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“Our industry needs reliable suppliers!” / IK president Roland Roth on the situation on the polyolefin market / Need for more choice / US processors could become a threat
16.10.2015
INTERVIEW
PIE talks to Ron Marsh, head of the Polymers for Europe Alliance, about the goals of the plastics processors‘ initiative / "Best European Polymer Producer" award
12.10.2015
INTERVIEW
Michael Effing talks to PIE / “Hybrid moulding, SMC and high-pressure RTM will come out on top” / Composites Germany chairman believes composites applications still have huge potential
28.09.2015
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
PIE talks to Stanley Chu, chairman of "Chinaplas" organiser Adsale / Key challenge for mega-fair is to maintain healthy growth amid economic slowdown / Revamping show's image for next year's 30th anniversary / Market sentiment generally optimistic
15.06.2015
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
PIE talks to BASF vice president Performance Materials Asia Pacific Andy Postlethwaite / “Automotive will remain our biggest market in China“ / Attention shifts from engineers to designers
27.05.2015
INTERVIEW
"Plethora of FM announcements difficult to comprehend" / IK general manager Ulf Kelterborn on the current situation
30.04.2015
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
PIE speaks to PlasticsEurope's president Patrick Thomas / Fracking is an important energy source / Industry needs leadership and brokerage from Brussels / TTIP likely to bring gas prices down
09.12.2014
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
PIE speaks to ECPI's sector group manager Stéphane Content about the European plasticisers market / Media wrongly group all phthalates together as harmful / Sustainability a key focus / REACH implementation should be balanced and pragmatic
01.12.2014
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
PIE speaks to Ineos chairman Jim Ratcliffe / “Clearly the vast majority of our investment today is going to be in the USA” / Manufacturers have no chance in Europe / Shale exploration could restore competitiveness
19.11.2014
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
PIE speaks to Klaus Ries, business manager Styrenic Foams & Styrene Monomers at BASF / EPS market expected to continue consolidating / New impulses brought by PolyFR flame retardant
18.06.2014
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
PIE speaks to EuPC's new president Michael Kundel / Need for deregulation at the EU level / Energy remains a key problem / Converters need to innovate and create added value to survive / Product recyclability increasingly important
13.06.2014
INTERVIEW
PIE talks to IK general manager Ulf Kelterborn / Strong economic boost for packaging industry continues / German EEG subsidies must be drastically reduced
20.05.2014
INTERVIEW
"Chinaplas" exclusive: PIE speaks to Sibur managing director and head of Basic Polymers Sergey Komyshan / Sell-and-build strategy / Focus on integrated sites / Export share expected to rise / Ukraine crisis has no significant impact on operations
02.05.2014
INTERVIEW
"Chinaplas" exclusive: PIE speaks to Holly Lei, vice president Commercial Operations China Polycarbonates Bayer MaterialScience / PC and sustainability / Sponsoring “The City of Tomorrow” / Integrated Site Shanghai capacity expansion on track
28.04.2014
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Bayer MaterialScience: Polycarbonate industry in China still developing / Capacity expansion in Shanghai in 2015 / Automotive glazing meets Chinese market needs / Michelle Jou, head of Commercial Operations PC in Asia, talks to PIE
06.06.2013
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Borealis' executive vice president Polyolefins Alfred Stern talks to PIE about the global and European market situation and the company's experiences with “Borstar”
17.12.2012
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Roland Roth, president of the German packaging producers' association, talks to PIE about the state of Germany's plastics packaging sector
04.10.2012
INTERVIEW
German plastics packaging: Ulf Kelterborn, head of IK business association, talks to PIE about plastic bag bans
11.05.2012
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Bayer MaterialScience's relocation to Shanghai has been successful / “No intention whatsoever” to close any European facilities / PC capacity expansion in Shanghai on track / Michael Koenig, head of Polycarbonate business unit, talks to PIE
04.05.2012
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Lightweighted HDPE bottle is the “ideal packaging system” for short shelf life products / James Crick of Nampak Plastics Europe talks to PIE about the company's “Infini” bottle, future lightweighting plans and the road towards increase recyclate content
16.02.2012
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
“There will be a collective outcry” if the indexing system is changed / Roland Roth, CEO of RKW, talks to PIE about new price risks, supply and competition issues in Europe's plastics processing sector
25.02.2011
INTERVIEW
IK managing director Ulf Kelterborn: "Dramatic cost hikes are hitting packaging manufacturers hard"
28.05.2010
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