• New dates announced for the Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure conference 2020

    New dates announced for the Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure conference 2020

    AMI has this week announced that its eighth edition of the Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure conference, which was due to take place on 28-29 April, has been postponed due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak across Europe. The event will now take place on 27 - 28 October 2020, Hamburg, Germany. 

    Many of the original speakers have already confirmed they will be presenting, including Wavin GmbH, Aliaxis R&D, Suez Groupe – CIRSEE, Frank GmbH, Molecor, BC Extrusion Holding GmbH, Victualic and many more.

    The programme will be re-launched in the coming weeks, detailing some new additions to the agenda.

    This conference offers a two-day technical and market programme and a unique networking opportunity with leading industry representatives.

    Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure 
    27 - 28 October 2020
    Hamburg Marriott Hotel, Hamburg, Germany.

    To view the programme and book your place, please click here.

    For information on the event please contact the Organiser; Ms. Nicola Charlesworth, at

  • Britvic, Berry-BPI Group and Exxonmobil to speak at AMI's Stretch and Shrink Film Conference

    Britvic, Berry-BPI Group and Exxonmobil to speak at AMI's Stretch and Shrink Film Conference

    The 17th edition of the Stretch & Shrink Film conference will take place on 20 - 22 April, Melia Hotel Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. This is the only platform that brings together a consortium of industry leaders to enhance current essential information on key issues and the latest technical developments and market trends in this dynamic sector.

    Accelerating demand for convenient and sustainable packaging in retail, construction, chemical and food and beverage industries is rapidly driving the growth momentum of the stretch and shrink film market. The stretch and shrink film industry is among the most robust and dynamic flexible packaging segments in Europe. AMI’s Stretch & Shrink Film conference has established a position as the only event worldwide focused exclusively on Stretch and Shrink market sector, bringing together industry leaders under the same roof to discuss current essential information on key issues surrounding this area and recent material and technological developments. This year’s exciting programme features a Workshop focussing on the increasing challenges in the global supply chain and the critical roles shrink and stretch wrap technologies can play in supporting that adventure.

    Stretch & Shrink Film 2020 will also include an Executive Panel Discussion on Sustainability offering a dynamic forum to debate and exchange ideas with industry peers and potential customers. This is a must-attend event for anyone wanting to meet and connect with industry professionals including raw material supplier, equipment manufacturer, stretch film producer, shrink film producer, converter or customer.

    The two-day programme will commence with market trends and industry outlook from AMI’s Senior Research Analyst on Industrial Films, Elena Mozzatto and SIBUR INTERNATIONAL’s Markus Hesse, Head of Business Development Basic Polymer Business Unit. The rest of day one will comprise sessions on possibilities and challenges in load stability and an executive panel discussion.

    Day two’s sessions cove rmanufacturing and technology trends and innovative materials and solutions for sustainability. The speakers list also includes CULTURE COMPASS Ltd., SIEGWERK, DOW, ALIPLAST and SABIC.

    To view the full programme and to book your place, click here

    For further information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring this event, please contact Ms. Alexandra Fish, Conference Portfolio Manager, on Tel: +44 117 314 8111 or


  • AMI identifies growth opportunities in the global Thin Wall Packaging segment

    AMI identifies growth opportunities in the global Thin Wall Packaging segment

    AMI Consulting has published its authoritative report defining and sizing the global Thin Wall Packaging industry. The report aims to support the development of robust participation strategies by equipping industry players with a full understanding of the source and scale of potential for future development, growth dynamics, market drivers and competitive pressures.

    Thin Wall Packaging (TWP) accounts for 12% of the global packaging production, equivalent to 18 million tonnes. It is a market with a clear definition in Europe, but not globally. AMI Consulting has been instrumental in aiding the process of industry segmentation, quantification and strategy development.

    Read the full press release here: Growth opportunities in the global TWP segment

  • Chemical Recycling releases the conference programme

    Chemical Recycling releases the conference programme

    Chemical Recycling has released the programme, for the first edition of the event. The conference will take place on 30 June – 1 July 2020 at the Marriott Hotel, Hamburg, Germany.

    Expert speakers from Plastic Energy, BASF, EXPRA, Plastics Europe, Trinseo and more have been confirmed to speak on the future for the plastics recycling industry.

