Plastics - a material from Austria
Plastics processing has a long tradition: at the end of the 19th century companies in Austria were working with celluloid, artificial horn or galalith (erinoid) to make buttons, jewellery and other goods. Today Austrian plastics manufacturers and processors produce goods worth around 6.2 billion euros.
The small domestic market means that this branch is highly export-oriented, with some companies almost entirely focussed on export markets. Some companies manufacture plastics such as polyethylene or styrofoam. Plastics processing is of key importance.
The most important products
The most important products manufactured in Austria are :
- Packaging (film/wrapping, tubs, canisters, bottles etc.)
- Technical parts for the automotive, mechanical engineering and electronics industries
- Pipes and building elements.
Plastics machinery - Top level technology
Austrian companies from the plastics machinery industry are successful exporters world-wide. The high technical standards and the know how of the innovative machinery sector is highly prized and respected on the european and international markets.
Austrian providers do not only produce the machinery, but also deliver modules, tools and automation - guaranteeing customers the highest quality and productivity. Key success factors include a well-trained workforce, high quality standards and an established network with manufacturers in other countries.
Innovation and Quality
The Austrian manufacturers of plastics machinery are characterized by their thirst for innovation. This naturally leads to high quality original designs and functional custom-made products.
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