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As another Chinaplas trade fair closes for another year, a newly released Salary Survey found that German and Austrian machinery manufacturers in the plastics and rubber industry saw the staff size of their Chinese entities grow steadily Read more


Pentagon Plastics

Simon Hooley

Guest post: Evolution of reshoring in the plastics industry heading into 2017

Pentagon Plastics Managing Director Paul Edwards has shared his insights on reshoring in the plastics industry in the wake of the UK's decision to begin its divorce from the European Union. Read more

28 Dec 2016 10:00 guest blogs

Will President Trump change his stance on China?

Post-election the world is looking closely at Trump. But with such a protectionist agenda for industry versus China - as named in his policies - does the new POTUS need to reassess his view on Asia's superpower? Read more

9 Nov 2016 12:39 editor's blog

Cemtrex has announced that it has acquired all the assets of Target after signing an agreement. Read more


Russia's reliance on German plastics and rubber machinery has decreased, however the vast Eurasia nation remains a key export market for machinery manufacturers around the world, reports the VDMA. Read more


At a time when stability is returning to European manufacturing and attitudes towards the Asian market are changing TSM Controls knows just what its next moves are going to be. Read more


British manufacturing is ready for a productivity and output jump, with exports and efficiency driving this anticipated leap, according to a new study from Oxford Economics. Read more



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Azelis is happy to reveal that is has been chosen by leading manufacturer of performance silica Evonik Industries AG as distributor for the Aerosil and Sipernat range of products in the Nordic region. Read more


Plastic packaging cannot maintain its 'high wire' balancing act, according to a coalition of four organisations, who have called for the industry to invest more in European facilities to protect the supply chain. Read more


Guest Blog: Why some plastics have to go for export

Chris Collier, Commercial Director of CK Group, Europe’s leading provider of recycled plastic regrind discusses why some recycled plastic materials are exported. Read more

3 Mar 2015 17:01 guest blogs

BayerMaterialScience has heralded the next generation for PU-coated fabrics, promising a more flexible, safe and environmentally-friendly solution for producing materials. Read more


The export-driven Italian plastics industry could be boosted by encouraging Q1 figures from equipment manufacturers. Read more



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