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Plast 2015: Is Italy heading up at last?
Plast 2015: Is Italy heading up at last?

Our work is moving ahead to develop a new website that supports the high quality of Plastics News Europe, the magazine for industry leaders launched in April as the successor to European Plastics News. The May issue is packed with news, analysis, a preview of Plast 2015 in Italy and Q&A interviews with Ulrich Reifenhäuser (Reifenhäuser Group) and Pierre Boulet (Mecaplast).  ...(more)
A lack of imports from the Middle East has added to Europe’s resin market problems, but will the situation change in the second half of 2015? In this feature for Plastics News Europe David Eldridge explores this question.  ... (more)

The Brussels-based European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has reported that European chemical output grew by only 0.1% during the first two months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 and producer prices fell by 6.8%. The Cefic Chemicals Trends Report shows that polymer output declined 1.4% in February 2015 compared to February 2014.
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