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

29 Sep 2017 11:24 News

At Iranplast, the international trade fair for plastics and rubber, which takes place from September 24th-27th 2017, 46 German companies will showcase their innovative products and services. more

25 Sep 2017 10:18 News

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

29 Aug 2017 11:58 News

German plastics and rubber machinery is leading the charge when it comes to demand for European manufacturing technology in Iran. more

1 Aug 2017 12:27 News


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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

30 Jun 2017 14:19 News

Chinaplas Industry 40


At CHINAPLAS 2017, the VDMA is co-organising the second Industry 4.0 conference, where the German machinery association will be demonstrating how Chinese processors can bring the smart factory into their production. more

20 Apr 2017 11:31 CHINAPLAS 2018

Chinaplas Industry 40


CHINAPLAS 2017 is celebrating the return of its Industry 4.0 conference, which aims to inspire smart manufacturing thanks to new technologies sweeping plastics processing. more

6 Mar 2017 13:57 CHINAPLAS 2018

Germany is a powerful plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing player and as the global economic centre of gravity shifts ever-eastwards, the focus on the GCC regions grows more intense. more

17 Nov 2016 16:55 News

India's growing manufacturing sector, driven by the government's progressive Make in India campaign, is eyeing the Made in Europe mark of quality. more

16 Nov 2016 16:45 News

The importance of Algeria as an important African importer of plastics has been made clear, following the success of plast & printpack alger 2016. more

13 Oct 2016 14:29 News

Germany is holding onto the top spot as China's largest exporter of plastics and rubber machinery, beating Japan and Taiwan. But will the tables turn when 2015's worldwide export data is made available? more

7 Mar 2016 09:45 CHINAPLAS 2018


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We look back on some of the biggest stories in Middle Eastern plastics from February 2016, dropping in on GPPS, Make In India and - naturally - CHINAPLAS 2016. more

29 Feb 2016 10:34 News

As the Middle Eastern plastics market gears up for a landmark edition of Iran Plast, German plastics machinery manufacturing association the VDMA has released data confirming Iran's importance as a global industry player. more

24 Feb 2016 09:50 News

Bringing Industry 4.0 to Asia, CHINAPLAS 2016 has partnered with the VDMA to deliver a masterclass-style conference on the advantages of making every plastics processing facility a 'smart factory'. more

23 Feb 2016 10:04 CHINAPLAS 2018

CHINAPLAS interest is already picking up speed ahead of the big event in Shanghai this April, with headlines about the world's second-biggest plastics and rubber show dominating our January most-read list. more

29 Jan 2016 11:29 News

Germany's plastic and rubber machinery industry has renewed its commitment to Iran following a successful two-day event in Tehran hosted by the VDMA. more

5 Jan 2016 10:36 News

Managing Director of VDMA India Rajesh Nath shared with MEP the role plastics processing plays in a new chapter for India as the Bharatiya Janata government lays the foundations for manufacturing growth. more

24 Nov 2015 09:51 News

Africa is becoming more and more interesting to investors and businesses as an export market with potential, according to the VDMA, with machinery exports to the continent on the rise. more

11 Sep 2015 09:00 News

Nigeria's first plastics, print, packaging, food and agriculture event has been a success, with expert speakers and a packed show floor leaving visitors impressed. more

10 Jun 2015 11:24 News

VDMA, the German plastics and rubber machinery association, is bringing its world-renowned knowledge of energy efficiency in plastics processing to ChinaPlas 2015. more

11 May 2015 14:57 News


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