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GLOBAL ECONOMY
Insolvencies to rise amid Covid-19 crisis / Hardest hit countries in 2020-2021 include US, Brazil, China / Euler Hermes report
08.09.2020
PLASTICS ECONOMY
German-speaking Europe hit hard by Covid-19 / Capital spending halted / Delivery problems eliminated / Liquidity an issue for automotive / Supply chain polarised
10.08.2020
PLASTICS ECONOMY
PIE Readers Survey: European plastics companies withstand Covid-19 in H1 / Many expect better business performance in the second half-year / Sales volumes are and will remain a top concern / Supply chain strategies changing
07.08.2020
PIE READERS SURVEY
Fourth poll on business developments in the European plastics industry / Only participants receive the complete evaluation
09.07.2020
SUPPLY CHAINS
Digitalisation investments can help protect against disruptions in the suplly chains / PwC survey
09.06.2020
POLAND
Economic mood appears to be at all-time low / Coronavirus puts the brakes on automotive industry / Hard times for suppliers / Investments in packaging sector on schedule
03.06.2020
PLASTICS ECONOMY
Covid-19 impacts on the European plastics industry / Concerns for business performance change during crisis / Image of plastics appearing less negative / PIE flash survey
29.05.2020
GLOBAL ECONOMY
GDP to contract by 3.3% this year / EU market could see impaired border restrictions until 2021 / Euler Hermes report
28.05.2020
GLOBAL TRADE
Covid-19 lockdowns could wipe out USD 2.4 tn of trade volume / Recovery expected in H2 2020 and 2021 / Rise in protectionism a concern / Euler Hermes report
22.05.2020
USA
Industry urges USD 1 bn in aid for recycling in pandemic / Plastics groups lead initiative
06.05.2020
PLASTICS ECONOMY
How the German-speaking plastics industry is dealing with the consequences of Covid-19 / From value chains to solidarity in companies / Short-time working a relief but not a long-term solution
05.05.2020
LOGISTICS
Considerable delivery delays due to coronavirus pandemic / "Rotation has been disrupted" / Ships piling up at Chinese ports / Cargo rates collapsing / Situation not expected to normalise until after summer
19.03.2020
PLASTICS ECONOMY
PIE Readers Survey: Europe's plastics industry largely weathers the storm / One third of companies plan to invest more / Plastics-related regulations a growing concern / Majority expect backlash against plastics to impact business
14.02.2020
PLASTICS ECONOMY
Major decline in German-speaking Europe / Development index falls to ten-year low / Automotive crisis leaves considerable scars / Plastic bashing begins to impact business / Glimmer of hope with first signs of an upturn
31.01.2020
POLAND
Plastics production and sales climb in 2019 / Insolvencies set to rise / Automotive sector under pressure
20.12.2019
PLASTICS ECONOMY
European industry's outlook appears more subdued / Many companies worried about impacts of global trade conflicts, the automotive crisis and regulations / PIE Readers Survey
29.11.2019
PLASTICS RECYCLING USA
“Recover” act to improve recycling infrastructure / Support along the entire national value chain
25.11.2019
K 2019
World's leading plastics and rubber trade fair underscores top position / Düsseldorf the industry's meeting point with 225,000 visitors making the trip / Percentage of international guests increases again / Circular economy a dominant topic
24.10.2019
K 2019
Welcome to Düsseldorf!
16.10.2019
K 2019
The curtains go up / Düsseldorf at the centre of the plastics world for a week / Circular economy features strongly at this year's K / Partnerships along the entire value chain gain importance
15.10.2019
PLASTICS ECONOMY
Mood in the sector in German-speaking Europe darkens after sluggish half year / Trade wars loom and OEM suppliers struggle / Recycling a bright spot
05.08.2019
PLASTICS RECYCLING USA
Potential economic impact of expanding chemical recycling estimated at USD 10 bn / American Chemistry Council welcomes Texas legislation / PET bottle recycling remains low
03.06.2019
PLASTICS ECONOMY
PIE Readers Survey: European plastics industry appears optimistic for 2019 / Almost half of respondents plan to invest more / Logistics issues a major concern / Majority expecting Brexit to impact business
11.04.2019
PLASTICS ECONOMY
Confidence waning in German-speaking Europe / Disappointing H2 2018 / Staff procurement woes, Brexit and US trade policy bite / KI readership survey
13.02.2019
PIE READERS SURVEY
PIE's first poll on business developments in the European plastics industry
04.02.2019
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