With an export surplus of 10 billion EUR in 2012, the sector of plastics and rubber largely contributes to the positive trade balance of Belgium. Our country is a worldwide leader in the transformation and production of plastics per capita. Companies in this sector are at the forefront of innovation, for which Belgium is well known.
The first part of the publication "Belgian Advanced Materials – Plastics & Rubber" presents the sector of plastics and rubber, Belgian assets and the major sector players. The second part is devoted to 15 Belgian success stories; while the last part consists of a non-exhaustive list of companies active in the 5 application domains of this industry (automotive, construction, medical applications, packaging and technics).