Overview

Burning rubber: The industry's success will hinge on overseas demand for US-made machinery

IBISWorld’s Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth
11-16
-1.9%
Annual Growth
16-21
Profit
Employment
12,045
Business
429

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand from overseas markets accounted for a large portion of this industry’s revenue
  • Functional beverages and single-serving containers have supported demand for plastic containers
  • Ongoing industrialization in international regions will spur demand for industry products

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Many US manufacturers delayed investment in capital items during the early period of the US economic recovery, but as downstream demand conditions have improved and stabilized, US manufacturers have committed to investing in manufacturing machinery to maintain production capacity and labor efficiency. This downstream investment in machinery has driven steady growth for this industry. In the coming years, the industry's success will hinge on overseas demand for US made machinery, while exports are forecast to continue accounting for the largest share of industry revenue. Meanwhile, domestic demand from recovering construction activity, emerging trends in food and beverage consumption and growing automobile production will positively affect key downstream markets...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2016, IBISWorld estimates that the average operator spends $0.06 in capital investment for every $1.00 spent on labor. During the past five years, wage costs have accounted for about one-fifth of the industry's revenue. Meanwhile, capital costs (as measured by depreciation) have declined slightly to 1.5% of total revenue. Unlike most manufacturing industries, the Plastic and Rubber Machinery Manufacturing industry requires manual labor to produce its products. The complex, highly technical nature of the product requires humans to be present and active during the manufacturing process.

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    Additional Insights for the Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing Industry are

  • Highly trained workforce
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Ability to vary services to suit different needs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Trade-weighted index and Demand from plastics and rubber products manufacturing in the Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture machinery used to make or process plastic and rubber products, including equipment for blow molding, calendering, plastic-compression molding, extruding, injection molding, plastic working, rubber working, tire making, tire recapping and tire shredding. The receipts received from service and repair work are included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Plastic molding machinery
    Thermoforming machinery
    Plastic screw extrusion molding machinery
    Rubber-working machinery and equipment
    Rotational molding machinery
    Industry Activities
    Producing plastics-working machinery
    Performing service, repair and maintenance work
    Producing rubber-working machinery

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from plastics and rubber products manufacturing
  • Private investment in industrial equipment and machinery
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Trade’s influence
  • Domestic demand
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry demand
  • Product innovation
  • Stabilizing profit
  • Table: Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing
  • Plastic Products Miscellaneous Manufacturing
  • Tire Manufacturing
  • Hose & Belt Manufacturing
  • Rubber Product Manufacturing
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Ball Bearing Manufacturing
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing
  • Pump & Compressor Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Rotational molding machinery
  • Plastic molding machinery
  • Thermoforming machinery
  • Rubber-working machinery and equipment
  • Plastic screw extrusion molding machinery
  • Chart: Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Automotive and industrial
  • Packaging
  • Consumer goods and homewares
  • Electrical
  • Construction
  • Custom molds
  • Medical
  • Others
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, marketing, rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External Competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Milacron Inc.
  • Table: Milacron Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Trade-weighted index (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    High-Density Polyethylene (Hdpe)
  • A type of polymer (plastic) made from petroleum and commonly used in plastic bags and plastic furniture.
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet)
  • A type of polymer (plastic) commonly used to make bottles and containers.
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc)
  • A type of polymer (plastic) commonly used in plastic pipes and fittings.
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