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MEDICAL PLASTICS AUSTRIA
Semperit has gloves flown in from Malaysia to support coronavirus work / Plastics companies launch mask collaboration with local partners
31.03.2020
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
PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY
Sales fairly stable in Q3 / Order backlog very low / Technical parts still a major worry / Gloomy expectations / Trend turnaround not imminent
27.11.2019
AUSTRIA
Over half of companies see circular economy opportunities / Waste prevention and recycling are most important measures / ARA survey
11.10.2019
PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY
GKV corrects annual forecast downwards / TecPart association sharply criticises populistic aberrations
04.10.2019
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
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
SWITZERLAND
More than 5,000 t of plastics enter the environment each year / Discharges into the soil are 40 times greater than those into freshwater / Lake Geneva heavily contaminated with macroplastics
31.07.2019
AUSTRIA
Ban on plastic bags passed / First national “circularity gap” report / Education project for the packaging industry
25.07.2019
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
PLASTICS PRODUCTION GERMANY
Second half-year 2018 shows a decline in production output / Main problems are weaker economy and discussions on plastics waste
27.05.2019
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
SWITZERLAND
Plastics industry reports good figures / Shortage of skilled workers / Sales gradually approaching record level of 2014 / Proportion of optimists doubles
22.11.2018
PLASTIC PACKAGING GERMANY
Production up in 2018 / Increase in both sales and volume / Companies facing higher energy costs and shortage of skilled workers
19.11.2018
PLASTICS INDUSTRY GERMANY
Polymer production rises to 11m t in 2017 / A mere 12% of plastics is recycled / Conversio study documents use of recyclate and balance of trade for first time
26.10.2018
GERMAN PLASTICS PROCESSING
Industry reports good sales in first half of 2018 / Outlook a little cloudier for Q3 / Political risks will affect export business in particular
06.09.2018
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 PRODUCERS
PlasticsEurope Deutschland looks back on a successful 2017 / Michael Zobel succeeds Josef Ertl as chair
15.05.2018
PLASTICS PACKAGING
German industry expects strong Q2 / Recycling becoming important matter for customers
17.04.2018
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
PLASTICS PACKAGING GERMANY
IK industry association notes very positive mood / Strong hopes for good economic development
12.01.2018
PLASTIC PACKAGING GERMANY
Production value up by almost 4% / Industry association expecting a positive outcome for the year
27.11.2017
AUSTRIA
Exports drive plastics processing segment / Strong domestic demand from construction since start of 2017 / Lively automotive demand expected in the long term / Margin pressure likely
01.09.2017
GERMAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS
Around 4% growth in the first half of 2017 / Export share rises to record-breaking 41% / Semi-finished products show disproportionate increase / Technical parts under pressure on profit / Outlook remains good
25.08.2017
PACKAGING RECYCLING AUSTRIA
ARA collected 534,000 t of separated waste in first half of 2017 / Collection volumes grew for all materials
17.08.2017
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