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Investments into packaging sector down 2 times in 2009

April 16/2010
MOSCOW (MRC) -- In 2009 investments in the packaging sector went down by 53 % as compared with 2008 (to USD 41 mln) Ц according to MRC Annual reports.
Investments into packaging sector down 2 times in 2009

Polyethylene imports dropped by 9% in that sector (24 kt), and those of PP went down by 23% (11 kt).


Imports replacement was actively developing in the packaging sector over the last years. Investments into equipment  used to produce packaging amount to nearly 20% of the overall volume. 

Alkor (Magnitogorsk) was the leader in investments into the packaging sector in 2009, having bought Kuhne, Anlagenbau and Gabler equipment. 


Alpla group continues to expand its PET production capacities. In 2009, it imported about 10 lines to produce packaging for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals (Husky and Soplar equipment).


Schoeller Arca Systems imported Krauss Maffei moulding machines to produce Big Box. Alpha-plast, Polyer, Kutterer-Rus and Cerber are among the major investors in the packaging sector. Kamskie Polyany production complex is being actively developed, as well. Tatlesstroy expanded its capacities having imported equipment to produce s-type polypropylene sheets.


Detailed analysis of the events that took place in the Russian polymers market in 2009 and its development outlooks for 2010 can be found in MRC Annual reports.

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