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INTERVIEW
“PPWR is an anti-plastic regulation”: PIE talks to André Baumann, managing partner of film manufacturer Verpa
15.07.2024
EUROPEAN PIPES MARKET
“There are so many reporting regulations” / SMEs particularly burdened / Teppfa critical of sector's exclusion from sustainable financing / Interview with general manager Ludo Debever
29.05.2024
PACKAGING EUROPE
“EU member states can exempt their economies for five years” / Lawyer Christian Alexander Mayer talks to PIE about special national routes for the PPWR
09.05.2024
LABOUR SHORTAGE EUROPE
“We do not orient our search in terms of a particular industry, but by types of job most needed” / Online recruiting more difficult for blue collar workers / PIE interview with ZAV spokesman Marcel Schmutzler
26.04.2024
LABOUR SHORTAGE EUROPE
“Plastics sector is competing for talents across Europe” / Joint educational programmes needed to hire young people / PIE interview with the MD of EuPC, Bernard Merkx
25.04.2024
LABOUR SHORTAGE EUROPE
“We need to recruit from non-EU countries in the long term” / Only half of open positions filled in 2023 / PIE interview with Polyvia COO Jean Chaillet
24.04.2024
POLYMER MARKETS
What influence does the conflict in the Middle East have on the supply situation and polymer prices? / Interview with PIE price expert Martin Bäcker
30.01.2024
TÖNISSTEINER
Why use PET recyclate for returnable bottles, Mr Mallm? / A PIE interview
28.11.2023
CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Does Adnoc's potential takeover of Covestro mark the beginning of an M&A boom? / PIE interviews M&A expert, Carlos Robles y Zepf
09.11.2023
RECYCLING
“Unduly discredited”: BASF's EPS expert Klaus Ries criticises the bashing of the material / An interview with PIE
08.11.2023
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Do credit points systems encourage recycling? / Interview with Ansgar Schonlau from Certified Recycled Content
28.09.2023
FAKUMA
“No time for gloom” / A short Q&A with Bettina Schall, organiser of the plastics trade fair in Germany
23.08.2023
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Toing and froing about life-cycle assessment is not enough – Fraunhofer study / PIE talks to Umsicht's Jürgen Bertling
18.08.2023
PVC MARKET
A short Q&A...Paolo Barbieri, CEO of PVC producer Kem One, talks about the approach towards the European market in the future
23.06.2023
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
What the PFAS ban proposed by the ECHA means for the plastics industry / PIE talks with materials expert Michael Schlipf about the “forever chemicals”
27.04.2023
WINE BOTTLES
“PET is the best and most environmentally kind material for bottle packaging” / Packamama founder and CEO Santiago Navarro talks about his rPET flat-packed wine bottles and global expansion plans
12.04.2023
SPAIN
"Tax on SUPs to impact entire Spanish industrial chain" / Equiplast president Bernd Roegele talks to PIE about the challenges facing the country's plastics industry
11.04.2023
PLASTRIBUTION
British distributor buys domestic plastic sheet maker / PIE talks to CEO Mike Boswell: “Move is part of UK growth strategy – Brexit brought complexity and opportunity”
22.03.2023
BIOPLASTICS
What does it take to make a toy out of bio-based or biodegradable materials? / PIE talks with biopolymers expert Harald Käb
22.03.2023
PLASTICS INDUSTRY CANADA
“While the industry does not support bans, we have always been a sector of problem solvers” / Interview with CIAC CEO Bob Masterson
22.12.2022
PACKAGING
“Universal packaging would be ideal” / What producers of plastics packaging can expect / PIE talked to industry expert Sonja Bähr from Tilisco
30.11.2022
3D PRINTING
“If I need a product, I simply make it” / Blueprint founders Jens Harmeling and Jordan Kopping talk about their start-up
25.11.2022
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
“For polyolefins, it is not a matter of availability but price” / PIE talks to corporate strategy expert Daniel Winkler
23.11.2022
PLASTICS PACKAGING
Planned EU directive on packaging and packaging waste: Binding recyclate quotas from 2030, regulations for reusable containers / Isabell Schmidt from Germany‘s IK in an interview with PIE
16.11.2022
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
“Recyclates have become established in the industry”: Jens Kaatze from recycling specialist Wipag in an interview with PIE
20.10.2022
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