For 2014, the most recent full-year figures available from the  Recording Industry Association of America (Washington, DC). , music labels shipped 13.2 million vinyl LPs and EPs, up 41% compared with 2013. Vinyl’s 14% market share in 2014 marked the first year since 1987 that records represented a double-digit percentage of the market for physical music, the association says. 

Thermoforming at its best

This slide show details how some of the year’s most innovative thermoformers, honored by the Thermoforming Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (Bethel, CT) in its annual parts competition, helped OEMs achieve winning designs in the packaging, medical and food and beverage sectors.

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