Bad Homburg, Germany - Plastics Information Europe (PIE) has launched a new online database, called Polyglobe. This contains global data on plastics producers, their plants and capacities, forces majeures, maintenance turnarounds, production cutbacks as well as plans for either expansion or closure.
The aim of this service is to offer small to medium enterprises the ability to improve transparency and make planning of plastics purchasing activities easier.
The database includes data on plastics and important feedstocks produced at some 3800 plants across nearly 1000 sites in 75 countries. It enables easy evaluations by product, region or company, says Bad Homburg-based PIE.
At producer level, Polyglobe identifies joint ventures and corporate cooperations as well as each producer's level of integration. Future supply structures are highlighted in 5-year forecasts. Updated daily, the database provides users with reliable information whenever they need it.
Polyglobe is targeted in particular at plastics converters with strategically aligned raw material purchasing departments, who find the existing products offered by other providers too expensive or too poorly suited to their individual needs. Polyglobe can be used in English and German and is available for Euro 1480 a year.