European plastics industry shows positive growth

PlasticsEurope, a large European trade organisation, reports that European plastics production for 2013 showed steady positive development.

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VDMA revises down German machine forecast

The VDMA association of German plastics and rubber machinery producers has revised its 2014 turnover forecast downwards to 3%, having optimistically forecast at the K 2013 la...

US quarterly machinery sales up 20%

  Third-quarter sales of primary plastics machinery — injection presses, extruders, blow moulding machines and thermoformers — increased 20% from the year-befor...

German machinery group forecasts 6 percent sales growth in 2014

  The German Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association VDMA says its members see "a great deal of optimism" in 2014, and are predicting record sales for the year....

Turkey’s plastics output up 14% in 2013

  Turkey’s plastic production rose 14% to 8.125m tonnes in 2013, according to data released by Turkish plastics industry association PLASFED.   Last year, ...