US injection molded plastic demand will approach 16 billion pounds in 2010 based on diverse applications and cost efficiency, and rebounding markets. Polypropylene will present the best opportunities with fastest growth anticipated in medical, packaging, and electrical and electronic markets. Thermoplastic resins will remain dominant.
This study analyzes the 13.9 billion pound US injection molded plastic industry. It presents historical data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by resin (e.g., polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene, ABS/SAN, PVC, nylon); and by market (e.g., packaging, consumer, motor vehicles, electrical and electronic, medical).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 major producers including Collins & Aikman, Delphi Automotive Plastics, Lear, Berry Plastics, Visteon, and Plastech Engineered Products.