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K 2016 picture gallery

EPPM's been getting snap happy at K 2016. Here's our photo gallery of what's caught our eye on the show floor in Düsseldorf. more

Oct 24, 2016 10:51 AM editor's blog

Oil and gas industry juggernaut Total has launched a massive new international advertising campaign in 21 countries. more

Oct 6, 2014 11:38 AM industry

PolyOne has launched thermoplastic elastomers complete with anti-fraud capabilities in a bid to tackle counterfeiting. more

Sep 19, 2014 2:10 PM materials

The worldwide TPE market is expected to jump to $15.3 billion by 2018, according to a fresh market report on the trends affecting demand for this plastics segment. more

Sep 19, 2014 10:51 AM materials

EuroMold organisers have announced that 2014 will shine the spotlight on the international mouldmaking and tooling community. more

Sep 17, 2014 12:37 PM industry

Borealis has completed its acquisition of Speciality Polymers Antwerp by buying DuPont Holding Netherland BV's shares in the business. more

Sep 2, 2014 5:03 PM industry



This year's EuroMold trade fair in Frankfurt will promote the entire plastics process chain in an optimised hall concept. more

Aug 4, 2014 9:41 AM industry

PolyOne's manufacturing expertise and Versaflex TPE has helped an infant care brand in Japan to meet rigorous safety standards. more

Jul 16, 2014 4:49 PM materials

MHS Anniversary


MHS is marking 15 years of providing hot runner solutions to the global injection moulding market with more growth forecast this year after a record 2016. more

Jan 17, 2017 10:36 AM machinery

Labotek has announced the appointment of its new Group CEO Kristian Askegaard. more

Jan 11, 2017 11:50 AM industry



An AIMPLAS-coordinated project has lead to the development of a conductive gelcoat that would tackle two major challenges facing automotive composites: VOC emissions and long curing times. more

Jan 9, 2017 11:30 AM materials

The Chairman of PAGEV, the Turkish Plastics Foundation, has stated that hostilities in Syria coming to an end would be one of the best outcomes for the industry. more

Jan 6, 2017 2:21 PM industry

ARRK Europe

ARRK Europe

ARRK has announced the appointment of Sylvestre Perrin as the new General Manager of its prototyping operation in France. more

Jan 6, 2017 9:16 AM industry

Bunting Magnetics has flexed its muscles as a leader in magnetic equipment by announcing its acquisition of Master Magnets, a UK-based manufacturer of magnetic separation equipment. more

Jan 5, 2017 3:11 PM industry

The sixth edition of AIMPLAS' Biopolymers and Sustainable Composites conference in Valencia this March is set to tackle the obstacles and embrace the opportunities facing bioplastics. more

Jan 5, 2017 11:04 AM materials



An expansion pack for the popular game Minecraft that covertly teaches players about polymer chemistry could equip the next generation of scientists for a future in materials development. more

Jan 4, 2017 3:00 PM materials

December's most-read headlines

The end of the year can sometimes be called 'the silly season' due to the perceived lack of news - this was hardly the case for European plastics, as the news continued to flow in over the holiday period. more

Jan 3, 2017 11:08 AM editor's blog

Clariant Colorforward 2018


In the 2018 edition, Clariant has homed in on organic and grey-tinged hues to reflect a determination amid the subdued attitude among consumers. more

Dec 30, 2016 10:00 AM materials

IdentiPlast will be bringing its strategies for plastics recycling and recovery and waste management systems to Vienna in February 2017. more

Dec 20, 2016 4:37 PM industry 1 Comments

An investment in Bühler sorting technology is an investment in increasing productivity, as the company's sorting system has proved it is capable of improving PET recycling yields by more than 30 per cent. more

Dec 16, 2016 11:16 AM machinery

AkzoNobel has fortified its position as a global number one supplier in coatings after finalising its acquisition of BASF's global Industrial Coatings business. more

Dec 15, 2016 4:23 PM industry

EPPM's most-read stories of 2016: Month-by-month

For many, 2016 has been a little too eventful. From Bowie, to Brexit, from Trump to Toblerone, there have been some big headlines this year that got everybody talking, even if we haven't always been agreeing. more

Dec 15, 2016 3:55 PM editor's blog


ELIX Polymers

ABS technology leader ELIX Polymers has launched a new grade that has been optimised for products that come into contact with food. more

Dec 12, 2016 11:20 AM materials

The fifth VinylPlus Sustainability Forum is championing the Circular Economy theme, addressing the challenges facing the PVC industry. more

Dec 9, 2016 12:30 PM materials

AKRO-PLASTIC is keeping HTM Sport customers from coming a cropper on the slopes thanks to its extremely rigid fibre technology. more

Dec 9, 2016 10:17 AM materials

A recent report puts PET collection and recycling rates on a five per cent increase, with over half of all plastic bottles in Europe being collected for recycling. more

Dec 8, 2016 4:54 PM industry


Kautex Maschinenbau

There is no better platform for new plastics technologies than K 2016, which is where Kautex Maschinenbau premiered its new KBB200 and KBB400 blow moulding technology. more

Dec 8, 2016 2:01 PM machinery


Ascend Performance Materials

The car is a different beast to what it was ten years ago and the supply chain faces a future wrought with lightweighting, performance, fuel efficiency and cost challenges. Ascend Performance Materials is tackling all of these head on. more

Dec 8, 2016 9:27 AM materials







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