Posts Tagged ‘italy’

Italian processor invests at facilities in India and Mexico

Italian moulding and compounds company Finproject is making new investments to the tune of ?8m at facilities in India and Mexico as part of its international expansion strategy, as per European Plastics News. The company produces more than 30,000tpa of vinyl and polyolefin compounds for various sectors, but it is most closely associated with footwear, in particular Crocs EVA foam clogs. Finproject?s moulding division also makes soles, sandals and boots with polyolefin compounds bearing its own brand name XL Extralight for customers such as Hugo Boss and Samsonite

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Will firmer local PS prices attract imports to Italy?

Initial May PS offers were announced with increases to the Italian market towards the end of last week after the May styrene contract settled with an increase from April, as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. Import offers for Indian and Pakistani GPPS were reported at competitive levels last week, suggesting the possibility that firmer local prices for May will attract non-European imports to the Italian market given bearish sentiment in Asian markets along with buyersÂ’ resistance to higher prices

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A transformed NPE opens in Orlando, resurgent in size and dynamism and reshaped by a host of innovations

A new era in NPE history begins today as the giant NPE2012 international plastics exposition opens in the first new venue for NPE in 40 years, bringing an innovative agenda, an influx of new exhibitors and attendees, and an upsurge in size and dynamism, it was announced today by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.

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Severe weather conditions continue to affect polymer business in Europe

Cold weather over the past few weeks has affected EuropeÂ’s plastics sector severely, as per ChemOrbis. Tough weather conditions, which worsened during the weekend, caused many upstream and downstream plants to freeze

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High Performance drives growth for agricultural films

The increasing importance of plastics in the area of agriculture and horticulture has been highlighted in a new in-depth report on the Agricultural films market in Europe by Applied Market Information Ltd. (AMI

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European plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers set to reach all-time high again

The European plastics and rubber machinery industry achieved remarkable rates of growth in 2010 and 2011 and is on course to match the 2008 record. “Our industry recovered very well from the economic and financial crisis in the countries associated with EUROMAP; this year’s production volume in the core machinery business is expected to reach almost 11 billion Euro,” said Bernhard Merki, the European federation’s newly re-elected President at the press conference, held on the occasion of the triennial General Assembly.

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Polyethylene (PE) film extrusion industry in Europe

As expected with recession hitting Europe in 2008, the Polyethylene (PE) film extrusion industry took a downturn, as per AMI. Between 2007 and 2009, PE film production fell by 1 mln tons. About half of this lost volume was recovered during 2010 and the industry continues to make steady progress in 2011.

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