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Plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers in Europe: high expectations for production in 2008 - downturn in 2009
Euphoric mood in the exhibition halls, full order books and the outlook for excellent post-fair business - the two number one trade fairs, wire, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube, International Tube Trade Fair, ended on a high note today.
Just a few weeks before the International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, Tube 2008, in Düsseldorf, another sector is reporting successful developments. In addition to the steel industry, which is currently posting one positive result after another, the German plastic tube industry is charting a course for significant growth. As Dr. Elmar Löckenhoff, Managing Director of the Kunststoffrohrverband e.V. (Plastic Tube Association), states in the preface of the KRV business report 2007, the German plastic tube industry is also benefiting from globalisation. - This is shown specifically by the opening of the Eastern European markets - he admits.