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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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German logistics expert: "Supply bottlenecks will not be exacerbated by the Omicron variant alone"

05.01.2022 How does the German Association of Freight Forwarders and Logistics (DSLV) assess the risk of possible supply bottlenecks in January and beyond with regard to the upcoming Omicron infection wave? Our sister magazine packREPORT asked the Berlin-based association for a statement.
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Coronavirus increases consumers' environmental concerns, according to new study

16.12.2021 Since the coronavirus pandemic and the positive impact of the global lockdowns on the state of the environment, thousands of Germans have changed their behaviour due to heightened concerns about climate change.
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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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Labels: "Shortage everywhere in historic dimensions"

25.11.2021 Klemens Ehrlitzer is managing director of the German Manufacturers’ Association for Self-Adhesive Labels and Narrow Web Converting (VskE).
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Germany: "The Packaging Act must be further developed"

18.10.2021 The German Packaging Act has set clear impulses for more recycling. However, experts at the annual conference of the German bvse (Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Disposal) in Marienfeld at the beginning of October, pointed out that there is still far too much packaging in use that cannot be recycled or can only be recycled with difficulty.
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Supply chains stretched to breaking point

08.10.2021 The German supply industry is under severe pressure. The shortage of semiconductors is leading to significant production losses in the automotive industry and other important customer sectors. The short-term announcements of plant closures are putting enormous pressure on the supplier companies in Germany, while at the same time they themselves are experiencing massive problems with the supply of raw materials.
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AGVU discusses new impulses for the circular economy after the federal election in Germany

24.06.2021 What does the federal election mean for the future of the circular economy and packaging regulation in Germany? Experts shed light on this question at the 18th AGVU Orientation Day on 21 June 2021 in Berlin.
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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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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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