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PET MARKET EUROPE
Recycled PET set to take up over half of total PET demand by 2030 / Collection and design major obstacles to meeting targets
17.02.2020
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
CHEMICALS ECONOMY
EU production forecast to be flat in 2020 / Cefic cites slowing global economy / Issues of Brexit not specifically addressed
02.01.2020
MANAGEMENT
Insolvencies for Western Europe rise in 2019 / US-China trade war and Brexit key drivers / Nearly 30% of invoices are unpaid at due date / Atradius report
13.12.2019
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 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
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
PIE READERS SURVEY
PIE's first poll on business developments in the European plastics industry
04.02.2019
UNITED KINGDOM
UK corporate insolvencies likely to rocket in the face of a "no-deal" Brexit / Atradius report
30.01.2019
PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Global production rises to 348m t / Europe defends its position as second largest producer / Consumption increases slightly across all countries / Germany still largest European plastics processor by far
16.01.2019
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
“Formnext” trade fair showcases advancing technology / Increasing use in production / Plastics still most common material / Further success depends on material availability and costs
29.11.2018
PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Global plastics production benefits from healthy economy / Output in 2017 rises 3.8% to 348m t / Solid growth expected for 2018 / PlasticsEurope report
25.04.2018
PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Global polymer material output rises 4% to 280m t in 2016 / EU's resins exports stagnating / European converters hold their ground / PlasticsEurope report
02.03.2018
EUROPEAN COMPOUNDING INDUSTRY
Germany is largest producer / International firms setting up in Eastern Europe / Benelux has proportionally large production / AMI database
25.01.2018
PLASTICS PRODUCTION
Tighter market rules for EU emissions trading after 2021
22.11.2017
PLASTICS PRODUCTION
Minimal additional cost from compulsory emissions trading seen for German plastics producers from 2018 / Financial burden mostly from administration
25.09.2017
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Emissions trading compulsory for polymerisation plants in Germany in 2018 / Prices for carbon dioxide
10.08.2017
PLASTICS PACKAGING MARKET
German manufacturers very positive about economic situation shortly before "interpack" trade fair / High feedstock prices still dampening sales and profits / Further consolidation on the European market
21.04.2017
PLASTICS MARKET
Global plastics production grows by 3.5% / European output declines slightly / Consumption in EU rises / Turkey is the biggest buyer of resins / Trade surplus crumbles / Report from PlasticsEurope presented at "K 2016"
24.10.2016
PLASTICS INDUSTRY EUROPE
Polymer production grows by 4% in 2014 / EU 28 trade surplus widens / Turkey still most important resin buyer / PlasticsEurope recommends landfill ban to improve recycling / "Plastics – the Facts 2015"
26.11.2015
EUROPEAN PLASTIC CAPS AND CLOSURES
Growth in value added products to be above average / Overall market to increase by 2% annually to 2019 / AMI report
24.09.2015
EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Confidence maintained despite minimal output growth / Sales down 4% / Trade surplus deteriorates / Polymers output continues pointing down in June / Cefic chemicals trends report
09.09.2015
RECYCLING
HDPE tops European plastics recycling list / Germany remains biggest waste processor / AMI guide
15.06.2015
EUROPEAN PACKAGING INDUSTRY
Companies seek M&A opportunities in Asia to boost growth / Financial performance remains flat in 2015 / Frost & Sullivan report
12.06.2015
PLASTICS MARKETS EUROPE
Plastics associations voice concern over recent force majeure announcements / Processors increasingly under threat / Call for more transparency
07.04.2015
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