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.

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Water Soluble PVOH: The Material Behind the Booming Detergent Pod Market

Water Soluble PVOH: The Material Behind the Booming Detergent Pod Market

Innovations with water soluble PVOH packaging film technology have spurred the rapid growth of single-use dose detergent products, despite safety concerns. Find out how some manufacturers are capitalizing on this technology to cater to consumer preference for similar convenience products.

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Barrier Film Trends to Watch in 2017

Barrier Film Trends to Watch in 2017

Barrier films go unnoticed by most consumers, though they are used myriad industries, from packaged foods, medical products, and even agriculture. The latest trends in barrier film production reveal a fast growing industry that is carving out space in a wide range of applications.


Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites: 5 Automotive Trends to Watch

Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites:  5 Automotive Trends to Watch

While US motor vehicle production levels are basically unchanged from ten years ago, the use of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composites in motor vehicles has expanded by nearly 40 percent. Strategic alliances among FRP manufacturers, interest in lightweight vehicles, and other factors drive growth.


PTFE a Star Among Plastic Gaskets and Seals

PTFE a Star Among Plastic Gaskets and Seals

PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) offers several advantages over other materials when used in gaskets and seals, including thermal insulation and stability in extreme temperatures. See how this material impacts the US gasket and seal market.


Polyurethane Memory Foam: A Tale of Two Densities

Polyurethane Memory Foam:  A Tale of Two Densities

How have advances in polyurethane memory foam impacted the mattress market? What do changes in mattress preferences of consumers mean for polyurethane suppliers?