2015 Plastics Processing Capital Spending Report

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Gardner Research's Plastics Capital Spending Survey & Forecast is the largest, most comprehensive survey detailing future spending on primary processing equipment, auxiliary equipment and molds and related supplies, by U.S. plastics processing facilities. The 2015 survey forecasts spending on equipments, molds and suppliers to be $3.472 billion, an increase of 14% compared to our latest estimate for 2014.

In addition to exploring the relationship between this year's forecast and capacity utilization, industrial production and equipment spending, the report examines investment forecasts by industry; facility size; geographic region and equipment type. 

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