Asian Plastics News, a magazine closed by British publishing company Emap Maclaren in December 2002, has been relaunched under new ownership.
Emap Maclaren of Croydon, England, announced it has sold the Singapore-based journal to Annie Chan, the publication's former circulation and marketing manager.
The magazine will relaunch with a July/August issue.
Originally launched in 1989, the 10-issues-per-year APN ceased publication last year, with Emap blaming the loss of its vital U.S. advertising revenue, which had dried up in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The closing put three employees out of work.
Now-former editor Han Mui Ching has been rehired, and Chan has recruited new sales representatives in Singapore and Hong Kong for the magazine, which claims a readership of 12,000.
APN will continue to be published in English and Chinese for readers in China, India and Southeast Asia. The publication will retain some links with its former owner: Emap Maclaren will represent it in Europe and North America and APN will receive editorial support from Emap.
``We are absolutely delighted that Asian Plastics News has resumed publication with the same experienced, Singapore-based team,'' said Andrew Beevers, Emap Maclaren Polymer Group publishing director.
Emap Maclaren, part of the publishing group Emap plc, publishes two plastics industry titles in Europe: the British newspaper Plastics & Rubber Weekly, and the monthly magazine European Plastics News.
The company is not related to Plastics News.