Monthly Archives: September 2014

plastics exhibition

Biggest-ever ArabPlast 2015 spanning 9 halls will feature over 1,100 international exhibitors

Biggest-ever ArabPlast 2015 spanning 9 halls will feature over 1,100 international exhibitors

The biennial event, to be held from January 10 to 13, 2015, at Dubai World Trade Centre, to attract 18 country pavilions Dubai, UAE, xx September 2014: ArabPlast 2015, the region’s largest trade show for plastics, rubber and petrochemicals, has confirmed the participation of 1100 exhibitors from 45 countries, three months ahead of the biennialRead More

Global plastics industry news

SPE appoints Russell Broome as Managing Director

The Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) announced that it has appointed Russell Broome as its new Managing Director. Most recently Mr Broome worked as an engineer in a purchasing function focused on strategic sourcing for plastics at TE Connectivity. “Russell will be instrumental in implementing and enhancing the changes and improvements SPE has initiated inRead More

Plastics Products news

Plastics pipes to become a majority in the European market?

Market research institute Ceresana expects the demand for pipes in Europe will rise to more than 51 million tons in 2021. Lightweight plastics pipes, in particular, will likely become a major force in the market. In order to reduce dependence on transit countries such as Belarus and the Ukraine, the intercontinental gas pipeline “South Stream”Read More

plastics industry news

Indoplas, Indopack and Indoprint 2014 attracted over 22,000 visitors

Indonesia’s tri-sector exhibitions, Indoplas, Indopack and Indoprint 2014 attracted over 22,000 visitors, a 20% increase compared with its last edition in 2012, the organizers, Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur and Messe Düsseldorf Asia. The three exhibitions showcased new technology and innovations with respect to plastics, packaging, processing and printing industries. “It is heartening and very encouraging toRead More

Plastics Machinery News

ELMET at Fakuma 2014: A One-Stop Shop for Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Injection Molders

As a specialist for the entire field of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection molding, ELMET supplies custom-designed, fully equipped systems on a turnkey basis and thus assumes responsibility for the smooth interaction of all components at the customer’s site. Oftering/Austria, September 2014 – At Fakuma 2014, ELMET ( will emphasize its role as a ‘singleRead More

Plastics Recycling News

Recycler Association publishes bale spec for PP containers

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) has published polypropylene (PP) bale specification. The specifications are aimed at reducing the contamination of PP recycled content material available in the market. Till date, bale specifications have been focused on PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene) containers. According to the Association, the releaseRead More

Plastics Markets News

US plastics machinery export totaled US$299.3 million in 2014 second quarter

The accelerating momentum in plastics machinery demand that emerged in the second half of 2013 was sustained through the first half of this year, according to statistics released by the Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. Exports of primary plastics equipment, including injection molding, extrusion, blow molding and thermoformingRead More