Rubber and plastics industry in Romania

MachinesIndustrySouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 4/2014

Romanian rubber and plastics industry was before 1989 state owned. There were 19 large companies, 9 medium companies and 8 plastics sections in others light industry and electric/electronic companies. The total production capacities were about 500 thousand tones but only 60% were used.

All the classic technologies, injection, extrusion, blow film, blow moulding, thermoforming were applied in these companies. The main products were film, pipes, technical and domestic articles, PU foam unsaturated polyester etc. Now there are currently over 600 production facilities operating in the plastics processing industry, some 300 of which contribute significantly to the total volume of processed products. Out of the latter, some 30 are large companies, most of them formerly state owned before 1990.

Over the past years, Romania’s Plastics & Rubber industry has recorded a significant increase. The production value of this sector accounts for 3.1% of the output of the processing industry. After 2000, the production manufactured by the Plastics & Rubber sector has followed upwards trends, outpacing the annual growth of the processing industry. In the following lines we present profiles of some of the companies in the sector.

The information contained herein is based on official data published on companies’ web sites;;;