Ninety-seven percent of plastic artificial flowers come into the United States each year from China, but we cannot look at that through the same lens as the importation of 90% of our antibiotics.
Analysts trim their outlooks due to COVID-19; European electric vehicle registrations reach record high despite economic chaos; polypropylene compounds market to be severely impacted.
Just over 60% of respondents reported that they are in full operation, followed by 23% who indicated that their operations are running between 50 and 75% of capacity. Mold makers serving the medical sector are faring better than others.
Passage of the USMCA and a first-phase trade deal with China fueled a sharp jump in supplier optimism in the Automotive Supplier Barometer for the first quarter of 2020. Then came COVID-19.
The swab with a flexible, honey-dipper-like design can be injection molded in a single-step, thus reducing cost and accelerating production compared with conventional swabs.