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Global Plastics Processing Machinery Industry

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Injection Molding Machines I-3

Blow Molding Machines I-3

Extrusion Molding Machines I-4

Thermoforming Machines I-4

Other Plastics Processing Machines I-4

Reaction Injection Molding I-4

Compression Molding I-4

Transfer Molding I-4

Rotational Molding I-4

Structural Foam Molding I-5

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

Demand for Machinery to Surge; Albeit at a Moderate Rate II-1

Current and Future Analysis II-1

Demand Plummets during 2008-09 on account of Recession II-2

Assessing Recovery in the Injection Molding Equipment Segment

Post Recession II-3

Packaging and Medical Markets to Drive Demand for Extrusion

Equipment II-3

2. FACTORS INFLUENCING MARKET II-4

Globalization - Transforming Plastic Industry Operations II-4

Sophisticated Control Systems and Equipment Designs II-4

Increasing Use of Plastics II-5

Volatile Resin and Petroleum Prices II-5

Demand Scenario in End-Use Industries II-5

Ecological Concerns II-6

3. MARKET TRENDS AND ISSUES II-7

Technology Enhancements Drive Market Growth II-7

Demand for Used Plastics Processing Machinery Surges during

Recession II-7

European Markets Prefer High Output Multi-Cavity Blow Molders II-8

High Demand for Plastics Machinery in Consumer Electronics and

IT Sectors II-8

Machinery Producers Compete to Gain Technologically in

Injection Molders II-8

Extruders Feature New Advanced Capabilities II-8

New Thermo-formers Offers Higher Productivity Levels II-9

4. COMPETITIVE SCENARIO II-10

Market Leaders II-10

Select Leading Players in the Worldwide Plastic Processing

Machinery Market by Segment II-10

Leading Injection Molding Machinery Makers II-10

Leading Blow Molding Machinery Makers II-10

Leading Extrusion Molding Machinery Makers II-11

Leading Thermoforming Machinery Makers II-11

5. PLASTICS INDUSTRY - AN OVERVIEW II-12

Raw Materials II-12

End-Use Markets II-12

Packaging Applications II-12

Building and Construction II-13

Automotive Industry II-13

Consumer and Industrial Electronics II-13

Medical II-13

Household and Furniture II-13

6. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-14

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