    Presentations will include:

    • ‘Extended producer responsibility systems - demands and expectations for chemical recycling with plastic targets’ presented by Mr Paul Christiaens, Policy Advisor for EXPRA
    • ‘Unlocking the full circularity of Polystyrene’ presented by Julien Renvoise, Recycling and Marketing Manager EMEA, Polystyrene at Trinseo
    • ‘How chemical recycling contributes to a sustainable circular economy as analyzed by LCA’, presented by Christian Krueger, Corporate Sustainability at BASF

    Helping to overcome the limitations of traditional plastics recycling, chemical recycling has in recent years become a major focus of research, development and discussion for the plastics industry. This event comes at a key point when advanced recycling techniques are facing major media attention and there is a strong focus on the circular economy to meet both international and national plastic recycling targets.

    Expand your knowledge at an event through industry presentations, panel and roundtable discussions and group Q&A sessions. 

    See the full programme and book your place here.

    For further information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring this event, please contact Ms. Olivia Poole, Conference Organiser on Tel: +44 117 314 8111 or

    *Prices may be subject to VAT.​ Please note, discount codes cannot be applied retrospectively or used in conjunction with any other offer.


  • The only annual technical conference focused on PVC industry trends, recipes and compounding returns to Cologne

    The only annual technical conference focused on PVC industry trends, recipes and compounding returns to Cologne

    The only annual technical conference focussed on PVC industry trends, recipes, compounding and technical developments is returning to Cologne in 2020. PVC Formulation 2020 offers a forum for PVC chemists, compounders, converters, suppliers of additives, materials and technology as well as industry associations to discuss the optimisation of rigid and flexible PVC formulations. The conference takes place 24 – 26 February at the Dorint An der Messe Hotel in Cologne, Germany.  

    In addition to unique networking opportunities, PVC Formulation provides a comprehensive session on market trends, features developments in rigid PVC across various applications and discusses the impact of legislation on materials, applications and the supply chain. Industry experts will cover market trends in additives, advances in plasticisers, and cover how to improve processing, performance and durability of PVC compounds.

    PVC Formulation 2020 features the end user perspective on the future of PVC in the WPC industry from RESYSTA INTERNATIONAL, impact modification for uPVC profiles from DOW FRANCE and developments in stabilisers for PVC pipes from BAERLOCHER. Industry experts from BASF SE, EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL EUROPE Inc. and EASTMAN CHEMICAL answer audience questions during a panel discussion on plasticisers, giving the opportunity to directly interact with the industry experts.


    PVC Formulation 2020 takes place 24 – 26 February at the Dorint An der Messe Hotel in Cologne, Germany. Full programme and booking details available at:

  • Chemical Recycling – The Global Status in 2020

    Chemical Recycling – The Global Status in 2020

    AMI will be publishing a report detailing the global Chemical Recycling market in 2020.

    Consumer perception of plastics has risen to the foreground as a key environmental topic. Mechanical recycling is a developed market that has grown over the past 20 years, mainly from legislative drivers in Europe and some state legislation in the USA. As such, more material is being collected but the quality may be low. Alternative technologies are currently being invested in, and these processes will ultimately compete for similar materials.

    The report, to be issued in May 2020, will highlight the companies investing in Chemical Recycling, the polymers being processed, and the volumes of feedstock required. The report will be completed using a series of direct interviews, and secondary sources, to provide up-to-date information from both technical and commercial perspectives. The report will be complemented with the inaugural AMI conference on Chemical Recycling taking place in Hamburg 30th June – 1st July 2020.

    Investment required to make Chemical Recycling economically and commercially viable will depend on availability and pricing of the correct feedstock for the process. Investment is predominantly taking place in Europe and North America, although the report will also provide insights into other regions where Chemical Recycling is undergoing development. Some of these developments are based on collaborations and/or joint ventures where the investment brings together technology and supply chain synergies.

    Solutions for plastics recycling remain a challenge but as more investment takes place the market dynamics will alter. This report will assess the three main processes available to date: solvolysis, depolymerisation and thermal cracking (also described as ‘feedstock recycling’).

    Profiles of up to 10 significant investments in Chemical Recycling will include capital investment, feedstock supply, end products manufactured and future forecasts for 2025 and 2030.

    For further info, contact Richard Hooper, Senior Consultant, Recycling & Sustainability. T | +44 117 924 9442


  • Composites in Rail releases conference programme

    Composites in Rail releases conference programme

    Composites in Rail has released their conference programme for the 2nd edition of the event. The conference takes place on 3-4 June 2020 at MOA Mercure, Berlin, Germany. 

