Attracting new players into the industry
Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:32 AMThe Philippine economy recorded its fastest growth in three decades with 7% achieved in 2007. Increased government spending, higher remittances from overseas Filipinos and a buoyant services sector fuelled growth. There is also a need for the country to attract investments to boost its various industries, in particular, the plastics and petrochemical industries. Peter L.
The modern masterbatch suppliers of tomorrowMichael Thiessenhusen
Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:49 AMThe market for colorant and additive concentrates (masterbatches) continues to grow. About 55% of the coloring aids are black (24%) and white batches (31%), with other colors accounting for about 25%. The most important fields of application are found in the automotive industry, in the packaging sector as well as in the production of household appliances and their components. Approximately 55% of masterbatches are used for conventional polyolefins.
Gaining strength in the region's thriving industrial sector
Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:13 AMThe "Power of Four" - a mega trade exhibition consisting of InterPlas Thailand 2008, InterMold Thailand 2008, Automotive Manufacturing 2008 and Assembly Technology 2008 - attracted 32,136 quality buyers to the 25,000-square-meter venue occupied by 800 exhibitors from over 20 countries. The event in particular played a significant role in the Southeast Asian region's plastics and rubber products manufacturing.
Technological innovations and solutions for high-quality plastics Rising demand for high-quality plastics in the electrical & electronics, automotive, medical and houseware sectors pressures companies to intensify R&D efforts.
Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:18 AMThe 2008 edition of ASEANPLAS served as the hotbed of technological innovations and solutions for the plastics processing sector. The show, which attracted 317 exhibiting companies from 28 countries and economies, presented a wealth of state-of-the-art machinery, technologies, processes and solutions.
Fencing extends into new applicationsRevolutionary machine concept realizes twin-strand extrusion with only one co-extruder Battenfeld Extrusionstechnik GmbH
Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:11 AMPVC fencing profiles Now that the share of plastic and composite fencing profiles has already increased to approx. 8% of the total fencing demand in the USA, and a double-digit growth rate is expected until 2010, such PVC profiles "with a difference" are also finding more and more customers in Europe and Asia.
Surfaces for luxury automobilesSabine Kob
Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:41 AMWhat would a sports car be without that cool look in the interior? For plastics processors, surfaces in automobile interiors have a special role. The car buyer perceives them as a visible and tactile sign of quality and, consequently, the expectations are rising among automakers and their customers. These include more functionality and design freedom.
When change brings unlimited possibilities?Mr. Richard S. Chua, Jr., Vice President - Finance, Plastic Container Packaging Corporation
Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:57 AM"Our shift into plastic containers manufacturing required us to closely monitor the market for new technologies and machines, and improve the technical expertise of our staff. " 桵r. Richard S. Chua, Jr.
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