Talking about rotational molding mold manufacturers grow faster than their peers
Economist Peter Mooney pointed out at the TopCon 2014 rotomolding industry conference that rotational mold makers are growing faster than other mold manufacturers who make structural plastic parts. The conference is hosted by the Society of Plastic Engineers.Other processing methods for structural plastic parts include industrial blow molding, plate thermoforming and pipe / profile extrusion. The market demand for structural components has taken a long time to recover from the Great Depression but has been growing at a 7% growth rate since 2009, at almost the same rate as rotomolded molds."Rotomoulding die grows as the demand for durable and industrial products improves," Mooney said. Mooney runs a plastic customer research services company in North Carolina.Industrial blow molds were badly hit during the Great Depression and some of their operations were replaced by rotational molds. Mooney said: "So if you as a rotational mold manufacturer, in the hollow parts business and blow mold manufacturers compete, you have a great advantage."Mooney points out that most rotomolding plants are small and family-sized, so they can find new markets faster. "When you are truly committed to a recession, you can be more flexible as a small company and you can make changes," he said.Rotational mold industry has become diversified, is no longer limited to the original gas tank, toys and other leading markets. According to Mooney, the market has been broken down into: agricultural / industrial gas tanks (25%), containers (15%), entertainment / sporting goods (12%), agricultural equipment (10%), toys Processing products (6%), lawn / garden equipment (5%), marine products (5%) and other areas (15.5%).