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Using IoT to drive Lean implementation

FMCG brands that once enjoyed healthy mid-single-digit growth or better have encountered challenging headwinds recently. In this marketplace, Lean manufacturing is becoming more and more crucial. And technology - especially internet-connecting technology - is key to such efforts.

Processors seek to shore up depleted inventories

Spot resin trading continued to hum along at a healthy pace the week of April 10, reports the PlasticsExchange in its Market Update.

Thermoplastic composites in Germany – future growth?

The European market for fibre-reinforced plastics/composites has been growing steadily for a number of years now.

Sustained strong demand for lightweight packages with high functionality

K 2016 will present innovations in design, production and applications for a huge variety of packaging materials and production methods.

Structural changes in thin wall packaging industry

New AMI Consulting report details trends in thin wall packaging markets in Europe.

Results of 6th Composites Market Survey available

For the sixth time Composites Germany has identified up-to-date KPIs for the composites market.

Asia to drive growth in global packaging

A new report from Smithers Pira provides an exhaustive overview on the status of the packaging industry in 17 major and 33 smaller markets.

European plastics and rubber machinery accounts for 40 per cent of global output

The output of the nine members of EUROMAP - the European Association of Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers - amounted to 13.0 billion euro in 2014.

Over 66 billion PET bottles recycled in Europe in 2014

Petcore Europe report on collection and recycling of post-consumer PET in Europe reveals success and challenges.

Future of European food and drink packaging

Packaged food and drink consumption in Europe is projected to grow by 3% per annum to 953 billion packages by 2020.

Synthetic rubber market expected to grow

Synthetic rubber market is expected to reach USD 45,767.1 million, expanding at CAGR of 5.1% from 2015 to 2023, according to Transparency Market Research.

Four critical points to achieve high results in coding thinner flexible packaging

As flexible packaging becomes thinner and thinner, the challenge becomes greater and more difficult to consistently apply legible "date codes", Drew Weightman writes.

Stagnant growth in 2014 for EU chemicals sector

European chemical output edged ahead just 0.3 per cent in 2014 on a year-on-year basis, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report.

New market study on toluene

In 2013, about US$24.5 billion were generated with the sale of toluene.

Latest composites market survey available

Composites Germany published the results of the fourth survey on composites market.