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Plastics from Austria are an export hit


The industry’s global competitiveness is underpinned by top-level quality combined with an ability to create bespoke solutions and innovative recycling technology.

Austrian companies in the plastics sector score points worldwide with their skills. Many of them are traditional enterprises whose pioneering achievements and innovation make them global leaders, and it is little wonder that their export ratio now exceeds 60%. Their success is also founded on a high research ratio (4.8%) and excellent staff training.

Plastics companies are characterised by a particular ability to collaborate: They work on current topics in platforms and with research partners, such as “smart plastics” and lightweight design as well as making production methods more flexible and efficient. The “plastics cluster” – the network of the plastics industry – is engaging intensively with the topic of the recycling management and working with test laboratories where new and/or digitalised production technologies are tried out for the first time.

With an export value of more than EUR 2 billion and an export ratio averaging more than 90%, the plastics machinery sector is one of the flagships of the Austrian mechanical engineering industry. Injection moulding machines constitute a large part of the production (around 2/3), although other export hits include extruders, modules, tools and recycling plant production, along with automation solutions of the highest quality and productivity.

Find out more about Austrian service providers in the plastics sector in the current edition of FRESH VIEW:

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