As micro-molding gives way to "nano-molding," processors will need creative answers to the problems of handling flyspeck-sized parts. Farms may replace oil wells as the source of new plastics. Biopolymers made from cornstarch or other renewable feedstocks will supple-ment petrochemical-derived polymers in a wide range of applications. What if you could change the color of every part right at the machine? Instant color changes may be part of the coming era of "mass customization."
The industrial robotics market in the rubber and plastic industry for material handling application was valued USD 1.06 billion in 2015. The industrial robotics market in the rubber and plastic industry for assembling and the disassembling application was valued USD 480.9 million in 2015. The industrial robotics market in the rubber and plastic industry for dispensing and painting application was valued at USD 412.4 million in 2015. Manual gluing, painting, and adhesive-dispensing operations demand high precision and consistent quality.