Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Newsletter
Zones
Advanced Composites
LeftNav
Aerospace
LeftNav
Amorphous Metal Structures
LeftNav
Analysis and Simulation
LeftNav
Asbestos and Substitutes
LeftNav
Associations, Research Organisations and Universities
LeftNav
Automation Equipment
LeftNav
Automotive
LeftNav
Biomaterials
LeftNav
Building Materials
LeftNav
Bulk Handling and Storage
LeftNav
CFCs and Substitutes
LeftNav
Company
LeftNav
Components
LeftNav
Consultancy
LeftNav
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File
New Materials
Pro Health Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Pro Security Zone
Web Lec
Pro Engineering Zone
 
 
 
Editor's Blog and Industry Comments

Should the Spanish polymer industry take Germany’s lead?

30 October, 2008
A sector-wide renewal plan should be launched for an industry badly in need of modernisation, according to plastics and rubber processors in Spain.
The Spanish national plastics and rubber processing industry in the main comprises small and medium sized companies without sufficient financial resources to modernise their own structures.

That is the opinion of Genis de Tera, director of the national industry body, Centro Espanol de Plastico (CEP), when speaking at Spain's 'Equiplast 2008' industry fair held in Barcelona this month.

The Spanish industry needs strong companies that are global leaders in their product area. Today, de Tera belives that Spain relies too much on multinationals whose decisions 'are not taken here'. So the plastics sector in Spain is set to experience major restructuring, with mergers and takeovers of companies likely to be needed. Industry leaders report that the sector needs a modernisation programme to update and upgrade production equipment.

Launching the 2008 edition of its annual 'Study of the Plastics Sector', de Tera said 'The new plastics injection machines are electric, consume less (power) and are more environmentally friendly, but come at a high cost.'

Genis de Tera claimed that Germany is the model to follow. Germany is the clear leader in the manufacture of machinery for the plastics sector with a 56% share along with a 37% in mould production, while Spain, in both areas has just 4%, behind countries like Italy, France or Portugal.
Bookmark and Share
 
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
 
   © 2012 NewMaterials.com
Netgains Logo