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  • The European cables market recovers strongly from the  COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to grow

    The European cables market recovers strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to grow

    AMI Consulting have just published the new edition of its in-depth market report that analyses the use of polymeric materials in the European cables industry.

    This niche but high value market saw an increase of 2.8% per year between 2016 and 2019. During this time, the problems suffered by the automotive sector offset the growth seen across other applications such as renewables or telecommunications. In 2020, the industry was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular during the first half of the year. However, the market has seen a strong beginning of 2021 and it is expected to reach pre-COVID levels despite the raw material sourcing issues faced across the supply chain early in the year. The future for cables in Europe looks bright as it is expected to grow at a faster rate between 2019 (pre-COVID levels) and 2025. Growth will be mainly driven by investment in infrastructure, construction and renewables.

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  • Injection molding expo will debut in Detroit in March 2022

    Injection molding expo will debut in Detroit in March 2022

    AMI and the Crain Global Polymer Group are launching a major American exhibition focused on the design and production of injection molded plastic parts and products. The first Injection Molding and Design Expo will take place on March 16-17, 2022 at the TCF Center (formerly the Cobo Center) in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It is backed by Crain’s Plastics News and AMI’s Injection World magazines.

    The exhibition and its three focused conference theaters will be free to attend to ensure they attract a large audience of relevant specifiers and buyers from throughout the supply chain. Exhibitors that have already booked booths at the event include Wittmann Battenfeld, KraussMaffei, Tederic, Fast Heat, Mastip, Beaumont Technologies, Polykemi and Zeiger Industries.

    Read the full press release here

  • More change and opportunity in the North American concentrate market

    More change and opportunity in the North American concentrate market

    AMI, 13th April 2021 – According to the latest research from AMI Consulting, the USA and Mexico market for thermoplastic concentrates continues to be one of the most dynamic opportunities within the plastics industry.  Product demand is increasing in all product areas against a background of material advance. However, the real opportunity arises from technical changes in the market which necessitate more technically advanced products and services. 

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  • Dai Nippon Printing, Thai Packaging Association & UFlex all confirmed to speak at Specialty Packaging Films Virtual Summit

    Dai Nippon Printing, Thai Packaging Association & UFlex all confirmed to speak at Specialty Packaging Films Virtual Summit

    [AMI, BRISTOL, UK 1 March 2021] AMI, leading provider of market intelligence and events for the global plastics industry, has recently released the agenda for the Specialty Packaging Films Virtual Summit, taking place on 23-25 March 2021 from 1.30pm ICT. 

    This three-day virtual programme will offer attendees the chance to update their technical and market knowledge from anywhere in the world, addressing key issues such as sustainability, enhancement of barrier properties in multilayer structures and food packaging safety.

    With increasing public awareness and support of sustainable packaging initiatives in Asia, the pace of new developments is accelerating. The 2021 conference will explore sustainable pack design and end of life options, including the latest mono-material solutions and compostable films. The enhancement of barrier properties in multilayer structures is also seeing significant development, helping boost shelf life and prevent product waste. Leading plastics processing experts will share new innovations in high barrier film solutions, including advances in polyolefins, additives and films. Food packaging safety is of critical importance, but it can be complicated to navigate and keep abreast of changing rules. The conference will look at current regulations for food contact materials and other key considerations such as reduction of VOCs.

    Key sessions include:

    'New and innovative mono-material packaging' presented by Dai Nippon Printing

    ‘Update on Food Contact Materials in the ASEAN’ presented by Thai Packaging Association

    ‘High barrier films – sustainable solutions’ presented by Max Specialty Films Ltd.

    ‘Accelerating sustainability goals with green films’ presented by UFlex Limited

    ‘Flexible packaging industry trends in South East Asia’ presented by Rabobank

    In addition to a full programme of industry presentations, the summit will offer interactive Q&A sessions, access to a virtual exhibition and networking opportunities for attendees to meet with flexible packaging material specifiers, technical specialists and marketing experts from the Asian and international flexible packaging markets.

    The full agenda is available to view on the summit’s website: www.ami.ltd/event-films-asia

    About Specialty Packaging Films Virtual Summit

    The summit provides a virtual forum where the latest market insights and developments can be explored in depth, enabling attendees to lead the debate on how the flexible packaging industry should innovate to support product optimisation and sustainability initiatives. Hear from local and international experts in film packaging and access a global audience of buyers, converters, manufacturers researchers and industry suppliers no matter where you are in the world.

    For more information please contact:
    Rebecca Weir
    Senior Conference Organiser | AMI
    T / +44 (0) 117 924 9442
    E / Rebecca.weir@ami.international 

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