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Appraisals: Resources, Terms, & Tips

Appraisals: Resources, Terms, & Tips Arlington Machinery has been in the plastics world since 1987, and in our time we have amassed more knowledge about appraisals than we could write. To make the appraisal process as simple as possible for you, let’s take a look at terms to know, resources to...

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Offering Appraisers insight to the plastic market trends!

It has been a busy second half of 2020 for the recycling industry and for Arlington Machinery in this space.  There has been several announcements of large expansions for recycling across the board.  As for Arlington’s customers, in these recent months, we have seen a large uptick in deman...

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ASA Designation from American Society of Appraisers for David Pietig

I wanted to take a minute to share an impressive achievement awarded to David Pietig in our office. He earned the designation of Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in the discipline of Machinery and Technical Specialties (MTS) by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).  David has held a Certif...

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Change in the Profile Extrusion Market

With people staying home for the pandemic there has been an increase in home renovation projects, DIY projects and external landscaping. Home improvement stores have been seeing increased sales based on the numbers of people having work done or doing work on their homes.  The vacation and child...

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Chemical And Advanced Recycling and the Circular Economy of Plastic

Recently there has been an increased interest in the circular economy of plastic with chemical recycling.  Chemical recycling is broadly defined as any process by which a polymer is chemically reduced to its original form so that it can eventually be repolymerized and remade.  The outputs...

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Injection Molding Market Recovery

The impact of Covid-19 is being seen around the globe. Experts predict 2020 in the US will end with  -5.8% GDP, business spending will be down 10%-20%, housing starts will be down 2.0% and the trade deficit will widen 3%. (Kiplinger) Where does Injection Molding fit in this economy? Industr...

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Recycling Equipment and the Current Market

Plastics recycling has become an altruistic endeavor as profitability declines. The low costs of energy commodities like oil and natural gas have reduced the profitability of the plastics recycling market.  Now governmental mandates and social responsibility are the only drivers for companies...

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Used Plastics Machinery In a Covid-19 World

As businesses close and open in a return to some kind of normalcy in the future there will be changes in American manufacturing. This will cause shifts in demand and value of plastics processing equipment. Single-use plastics bags, once the pariah of the plastics world are making a comeback as...

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Arlington's Appraisal Annex

Welcome to the first post in Arlington’s Appraisal Annex.  This blog will be posting issues surrounding the appraisal of plastics machinery and equipment.  We will be giving insight into what is tending in the used machinery market with up-to-date information on what we see from a “boots o...

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