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24.11.2023 - Sentiment among German companies has improved slightly. The ifo Business Climate Index rose to 87.3 points in November, up from 86.9 points in October. This is its third consecutive increase. Companies assessed their current business situation as somewhat better. Expectations for the coming months were...
26.05.2020 - According to Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), the European association of plastics recyclers, large parts of the European plastics recycling industry are currently closing their production. The reason for this is the current market development caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. The major problems named...
08.05.2019 - With a total recycling capacity of 1.7 million tonnes, rigid, post-consumer and post-industrial polyolefins, in particular HDPE and PP, are in the group of the most recycled streams in Europe. According to the data collected by Plastics Recyclers Europe, the countries with the highest shares of the...
25.08.2017 - The ifo Business Climate Index edged downwards from 116.0 points last month to 115.9 points in August. But sentiment among German businesses remains very strong. The decline was due to slightly less positive assessments of the current business situation. Companies’ short-term business outlook, by contrast,...
21.08.2017 - High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is the type of polyethylene offering the highest rigidity and least flexibility. The rigid and slightly hard plastic is highly suitable for a broad range of applications such as rigid containers and tubes as well as a variety of everyday household goods such as flasks,...
10.08.2017 - The ifo World Economic Climate remains good this quarter. Experts assessed the current economic situation far more positively than in April, but were slightly less optimistic about the months ahead. The world economy is expected to continue to recover at a slightly slower pace in the second half of...
09.08.2017 - Large amounts of plasticizers are processed to make brittle plastics, elastomers, paints and varnishes, as well as adhesives smooth, flexible or even useful in the first place. The latest, already fourth, plasticizer report by the market research company Ceresana forecasts the demand for this controversial...
01.08.2017 - Polypropylene (PP) is the second most important standard plastic after polyethylene, compatible with many processing technologies, and used for the most diverse applications ranging from packaging to household appliances, clothes, and vehicles. Ceresana analyzed the global market for polypropylene already...
31.03.2014 - Assocomaplast (the Italian trade association belonging to CONFINDUSTRIA, which groups to-gether some 165 makers of machinery, moulds and equipment for plastics and rubber) has completed the year 2013 balance sheet for the sector (see table below), incorporating ISTAT foreign trade data. Recovery...
20.01.2011 - Conference organizer Maack Business Services’ global technology and business forum for the polyethylene and polypropylene sectors, PEPP, will once again be at the Swissotel in Zurich this year, on September 21 and 22. MBS is planning sessions covering latest developments in materials and polymerisation...
09.12.2010 - German Exports to Russia during the current period (January to October 2010) only reached a value of 76.6 Mio. EUR, which is a decline in shipments of 20.7 % compared to the same period in 2009. Russia stays on third place in the list of the most important destinations for German plastics and rubber...
18.11.2010 - In 2009 German exports of plastics and rubber machines to the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) reached a value of 110 Mio. Euro. Compared to the previous year, they went down by 32.7 %. The decline in export volume is a consequence of the worldwide economic crisis in 2009. The...
17.11.2010 - The Ifo World Economic Climate clouded over in the fourth quarter of 2010 for the second time in succession. However, the indicator is still above its long-term average. The slight decline in the world economic indicator is solely attributable to the weakening of expectations for the coming six months....
10.11.2010 - The Ifo indicator for the economic climate in the euro area rose once again marginally in the fourth quarter, and is now only slightly below its long-term average. The assessments of the current economic situation were considerably more favourable than in the third quarter of 2010. The expectations...
14.07.2010 - Hard hit by the global economic slowdown in 2009, the European polymer blends and alloys market is on the upswing again, thanks mainly to high growth potential in Eastern Europe, particularly for electronics applications. Electronic housing and computer-related applications will be the main development...
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