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CHINAPLAS 2014
World's second largest plastics fair opens its doors / Exhibition space fully booked / Key theme of “Greenovation” / Trend towards fully automated processes to ensure competitive edge amid rising labour costs
23.04.2014
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PLASTICS MACHINERY MARKET
China key to European plastics machinery suppliers / Domestic sales increasing in importance / Market accounts for 10% of Euromap exports in 2012 / “Chinaplas” in Shanghai gets underway
23.04.2014
NETSTAL
“Chinaplas” presence to promote “PET-line” and “Elion” injection moulding machines / Growing Chinese custom caps and closures market
23.04.2014
CRODA
Additives for wood plastic composites launched at "Chinaplas"
23.04.2014
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks April 2014: Tight supply prompts upsurge for MDI and polyols / Downtrend for long TDI continues / Strong demand could push notations above the cost rise
23.04.2014
LEHMANN & VOSS
European distributor for Mayzo masterbatches for PP process optimisation
23.04.2014
RUSSIA
Specialty chemicals market to grow by 5.6% to 2018 / Government targets reduction in imports to 12% / TechSci Research report
23.04.2014
MIKO
In partnership with Indonesian plastic tubs manufacturer / Belgian packaging specialist targeting Asian market
23.04.2014
CHINA POLYETHYLENE MARKET
Current five-year plan sees new production plants brought on stream / Dependence on imports declines / International producers see sales fall short of expectations / Will the next PE flood come in before the shale gas volumes?
22.04.2014
SIBUR
Polief subsidiary commissions PET expansion / Output further reduces Russia's dependence on imports
22.04.2014
ELKAMET
German processor expands PA tank production in the US / Additional capacity upgrades at home and in the Czech Republic
22.04.2014
TETRA PAK
UK packaging arm HW moves to Chester / Plans to hire additional employees
22.04.2014
UK PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Consumers prefer to squeeze rather than shake / Survey highlights benefits of plastic packaging
22.04.2014
CAPRI SUN
New transparent nylon bottom for drinks pouches / Clarity in the packaging / Launch in the US
22.04.2014
LUBRIZOL
Showcasing aliphatic TPUs at Chinaplas
22.04.2014
SHALE GAS
German anti-fracking groups mobilise against Baltic coast test drilling / US study finds Environmental Protection Agency underestimated methane emissions from gas fields
22.04.2014
European Price Index March 2014
March prev. mon. (change)
Plastixx 2,194.3 2,230.2 ( -1.6% )
Plastixx ST 2,262.9 2,301.9 ( -1.7% )
Plastixx TT 1,421.7 1,421.1 ( +0.0% )
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