Plastics News Global Group is getting a digital makeover.
A little more than a year after Plastics News' parent company Crain Communications Inc. acquired Europe's two leading English-language plastics publications, along with a dozen related events, the expanded group is enhancing its online offerings.
The two Croydon-based publications Plastics & Rubber Weekly and the monthly European Plastics News each recently unveiled new Web sites.
PRW has long had an online presence and a daily e-mail newsletter, while EPN's only previous outlet for its content online was via its sibling's site at PRW.com. Now EPN has its own site, www.EuropeanPlas ticsNews.com, and for the first time is providing access to all the print magazine's content.
The redesigned PRW.com, meanwhile, now has significantly more content.
Both sites offer a searchable archive of stories from all the PN Global Group publications, along with breaking news, features, opinion and multimedia content from around the world, including Plastics News' China site. Both new sites offer news channels by process, end markets, geography and key topics.
And more changes are to come. PlasticsNews.com and PlasticsNews.com/China are being redesigned now and in coming months will unveil a new look, improved navigation and more multimedia content, among other enhancements.