    Composites in Rail comes at a key time as the industry explores options to achieve targets in the most cost-effective way, with composites having the ability to offer an end-to-end solution. Experts bring knowledge from neighbouring industries and showcase successful projects of implementation of composites.

    Expert speakers from AECOM, Cecence, CG Rail, National Composites Centre and more have been confirmed to speak on the future for composites in the rail industry.

    Presentations will include:

    • ‘How to save millions in through-life cost by using composites in rolling stock’ presented by Mike Orange, Director & Head of Engineering & Sales at Cecence

    • ‘Design to recycling - challenges in material and bonding selection in terms of recyclability’ presented by Jakob Woelling, Head of Department Recycling of Composites at Fraunhofer IGCV

    • ‘The potential of thermoplastic composites for (semi) structural rail applications: Applying 30 years of aerospace heritage in rolling stock applications’ presented by Frank ten Napel, Segment Manager – High Performance Industrial at Toray Advanced Composites

    Jordaine Minchin, Conference Producer, AMI Composites Portfolio, comments “Extremely pleased with the quality of speakers joining us, it’s shaping up to be another remarkable event”

    Booking is now available at the ‘early booking’ rate of €1065 for delegate places, using codeEB1070.

    See the full programme and book your place here

  • Gain insight into developments in synthetic turf from around the world at The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum 2020

    Gain insight into developments in synthetic turf from around the world at The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum 2020

    The 15th edition of AMI's Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum will take place at the Hilton Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain on 23 – 25 March 2020.

    The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum 2020, is recognised as the foremost platform to gain insight into developments in synthetic turf from around the world. The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum 2020 will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the key issues in the industry and how they are being addressed including structural changes in the market, application and product developments, growth prospects and environmental concerns.

    The event starts with a valuable networking cocktail reception followed by two days of presentations, day one starts with ‘Views from the market’. This session begins with AMI’s presentation on ‘The changing market for Artificial Turf.

    The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum 2020 boasts a truly international audience, ranging from China and Japan to Europe and North America. It also brings together representatives of the entire supply chain, offering unrivalled opportunities to network, exchange experience and learn through interaction with colleagues, suppliers, customers and competitors.

    Read the full press release, here

  • Learn from case studies at Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure 2020

    Learn from case studies at Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure 2020

    The use of plastic pipe systems in infrastructure development is on the rise, replacing those more traditional materials such as steel, iron and concrete.  Safety, cost effectiveness and sustainability are some of the main reasons why they are gaining such credibility. Exploring materials such as PVC, polyethylene and GRP, the event will focus on pipe systems used in drinking water supply & distribution, gas transmission & distribution, underground drainage & sewerage, and district heating. 

    Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure, 28-29 April 2020, Hamburg, Germany, offers a two-day technical conference programme featuring presentations from leading industry representatives. Alongside the technical content, the conference provides a unique networking opportunity with coffee breaks strategically situated between sessions to continue the Q&A discussions, two seated-lunch breaks which maximise the opportunities to meet new clients and catch-up with old customers as well as offering the chance to talk business over an evening drinks reception.

    AMI has organised the event for the past seven years and this year will focus on speakers providing case study examples of their challenges, solutions and successes.

    The conference will open looking the challenges and solutions facing the plastic pipe industry. DVGW Cert will provide their work on conformity assessments of the hygiene requirements in Germany for plastic products in contact with drinking water, presented by Anton Wohlgemuth, Certification Engineer Business Unit Products. The marking of pipes due to resistance posed by different materials, the different marking technologies available and anti-counterfeiting solutions will be addressed by Johannes Maier, Technical Sales Support of Wiedenbach Apparatebau, part of Domino Industrial.

    Day two will open with more case studies looking into industry innovations and developments. A joint paper from Logstor and Dow Europe will present the advances in low temperature district heating. District heating will also be discussed by Patrick Spijkers, General Manager at Thermaflex Isolatie BV and the benefits of PB-1. Matthias Haese, Sales Director at Frank GmbH will present his case study of using welded PE100 pipes up to ID 3500 for an underground railway station in Stuttgart. To finish this session, Johanna Josefsson from Rise Research Institutes of Sweden, Materials and Production Division, will provide their finding on full length tensile testing.

    Read the full press release here

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