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German plastics packaging association IK warns: record price jumps endanger production

07.01.2022 The extreme price pressure on electricity and gas as well as the persistently high raw material prices mean that one in four manufacturers of plastic packaging and films already has to turn down orders. For 2022, the industry expects a further sharp increase in electricity costs of 28%. Numerous companies see their existence threatened by this development. The industry is calling on the new federal government to provide urgent relief.
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BOBST

Measures to maximise product availability, announcement of new procurement decisions impacting equipment and spare parts pricing

02.12.2021 A wide range of factors, including rising material cost, freight transportation, supply-chain disruptions, and the tightening labour markets are impacting the packaging industry and all industry stakeholders.
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Bio-based coalition criticises EU methodology for LCAs favouring fossil-based over bio-based plastics

30.11.2021 In June, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) published its methodology for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental impact of fossil-based to bio-based feedstocks for plastics production.
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Continuous raw material supply difficulties of great concern to European flexible packaging manufacturers

25.06.2021 The continuous difficulties of raw materials supply are creating a potential risk to the stable supply of food, pharmaceuticals, and medicals, which worries the members of Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE).
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No end in sight: prices for plastics rise to historic highs

09.06.2021 The unbroken price increase and the continuing shortage of many plastics continue to put pressure on manufacturers of plastic packaging. A recent fifth flash survey among the members of the German plastic packaging association IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen at the end of May shows how extremely tense the situation in the industry continues to be.
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Davis-Standard

New chair of SPE Technical Programmes, Extrusion Division

14.04.2021 Davis-Standard (Pawcatuck, Connecticut) has announced that Rich Kanarski has been elected to serve as a technical programme chair for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Extrusion Division.
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German industry with fewer employees for the first time since 2010

16.02.2021 (Reuters) - The Corona crisis caused the number of employees in German industry to shrink in 2020 for the first time in ten years. Manufacturing companies with at least 50 employees employed a good 5.5M people on average for the year.
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GEFRAN

Compact and robust frequency converter for the plastics industry

09.12.2020 In the plastics industry, extrusion lines must meet particularly demanding requirements – especially when it comes to recycling the material. GEFRAN offers air and water-cooled vector frequency converters for a reliable drive of the extruder screw, as these are particularly robust, compact and ideally suited to this application.
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Plastic ban in Germany – EU project researches alternatives

01.12.2020 Plastic bags will no longer be allowed to be sold in Germany from 2022. In doing so, Germany is following the example of many other nations in its efforts to contain plastic waste.
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German Bundestag decides to ban plastic bags

27.11.2020 From 1 January 2022, the sale of plastic bags will be banned in Germany. The Bundestag today approved a corresponding amendment to the packaging law, which was initiated by Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze. In future, plastic bags with a wall thickness of 15 to 50 micrometres will no longer be allowed to circulate. The best alternatives would be fabric bags, bags or baskets.

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