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EDITORIAL
Speaking up for plastic bags
19.09.2019
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
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
EVENTS
Third "Plastics Recycling Show Europe" attracts record numbers in 2019
02.05.2019
PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY
Official statistics confirm negative trend in second half of 2018 / Turnover rises minimally / Packaging producers achieve above-average growth / Feedstock costs eat up profits
06.03.2019
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
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 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
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
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Excellent first half of 2017 / Business forecasts exceeded / End-users the most upbeat, machinery more subdued / Industry can expect a record year / Readership survey
28.07.2017
GERMAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS
New record for sales and output in 2016 / Year of superlatives / Building is largest end-use market
17.03.2017
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Industry upbeat as 2017 starts / Business in H2 2016 better than expected / Outlook positive / Capital spending at ten-year high / Qualified personnel hard to find / KI Group readership survey
01.02.2017
KI GROUP POLYMER SUMMIT K 2016
Sino-European relations enter a new stage / Virtual explosion in M&A activities / Exclusive conference during upcoming “K” fair
21.09.2016
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Industry pleased with H1 2016 / Business better than expected / Outlook more subdued but still positive / China's offensive viewed skeptically / Readership survey
26.07.2016
UNITED KINGDOM
More than 50% of respondents to PIE poll say “Brexit” will not impact their business / More than a third fear negative repercussions / “Not the decision our sector wanted,” says UK chemicals association / Linpac does not expect any change
29.06.2016
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Plastics segment in German-speaking Europe on solid footing / Positive outlook for H1 2016 / Energy costs no longer as problematic / Material prices once again the main challenge / Readership survey
02.02.2016
FAKUMA
German plastics fair meets expectations / Rising internationality among visitors / Movers and shakers attend / Aside from VW crisis, sector mood mostly upbeat
20.10.2015
FAKUMA
International plastics fair opens its doors / More than 1,750 exhibitors from 38 countries
13.10.2015
INTERVIEW
PIE talks to Ron Marsh, head of the Polymers for Europe Alliance, about the goals of the plastics processors‘ initiative / "Best European Polymer Producer" award
12.10.2015
PLASTICS MARKETS
Spanish plastics association ANAIP joins “Polymers for Europe Alliance” / “Best European Polymer Producer Award”
12.10.2015
GERMAN PLASTICS PROCESSING
Feedstock price swings reflected in the statistical H1 balance sheet / Depressed sales at the start of the year gradually lifted by cost rises / Full-year revenues could set new record
25.08.2015
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
First-half of 2015 better than expected / Polymer supply shortage burdens converters / Digital revolution “Industry 4.0” not yet a topic / Outlook for second half deteriorates / Readership survey
29.07.2015
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Robust start to the new year / Sector characterised by cautious optimism / More stable material and energy costs could help improve profit
02.02.2015
COMPOSITES MARKET
German companies report good business / Market survey carried out by Composites Germany
29.07.2014
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