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North American packaging market grows

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North America's market for value-added flexible packaging increased by 3.9% to $25.3bn (~€22.4bn) in 2018, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie Chemicals. Read more

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European PE prices show continued increase

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PE prices across Europe have witnessed their third consecutive month of rising streak, with spot LLDPE prices climbing to their highest level since July 2018 and LDPE since September, based on the average of ChemOrbis Price Index. Read more

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Global BOPET film market growth forecast

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The global BOPET film market has seen demand grow by 6.7% per annum over the last five years and now sits at just over five million tonnes, according to research from Wood Mackenzie Chemicals. Read more

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The JEC Group has scheduled 20 June as the date it will release a synthesis of its inaugural publication ‘The JEC Composites Observer’ during the JEC Forum Chicago. Read more

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Ethylene dichloride market to exceed €21bn by 2028

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The market value for ethylene dichloride (EDC) approached $16.5bn (~€14.7bn) in 2018, and will reportedly grow at a modest 3.7% CAGR through 2028. Read more

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The eurozone’s manufacturing sector continued to contract during April.

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The eurozone’s manufacturing sector continued to contract during April. After accounting for seasonal factors, the IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI recorded a level of 47.9, up only marginally on March’s near six-year low of 47.5 Read more

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Surgical and medical devices are among the medical and healthcare applications of antimicrobial plastics

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According to the new research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the antimicrobial plastics market is projected to reach USD 43.1bn (~€38bn) by 2023 ($29.6bn in 2018) at a CAGR of 7.8%. Read more

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Sales increased in all of Clariant’s operating regions

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Switzerland-based specialty chemical company Clariant has announced full year 2018 sales of CHF6.6bn (~€5.8bn) - a 5% growth on 2017 figures. Read more

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the global construction polymer market is poised to expand vigorously at a CAGR of 6.5%.

Future Market Insights 2017

A new report by Future Market Insights (FMI) reveals that by the end of 2026, over $135m (~€118m) worth of construction polymers will be sold globally. Read more

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Injection moulded polymer demand by end use application 2018

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According to a new study by industry consultants, Applied Market Information Ltd (AMI Consulting), the European injection moulding industry is thriving as most of its markets have recovered from the economic collapse which struck over a decade ago Read more

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After a 2017 peak that bolstered hopes among Italian manufacturers, the first three quarters of 2018 proved to be disappointing for sales to the Russian market. Read more

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The IHS/ Markit PMI for April shows a slowdown in the manufacturing order growth rate from the start of 2018, but trade remains substantial across secondary sectors. Read more

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Plastics Association via Youtube

The Plastics Industry Association highlights its $418 billion contribution to the economy in a Youtube video. Read more

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The global producer of moulding and brush making machines is enjoying its highest level of demand. Read more

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Clariant

Clariant

Clariant has visualised colour trends with its ColorForward 2017 guide, which aims to guide the plastics industry through movements such as data mining and the search for meaningful lives. Read more

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Sidel shows the industry just how to approach consumer trends in the drinks market by utilising the latest in labelling solutions to up efficiency and aesthetics. Read more

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A new tagline and a new logo are shaking up plastics, as the SPI unveils the fresh look it has given NPE ahead of its next showcase in 2018, capturing the innovation this event brings to the marketplace. Read more

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  • More US investment needed to achieve circular economy

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    More US investment needed to achieve circular economy

  • North American packaging market grows

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    North American packaging market grows

  • European PE prices show continued increase

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    European PE prices show continued increase

  • Global BOPET film market growth forecast

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    Global BOPET film market growth forecast

  • JEC Forum Chicago

    JEC Group

    JEC Forum Chicago

  • Ethylene dichloride market to exceed €21bn by 2028

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    Ethylene dichloride market to exceed €21bn by 2028

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