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Oceans awash with 269,000 tonnes of plastic

The importance of properly recycling or disposing of plastics has returned to the headlines, as Five Gyres reveals exactly how much plastic is floating in the world's oceans and how it is spreading. more »

Dec 18, 2014 3:17 PM industry news

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Amcor to acquire Chinese packaging business for $33m

Amcor has stated that it is to acquire a Chinese packaging company for $33 million, adding to the market leader's growing base in Asia. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:11 PM industry news

Verstraete IML increases capacity for prosperous 2015

Verstraete has revealed its plans for growth, including recruitment, investment and expansion, securing its place as a global IML leader. more »

Dec 18, 2014 10:40 AM industry news

Dreaming of a green Christmas

EPPM's Rose Brooke is a little older and a little wiser about plastics and recycling since she first sat in the Editor's chair - this is why she's dreaming of a green Christmas. more »

Dec 16, 2014 12:54 PM editor's blog

Realistic silicone skin to rival CGI in movie biz?

A realistic silicone skin developed by Shin-Etsu Silicones is a durable, life-like alternative to digitally-generated surfaces for the movie business. more »

Dec 15, 2014 12:03 PM materials

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Next-gen technologies from WR Grace & Milliken deliver top results to PP producers

Milliken and WR Grace's next-generation catalyst and additive technologies are bringing exceptional results to PP producers. more »

Dec 12, 2014 3:09 PM materials

Croda's admirable innovation receives plaudits

Croda has been recognised at Britain's Most Admired Companies Awards for its innovation, expertise in the chemicals field and as a leading business overall. more »

Dec 12, 2014 1:56 PM industry news

EPPM's top 10 plastics headlines of 2014: Part 1

Part one of our look at the biggest plastics stories of 2014 according to Twitter; we revisit Fakuma, one of PolyOne's most clicked headlines and the 3D-printed surgical revolution. more »

Dec 12, 2014 1:38 PM editor's blog

Messe Frankfurt to debut own tooling, mouldmaking & 3D printing fair

Messe Frankfurt has announced the launch of its own tooling, mouldmaking and 3D printing event, which will take place in November 2015 following news EuroMold is moving to Düsseldorf. more »

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 PM industry news

AMUT brings a new perspective for in-line thermoforming technologies

AMUT has set a large North American manufacturer up with in-line thermoforming technologies for disposable drinks cups. more »

Dec 12, 2014 11:37 AM machinery

Guill Tool to present range of extrusion tooling at NPE2015

Guill Tool is set to showcase its range of extrusion tooling to NPE2015, where it will demonstrate how well designed tooling can lead to substantial material savings. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:29 PM industry news

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