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  • Don't miss out! Stands at Compounding World Expo 2018 are selling out

    Don't miss out! Stands at Compounding World Expo 2018 are selling out

    Our 9m2 and 15m2 corner stands have already sold out for Compounding World Expo! If you were hoping to exhibit, don’t worry, as you haven’t missed out just yet. Row stands are still available to book.

    Taking place on 27-28 June 2018 in Essen, Germany, the exhibition will feature an international array of suppliers of polymer additives and compounding machinery and equipment, as well as providers of related services. The target audience encompasses compounders from all sectors of the polymer industry including polyolefins, PVC, engineering plastics, TPEs, masterbatch and recycling. 

    5 top reasons to exhibit at Compounding World Expo:

    • Meet targeted prospect customers at this focused event for the international plastics additives and compounding industry
    • Connect with new and existing customers in a cost-effective and time-efficient way
    • Present your latest product developments face-to-face in a live environment
    • Be part of an extensive promotional campaign through Compounding World magazine
    • Get a free catalogue and exhibition preview entry

     

    Book your stand

  • AMI \ Your October Newsletter

    Our monthly newsletter has launched!

    Keep up to date with our conferences, market reports, databases and exhibitions by signing up to our monthly newsletter. This month's highlights include:

    • Meet us at Fakuma next week
    • Get the early bird discount for Flexible Packaging Middle East Conference
    • New report launched: Polyethylene Films - The Global Market 2018

     

    View our October newsletter

     

     

  • Plasticulture sees dramatic growth

    Plasticulture sees dramatic growth

    Plastic films - the key solution to growing and sustainable agriculture

    AMI, Bristol, 12th October 2017 – AMI’s Consulting division just issued a new report on the global agricultural film market analysing the latest trends in the use of greenhouse film, mulch film and silage film along with developments in technology, innovation and changing film formulation. The results presented for the first time at the latest Agricultural Film conference in Barcelona in September 2017 met with great feedback from the audience.

    Over the past 60 years, agricultural output and productivity have significantly increased and plastic agricultural films for silage, mulch and greenhouse applications have made substantial contributions to this development. In times of growing population, expanding urbanisation and shrinking arable land due to industrialisation and soil erosion, any development increasing the output from the available land is welcome and embraced. The use of plastic films has been notable in the horticultural industry, as well as in preserving and improving the quality of silage and contributing to continuously increasing crop and milk yields. Protective mulch and greenhouse films have also enabled to extend the cultivation in terms of the growing season and the location, helping growers in the harsh climatic conditions of cold as well as hot weather or water scarcity.

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development formulated during the 2015 United Nations Summit, has made a commitment, among others, to eradicate global poverty within the next 15-year period and to become, for the first time in the human history, a zero-hunger generation. For this to be achieved it is crucial to employ the latest technologies so that the efficiency of the global food supply chain is optimized, resulting in the maximum of food produced per drop of water, hectare of land and gram of agrochemicals used, while protecting crops to reduce food waste, adapting to climate change and assuring the chain's sustainability in the long term. This will enable the continued growth of plastic films used in agriculture, which has been experiencing already healthy growth over the last 10 years. 

    Chart1: Global agricultural film by application

    The three types of agricultural films, mulch film, greenhouse film and silage film, represent a major segment of polyethylene usage globally, valued at over 8 billion dollars. The total demand for these films accounted for some 6 million tonnes in 2016 with greenhouse film representing nearly half of it, followed by mulch film with nearly a third and just over 20% held by silage film. The market for greenhouse film is expected to advance at the same pace of growth as mulch film, at just over 8% per annum over the next five years, while the demand for silage film is forecast to grow at a moderate rate of just under 4%.

    Around 70% of global demand and production of agricultural films is concentrated in Asia, mainly in China, where the growth rate continues to reach double digits. This growth is driven by increasing specialisation of the Chinese market which will impact growing exports of more sophisticated films inside and outside of Asia. Another contributing factor is upgauging of previously very thin films intended mainly for the local market, which are now required by the Chinese regulations to be thicker and stronger.

