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  • Covid-19 takes a bite out of the artificial grass market

    Covid-19 takes a bite out of the artificial grass market

    AMI Consulting has published the eighth edition of its authoritative report on the Artificial Grass market. The market has grown strongly in recent years but is currently suffering the impact of Covid-19 on global demand. A key feature of the industry is the way that its structure keeps changing in response to new technology, new opportunities and new strategies.

    Read the full press release

  • New dates announced for the Chemical Recycling 2020 conference

    New dates announced for the Chemical Recycling 2020 conference

    AMI has announced that its inaugural edition of the Chemical Recycling conference, which was due to take place on 30 June – 1 July 2020, has been rescheduled due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak across Europe. The event will now take place on 3 – 4 November 2020, in the same location of Hamburg, Germany. 

    Many of the original speakers confirmed they will be presenting, and the programme has been re-released. Speaking companies confirmed to return include BASF, Plastics Europe, Plastic Energy, Eastman Chemical Company, Chemical Recycling Europe and Neste.  Expert speakers will present on the challenges and opportunities surrounding the chemical recycling of plastics. This interactive conference will also feature panel and round table discussions and group Q&A sessions.

    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.

    Booking is now available at the ‘early booking’ rate of €965* for delegate places, using the code EB1075.

    See the programme and book your place here: www.ami.ltd/event-chem-recycling

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

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

  • AMI announces co-located conferences to run the day before their North American plastics expos

    AMI announces co-located conferences to run the day before their North American plastics expos

    AMI, a leading provider of information, market intelligence and events for the global plastics industry for over 20 years’, announces a series of one-day conferences co-located with their November trade shows in the USA. The conferences, taking place November 3, 2020 at the Huntingdon Convention Center, bring together experts to discuss Performance Polyamides, 3D Printing Plastics and Plastics Regulations. A fourth one-day event, Developing the Modern Workforce, is jointly organized with Plastics News and runs at the same time.

    Performance Polyamides welcomes the international supply-chain for a full-day of high-level presentations exploring the latest technical and application developments, market trends and topical challenges happening in the industry. Find out more here.

    3D Printing Plastics explore the developments, production and applications of innovative polymers and compounds for 3D printing and other rapid manufacturing technologies. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is growing globally with increasingly customized materials being used to fulfil the expanding scope of applications. Find out more here.

    Plastics Regulations provide​s expert analysis and guidance on a range of international legislative and regulatory issues that impact on polymer producers, compounders, processors, and end users doing business in the US and beyond. The conference will provide a rare opportunity to gain focused advice on a range of compliance issues. Find out more here.

    Developing the Modern Workforce jointly organized by AMI and Plastics News addresses issues involved with developing today’s workforce and coming up with fresh tools to attract and retain workers and sustain long-term growth. The conference will look at all areas of workforce development, including attracting future leaders and both white and blue-collar employees that meet the needs of a plastics processing company. Find out more here.

    The conferences bring together key players from across the world to showcase innovative technology, share best practice, network and do business. With shared networking breaks, lunches and a joint networking reception to close the day there are lots of opportunity to widen your network.

    All attendees of these conferences have the opportunity to register for free attendance at AMI’s USA trade shows; Compounding World Expo, Plastics Recycling World Expo, Plastics Extrusion World Expo and Polymer Testing World Expo.

    For more information, or to register to attend, please contact AMI Conferences at conferences@ami.international

  • Composites in Rail conference rescheduled to October 2020

    Composites in Rail conference rescheduled to October 2020

    AMI has announced that its Composites in Rail conference, due to take place in Berlin, Germany on 3-4 June, has now been postponed to 8-9 October 2020. The event will still take place at the Mercure Hotel MOA in Berlin, Germany. Uncertainty created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) led to the decision to delay the event. 

    Jordaine Minchin, Conference Producer AMI Composites Portfolio, comments “Following consultation with speakers, exhibitors and attendees we’ve made the difficult decision to reschedule the event. It’s a very challenging time, but we’re receiving lots of support from the industry and are looking forward to catching up in person at the event!”

