Consumer goods

Unilever has begun the year with a bold promise: to make all its plastics packaging products 100 per cent reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. more


3M subsidiary Dyneon is celebrating its 20th anniversary by looking back on a successful history and forward to more materials innovation. more


Plastics are not the environmental bad guy we are led to believe, as a new study on the true environmental cost of plastic materials versus the alternatives proves they benefit the entire value chain in terms of sustainability. more

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Designs the world needs, according to the young INVENTORS!

Designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox invited children to submit their ideas for new innovations as part of his INVENTORS! project. Some of these ideas have now been prototyped and EPPM Editor Rose Brooke is more than impressed. more

16 Feb 2016 14:09 editor's blog

Unwrapping packaging predictions for 2016

International market intelligence agency Mintel has published its six packaging trends set to impact the packaging scene in 2016. We've had a look at how these predictions may affect plastic packaging. more

7 Jan 2016 09:13 editor's blog

Defending the artificial Christmas tree

EPPM Editor Rose Brooke - an artificial Christmas tree owner - shares some fun facts about plastic Christmas trees, just in case the Real Tree Army gets a little too sanctimonious about the smell of freshly-sawn pine this festive season. more

18 Dec 2015 10:40 editor's blog

SABIC's LEXAN film has been developed to address the growing need for shatter and crack-proof touch screens for tablets and smartphones. more


Kraiburg TPE's THERMOLAST K series compounds have proven themselves as the best choice for the new Siemens VSQ8 vacuum cleaner. more


Plastics Shape The Future will bring the plastics innovations that could play a crucial role in consumers' lives in the years to come to K 2016. The interactive, multi-media and educational mini show promises a special visitor experience. more


KM Packaging Services' new KPeel lidding films range is expected to be particularly attractive to the premium supermarket brands, in addition to caterers for the healthcare and elderly markets thanks to its fool-proof characteristics. more


Axion Polymers has introduced new polymer grades of ABS, PE and PP, recycled from end-of-life automotive and WEEE resources, following further investment in its plastics refinery plant to increase extrusion capacity and improve melt filtration tech. more


The Fabric Care division of global consumer good juggernaut Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has launched a new environmental initiative, which will ensure leading laundry products make use of recycled plastics in their packaging. more


DuPont has been influencing the polymers industry since 1935 and at Fakuma 2015, the chemicals company will reflect on its prowess, which has been on the rise since it invented nylon 80 years ago. more


KRAIBURG TPE is preparing the finishing touches to its new compound series for consumer and automotive applications, which will be introduced to the market at Fakuma 2015. more


A. Schulman has been recognised for its outstanding performance as a supplier of plastic resin to global engineering and electronics giant Bosch at its 2015 Bosch Global Supplier Awards. more




A good grip for comfort should also be a good grip for safety - and PolyOne's new GLS Versaflex OM TPE material offers tight bonding to nylon substrates that is resistant to oil and abrasion. more


Surface Generation's breakthrough Multiplexing system for high-volume automotive and consumer electronics manufacturers has smashed compression moulding cycle times. more


Sidel has helped its long-time customer, Romanian beverage producer Rio Bucovina, to produce the lightest bottles in the country and make energy savings of 47 per cent. more


PolyOne has opened its new Innovation Center in Shanghai, enabling better speed-to-market and collaboration between the materials specialist and its Asia-Pacific customers. more


Monprene CP Series Compounds from Teknor Apex are the standard grades now available worldwide for quick sampling. more


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