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This week’s digital edition is out now | Nov. 28, 2022

We hope you had a swell Thanksgiving! 

This week’s issue features our 2022 North American Compounders directory. Compounders are facing a slowing demand as the global economy also slows down. Frank Esposito examines what we saw in 2022 and what compounders are expecting for 2023. He also wrote several stories on hand at the AMI Compounding World Expo. 

Speaking of the economy, we hear from PN‘s economics editor Bill Wood the Fed battles inflation and end markets brace for the impact of the sluggish economy. 

Structural foam molder DeKalb Molded Plastics has new owners, but the pair who bought the Indiana molder — Rick Walters and Douglas Bonecutter — have worked for the company for decades. 

A new study suggests recyclers can recover enough good plastic from a second sortation of curbside material to make it worth their while, more on that report here.

Look later on this week for Managing Editor Rhoda Miel’s full thoughts from our Women Breaking the Mold Forum, which was held earlier this month. Rhoda dives into some of the best advice from speakers and overall thoughts on women in the industry. Subscribers can of course read the viewpoint by downloading this week’s issue. Get your own subscription here.

In sustainability and plastics policy news, some environmental groups have sent a letter to the U.S. EPA request them to set limits for PVA in popular laundry pods.

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