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World Plastics Processing Machinery

World demand to grow 7% annually through 2017

Global plastics processing machinery demand is expected to advance 7.0 percent annually through 2017 to $37.6 billion. A healthier sales climate, resulting from accelerations in fixed investment spending and plastic resin consumption growth, will spur market gains through 2017. Equipment utilized in the production of plastic packaged goods will expand at the fastest pace through 2017 and climb the most in absolute terms. Increases will be spurred by pickups in packaging demand and food and beverage manufacturing activity as living standards continue to rise in developing countries, stimulating greater consumption of packaged goods, particularly foods and beverages. Additionally, generally improved economic conditions in industrialized nations will lead to even higher packaging demand levels there. As a result, packaging will remain the largest single market for plastics processing machinery, followed in size by consumer/ institutional products, construction, and other miscellaneous markets.

3D printers, extrusion machinery to grow fastest

Injection molding equipment will continue to be the most popular product type, accounting for close to two-fifths of 2017 new machinery sales due to its versatility across a wide range of applications. However, demand for 3D plastics printers is expected to grow the fastest of any plastics processing equipment type from a relatively small current market base. 3D printers offer more flexibility in product design than traditional machines and will provide functional competition to injection molding equipment for custom-made parts, as well as in other low output and prototyping applications. In addition, advances in 3D printer technology and falling product prices will broaden the market for plastics processing machinery to include utilization by individual consumers, further bolstering demand. Extrusion machinery sales will climb at the next fastest rate, fueled by an increase in world construction activity.

Demand to post strongest gains in emerging markets

Developing markets will provide the best growth opportunities for suppliers of plastics processing equipment through 2017. Central and South American sales will climb the most rapidly, led by the large and fast-rising Brazilian market, followed by the Africa/Mideast region, led by Turkey. China is currently by far the largest national equipment market, accounting for 29 percent of all 2012 sales, and it will continue to dominate global demand in 2017. India will be the fastest-growing national market, however, expanding over 12 percent per year. Rising personal incomes in these developing countries, leading to greater demand for plastic products, will be the primary driver of sales advances. The Asia/Pacific region will record the strongest plastics processing machinery shipment gains through 2017, led by China, which will account for 59 percent of total regional output. Not only will locally headquartered suppliers step up production, but many foreign multinationals will construct new or expand existing plants in Asia to reduce manufacturing and shipping costs and be closer to fast-growing customer bases there. Asia/Pacific industry output will also rise the most in dollar terms, as regional production expands from its already sizable base to account for half of worldwide equipment output in 2017.

Study coverage

Details on these and other findings are contained in the Freedonia industry study, “World Plastics Processing Machinery”. This report presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, plus forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product, resin, process, market, world region and for 31 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles industry players worldwide.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • World Economic Overview
    • Recent Economic Performance
    • World Economic Outlook
  • World Population Outlook
  • World Gross Fixed Investment Outlook
  • World Construction Expenditures Outlook
  • World Personal Consumption Expenditures Outlook
  • World Packaging Industry Outlook
  • World Plastics Industry Outlook
  • Pricing Patterns
  • Technology Trends
  • Functional Competition
  • Legal & Regulatory Environment

III. OVERVIEW

  • General
  • Regional Overview
    • Demand
    • Production
    • International Trade
  • Demand by Product
    • Injection Molding Machinery
    • Extrusion Machinery
    • Blow Molding Machinery
    • Other Plastics Processing Machinery
      • 3D Plastics Printers
      • Thermoforming Machinery
      • All Other Machinery
    • Plastics Processing Machinery Aftermarket Parts
  • Demand by Primary Application
    • Packaging
    • Consumer/Institutional Products
    • Construction
    • Other

IV. NORTH AMERICA

  • General
  • Supply & Demand
  • Market Outlook
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico

V. WESTERN EUROPE

  • General
  • Supply & Demand
  • Market Outlook
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Other Western Europe
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Switzerland
    • Netherlands
    • All Other

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC

  • General
  • Supply & Demand
  • Market Outlook
  • China
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Taiwan
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Other Asia/Pacific
    • Australia
    • All Other

VII. OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America
    • Brazil
    • Other Central & South America
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Czech Republic
    • Other Eastern Europe
  • Africa/Mideast
    • Turkey
    • Iran
    • Other Africa/Mideast
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • All Other

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Industry Composition
  • Market Share
  • Product Development & Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Distribution
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Financial Issues & Requirements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Company Profiles

