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Markets Processing General

GERMAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS
Strong growth in 2007 and cautious optimism about 2008 / Most companies expect increasing demand
12.02.2008
FRANCE
Plastics processing shows slight improvement / Packaging and semi-finished products advance significantly / Exports of technical components now also down / Job cuts continue
24.01.2008
PACKAGING
German association says growth hit by skyrocketing costs in 2007 / Cautious optimism for 2008
23.01.2008
SAINT-GOBAIN
Performance plastics division acquires IFK Isofluor
21.01.2008
POLYTEC
Grammer share purchase may lead to takeover bid / Last year's acquisitions boost sales
17.01.2008
SINTEX INDUSTRIES
USD 450m to be raised for composites and textiles expansion / Three potential European acquisitions targeted in 2008
14.01.2008
UNITED KINGDOM
Primary plastics and products will show moderate growth up to 2012 / Tubes and pipes sector strong / MBD report
02.01.2008
TOY MARKET
Chinese authorities crack down on offenders / Export licences of 760 companies are revoked
16.11.2007
MÖLLERGROUP
Seven auto supply units sold to Arques Industries / Concentration on German and Japanese OEMs
09.11.2007
EuPC
Higher oil prices to impact plastics products / Essential to pass on costs
14.09.2007
QUADRANT
Management cautious over private equity bid
04.09.2007
COLLINS & AIKMAN
Flex-N-Gate reportedly planning to take over four plastic processing plants
20.06.2007
CHINA
Chinaplas and NPE trade fairs on an equal footing for the first time / Chinese are eager for international technology / Lack of skilled labour / Decline in imports of standard thermoplastics
18.06.2007
UNITED KINGDOM
Plastics products reach 5.3m t in 2006 / Modest growth / Building remains largest segment
03.05.2007
PACTIV
Prairie Packaging acquired for USD 1 bn / Tableware producer with sales of USD 500m
20.04.2007
ITALY
Thermoplastics consumption grows strongly in 2006 / Production down / More imports from Middle East
13.03.2007
ISRAEL
Plastics growth forecast at 7% annually / Germany leads imports of plastics processing machines
09.03.2007
GERMAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Converters in positive mood after strong 2006 / Earnings improve on the back of 10% sales rise
01.03.2007
FRANCE
Plastics processing sector sees shrinking profits in 2005 / Manufacturers of technical components under pressure / Consolidation in progress / Employment down / Short-term Recovery unlikely
19.02.2007
POLAND
Plastics imports continue to grow / Producers invest / Output still lags demand
15.02.2007
POLIMOON
Promens to take the company private / Integration of new acquisitions / Jobs to go at Plastohm
09.02.2007
PLASTICS IN CONSTRUCTION
Germany recovers in 2006 / First growth in 11 years / Turnaround or flash in the pan? / No relief in price pressure for plastics converters
31.01.2007
POLIMOON
CapMan planning a private equity bid / Due diligence talks underway / Further acquisition
27.10.2006
CHINA
Foreign trade in plastics products flourishes / Foreign manufacturers of semi-finished goods enjoy success in the upper price segment
06.10.2006
FRANCE
Plastics industry launches innovations drive / Study sees the sector falling behind
20.03.2006
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