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Plastics industry - long way to recovery

Plastics industry - long way to recovery

It was expected that the lifting of the restrictions would not bring an immediate recovery. Moreover, in some cases, the relaxation and lifting of stay at home restrictions has led to a reduction in demand and associated production.


Weekly report on plastics industry

Weekly report on plastics industry

The economic situation of the plastics industry did not change significantly compared to the previous week. Bigger changes are expected after Easter. Many people assume that some companies may not start up after the holidays.


European recycling markets reel from coronavirus

European recycling markets reel from coronavirus

Sources in the recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) market - the most widely recycled plastic across Europe - are already seeing a change in consumer behaviour, particularly around buying habits, and more importantly, recycling habits.


Stable credit outlook for European chemicals sector

Stable credit outlook for European chemicals sector

Specialty chemicals suppliers are likely to face less pressure on their credit quality than integrated or bulk suppliers, which are exposed to more commoditised products. Credit quality could improve if economic growth does not slow too drastically.


European recycled plastics market set for growth

European recycled plastics market set for growth

Concerns over the environmental impact of virgin plastics as well as cost and energy savings are driving demand for recycled plastics in Europe, according to a recently published report by the Dublin-based market research platform, Research and Markets.


Tests confirm 100-Year+ lifetime for PVC and PE pipes

Tests confirm 100-Year+ lifetime for PVC and PE pipes

Practical experiences gathered and technical assessments carried out support that unplasticised (PVC-U), high impact polyvinyl chloride (PVC-Hi) and polyethylene (PE) buried pipes have an expected service lifetime of over 100 years.


The Turkish plastics industry continues to grow

The Turkish plastics industry continues to grow

Plastics industry continues its growth trend. The report issued by PAGEV for the first half of 2018 shows that plastic product manufacturing increased by 7.2% to 5 million tons, while value increased by 9.3% to 19.4 billion dollars.


"Largely positive" future for Turkish plastics

"Largely positive" future for Turkish plastics

The Turkish plastics industry is the largest in the Middle East, accounting for two-thirds (36 per cent) of the region’s demand as of 2015 data, AMI reports, while it holds a geographical advantage, bridging the Middle East with Europe.


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