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IS OUR WORLD HEADING TOWARDS A PLASTICS PLANET ?

Plastics are considered to be a wonder material; its ease of use and sturdiness has...

GST: THE SIMPLIFIED AND TRANSPARENT TAX REGIME IN INDIA

It has been a long time since the people of India have been bracing themselves for...

Where would we be without plastics?

Every morning I wake up, take a shower, shave and clean my teeth. These days I eith...

Plastics too valuable to throw away – An interview with Borouge's Laurence Jones

Q. Tell us something about Borouge?A. Borouge is a leading petrochemical company that...


ACL- A Look at A Leading Supplier of Engineering Plastics in India

My grandfather Mr. Bhagwandas Shanghvi, a pioneer in his era, who introduced severa...

Major Player of Power Sector Offers Servo Solutions to The Plastic Industry

Bharat Bijlee is generally known as the major player in India’s power sector and ha...

A Higher Philosophy At Varmora Than Mere Manufacturing

When you talk to them, the first thing they mention is that you need not focus on...

Co-Rotating Twin Screw Extruder Technology Platform, by STEER

Our focus on applications is to enhance our customers to produce perfect color mast...


There’s No Substitute for Jomar in Injection Blow Moulding Machines

Jomar is the world’s leading manufacturer of injection blow molding machinery for t...

JAGMOHAN, WHERE JAG REALLY MEANS THE WORLD’S BEST AND BIGGEST

Anyway you interpret it, Jagmohan Pla-Mach Private Limited qualifies as the jugge...

Making a Strong Case for Plastics in the Environment – Interview with Vijay Merchant

28 Apr 2015
The plastics industry has enjoyed a dream run for more than 50 years and plastics h...

An inside look at polymer trading: Interview with Max Yong

28 Apr 2015
Trading in polymers involves sourcing and distribution of polymers. Trading compani...


Exploring the Flexible Packaging Business – Interview with Paul Gaster

28 Apr 2015
Plastic is the most widely used material for packaging products in India. Approximate...

Promoting high-quality PE100: Interview with PE100+ President Pierre Belloir

29 Apr 2015
Polyethylene (PE) pipes have a long and distinguished history of service to the oil a...

Interview with Harish Dharamsi, Chairman – Plastivision Arabia 2016

29 Apr 2015
The countdown for Plastivision Arabia 2016 has begun. Having firmly established itsel...

Mastering the masterbatch business: Interview with Welset’s Arvind Mehta

29 Apr 2015
Arvind Mehta is a renowned and esteemed personality among plastics industry circles i...


Bio-based plastics: A market researcher’s viewpoint

04 Jun 2015
Bio-based plastics and chemicals are often looked upon as a viable solution to some...

Sebacic Acid—a unique, bio-based feedstock for green polymers: Interview with Roland Glotzer

13 May 2015
Bio-based polymers are produced using renewable resources and appear to be more env...

Double-digit growth possible in engineering plastics – Sanjay Jain, DSM India

28 Apr 2015
The global engineering plastics market is rapidly growing and the replacement of me...

Conditions Ideal for OPaL Launch: Makarand Dixit

25 Mar 2015
Almost three years after its first scheduled commissioning date, ONGC Petro additio...


Comprehensive participation key for SABIC’s growth in India: Janardhanan Ramanujalu

17 Mar 2015
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is the largest non-oil company in the Mi...

Global growth, global opportunities—An interview with Roelof Westerbeek, President - DSM Engineering Plastics

26 Feb 2015
Engineering plastics, owing to their better mechanical and thermal properties than co...

Plastindia Interview Snippets – A Special Feature

16 Feb 2015
Growth of the engineering plastics industry is usually at a multiple of two times the...

New venue, enhanced opportunities - An interview with Plastindia President Subhash Kadakia

28 Jan 2015
Plastindia, Indias biggest plastics exhibition is all set to make a grand opening on ...


PET for pharma: a boon or a curse? – An interview with PCMA President Biswajit Ghosh

15 Nov 2014
Only recently, a draft notification issued by the Central Government of India concern...

Quality upgradation and skill development crucial for plastics growth – An interview with AIPMA President Rituraj Gupta

06 Nov 2014
The All India Plastics Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) is the oldest and the larges...

Apex plastics body AIPMA urges government to reconsider PET ban – A POLYMERUPDATE special report

27 Oct 2014
A recent draft notification issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govern...

PlastIndia move official, Council explains bold decisions - An interview with NEC Chairman J.R. Shah

09 Oct 2014
The ninth edition of Plastindia, i.e., Plastindia 2015, will be held at a new exhibit...


SABIC in India - A new era of strategic partnership

17 Sep 2014
Forbes, in 2012, listed Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) as the 88th largest public com...

