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PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Global polymers production rises to nearly 360m t in 2018 / European output nevertheless on the decline / Trade balance surplus falls / Good progress with collection and recycling of post-consumer plastics waste
08.11.2019
PLASTIC PACKAGING
EuPC says EU member states should reject multiannual financial framework / Levy could lead industry into recession / Long-term consequences are unpredictable
15.10.2019
PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY
GKV corrects annual forecast downwards / TecPart association sharply criticises populistic aberrations
04.10.2019
PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
Over 100 partners sign "Circular Plastics Alliance" declaration / EU-wide voluntary targets for raising recyclate usage / EuPC, Cefic and FEAD among signatories
23.09.2019
PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY
Turnover for H1 2019 down on 2018 / Heavy falls in June / Technical components still a big worry / Industrial packaging, building products and consumer goods also on the decline
06.09.2019
ALDI
Cotton swabs made of plastic to be replaced in Germany / Plastic packaging in UK to be reduced / Cooperation with Plastic Bank in the Philippines
05.09.2019
TURKEY
Plastics imports decline in first half of 2019 / Domestic consumption of commodities and end products hits rock bottom / Exports benefit from weak Turkish lira
28.08.2019
BREXIT
Leaked government report spells out worst-case scenario following no deal
26.08.2019
GREECE
"Plastic needs to be part of the solution and not part of the problem" / Vassilis Gounaris is next president of AHPI / Consumer perceptions need changing
08.08.2019
BREXIT
No deal would be "dramatic act of self-sabotage" / Industry upbeat on economics / BPF survey
01.08.2019
PLASTICS INDUSTRY THAILAND
Polymer production growth supported by domestic and foreign investments / Strong demand from packaging and automotive sectors / Reliable logistics infrastructure
30.07.2019
PLASTIC PACKAGING TURKEY
Economic recession hits plastic packaging materials in Q1 2019 and full-year 2018 / Demand, output and imports fall but exports up
16.07.2019
EUPC
Annual meeting focuses on circular economy and sustainability / Cooperation between producers and converters to be intensified / New members elected to steering committee
05.07.2019
TURKEY
Engineering plastics consumption and imports to decline on economic woes
04.07.2019
POLYMERS FOR EUROPE ALLIANCE
"Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2019": Nine producers awarded / Vynova wins overarching prize for customer communication / Ceremony at EuPC conference in Berlin
18.06.2019
PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY
Automotive industry hitting the brakes is noticeable in the first quarter / Decline in sales of technical parts / Picture is one of uncertainty
12.06.2019
TRADE FAIRS
Next edition of “Plast Eurasia” in December in Istanbul / Registration open
30.05.2019
WORLD TRADE
Trade war leads to plummeting US polymer exports to China / Imports to Europe continue to grow / EU considers imposing punitive tariffs on US plastics
24.05.2019
FRANCE
Plastics processing sales set a record in 2018 / Profitability of companies weak in a European comparison / Great hopes for recyclate / Voluntary initiatives versus national roadmap
17.05.2019
US / CHINA
World awaits outcome of trade talks / Washington threatens to lift import tariffs to 25% / Plastic packaging and appliances may be affected
10.05.2019
ITALY
Slowdown impacts consumption of polymers / Solid growth for plastics machinery sales in 2018 / Agreement with China could lead to investments in Italian ports
10.04.2019
INTERVIEW
Plastic Consult's Paolo Arcelli talks to PIE about Italy's plastics industry / Communication and sustainability are challenges for sector / "There is ample room for growth, both in rigid and flexible packaging solutions"
10.04.2019
SPAIN
Production value of plastics processing declines slightly / Employment now above the pre-crisis level / GDP growth loses dynamism / Political uncertainties continue
05.04.2019
BREXIT
UK plastics industry prefers revoking article 50 to avoid a no-deal exit scenario / BPF flash survey
03.04.2019
TURKEY
Plastic products sector hit by economic turmoil in 2018 / Production, consumption and imports decline / Urgent need to reduce dependency on imported feedstocks
01.04.2019
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