Global demand for plastics processing machinery will climb 4.7 percent annually through 2012. China will post the largest gains and claim nearly one-fourth of demand. Extrusion equipment will pace gains, followed by RIM, rotomolding and rapid prototyping and manufacturing machinery. This study analyzes the $19.8 billion world plastics processing machinery industry, with forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by product, application, world region and for 30 major countries. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles industry competitors.