• Global cables growth steady amid divergent trends across polymeric materials, regions and applications

    Global cables growth steady amid divergent trends across polymeric materials, regions and applications

    Global polymeric material usage in the insulation and jacketing of cables is forecast solid if not spectacular growth over the medium term, although a multiplicity of trends are at work driving quite different prospects by geography, material and cable end-use.

    This is the key finding of the new report published by AMI Consulting, “Polymeric materials in the Global Cable Industry 2019.”

    Evolving regulations, greater concerns and differing interpretations over cable safety, the development of telecommunication networks and investment in renewable energy are just some of the factors driving change. All the while in the background, globalisation, economic and political developments also continue to influence the market.

    The report identifies the tonnage of polymeric materials used in cable extrusion by geography, compound and end-use application and provides growth forecasts for the medium term. Global growth of in excess of 4% per annum is expected to 2023. It also identifies the top 10 extruders by region in terms of polymeric material consumption, in addition to the top 5 in key countries.

    Read the full press release here: Polymeric Materials in the Global Cable Industry 2019 PRESS RELEASE

  • Over 220 exhibitors join Cleveland plastics shows

    Over 220 exhibitors join Cleveland plastics shows

    More than 220 companies have already booked booths at three exhibitions focused on plastics recycling, compounding and extrusion. The free-to-attend tradeshows and their associated conferences will take place at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA on May 8-9, 2019.

    Organised by AMI, the Plastics Recycling World, Compounding World and Plastics Extrusion World Expos will feature a wide range of processing machinery, auxiliary equipment, polymer materials, additives and related services.

    “Visitors to the focused shows will be able to compare a huge range of suppliers and new technologies in one convenient location,” said Andy Beevers, AMI’s events and magazines director. “In addition, they’ll be able to learn from expert speakers in the five free conference theatres and network at the after-party at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” he added.

    The 220+ companies that have already booked booths include: Alpha Marathon, Addex, BASF, Brabender, Brenntag, Buhler, Buss, BYK, Cabot, Chemours, Clariant, Cloeren, Coperion, Cumberland, Davis-Standard, Dover Chemicals, Dr Collin, Entek, Erema, Exxel Polymers, Farrel Pomini, Ferro, Gneuss, Greiner Extrusion, Heritage Plastics, JSW, Konica Minolta, KraussMaffei Berstorf, Kuhne, Leistritz, Lubrizol, Maag, Maguire, Matsui, Milliken, NFM, Nordson, Omya, Pall, Parkinson Technologies, PSI-Polymer Systems, Reifenhauser, Sekisui, SI Group, Starlinger, Struktol, Vecoplan, Wacker, Zoltek, and over 160 more suppliers from around the world.

    The limited number of remaining booths are being filled on a daily basis. Prices start at $3,400 for a 100 sqft booth. To find out more about exhibiting at any of the expos, visit: 

    “The exhibitions will build on the success of AMI’s first tradeshow for the plastics compounding and recycling sectors, which took place in Essen, Germany last year and attracted more than 4,000 visitors,” said Rita Andrews.

    To book your free ticket, which is valid for both days of the event, visit:


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