Past, Present and Future - Today’s Plastics Industry; by Wilfried Haensel, Plastics Europe


Here To Stay - For 19 years, the plastics industry has been publishing its annual "Facts about Plastics" report which details trends in the production, demand and recovery of plastics for the European market. This year's report shows encouraging progress for the industry following the global financial crisis and highlights the most recent technological and design innovations in the field of plastics.

There are more than 1.6 million people working in the European plastics industry, spread over 50.000 companies (many SMEs) which generated a turnover of around €300 billion in 2009. Last year was one of the most challenging on record for the industry, but investments in innovation over recent years are paying off and recovery figures underline the industry's resilience....
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