Sales of injection moulding machines continued their turnaround in the U.S. last year, while extruders and blow moulding machines remained flat or decreased, the Society of the Plastics Industry's Committee on Equipment Statistics reported. Economist Bill Wood predicted that extrusion machinery will experience gradual improvement this year, while the automotive market will continue its solid growth, medical and packaging will grow, electronics and appliances will remain flat and plastics volume will increase by 5%.

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