    The conference is returning to Berlin for the second edition following a successful launch in 2019. Attendee places will all be transferred to the new dates and most of the programme will remain the same. We will be working closely with event partners, National Composite Centre, to fill any gaps that appear in the agenda.

    Speakers confirmed to return include Karim Slimani, from SNCF (Société nationale des chemins de fer français), Rocio Ruiz Gallardo from AIMPLAS, Frank ten Napel from Toray Advanced Composites and Eduardo de la Guerra from Talgo.

    See the programme and save the new date in your calendar here: www.ami.ltd/composites-rail

  • Tooling for Composites programme has been released

    Tooling for Composites programme has been released

    AMI, leading provider of market intelligence and events for the global plastics industry, has released the programme for Tooling for Composites. This conference runs in partnership with the National Composites Centre and takes place on 16th September 2020 at Aerospace Bristol in Bristol, UK.

    Expert speakers from GTMA, CEAD Group, Scaled & GKN Aerospace, Composites Evolution, and more have been confirmed to speak about the latest developments in tooling for composites. With increased adoption of composites in high-performance industries, there is a need to ensure tools have higher accuracy, reduced costs, faster processes and a longer lifespan. This conference will showcase expert speakers discussing the latest advancements to improve tooling and end products.

    Sessions will include:

    • ‘Revolutionary digital production process for model and mold making’ presented by Karl Wagner, CEO of CUBES GmbH.

    • ‘Lower cost, higher performance composite tooling’ presented by Liam Moloney, Director of CTES

    • What the end user needs from tooling – Panel Discussion featuring ATI, Gordon Murray Design and Williams Advanced Engineering. More panellists to be announced.

    Emily Nicholson, Conference Organiser at AMI comments “This is the perfect programme for the launch of Tooling for Composites. I can’t wait to welcome everyone to AMI’s home town of Bristol!”.

    See the full programme and save the date here: www.ami.ltd/Tooling

  • Over 250 exhibitors sign up for expanded plastics exhibitions in Cleveland, Ohio

    Over 250 exhibitors sign up for expanded plastics exhibitions in Cleveland, Ohio

    More than 250 companies have already booked booths for four exhibitions focused on plastics recycling, extrusion, compounding and testing, which will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on November 4-5, 2020.

    The Compounding World Expo, Plastics Recycling World Expo and Plastics Extrusion World Expo made their highly successful USA debuts in Cleveland in May 2019, attracting a total of 261 exhibitors and 4,375 visitors. This year, they will be joined by the Polymer Testing World Expo, a new exhibition and conference for scientists and researchers who develop, test and analyse polymer materials, formulations and products.

    Leading suppliers that have already booked their booths across the fours shows include Addex, Amut, Brenntag, Buhler, Buss, BYK, Cardinal Recycling, Chemours, Clariant, Coperion, CPM Century Extrusion, Cumberland, Davis-Standard, Dover Chemical, Dynisco, Entek, Erema, Farrel Pomini, Gneuss, Heritage Plastics, Intertek, Kaneka, Konica Minolta, KraussMaffei, Kuhne, Leistritz, Macchi, Macro, Maag, Maguire, Matsui, Microban, Milliken, Modern Dispersions, Netzsch, NFM, NGR, Nordson, Omya, PolyOne, PTi, Q-Lab, Reifenhäuser, SI Group, Struktol, Thermo Fisher, Vecoplan, Wacker, Windmöller & Hölscher, Zoltek and many more.

    “We had very positive feedback about the first Cleveland shows from exhibitors and visitors alike”, said AMI’s head of exhibitions, Rita Andrews. “The vast majority of our 2019 exhibitors have already rebooked their booths for this year, and new companies are being added every week. With more than seven months to go, we are confident this year’s exhibition will be significantly bigger and better than last year”.

    The free-to-attend exhibitions will take place at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland. They will feature five free conference theatres. These proved highly popular at the first event, attracting large crowds for a series of technical papers, market forecasts, practical training seminars, and lively business debates featuring industry leaders.

    Ready-to-go booth packages at the exhibitions start at less than $4,000. For more information, download the brochure here, or contact AMI’s exhibition team at exhibition_sales@ami.international.

  • 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 Nicola.charlesworth@ami.international

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