Plastics processing machinery sales hitting all-time highs


That is the case for members of the European plastics and rubber machinery industry, according to Euromap, the trade group that represents the continent's plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers. During the group's triennial General Assembly meeting yesterday in Munich, Bernhard Merki, the newly re-elected president, announced that the demand growth rates in 2010 and 2011 are putting the European machine making industry on course to match the record production achieved in 2008.

"Our industry recovered very well from the economic and financial crisis in the countries associated with Euromap; this year's production volume in the core machinery business is expected to reach almost €11 billion," said Merki, who also is president of injection molding machine manufacturer Netstal....
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