International Plastics News for Asia is published 6x a year in English with highlights in Chinese. The magazine is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of South East Asia's plastics processing industry, including contract molders and manufacturers with in-plant machinery lines. It provides the latest market information, quality technical features, trade show reviews and videos, and people and company profiles written by industry experts and correspondents across the region. Also included are exclusive content and articles from Ringier's family of plastics industry magazines covering Greater China region, the Middle East and other parts of the world, such as Modern Plastics and Polymers in India, Plastics Engineering in the US, Kunststoffe in Germany, Polymer Materials in Russia, Technologia del Plastico in Latin Amercia – which are the leading magazines in their respective markets. The interactive content allows readers to make direct and immediate contact with advertisers/suppliers and featured companies in the editorial by clicking on the web site and email addresses in each issue, access online content in Ringier’s plastics website in English and Chinese (plastics.industrysourcing.com), and avail of video content through iTunes and Google Play.
February 2014: As an emerging economy, Vietnam has been attracting foreign investments because of a host of several factors that makes it conducive to manufacturing companies. In this issue, we featured a company in Vietnam that has been producing and exporting plastic products. It cites the benefits of doing business in the country and how local companies have started to become competitive in the global market. With lightweighting as a target, the aerospace industry has been making strides in using high performance plastics as materials for various parts and components of new aircraft models.
December 2013: Outlook 2014, which gathers the insights of industry experts on the industry trends and developments, is a major undertaking for Ringier Trade Media’s editorial team. It has always been a special issue because we get to talk to those who are directly involved in the industry and in the process, we obtain valuable information on what to expect in the coming year. Most of the interviews for this report were done at K 2013 where companies also launched new products. It’s perfect timing for us. Speaking of K, the 2013 edition has exceeded the expectations of exhibitors and visitors alike.
October 2013: This issue features a Special Supplement on K 2013, the world’s biggest trade exhibition for the plastics and rubber industry. With over 3,000 exhibitors, this event remains the best platform to introduce to the world the latest products and technologies. For professionals, the event is packed with valuable information. Asian companies have grown in number as the region continues to prove its worth in the global market. The Special Supplement provides the show's highlights and a glimpse of the products on exhibit. Ringier’s Plastics and Rubber vertical also features a special section on K 2013 where we bring you the latest industry and product news.
August 2013: In this issue we have post-show reports on three major trade exhibitions in Asia – Chinaplas, InterPlas Thailand and JEC Asia. Over the years, these shows have grown – in size and scope – that a large number of visitors now include these shows in their planning. The success of every edition of these shows reflects the highly dynamic Asian region’s plastics and rubber industry which international companies continue to explore. Several reports in this issue touched on automation and how important it is in ensuring uninterrupted and cost-efficient operations. In the injection moulding process, the use of robots has significantly reduced cost and enhanced quality.