  • ARBURG GmbH & Company KG
  • battenfeld-cincinnati, see BC Extrusion Holding
  • BC Extrusion Holding GmbH
  • BEKUM Maschinenfabriken GmbH
  • Brückner Group GmbH
  • Cannon Group
  • Chen Hsong Holdings Limited
  • Coperion Holding GmbH
  • Cosmos Machinery Enterprises Limited
  • Dalian Rubber and Plastics Machinery Company Limited
  • Dalian Sunlight Machinery Company Limited
  • Davis-Standard LLC
  • DME, see Milacron
  • Dongshin Hydraulics Company Limited
  • Drossbach, see Dalian Sunlight Machinery
  • Engel Austria GmbH
  • FANUC Corporation
  • Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture Company Limited
  • Future Design, see Gloucester Engineering
  • Gloucester Engineering Company Incorporated
  • Haitian International Holdings Limited
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems Limited
  • Indústrias Romi SA
  • Japan Steel Works Limited
  • Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH
  • KHS, see Salzgitter
  • Kiefel, see Brückner Group
  • Klöckner DESMA Elastomertechnik, see Salzgitter
  • KOSME, see Krones
  • KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
  • Krones AG
  • Leistritz AG
  • L&T Plastics Machinery, see Toshiba Machine
  • MakerBot Industries, see Stratasys
  • Milacron LLC
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited
  • Mold-Masters, see Milacron
  • Negri Bossi, see Sacmi Imola
  • Netstal-Maschinen, see KraussMaffei Technologies
  • Niigata Machine Techno Company Limited
  • Nissei ASB Machine Company Limited
  • Nissei Plastic Industrial Company Limited
  • PackSys Global Switzerland, see Brückner Group
  • Pearl Technologies, see Gloucester Engineering
  • Polyrema, see Reifenhäuser
  • Reifenhäuser GmbH & Company KG Maschinenfabrik
  • Reiloy Metall, see Reifenhäuser
  • Sacmi Imola
  • Salzgitter AG
  • SHI Modern, see Sumitomo Heavy Industries
  • Sidel International, see Tetra Laval International
  • SIPA, see Zoppas Industries
  • Stratasys Limited
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries Limited
  • Tetra Laval International SA
  • 3D Systems Corporation
  • Toshiba Machine Company Limited
  • Toyo Machinery & Metal Company Limited
  • Uniloy, see Milacron
  • Welltec Machinery, see Cosmos Machinery Enterprises
  • Westland, see Reifenhäuser
  • Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH
  • Woojin Plaimm Company Limited
  • Wuxi Grand Tech Machinery Group, see Cosmos
  • Machinery Enterprises
  • Zoppas Industries SpA
  • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Summary Table

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • World Gross Domestic Product by Region
  • World Population by Region
  • World Gross Fixed Investment by Region
  • World Construction Expenditures by Region
  • World Personal Consumption Expenditures by Region
  • World Packaging Demand by Region
  • World Plastic Resin Demand by Region

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Region
  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Shipments by Region
  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Net Exports by Region
  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product
  • World Injection Molding Machinery Demand by Region
  • World Extrusion Machinery Demand by Region
  • World Blow Molding Machinery Demand by Region
  • World Demand for Other Plastics Processing Machinery by Product & Region
  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Aftermarket Parts Demand by Region
  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Primary Application
  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Region: Primary Application -- Packaging
  • World Plastics Processing Demand by Region: Primary Application -- Consumer/Institutional Products
  • World Plastics Processing Demand by Region: Primary Application -- Construction
  • World Plastics Processing Demand by Region: Primary Application - Other

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • North America: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • United States: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • United States: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Canada: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Canada: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Mexico: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Mexico: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Western Europe: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Germany: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Germany: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Italy: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Italy: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • France: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • France: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • United Kingdom: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • United Kingdom: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Spain: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Spain: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Other Western Europe: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Other Western Europe: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Other Western Europe: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand by Country

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Asia/Pacific: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • China: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • China: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Japan: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Japan: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Thailand: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Thailand: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • India: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • India: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • South Korea: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • South Korea: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Indonesia: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Indonesia: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Taiwan: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Taiwan: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Malaysia: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Malaysia: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Vietnam: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Vietnam: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand by Country

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Central & South America: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Brazil: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Brazil: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Other Central & South America: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Other Central & South America: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Eastern Europe: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Eastern Europe: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Russia: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Russia: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Poland: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Poland: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Czech Republic: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Czech Republic: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Other Eastern Europe: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Other Eastern Europe: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Africa/Mideast: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Africa/Mideast: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Turkey: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Turkey: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Iran: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Iran: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product & Primary Application
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Plastics Processing Machinery Supply & Demand by Country

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Sales by Company, 2012
  • Selected Cooperative Agreements
  • Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • World Plastic Resin Demand by Region, 2012
  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Pricing, 2002-2022

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Region, 2012
  • Change in Plastics Processing Machinery Demand between 2012 & 2017 by Region
  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Demand:
  • Projected 2012-2017 Annual Rate of Growth
  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Shipments by Region, 2012
  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Product, 2012
  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Primary Application, 2012

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Country, 2012

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Country, 2012

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Country, 2012

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Eastern Europe: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Country, 2012
  • Africa/Mideast: Plastics Processing Machinery Demand by Country, 2012

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Plastics Processing Machinery Market Share, 2012
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