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EUROPEAN CABLE INDUSTRY
Production accounts for 4% of value of resin output / Consolidation continues / PVC remains dominant material / Germany leads demand / AMI report
18.07.2012
EUROPEAN MASTERBATCH INDUSTRY
Moderate growth expected in coming years / Manufacturers focus on realignment and geographic expansion / Colorants and specialty products play a large role / AMI report on top 50 players
19.03.2012
EUROPEAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Demand has recovered from last economic crisis but is still below 2007 peak / Development is “erratic and patchy” / German-speaking countries and engineering plastics lead / Volatility bites / AMI report
14.12.2011
PLASTICS PACKAGING
Unbroken global growth for flexible and rigid packaging / Plenty of potential in the health and cosmetics sector / Amcor has highest sales in Europe / Further consolidation in the industry / AMI report
04.10.2011
POLYETHYLENE FILM
European market at 7.5m t in 2010 / LDPE accounts for 46% but is feeling the pressure from LLDPE and metallocene grades / Bags and sacks dominate applications / Sector characterised by consolidations / Latest AMI report
15.09.2011
THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING
Asian demand for thermoplastics compounds stands at 11m t / Colour compounds account for largest share / Sector dominated by independent companies / China is largest regional consumer and producer
29.04.2011
SPAIN / PORTUGAL
Plastics consumption recovering slowly after the crisis / Injection moulders face pressure to consolidate / AMI report
07.12.2010
UK INJECTION MOULDING
20% of polymers processed in 2009 were injection moulded / PP is the most popular choice / Ongoing decline in number of local moulders / Latest AMI guide
13.10.2010
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
European market worth EUR 20 bn / Amcor is largest player / Trend towards eastern Europe / Latest AMI report
16.07.2010
EXTRUDED PROFILES
European market dominated by window profiles / Recovery in the construction industry unlikely before 2011 / PVC most important / Germany the biggest processor / Poland catching up with western Europe
30.06.2010
TURKEY
Europe's fourth-largest plastics converter processed 3.5m t of plastics in 2009 / Packaging applications lead the way / Extrusion as most common processing technique / AMI reports
29.04.2010
POLYETHYLENE FILMS
European consumption drops to 7.4m t / Demand in building and construction crumbles / Eastern European manufacturers make AMI's top 50 for the first time
20.04.2010
PLASTICS PROCESSING
Nearly 3m t of polymers processed in Gulf Cooperation Council states in 2009 / Packaging about half the market / No regional production of high performance plastics / AMI report
19.04.2010
ASIA
Region continues to be world's fastest growing masterbatch market / Demand to reach 1.2m t/y in 2013 / China is most significant growth driver
07.04.2010
US COMPOUNDING AND CONCENTRATES
Opportunities for growth in NAFTA compounding industry / M&A activity / Large concentrates producers shift towards smaller custom batch output / AMI reports
31.03.2010
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