Germany accounts for a quarter of EU injection moulding
Germany’s plastics industry accounts for more than a quarter of all injection moulding in the EU and is currently demonstrating “modest growth”, according to AMI.
The UK-based AMI says Germany’s injection moulding industry has managed to keep its head above water, despite the Eurozone’s economic problems, growing at less than 1%/year on average in the five year period between 2007 and 2012.
“Although not exactly a stellar performance, it has outperformed most other European markets,” says the research group.
Demand has recovered because of a pickup in exports, especially automotive.
Nearly half – 44% - of the polymer injection moulded in 2012 was PP. The rest was made up of PE (16%), polyamide (9%), ABS/SAN (9%), PS (6%) and others (16%).