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GERHARDI KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK
Construction of injection moulding plant in USA
WHIRLPOOL
US household appliance producer fundamentally reorganising its production base in Poland / Investment of EUR 235m
German automotive parts moulder and electroplater Gerhardi Kunststofftechnik is expanding into the USA with the construction of an injection moulding, electroplating and assembly facility... (02.12.2016)
Whirlpool is intending to spend some EUR 235m by 2018 on restructuring and modernising its household appliance plants in Poland. This commitment forms part of an investment pledge made to... (01.12.2016)
POLYMER PRICES
Russia November 2016: Price cuts dominate the picture for most standard plastics / Only PS notations rise significantly
USA
Shale gas carousel turns faster / Giant field found in west Texas
In November, the prices of many standard plastics in Russia pointed downwards. Especially those of domestic PVC experienced quite considerable falls of more than 8%, reports PIE's... (01.12.2016)
Two recent events – a mammoth shale gas find in Texas and the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States – have blown fresh wind into the sails of the US fracking industry,... (30.11.2016)
RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS
Global market outside North America to expand by 5.3% per year / Expected halt in price declines and high Chinese demand to support growth
FOAMPARTNER
Implementation of group-wide growth strategy / Restructuring of business regions and segments
The global rigid transparent plastics market outside North America is forecast to grow by an average of 5.3% per year over the next five years from USD 16.53 bn in 2016 to USD 21.37 bn in... (29.11.2016)
PU foam specialist FoamPartner has implemented a group-wide growth strategy to drive sustainable development and the profitable growth in the medium to long term with the goal of a more... (29.11.2016)
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