2011 was a turbulent year for many industries, with financial problems threatening the security of countries across the Eurozone. However, a look back at the world of plastics for the past 12 months demonstrates a number of reasons to stay positive, with many countries looking to emerging markets, particularly Asia, for growth.
In January, many European companies announced deals that indicated their desire to increase their presence further afield.
Tags: expansion, joint venture, JV with, acquirement, succinic acid, China, Thailand, Russia, Europe, plasticiser
Source: European Plastics News, 2012-01-03.