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CORONAVIRUS
Carmakers better prepared than in 2009 / 60% of Spanish production base shut down / Italy presents plans for relaxing lockdown / Adventures in polymer prices / Plastics production index slumps / Fear of rising insolvencies
14.04.2020
GLOBAL TRADE
Decline in proportion of goods traded across borders / Rubber and plastics trade intensity falls to 22.8% / Value chains more reliant on highly skilled labour / New priorities for location decisions / McKinsey report
21.03.2019
CRAEMER
Waste containers added to French market portfolio / Middle East sales company in Dubai
20.12.2018
SPAIN
Catalonia's quest for independence clouds economic prospects / Region is plastics industry heavyweight / Strikes and demonstrations ahead of new elections
17.11.2017
SEKISUI ALVEO
"Alveosport" foam production hit by fire in the Netherlands / Investment of several million euros to rebuild plant
14.11.2017
PLASTIC OMNIUM
Environment division planned to be sold off / Automotive will remain sole core business
26.09.2017
MEXICHEM
Irrigation systems maker Netafim acquired for USD 1.5 bn / Position in PE piping
11.08.2017
RPC
Packaging producer buys Dutch waste container manufacturer ESE World
20.12.2016
UNITED KINGDOM
Poor economic data put a strain on the economy / Fear of recession following "Brexit" vote / EU exit appears to have comparatively little impact on plastics segment / BPF conference on strategic vision
05.08.2016
CHINA
Giant's appetite satiated for now / 13th Five-Year Plan calls for more competition, prosperity and environmental protection / State monopoly in petchem sector to be reduced / Investments in Europe skyrocket
09.03.2016
ARKEMA
Divestment of sheet distribution arm Sunclear / Refocus on core activities
22.06.2015
RKW
Follow up: RKW Agri subsidiary established / Hyplast activities to be allocated to Philippsthal and Michelstadt production sites in Germany
10.03.2014
RKW
Plans to acquire Belgium's agricultural film specialist Hyplast / 40,000 t/y capacity in Hoogstraten
05.03.2014
CADDIE
French trolley manufacturer plans move to plastic processing / First model made of plastic and composites / Restructuring of production activities underway
15.08.2013
PLASTICS PROCESSING
Persian Gulf states drive growth / Region to add 15m t of polymer capacity in three years / Favourable positioning due to abundant petrochemical supply / Packaging accounts for over half of output / Focus on PE, PP and PVC / AMI report
22.09.2009
CHINA
Production climbs by more than 20% in value in 2008 / Scepticism gives way to cautious optimism for 2009 / Plastics converters anticipate rise of 10% for second half-year / Construction sector booms with state investments
19.08.2009
POLYMER PRICES
New "A-Plastixx" indices enable analysis of plastic prices by individual markets / Greater transparency for converters and their customers / Packaging, construction, automotive and E&E applications
12.11.2008
DOW IZOLAN
Work begins on Russian PUR systems facility
10.10.2008
PLASTICS PROCESSING
Converters' association says prices must rise
26.09.2008
EuPC
Higher oil prices to impact plastics products / Essential to pass on costs
14.09.2007
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