Market Disruptions: Single-Use Plastic Bans and Supply Chain Considerations

Market Disruptions: Single-Use Plastic Bans and Supply Chain Considerations

The haphazard nature of single-use plastic bans is forming a complex regulatory landscape for disposables across the US.

  Consumer Goods      Custom Research      Plastics & Other Polymers    

4 Key Growth Areas for Liquid Silicone Rubber

4 Key Growth Areas for Liquid Silicone Rubber

The expanding range of end uses for liquid silicone rubber (LSR) has helped LSR outperform the larger silicone elastomer market over the last decade.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Plastics & Other Polymers    

Tariff Tracker: Proposed Tariffs on Plastic Bags Could Harm Green Businesses

Tariff Tracker: Proposed Tariffs on Plastic Bags Could Harm Green Businesses

A 10% tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports took effect today.
The inclusion of certain plastic bags on that list seems like it should be a boon for green businesses. Find out why one Freedonia analyst thinks that may not be the case.

  Industry Studies      Plastics & Other Polymers      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: More Tariffs, Please

Tariff Tracker: More Tariffs, Please

As the trade war between the US and China heats up, the Trump administration is readying its next salvo: a 10% tariff rate on $200 billion worth of products, including plasticware. Who are some of the winners and losers in this latest round of import taxes?

  Consumer Goods      Freedonia Focus      Plastics & Other Polymers      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: With Latest Round, Foamed Plastic Market Slowdown?

Tariff Tracker: With Latest Round, Foamed Plastic Market Slowdown?

The Trump administration's latest round of 25% tariffs on Chinese imports will hit the foamed plastic insulation market particularly hard. With prices set to rise, are other types of insulation next?


Tariff Tracker: New Taxes Target Plastics

Tariff Tracker: New Taxes Target Plastics

Plastics are everywhere, and they make up an enormous multibillion-dollar global industry. With the US set to impose 25% tariffs on key plastics imports from China soon, what will the ramifications be?

  Industry Studies      Plastics & Other Polymers      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: China Hits Out at US Polyethylene Manufacturers

Tariff Tracker:  China Hits Out at US Polyethylene Manufacturers

The latest round of retaliatory tariffs from China on US imports includes major commodity chemicals and polymers. Find out what's included in this tax, and how it will affect US manufacturers.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Plastics & Other Polymers      Tariffs    

4 Reasons for the US Resurgence in the Global TPE Industry

4 Reasons for the US Resurgence in the Global TPE Industry

Several major polymer manufacturers are expanding their thermoplastic elastomer production capacity in the US. Check out these four key reasons why.


3 LSR Growth Opportunities to Watch in 2018

3 LSR Growth Opportunities to Watch in 2018

Liquid silicone rubber is a fast-growing segment of the overall silicone industry. Find out which markets and products are expected to spur demand for this versatile material through 2022.


Industry 4.0: Accelerating Automation & Digital Design in the Plastics Industry

Industry 4.0: Accelerating Automation & Digital Design in the Plastics Industry

Improvements in digitization and automation have revolutionized plastics manufacturing. Find out how new technology is spurring growth in this market, and where room exists for potential future gains.