 2 Co. LLC
- Little Tikes Co.
- Snyder Industries Inc.
- Norwesco Inc.
- Toter Inc.
- Centro Inc
- Pelican Products Inc.
- Elkhart Plastics Inc.
- Den Hartog Industries Inc.
- Ameri-Kart Corp.
- Chem-Tainer Industries Inc
- Confluence Watersports Co.
- Acrylon Plastics Inc. .
- Ball Bounce & Sport Inc.
- Moeller Marine Products Inc.
- Poly Processing Co. LLC.
- Solar Plastics Inc. .
- Meese Orbitron Dunne
- Rhino Inc.
- PlayPower Inc.
- Dutchland Plastics Corp.
- Johnson Outdoors Inc.
- Iowa Rotocast Plastics Inc.
- Laerdal Medical Corp.
- GameTime
- RTS Companies Inc.
- Formed Plastics Inc.
- Trilogy Plastics Inc.
- Jacobson Plastics Inc.
- Plastic Professionals Inc.
- Seljan Co. Inc.

6. Tables

- Rotomolding Sales Growth 2001-2013
- Rotational Molding Plants in North America
- Top Rotomolding Plant Sites
- U.S. Plastic and Rubber Unemployment Rate
- Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage
- Domestic Crude Oil Prices 1946-2013
- Quarterly Resin Prices 2007-2013

7. Perspectives

- Peter Mooney, president, Plastics Custom Research Services
- Bruce Muller, president, Plastics Consulting

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- A. Schulman Inc.
- Acrylon Plastics Inc. .
- Ameri-Kart Corp.
- Axel Plastic Research Laboratories
- Ball Bounce & Sport Inc.
- Caccia Engineering
- Centro Inc
- Chem-Tainer Industries Inc
- Chem-Trend LP
- Confluence Watersports Co.
- Den Hartog Industries Inc.
- Dow Chemical Co.
- DuPont Coating & Release Systems
- Dutchland Plastics Corp.
- Elkhart Plastics Inc.
- ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
- Ferry Industries Inc.
- Formed Plastics Inc.
- GameTime
- Iowa Rotocast Plastics Inc.
- Jacobson Plastics Inc.
- Johnson Outdoors Inc.
- Laerdal Medical Corp.
- Little Tikes Co.
- LyondellBasell Industries
- McLube
- Meese Orbitron Dunne
- Moeller Marine Products Inc.
- Norwesco Inc.
- Nova Chemicals Corp.
- Pelican Products Inc.
- Persico SpA
- Plastic Professionals Inc.
- Plastics Consulting
- Plastics Custom Research Services
- PlayPower Inc.
- Poly Processing Co. LLC.
- RTS Companies Inc.
- Reinhardt Roto-Machines
- Rhino Inc.
- Rotoline
- Rotomachinery Group
- Seljan Co. Inc.
- Snyder Industries Inc.
- Solar Plastics Inc. .
- Step 2 Co. LLC
- Stoner Inc.
- Toter Inc.
- Trilogy Plastics Inc.

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