Commodities Exchange: A new beginning – Q&A with Ian Wright of DGCX on plastics futures trading

13 Aug 2014
Polypropylene (PP) is a principal raw material in the production of plastic goods and...

A Pre-Budget Overview of the Indian Economy – Special Feature

08 Jul 2014
India, often considered as one of the fastest growing economies in the world, has wit...

Troubled Iraq rattles oil markets, threatens economies – A POLYMERUPDATE Special Report

16 Jun 2014
With Iraq on the brink of a civil war as the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq a...


An interview with GPCA’s Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun

06 Jun 2014
At a point in time when the shale gas revolution has begun making an impact, when pet...

Complementing Growth of Plastics Manufacturing in India: An Interview with UNIDO ICAMT

15 Apr 2014
Polymerupdate had the opportunity to interact with a large number of renowned delegat...

Huntsman speaks with POLYMERUPDATE on its Polyurethanes Business and its Contributions to the Indian Plastics

02 Apr 2014
Persisting with its initiative of conducting and publishing interactions with top ind...

ONGC Chairman Sudhir Vasudeva inaugurates Oil & Gas World Expo 2014 – A POLYMERUPDATE Report

10 Feb 2014
Polymerupdate had the opportunity to attend the inaugural ceremony of Oil & Gas World...


PIF launches Plastindia 2015 amid much fanfare

31 Jan 2014
Plastindia Foundation (PIF), the apex body of the Indian plastics industry, announced...

The Uncertain Case of OPaL

22 Jan 2014
ONGC Petro-Additions Limited (OPaL), the special purpose vehicle (SPV) of Oil and Nat...

Surge in American oil production – A problem of plenty for USA; a major challenge for others

14 Jan 2014
The unforeseen oil boom in the US has gradually started causing concerns while benefi...

What went wrong with the manufacturing sector in China

08 Jan 2014
China, after years of global dominance in manufacturing thanks to the readily availab...


POLYMERUPDATE speaks with Borouge CEO

23 Dec 2013
During Plastivision India 2013, Borouge, the UAE-based provider of innovative, value ...

Iran’s prospects: post Geneva accord

15 Jul 2012
The recently signed Geneva deal stipulates that the US and its western allies will no...

POLYMERUPDATE and Platts showcase their joint product for South Asia at Plastivision 2013

19 Dec 2013
Polymerupdate, Indias leading petrochemical information provider and Platts, the lead...

OPaL Marketing Head speaks to POLYMERUPDATE at Plastivision 2013

19 Dec 2013
During the 9th Edition of Plastivision, the Polymerupdate team met with Shri Makarand...


EQUATE chief speaks to POLYMERUPDATE on expansion, strategy, shale gas – A Report

19 Dec 2013
The 8th Annual Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum was held in D...

Does India really stand to benefit from the US shale gas boom

19 Dec 2013
Contrary to Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who recently expressed optimism...

Polyethylene Naphthalate — A new-generation, high-performance polymer

14 Jul 2012
Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN) (Poly(ethylene 2,6 naphthalate) is a new generation po...

The European Debt Crisis-What transpired and what can be expected

13 Jun 2012
Globalization has brought with it new challenges and responsibilities. The global eco...


Importance of PVC in Indian petrochemical industry

04 Jun 2012
Manufacturing of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in India started 60 years ago with the coun...

The Aftermath of the Intensified Iran Sanctions

16 May 2012
According to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Iran curre...

Clintons’ visit and India’s dilemma

10 May 2012
Trade ties between India and Iran are likely to degenerate with the probability of In...