The BGL Plastics & Packaging Insider discusses key trends and issues affecting the industry, as well as recent mergers and acquisitions activity, and the recent performance of publicly-traded companies.

In this edition, we feature a spotlight on Injection Molding. Plastics is benefiting from the strengthening manufacturing economy, with injection molders investing in expansion to meet growing demand. Strategic acquisitions are accelerating growth, with partnerships that bring technology and capability expansion and access to new markets in focus. Transaction activity is expected to remain high as corporate and private equity buyers look to create value through consolidation in a fragmented industry.