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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
PLASTICS ECONOMY
Boom starts to weaken in German-speaking Europe / H2 2018 outlook more subdued / US trade tariffs still loom / Teething problems for EU circular economy / “KI Dialog” survey
06.08.2018
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Business tops expectations in 2017 / Hiring still a problem / Growth likely to continue robust / Supply security again an issue / Concerns about protectionism
30.01.2018
POLAND
Plastics consumption on the rise / Net importer of polymers / World production estimated at 335m t in 2016
11.08.2017
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Excellent first half of 2017 / Business forecasts exceeded / End-users the most upbeat, machinery more subdued / Industry can expect a record year / Readership survey
28.07.2017
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Industry upbeat as 2017 starts / Business in H2 2016 better than expected / Outlook positive / Capital spending at ten-year high / Qualified personnel hard to find / KI Group readership survey
01.02.2017
K 2016
World's leading plastics fair opens its doors / Focus on feedstock supply, “Industry 4.0”, additive manufacturing and marine litter / Packaging increasingly important to machinery manufacturers
19.10.2016
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Industry pleased with H1 2016 / Business better than expected / Outlook more subdued but still positive / China's offensive viewed skeptically / Readership survey
26.07.2016
UK CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Brexit: Leaving the EU could harm UK chemicals trade, warns industry group CIA / Survey shows 62% of chemical companies in UK want to remain in EU
02.05.2016
EUROPEAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY
EPDA survey shows return to health in late 2015 / Higher sales and capital expenditure / Optimistic outlook for 2016
26.04.2016
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Plastics segment in German-speaking Europe on solid footing / Positive outlook for H1 2016 / Energy costs no longer as problematic / Material prices once again the main challenge / Readership survey
02.02.2016
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
First-half of 2015 better than expected / Polymer supply shortage burdens converters / Digital revolution “Industry 4.0” not yet a topic / Outlook for second half deteriorates / Readership survey
29.07.2015
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Robust start to the new year / Sector characterised by cautious optimism / More stable material and energy costs could help improve profit
02.02.2015
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Solid half-year performance / Positive development / Exports improve / Expectations for H2 somewhat lower / Players continue to suffer from renewable energy surcharges
25.07.2014
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Economic mood surprisingly positive in H2 2013 / All indicators point up / High expectations for the coming months / Energy costs pressure converters and recyclers
29.01.2014
K 2013
Leading global plastics fair opens its doors tomorrow / Düsseldorf fairgrounds fully booked for triannual event / Many international visitors expected / Unveiling latest industry innovations
15.10.2013
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Business development in H1 2013 slightly weaker than expected / Industry more optimistic about H2 / Export turnaround may be in the offing / Energy efficiency a major concern
29.07.2013
COMPOSITES
German market seen as healthy and with potential to get even better / Europe viewed weaker but still in a positive situation
25.07.2013
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Business weakens more than expected in the second half of 2012 / Export trade deteriorates / Capital spending and employment still on a high level / Industry's expectations now higher
23.01.2013
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Plastics industry holds its own in H1 2012 market turbulence / Expectations of slackening business going forward / Raw materials and euro crisis continue to bite
14.08.2012
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Slower growth in H2 2011 / Stabilisation at high level looks likely in 2012 / Euro crisis looms on the horizon
25.01.2012
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