Bearings Lifting Off in the Aerospace Market

Bearings Lifting Off in the Aerospace Market

Following the slight downturn in aerospace manufacturing after events such as the grounding of the 737 MAX by Boeing, growth in the demand for bearings and other power transmission components began to wane. However, the aerospace sector is projected to see 3.1% growth through 2023.


4 Trends in US Recovered Paper Trade

4 Trends in US Recovered Paper Trade

Trade of paper and paperboard products has been roiled by recent environmental initiatives in China. In January 2018, the Chinese government began enforcing its National Sword policy, which banned imports of recycled paper with contamination (presence of foreign objects) rates over 0.5%. Furthermore, as part of the US-China trade war, China has levied tariffs on recovered paper imports. How has this impacted the US paper recycling industry?


Securing the Rubber Supply

Securing the Rubber Supply

With no established commercial cultivation of natural rubber in the US, demand for natural rubber is met by imports from countries such as Indonesia and Thailand. Due to the necessity of natural rubber in various products (e.g., tires), rubber product manufacturers and other industry participants are researching ways to produce natural rubber outside of tropical climates, including in the US, to try to avoid price volatility as well as the relatively high price of natural rubber in the current natural rubber supply.


How Do Men & Women Shop for Clothes Differently?

How Do Men & Women Shop for Clothes Differently?

There are a lot of stereotypes about the differences between men’s and women’s shopping habits. But what do the data say?