    Chart2: Global agricultural film by region

    The markets in Europe and North America have now matured, although Mexico, as well as some countries in Eastern Europe are still experiencing healthy growth in consumption of plastic films for agriculture. Another region with continued stellar growth is South and Central America, mainly due to its consumption and exports of silo bags which have become particularly popular in this region. Due to more challenging climatic conditions, the demand in the Middle East and Africa will see steady growth at about 5-6% a year over the next five years. Both these regions currently consume less than 4% of agricultural films produced globally. 

    Plastic films undoubtedly offer solutions concerning the global food supply and they will hold an even more significant role as government funds are released to encourage agriculture in the developing regions. While agricultural films contribute to improved efficiency and output, growing concern about film waste and disposal is leading to growing interest in the use of biodegradable materials or utilising advanced technologies which enable recycling of those heavily contaminated films where it is economically and environmentally feasible.

    Agricultural films - Global market 2017 is a new detailed market report from AMI Consulting, published in September 2017. For further information please contact Marta Kedziora, marta.kedziora@ami.international, Tel: +44 (0)117 314 8164.

    In addition to its consultancy work, AMI organises the annual global conference for the agricultural films sector: Agricultural Film 2018 (17-19th September 2018, Madrid, Spain, contact Sophie Harrisson, sophie.harrisson@ami.international, +44 (0)117 314 8158).

  • What is driving the demand for heavy duty sacks?

    What is driving the demand for heavy duty sacks?

    The heavy duty sacks market in Europe has displayed, and continues to display, a level of structural change with certain sack types (especially the form fill & seal types) experiencing growth, while the supply side of the industry is also changing as more focused packaging suppliers increase their market coverage.

    The demand is driven by both organic growth and opportunities to replace more traditional paper sacks. The resilience of the market is further illustrated by the fact that downgauging is resulting in products that use much less resin per sack than was the historical norm.

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  • Discover Agricultural Film Producers in Europe, Middle East and Africa

    Discover Agricultural Film Producers in Europe, Middle East and Africa

    The agricultural film industry is expanding due to the increased demand for food amongst a growing global population.  

    If you want an insight into the production of agricultural film, from silage to mulch and greenhouse film in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, AMI’s database listing 474 companies is the perfect source of information.

    http://bit.ly/2xY7uM7

  • Coming Soon | Stretch & Shrink Film 2018 Programme

    Coming Soon | Stretch & Shrink Film 2018 Programme

    The programme is filling quickly and will be due for release within the next month. Watch this space for the exciting 2018 line-up!

    If you have any innovations in the shrink film area – please contact Jenny Amaru jenny.amaru@ami.international

    Would you like to register as a delegate? The pre-programme reduced rate expires on 13th October – so book your place at this reduced rate today!

    Click here to visit the Stretch & Shrink 2018 event pages

  • Who will you meet at our conferences?

    Who will you meet at our conferences?

    Meet the decision makers from end-user brands at our conferences. Thank you once again to Stéphane Egret from The Coca-Cola Company for speaking at Smart Packaging 2017 in Cologne – we hope to see you again soon! 

  • We are exhibiting at Fakuma 2017

    We are exhibiting at Fakuma 2017

    We are so excited to exhibit at Fakuma between 17 – 21 October 2017! Arrange to meet with us in advance by emailing evren.akfirat@ami.international.

     

     

  • 3 Top Facts on the European Cable Extrusion Industry

    3 Top Facts on the European Cable Extrusion Industry

    The cable extrusion industry makes up only a small part of the European plastics industry, accounting for just under 3% of its plastic processors and less than 5% of its thermoplastic and rubber consumption, yet it is still a high value market (nearly EUR 2.3 billion in 2016).

    Get more insights here 

  • Our Oil and Gas Non-Metallics 2017 event opens its doors in less than 2 months

    Our Oil and Gas Non-Metallics 2017 event opens its doors in less than 2 months

    Get ready for another technical learning and networking forum for oil and gas operators, engineers, contractors and material and equipment suppliers, opening in London on 7th November 2017! For more information please contact the organiser jenny.amaru@ami.international 

    Follow the #AmiOil news on twitter for an update on all programme features.

