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.


3 Bottled Water Trends Stoking Plastic Caps & Closures Demand

3 Bottled Water Trends Stoking Plastic Caps & Closures Demand

Bottled water is rising in popularity worldwide, leading to brisk growth in the global caps and closures industry. Find out how evolving consumer preferences are impacting this market, and why all bottled water is not created equal.

  Industry Studies      Packaging      Plastics & Other Polymers    

What’s Driving Innovation in the Shrink Sleeve Market?

What’s Driving Innovation in the Shrink Sleeve Market?

A trend toward premium packaging has led to a rapid rise in demand for shrink sleeve labels. Find out how manufacturers are working to improve the sustainability of these labels, and which materials are at the forefront of these efforts.

  Industry Studies      Packaging      Plastics & Other Polymers    

Uncorking the Caps & Closures Market

Uncorking the Caps & Closures Market

Video: Watch Freedonia Analyst Mike Richardson conduct a hands-on discussion of the different types of wine caps and closures.

  Industry Studies      Packaging      Plastics & Other Polymers