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The plastics industry in Turkey is an active and growing one, but with instability in the fast-developing country, what do the coming years spell for the marketplace? more

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The international plastics community flocked to Istanbul in December 2017 for Plast Eurasia, one of the key meeting places for both the European and Middle Eastern plastics communities. more

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MEP Editor Rose Brooke rounds up 2017 with the most-read stories on the website month-by-month, as well as the most-clicked story for the year. more

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The German megaproject engineering firm Thyssenkrupp has cemented a deal to build a PET resins plant in southern Turkey. more

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A. Schulman will be exhibiting at Plast Eurasia in Istanbul highlighting its new factory in Turkey's East Thrace region. more

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New ventures played a large role in our most-clicked list for October, with a 3D printing school, a new cracker plant and even the shifting weight of the automotive industry in North Africa attracting our attentions. more

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A partnership between the Turkish scientific research council, and an arm of the Qatar Foundation, will focus on cybersecurity, drones and energy supplies. more

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September brought with it one of the Middle East's most promising plastics events, Iran Plast, which is why the Tehran-based event features in our top-five most-clicked, along with news from PAGEV and a major acquisition. more

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PAGEV, the Turkish Plastics Federation, will host an international conference in Istanbul on October 24. more

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As August comes to an end, the plastics world is gearing up for a Q4 of big industry shows, so it is no wonder that Plast Eurasia's news that it is 90 per cent sold was our most-clicked news item of the month. more

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Turkey's leading plastics industry event Plast Eurasia is already 90 per cent sold out. more

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Bandera has closed a deal in Turkey for a TechnoFlex PO line, with the possibility of cooperating with an important converter in the local and international flexible packaging market. more

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PET Technologies has collaborated with its Turkish partner Makina to set up a second automatic blower machine for a water bottler in Oman. more

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June is a quiet month for Middle Eastern Plastics as much of the Middle Eastern plastics scene observes the holy month of Ramadan, which may be why one or two interesting pieces from earlier in the year appeared in our most-read list. more

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The six month countdown to Plast Eurasia, one of the biggest plastics shows in Europe and the Middle East, has begun. more

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The sprawling campus of the Istanbul Technical University will be an easier place for cyclists after Evonik provided its Degaroute road surfaces. more

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Turkey's plastics industry is on an upward curve, with the organisers of Plast Eurasia revealing that the country produced $33.8 billion in plastics in 2016. more

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MEP looks back on the most-read stories on the website for the month of February, which included some big announcements from major industry players and events. more

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SONGWON has signed an agreement with Biesterfeld Turkey for the distribution of its comprehensive range of polymer stabilisers. more

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Udge Inventa-Fischer, a subsidiary of Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, is building a PET plant for SASA Polyester Sanayi, which when complete will be one of the largest textile polyester lines in the world. more

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