  • The Thermoplastic Masterbatch industry in Asia continues to experience unprecedented challenges

    The Thermoplastic Masterbatch industry in Asia continues to experience unprecedented challenges

    From fluctuations in demand to raw material volatility and constant changes in customer service needs. Within this market, China is the fastest growing in volume terms.  Find out which markets follow closely behind http://bit.ly/L-masterbatch

     

  • Dealing with food waste

    Dealing with food waste

    35% of all food products around the world are thrown away Nuria Herranz Head of ITENE's Packaging Technologies Research Group reports. Find out how plastics can help the #preservation of food http://bit.ly/LISmartPackaging

  • What environmental factors are shaping the Asian Masterbatch industry?

    What environmental factors are shaping the Asian Masterbatch industry?

    The last five years have seen the #Asian market for #polymers continue to increase its importance in the world. Read about our discoveries http://bit.ly/L-masterbatch

  • The European Cable Industry - Plant-by-plant report

    Over one and a half million tonnes of polymeric materials were used in cable production during 2016. Get information on polymeric material consumption in the European Cable industry on a plant-by-plant basis in this report: http://bit.ly/L-cables   

  • Asia accounts for the largest proportion of global resin demand

    Asia accounts for the largest proportion of global resin demand

    The last five years have seen the Asian market for polymers continue to increase its importance in the world. The result is that Asia accounts for the largest proportion of global resin demand, in 2016 its share was 46%, while in comparison Europe is 18% and NAFTA 16%. Get a deeper understanding of this market here: http://bit.ly/L-masterbatch

  • What opportunities will electric cars and renewable energy bring to the European cable industry?

    What opportunities will electric cars and renewable energy bring to the European cable industry?

    An appreciation of how the European cable market will evolve is vital not only in sales/marketing planning but also when considering investment in new processing equipment http://bit.ly/L-cables

  • Make informed decisions on your investments by keeping up to date with the European Cable Industry

    Make informed decisions on your investments by keeping up to date with the European Cable Industry

    CPR regulations came into force on 1 July 2017. What is the real impact on raw material selection for European cable producers? http://bit.ly/T-cables

  • Compounding World Expo 2018 is proving popular amongst exhibitors!

    Compounding World Expo 2018 is proving popular amongst exhibitors!

    Great to see the volume of interest we have already had for Compounding World Expo 2018 – hope to see you there! http://bit.ly/LCompoundingWorld

  • Network with the leading global film producers at our Agricultural Film Conference next week!

    We are delighted to welcome Armando Alvarez, Barbier Group, Beniplast, DAOUDCO, Ginegar, Manuli Stretch, Norflex, Plastika Kritis, Plastilene, Polifilm Extrusion, Rani Plast, Richdale Plastics, RKW, RPC BPI, Shandong Tianhe Plastic, Tasnee, Trioplast and many other key players from across the supply chain. Register here: http://bit.ly/ConfAgfilm

  • Come and see us at Fakuma 2017 – Hall B2 – Booth B2-2222

    Come and see us at Fakuma 2017 – Hall B2 – Booth B2-2222

    Located in exhibition hall B2 – booth B2-2222 we will exhibit our full range of products and events aimed at the compounding and injection moulding industries. Our Databases, Conferences, Consulting, Digital Magazines and Exhibitions combine to provide the most comprehensive and in-depth specialist knowledge in the industry and we look forward to welcoming you to our stand.

     

    Our new products for this year!

    • Databases: Compounders in India and South America, Plastics processors in Iran, Plastics processors in Romania, Injection moulding in Spain and Portugal
    • Consulting: Masterbatch Markets in Asia 2017, Long Fibre PP Compounds 2017, PP Markets in the EU
    • Exhibitions: Compounding World Expo and The Plastics Recycling World Exhibition, 27-28th June 2018
    • Digital Magazines: Plastics Recycling World – brand new FREE industry magazine

    Things to look out for at our stand

    • Free databases trial
    • Appointments to meet a consultant
    • Happy hour every day from 3pm
    • Competition quiz and Champagne give away

     

    Visit our stand and learn more about the diverse and knowledgeable departments that make us the leaders for information and events in the plastics industry. If you would like to book an appointment to come and see us, please email Evren.Akfirat@ami.international. We look forward to seeing you and wish you a successful show.