With the growth of the e-commerce channel to get products from distribution points or retail outlets to consumers, brand owners need to rethink how they are packaging bottles and other containers for optimum protection.
If past cycles are any guide, we are overdue for a slowdown, yet M&A activity remains robust and shows no sign of declining. You can thank the baby boomers, the enduring popularity of plastic products, tax reform and attractive interest rates.
If the NAFTA renegotiation fails, it will be “most destructive to the United States, and the plastics industry, in particular,” according to Dwight Morgan, VP of Corporate Development for M. Holland Co. (Northbrook, IL).
Spectrum Plastics (Alpharetta, GA) CEO Neil Shillingford looks forward to evolving “our business in specialty and medical plastic manufacturing on behalf of our customers and employees” with the support of one of the pioneers in the private equity industry.